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Catering by the Family

Tampa , FL

LOCATION

2322 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, FL US 33609 (map)

PHONE

813-875-2000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Leave the details in the hands of "The Family"!

Catering by the Family is a full-production catering company serving the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for over 30 years.... Read more
Leave the details in the hands of "The Family"!

Catering by the Family is a full-production catering company serving the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. With our experience and a true passion for catered cuisine, we are dedicated to exceeding expectations! Let our Catering experts help you create an event that's sure to be remembered for years to come!

Our years of experience let us service any style function, from intimate dinners for 10 to a corporate gala of 10,000! From business breakfast or lunch delivery to a BBQ; from a buffet reception to a formal plated meal; from interactive chef-attended action stations to a cocktail party of assorted hors'doeuvres We do it all! We are also licensed to provide fully-stocked bar services. Let our friendly professional sales staff assists you in planning your catered event from start to finish.

For more information visit our website and contact us today!

www.cateringbythefamily.com

813.875.2000 Ext. 305

aubrre@cateringbythefamily.com

We look forward to working with you soon.

- The Family Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
10000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Pauline with Catering By The Family stepped in for Donna and did a fabulous job! We were very surprise and please with everything she did. As far as set the tables and room up. We didn't have a lot of space, but she made it work. Good food and they provided a great bartender!
Pauline with Catering By The Family stepped in for Donna and did a fabulous job! We were very surprise and please with Read more...
Pauline with Catering By The Family stepped in for Donna and did a fabulous job! We were very surprise and please with everything she did. As far as set the tables and room up. We didn't have a lot of space, but she made it work. Good food and they provided a great bartender! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Donna was helpful with our menu. They had so many great options. Everyone talked about how good the food was at our wedding. We were very happy.
Donna was helpful with our menu. They had so many great options. Everyone talked about how good the food was at our Read more...
Donna was helpful with our menu. They had so many great options. Everyone talked about how good the food was at our wedding. We were very happy. Read less
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Josh & Jen
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Can NOT say thank you enough to Donna at Catering by the Family!!!! She was amazing to work with!!! We met Donna at the Italian Club in Ybor for a wedding show after talking to her we took her business card and went home and looked up a bunch of reviews. After a good couple months after we had met Donna I emailed her about menus and tastings. She remembered meeting us and we came in and talked to her and did a tasting! the grooms favorite part of course! The food is amazing!!!! Donna worked with us like we were her own children! She really cares and makes you feel like you are the only event going on!!! Thank you Donna and Catering by the Family for making our day so special!!!!!
Can NOT say thank you enough to Donna at Catering by the Family!!!! She was amazing to work with!!! We met Donna at the Read more...
Can NOT say thank you enough to Donna at Catering by the Family!!!! She was amazing to work with!!! We met Donna at the Italian Club in Ybor for a wedding show after talking to her we took her business card and went home and looked up a bunch of reviews. After a good couple months after we had met Donna I emailed her about menus and tastings. She remembered meeting us and we came in and talked to her and did a tasting! the grooms favorite part of course! The food is amazing!!!! Donna worked with us like we were her own children! She really cares and makes you feel like you are the only event going on!!! Thank you Donna and Catering by the Family for making our day so special!!!!! Read less
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Arlene
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have used catering by the family for our catering and bartending service. As any bride would have a hiccup on her wedding day mine was the cake - It never arrived - I was stressed and overwhelmed the staff that serviced the catering was so courteous and asked if everything was okay- I looked up and said well if your a magician and have a cake around that would be a huge help- Well my, my, my, the staff called the owner Steve and organized beautiful cakes for our cake cutting. Steve came personally for the delivery!!!! Like I said I am still so very speechless and how my day was saved by them not only doing the catering, bartending, but also the cake - It meant the world to us!! Thank you thank you so much we will definitely recommend you to everybody for everything !!! Thank you saving my wedding day with all the love in my heart!!
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have used catering by the family for our catering and bartending service. As Read more...
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have used catering by the family for our catering and bartending service. As any bride would have a hiccup on her wedding day mine was the cake - It never arrived - I was stressed and overwhelmed the staff that serviced the catering was so courteous and asked if everything was okay- I looked up and said well if your a magician and have a cake around that would be a huge help- Well my, my, my, the staff called the owner Steve and organized beautiful cakes for our cake cutting. Steve came personally for the delivery!!!! Like I said I am still so very speechless and how my day was saved by them not only doing the catering, bartending, but also the cake - It meant the world to us!! Thank you thank you so much we will definitely recommend you to everybody for everything !!! Thank you saving my wedding day with all the love in my heart!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Donna from Catering by the Family was working with us in planning our wedding. She was very friendly and had some great suggestions for the linens that ended up looking beautiful. Prior to the week of our wedding, she was sick and had just been in a car accident but STILL came in to do our final meeting. The appetizers we picked were sooooo delicious - we had a plate of them in the bridal suite before pictures and we gobbled them up! The dinner was great. Even though we had buffet style, the servers came around and made sure everyone was taken care of and were very courteous. I will definitely recommend Catering by the Family.
Donna from Catering by the Family was working with us in planning our wedding. She was very friendly and had some great Read more...
Donna from Catering by the Family was working with us in planning our wedding. She was very friendly and had some great suggestions for the linens that ended up looking beautiful. Prior to the week of our wedding, she was sick and had just been in a car accident but STILL came in to do our final meeting. The appetizers we picked were sooooo delicious - we had a plate of them in the bridal suite before pictures and we gobbled them up! The dinner was great. Even though we had buffet style, the servers came around and made sure everyone was taken care of and were very courteous. I will definitely recommend Catering by the Family. Read less
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catrinna
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff was friendly and extremely helpful to my planner. Food was just amazing,had all my guests telling me about it even weeks after the wedding.
The staff was friendly and extremely helpful to my planner. Food was just amazing,had all my guests telling me about it Read more...
The staff was friendly and extremely helpful to my planner. Food was just amazing,had all my guests telling me about it even weeks after the wedding. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent food, great service, flexible, tasting was more than I expected and gave us a great idea of what food we would be getting and how it would be presented. Loved working with Donna. She went above and beyond. Very professional and accommodating.
Excellent food, great service, flexible, tasting was more than I expected and gave us a great idea of what food we would Read more...
Excellent food, great service, flexible, tasting was more than I expected and gave us a great idea of what food we would be getting and how it would be presented. Loved working with Donna. She went above and beyond. Very professional and accommodating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Wonderful job catering our wedding!
Wonderful job catering our wedding!
Wonderful job catering our wedding! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering by the Family, led by the fabulous Pauline, our sales rep, truly went above and beyond for our rustic buffet brunch wedding in the woods. They were professional, personable, and Pauline worked exceptionally hard to ensure our vision came to life. The bruch food was tasty and comfort-style as we wanted, the staff was attentive and friendly, and Pauline negotiated things I never imagined we could get on our budget..a gourmet coffee bar, beautiful charger plates, and a smores bar. The decor provided around the food and drink service areas was spectacular...Pauline payed close attention to our modern rustic chic theme and literally decorated everything with moss, wood, and even fresh flowers. Amazing experience.
Catering by the Family, led by the fabulous Pauline, our sales rep, truly went above and beyond for our rustic buffet Read more...
Catering by the Family, led by the fabulous Pauline, our sales rep, truly went above and beyond for our rustic buffet brunch wedding in the woods. They were professional, personable, and Pauline worked exceptionally hard to ensure our vision came to life. The bruch food was tasty and comfort-style as we wanted, the staff was attentive and friendly, and Pauline negotiated things I never imagined we could get on our budget..a gourmet coffee bar, beautiful charger plates, and a smores bar. The decor provided around the food and drink service areas was spectacular...Pauline payed close attention to our modern rustic chic theme and literally decorated everything with moss, wood, and even fresh flowers. Amazing experience. Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions my daughter and new son-in-law made regarding their wedding brunch was to use Catering By The Family as their caterer. It could not have gone better, and I sincerely mean that. Pauline was just amazing. She took my daughter's idea of a rustic chic brunch and ran with it. She came up with beautiful decor ideas and her menu suggestions were just right. My daughter's idea for a pre-ceremony coffee bar became a beautifully decorated and delicious coffee and pastry bar! Pauline even found the mahogany garden chairs that my daughter wanted. Whenever I had a "I've never had an event anywhere near this big" moment, Pauline took me aside and reminded me that they were the pros and they knew what to do - and she was right. I can't tell you how many of the guests came up to me and told me how beautiful everything was and how delicious the brunch was. The waffle and omelet stations were a big hit. Morgan and the staff were there early and everything was ready to go as planned. Never once did I have a moment where I thought something wasn't going quite right. I actually felt like a guest at the wedding and not the mother of the bride. I highly recommend Catering By The Family - they helped to make my daughter's wedding just about perfect.
One of the best decisions my daughter and new son-in-law made regarding their wedding brunch was to use Catering By The Read more...
