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About Us

GRO Catering is a full-service catering company. GRO is devoted to delivering an exceptional dining experience to our guests, with delicious food and reliable service. With our "Full Service," we handle every aspect of your meal for you, even the dreaded clean-up!

We offer a wide selection of menus and packages. However, many of our events are customized to meet the needs of each individual client. We take pride in bringing a passion for food and service to the residents of Northwest Arkansas.

With over 60 years of combined catering experience, GRO Catering values our history in the community and is passionate about giving back. Seeing the smiles on our client's faces after a successful event is the reason we are in this industry.

GRO Catering, based out of Rogers, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, proudly services Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Missouri. From Drop Off & Go catering to Serve Galas, our customers value the attention to detail our staff provides.

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Anne Foster,
Catering Director

Anne comes to the catering world via the special events industy. Her 25 years of special events experience helps in the execution of catered events. Anne is a natural planner and organizer. Her attention to details and her love for events is evident in her customer's praises. Anne has been blessed to create extraordinary events for families, nonprofits, and corporate clients in Northwest Arkansas. On her free weekends, Anne is searching for antiques - her other passion!

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Mariah Johnson,
Catering Director

Mariah, armed with a friendly personality and talent for guest experiences, has served as Golden Corral’s hospitality manager for over 7 years. In addition to her role as hospitality manager, Mariah found a passion in the way catering can bring groups of people closer together. Her execution of customer service and love for pleasing the guest goes above and beyond. As the Catering Director for GRO Catering in the River Valley area, Mariah’s goal is to connect with the community and develop lasting relationships. When she is not hard at work, Mariah loves the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

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Jon Fritchey,
General Manager/
Operating Partner

Jon's knowledge of food, preparation, and execution of large catered events places GRO Catering at a level all its own! Jon's 35 years of experience brings a unique level of expertise to GRO. When not in the kitchen, Jon is an avid golfer and his love of the game has led him to start an annual golf tournament benefiting Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a non-profit which sends children of past, present, and fallen military personnel to summer camp. More information on Camp Corral

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Waitstaff and
Kitchen Staff

Every GRO employee understands why we exist – to create joy through our service at clients' events! GRO's large, experienced staff takes pride in the execution of your event. From the quality and freshness of our food, to the creation of your menu, the delivery, and execution/service at your event, we take pride in our staff for their dedication. Our staff is dedicated to taking care of your needs and the needs of your guests, ensuring a successful event!


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