Laurels

Best Caterers
in Tampa
2020

Why These Caterers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Tampa Caterers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Catered by Vesh

Catered by Vesh is a company in Land O' Lakes that specializes is crafting and delivering international contemporary cuisine. The owner has more than 15 years of experience in creating gourmet food, and he uses only “fresh ingredients flown in from around the globe daily.” Catered by Vesh has served corporate clients like Coca-Cola and hosts of Super Bowl events, and the epicurean delights include roasted New York strip, sumac-dusted diver scallops in citrus and butter, and broccoli Polynesia.

Land O Lakes, FL 34637

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Catering by the Family

Catering by the Family is a food service in Tampa that opened in 1976. The company “provides quality, variety, artistic presentation, and number one customer service,” and it has professional service personnel and theme-party designers to give clients a remarkable hosting experience. Catering by the Family handles formal and casual social functions, and clients can call to discuss their forthcoming event with the staff.

Tampa, FL 33609

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CBK Catering & Events

Catering by Cathy is a company in Tampa that is also known as CBK Catering & Events. The business also runs Café 124 in the University of South Florida' CAMLS building, and it handles company breakfast and lunch meetings, private parties, and wedding receptions. Clients can call the Catering by Cathy staff or shoot them an e-mail to request a custom quote for their event.

Espo's Catering

Espo's Catering is a food company in Tampa that specializes in filling corporate orders. The staff handle functions like breakfast meetings, company picnics and barbecues, holiday parties, and other gatherings, and they operate a 24-hour answering desk that accommodates requests and inquiries. Espo's Catering crafts Spanish, Italian, and American cuisine, and it helps clients create custom meal plans for their event.

Gaston's Culinary Services

Gaston's Culinary Services is a caterer in Tampa that offers a range of plated and buffet menus for any occasion. A newly wedded client says of the company, “The food and presentation was amazing. The pot stickers and conch fritters were my favorite. Chef Gaston and his staff were very accommodating to our needs, [and they worked closely] with my other vendors to ensure I had a flawless day.” Gaston's Culinary Services also concocts hot and cold gourmet beverages.

Good Food Catering

Good Food Catering is a provider of “superior culinary experience” in Tampa. The staff handle corporate and gala events for up to 2,000 guests, or plated dinners for up to 500, and they will also serve at smaller celebrations like Sweet 16 parties, bar or bat mitzvahs, memorials, and high school reunions. Good Food Catering holds a state license and an insurance coverage to offer multiple bar options, and it has bartenders and mixologists to perform the services.

Pipo's Café

Pipo's Café is a diner and caterer in Tampa that serves Cuban cuisine “seasoned with tradition and quality.” The business has been around for more than 35 years, and it has received numerous honors from reputable award-giving bodies like Tampa Bay Magazine. The signature dishes include grilled bistec de palomilla with garlic mojo and parsley, smoked turkey breast with cream cheese and guava, and the “1979” salad that is a customer favorite. Pipo's Café accepts orders online.

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Puff 'n Stuff Catering is a food provider in Tampa that has “passionately perfected events at over 200 spectacular locations throughout Central Florida and Florida's West Coast.” The business opened in 1971 as a shop for puff pastry, and it has since grown into a fully insured and licensed company that complies with all government health regulations. Puff 'n Stuff Catering creates dishes made from quality ingredients, and it services weddings, corporate parties, conventions, and other special occasions.

Tampa, FL 33619

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SaltBlock Catering

SaltBlock Catering is food and hospitality service in Tampa that offers “thoughtfully crafted, creatively delivered” meals. A client from a children's cancer support organization says of the staff, “They have attended many of our events and always serve the most amazing, fresh food! We have never had a complaint, [and they] go above and beyond to make every plate extremely delicious...” SaltBlock Catering has classic and seasonal menus, as well as bar options.

Tampa, FL 33601

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Spotlight Catering

Spotlight Catering is a food provider in Tampa that serves events in “St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, and beyond.” The staff will help clients prepare for the occasion, and the menu features a range of hors d'œuvres, entrées, and desserts. Spotlight Catering handles wedding receptions, corporate cocktail parties, and other upscale social functions, and it also runs a beverage service that has a liability insurance and a license from the State of Florida's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.

The Brunchery Restaurant & Catering

The Brunchery Restaurant & Catering is a food service provider in Tampa that has been around since 1985. The company's partner, G. Elliot's, handles the catering work, and it is “the only caterer in the Tampa Bay area with a 120 percent guarantee.” The dishes contain only the freshest ingredients, and its three levels of service are pick-up, delivery, and on-site with a full waitstaff. The Brunchery Restaurant & Catering sells gift cards that are perfect for celebrations.

Wayl of a Time Catering

Wayl of a Time Catering is a food service in Tampa that covers events within Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The company handles wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, Buccaneers victory celebrations, funerals, and other special occasions, and it has a range of pre-designed menus that suit the client's taste and budget. Wayl of a Time also runs a café, and it operates Mondays through Fridays.

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