One of the best decisions my daughter and new son-in-law made regarding their wedding brunch was to use Catering By The Family as their caterer. It could not have gone better, and I sincerely mean that. Pauline was just amazing. She took my daughter's idea of a rustic chic brunch and ran with it. She came up with beautiful decor ideas and her menu suggestions were just right. My daughter's idea for a pre-ceremony coffee bar became a beautifully decorated and delicious coffee and pastry bar! Pauline even found the mahogany garden chairs that my daughter wanted. Whenever I had a "I've never had an event anywhere near this big" moment, Pauline took me aside and reminded me that they were the pros and they knew what to do - and she was right. I can't tell you how many of the guests came up to me and told me how beautiful everything was and how delicious the brunch was. The waffle and omelet stations were a big hit. Morgan and the staff were there early and everything was ready to go as planned. Never once did I have a moment where I thought something wasn't going quite right. I actually felt like a guest at the wedding and not the mother of the bride. I highly recommend Catering By The Family - they helped to make my daughter's wedding just about perfect. Read less
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Ahna
Wedding:
2/8/2014
2.2/5.0
I am not married yet but I did consider CBTF as a possible catering vendor. I contacted them in December 2013 for my May 2014 wedding. I spoke with someone about details and they promised to send me a proposal. I waited a month until calling because given it was right around Christmas and New Years so I figured they'd be busy. When I called again in January, I spoke with the catering manager and was informed that the person I had been speaking with had been fired for not doing her job. Nonetheless, the catering manager was able to schedule an appointment with us on a day that they are not open. She was very nice and helped out by meeting with us at a very busy time. My fiance and I live in Tallahassee but are planning to get married in Sarasota. We went to Tampa to meet with CBTF. Before arriving in Tampa, I received a call from her saying that we are still good to meet but unfortunately she was cooking for a party they were having later that day because the chef didn't leave anything prepared the day before. Ummm? Ok. We arrive at their location and fortunately someone arrived to help her with the cooking while she met with us. We discussed different options but one thing was that we didn't have too much flexibility or choices, like we had had with other possible catering companies. She also asked us what other vendors she was "competing against." Is that necessary to ask? Shouldn't she just try and sell me what she has to offer? Given we met with her the weekend right before Gasparilla, she promised and reittirated the fact that she would get us a proposal the week after Gasparilla. It now has been three weeks and we still waiting on a proposal. We have already decided to go with another catering company but it's still disappointing that we haven't received anything from them. I would only recommend this company if you live in the Tampa area and have time to show up constantly to stay on top of things.
I am not married yet but I did consider CBTF as a possible catering vendor. I contacted them in December 2013 for my May Read more...
I am not married yet but I did consider CBTF as a possible catering vendor. I contacted them in December 2013 for my May 2014 wedding. I spoke with someone about details and they promised to send me a proposal. I waited a month until calling because given it was right around Christmas and New Years so I figured they'd be busy. When I called again in January, I spoke with the catering manager and was informed that the person I had been speaking with had been fired for not doing her job. Nonetheless, the catering manager was able to schedule an appointment with us on a day that they are not open. She was very nice and helped out by meeting with us at a very busy time. My fiance and I live in Tallahassee but are planning to get married in Sarasota. We went to Tampa to meet with CBTF. Before arriving in Tampa, I received a call from her saying that we are still good to meet but unfortunately she was cooking for a party they were having later that day because the chef didn't leave anything prepared the day before. Ummm? Ok. We arrive at their location and fortunately someone arrived to help her with the cooking while she met with us. We discussed different options but one thing was that we didn't have too much flexibility or choices, like we had had with other possible catering companies. She also asked us what other vendors she was "competing against." Is that necessary to ask? Shouldn't she just try and sell me what she has to offer? Given we met with her the weekend right before Gasparilla, she promised and reittirated the fact that she would get us a proposal the week after Gasparilla. It now has been three weeks and we still waiting on a proposal. We have already decided to go with another catering company but it's still disappointing that we haven't received anything from them. I would only recommend this company if you live in the Tampa area and have time to show up constantly to stay on top of things. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
2/7/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW! Steve at Catering by the Family did an amazing job for our wedding. Everyone that attended kept talking about how wonderful the food was! They went above and beyond in so many ways. I didn't have a wedding planner, but Catering by the Family made the entire reception go seamlessly. Such a first-class, top-notch organization!
WOW! Steve at Catering by the Family did an amazing job for our wedding. Everyone that attended kept talking about how Read more...
WOW! Steve at Catering by the Family did an amazing job for our wedding. Everyone that attended kept talking about how wonderful the food was! They went above and beyond in so many ways. I didn't have a wedding planner, but Catering by the Family made the entire reception go seamlessly. Such a first-class, top-notch organization! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Catering by the family catered my wedding the food was AMAZING, our cakes beautiful!!!! The staff was so helpful and polite!!! CATERING BY THE FAMILY IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO WHEN PLANNING ANY EVENT!!!!
Catering by the family catered my wedding the food was AMAZING, our cakes beautiful!!!! The staff was so helpful and Read more...
Catering by the family catered my wedding the food was AMAZING, our cakes beautiful!!!! The staff was so helpful and polite!!! CATERING BY THE FAMILY IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO WHEN PLANNING ANY EVENT!!!! Read less
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Bryon
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We interviewed and tasted three caterers before deciding on this long-time Tampa legend. We weren't sure if they could live up to their reputation, but they did... and exceeded it! Donna and her team did an amazing job of impressing our guests with outstanding food, an ice sculpture that wowed everyone, and fantastic service all around! We unreservedly recommend them! From the kid's buffet to the carving stations, their attention to detail and excellence was fantastic!
We interviewed and tasted three caterers before deciding on this long-time Tampa legend. We weren't sure if they could Read more...
We interviewed and tasted three caterers before deciding on this long-time Tampa legend. We weren't sure if they could live up to their reputation, but they did... and exceeded it! Donna and her team did an amazing job of impressing our guests with outstanding food, an ice sculpture that wowed everyone, and fantastic service all around! We unreservedly recommend them! From the kid's buffet to the carving stations, their attention to detail and excellence was fantastic! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We used catering by the family for our wedding on December 7. Donna was our catering contact and she was great! We had several meetings with her and she coordinated a private tasting as well as invited us to several open house tastings. The day of the event everything was fantastic. The hour d' oeuvres were hand passed and everyone got plenty. The fried mac and cheese was a big hit. Donna even made sure the wedding party got to have a little bit of everything. The food was incredible and we got so many compliments on the pasta bar and the food in general.
We used catering by the family for our wedding on December 7. Donna was our catering contact and she was great! We had Read more...
We used catering by the family for our wedding on December 7. Donna was our catering contact and she was great! We had several meetings with her and she coordinated a private tasting as well as invited us to several open house tastings. The day of the event everything was fantastic. The hour d' oeuvres were hand passed and everyone got plenty. The fried mac and cheese was a big hit. Donna even made sure the wedding party got to have a little bit of everything. The food was incredible and we got so many compliments on the pasta bar and the food in general. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe with catering by the family was a great help in planning the meal for my wedding. I initially started working with someone else but he left and Joe picked up right where the previous person left off. Everything I wanted was there and my guest are still talking about the food 2 months later.
Joe with catering by the family was a great help in planning the meal for my wedding. I initially started working with Read more...
Joe with catering by the family was a great help in planning the meal for my wedding. I initially started working with someone else but he left and Joe picked up right where the previous person left off. Everything I wanted was there and my guest are still talking about the food 2 months later. Read less
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Marly
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Catering by the Family did an amazing job on the food for our wedding. They were easy to work with, even with special request and last minute changes. The food was delicious, even when we reheated the leftovers the next day! Their staff was also courteous and professional. If you are looking for quality, great tasting food at a reasonable price these are the caterers you want!
Catering by the Family did an amazing job on the food for our wedding. They were easy to work with, even with special Read more...
Catering by the Family did an amazing job on the food for our wedding. They were easy to work with, even with special request and last minute changes. The food was delicious, even when we reheated the leftovers the next day! Their staff was also courteous and professional. If you are looking for quality, great tasting food at a reasonable price these are the caterers you want! Read less
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Danieka
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day dinner was sooooo good. Everyone kept complimenting us on how great it tasted. Catering by the family had just the meal for us we wanted some real comfort food nothing so crazy looking that people had to wonder what they were eating. As the bride and groom we had a server that kept personally checking on us as well as tending to our guests. A take home plate was packed for each of us labeled bride and groom and put away until the end of the night. Donna Aguis was our consultant and she was awesome! She kept in contact with us stuck to our budget and still got us everything that we wanted. She went above and beyond even helping to move our outdoor floral arrangemenst inside after he ceremony and placing our unity candle set on our cake table.We couldn't have asked for better service or food.
Our wedding day dinner was sooooo good. Everyone kept complimenting us on how great it tasted. Catering by the family had Read more...
Our wedding day dinner was sooooo good. Everyone kept complimenting us on how great it tasted. Catering by the family had just the meal for us we wanted some real comfort food nothing so crazy looking that people had to wonder what they were eating. As the bride and groom we had a server that kept personally checking on us as well as tending to our guests. A take home plate was packed for each of us labeled bride and groom and put away until the end of the night. Donna Aguis was our consultant and she was awesome! She kept in contact with us stuck to our budget and still got us everything that we wanted. She went above and beyond even helping to move our outdoor floral arrangemenst inside after he ceremony and placing our unity candle set on our cake table.We couldn't have asked for better service or food. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
What fantastic food and stellar service! We were able to have three different meals, plus a kids' meal, so everyone's tummy turned out happy. We were also able to rent a variety of items from Catering by the Family, like high-tops and barware, so our event turned out as classy as we wanted. The staff was great and I would definitely work with them again!!
