As our name suggests, we specialize in serving hearty entrees with wholesome sides. Choose from chicken, beef, pork, or one of our prepared dishes such as lasagna. We can come to you or you can use our banquet hall.View Menu
Nelson’s™ is a third-generation family owned business!
May is the busiest month for Fundraisers.
We prepare over 50 tons of Pit-Tatoes® annually.
Our busiest month for Catering is September.
With 104 catering menu options (appetizers to desserts and everything in between), we offer abundant selections!
We cook over 24,000 chicken halves in one weekend at the Versailles, Ohio Poultry Days.
The furthest our crew traveled to deliver Nelson’s™ Port-A-Pit® chicken was to Boone, Iowa!
It takes more than 30,000 gallons of gas to operate our fleet of vehicles annually.
Nelson’s™ Catering & Fundraising employs over 250 full and part time staff members to serve our amazing guests!
Our BBQ Chefs use an average of 44 bags of charcoal every day.
We used over 16,000 bags of charcoal last year.
The company that supplies Nelson’s™ with Pit-Tatoes® recently shared with us that we are the single largest end-user of these bite sized favorites in the United States!
Nelson’s barbecues over 1 million pounds of chicken every year.
" Thank you so much for being a part of our daughter’s wedding. The food and service was excellent. We had so many compliments on your food from our guests. "
- The Reimer's
" We made a lot of money on the fundraiser. The food is excellent!” "
- Donita, Jayco Professional Women’s Organization
" I appreciated how easy it has been to work with you and how professional your entire staff was throughout the day. "
- Dianne, HR Specialist, Boehringer Mannheim Corporation
" I guarantee you will not regret contracting Nelson’s services. "
- Lou Holtz, former Univ. of Notre Dame and Univ. of South Carolina Head Football Coach
" Everyone has raved about the tenderness of the pork chops and how the chicken just fell off the bones. "
- Julie, Associate Services, Subaru of Indiana Automotive
" We serve 25,000 chicken dinners in 2½ days. Nelson’s efficiency and the taste of the chicken has a lot to do with our fundraiser’s volume. "
- Ted, Vice Chairman, Versailles (Ohio) Poultry Days
" It is people like you who know how to add those very special touches to brighten one’s day. "
- Donald R. Keough, former COO, The Coca-Cola Company
" Every year we raise from 10 to 12 thousand dollars. The Nelson’s fundraiser is absolutely vital to the continuance of our organization. "
- Bob, Irish Youth Hockey League