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Catering By Robert

Tampa , FL
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Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL is a full service catering and event planning company which specializes in destination weddings and "distance" planning for many out-of-town... Read more
Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL is a full service catering and event planning company which specializes in destination weddings and "distance" planning for many out-of-town clients who choose the west coast of Florida for their celebrations. We have over 28 years of professional experience.

NOW on the prestigious Powell Crosley Estate Approved Caterers' List, we service the entire West Coast of Florida plus Lakeland and areas in Central Florida.

What sets us apart is that we include everything needed for a first class celerbration for the basic cost of catering. From floor length linens to chair covers, choice of 15 guest table centerpieces, to fine china and a huge inventory of colored accent fabrics, we focus on how to create a stress-free, custom-designed event for our clients.

ALSO, it is our choice, to only cater one to three events a week so we can offer all of our clients optimum levels of customization, personalized services, and planning assistance.

Not be overlooked is our deliciously prepared cuisine by Chef Robert. Pricing starts at $32.95 per person for 120 or more guests ($34.95 for 100-119) for our basic package, The DOUBLOON (hors d'oeuvres, three entrees and five accompaniments.)

We have a brand new selection of trending comfort food menus called Al Fresco Florida. This collection of appetizers, side dishes, and entrees can be incoporated into our basic wedding menus for a similar or upgraded price.

If you choose an event facility that allows outside alcohol to be brought in, we can offer a full open bar service with bartenders, mixers, ice, soft drinks, garnishes AND liquor liability insurance all for only $3.25 per person (catering clients only). YOU WILL LITERALLY SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS hosting your own bar.

Contact us today for a full package or call us to set up an appointment to discuss your ideas and expectations! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, at initial meetings and we do a rotation of our regular menus items during quarterly client-only open houses
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Cake cutting and serving is complimentary
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We have $1 million in liquor liability and prefer not to increase your event cost with a mark up in alcohol. . . in otherwords, we recommend facilities that allow you, the client to furnish your own alcohol with our open bar services ($3.25 per person) with all the mixers, cups, ice, soft drinks, bartenders and insurance. YOU CAN LITERALLY SAVE up to $2000 over hotel and resort open bars.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
NONE
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
All items are included in all of our packages. Custom upgrades are available
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
All packages include full service staff including your own Event Coordinator, Banquet Captain, and one server per three tables.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1200