What fantastic food and stellar service! We were able to have three different meals, plus a kids' meal, so everyone's Read more...
What fantastic food and stellar service! We were able to have three different meals, plus a kids' meal, so everyone's tummy turned out happy. We were also able to rent a variety of items from Catering by the Family, like high-tops and barware, so our event turned out as classy as we wanted. The staff was great and I would definitely work with them again!! Read less
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B
Wedding:
4/13/2013
3.4/5.0
Not really what we were expecting for the price. Food was good..not enough appetizers for everyone though. Bar tender was good.
Not really what we were expecting for the price. Food was good..not enough appetizers for everyone though. Bar tender was Read more...
Not really what we were expecting for the price. Food was good..not enough appetizers for everyone though. Bar tender was good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
What can i say Donna was my life saver. She helped me every step of the way. The day of our wedding was beautiful and everything went as planned. The food was wonderful and everyone thought the same.
What can i say Donna was my life saver. She helped me every step of the way. The day of our wedding was beautiful and Read more...
What can i say Donna was my life saver. She helped me every step of the way. The day of our wedding was beautiful and everything went as planned. The food was wonderful and everyone thought the same. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! The staff was incredibly helpful and attentive, the set-up was gorgeous and everyone commented how how wonderful the food was! Couldn't have asked for anything better!
Outstanding! The staff was incredibly helpful and attentive, the set-up was gorgeous and everyone commented how how Read more...
Outstanding! The staff was incredibly helpful and attentive, the set-up was gorgeous and everyone commented how how wonderful the food was! Couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Catering by the Family did a beautiful job with our wedding. We did a basic buffet menu, and everything was delicious. Their servers are also very professional, and they do a great job with presentation as well. They did our cake, too, and I was very happy with the design (copied from a photo I sent). Couldn't have been happier with the services they provided at our wedding. Very satisfied!
Catering by the Family did a beautiful job with our wedding. We did a basic buffet menu, and everything was delicious. Read more...
Catering by the Family did a beautiful job with our wedding. We did a basic buffet menu, and everything was delicious. Their servers are also very professional, and they do a great job with presentation as well. They did our cake, too, and I was very happy with the design (copied from a photo I sent). Couldn't have been happier with the services they provided at our wedding. Very satisfied! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
They were wonderful in creating a menu representative of two cultures. Great food reviews from guests!
They were wonderful in creating a menu representative of two cultures. Great food reviews from guests!
They were wonderful in creating a menu representative of two cultures. Great food reviews from guests! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
DELICIOUS and super professional! Also make you feel part of the family as well and can be trusted to do their part, even more!
DELICIOUS and super professional! Also make you feel part of the family as well and can be trusted to do their part, even Read more...
DELICIOUS and super professional! Also make you feel part of the family as well and can be trusted to do their part, even more! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot emphasize enough how pleased we are with Catering by the Family, who catered our Tampa wedding last week. I talked to a few different local caterers early on in our planning, and I was surprised that some don't return calls or are even rude. When I had my first conversation with Mike from Catering by the Family, I knew I had found a good vendor. Mike was always available when I needed to go over details, willing to make suggestions and implement our ideas--and he was positive, professional, flexible, and reassuring. We were planning our wedding long distance, so communication was a must. Catering by the Family helped it come off smoothly and beautifully. We customized tapas-style foods into a buffet menu that had to satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters, which we knew was a unique setup, but this was no problem at all. The food was excellent and plentiful. We chose from a wide variety of available linens, and they looked gorgeous. AND each catering staff member was friendly and on his/her game. We were impressed and happy to sit back and enjoy it. I very highly recommend this great local company and am so thankful for their service.
I cannot emphasize enough how pleased we are with Catering by the Family, who catered our Tampa wedding last week. I Read more...
I cannot emphasize enough how pleased we are with Catering by the Family, who catered our Tampa wedding last week. I talked to a few different local caterers early on in our planning, and I was surprised that some don't return calls or are even rude. When I had my first conversation with Mike from Catering by the Family, I knew I had found a good vendor. Mike was always available when I needed to go over details, willing to make suggestions and implement our ideas--and he was positive, professional, flexible, and reassuring. We were planning our wedding long distance, so communication was a must. Catering by the Family helped it come off smoothly and beautifully. We customized tapas-style foods into a buffet menu that had to satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters, which we knew was a unique setup, but this was no problem at all. The food was excellent and plentiful. We chose from a wide variety of available linens, and they looked gorgeous. AND each catering staff member was friendly and on his/her game. We were impressed and happy to sit back and enjoy it. I very highly recommend this great local company and am so thankful for their service. Read less
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bagamaite
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided to go with an hordeurve buffet rather than a plated dinner for our reception and the food was amazing! Everyone at my reception was amazed at the selection and the quality. The caterers kept everything maintained and picked up all of the trash as needed when guests were finished. They even set aside a to go box for me and the groom keeping in mind that he was a vegetarian. We also did a make your own sundae bar which was phenomenal. The tables were decorated to match our colors and everything was just perfect.
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We decided to go with an hordeurve buffet rather than a plated dinner for our reception and the food was amazing! Everyone at my reception was amazed at the selection and the quality. The caterers kept everything maintained and picked up all of the trash as needed when guests were finished. They even set aside a to go box for me and the groom keeping in mind that he was a vegetarian. We also did a make your own sundae bar which was phenomenal. The tables were decorated to match our colors and everything was just perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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gracie
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious warm food! Everyone loved it! All the workers were so kind and helpful. Donna Aquis is wonderful, very nice lady to work with! They did a wonderful job w/ setting the tables, the linens were awesome, & chair covers w/ the sashes looked beautiful!!!!! They also made the Wedding cake and did a great job w/ that too!
Delicious warm food! Everyone loved it! All the workers were so kind and helpful. Donna Aquis is wonderful, very nice lady Read more...
Delicious warm food! Everyone loved it! All the workers were so kind and helpful. Donna Aquis is wonderful, very nice lady to work with! They did a wonderful job w/ setting the tables, the linens were awesome, & chair covers w/ the sashes looked beautiful!!!!! They also made the Wedding cake and did a great job w/ that too! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alisa
Wedding:
5/10/2012
5.0/5.0
There isn't enough words to explain how amazing catering by the family were! I am actually from Canada and we traveled to Florida to have our wedding. I delt with Grace and she was so helpful. She put up with question after question I had for her, and she knew her job so well. Her staff was so professional and they were so ready to help me with anything I needed. They set up all of the linens and the site looked so great! I couldn't have imagined it any better than they did!! And the bang for your buck, I was engaged for a year and a half and researched and I couldn't find a better price for what I was getting. All of my quests couldn't say enough about how good the food was! If you are wanting great quality and great price look no further!!! I would do it all over again if I had the money and lived in Florida!
There isn't enough words to explain how amazing catering by the family were! I am actually from Canada and we traveled to Read more...
There isn't enough words to explain how amazing catering by the family were! I am actually from Canada and we traveled to Florida to have our wedding. I delt with Grace and she was so helpful. She put up with question after question I had for her, and she knew her job so well. Her staff was so professional and they were so ready to help me with anything I needed. They set up all of the linens and the site looked so great! I couldn't have imagined it any better than they did!! And the bang for your buck, I was engaged for a year and a half and researched and I couldn't find a better price for what I was getting. All of my quests couldn't say enough about how good the food was! If you are wanting great quality and great price look no further!!! I would do it all over again if I had the money and lived in Florida! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Catering by the family took care of us the day of our wedding and everything was outstanding and so delicious! our guests loved the ice cream bar and complimented the food the whole night, Mike was very professional and helped us all the way, they were the best!
Catering by the family took care of us the day of our wedding and everything was outstanding and so delicious! our guests Read more...
Catering by the family took care of us the day of our wedding and everything was outstanding and so delicious! our guests loved the ice cream bar and complimented the food the whole night, Mike was very professional and helped us all the way, they were the best! Read less
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Gelaine
Wedding:
3/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow what can I say! We love Catering by the Family. Their service is beyond perfect. Our coordinator was Donna which we love. We met with her multiple times and she was sooooo helpful and patient all the time. The food was delicious and their service was amazing as well. Their staff was very professional. And the presentaion was beautiful. Our family and friends gave us many compliments on the food as well as service.
Wow what can I say! We love Catering by the Family. Their service is beyond perfect. Our coordinator was Donna which we Read more...
Wow what can I say! We love Catering by the Family. Their service is beyond perfect. Our coordinator was Donna which we love. We met with her multiple times and she was sooooo helpful and patient all the time. The food was delicious and their service was amazing as well. Their staff was very professional. And the presentaion was beautiful. Our family and friends gave us many compliments on the food as well as service. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Catering By the Family: I dealt with Reagan with CBTF and had no issues. She always responded quickly and the day of the wedding they took care of us like royalty! We never lifted a finger for food or drink. And the food was AMAZING! They were quick with clean up and very professional!
Catering By the Family: I dealt with Reagan with CBTF and had no issues. She always responded quickly and the day of the Read more...
Catering By the Family: I dealt with Reagan with CBTF and had no issues. She always responded quickly and the day of the wedding they took care of us like royalty! We never lifted a finger for food or drink. And the food was AMAZING! They were quick with clean up and very professional! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lisa
