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About Us

"Your Taste, Our Passion: A Commitment to Diverse Cuisine."

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“Excellent Service Makes Lasting Impressions”

Chef Crystal Render is a name that is well known and respected in the culinary world. She is a highly skilled chef with a passion for cooking that is unmatched by anyone in her field. Crystal has accomplished many things throughout her career, and she is revered as an Influential Woman of Greater Cincinnati, Resident chef of the Morgan Angelique Show, Mortar Graduate and a Culinary Arts Graduate from Cincinnati State College.


Her journey in the culinary industry began when she owned her own restaurant. This experience gave her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in the highly competitive and demanding field of food service. Her time as a restaurant owner also taught her the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients in her dishes, and she has carried this principle with her throughout her career.

Crystal is an Amazon certified vendor, which is a testament to her skill and expertise in the culinary field. She is also a preferred caterer for the Aronoff Center for the Arts, which is a prestigious honor that speaks to her professionalism and the quality of her work. Over the years, she has catered for many high-profile clients, including the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Ballet, and the Contemporary Arts Center.

Crystal Render is a name that is well known and respected in the culinary world. She is a highly skilled chef with a passion for cooking that is unmatched by anyone in her field. Crystal has accomplished many things throughout her career, and she is revered as an Influential Woman of Greater Cincinnati, Resident chef of the Morgan Angelique Show, Mortar Graduate and a Culinary Arts Graduate from Cincinnati State College.


Her journey in the culinary industry began when she owned her own restaurant. This experience gave her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in the highly competitive and demanding field of food service. Her time as a restaurant owner also taught her the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients in her dishes, and she has carried this principle with her throughout her career.

Crystal is an Amazon certified vendor, which is a testament to her skill and expertise in the culinary field. She is also a preferred caterer for the Aronoff Center for the Arts, which is a prestigious honor that speaks to her professionalism and the quality of her work. Over the years, she has catered for many high-profile clients, including the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Ballet, and the Contemporary Arts Center.

Chef Crystal Render Magnificent Morsels Catering Cincinnati Ohio
Magnificent Morsels Catering Cincinnati Ohio

Our Cuisine

"Reimagined Southern Elegance."

"As a chef, Crystal expertly tread the line between nostalgia and innovation, offering a fresh take on Southern and Midwestern classics. Her cuisine is a celebration of the hearty, comforting flavors we associate with Southern and Homestyle cooking, yet each dish is elevated with a creative flair that speaks to your unique interpretation of these beloved staples.

Crystal has a way of retaining the soulful essence of traditional recipes while dressing them up with unexpected elements, luxurious ingredients, or a sophisticated presentation that truly sets her work apart. The result is a fusion that she term's "Reimagined Southern Elegance."

Her cuisine doesn't just deliver a meal—it tells a story, inviting diners on a journey that begins with cherished, time-honored culinary traditions and ends with an entirely new appreciation for what Southern and Midwestern cuisine can be. Crystal's food simultaneously comforts and surprises, making her not just a chef but an artist of the kitchen."

Magnificent Morsels Catering Cincinnati Ohio
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Accomplishments
2018 - Present
  • 2022 Influential Women of Greater Cincinnati

  • MBE/WBE/SBE CERTIFIED

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

  • Better Business Bureau Accredited

  • EBA Streetwise Interise AACC graduate

  • Queen City GAMECHANGER Champion

  • La Soupe Community Kitchen Partnership Recognition (25,000+ meals served)

  • Featured on Channel 5, 9, 12, 19 & Spectrum News

  • Featured on Strategic Wealth Designers You Tube Channel ( featuring our Soul Roll)

  • Woman of Mortar 2021

  • Lee Initiative/ Heinz Grant Winner

  • Push Grant Winner

  • Venue Magazine John F,. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award Nominee, Category: Minority & Woman Owned Business

  • Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Caterer 2020

  • Rickey Smiley Morning Show Caterer 2019 & 2020

  • ECDC Entrepreneur Spotlight 2019

  • Flavor of Findlay (Best dish) 2020 & 2021

  • Whole Again Top Vendor 2021 (40,000+meals served) 2022 (26,000+ meals served)

  • Resiliency Grant Winner

  • Mortar Pitch Night Top 10 Participant 2018

  • Cincinnati Music Festival App Feature

  • LISC Grant Winner

  • Voyage Ohio feature 2x

  • Edible Ohio Valley magazine

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I wanted to express my profound appreciation for the incredible culinary experience you created at our event. Your unique 'Reimagined Southern Elegance' cuisine was the talk of the night, and the way you catered to all dietary preferences was impressive.  Your Express Catering service was seamless. You and your team handled the cooking, setup, and decoration professionally, allowing us to fully enjoy our event. Your well-deserved accolades reflect your dedication and talent in redefining Southern Elegance cuisine. Thank you for making our event unforgettable with your culinary expertise.

Sharon W., Ohio

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