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Kathy
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan and Catering By Robert took care of EVERYTHING at our daughter's wedding. They provided a level of service I had not expected and the staff was simply awesome. I (mother of the bride) was able to relax and completely enjoy the wedding and reception. I highly recommend this caterer.
Susan and Catering By Robert took care of EVERYTHING at our daughter's wedding. They provided a level of service I had not Read more...
Susan and Catering By Robert took care of EVERYTHING at our daughter's wedding. They provided a level of service I had not expected and the staff was simply awesome. I (mother of the bride) was able to relax and completely enjoy the wedding and reception. I highly recommend this caterer. Read less
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christina
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved that Catering by Robert was also able to provide decor and coordination, as well as linens and chair covers. It was so much more than just the FOOD. And if you ask, they can recommend a florist, DJ, photographer, officiant and more. We only used them for catering but as i said, our price included table decor and planning services. They have many decor themes to choose from and then you're not left with a bunch of kitschy things after the wedding that you don't know what to do with - like 12 giant wrought-iron lanterns. They also have open houses every couple months, so you can work on your design and taste their food offerings, as well as mingle and chat with other couples. Everything we got to taste was delicious and our wedding menu, which was Cuban-inspired, was a huge hit.
We loved that Catering by Robert was also able to provide decor and coordination, as well as linens and chair covers. It Read more...
We loved that Catering by Robert was also able to provide decor and coordination, as well as linens and chair covers. It was so much more than just the FOOD. And if you ask, they can recommend a florist, DJ, photographer, officiant and more. We only used them for catering but as i said, our price included table decor and planning services. They have many decor themes to choose from and then you're not left with a bunch of kitschy things after the wedding that you don't know what to do with - like 12 giant wrought-iron lanterns. They also have open houses every couple months, so you can work on your design and taste their food offerings, as well as mingle and chat with other couples. Everything we got to taste was delicious and our wedding menu, which was Cuban-inspired, was a huge hit. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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ALYSSA
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering by Robert, Susan and Rita were amazing to work with.
All of my guests raved about the food offered at my reception.
It's been two weeks and they're still talking about the seafood nuremberg!
From start to finish Susan welcomed us as clients with open arms. The open houses put us right at ease that we had made the right decision and were delighted when Rita, our event designer helped us prepare our tables. My reception was warm and inviting thanks to their creativity and professionalism. Susan and her team took my theme that was Harry Potter inspired and ran with it. Complete with beautiful lanterns and candelabras! I could not have been happier with my choice of a caterer. Thank you again to Susan, Rita and the rest of the team at Catering by Robert!
Catering by Robert, Susan and Rita were amazing to work with.
All of my guests raved about the food offered at my Read more...
Catering by Robert, Susan and Rita were amazing to work with.
All of my guests raved about the food offered at my reception.
It's been two weeks and they're still talking about the seafood nuremberg!
From start to finish Susan welcomed us as clients with open arms. The open houses put us right at ease that we had made the right decision and were delighted when Rita, our event designer helped us prepare our tables. My reception was warm and inviting thanks to their creativity and professionalism. Susan and her team took my theme that was Harry Potter inspired and ran with it. Complete with beautiful lanterns and candelabras! I could not have been happier with my choice of a caterer. Thank you again to Susan, Rita and the rest of the team at Catering by Robert! Read less
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Ruth
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
This was a destination wedding for us. We contacted Susan based on reviews but immediately knew we had found the perfect person to guide us through the wedding process. Susan is professional, attentive, caring, respectful, creative and very knowledgeable.
Susan made the whole process much easier – basically one-stop shopping. She was very respectful of our budget and helped with many cost saving ideas. Susan helped with linen, dishes, centerpiece design, bartender, and vendor options. She was both party planner and caterer. In the end, everything was beautiful.
When we dropped off everything at the venue (2 days before the wedding) and went over the final set-up with Susan, we were not pleased with what we thought the wedding canopy would look like. Susan called the bride the following day to assure it would be beautiful – that she personally would take care of it. It was breathtaking – beautiful beyond our imagination. That singular moment defines Susan and the personal care she delivers.
At the wedding, the staff was professional, pleasant and very helpful. They were present but not obtrusive. Clearly, it ran smoothly or I would have heard about. At the end of the night, they had packed up our stuff and put it all in one place – leaving the venue tidy.
They say things will go wrong but with Susan in the picture, those things are reduced to a minimum.
Thank you, Susan, for holding our hands throughout the planning process and for making this such a special and memorable day.
This was a destination wedding for us. We contacted Susan based on reviews but immediately knew we had found the perfect Read more...
This was a destination wedding for us. We contacted Susan based on reviews but immediately knew we had found the perfect person to guide us through the wedding process. Susan is professional, attentive, caring, respectful, creative and very knowledgeable.
Susan made the whole process much easier – basically one-stop shopping. She was very respectful of our budget and helped with many cost saving ideas. Susan helped with linen, dishes, centerpiece design, bartender, and vendor options. She was both party planner and caterer. In the end, everything was beautiful.
When we dropped off everything at the venue (2 days before the wedding) and went over the final set-up with Susan, we were not pleased with what we thought the wedding canopy would look like. Susan called the bride the following day to assure it would be beautiful – that she personally would take care of it. It was breathtaking – beautiful beyond our imagination. That singular moment defines Susan and the personal care she delivers.
At the wedding, the staff was professional, pleasant and very helpful. They were present but not obtrusive. Clearly, it ran smoothly or I would have heard about. At the end of the night, they had packed up our stuff and put it all in one place – leaving the venue tidy.
They say things will go wrong but with Susan in the picture, those things are reduced to a minimum.
Thank you, Susan, for holding our hands throughout the planning process and for making this such a special and memorable day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan and her team are awesome! As soon as we met with her, we knew Catering by Robert was the way to go. During the planning process, Susan and Rita actually listened to my ideas and on the day of the wedding my vision became a reality. The wedding turned out beautifully and we got so many complements on the decor and the food. I would recommend Catering by Robert to anyone getting married. They really do care about making sure your day is perfect and take so much extra stress out of the planning process.
Susan and her team are awesome! As soon as we met with her, we knew Catering by Robert was the way to go. During the Read more...
Susan and her team are awesome! As soon as we met with her, we knew Catering by Robert was the way to go. During the planning process, Susan and Rita actually listened to my ideas and on the day of the wedding my vision became a reality. The wedding turned out beautifully and we got so many complements on the decor and the food. I would recommend Catering by Robert to anyone getting married. They really do care about making sure your day is perfect and take so much extra stress out of the planning process. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was so fantastic to work with! Catering by Robert has very fair prices and their food is fantastic, we received several compliments from our guests! They had awesome table designs to choose from and made the venue look beautiful! Susan even came to our rehearsal and worked with our other vendors to make sure everything went seamlessly! It was such a perfect and beautiful day!
Susan was so fantastic to work with! Catering by Robert has very fair prices and their food is fantastic, we received Read more...
Susan was so fantastic to work with! Catering by Robert has very fair prices and their food is fantastic, we received several compliments from our guests! They had awesome table designs to choose from and made the venue look beautiful! Susan even came to our rehearsal and worked with our other vendors to make sure everything went seamlessly! It was such a perfect and beautiful day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor
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ed
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Today we are all basking in the glow of my daughter's wedding and reception last night. As a father of the bride I left all the wedding details to my wife and I am so very happy that she chose Catering by Robert. Trying hard to be critical of the event; try as I might I just can't think of one thing that Susan and her staff did not do exceptionally well.

