A Humble Beginning

Let’s face it things are changing in Johnstown.

Some changes are for the better and some for the worse, but regardless change is happening. This transformation is either causing residents to flee, bringing people back to the area or encouraging people to continue to call Johnstown, PA home. If you were born and raised as a “J-towner” like Corey and I you’re probably thinking, thanks for stating the obvious, right? Well about ten months ago Corey and I were faced with the decision to leave the area or to stay. If we were going to leave we were off to Colorado to chase our adventurous dreams and to live the, “can’t help but be healthy” Colorado lifestyle we constantly heard about. We were both at jobs we didn’t love, but paid the bills so we really toyed with the idea of starting fresh somewhere else.

What made us stay?

Something we referred to at the time as “our hobby.” You see for about three or four years we would spend our weekends catering for the Cambria County War Memorial. Catering was something Corey loved doing. He got started at the War Memorial after volunteering to cater for the performers at the Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival, which allowed him to challenge himself with coming up with creative menus using only his grill. Corey basically grew up in the food industry his whole life and catering was something I enjoyed doing from an event planning/organization point of view. Since the Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival only happens once a year we were available to cater for the War Memorial whenever they needed us. We found ourselves mainly catering for the performers that would come to the area: Billy Currington, Justin Moore, The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Brett Eldridge, Third Day, Chase Rice and Toby Mac, just to name a few. Sounds a little crazy, but it’s true.

Corey made up his own BBQ sauce.

Corey continued to turn to the grill for the majority of his menus. He made up his own BBQ sauce, which added a flair of country to every meal. Since we used a grill as our main piece of cooking equipment we found ourselves starting to collect so many grills that this box trailer became necessary to store them all. (We were developing into a unique catering company already and didn’t even know it.) After the first couple of years of catering for the performers we realized we were attracting more and more people to our food. Why? It was different and it was always fresh.

So, of course, we went all in!

As more catering opportunities started coming our way, we were faced with the decision to stop catering completely because we realized it could become way more than just a hobby, or go all in and actually start a catering business. Well, if you have never met Corey there is one thing you should know about him… quitting is never an option. So, of course, we went all in. We knew we didn’t want to open a restaurant, but we also knew we wanted to continue to create and provide fresh food on-site which brings us to Exhibit A, our mobile kitchen.

So, of course, we went all in!

As more catering opportunities started coming our way, we were faced with the decision to stop catering completely because we realized it could become way more than just a hobby, or go all in and actually start a catering business. Well, if you have never met Corey there is one thing you should know about him… quitting is never an option. So, of course, we went all in. We knew we didn’t want to open a restaurant, but we also knew we wanted to continue to create and provide fresh food on-site which brings us to Exhibit A, our mobile kitchen.

Exhibit A: Flair of Country Catering and Event Planning, LLC’s Mobile Kitchen

We could not have imagined that Flair of Country Catering and Event Planning would have taken off as quickly as it did, but we are very grateful that it did and that all of you have embraced our concept! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Corey and I are very glad we decided to stay in Johnstown!

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Flair of Country catered our wedding and did an AMAZING job. Thank you to every member of the crew that was working! The food was sooo good! Everything was so professional and beautiful!

Kate & Brad

Thank you for making a wonderful meal for our reception! Our guests all had great things to say about the food. The best man and one of the other groomsmen said they had never been to a wedding where the food was that good. We would definitely recommend your catering service to family and friends. We really enjoyed working with you guys. Thank you so much again for your hard work and helpfulness.

Liz & Josh

Flair of Country really out did yourself at our open house at The Ridge!!! Got so many compliments on the food... Will definitely use you again. Thanks for a job well done!

Susan, Mother of the Bride

Thank you so much Corey and Mindi for planning and preparing our wedding reception dinner! You were both so wonderful at communicating and coordinating with us, and our food was absolutely delicious! We will continue to recommend you! Thank you so much!

Heather & Jason

Flair of Country gets a 5 out of 5 stars !!! We had our wedding this weekend and almost everyone said it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. We wanted BBQ and man did they nail it. From the food to the service and even the price we could not have asked for anything more. THANK YOU !!!!

Marissa & Greg

Corey and Mindi were a dream to work with for our wedding reception. From our first meeting and our need to stay within a specific budget, they did everything they could to work with us and make our day as special as we imagined! People are still raving about how fantastic the food was at the reception. We keep looking for another reason to book them again!

Alicia & Sean

Flair of Country Catering was a great choice for our wedding! Mindi and Corey are amazing! I literally just had to tell them what we wanted and they took care of the rest. They stayed within our budget, were prompt in responding to emails and phone calls and were well organized on the day of the wedding. The food was delicious! All of our guests commented on how good everything tasted. I recommend the garlic lime chicken! Yummy!

Jessica

Flair of Country was recommended to us from our venue coordinator Kevin Leonardis. We had never tasted the food before our wedding day, but read some great reviews. We were not disappointed! The food was so fresh and delicious. The chicken bruschetta is absolutely amazing, I highly recommend. We got so many compliments on the food. It was not your traditional wedding food which was great. Lots of flavor and variety. Mindi and Cory were wonderful to work with and their staff was great and friendly.

Samantha

Flair of Country catered a dinner reception for my daughter’s wedding. The food was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by ALL! The owner Corey Crocco, was very professional and accommodating. I would highly recommend FOC for all your catering needs!

Christine Wenslau

Flair of Country Catering was a great choice for our wedding! Mindi and Corey are amazing! I literally just had to tell them what we wanted and they took care of the rest. They stayed within our budget, were prompt in responding to emails and phone calls and were well organized on the day of the wedding. The food was delicious! All of our guests commented on how good everything tasted. I recommend the garlic lime chicken! Yummy!

Jessica

The service was fantastic. The food was better than the best. All guests ate well and said several times how good the food was. The portions were generous. I would recommend FOC to everyone and have them again. Love, Love, Love the food! Thank you so much, you made our event memorable!

Joann,Surprise Birthday Party Delivery

Thank you so much for the amazing catering for our daughter-in-law's baby shower! The food was delicious and the presentation was awesome! Everyone loved it!

Nancy

y’alls BBQ was just as good if not better! How y’all were able to tie Yuengling beer into Mac and Cheese I’ll never know, but thank the good Lord y’all figured out a way! Every one of our guests was extremely pleased with the food.

Jamey
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