Big City Catering
Wow! I could not say enough great things about Big City! The food looked fabulous and tasted delicious and the service was above and beyond. Thank you so much!!! I was surprised on our wedding day when they brought my husband and I a tray of all our pre-reception hors d'oeuvres. I didn't think we would get any because we were busy taking pictures during cocktail hour. They were so attentive to us and our guest. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you especially to Gina and Tracy!
The food was delicious! We loved working with Gina throughout the beginning process. On the day of the wedding, Tracy was fabulous! She brought my husband and I our plates of food so we actually got to eat, and she just went above and beyond the whole night, not just for us, but for our guests, too. All of our guests raved about Tracy. I was beyond thrilled with this company! Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding!
Big City was great to work with! Everyone enjoyed the food. It was delicious! We planned a buffet and everything went smoothly. They even served us so we had more time to spend with our guests. We also, weren't expecting a cold night, until we checked the weather the day before and we were able to easily add heaters to our reception. Everyone was very appreciative. Bar staff and waiters were great. They were able to smoothly transition form our cocktail hour to the reception area quickly. Thanks!
Big City was absolutely the best to work with. The Staff were polite and "present but absent"....meaning they seamlessly appeared when needed and disappeared when not. The food profile was surprisingly tintillating to the palate. Being from the Carribbean, I totally expected bland food but was pleasantly surprised.
Kristina was attentive, professional, friendly and totally responsive. Intially I had planned to only use Big City for a small portion of my buffet, However, whilst working with Kristina I became convinced to hand all the proceeding to her care and that was not because she was pushy, but because she cared and that came through.
I am super critical (not a trait I am proud of), so when I tell you the experience was over the moon, take my word for it. I entertain often, and I am considering using Big City for some of my more intimate gatherings.
They made choosing a catering company, a breeze. The food was delicious, and they even added some nice treats by surprise!
Big City was the caterer that 'came with' my venue, Cypress Grove Estate House. At first I was nervous, but since my husband and I were using a rarely-used Southern Menu, they allowed us to come for a private tasting at the Big City office. Tracy and the Chef were absolutely WONDERFUL in all they did. We asked for small changes to the dishes we liked best, and the Chef was very gracious in making the changes we requested. He also make a point to come out during the dinner at the wedding to make sure that we were happy with everything. Tracy was absolutely fantastic in the pre-planning stages, as well as on day-of. The attention to detail was phenomenal, and my husband told me to make sure that I mentioned her in the review. I also wanted to brag on the bartender, James, who seemed to get everyone's drink orders memorized by the end of the night. He was so incredibly kind, but he was extremely attentive. I had a small group (about 40 attendees), and I received rave reviews about him from all my friends once back from the honeymoon. I received MANY compliments on the food, the service, and the entire staff. Couldn't have asked for better AT ALL.
Big city is not only a catering company! They can do it all! when my husband and I got married this year we had a hard time finding a catering company that we really liked.we had friends of ours last year that used big city as a catering company so we decided to check them out. We arrived at the office and there was a sign that read " welcome to the soon to be bride and groom Kevin and Jamie". needless to say we thought that was so cute.we met with a woman named Gina. She was outstanding! Big city really helps ease your mind when it comes to planning your wedding! The day of the event Tracy was the one who set up and coordinated the evening. She took alllll of the weight off my shoulders, by helping set up not only the ceremony room cocktail hour and reception, but she went above and beyond and set up all the little nic-nacs I had brought/made for the weddig as well! They made sure that they treated our family and friends with the upmost respect and care. They made sure that my husband and I ate first amd gave us the rest o the food to take home (and the food was too die for delish!!)so I your lookimg for an affordable, classy, well organized, flexible, catering company then look no further!
At first I wasn't sure about them but they were the only caterers that Cypress Grove recommended. I was pleasantly surprised. GREAT food and a lot of it!!!
Brittney and Tracy were just amazing! They took care of my daughter's wedding as if it was their own.They are so meticulous with details,that you can trust them fully with any dream you have for the perfect wedding. We told them our budget and ideas and they put together a package that was exceptional. It far exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble or a bother to them. We live in NJ and this wedding was a breeze to plan with Big City Catering.
I can't say enough about how all the vendors they used such as florist, DJ, and officiant were also superb. The food was delicious, and all our guest enjoyed every bite! If you are doing an event in Florida, you must call them. You won't find anyone better!
So happy with Big City Catering! We had Brittany and Tracy. They made this destination wedding so easy! They were easy to get in touch with, took care of all the details, and helped make our wedding day come together. The food, service, presentation, and all their recommended vendors were great. Loved everything!
Big City was AMAZING!!! The first thing I told my finance when we got engaged was I have to have a taco bar at the reception. When I saw Big City had that option, it was like it was fate. LOL. Working with Gina was a pleasure, along with everyone else on board.Every one of my guests has said they loved the food, and I couldn't agree more. Do yourself a favor and have Big City cater your event. You won't be disappointed.
Brittany and the entire team at Big City Catering were amazing to work with. Food was VERY important to us and we got exactly what we wanted and more! After going to so many wedding where the food was cold, bland, overcooked or just down right boring we were so glad we went with Big City. We are still getting compliments on how amazing the food was at our wedding. Everything ran smoothly with the entire process and they worked with me every step of the way. Having them there to coordinate linens was great too!
The staff at Big City were great! I was sold when we went for the tasting. The coordinator at the time was awesome and made us feel extremely comfortable and confident in our decision. Although the coordinator left shortly after we signed our contract, the transition to her replacement was smooth. Everything the day of turned out perfect and our guests raved about the food for days! The wait staff was great at cleanup...a little to great at that. I had several people mention their plates and cups had been removed before they were done, but I guess I'd rather have someone too quick to cleanup then too slow. Besides that, I heard nothing but compliments!
They were not only caterers, but wedding planners. Made the day perfect. Delicious food, everything planned to perfection they will be used again! Tracy was in charge of our event and she was absolutely amazing. She was responsive, helpful and a take charge person. Love her
Big City was more then we could have asked for from a caterer! They set up such a great event at our venue and were always there to answer any questions we had at all! We couldn't have asked for better food, with our specially designed menu, and there set up really looked like a piece of art! Gina and Tracy rock! And everyone was so so nice! If you can get the smoking ice cream station, it's a little piece of heaven!
We would give Big City a 6/5 if it were possible. They went above and beyond our expectations. They were responsive and willing to make last minute changes as well. Most importantly, the food was delicious and received high praise from all of our guests. I would highly recommend this company to any of my friends.
YUM YUM YUM!!!! We have heard nothing but great reviews from our guest on how the food was at our wedding. Big City catering has a wonderful reputation around Orlando and I can see why. Not only was the food amazing, but there was so much to choose from while designing the menu. Everything from thr bread rolls to the main courses were amazing. I highly recommend Big City for any kinf of event whether its a wedding or a family reunion!!!There are number 1 on our list!
Big City Catering fulfulled all of my expectations. During the planning process, Gina always responded to my questions in a timely manner and worked with me to create just the right menu for my daughter's reception. On the day of the wedding, they were on time and the room, food, and all arrangements were as we had planned. Our guests enjoyed the food, and the quantities were generous. Tracy, our event manager, did an excellent job and was flexible when we had some last minute requests. The entire staff was professional and paid attention to details. I would not hesitate to recommend Big City Catering, they made it possible for me to enjoy the day and not have to worry about the details!