Decorations and table settings.....Beautiful (echoed by our guests)
Food quality and presentation......Delicious (again LOTS of compliments from our guests)
Overall value of service..................Very High.

One "intangible" I need to mention was the friendliness and attentiveness of all the staff, and I mean EVERYONE that I had contact with. In particular I'd like to thank Rita, Jamie, and your bartender Ashley, all of whom worked so hard to treat us and our guests so well.

In the early stages of our planning we considered (briefly) doing the catering ourselves and getting help from family and friends who offered; in the final analysis it felt like family that showed up and threw a party. I would most highly recommend Catering by Robert to anyone in need of a planner/event coordinator/caterer.

Happy Father of the Bride,
Ed Myre
Today we are all basking in the glow of my daughter's wedding and reception last night. As a father of the bride I left Read more...
Today we are all basking in the glow of my daughter's wedding and reception last night. As a father of the bride I left all the wedding details to my wife and I am so very happy that she chose Catering by Robert. Trying hard to be critical of the event; try as I might I just can't think of one thing that Susan and her staff did not do exceptionally well.

Decorations and table settings.....Beautiful (echoed by our guests)
Food quality and presentation......Delicious (again LOTS of compliments from our guests)
Overall value of service..................Very High.

One "intangible" I need to mention was the friendliness and attentiveness of all the staff, and I mean EVERYONE that I had contact with. In particular I'd like to thank Rita, Jamie, and your bartender Ashley, all of whom worked so hard to treat us and our guests so well.

In the early stages of our planning we considered (briefly) doing the catering ourselves and getting help from family and friends who offered; in the final analysis it felt like family that showed up and threw a party. I would most highly recommend Catering by Robert to anyone in need of a planner/event coordinator/caterer.

Happy Father of the Bride,
Ed Myre Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how flexible, positive, professional, prepared, and organized Susan and the CBR team were in helping me put together everything for our wedding. They are the primary reason our wedding turned out as perfect as it did!!

We had to plan our wedding from afar, and without Susan's help, I don't know how we would have accomplished anything! Not only did CBR provide the food, servers, bartenders, linens, glassware, flatware, and decor (SUCH a help) Susan was also able to provide me recommendations for other vendors who were excellent! It was such an incredible value for a beyond reasonable cost.

After our initial design meeting, Susan sent me countless suggestions and offered many ideas for our decor and centerpieces, which we loved. She even met with my florist when I couldn't be there in person to take pictures of potential setups for my approval. Their ideas came together beautifully and she even made me feel like she had fun doing it!