Wedding:
1/29/2012
3.5/5.0
Catering by the family provided our entree's for our wedding, Steve was extremely helpful, food was delicious!!
Catering by the family provided our entree's for our wedding, Steve was extremely helpful, food was delicious!!
Catering by the family provided our entree's for our wedding, Steve was extremely helpful, food was delicious!! Read less
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connor
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We definitely were treated like family. I highly recommend this Caterer for your wedding. The service on the day of our wedding went above and beyond what we expected!
We definitely were treated like family. I highly recommend this Caterer for your wedding. The service on the day of our Read more...
We definitely were treated like family. I highly recommend this Caterer for your wedding. The service on the day of our wedding went above and beyond what we expected! Read less
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kayleigh
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
At first, I was a little worried I'd be overpaying for my caterer, but after the wedding, I had no doubt I had chosen the right people for the job. They did incredible & went above & beyond my expectations. They took such great care of us & everyone else. They worked well with the other vendors & made sure everything was perfect for us. The food was delicious, they didn't mind us having our family make food for the wedding as well, they actually embraced it & made sure it was displayed just as well as their food was. The bar was stocked well & everyone was so friendly & helpful. The presentation was so impressive. Everything was impressive.
At first, I was a little worried I'd be overpaying for my caterer, but after the wedding, I had no doubt I had chosen the Read more...
At first, I was a little worried I'd be overpaying for my caterer, but after the wedding, I had no doubt I had chosen the right people for the job. They did incredible & went above & beyond my expectations. They took such great care of us & everyone else. They worked well with the other vendors & made sure everything was perfect for us. The food was delicious, they didn't mind us having our family make food for the wedding as well, they actually embraced it & made sure it was displayed just as well as their food was. The bar was stocked well & everyone was so friendly & helpful. The presentation was so impressive. Everything was impressive. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jganio
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The food and service were amazing! The caterers made sure the bride and groom ate first. I was so happy that I got to eat at my own wedding after I heard all of the horror stories from friends. I definitely recommend them!
The food and service were amazing! The caterers made sure the bride and groom ate first. I was so happy that I got to eat Read more...
The food and service were amazing! The caterers made sure the bride and groom ate first. I was so happy that I got to eat at my own wedding after I heard all of the horror stories from friends. I definitely recommend them! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Such an awesome experience with them! I had a cocktail style buffet. I was blown away by the decor they had on the food tables. The most beautiful rose arrangements! The wait staff was phenomenal. My husband and I had our own server for the night, Fran, and she was so attentive, I never needed to ask for anything, she would notice my drink was low and bring me a new one. Everyone raved about the food. I wanted a special shrimp and grits station because they are my favorite and it ended up being the talk to the night. At one point the line to get some was over 10 people long they were that good! Food was amazing and service was amazing. When my sister gets married we are going straight to Catering by the Family!
Such an awesome experience with them! I had a cocktail style buffet. I was blown away by the decor they had on the food Read more...
Such an awesome experience with them! I had a cocktail style buffet. I was blown away by the decor they had on the food tables. The most beautiful rose arrangements! The wait staff was phenomenal. My husband and I had our own server for the night, Fran, and she was so attentive, I never needed to ask for anything, she would notice my drink was low and bring me a new one. Everyone raved about the food. I wanted a special shrimp and grits station because they are my favorite and it ended up being the talk to the night. At one point the line to get some was over 10 people long they were that good! Food was amazing and service was amazing. When my sister gets married we are going straight to Catering by the Family! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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jacquie
Wedding:
4/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Catering by the Family was great! I went to one of their tastings they had in the TECO building in Tampa and was blown away. I worked with Reagan from the start, she was very attentive and helpful and always easy to get a hold of if needed. Their food was great, exactly what we wanted and what we had tasted at the tasting. Their staff was unbelievably great at the reception and the decor they provided for the buffet tables matched everything beautifully (I was worried about this because I did not want the typical tropical decor). They also very generously offered to help with the cake because it was leaning and they were able to fix it. They helped with a couple last minute things the day before that we needed (some linen we were short). They made sure my husband and I had some hors devours on our sweetheart table for when we arrived and made us to go containers of the dinner and cake for after the wedding, since we didn't really have time to enjoy it during the reception. They were an all around wonderful company to work with, absolutely fantastic!
Catering by the Family was great! I went to one of their tastings they had in the TECO building in Tampa and was blown Read more...
Catering by the Family was great! I went to one of their tastings they had in the TECO building in Tampa and was blown away. I worked with Reagan from the start, she was very attentive and helpful and always easy to get a hold of if needed. Their food was great, exactly what we wanted and what we had tasted at the tasting. Their staff was unbelievably great at the reception and the decor they provided for the buffet tables matched everything beautifully (I was worried about this because I did not want the typical tropical decor). They also very generously offered to help with the cake because it was leaning and they were able to fix it. They helped with a couple last minute things the day before that we needed (some linen we were short). They made sure my husband and I had some hors devours on our sweetheart table for when we arrived and made us to go containers of the dinner and cake for after the wedding, since we didn't really have time to enjoy it during the reception. They were an all around wonderful company to work with, absolutely fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Catering by the family did a fabulous job! We got so many compliments on the food. We booked them after going to a public tasting with them. The tasting was a lot of fun and we even got free chocolate covered strawberries for booking on that day! After talking to other frieds who were getting married we realized that we were getting an amazing price! Reagan was very helpful and always responded to my questions quickly!! She even threw in gold chargers for us since we did not need some of the items included in the package! I would highly reccomend them.
Catering by the family did a fabulous job! We got so many compliments on the food. We booked them after going to a public Read more...
Catering by the family did a fabulous job! We got so many compliments on the food. We booked them after going to a public tasting with them. The tasting was a lot of fun and we even got free chocolate covered strawberries for booking on that day! After talking to other frieds who were getting married we realized that we were getting an amazing price! Reagan was very helpful and always responded to my questions quickly!! She even threw in gold chargers for us since we did not need some of the items included in the package! I would highly reccomend them. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband & I used Catering by the Family 30 years ago at our wedding when it was a small sandwich shop. We used them for our daughters wedding 12.11.10 and worked with Christina. They did an amazing job...food was excellent, table/linens/chair/tables set up was perfect. We recieved many compliments from our guest how delicious the food was. Bar services were excellent too. We requsted a basket of food to go for the bride/groom...somehow it disappeared. Christina put together another basket which they enjoyed upon returning from their honeymoon. Thanks Christina......you and your staff were excellent!
My husband & I used Catering by the Family 30 years ago at our wedding when it was a small sandwich shop. We used them for Read more...
My husband & I used Catering by the Family 30 years ago at our wedding when it was a small sandwich shop. We used them for our daughters wedding 12.11.10 and worked with Christina. They did an amazing job...food was excellent, table/linens/chair/tables set up was perfect. We recieved many compliments from our guest how delicious the food was. Bar services were excellent too. We requsted a basket of food to go for the bride/groom...somehow it disappeared. Christina put together another basket which they enjoyed upon returning from their honeymoon. Thanks Christina......you and your staff were excellent! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We decided to use Catering by the Family since they did my sister-in-laws wedding 7 years ago and my in-laws loved them! We had Reagan as our contact and she was amazing! If you have the option choose Reagan, she was on top of everything for us and was able to do anything I wanted with the cake and on the day of the wedding she made sure our favors were out on the tables and that all the votive candles were light since we did both our selves. We even had 2 people from the company escort us to the buffet and get our food for us so we didn't have to worry about getting anything on our clothes. It was truely touching and I was so pleased with the food. All of our guests LOVED the food our food selection and the cake was gorgeous to look at and tasted amazing. Thank you so much for the amazing service.
We decided to use Catering by the Family since they did my sister-in-laws wedding 7 years ago and my in-laws loved them! Read more...
We decided to use Catering by the Family since they did my sister-in-laws wedding 7 years ago and my in-laws loved them! We had Reagan as our contact and she was amazing! If you have the option choose Reagan, she was on top of everything for us and was able to do anything I wanted with the cake and on the day of the wedding she made sure our favors were out on the tables and that all the votive candles were light since we did both our selves. We even had 2 people from the company escort us to the buffet and get our food for us so we didn't have to worry about getting anything on our clothes. It was truely touching and I was so pleased with the food. All of our guests LOVED the food our food selection and the cake was gorgeous to look at and tasted amazing. Thank you so much for the amazing service. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Christina was great and made the whole experiance painless. Everyone has asked me who provided the food and commented on how good it was. One of our guest even commented on how great the coffee was.
Christina was great and made the whole experiance painless. Everyone has asked me who provided the food and commented on Read more...
Christina was great and made the whole experiance painless. Everyone has asked me who provided the food and commented on how good it was. One of our guest even commented on how great the coffee was. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Catering By The Family out did themselves on my wedding....the food is STILL the talk of the town in my circle of friends, which is HUGE considering how many weddings we all have to go to between all of us. In fact, I was at a wedding 2 months after mine and I had NUMEROUS comments from other guests about my food (in comparison to that of the country club we were at).

