Why Stengls

George Stengl

Owner and Executive Chef

Meet the Chef

Owner and Executive Chef, George Stengl, has been creating great meals and cherished memories for over 20 years. His continually evolving experience in the hospitality industry has helped to sculpt his career.

A Chicago native, George began his career in the restaurant industry while a teen, as a dishwasher. The fast pace, pleasant customers and most importantly, "The excitement of the food...", convinced George that the Food Service industry is his calling in life. Upon graduating high school, he attended Triton College to study Restaurant and Hotel Management. Upon completion of his studies, he realized that he needed to immerse himself in the world of cooking and enrolled in Washburn Trade School, one of the most respected and the oldest operating trade school in the United States. At Washburn George engaged in a comprehensive program to acquire the knowledge and skills required to become a professional Chef. "Most people crack a book to study for a test but in culinary school I remember cracking eggs. Hundreds and hundreds of eggs preparing for my egg exam!" George completed his training and earned the title, Chef.

A devoted world traveler, George has visited over 88 countries where he has continued his education in culinary arts. From street foods to fine dining, George is a life long learner studying food trends and culture. He is passionate about sharing his food experiences with his guests.

George has successfully owned and operated two restaurants. While Chef/Owner of The Best Cafe located in downtown Lebanon, Ohio; his artistic culinary talents were praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Southern Living Magazine, Midwest Living, Ohio Magazine and Glamour Magazine.  George's unique European flair recipes have also been cited in numerous cookbooks.

In 2005 George began Stengl's Catering which allows him the opportunity to focus on his passion:  food and unique combinations of flavors. His decades of experience preparing and creating food lend a tasty and diverse dining experience to everything he prepares. His staff is often overheard saying: "The man can cook!"

Stengl's Catering is a full service commercial kitchen.  We are licensed by the Warren County Health Department, the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Ohio.

The Preferred Caterer of Warren County -  513.932.6400 or 513.604.6400