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Fat Katz Cuisine

Food for your soul

The Naming of Fat Katz Cuisine:
A Tribute to Family, Food and Love

Fat Katz Cuisine, a family-run business named after the founder's, Marvette's, beloved mother, has made a lasting impression on the culinary scene of Cincinnati. The event that truly put the brand on the map was the first annual two-day Cincinnati Music Festival, where the business served over 600 guests with their mouth-watering offerings. From New Orleans-style po'boys to their signature dishes filled with tender pulled pork, juicy jerk chicken, and succulent brisket, Fat Katz Cuisine left a lasting taste in the mouths of festival-goers from across the Midwest, East and West Coasts. Their remarkable performance has earned them the invitation to return for the 2023 concert series, solidifying their reputation as a top-tier caterer for events of all sizes.

Named in honor of Marvette's mother, affectionately known as "Fat Cat", Fat Katz Cuisine is a celebration of Marvette's passion for cooking, which she started at a young age in the kitchen with her Great-Grandmother. From cracking eggs for cakes to tasting for flavor, her love for cooking only grew stronger as she practiced various techniques. Through years of learning and honing her craft, she brings to you the finest flavors of Cincinnati, taking the art of cooking from her Great-Grandma's kitchen to the streets.

 Seasonal Locations 

Washington Park

123 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fountain Square

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Friday nights, June 1-September 1


Thursday lunch

Food for your Soul


A message from Marvette


Starting with a shared love for delicious food and an entrepreneurial spirit, my good friend and I embarked on an exciting journey in 2010, founding Soul Chic Catering and Events. Our relentless dedication and hard work resulted in securing ten contracts, including 4 for large-scale events, establishing us as a leader in the boutique  catering industry. But, just as our success was taking off, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, bringing the world to a halt and, unfortunately, leading to my layoff from my corporate job. Despite these challenges, I persevered and sought new opportunities to blend my passion for cooking with the need to make a living.

During this time, I received calls from concerned friends and colleagues, one of whom reminded me of a suggestion from years past - opening a food truck. With newfound inspiration and motivation, I delved into researching the steps to start this new venture. However, just as I was getting started, tragedy struck again with the unexpected passing of my dear friend and business partner. Despite these challenges, I remain driven by my love for good food and a desire to honor my friend's memory as I navigate this new path to success.


Inspired by the encouragement of friends and family, I decided to explore the possibility of starting a food truck. After several phone calls and discussions, the idea of a food truck business gained momentum. I shared my newfound interest with my life partner Michael, and we embarked on the journey of discovery and planning to bring this vision to life.

Michael has been my rock and my biggest cheerleader, consistently providing unwavering love and support throughout the journey of starting our food truck. His encouragement, belief in my vision, and tireless contributions have been instrumental in bringing my dream to life.

From Family Nickname to Foodie Favorite: The Rise of Fat Katz Cuisine

Who We Are



Interested in Our Special Catering Services? 

Fat Katz Cuisine is the ultimate shape-shifting caterer, offering truck service, pop-ups, or full buffets to satisfy your hunger for soulful cuisine. From New Orleans-style catfish and shrimp po'boys to flavorful wings, their signature dishes, including pulled pork, jerk chicken, brisket, and so much more, will have you coming back for more. Get ready to be filled with flavor and soul, as Fat Katz Cuisine serves up a smorgasbord of culinary delights, ready to bring soul to your next event, anywhere in Cincinnati.

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