I worked at Catering By The Family for about three years and did hundreds of events, so it wasn't a question of who was doing my food. We put together a menu of my favorites...the chicken athena, tampa tenderloin station, potatoes and caribbean vegetable medley with the yummy rolls and salad of mixed greens with gorgonzola. When I say that I never had such a better meal then the one on my wedding day, I am not lying. It was beyond delicious! It was cooked on site and it melted in my mouth. The staff was unbelieveable and as a former wedding guru myself, I was BLOWN AWAY!

Not only was the food ridiculously good, the staff truly went above and beyond. When I was at the hotel nearby getting ready, all I knew was the rental company would be setting up my tables and chairs for me. My ceremony and reception were taking place at the same location, so I intended to have the tables set up because I figured it would be easier for the catering staff so they didn't have to do it. The Event Manager (JAG!) made the executive decison to set it up just for the ceremony, put the tables to the side and then the catering staff would transform it into the reception so that I could have a great ceremony and wonderful pictures.... and that I did! They worked their butt off and it made a HUGE difference in the outcome of the wedding.

In addition to the food, they also did my wedding cake and bar service. The wedding cake was better and a fraction of the price of what Publix would have charged me! I also ordered 100 cupcakes in carrot cake, red velvet, chocolate and vanilla as a par of my candy buffet favor table and everything was wonderful! Lori was our bartender and she was truly the life of the party! She was so nice to all of my guests, she quickly memorized the guest's needs and cut line time down to nothing!

I highly, highly, highly recommend Catering By The Family. They know what they are doing, they have dominated their competition in the area with years of experience. I have had food at weddings from several other caterers, including several country clubs in Tampa and Sarasota (Laurel Oak, Founders Club, Wentworth) Nellie's Deli, Catering By Design, Michael's and Mattisons and NOT ONE MEAL was like the meal served at my wedding day!
Catering By The Family out did themselves on my wedding....the food is STILL the talk of the town in my circle of friends, Read more...
Catering By The Family out did themselves on my wedding....the food is STILL the talk of the town in my circle of friends, which is HUGE considering how many weddings we all have to go to between all of us. In fact, I was at a wedding 2 months after mine and I had NUMEROUS comments from other guests about my food (in comparison to that of the country club we were at).

I worked at Catering By The Family for about three years and did hundreds of events, so it wasn't a question of who was doing my food. We put together a menu of my favorites...the chicken athena, tampa tenderloin station, potatoes and caribbean vegetable medley with the yummy rolls and salad of mixed greens with gorgonzola. When I say that I never had such a better meal then the one on my wedding day, I am not lying. It was beyond delicious! It was cooked on site and it melted in my mouth. The staff was unbelieveable and as a former wedding guru myself, I was BLOWN AWAY!

Not only was the food ridiculously good, the staff truly went above and beyond. When I was at the hotel nearby getting ready, all I knew was the rental company would be setting up my tables and chairs for me. My ceremony and reception were taking place at the same location, so I intended to have the tables set up because I figured it would be easier for the catering staff so they didn't have to do it. The Event Manager (JAG!) made the executive decison to set it up just for the ceremony, put the tables to the side and then the catering staff would transform it into the reception so that I could have a great ceremony and wonderful pictures.... and that I did! They worked their butt off and it made a HUGE difference in the outcome of the wedding.

