“We’re excited to welcome Bernstein’s Fine Catering as our new manager for Leo Bistro,” says The Dayton Art Institute’s Director and CEO Michael R. Roediger. “They bring a wealth of experience and innovative culinary ideas to the Bistro. It’s been wonderful working with Elite Catering as Leo Bistro’s manager over the past two years. Renee McClure and her team have been an invaluable asset as we developed long-term plans for Leo Bistro. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Elite as a preferred caterer for events at the museum.”
Bernstein’s Fine Catering, one of The Dayton Art Institute’s preferred catering partners, has been serving the Dayton region since 1988. Bernstein’s is an owner-operated, full-service off-premise catering company that believes food is more than just a preference; it brings people together. With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Bernstein’s started with a simple goal: to provide exceptional food and outstanding service to the Dayton, Ohio area.
In 1988, Steve Bernstein opened the “Uptown Delicatessen” in Clayton, Ohio, a kosher style deli and restaurant that quickly gained a following. Bernstein had previously worked for The University of New Mexico food service, The University of Dayton’s food service and other companies within the hospitality industry. Soon after opening the “Uptown,” Bernstein hired Adam Baumgarten as a dish boy at the age of 15. Baumgarten worked his way into food prep and eventually management upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2006, Baumgarten became a partner/co-owner in the business.