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Olympia Catering & Events

Tampa , FL
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2201 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607 US (map)

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813-251-8225

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ABOUT US

Since 1924, our third generation, family owned business has established itself as a premier caterer and bakery. We take pride as being referred to as one of Tampa’s finest and most... Read more
Since 1924, our third generation, family owned business has established itself as a premier caterer and bakery. We take pride as being referred to as one of Tampa’s finest and most respected. Olympia has catered thousands of events in the Tampa Bay area ranging in size from 30 to 3500 guests. Our full service division handles between 125 to 175 weddings and 200 to 250 major corporate and social events, annually.

Whether you are planning a simple hors d’oeuvres cocktail party or an elegant six course plated dinner, our expert chefs will create an array of culinary masterpieces for the palate. Our service professionals will provide unparalleled hospitality for your guests and our event coordinators be there to attend to every detail.

Olympia’s reputation for quality and affordability has allowed our organization to prosper and become a Tampa tradition. 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?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Olympia catering was absolutely fantastic!! From the food to the service we were beyond pleased! Our wedding guests raved about how terrific the food was and how friend the staff was. The staff even brought out snacks for the kids at our wedding to cater more towards what they would like and to keep them busy. I also had one of the staff members help my bridesmaid bustle my dress. I wish I would have gotten her name to properly thank her for all that she did. Everyone was so friendly and attentive and they even packed me and my husband "to go" boxes from our dinner since we didn't really get a chance to eat. Thank you so much Olympia catering!!
Olympia catering was absolutely fantastic!! From the food to the service we were beyond pleased! Our wedding guests raved Read more...
Olympia catering was absolutely fantastic!! From the food to the service we were beyond pleased! Our wedding guests raved about how terrific the food was and how friend the staff was. The staff even brought out snacks for the kids at our wedding to cater more towards what they would like and to keep them busy. I also had one of the staff members help my bridesmaid bustle my dress. I wish I would have gotten her name to properly thank her for all that she did. Everyone was so friendly and attentive and they even packed me and my husband "to go" boxes from our dinner since we didn't really get a chance to eat. Thank you so much Olympia catering!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Olympia Catering did a fantastic job at our recent wedding. We worked with Sheri, who was very personable and easy to work with. The day of the wedding the staff was professional and attentive; they brought appetizers and drinks to the bridal party while we were taking our photos, and made plates for my husband and I during the reception. The service was excellent. The food was delicious- I recommend the signature chicken. We got many compliments from our guests. I highly recommend Olympia Catering.
Olympia Catering did a fantastic job at our recent wedding. We worked with Sheri, who was very personable and easy to work Read more...
Olympia Catering did a fantastic job at our recent wedding. We worked with Sheri, who was very personable and easy to work with. The day of the wedding the staff was professional and attentive; they brought appetizers and drinks to the bridal party while we were taking our photos, and made plates for my husband and I during the reception. The service was excellent. The food was delicious- I recommend the signature chicken. We got many compliments from our guests. I highly recommend Olympia Catering. Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
12/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I just hired Olympia for my companies holiday party and the food and service was terrific! I had so many compliments of how delicious the food was at this event. I worked with Nancy and she is a true professional and knows her buisness. You will never forget the food you served at your event if you book with Olympia Caterering!
I just hired Olympia for my companies holiday party and the food and service was terrific! I had so many compliments of Read more...
I just hired Olympia for my companies holiday party and the food and service was terrific! I had so many compliments of how delicious the food was at this event. I worked with Nancy and she is a true professional and knows her buisness. You will never forget the food you served at your event if you book with Olympia Caterering! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
11/22/2014
4.7/5.0
Look NO further for your wedding day catering needs! Seriously, Olympias food is SO delicious! We had a buffet style meal for our wedding of approximately 225 guests, and all the food was hit, moist, fresh, and beautifully presented! They did a great job setting up the reception hall, and coordinated their buffet decor with what my style and decor was for the hall! It was just great! The servers that my husband and I encountered were excellent, he and I were served and the server came back to us to see if we wanted anything in addition. They got us drinks, and we felt like a king and queen! Would absolutely use them again!
Look NO further for your wedding day catering needs! Seriously, Olympias food is SO delicious! We had a buffet style meal Read more...