The food was so delicious and my family is still talking about the grits bar. Who knew something so simple would be the highlight of my day. LOVE, LOVE, LOVED everything!!
JUST AMAZING- fantastic customer service, communication and the food was sooo tasty. I had numerous compliments of the food, tasty and beautiful presentation
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As the mom of the bride, I can honestly say this caterer did most of the work for us :) We called a few others before settling on Big City due to their professional but warm attitude. And are we happy we did!. Planning was simple, they offered various price ranges and menu choices, sampling and the final decisions as to linens and such went so smoothly I was worried things were going too well! But the day of the wedding was spectacular-service was attentive, but not hovering; warm, yet professional, and the food was all we had hoped for-set up was beautiful. The tables looked just as we imagined. It let my daughter and I truly enjoy her day-we did not have to lift a finger or do a thing. Cannot say how pleased I was with this vendor. Brittney was a blessing. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again.
Big City was awesome!! Everything turned out perfect and exactly what we wanted! Having a smaller more intimate wedding can be hard when it comes to planning (your wedding isn't big enough) but Brittney did a great job making our day exactly what we wanted! She kept everything on time and organized! She was always very quick to respond to emails which made planning that much easier for me! The food was amazing, they even went out of the way to alter a recipe to be gluten free for the groom!! The whole staff was awesome, if you want a stress free day filled with delicious food then book Big City for your wedding!!
I gave Big City Catering a 5 out of 5 for the services they gave me and my husband during our wedding planning process. We had some issues with our venue and Big City was very flexible with the changes we had to make. Besides the changes they were very responsive and easy to work with. The representative we worked with from Big City demonstrated so much knowledge and made this part of the planning process as easy as possible. The most important things was that the food was delicious!!!
Brittney was awesome. She helped us plan out exactly want we wanted. She always checked in with out thoughout the whole process to make sure every thing was going ok and she had great advice for us. The food was yummy and the service was great.
I loved this company because it had unique choices for food that I had not been able to find elsewhere. The staff was amazing in working with us in getting in to taste and finalize plans. And the day of the wedding they made sure everything ran smoothly, not only the food but helping out with many other things as well. Not only that but the food was amazing!!!
We worked with Brittney from Big City Catering and it was an amazing experience. She was so much more than a caterer! A week before our wedding we were having problems getting in touch with our venue and she offered to bring any items we needed and even found us a last minute wedding coordinator! Everyone at the wedding loved the food and service! Big City is a great company if you are looking for individualized attention and and awesome food! The stuffed mushrooms are INCREDIBLE!!!!!!
We looked at 3 different caterers for our wedding reception, but as soon as we met with Big City Catering we knew they were our choice. Shannon is amazing- she gets the job done no matter what! She always responded to e-mails and phone calls quickly, and was very flexible with us. She was very honest when we asked if she thought we needed certain things (like a plated salad waiting for our guests that would cost more), so when she did give her opinion on things she thought were worth the money we took her suggestions seriously. She is great at knowing what you as a couple want and caters to that as opposed to trying to get you to spend as much money as possible.
When we went to our tasting the chef himself served us the food. Which I was surprised by and found very refreshing. They are a down to earth and warm staff. At our wedding, we received so many compliments about Big City's efficient and friendly staff and the AMAZING food they served! Water glasses never went empty and the bartenders were great! As the newly married couple, we didn't raise a finger and any requests we made were gladly and speedily met. We picked a couple items that some of our guests typically don't eat, such as Israeli couscous and eggplant rollatini, and those were the most raved about items. Items on the buffet line never ran out and we even had a couple guests trying to figure out the recipe for the sauce that accompanied the grilled vegetables! One guest said when she'd finished she was totally satisfied and didn't feel bogged down and sluggish. Several guests confessed to getting seconds and everyone we talked to said everything they ate was delicious!
There are many times Big City came to our rescue during the planning process and every suggestion for other vendors they gave turned out amazing. I could go on and on about how great they are, but the bottom line is that they get the job done efficiently, professionally and deliciously! They were worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY AND MORE that we paid, and we will send everyone we know to them! If ever we need a caterer again they will be who we go to.
Big City Catering is an extremely professional company that is capable of providing more than just superb food for your event. They can provide tables, chairs, linens, tenting, lighting and more.
Shannon was fabulous! We absolutely loved her and she gave great referrals and suggestions! I was amazed at how beautiful everything looked! It was all so organized! Between her, my fabulous DJ, and my wedding coordinator, I didn't have to think about anything on the wedding day! We didn't even have to get our own food. (If only we could've had a chance to eat more of it!) My only complaint on the day, and I[m not even sure who to blame for it, was that we had a wedding cake that had 5 tiers and each tier was a different flavor.. Shannon had said that the whole cake would be cut up, but we ended up with not as many people as the cake was planned for, so they only cut into 2 of the tiers.. SO, only 2 of the 5 flavors were served.. I had envisioned everyone having a choice of what flavor they wanted with the whole cake being cut up.. And of coarse I didn't notice since we were wisked away after the cake cutting to do some more photos.. The cake was also handed out, not letting people come up and choose the flavor that they wanted.. (I cringe when I think about all of that penaut butter cake being forced on people!!! Not sure why the cake was passed out when the rest of the dinner had been buffet style..) So, we wasted a bunch of $$ on the cake that we then ended up throwing away since we were leaving for the honeymoon.. and I was left with a cringing feeling every time I think about what people thought when they were served peanut butter cake.. Again, I'm not sure if this was a miscommunication between my wedding coordinator and the caterer, but SOMEONE should have known to cut the whole cake since it was all different flavors. When they cut into the 2nd tier and it was a different flavor than was already passed out and a different flavor than we had done our cake cutting into the staff should've at least figured it out then! But, everything else was AMAZING and I would choose Shannon and her team all over again!
Vendor response to review
We cannot apologize enough for you being disappointed about this! Although we knew that there were different flavors in each tier, we always cut and serve the cake to the guests. When we have put it on a table for them to take their own, often times, they never see it and it doesn't get eaten. With that being said, we will be 100% sure to go over this with all of our future clients to make sure that this does not happen again. I'm glad that the rest of the day was a smashing success and we truly appreciate the honest feedback!
Big City Catering was the best choice we could have made for our caterer and ball room decorator. The food was absolutely delicious and the room looked stunning. Shannon (the coordinator) was able to make our dream wedding come true. She was able to meet both our wants and needs while keeping us on budget. Months after the wedding, our guests are still giving us complements on how great everything looked, how amazing the food tasted, and how much fun they had. Most of all Big City Catering was able to provide us piece of mind when my fiance and I needed it most. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Big City Rocks! They recently did our wedding at Paradise Cove and honestly everything was just amazing.All of my guest were raving about the food and the room set up, and the best was that I was able to relax during the entire planning process because Shannon was so on the ball! Shannon did an amazing job, girl works her butt off so you don't have to worry about ANYTHING! Shannon was very reliable and always helpful for my menue changes and imput. Everything was perfect, food, rentals, colors, ideas, everythinbg. She got back with me always on a timely basis. The wedding day crew from set up to take down was extremely pleasant and professional. The presentation was beautiful and the food was amazing! I was so happy with the service I got with them I will never use or refer anyone else. Thanks so much to Shannon and the whole Big City Catering team!! Thank you for making our day memorable and awesome! You're the Best!