In addition to the food, they also did my wedding cake and bar service. The wedding cake was better and a fraction of the price of what Publix would have charged me! I also ordered 100 cupcakes in carrot cake, red velvet, chocolate and vanilla as a par of my candy buffet favor table and everything was wonderful! Lori was our bartender and she was truly the life of the party! She was so nice to all of my guests, she quickly memorized the guest's needs and cut line time down to nothing!

I highly, highly, highly recommend Catering By The Family. They know what they are doing, they have dominated their competition in the area with years of experience. I have had food at weddings from several other caterers, including several country clubs in Tampa and Sarasota (Laurel Oak, Founders Club, Wentworth) Nellie's Deli, Catering By Design, Michael's and Mattisons and NOT ONE MEAL was like the meal served at my wedding day! Read less
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The Marchena's
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved this company. We found them at at tasting in Tampa FL and fell in love with the food. The quality of the food and the service was top notch. Everyone who was at the wedding commented on how prompt the staff was and how much they enjoyed the food. They also took care of cutting our cake and it was done perfectly.
I will highly recommend this company for friends weddings as well as other events.
We loved this company. We found them at at tasting in Tampa FL and fell in love with the food. The quality of the food and Read more...
We loved this company. We found them at at tasting in Tampa FL and fell in love with the food. The quality of the food and the service was top notch. Everyone who was at the wedding commented on how prompt the staff was and how much they enjoyed the food. They also took care of cutting our cake and it was done perfectly.
I will highly recommend this company for friends weddings as well as other events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
About 2 months before our wedding, we were still looking for a caterer for our Gujarati wedding reception. When I met with Catering by the Family and they told me they could handle this unique menu, I wasn't too confident. BUT, I was blown away by the authenticity of the food they created and our family was pleased. A big thank you to Raegan and everyone at Catering by the Family in helping us create an amazing reception and for their patience with us.
About 2 months before our wedding, we were still looking for a caterer for our Gujarati wedding reception. When I met with Read more...
About 2 months before our wedding, we were still looking for a caterer for our Gujarati wedding reception. When I met with Catering by the Family and they told me they could handle this unique menu, I wasn't too confident. BUT, I was blown away by the authenticity of the food they created and our family was pleased. A big thank you to Raegan and everyone at Catering by the Family in helping us create an amazing reception and for their patience with us. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mr. and Mrs. Villegas
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I looked all over for a catering company before my wedding and finally found Catering by the Family. They made everything so easy, from the linens to the food service. My experience with Catering by the Family was excellent. The people we so nice, the food was great!!! and everything ran so smooth. I would definetly recommend Catering by the Family to whom ever was looking for a catering company.
I looked all over for a catering company before my wedding and finally found Catering by the Family. They made everything Read more...
I looked all over for a catering company before my wedding and finally found Catering by the Family. They made everything so easy, from the linens to the food service. My experience with Catering by the Family was excellent. The people we so nice, the food was great!!! and everything ran so smooth. I would definetly recommend Catering by the Family to whom ever was looking for a catering company. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Teco was a great place to have our wedding! It is not your average run-of-the-mill wedding banquet hall. Offers lost of space, and looks awesome in pictures. Security on site at all times which was great! Father-in-law works for the TECO so we were able to get a GREAT deal on the plaza. Also the surrounding areas make for GREAT pictures. ie..Tampa Theater...Gaslight Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. LOVED IT!
Teco was a great place to have our wedding! It is not your average run-of-the-mill wedding banquet hall. Offers lost of Read more...
Teco was a great place to have our wedding! It is not your average run-of-the-mill wedding banquet hall. Offers lost of space, and looks awesome in pictures. Security on site at all times which was great! Father-in-law works for the TECO so we were able to get a GREAT deal on the plaza. Also the surrounding areas make for GREAT pictures. ie..Tampa Theater...Gaslight Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. LOVED IT! Read less
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Mandapanda1006
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked at a lot of caterers before making our decision and Catering By the Family was by far the easiest vendors to work with. Their prices for food and bar services are very competitive in the Tampa market. My contact Reagan took care of everything for me and the team they sent over the day of the wedding was fantastic. Throughout the night the team not only checked on my husband and I but also with all of our guests to make sure they didn't need anything. We had nothing but compliments about our food and bar service! I would highly recommend them!
My husband and I looked at a lot of caterers before making our decision and Catering By the Family was by far the easiest Read more...
My husband and I looked at a lot of caterers before making our decision and Catering By the Family was by far the easiest vendors to work with. Their prices for food and bar services are very competitive in the Tampa market. My contact Reagan took care of everything for me and the team they sent over the day of the wedding was fantastic. Throughout the night the team not only checked on my husband and I but also with all of our guests to make sure they didn't need anything. We had nothing but compliments about our food and bar service! I would highly recommend them! Read less
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emautumn
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.6/5.0
We were very happy with our service from CBTF. At first, our sales person was pretty unresponsive (would take weeks to respond to emails, seemed to have an attitude), but we got a new girl to work with and she was fantastic. We got tons of compliments on our food. We were supposed to have shrimp on our pasta bar, but they forgot it on the wedding day. I wasn't too upset about it, but if you're a bridezilla, I can see one getting quite upset. But I let our sales person know of the situation and they sent us a check covering the cost after the wedding. It was more than the amount I calculated it should be in my head, so I was pretty happy. They also did our cake, and it was much prettier than I had envisioned. It was perfect. I definitely recommend based on quality food, BEAUTIFUL cake and low cost.
We were very happy with our service from CBTF. At first, our sales person was pretty unresponsive (would take weeks to Read more...
We were very happy with our service from CBTF. At first, our sales person was pretty unresponsive (would take weeks to respond to emails, seemed to have an attitude), but we got a new girl to work with and she was fantastic. We got tons of compliments on our food. We were supposed to have shrimp on our pasta bar, but they forgot it on the wedding day. I wasn't too upset about it, but if you're a bridezilla, I can see one getting quite upset. But I let our sales person know of the situation and they sent us a check covering the cost after the wedding. It was more than the amount I calculated it should be in my head, so I was pretty happy. They also did our cake, and it was much prettier than I had envisioned. It was perfect. I definitely recommend based on quality food, BEAUTIFUL cake and low cost. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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alg1022
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Catering By the Family provided an excellent meal for my wedding reception. They were very professional, accomidating and accountable. The food was delicious and reasonable in price. The beer and wine service was also reasonable and well dispensed. Would highly reccomend them to anyone. Reagan, one of the coordinators is super nice and very helpful!
Catering By the Family provided an excellent meal for my wedding reception. They were very professional, accomidating and Read more...
Catering By the Family provided an excellent meal for my wedding reception. They were very professional, accomidating and accountable. The food was delicious and reasonable in price. The beer and wine service was also reasonable and well dispensed. Would highly reccomend them to anyone. Reagan, one of the coordinators is super nice and very helpful! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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njambete
Wedding:
2/6/2010
4.7/5.0
The food was fabulous! I received multiple compliments about the taste of the food. We had the buffet, with chicken marsala, veggies, potatoes, and the Tampa Tenderloin carving station was a hit!
The food was fabulous! I received multiple compliments about the taste of the food. We had the buffet, with chicken Read more...
The food was fabulous! I received multiple compliments about the taste of the food. We had the buffet, with chicken marsala, veggies, potatoes, and the Tampa Tenderloin carving station was a hit! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nereida
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Catering by the Family provided outstanding service and food for our upcoming wedding. Reagan was extremely helpful and responsive during the whole planning session. Our wedding theme was rustic but elegant so we opted to serve barbeque as our meal. It was a hit with all our guests. Our onsite staff was also extremely attentive and exceeded all our expectations. Their food is excellent. Highly recommendable.
Catering by the Family provided outstanding service and food for our upcoming wedding. Reagan was extremely helpful and Read more...
Catering by the Family provided outstanding service and food for our upcoming wedding. Reagan was extremely helpful and responsive during the whole planning session. Our wedding theme was rustic but elegant so we opted to serve barbeque as our meal. It was a hit with all our guests. Our onsite staff was also extremely attentive and exceeded all our expectations. Their food is excellent. Highly recommendable. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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gatorgirl0128
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Catering By The Family provided great service for us! The Event Manager made sure my husband and I had drinks and hor d'oeuvres during our pictures after the ceremony, and she took us through our buffet line first to make sure we had at least a few minutes to eat before we went out to mingle with our guests. They even boxed up meals for us to take back to the hotel with us after the reception for a midnight snack!

