Taste Buds Catering Services

United Disability Services’ Taste Buds has proudly served Greater Akron by providing affordable, quality catering to area businesses and organizations for more than a decade. Like so many other food service businesses, Taste Buds has also felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased delivery competition and greater numbers of people now working from home have made it extremely challenging to recover from the shutdown that occurred earlier in the year. To that end, UDS has made the difficult decision to close the doors of this successful social enterprise, effective November 2020. All pending orders will be honored. For more information call 330-762-9755.

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Customized Catering

A fresh and tasty box lunch catering menu (PDF) features a variety of Taste Buds’ own delectable signature salads, mouth-watering sandwiches and specialty pizzas all individually packaged, professionally presented and ready to serve. Food can be delivered in trays if that better suits your needs. On a budget? Taste Buds can customize a box lunch menu to meet any need or budget, or ask about our Value Box Lunch (PDF)

See what our customers have to say:

“I’ve ordered Taste Buds’ box lunches on many occasions for meetings and other events, from 10 to 70 lunches at each event. The ordering process is quick and convenient, the packaging is professional, the food is delicious and the service is outstanding. I’ve heard nothing but high praise from those who’ve eaten the lunches and the fact that Taste Buds provides employment to folks in the community with disabilities is wonderful.”
– Carrie Ann Harris, Esq.,

“We were attracted to Taste Buds because of its mission and have continued to use it because the food is very delicious! The Taste Buds crew always goes out of its way to make you feel special!”
– Cindy Tesmer, Staffing Consultant, Superior Staffing

“Lunch today was fantastic! Thank you again so very much for taking such good care of us!”
– Ann Newman, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio, Inc.

Quality Food Services With a Mission

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Not all box lunches are created equal. As a Taste Buds customer, you’re not only getting food that’s good but you’re supporting a cause you can feel good about. Your support of Taste Buds helps to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Individuals who work at Taste Buds learn a broad range of skills needed to work in the food service industry either in the community or in a supported work environment. With the support of experienced UDS staff members, individuals learn how to prepare and serve food, interact with customers and help others who have joined the program adjust to their new work environment.

Place Your Order Today!

Taste Buds is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delivery is available. Orders must be placed during hours of operation and a minimum of 24 hours prior to time of delivery. View our menu and ordering forms below, then place your order by calling 330-379-1873 or faxing it to 330-379-1858.


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