The food that Big City Catering provided during our wedding was excellent. I received multiple compliments from guests throughout the night. The entire planning process was a breeze with them. Their coordinator (Shannon) used to be a wedding planner up north and knows everything about weddings and will give you great tips. The food during our tasting was amazing and the entire staff made us feel welcome and did not pressure us to pick them at all. They were quick to respond to all the questions/concerns I had withing 24 hours and very professional. The night of our wedding they arrived on time and were very attentive. Shannon and her team executed my vision and made it the most memorable night of my life. I could not be happier!!!
I hired Big City Catering for my Daughthers Wedding May 7, 2011 which was held at my house. I am not kidding when I say this was the best food I have ever had at a catered event. From the first meeting with Shannon and Brittney ,my planners, I had confidence this day would be perfect. Both were the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful team one could wish for. Shannon was very reliable and always helpful for my menue changes and imput. I again say everything was perfect, food, rentals, colors, ideas, everythinbg. She got back with me always on a timely basis. The wedding day crew from set up to take down was extremely pleasant and professional. Brittney was so organized with every detail. I did not have to do anything except enjoy the day! I did not even have to pick up one cup and my house was left spotless! I will and have already referred their name to as many people I can. I will certainly use them as my only choice! Thanks again for everything!
Shannon and Big City were absolutely amazing and made the whole planning process and wedding easy, flawless, stress free, and simply the best day of my life. Aside from the absolutely delicious food and drinks the people at Big City did anything and everything to make the night perfect. I did not have a planner and did everything myself. I would not have been able to do it all without the help and guidance of Shannon. She ran the night without a hitch. Big City was a preferred vendor for my venue but when looking at their site I thought that I would not be able to have them because they looked too expensive for my budget. I finally decided that I would just email and see if they could work within the budget and we got more than expected. There was not one thing that I could possibly complain about and if anything was not exactly how it should be Shannon was quick to fix it without me even having to worry about anything. I truly can't say enough good things about this company and Shannon and they will be the only catering company I use and recommend from now on!
Everyone at Big City was wonderful! The food was delicious and clever and we had lots of compliments from our guests. Shannon was a pleasure to work with, I loved her! She really was super helpful not just with the catering, but with other aspects of things we needed! She helped me find my hair and makeup team. Who were EXCELLENT! Also she helped with my cake as well, from cut the cake. It was yummy! She has a great list of vendors to choose from! She really knows her stuff, and is super professional and fun at the same time. If we ever need another event catered I will be using Big City for sure!
Great caterer!! Shanon was easy and fun to work with and the food was awesome!
Big City was there at every step. Shannon and team went beyond the base expectation for our wedding, and even secured a special treat for us at their expense. We were sold on the food quality, responsiveness, and professional staff. Great job and I would highly recommend them for any catering.
Big City and Shannon were AMAZING. I can't say enough wonderful things about them. As I was planning my wedding from out of town they made it so easy for me and Shannon helped me with any questions I had. I would hands down recommend them to anyone. All of my guest were raving about the food and the room set up, and the best was that I was able to relax during the entire planning process because Shannon was so on the ball!
Shannon and the team at Big City did a great job for our wedding reception! We had a small intimate venue but they made it work. Everyone enjoyed the food and the staff was very professional. On event day, Shannon took great care of us and made sure we didn’t need to worry about a thing! We really enjoyed working with Shannon – it’s apparent she has a passion for her profession! : )
Shannon and the Big City team were very professional and very helpful throughout the planning process. Shannon was very flexible and was able to create a meal that met our vision and was within our budget, which was very tight. We had so many compliments on the food and the friendliness of the bartender from the guests.
Shannon was very responsive to my emails and eager to help out any way she could. She definitely went above and beyond what my husband and I expected from her. She treated us like old friends, and on the day of the wedding, acted like a stand in day of coordinator. She told us that she might be doing this since her staff could take care of themselves and she wanted to help out wherever she could, but I don't think my parents or I were prepared as to just how attentive she would be! The first time my photographer saw Shannon in action, she asked if Shannon was my coordinator and was shocked when my response was "No, my caterer!".
I would recommend Shannon and the Big City team in a heartbeat to anyone! It was such a joy to work with them.
My wife and I loved Big City, most of all Shannon who was very honest and did not try to over sell things and really worked with our budget. From the moment we walked in the door and met with her we knew that we wanted to use Big City. The wedding was great and we have not heard one complaint about the food. I would recommend Big City for any event!!! If we ever need catering in the future we will certainly use Big City. If you read this review and want great food with exceptional service then you need to call Big City and ask for Shannon you won’t be disappointed.
I am a former event planner and a self-proclaimed “foodie.” I am time focused and quite detail oriented. Plus, I was paying for the wedding from my life savings. Therefore, my expectations for a wedding caterer were very high.
Big City Catering was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day! Their team went above and beyond the duties of a typical caterer. They not only provided delicious food for my cocktail and dinner reception, but also acted as my event manager.
Big City was a big help in the planning stages of my wedding. They recommended vendors to accommodate my specific needs. They gave me smart ideas on ways to save money and consolidate my wedding spending. The relationship that I built with the staff of Big City gave me the confidence that I could trust them to provide quality food, service and a worry-free wedding day.
The team did a fantastic job at sticking to my “time line” and kept my wedding organized. They spotted potential issues and fixed them before I even noticed. My wedding was truly stress-free, and a big reason was because of Big City. They were at my side from literally holding my hand before I walked down the aisle to packing my car at the end of the event. They also worked well with my other vendors.
I was very happy with the food at my wedding. The presentation was very detail oriented and my specific tastes were met. I had a buffet-style dinner at my reception, and the chicken and beef roast was moist and flavorful. My guests enjoyed the food, and I was excited to take home leftovers.
I am very impressed with the quality of service from Big City. I would highly recommend them to every bride! They will make your wedding day easier, stress-free and provide quality service and food.
Big City is AWESOME! My partner and I decided to go with them after having a tasting with only one other company. We ended up signing a contract the day of our tasting with Big City, and at that moment, Shannon took this happily enGAYged couple under her wings. I do have to admit, at first, we were a little taken aback with the price, but now that the whole ceremony is finished, I know that Big City and the service, food, and advice that we received is far more valuable than what we paid! Shannon and Brittney were always amazingly professional and knowledgeable, and are more than willing to help in any way possible.
Even now, 2 months after our ceremony, I am still hearing about the food and how amazing it was! The company definitely knows food and serving large numbers, and the girls (Shannon & Brittney) definitely know how to please! Thank you for making our big day everything we wanted!!!
Outstanding service and quality of food! We could not have found a better vendor.
I am so glad that we ended up going with Big City Catering!!! When we were looking around for caterers, Big City was about the 5th one we met with. Immediately after our first meeting with Shannon, I knew that I wanted her to be a part of our special day. I feel like their pricing was very reasonable for all that we got. It was nice to have everything included in the packaging (food, linens, glassware, bar, etc...Shannon even let us rent votives and vases for our centerpieces).
When I walked into the ballroom on my wedding day, I was blown away by how amazing everything looked. It was more than I expected and couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out. Most importantly, the food was INCREDIBLE. The bartenders were fast...everything about it was awesome. Thanks Shannon and the Big City team :)
Shannon and the Big City staff were amazing! Shannon worked within our budget and was enthusiastic about our ideas. She made our day stress-free and perfect! We received so many compliments on the food, specifically our hors d'oeuvres: chic Mac and Cheese, mini turkey pot pies, and mojo pulled pork sliders. I would recommend Big City Catering to any of my friends or family!