The food was delicious... even better than we'd had at our tasting before the wedding. Their decorations were really classy and complemented both the room and the decorations we'd already set up.
Catering By The Family provided great service for us! The Event Manager made sure my husband and I had drinks and hor Read more...
Catering By The Family provided great service for us! The Event Manager made sure my husband and I had drinks and hor d'oeuvres during our pictures after the ceremony, and she took us through our buffet line first to make sure we had at least a few minutes to eat before we went out to mingle with our guests. They even boxed up meals for us to take back to the hotel with us after the reception for a midnight snack!

The food was delicious... even better than we'd had at our tasting before the wedding. Their decorations were really classy and complemented both the room and the decorations we'd already set up. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jules
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Ragen was a dream to work with, She was very patient with me. On the day of our wedding the caterers were very professional and attentive.
Ragen was a dream to work with, She was very patient with me. On the day of our wedding the caterers were very Read more...
Ragen was a dream to work with, She was very patient with me. On the day of our wedding the caterers were very professional and attentive. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Brian
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.8/5.0
Food was awesome as well as the presentation.
Food was awesome as well as the presentation.
Food was awesome as well as the presentation. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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tpabridejune09
Wedding:
6/12/2009
4.8/5.0
Catering by the Family is great to work with! They were completely flexible and let us customize our menu at a very reasonable price. Everything was delicious!
Catering by the Family is great to work with! They were completely flexible and let us customize our menu at a very Read more...
Catering by the Family is great to work with! They were completely flexible and let us customize our menu at a very reasonable price. Everything was delicious! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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ZiMa
Wedding:
6/7/2009
0.0/5.0
The food was great... don't get me wrong. We were suppose to have an outside ceremony, but because of the rain we delayed it 30 minutes yet still had to move the ceremony inside. After the ceremony, while we were doing pictures, we had cocktail hour with an open bar and finger foods for our guest. Little did I know, while we were doing our pictures, the guest were being served the dinner. How rude! I thought that the bride and groom were to be the first served?!?! So as we were introduced into the reception area, our guest had finished eating already. I don't care if we had to delay the wedding for an hour! My food was cold and I didn't get a chance to eat it anyway because our guest were already done eating so we were rushed. Oh.. and I'd like to thank whoever the smart one was that boxed up our chicken marsala and put it on the floor of the backseat of my car. It had spilt all over my carpets in my car and because we didn't notice it till we got back from our honeymoon, well, let's just say it didn't smell very good! Sooo... Here's were they really screwed up!!! I am a recovering alcoholic (sober 9 years, thank you very much) and I made that very clear to the person who was dealing with our account, so of course, I asked for them to fill my champagne glass with NON-alcoholic sparkling grape juice. Thanks to their screw up, I had my first drink in 9 years and it put that taste back in my mouth. No, I'm not drinking again, but the point is that when a bride request for something so important as that, they should of made that happen! I even went to the bartender and asked them if that had my NON-alcoholic champagne and she told me no. UNREAL!!!!! If I had it to do all over again, I would of used someone else.
The food was great... don't get me wrong. We were suppose to have an outside ceremony, but because of the rain we delayed Read more...
The food was great... don't get me wrong. We were suppose to have an outside ceremony, but because of the rain we delayed it 30 minutes yet still had to move the ceremony inside. After the ceremony, while we were doing pictures, we had cocktail hour with an open bar and finger foods for our guest. Little did I know, while we were doing our pictures, the guest were being served the dinner. How rude! I thought that the bride and groom were to be the first served?!?! So as we were introduced into the reception area, our guest had finished eating already. I don't care if we had to delay the wedding for an hour! My food was cold and I didn't get a chance to eat it anyway because our guest were already done eating so we were rushed. Oh.. and I'd like to thank whoever the smart one was that boxed up our chicken marsala and put it on the floor of the backseat of my car. It had spilt all over my carpets in my car and because we didn't notice it till we got back from our honeymoon, well, let's just say it didn't smell very good! Sooo... Here's were they really screwed up!!! I am a recovering alcoholic (sober 9 years, thank you very much) and I made that very clear to the person who was dealing with our account, so of course, I asked for them to fill my champagne glass with NON-alcoholic sparkling grape juice. Thanks to their screw up, I had my first drink in 9 years and it put that taste back in my mouth. No, I'm not drinking again, but the point is that when a bride request for something so important as that, they should of made that happen! I even went to the bartender and asked them if that had my NON-alcoholic champagne and she told me no. UNREAL!!!!! If I had it to do all over again, I would of used someone else. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
I don't know where to begin, there was so many mess ups with this cater. at my daughter wedding. 1st of all two people saw the server eating right out of the pans of food for my guest. and I don’t mean putting the food on plates. OH NO!!!! right out of the pans. Then they ran out of pasta to serve my guest. Out of 17 tables 8 did not get pasta and the pasta that was served was served in stainless steel mixing bowls when all of the dishes were the fine china. I had tables that didn't get champagne for the toast. including my husband (The father of the Bride)and guest that didn't get flatware or water. We had Martini mix but they didn't even take it out to serve it, my husband had to go in the kitchen to find it. They didn't tell none of the guest there was a desert table. I baked Italian cookies for weeks for my daughters wedding and they didn't even put them all out and one whole bag they messed up because they got them wet. I paid for my vendors to eat dinner and only 3 out of 5 got to eat. they refuse to feed the other 2. The knife my daughter and son-in-law use to cut the cake the just put it back in the box they didn’t even clean them. The girl that I planed this whole wedding with didn’t even want to come out of the kitchen to show her face and when she did she was dress like a rag muffin with her hair pulled back and house slippers on. I talk to this girl Reagan for 6 mo. Planning, talking, picking thing out. She knew more then anyone else and more then any of my other vendors how important it was to have everything be right and go smooth. Now don’t get me wrong I know that things happen but everything that happen at this wedding shouldn’t have. My daughter and I were very organize and we try to be very helpful and understanding during the time of planning the wedding. I wish now we would have went with another cater. Or have the wedding at a hotel. I would never refer this company to anyone , Never!!!! Sign disappointed mother of bride
I don't know where to begin, there was so many mess ups with this cater. at my daughter wedding. 1st of all two people saw Read more...
I don't know where to begin, there was so many mess ups with this cater. at my daughter wedding. 1st of all two people saw the server eating right out of the pans of food for my guest. and I don’t mean putting the food on plates. OH NO!!!! right out of the pans. Then they ran out of pasta to serve my guest. Out of 17 tables 8 did not get pasta and the pasta that was served was served in stainless steel mixing bowls when all of the dishes were the fine china. I had tables that didn't get champagne for the toast. including my husband (The father of the Bride)and guest that didn't get flatware or water. We had Martini mix but they didn't even take it out to serve it, my husband had to go in the kitchen to find it. They didn't tell none of the guest there was a desert table. I baked Italian cookies for weeks for my daughters wedding and they didn't even put them all out and one whole bag they messed up because they got them wet. I paid for my vendors to eat dinner and only 3 out of 5 got to eat. they refuse to feed the other 2. The knife my daughter and son-in-law use to cut the cake the just put it back in the box they didn’t even clean them. The girl that I planed this whole wedding with didn’t even want to come out of the kitchen to show her face and when she did she was dress like a rag muffin with her hair pulled back and house slippers on. I talk to this girl Reagan for 6 mo. Planning, talking, picking thing out. She knew more then anyone else and more then any of my other vendors how important it was to have everything be right and go smooth. Now don’t get me wrong I know that things happen but everything that happen at this wedding shouldn’t have. My daughter and I were very organize and we try to be very helpful and understanding during the time of planning the wedding. I wish now we would have went with another cater. Or have the wedding at a hotel. I would never refer this company to anyone , Never!!!! Sign disappointed mother of bride Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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NBlankenbiller
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
They were wonderful! The food was great, not bland or stale tasting like the typical caterer. The staff were professional and friendly, open bar service was wonderful.
They were wonderful! The food was great, not bland or stale tasting like the typical caterer. The staff were professional Read more...
They were wonderful! The food was great, not bland or stale tasting like the typical caterer. The staff were professional and friendly, open bar service was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Renna1122
Wedding:
11/22/2008
0.8/5.0
I hired this company to provide Liquor for our wedding I paid $900 for UNLIMITED TOPSHELF (open bar all night for about 70 ppl.) in the end only 50 ppl. showed up and I still ran out of vodka within the first hour 45 minutes to be exact. You see we where introduced and we did all our dances so I the BRIDE went over for a cran and vodka and they told me they ran out. WHAT!!!! I was so disappointed so I let it go the one person who should have been drunk was sober. So after the wedding I called the planner her name was Christina and told her the whole situation she even had said "since there was two men one should have went to the store what ever it toke to make you happy" but they didn't so she told me that the boss would call me to see what we could do about a refund. Well about 2 weeks later I had a message from a man with a strong accent I didn't even get his NAME ??? He was very rude with me on the phone wouldn't even let me express how I felt he kept cutting me off in the end he said that they only pack 3 bottles of every bottle for a party my size I knew that was a JOKE comeon 70 people and only 3 bottles of VODKA are you kidding?!! Needless to say hey sent me a check for $100 even that was a JOKE but in the end I would NOT RECOMMEND them for LIQUOR SERVICES. Very poor!!
I hired this company to provide Liquor for our wedding I paid $900 for UNLIMITED TOPSHELF (open bar all night for about 70 Read more...
I hired this company to provide Liquor for our wedding I paid $900 for UNLIMITED TOPSHELF (open bar all night for about 70 ppl.) in the end only 50 ppl. showed up and I still ran out of vodka within the first hour 45 minutes to be exact. You see we where introduced and we did all our dances so I the BRIDE went over for a cran and vodka and they told me they ran out. WHAT!!!! I was so disappointed so I let it go the one person who should have been drunk was sober. So after the wedding I called the planner her name was Christina and told her the whole situation she even had said "since there was two men one should have went to the store what ever it toke to make you happy" but they didn't so she told me that the boss would call me to see what we could do about a refund. Well about 2 weeks later I had a message from a man with a strong accent I didn't even get his NAME ??? He was very rude with me on the phone wouldn't even let me express how I felt he kept cutting me off in the end he said that they only pack 3 bottles of every bottle for a party my size I knew that was a JOKE comeon 70 people and only 3 bottles of VODKA are you kidding?!! Needless to say hey sent me a check for $100 even that was a JOKE but in the end I would NOT RECOMMEND them for LIQUOR SERVICES. Very poor!! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Eran
Wedding:
11/14/2008
5.0/5.0
The service was outstanding! The food was outstanding! I don't know if I could ever put into words how truly impressed we were by what Catering by the Family provided to us. They went above and beyond our requests and wishes. Their staff was attentive from the moment we walked in before the ceremony and reception had ever began. We did not request any hand passed appetizers, but their staff was passing our appetizers to our guests and wedding party on beautiful trays. We were so happy! The buffet menu that we chose was a hit with all of our guests. Everyone loved the food. My husband and I had the priviledge of being served by our very own personal servers. WOW! We had the Tampa Tenderloin and Chicken Marsala, both received rave reviews from our guests. And, we got to take home all the leftovers!