Look NO further for your wedding day catering needs! Seriously, Olympias food is SO delicious! We had a buffet style meal for our wedding of approximately 225 guests, and all the food was hit, moist, fresh, and beautifully presented! They did a great job setting up the reception hall, and coordinated their buffet decor with what my style and decor was for the hall! It was just great! The servers that my husband and I encountered were excellent, he and I were served and the server came back to us to see if we wanted anything in addition. They got us drinks, and we felt like a king and queen! Would absolutely use them again! Read less
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Svetlana
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Olympia was wonderful to work with! Shari was very responsive and worked with us to make the perfect menu for our Serbian wedding! The food was DELICIOUS, the service fast and prompt and the wedding cake was a dream!!! I would highly recommend working with Olympia!
Olympia was wonderful to work with! Shari was very responsive and worked with us to make the perfect menu for our Serbian Read more...
Olympia was wonderful to work with! Shari was very responsive and worked with us to make the perfect menu for our Serbian wedding! The food was DELICIOUS, the service fast and prompt and the wedding cake was a dream!!! I would highly recommend working with Olympia! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy went above and beyond the call of duty as the Sales Manager for Olympia and calmed me down, gave me wonderful advice and reassured me that everything would be great. She even played interference on opinionated and demanding family members. She provided amazing recommendations on food and linen options and even set up a very last minute tasting for my mom. When it came time for the cake tasting, I was unable to attend and Debbie did an amazing job with my mom at the tasting. She gave excellent suggestions and helped me make a final decision.
On the day of the ceremony I was blow away by the responsiveness of our banquet captain, Tina. During cocktail hour she introduced herself to my Husband and I and provided us with a plate of Hors d'oeuvre while we were getting our photos done. Tina made us feel like we were the only people that she was taking care of all night. She swapped our champagne for toasting to wine and beer (since we aren't champagne drinkers), made sure we got to-go meals for after the reception and even made a joke that if she wasn't able to wrap us up a meal that she would drive to McDonalds for us. She explained that brides and grooms never eat as much as they should, and inevitably end up hungry after the reception…She couldn't have been more right!! Those to- go meals were exactly what we needed later that night!!
Aside from the amazing service we received from Nancy, Debbie and Tina- the food was wonderful as well. Everyone we spoke to that night was raving about the stuffed chicken and the filet. The red velvet cupcakes were amazing and hit the spot for my sweet tooth.
On your wedding day, you don’t want to have a care in the world and I can honestly say that Nancy and Tina made sure that we didn't. Nancy and Tina were my angels and I know that night wouldn't have been the same if we did not have these ladies there to help.
Nancy went above and beyond the call of duty as the Sales Manager for Olympia and calmed me down, gave me wonderful advice Read more...
Nancy went above and beyond the call of duty as the Sales Manager for Olympia and calmed me down, gave me wonderful advice and reassured me that everything would be great. She even played interference on opinionated and demanding family members. She provided amazing recommendations on food and linen options and even set up a very last minute tasting for my mom. When it came time for the cake tasting, I was unable to attend and Debbie did an amazing job with my mom at the tasting. She gave excellent suggestions and helped me make a final decision.
On the day of the ceremony I was blow away by the responsiveness of our banquet captain, Tina. During cocktail hour she introduced herself to my Husband and I and provided us with a plate of Hors d'oeuvre while we were getting our photos done. Tina made us feel like we were the only people that she was taking care of all night. She swapped our champagne for toasting to wine and beer (since we aren't champagne drinkers), made sure we got to-go meals for after the reception and even made a joke that if she wasn't able to wrap us up a meal that she would drive to McDonalds for us. She explained that brides and grooms never eat as much as they should, and inevitably end up hungry after the reception…She couldn't have been more right!! Those to- go meals were exactly what we needed later that night!!
Aside from the amazing service we received from Nancy, Debbie and Tina- the food was wonderful as well. Everyone we spoke to that night was raving about the stuffed chicken and the filet. The red velvet cupcakes were amazing and hit the spot for my sweet tooth.
On your wedding day, you don’t want to have a care in the world and I can honestly say that Nancy and Tina made sure that we didn't. Nancy and Tina were my angels and I know that night wouldn't have been the same if we did not have these ladies there to help. Read less
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bg
Wedding:
10/4/2014
2.6/5.0
I have mixed feelings about Olympia. I will start with the lack of communication and the time it took to get responses from Sherri was not good. I had sent emails to her and sometimes it would take 3 weeks to get a response, I had to call to them to get a response and she was never available to speak with. On the day of the wedding, while Sherri was setting up, she was very abrupt and not friendly when I mentioned that we had 1 person added to list but many others did not come, and she said "what are we supposed to feed them"? Why would it matter, everyone except 2 people got the same plated meal. Very unprofessional.