Overall we had an exceptional experience with Big City Catering.
They were eager to please and flexible with time schedules for meetings.
I truly felt that Big City Catering and Shannon Tarrant went ABOVE & BEYOND
to make our special day amazing!
Big City Catering is the best! We received so many compliments on our food and presentation. The food tasted so good! We had guests going for seconds. We hope to use them again in the future for another big event. Thank you Shannon and the team at Big City Catering!
Big City was absolutely amazing. The food was superb, and Shannon and Tom were incredible. We enthusiastically recommend them - they are a sure thing. Professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. Did we mention the food? Outstanding!
We worked with Shannon from Big City to personalize our wedding menue. Not only was the food excellent, but since they actually make their own food they were able to cook around my soy-allergy.
My Fiance and I wanted to have traditional German food served at our wedding, and Big City did an amazing job. Some of my family flew in for the wedding from Germany, and they even raved about the quality of food. It's been a month since our wedding and we're still receiving compliments on our food. I've never been at a wedding where I went back for seconds until ours.
Big City surpassed all of my expectations, and Shannon was such a big help with little things along the way. I highly sugest to any bride that's looking for a reliable friendly caterer to check out Big City. It was well worth the peace of mind knowing that I could eat my food, and that my family would love it.
Shannon with Big City Catering is FABULOUS!!! She is more than just a caterer. She was sooooo helpful in assisting with finding different vendors and smoothing out the rough patches. I lost my officiant less than 2 weeks before my wedding and she had a contact who was willing to perform the ceremony at a discounted price in less than 2 hours! (I had emailed her after business hours as well). The food is AMAZING too. Our guests raved about the Artichoke Spinach Fonduta and the Crispy Cheesy Puffs. Everything was absolutely wonderful and I would absolutely recommend them over and over again. BTW I also had a consultation with Arthur's Catering and was not impressed with their customer service. The consultant told me he would get back to me with a quote in a week and I never heard any response. I felt that my 100 person wedding wasn't "big" enough for them. :-( But I am so glad they never responded because Big City Catering was WONDEFUL!!!! :-)
the food & service was great thanks for all your hard work
Shannon is awesome!!! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for more than a caterer. She helped me decide linens, favors, limo services, etc. She's the best!!
The food is great along with the supporting staff, Tom the owner and Brittany. They are the best!!!!!!!
where do I begin? My wedding was amazing and magical. Shannon was amazing,flexiable and cared only about our happiness. The prices we amazing for the food quality, services, flowers, linens etc etc. It was the best one stop shop ever! Pay one price and your all set! No words could really describe how happy they made our day! We were pampered and she stayed for our wedding etc and coordinated everything and made sure all went perfect. For example... Someone stepped on my daughters flower girl dress and ripped it down and she was so upset. I was in middle of after wedding pics and Shannon had it all fixed in the blink of an eye. I never got to tell her how much that meant and made my wedding worry free in many ways. I could go on and on... But you have to experience it for yourself. They care about everyone in your family and your day being perfect and elegant and just how you imagined! Thank you sooooo much! We love you Shannon! Angel and Tim Richardson
Shannon is incredible! Since we were from out-of-town we didn't know who to contact for chairs, tables, cake- but she took care of everything. The food was great & Shannon did exactly what we asked since I can be a bit picky! We had 2 servers who were perfectly attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding!
Wow, where do I start? I worked with Shannon from start to finish and she exceeded beyond my expectations from a catering event manager. From the first phone call, which lasted 45 mins, I was impressed with her knowledge and experience with weddings. After tasting BIG CITY's food and talking in person we knew BIG CITY was the team for us! Shannon acts more as a wedding coorindator giving you vendor recommendations and will answer any questions asked with GREAT advice. I was having trouble getting in contact with one of my vendors for over a month, she made one phone call and within five mins had a response from this vendor, just one example of how she goes above and beyond. My experience with BIG CITY did not just impress my groom and I; EVERYONE at my wedding raved about the food and the service provided to them. The wait staff was very prompt and made sure everyone had enough to eat. Tom executed our sparkler exit very well! Our dream wedding became reality, not only because of starting our life together, but because BIG CITY did such an incredible job! My groom and I will use them again for anniversary parties, holiday parties, etc. BIG CITY is the best hands down!!
Would not have gone with anyone else. Made us feel like our wedding was the number one priority. Always there for us no matter what time or what day.
Big City Catering did an OUTSTANDING JOB. The food is fabulous and so were the presentations and customer service. They truly went above and beyond.
Big City Catering was/is the best! I had them cater my wedding at a private home with approximately 55 people. Shannon and her team handled the planning with such professionalism and care. The choices of foods were unlimited and they were not hesitant to be creative. They also allowed you to try the foods before finalizing your order. Shannon had great listening and follow-up skills. She too would share with you her opinions and advices to help you decide more effectively. The chef at Big City knows exactly what he is doing, as the food has great seasoning and taste. The food is not bland and you can actually taste the different ingredients in your meal. The portions are also generous. The day of the wedding I had Shannon and her teams help setup and stay throughout the reception. Shannon was truly amazing! Without her and her team my wedding would not have been on track and as organized. Because of their dedication and hard work the wedding was truly a success. Everyone enjoyed the food and the flow of the event. Shannon went over and beyond with her service as she was a friend and confidant. I thank Shannon and her team for everything!!! I am so happy I went with Big City Caterers. I will definitely send business their way.
We interviewed/taste tested at 4 or 5 different caterers and knew we found the perfect fit when we met with Shannon at Big City Catering. Our initial consultation was a hit - Shannon asked great questions and really wanted to work WITH us, which I loved. The tasting sealed the deal - the food was absolutely delicious! I spent the majority of the year leading up to the wedding overseas - Shannon was incredibly flexible/understanding and worked with me to make sure our food selections were perfect. Not only that, she helped me plan our centerpieces and favors - she truly goes above and beyond.
The food at the wedding was exactly as we had tasted - delicious!!!! If you're getting married in the Orlando area, Big City Catering is a phenomenal company to work with and will help make your day exactly what you want it to be!!!
I couldn't have been happier or more at ease with Big City as my vendor. They were beyond wonderful and everyone talked about the food. Just perfect!
We worked with Shannon planning our wedding. She was wonderful!!! Through the entire planning process she listened to what our vision of a wedding was. She worked within our budget and gave us the best possible menu items. The food was awesome! It has been almost a month since the wedding and our family and friends are still talking about how good the food was. I highly recommend them for weddings. We also had the opportunity to work with James who usually handles corporate events. He was very professional, and I would not hesitate calling him to plan my next work event. I work in the food industry and it takes a huge leap to exceed my expectations... Team Big City is the New Gold Standard for catering.
Big City Catering in Orlando, FL was absolutely amazing!! The food was incredible and the presentation of everything was awesome. They were so helpful from start to finish. The event planner, Shannon, was an absolute delight!! She was so much fun to work with. All of the staff was so eager to work with me and help me with anything I needed. I would and always will recommend them to anyone needing a caterer for their event or wedding.
Big City did an amazing job! They catered both my wedding and my bridal shower and the food, service, presentation, etc. was amazing. Shannon Tarrant, the catering manager, used to be a Wedding Planner, so we felt like we got two services for the price of one. I would reccommend Big City to anyone getting married in the Orlando area, they did everything perfectly!
