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Spotlight Catering

Tampa , FL
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Tampa, FL US 33614 (map)

PHONE

813-888-8995

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ABOUT US

Spotlight Catering's portable kitchen allows for onsite cooking, providing fresh and delicious food for any location! In addition to our expertise and our on-site cooking capabilities,... Read more
Spotlight Catering's portable kitchen allows for onsite cooking, providing fresh and delicious food for any location! In addition to our expertise and our on-site cooking capabilities, our full-service catering packages also help set us apart from other Tampa catering companies. Along with delectable entrees, we'll be happy to include beverages, hors d'oeuvres and bar service in your custom package, which are perfect for a cocktail hour at a wedding or corporate event.

Events:
Weddings
Rehearsal Dinners
Business Luncheons
Holiday Parties
Charity Fundraising Events
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Catering

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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?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, menu tastings are provided with your personal event coordinator. Who will also customize menus due to preferences or dietary needs.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, Spotlight Catering provides customized bar services including glassware, cocktail napkins, stir sticks, ice, juice mixers, soda mixers, garnishes and bartender service. 
 
 Licensed through Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco 
 $5,000,000 General Liability Insurance
 $1,000,000 Liquor Liability Insurance
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Included Rentals:
 Linens
 - All Guest Tables Linens Included
 - Gift Tables Linens Included
 - Head Tables Linens Included
 - Sign in Table Linens Included
 - Cake Table Linens Included
 - Mobile Kitchen Included - Upscale Chaffers Included
 
 China Plates:
 - Stainless Flatware Included
 - Dinner Forks Included
 - Cake Forks Included
 - Salad Forks Included
 - Teaspoon Included
 - Silver Coffee Urn Included
 - China Cup & Saucers Included
 - Glass Champagne Flute Included
 - Glass Water Goblet Included
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Staffing Includes:
 
 - Set-up Included
 - Chef Included
 - Cook/Carver Included
 - Captain Included
 - Buffet Attendants Included
 - Porters Included
 - Break Down Included
 - Cake Cutting Included
 - Service Charge Included
What is your maximum catering capacity?
50000

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Valeria
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Fabulous caterers! Their food is delicious - we went with the chicken florentine, penne pasta with olive oil and sundried tomatoes, and broccoli with hollandaise sauce for our wedding. They are very friendly and all the staff is super attentive. Ronnie and James made sure we were served first and kept coming back to our table to make sure we had everything we needed.

I'm still hearing from my guests how much they loved the food and the open bar!
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Rose
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Let them do their job they are trained by the best
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I used spotlight catering for my wedding. They did an AMAZING job with everything. The food was amazing and the process was so easy and convenient. I had them do spanish food and it was done correctly & very affordable. All of the guests told me that the food was really good, juicy and flavorful. I am one of those people that HATES regular wedding food because its always dry and flavorless.... this was not at all!!! Im so happy that i went through them for my catering. They were very professional & friendly. I would definitely recommend them to everyone i know.
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Mary Anne
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I had port a pit bbq cater for my fourth of July wedding. The presentation was really nice and the food was delicious all my guests were raving how good the food was. I highly recommend port a pit catering for the Tampa Bay area the food is great and fast and clear communication with staff during wedding planning. I like to thank all the staff in port a pit bbq for making my wedding a special and beautiful day and thank you again for the delicious food.
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S
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Prompt return on all communication. One-stop-shopping on all needs (I changed up my needs at least 6 times before the event). Easy payment plans. Had several 'family recipes' and staff duplicated to perfection. Received many, many compliments on the food. Staff serving was very professional (dress and affect). Rained during the first 45 minutes of an outside event - staff could not have been more helpful. Quickly put me at ease, handled moving several serving areas, dried off tables, circulated around with drinks to those 'huddling' under the porch - I could not have asked for better care and service. Wonderful, wonderful company. HIGHLY recommend for any size event. (I served 80 for a sit-down event).
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Angela
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I searched high and low for a caterer when planning our wedding. Ronnie and his team were wonderful! Not only were they up front about the costs of their services (not tacking on all the extra hidden fees), they were very down to earth and easy to work with! Everyone commented on how good the food was and were eager to take home the leftovers at the end of the night! I have already referred Spotlight Catering to another bride and would recommend them to anyone looking for great service!
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Johanna
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to RAVE about Ronnie and Spotlight catering. My husband is the person who set up the meeting, I had my doubts because I was already leaning towards another catering company(especially since Spotlight didn't have as many reviews as other companies). Spotlight proved me wrong. They are AMAZING! They worked with us, their food at the tasting was great! We even contracted them for our reception luncheon (that's how good their food is!). We had the "Around The World" buffet and our guests couldn't stop raving about how great the food tasted. Ronnie even made up a plate for my grandmother (who got sick during the ceremony and couldn't be present for the reception) so we could take to her after the reception. They are very professional, yet friendly and just nice people to work with. Our reception was a hit and a big part of it was because of the Ronnie and the staff at Spotlight catering.
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Aletheia
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We searched all over Tampa Bay for the perfect caterer and we were thrilled with Ronnie and his team @ Spotlight! We had the 'Around the World' buffet that had different food stations and included chefs to prepare dishes to order. We received many compliments on how great the food was and compared to the other caterers in the Tampa Bay area, the prices were absolutely reasonable! Even with a last minute change in our reception location, Ronnie rolled with the changes like a true professional and helped to make our wedding fun and memorable. Highly recommended!!!
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fred
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Spotlight to cater a holiday party, and what a rousing success it was! The food was fabulous, and the sever was so friendly and adjusted to our needs without hesitation. All commented that the success of our party happened because of Spotlight Catering. Anyone needing catering, this is the cpmoany to hire a great meal at a great price and with great service. truley a value that is priceless these days! THANKS Spotlight !!!!!!!

Rick Simes
Holiday patry Chairmen
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Mrs.
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Spotlight was the caterer of our dreams! From the taste testing to the final minutes of our wedding AMAZING!! My loving fiance could not make it for the taste testing because his game was on and his team was loosing (whatever). . . So at the tasting I apologized to Ronnie and explained my fiance's situation and he actually packed a to go plate for him!! Ronnie was sooo understanding, my sister is a vegitarion (sp?) and out of 175 plates he made a special plate for her! His staff waited on my husannd and I hand and foot on the stage, and they even packed up our cake topper for us. Not to mention how great the price was. Oh, and the most important part was how good and savory their pepercorn steak was! I could taste it for 2 hours after it was gone :).
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jenhpoohbear
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Ronnie at Spotlight Catering was awesome. He was very flexible and willing to work with us so that we could have a very special day. He does liquor and chair covers as well so it was a great one stop shop. His staff was very personable and kept checking on us the day of to see if we needed anything. We were very pleased and did not have to worry about anything.
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Leah
Wedding:
4/4/2013
4.8/5.0
Everyone loved the food! Would definitely use them again!
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Spotlight Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Leah. We were happy to be part of your special day!
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emilyusf21
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.3/5.0
This company is no longer called Spotlight catering it is now Port-a-Pit Bar-B-Q. Overall my experience with them was great. The food was amazing and for the price i couldnt have asked for any better. I was able to see what i was ordering and pay for exactly what i wanted. They didnt make me order a package. I did all appetizers since it was a late afternoon wedding. They did show up late to set up and that was the only problem i had but overall it turned out perfect.
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Spotlight Catering responded with the following comments:

Port-A-Pit BBQ is Spotlight Caterings sister company. Although both companies are based in Tampa and provide wedding catering services Port-A-Pit BBQ tends to be casual weddings, company picnics, sporting events and casual private parties.

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