Anytime I had a question or concern, she was able to answer promptly and professionally. She helped us figure out our needs for the bar, food, and worked on our timeline. She knew our venue, and was able to give suggestions with regard to logistics and timing. Having so much experience in the business, she was able to provide invaluable advice to us, as well as recommend a ceremony coordinator so that everything went smoothly on the day of.

The food was absolutely delicious from the cocktail hour throughout the reception, and we received many compliments from our guests! What really stood out was the attentiveness and kindness of behalf of the entire staff. Even though we had a buffet, the servers offered to make plates for our older family members, for which they were incredibly grateful. We didn't even know they had done this, and my mother-in-law was floored by the level of service.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU CBR!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
I cannot say enough about how flexible, positive, professional, prepared, and organized Susan and the CBR team were in Read more...
I cannot say enough about how flexible, positive, professional, prepared, and organized Susan and the CBR team were in helping me put together everything for our wedding. They are the primary reason our wedding turned out as perfect as it did!!

We had to plan our wedding from afar, and without Susan's help, I don't know how we would have accomplished anything! Not only did CBR provide the food, servers, bartenders, linens, glassware, flatware, and decor (SUCH a help) Susan was also able to provide me recommendations for other vendors who were excellent! It was such an incredible value for a beyond reasonable cost.

After our initial design meeting, Susan sent me countless suggestions and offered many ideas for our decor and centerpieces, which we loved. She even met with my florist when I couldn't be there in person to take pictures of potential setups for my approval. Their ideas came together beautifully and she even made me feel like she had fun doing it!

Anytime I had a question or concern, she was able to answer promptly and professionally. She helped us figure out our needs for the bar, food, and worked on our timeline. She knew our venue, and was able to give suggestions with regard to logistics and timing. Having so much experience in the business, she was able to provide invaluable advice to us, as well as recommend a ceremony coordinator so that everything went smoothly on the day of.

The food was absolutely delicious from the cocktail hour throughout the reception, and we received many compliments from our guests! What really stood out was the attentiveness and kindness of behalf of the entire staff. Even though we had a buffet, the servers offered to make plates for our older family members, for which they were incredibly grateful. We didn't even know they had done this, and my mother-in-law was floored by the level of service.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU CBR!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!! Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering by Robert was phenomenal. They were very professional and meticulous to the details I wanted. My wedding was a great success. The table center pieces, the linens, and the food were all amazing. The staff were also great with all the clean up which was awesome and allowed me to get back the full deposit on my venue.
Catering by Robert was phenomenal. They were very professional and meticulous to the details I wanted. My wedding was a Read more...
Catering by Robert was phenomenal. They were very professional and meticulous to the details I wanted. My wedding was a great success. The table center pieces, the linens, and the food were all amazing. The staff were also great with all the clean up which was awesome and allowed me to get back the full deposit on my venue. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I just want to say Thank you so very much Susan. You and your staff were great. You went over and beyond what I would have expected from a caterer. You were always there to help and answer questions and give us your advise on our ideas for the reception. When we found out a week prior to my daughters wedding that we weren't going to have a wedding cake, due to very sad circumstances, Susan went out of her way to see what she could do on such short notice to insure my daughter had a cake. And I just want you to know how much that meant to us. The reception room looked looked beautiful. I got so many compliments on the over all look. The staff was very professional and very friendly to everyone. If you are looking for good food and a caterer that really gives you a 100% of their time to make sure everything is as you dreamed your wedding would be, then I would suggest calling them. Thank you once again for everything.
I just want to say Thank you so very much Susan. You and your staff were great. You went over and beyond what I would have Read more...
I just want to say Thank you so very much Susan. You and your staff were great. You went over and beyond what I would have expected from a caterer. You were always there to help and answer questions and give us your advise on our ideas for the reception. When we found out a week prior to my daughters wedding that we weren't going to have a wedding cake, due to very sad circumstances, Susan went out of her way to see what she could do on such short notice to insure my daughter had a cake. And I just want you to know how much that meant to us. The reception room looked looked beautiful. I got so many compliments on the over all look. The staff was very professional and very friendly to everyone. If you are looking for good food and a caterer that really gives you a 100% of their time to make sure everything is as you dreamed your wedding would be, then I would suggest calling them. Thank you once again for everything. Read less
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