Shannon at Big City was wonderful! She was very responsive and easy to talk to. She understood what we wanted and worked with us to help our vision come true. The food was fantastic!!! The display for our buffet was great. I would definitely recommend them, especially is you are planning from out of town. We were able to do a lot through e-mail. It was very helpful. Thank you Shannon and Big City!!!! It was delicious!
Big City catered a henna party and Indian vow renewal reception for me. Everything was wonderful. They worked very closely with me in planning the event and communicated wonderfully with me during the planning process. I am very detail oriented and was extremely pleased! I would highly recommend them~
The service Big City Catering provided before and during our wedding was excellent!! Any questions or concerns we had were answered in a timely and professional manner. Shannon did a fabulous job and we cannot thank her enough for all her suggestions, advice, referrals and most of all the dedication and time she put into making our wedding reception so beautiful and elegant!
Shanon and everyone from Big City catering were amazing to work with for our wedding. From our first meeting (conducted WAY after hours to accommodate our schedules), through every step of the planning process, to the day of and even after the event, they have provided some of the best customer service and thoroughness that I have ever experienced. Having planned all aspects of the wedding, Shannon and team made it incredibly easy for me to ensure my wife would have everything she wanted for her wedding, and were also incredibly helpful offering suggestions for all aspects of the wedding. To summarize, Big City went above and beyond in every way possible.
What can I say? This Caterer was the most amazing caterer that my fiance' and I had the opportunity to meet. Not only were they professional and "top notch" from our very 1st meeting, they kept us informed and worked so close with us up untill the very end of our planning. Seriously can not believe how amazing and D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S and "put together" our wedding was. If I had some sort of magical time machine, and had the opportunity to go back and change something, I would not change a thing. Our guests are still RAVING about how amazing everything was. Seriously...it's been about a month ago...and people are still talking. They brought tears to my eyes...I would recomend BIG CITY to anyone who is need of a 5 STAR caterering service!
Shannon, Tom and the entire Big City team were wonderful to work with. All of my guests raved about the food. The servers and the bartenders were friendly and extremely efficient. I would definitely recommend them to anyone whether you are on a tight budget or not, they will work with you to create a fantastic menu. If I ever have to plan any type of party/event in Orlando I would use them in a heartbeat.
Shannon and Big City Catering were awesome. We had a family loss just a few months before the wedding and Shannon really took over and went above and beyond. Without her help, our wedding would not have turned out as beautifully as it did. The food and decorations were amazing, everything looked perfect. I would highly recommend this company.
Big City went above and beyond to cater my destination wedding - they assisted in coordinating all the rental items and referred me to other vendors. On top of that - the food was great and the display was gorgeous!
Big City Catered my Wedding and what an incredible job they did!!! Shannon did an amazing job, girl works her butt off so you don't have to worry about ANYTHING! I was so happy with the service I got with them I will never use or refer anyone else.
Not to mention there food is GREAT!!! Wedding food can often be mediocre because of the sheer amount that is being served. This is not the case with Big City Catering. The food was delicious and we got sooo many comments on how great it was! I've had there food before and they did not disappoint!
I just can't tell you how happy I am with them... They really made everything so easy and nice. It's REALLY hard being a Bride. It was so refreshing to have someone in charge and handling things so you don't have to worry about anything but the one thing you're there for, your marriage and celebration with the people you love.
Thanks so much to Shannon and the whole Big City Catering team!! Thank you for making our day memorable and awesome! You're the Best!
Pete and Jen
I wish Shannon was able to see all her hard work come to fruition! John and the rest of the team did a FANTASTIC job! Everything was just wonderful, the food was excellent and presented perfectly. The set-up was great and fun. All of our guests commented about how great everything was and they loved our choice of food. I would highly recommend Big City and always do! Thanks to the team for making our wedding reception such a wonderful party!
Everything was wonderful. The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it. Shannon was amazing and she went above and beyond what I expected. I would definitely use them again.
We used Big City Catering for our outdoor backyard wedding. They were wonderful! The entire crew was very professional from the set up to the food preparation to the clean-up. We couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out and would highly recommend Big City Catering to any and all of our family and friends! They were amazing and the food was wonderful!!
Hi Shannon! We just got back late last night from our honeymoon. Thank you so much for everything! My wedding was flawless and I wouldn't change anything! The food was amazing and everyone kept saying it was the best "wedding food" they've ever had. Thank God my mom boxed some food up for us and brought it to our hotel room because I wasn't hungry at the wedding. I have a friend that is from the bahamas and she said that the conch fritters were awesome so you know they had to be really good :-) So thank you for making my wedding so memorable and I will definitely keep you in mind for our next catering event!
Brides & Grooms will FINALLY! eat at their wedding reception thanks to the staff and service of Big City Catering. Not only do they have great tasting food but it's displayed beautifully too. Another bonus: When you work with Shannon at Big City Catering, it's like getting an additional wedding planner! Amazing amazing resource for all the extras we needed (flower, ice sculpture, linens). It was such a great joy working with her over the last year!
I can't imagine not having Big City Catering on my Wedding Day! Everything they did was amazing and they went above and beyond. Shannon and her whole crew was amazing and I will defenitly use them again if the event presents itself. They delivered on all of their promises and worked with me even when I changed the menu a million times. :) I would recommend them to ANYONE!!!
During the planning process of our wedding, we interviewed three catering companies. We decided to go with Big City Catering for two reasons. One, was the price. As a bride on a tight budget, Big City offered more services, food, and rentals for about $1200 less than the other two companies. And two, we loved the people who would be helping set-up and manage the catering services on the big day. Seriously, it was like having a wedding planner there to coordinate everything! Shannon Tarrant was our event coordinator that day, and she was awesome! I honestly didn't have ONE thing go wrong!
Big City was AMAZING!! Our wedding would not have been such a success without them! We worked with Shannon, there are not enough words to explain how Awesome she is! She goes over and beyond to make everything perfect! She was so helpful and flexible with us. She helped us cut cost where we needed to but still made it look and taste like we spent a million bucks!! I LOVE Big City & Shannon!!!!! :)
I would refer anyone and everyone to Big City Catering! They were absolutely awesome!! Shannon had me sold from the very first phone conversation. She really went above and beyond in working with my budget, giving me tips on ways to save in other areas as well as giving me outstanding referrals. I completely trusted her to be creative with the display and presentation and she did not let me down! The food was delicious and beautiful!!
Big City catered our wedding on March 7, 2010. When we did the food tasting a few months before I was unable to eat anything due to some pre-wedding dental work. So my husband had to pick all the food. We didn't actually eat at the wedding (there was just so much going on), but we did take the left-overs on our honeymoon, and they were delicious. We had people calling us for a week afterwards raving about the food. Our wedding was a huge success, everything we had ever dreamed of and big city had a lot to do with it. We did a wedding package through Big City and Shannon was our wedding planner. She did a terrific job setting us up with fantastic vendors and was always there to calm my nerves. We would highly recommend Big City to anyone planning a wedding!
Big City Catering provided catering and day-of coordination for my wedding at Paradise Cove in February 2010. Shannon was so helpful throughout the entire process and really made us feel like we were her #1 priority. She was available at any time to answer any questions we had. My husband and I especially liked that they gave us a personal tasting featuring the food we were considering for the menu, while many of the other companies we talked to only provided group tastings.
As far as cost goes, I would say they are in the mid-range. However, they are very accomodating to your budgetary needs. We let Shannon know at the beginning what we were able to spend and she made sure that we got the most for our money.
