The Catering House by Christopher’s holds soft opening

Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering is opening the doors to their new location this week on Linden Avenue in Dayton during a soft opening period.

“As many of you already know, we recently purchased the old Pizza Hut building at 4211 Linden Avenue, on the corner of Linden and Woodman and not too far away from our previous location,” Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering said in a recent Facebook post. “Our team has been working hard to make the space feel like our own - new kitchen that was approved by the health department, an updated dining room, and a fresh new look on the outside (still a work in progress).”

Dave Krites, who owns the The Catering House by Christopher’s with his wife, Erika, said in the post that the new space is the perfect spot for their catering kitchen and to host private parties, but they know it can be more than that.

“We will begin Christopher’s Restaurant-style service there with pared down menus of your Christopher’s favorites and some new creations from the chef,” the post said.

The Catering House will have Prime Rib and Chef’s Features Night on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Brunch on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

“The soft opening will be a smaller, trial-run before beginning our normal weekly service,” the post said.

The post explained that they are limiting service to the first 20 to 25 reservations they receive. Those interested can direct message Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering via direct message on Facebook to reserve a spot.

“Because we know things won’t be perfect our first time in our new place, we are offering *15% OFF* all entrée prices as a “thank you” for your patience and your feedback,” the post said.

Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering, previously located at 2318 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering, closed its doors on June 15 after being “unable to reach mutually agreeable terms” to renew their lease, according to a letter the owners previously posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

As the owners looked for a new location, they focused on continuing to grow their catering business and new event center, The Gem by Christopher’s, located at 3425 Valley Street in Riverside.

Following the soft opening, the owners plan to share their operating hours for this ongoing breakfast and dinner service, the post said.

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