For the rest of the evening if I needed anything from Olympia I dealt with Kathy or with my day of the event coordinator, Nancy Hall.

We were advised that the bridal party would have their appetizers upstairs delivered to us, but we had to go down and request the appetizers and then they only gave us 8 of each item, but there were 10 in the bridal party. We also requested special appetizers for the bride and groom and it took forever to get those as well.

The servers were very slow to serve all tables and I did have to ask them to serve food to a table that was waiting a very long time when others were already done.

On a positive note the food was very delicious. I have to say that Kathy the lead server was excellent, she was very professional and had good communication skills.
I have mixed feelings about Olympia. I will start with the lack of communication and the time it took to get responses Read more...
I have mixed feelings about Olympia. I will start with the lack of communication and the time it took to get responses from Sherri was not good. I had sent emails to her and sometimes it would take 3 weeks to get a response, I had to call to them to get a response and she was never available to speak with. On the day of the wedding, while Sherri was setting up, she was very abrupt and not friendly when I mentioned that we had 1 person added to list but many others did not come, and she said "what are we supposed to feed them"? Why would it matter, everyone except 2 people got the same plated meal. Very unprofessional.

For the rest of the evening if I needed anything from Olympia I dealt with Kathy or with my day of the event coordinator, Nancy Hall.

We were advised that the bridal party would have their appetizers upstairs delivered to us, but we had to go down and request the appetizers and then they only gave us 8 of each item, but there were 10 in the bridal party. We also requested special appetizers for the bride and groom and it took forever to get those as well.

The servers were very slow to serve all tables and I did have to ask them to serve food to a table that was waiting a very long time when others were already done.

On a positive note the food was very delicious. I have to say that Kathy the lead server was excellent, she was very professional and had good communication skills. Read less
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alison
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a Olympia catering for our wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts. We had the most delicious food at our cocktail hour and reception. They created our beautiful wedding as well. All of our guests raved about how amazing the food was !
We had a Olympia catering for our wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts. We had the most delicious food at our cocktail hour Read more...
We had a Olympia catering for our wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts. We had the most delicious food at our cocktail hour and reception. They created our beautiful wedding as well. All of our guests raved about how amazing the food was ! Read less
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Michaela
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
All I can say is WOW!!! Olympia has truly been an amazing company to work with! From the moment we started communicating with Olympia we were impressed with their professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility. They made our wedding day feel special and did not treat us like we were "just another wedding." Not only did they provide exceptional service, but their food was delicious! We looked at numerous catering companies and Olympia surpassed all of them! Our wedding reception was beautiful and the food and cake were great! Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We are so thankful we chose Olympia, they do not disappoint!
All I can say is WOW!!! Olympia has truly been an amazing company to work with! From the moment we started communicating Read more...
All I can say is WOW!!! Olympia has truly been an amazing company to work with! From the moment we started communicating with Olympia we were impressed with their professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility. They made our wedding day feel special and did not treat us like we were "just another wedding." Not only did they provide exceptional service, but their food was delicious! We looked at numerous catering companies and Olympia surpassed all of them! Our wedding reception was beautiful and the food and cake were great! Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We are so thankful we chose Olympia, they do not disappoint! Read less
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Oleg & Inna
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful experience with Olympia!!! From the initial consultation up to my wedding day I was their priority! Sherri was there for me making sure I get exactly what I want and making it all somehow fit into my budget!! yeah she's that good! What I loved the most was how they took care of me on my wedding day! I got my own personal waiter and She made sure I had something to eat before the reception, would make sure I had plenty of water and continually kept checking on me just to make sure I was doing OK. I loved that, the fact that someone was there taking care of me on my special day. The food was amazing, everything tasted amazing and my custom Wedding Cake turned out just like I had imagined it!! Thank You Sherri and Olympia for such a wonderful Experience!!
What a wonderful experience with Olympia!!! From the initial consultation up to my wedding day I was their priority! Read more...
What a wonderful experience with Olympia!!! From the initial consultation up to my wedding day I was their priority! Sherri was there for me making sure I get exactly what I want and making it all somehow fit into my budget!! yeah she's that good! What I loved the most was how they took care of me on my wedding day! I got my own personal waiter and She made sure I had something to eat before the reception, would make sure I had plenty of water and continually kept checking on me just to make sure I was doing OK. I loved that, the fact that someone was there taking care of me on my special day. The food was amazing, everything tasted amazing and my custom Wedding Cake turned out just like I had imagined it!! Thank You Sherri and Olympia for such a wonderful Experience!! Read less
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