Best of all, the food was AMAZING! Everyone after the wedding kept telling me that the food was the best part, definitely better than other weddings they had been too.
I have to say that Big City Catering provides the right combination of great service and fantastic food. Isn't that exactly what you want from a caterer?
Shannon Tarrant and her team at Big City are AMAZING to work with!! She takes your little ideas and runs with them to make a truly extraordinary event! I highly recommend them to anyone that wants an amazing stress-free wedding/ event!
They were the caterers of my cousin's wedding last month. Not only was the food fantastic, the staff was amazing! They served these little spinach and artichoke quiches that were AMAZING. Literally, I HATE spinach and I've never had artichoke to my knowledge and they were to die for! I'm not from their area or I'd be up at their store (assuming they have a store) to buy those by the truck load.
Shannon you guys definetly exeeded our expectations. Thank you so much for your hard work and making our special day even more special!
Luna and Chad
Why can't I give them 6 out of 5 stars????
Shannon, the servers, and interns were completely awesome on our wedding day. They went above and beyond what they were required to do. One of the servers even tied my dad's tie for him so my dad wouldn't have to fuss with it.
When we first started looking for a caterer for our wedding six months ago, Shannon was both the first to respond to our email as well as the most friendly. Big City worked with our (smallish) budget, and still managed to give us serious bang for our buck.
Every single thing I ate at my wedding was delicious. The crepes, though, drew RAVE reviews from all of the guests... people are still talking about them, days later. The displays were absolutely beautiful, too. Everything looked appetizing and was artfully displayed.
I seriously can't say enough good things about Big City Catering. I would recommend them to any future bride without hesitation or reservation.
Big City Catering was wonderful all around. The food was delicious and Shannon was absolutely amazing! She made it all work and made it all look beautiful.
Shannon is an all inclusive package when it comes to a caterer. She gives great advice when it comes to other vendors and is extremely practical. She learns the wants and needs of the individual couple to make sure she accomplishes each and every one of their goals to the best of her ability. She far exceeds your expectations each and every time. She does a great job at keeping in touch along the way as you are planning the biggest day of your lives together as a team.
Everything from start to finish was wonderful and perfect. The food was delicious, I had many guests going back for seconds and even thirds! Everyone raved about and drooled over the Polynesian chicken and coconut jasmine rice. The reception was decorated and dressed exactly how I imagined it would be and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. Shannon was the most important part of my whole wedding! She helped me plan and organize everything from day one. Shannon was there for me every step of the way. She made sure we had every detail taken care of and really customized the entire wedding to fit the personality of my husband and I. Very professional and creative, she helped us pull of the most beautiful and amazing nautical themed wedding anyone has ever seen! Thank you to everyone at Big City Catering, for giving me the wedding of my dreams!
My first contact with Big City was a recommendation from my future sister in law.
After contacting the company, I was immediatly contacted by Shannon. Her phone manner was extremely polite, professional, calming and helpful.
Shannon and I set up a dinner appointment after corresponding via email for a several days.
We hit it off immediately and I knew there was no one else I wanted to handle my wedding.
We set up a tasting with my possible menu and my parents and I loved the food. My mother is extremely picky and was very impressed with the presentation, appearance and taste of the food.
Shannon was working another wedding that day so she was unable to work my event. She set me up with her intern, Callie and also informed me that Tom, the Owner, would be at my wedding.
From then on, my meetings and all contact was with Shannon and Callie. Callie was exceptional to work with. She's extremely patient, easy- going, an excellent listener and pays attention to detail.
She was the 'Day of' Coordinator at my wedding and handled every detail to perfection.
The food was exceptional. We had a buffet style dinner. There were some extremely picky, hard-to-please people at our wedding and they LOVED the food. In fact, my mother says it's something she keeps hearing from our relatives!
In additon, the wait staff and bartenders were professional and courteous. My guests loved everything and everyone.
The tables were set exactly as planned and everything looked wonderful.
I look forward to working with Big City in the future and will highly recommend them to anyone.
Our wedding would not have been the same without Big Citys services. Shannon is AMAZING and always there if I had any questions or concerns. She went above and beyond on the day of the wedding and did everything in her power to make our day perfect. I think every single person came up to me at the wedding and raved about how great the food was!! Even weeks after the wedding they were still taking about the food! The best part is that their prices are great too!
Everyone at Big City is great from the servers to the bartenders to the owners! They will do whatever it takes to make you happy and they actually enjoy doing it!
I highly recommend Big City Catering to future brides! They were amazing, especially Shannon!! Our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was, if we had not used Big City Catering. Our guests raved about the food, especially the Mojo Pork, and everything ran so smooth with Shannon being my day of coordinator. We were on a budget for our wedding and Big City worked with us to have the kind of menu we wanted but not go over our budget. I definitely recommend taking the option to have Shannon coordinator your day, we had absolutely nothing to worry about the entire day! Big City Catering made our wedding day perfect!!!
First off I would like to give a special Thank you to Shannon who was my catering specialist. She went well above her "catering" duties and helped me in so many ways. She was in a sense like my own Wedding Planner. She helped in many of my decisions and introduced me to many other vendors who also did a wonderful job at my wedding. Not only is there food exceptional but they also care about all the other aspects of your wedding. Thank you Shannon and Big City for making my wedding wonderful. =)
Big City Catering and specifically Shannon Tarrant did an absolutely amazing job. Not only did they handle every aspect of our wedding through their full package, the personal touch made them seem more like a family than a vendor. We were blown away at the attention to detail and the food quality. We couldnt have imagined this day go any better.
If you are deciding among a multitude of vendors as we were, do yourself a favor and give this outstanding organization an opportunity to give you an amazing event. We love you guys!
Big City was amazing! I'd highly recommend their services for catering and wedding planning. They are organized, flexible and very easy to work with. Their staff is friendly and on top of their game. The food was delicious and looked beautiful. They were also able to offer great recommendations on other vendors.
For a father, there's enough to deal with when your daughter gets married. But Big City made everything special, perfect and easy. The personnel, incredible, the food, spectacular, the service, extraordinary. There wasn't one hiccup and if there was, no one saw it. They love what they do, and it shows...people have been talking about the food and the event ever since...They are the Best at what they do and exceeded expectations at every point. Bravo!
Shannon is awesome! Food was great. My reception was beautiful.
We used Big City Catering for our wedding. They are one of the approved vendors at the Lake Mary Events Center, and overall was very happy with what we paid for. We got a great deal on a package that included bar, our food, linens, utensils, and servers. Our guests were very happy with the food, and we were pleased as well. We did have some issues with some of their servers, who our guests complained were slow. But overall Big City Catering is a great vendor.
We used Big City Catering Service for our wedding reception catering. We had a nice time talking with them and learning the menu's that they created and all that they could do for us. They provided our wedding with some nice food such as Beef Bordelaise and Chicken Piccata that tasted really good. My guests all enjoyed the foods and that is what mattered to us. I am happy we used them for our wedding as they were real good about everything. And the portions that they gave were real nice sized not small they were just right.
Shannon at Big City Catering is absolutely awesome to work with. Her enthusiasm about our wedding and our ideas was infectious and welcoming, and she is so easy to get a hold of. I can't say enough about our food, except I want some more!
Dream Designs Florist & Boutique
Shannon and Tom make catering a breeze! They are absolutely great to work with whether you are hosting a corporate event or your own wedding. Amazing food and fun!
Always professional and a great choice.
Great food and presentation!
Love Big City I have had three events with them and all three were wonderful presentations. I would not hesitate to hire them.