Catering by the Family should be your choice for your event! You won't be disappointed!
The service was outstanding! The food was outstanding! I don't know if I could ever put into words how truly impressed we Read more...
The service was outstanding! The food was outstanding! I don't know if I could ever put into words how truly impressed we were by what Catering by the Family provided to us. They went above and beyond our requests and wishes. Their staff was attentive from the moment we walked in before the ceremony and reception had ever began. We did not request any hand passed appetizers, but their staff was passing our appetizers to our guests and wedding party on beautiful trays. We were so happy! The buffet menu that we chose was a hit with all of our guests. Everyone loved the food. My husband and I had the priviledge of being served by our very own personal servers. WOW! We had the Tampa Tenderloin and Chicken Marsala, both received rave reviews from our guests. And, we got to take home all the leftovers!

Catering by the Family should be your choice for your event! You won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Melanie
Wedding:
11/14/2008
4.7/5.0
Everything did not go exactly as planned at our event. That being said, Steve has since been more than accomodating in trying to make up for those few minor errors. The taste and quality of the main buffet food was excellent, and enjoyed by everyone. Once the wrinkles were ironed out in the beginning (some of the servers were more than an hour late making the bar and passed appetizers late as well) the rest of the evening went off without a hitch, and was phenomenal.

Bottom line, mistakes were made, but everyone involved was gracious, apologetic, and sincere in their efforts both then, and since. An honest company that makes customer service a priority even after your event is finished! We will use them again for future events!
Everything did not go exactly as planned at our event. That being said, Steve has since been more than accomodating in Read more...
Everything did not go exactly as planned at our event. That being said, Steve has since been more than accomodating in trying to make up for those few minor errors. The taste and quality of the main buffet food was excellent, and enjoyed by everyone. Once the wrinkles were ironed out in the beginning (some of the servers were more than an hour late making the bar and passed appetizers late as well) the rest of the evening went off without a hitch, and was phenomenal.

Bottom line, mistakes were made, but everyone involved was gracious, apologetic, and sincere in their efforts both then, and since. An honest company that makes customer service a priority even after your event is finished! We will use them again for future events! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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lynnsoon
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
The food was so hot and delicious and everyone really loved the chicken! I didn't hear one complaint from our guests, they did a fantastic job!!!
The food was so hot and delicious and everyone really loved the chicken! I didn't hear one complaint from our guests, they Read more...
The food was so hot and delicious and everyone really loved the chicken! I didn't hear one complaint from our guests, they did a fantastic job!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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cgug
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.4/5.0
Great! A lot better than renting a hall. Very nice
Great! A lot better than renting a hall. Very nice
Great! A lot better than renting a hall. Very nice Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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lmd71
Wedding:
3/8/2008
5.0/5.0
The company that I had worked for used Catering by the Family for a Holiday party a few months before my wedding. I was so impressed with the food, displays, and staff, that I knew I had to have them for my wedding!! I especially requested Pat (who was bartending the holiday party) to be a bartender at our wedding. We were able to customize our menu to our liking. The planning went very smooth and we were looking forward to the wonderful meal we had planned for our guests. We had no problems on our wedding day. Everything went exceptionally well and the staff was amazing! Since then, we have used Catering by the Family for another company holiday party and would use them again for any function. A special thanks to Christina and Pat for making everything so wonderful!!
The company that I had worked for used Catering by the Family for a Holiday party a few months before my wedding. I was so Read more...
The company that I had worked for used Catering by the Family for a Holiday party a few months before my wedding. I was so impressed with the food, displays, and staff, that I knew I had to have them for my wedding!! I especially requested Pat (who was bartending the holiday party) to be a bartender at our wedding. We were able to customize our menu to our liking. The planning went very smooth and we were looking forward to the wonderful meal we had planned for our guests. We had no problems on our wedding day. Everything went exceptionally well and the staff was amazing! Since then, we have used Catering by the Family for another company holiday party and would use them again for any function. A special thanks to Christina and Pat for making everything so wonderful!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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laurengilbert
Wedding:
4/27/2007
4.8/5.0
The were great and I would definitely use them again!
The were great and I would definitely use them again!
The were great and I would definitely use them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alli
Wedding:
10/21/2005
4.7/5.0
We still get compliments on the food from our wedding. The value was great, the staff was great. We recommend them to everyone getting married. They have lots of options for food as well as linens, etc.
We still get compliments on the food from our wedding. The value was great, the staff was great. We recommend them to Read more...
We still get compliments on the food from our wedding. The value was great, the staff was great. We recommend them to everyone getting married. They have lots of options for food as well as linens, etc. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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