You will always be impressed with the personalized touch of Tom, Tracy, or any of the team members at Big City Catering. We're always blown away with the awesome food that is always provided with top notch service. You'll be left in awe with the teams friendly attitudes and ability to handle big crowds. You can never go wrong with Big City!
Big City Catering is so amazing to work with! They have an awesome staff and always have delicious food! As a planner, it's reassuring to have a caterer that will help make sure the event will run very smoothly. We always look forward to working with Big City!
When ever I have had the opportunity to taste the food from Big City, it has always been excellent!
They can handle a big crowd with ease, the quality will not suffer, recently they catered a big vendor showcase in Orlando, and I was again impressed!
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Fun and easy to work with!
We have done several events together, and Big City Catering ROCKS!
We love working with Big City Catering! They pay very close attention to their clients' needs and always give impeccable customer service. They are very easy to work with, flexible and their food is delicious. You can always except to have great food and friendly/professional staff when you have Big City Catering.
Highly recommended for professionalism, quality and attention to the brides wishes. Big City Catering is top of the class when it comes to taking care of details.
What a wonderful company to work with! Their team of sales and event managers really help you take care of every detail. And the food!!! Let's not forget how amazing their food is. The chef at Big City Catering creates the most delicious menus of items that you won't find anywhere else. Their staff is always on top of everything and each event we've worked with them is flawless. We love to endorse other vendors who go Above & Beyond!
Big City Catering is a great Catering Company! They are professional in every way!
big city catering is amazing! first, because of their food. their variety of cuisine is delectable and presented in a manner that brings out its character. second, shannon, brittney, and the staff are always a pleasure to work with. they go above and beyond. we love working with big city catering!
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Shannon and Team are fantastic to work with- organized, professional, and kind; not to mention they make such wonderful and creative dishes! We can't wait to work with them again!
I have DJ/MC'ed a few Weddings where Big City Catering was the caterer and I find their service and quality to be one of the highest in the industry. Their staff is very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Big City Catering for your Wedding or event.
Shannon and her staff are wonderful to work with, always friendly and accommodating to other vendors. Their trucks are very clean and the food is handled with care.
One of the best catering companies in Central Florida. Great team
Big City Catering always does a great job fulfilling each of their couple's needs. Even if guests arrive a bit late or the bride and groom want to change things up, Shannon is willing to work with all the vendors to make sure things go smoothly. On a personal note, we always get jealous when I hear about couples doing a taste-testing there because their food is so good!
Amazing Service & Even More Amazing Food!
Big city has been the top culinary choice for quite a few of the brides I have worked with. Shannon and the staff at Big City are there from day one to make sure every last detail is covered and ensure your reception is top-notch. I even hired Big City to cater my wedding! From professional to personal experience with the company, my expectations have truly been exceeded. Book Big City Catering and get special pricing on hair and makeup with Christopher @ i.Style!
Big City Catering is top notch all the way. Whenever I know I have a wedding coming up with them I get very excited because Big City Catering doesn't do "wedding food". Big City does gourmet cuisine. They really listen to what their brides and grooms want to make their day special. Shannon always goes above and beyond to get the job done. Whatever you need, Shannon will make it right for you. She's with you every step of the way. I highly recommend Big City Catering and their team for any event.
Being a food & entertainment lover myself (I mean, really, who doesn't love good food??!) I can whole-heartedly attest to the excellence of Big City Catering! They're so creative in their presentation of your entree's that it's almost too pretty to eat! Also, their staff is exceptionally nice to work with. I've photographed many weddings with Big City, and can tell you first hand how great it is to work with them.
Big City Catering is the best of the best...Shannon has always been such a pleasure to work with. She manages the event seamlessly...every detail at the reception is perfectly appointed...and the FOOD is out of this world. I'm always so happy when my brides tell me their caterer is Big City...because if you hire the best vendors, you have no worries on your wedding day!
Big City Catering are a wonderful team. Great Food & Great Service - all around good company. I love to work with them as a Vendor and as a client- HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM
I recommend the services of Big City Catering to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com Dallas Calligrapher 214 957 2155
Big City Catering always brings professionalism and AMAZING TASTING FOOD! The entire team is easy to work with and takes exceptional care of their clients. Shannon at Big City works with each of her clients to fit their needs and always finds a unique way to showcase delectible dishes to your event. Did I mention the taste is good too? Big City comes highly recommended by Our DJ Rocks.
Big City Catering and Staff was fantastic to work with. They were fast, professional, and on top of their craft. A strong caterer is essential and makes a huge difference in the coordination of a successful event. I look forward to future events together.
Ummm... my faves!!!
When you work with talented, creative, caring people things just seem to go right! That's what you get when you work with Big City Catering. Take the time to meet with them and you'll see what I mean!
Big City Catering is an excellent choice for catering your special day! Shannon is especially wonderful to work with. We love having Big City Catering at our venue because they are respectful of our kitchen- and the food is just amazing.
Big City Catering does a fantastic job providing great food, great service and are always fun to work with!
When Big City did the catering for an event at our venue, Victoria Gardens, they did a very good job with their set-up, displays and food. We have a beautiful venue and only allow caterers who meet our standards back to our facility. We would definitely have Big City return.
We work with so many Caterers here in Central Florida but Big City Catering stands out over any other for so many reasons. Most importantly as far as any client would be concerned, their food is amazing. Most importantly to us is their staff. Shannon especially is amazing. She's like having a Coordinator for your event and a Caterer all wrapped in one. The whole staff is incredible. What really blows me away is how much they truly care about their clients and events. Every event we work with Big City is flawless and fun. If I were having an event myself, I would use Big City in a heartbeat. We can't wait to work with them again
Went to Big City Catering for a tasting and all I can say is AMAZING!!! I have had the opportunity to try other caterers in the past and I have to say hands down the best I've tried, and i love food so I would know! Great people, great food, great experience. Check them out, you'll be glad you did!
It is always so easy to work with the team at Big City! They are on the ball and get the job done. Which of course helps us get the decor in place on time! Absolutely professional and capable! Lots of fun, too...
Big City Catering is so amazing! Shannon is so helpful and always goes above and beyond to deliver a great event! I can't compliment them enough! If you're looking for a caterer who can provide personalized attention, creativity and high value for your dollar, Big City is an excellent choice!
I wish I knew about Big City Catering when I got married! Big City is positively the best caterer I've ever worked with and the best people I've ever met. The most professional. The most accommodating. The most creative. They will get along with all your other wedding day vendors and that ensures an incredible reception. And let's not forget about the food......everything I've ever tasted of theirs' has been absolutely awesome and take it from me, I eat a LOT of catering doing hundreds upon hundreds of wedding over the last decade. Do yourself the favor and give them a call, you'll not be happier you did.
We just recently worked with Big City Catering at a Stacey and Christophers wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center. The food was wonderful, the staff very professional. Highly recommended!
Soundwave loves Big City! Their creativity never ceases to amaze us. Their service, food and presentation is top notch. Every bride loves Shannon. Shannon goes above and beyond for every bride and is very passionate. Big City and Shannon exceed expectations every time!
The professionals at Big City Catering never fail to deliver the VERY best. I love working with their staff and the food is always out of this world.
Big City Catering is fantastic. This is the only catering company I know that also helps get everybody organized for the wedding!!! They have proven to be concerned for the bride’s happiness and not just about the food. They go the extra mile and are fun to work with. Shannon has a great team of professionals to make sure the food is on time and delicious!! She has the food preparation down to a perfect system. You will appreciate their excellent customer service and attention to detail to make sure it all goes smoothly. RevKev@ABeautifulCeremony.net
Big City Catering offers delicious food and creative recipes. Shannon can put together a gourmet meal for a formal wedding or a quick bite for a casual luncheon. I have seen her prepare elegant appetizers for an upscale cocktail hour, and fun treats for a light dinner.
But there is more to hiring a caterer than just their food - there is also customer service. And the Big City Catering team always works with clients to give them a personalized menu and create the right atmosphere for the event. On the big day, Shannon and her staff are willing to help vendors and cater to guests. You just can't go wrong with Big City Catering!!
We have worked together at many events at the Casa Feliz, Residence event and The Springs in November of 2009 - with our band and chamber quartet. Their team always takes care of every detail with a smile and helpful attitude.
Shannon Caine, Beautiful Music
I have DJ'd many weddings and have eaten at numerous events and I must say Big City Catering has hands down the best food I have enjoyed and I don't say this lightly coming from a large Italian family of great cooks. They also have a great staff that attend to the guests needs and handle every detail of the meal from beginning to end, always making sure their guests are happy and have plenty of great food. I always look forward to working with Shannon over at Big City Catering and their staff because I know the food is going to be awesome and their staff is a pleasure to work with.
Yummmmy! Big City is fantastic. Shannon, Tom, and the team really know their stuff! They will work with you to create a truly customized menu that you and your guests will love! Highly recommend!
Big City is a pleasure to work with and their food is wonderful!
I love working with Caterer Companies that LOVE what they do! Big City is a favorite of ours for sure! They are always professional, and are able to handle all budgets which is important! And, the FOOD IS FANTASTIC!!! Shannon and Molly are gals I work with often, and it is always a pleasure! I look forward to working with them again soon!
It was wonderful working with you at Shobha & Alex's event! Your food, preparation, display and service are outstanding. I can't wait to work with you on another event soon!
At Big City Catering, you’re not the only ones who say “I Do!” With so many details to attend to, it’s comforting to know that our
experienced staff and management are prepared to make your wedding as special, as unique and as distinctive as you are.
As Central Florida’s premier gourmet caterer, Big City Catering can provide a culinary experience like no other. Whether your reception is a more intimate gathering or a lavish affair, our staff and chefs will create a tailor-made menu specifically designed to match the theme and flavor of your special day.
At Big City we cater all different types of events, from intimate gatherings to extravagant events. We provide custom menus to fit individual needs and will work with our clients to fit the style and theme of any event. We are also happy and willing to provide menu suggestions if clients are unsure where to start when it comes to the food.
How do I start?
The first step is to contact us and set up an appointment. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, help you clarify your vision, and put your priorities in order. We'll talk about the style of event you are picturing, the budget you'd like to work with, the services that you will require, and schedule a tasting of some of the decadent dishes Big City has to offer. Give us a call at (407) 438-3488 or by E-mail at Shannon@BigCityCatering.com
Can I see your menu?
Yes! Our website is the best place to view our extensive menu options available. We are passionate about offering our clients a unique culinary experience, and can customize a menu for your event exclusively.
How much will it cost?
Each event is entirely unique, therefore it would be simply impossible to put a single price tag on what it would cost for Big City to cater your special event. Resist the urge to compare the cost of a catered event to the cost of making food yourself or going to a restaurant. While this approach is certainly understandable, the "BIG" difference between going to a restaurant and using a caterer is that we bring the restaurant to you! Transportation, service equipment and utensils, logistical planning, and the timely service of large quantities of food bear necessary expenses that will reflect in the overall price of your event. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations, always being mindful of their budget.
How can I save money?
We offer everything from box lunches to full-service theme parties. At Big City there's always catering for your budget! You control nearly every cost variable including the length of the event, the quality of the linens, the types of beverages at the bar and of course, the menu. Also ask us for vendor referrals. We have worked with a lot of different wedding industry professionals and can usually help you find someone who provides amazing service within your budget.
Does Big City do tasting's?
Definitely! Once we've met to discuss your vision, we can schedule a sample tasting of your customized menu.
How much staff will I need for my event?
Based on what we learn about your needs relative to service and budget, our detailed catering proposal will show you exactly how many supervisors, chefs, bartenders and wait staff you'll need. Our staff has more than 100 years of hospitality experience and is capable of providing catering services to groups from 2 to 20,000 guests.
Can Big City provide bar service?
We have a full liquor license and would be happy to provide any and all types of beverage services for your event. Whether it's just beer and wine, a full liquor bar, or one of our customized beverage stations.
All I want is catered food, not a fully staffed event. Will you do that?
Definitely! Whether you need our services for your next corporate event or special gathering making your day unique is what we do! Just let us know that you want a “set up only”. This means we will come to the location of the event and set up the full buffet including utensils for your convenience.
I need more than just catering. What else can Big City help me with?
Our Professionals will help make your special day a memorable one. They are knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. Let our detail-oriented team assist you with every facet of your wedding. Big City Catering is able to provide professional wedding coordination and planning assistance including, but not limited to the following:
Live Entertainment Elements Specialty
Linens and Décor
Floral and Foliage Enhancements
Photography and Video Services
Transportation and Valet Services
What do you do to accommodate vegetarians?
We offer a wide variety of vegetarian selections at Big City. You may browse our menus to customize your event, or if you have specific dishes you would like prepared, we would be glad to replicate them for you. If you know that you will have a very limited number of vegetarian guests and do not want to provide that option to everyone, we will have a vegetarian plate available in the kitchen by request. This requires some advance knowledge (or your approximation) of the number of vegetarians you expect.
Who will help me plan the event and oversee my party on the day of the event?
Our highly experienced event coordinators will work directly with you from menu concept to completion. They are here for you whether your event calls for an intimate cocktail party or an elaborate gala. Our culinary and event planning services teams will create a personalized menu that matches the overall goal and theme of your event. Working with our service partners and staff we are able to assist in creating the most memorable events.
Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding
1.Keep your head count under control. Hundreds of guests will eat hundreds of dollars worth of food. And extra guests means more linens, centerpieces, favors and so much more. It's not just the food cost for extra guests.
2. Consider getting married at a time that is not considered "peak." All vendors will often be cheaper during non-peak times. In most cases, Saturday is the most expensive day to get married, so try choosing another day like Friday or Sunday. Peak months include the spring and fall months. Remember that Florida is backwards in terms of wedding season from the rest of the country. Also, stay away from Valentine's Day, holiday weekends and any popular choice for a wedding day.
3.Consider getting married during the day or during in between food times. Caterers usually charge less for daytime lunch weddings, and guests are unlikely to expect or to eat as much food.
4.If you serve appetizers at a cocktail hour, keep them simple. Do you really need to serve jumbo shrimp or miniature beef Wellingtons in addition to a full meal? Something light and delicious so that your guests aren't starving but still hungry for dinner.
5.Consider alternatives to the traditional sit-down meal. Buffets, brunches, appetizer receptions and dessert receptions are almost always cheaper alternatives.
6.Consider alternatives to an open bar, as alcohol can be a huge expense. In addition to the cash bar option, you might consider serving mostly non-alcoholic drinks with a champagne toast or a few limited signature cocktails.
7. Ask your vendors for referrals. Often times we know amazing people who will work within your budgets. And the more you can save in one area, the more you can put into something else.