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Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill is a wedding caterer located in Islamorada, Florida. For over 60 years, the Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill has prepared the freshest and finest cuisine for residents and tourists in the Florida Keys. Now, you can bring their delicious food directly to your wedding venue with their premier catering services. On your special day, the professional off-site catering staff will go above and beyond to make sure your celebration is a memorable occasion from beginning to end with their impeccable service and tasty fare.

Services Offered

Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill is a full-service company that offers catering services to couples on their wedding day. Those services include breakfast or brunch, buffet, cocktail reception, customized menus, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, plated, stations, tastings, servers and cake cutting, pick up orders and drop offs.

We also offer full bartending services for weddings and special occasions; our newest addition is the Tipsy Turtle mobile bar that comes fully stocked from draft beers, wine to large selection of liquors , all ready to pull up to your event . Our talented bartenders will craft amazing drinks for you and your guests to enjoy the whole night!

Cuisine

The talented catering team at the Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill can prepare delectable dishes using ingredients and recipes from the local area and around the world. The cuisine styles they cook include American, BBQ, Asian, Cajun, Italian, Latin American, Seafood, Caribbean and Japanese.

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Server(s)
Tastings

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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Reviews of Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
59 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Megan
Megan L. Sent on 04/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best rehearsal dinner and wedding food!!

We were so happy we chose them to do our rehearsal dinner and wedding food! We did tacos and sangria bar for rehearsal dinner and carribean buffet and open bar for the wedding night and it all so delicious. We didn’t even do a tasting before as we live in Seattle and they did not disappoint! Our guests are still talking about how good everything was and I still think about the yummy shrimps tacos and fresh fish! Thank you team!!
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Nicole M. Sent on 01/16/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Green Turtle Inn-Wedding Catering Review 1/8/24-1/10/24

I used Green Turtle Inn catering for my wedding at Coconut Palm Inn in January. Jenn, Elena and the entire catering staff were absolutely amazing, and the food was better than I could have imagined- everyone will be talking about those three meals (welcome dinner bbq, apps/reception dinner with carving station, Chilean sea bass, and pasta station, and breakfast with all the fixings) for quite a while!

The severs made sure to find me during our photo session to make sure I got a taste of all the phenomenal apps (bruschetta, mini crab cakes, and GF tuna nachos). Jenn was also very accommodating of any known allergies and offered countless options to meet all dietary needs.

Elena handled everything on the day of all our events, and she went above and beyond to assist with things even outside of her scope when she had the chance, so a huge thank you to her especially for the hands on help!

Jenn was great to work with and made the planning process so easy, updating our menus and requests quickly and making sure we had everything we needed.

If we ever make it back to the Keys, we will definitely be making it into the restaurant-if not cater another meal!
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Kaleigh B. Sent on 01/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Incredible!!

We catered here for our wedding and we couldn’t recommend them enough. Planning a wedding from states away is hard, and not being able to taste the food beforehand was daunting… But the catering coordinator, Jenn, was so helpful and reassuring. Our dinner turned out to be one of the best meals we have ever eaten (and plenty of our guests came up to us to tell us the same)! The food was so good that we actually visited both Green Turtle and Kaiyo Grill the following days after our wedding!! We did salad and pasta stations and the chef made the meal right in front of you. Everything tasted so fresh. The key lime pies for dessert were also incredible!! Every employee that was working our wedding was so kind and professional, nothing but smiles and congratulations to us. We also had the mobile bar (tipsy turtle), which was such a cute addition to the event. We paid a little more for the catering and bar services than we initially thought we would, but it was so worth it and we’d do it again in a heartbeat!!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Team

Jenn Weiden
Jenn Weiden
Catering Sales Manager

Jenn is here to help you plan your menu and bar from welcome reception and rehearsal dinner to farewell brunch and everything in between.

Jenn prides herself on speaking in person with every bride and groom in order to design menus completely personalized to their preferences, tastes, cultures, traditions and themes.

One of Jenn's favorite wedding details is offering signature cocktails created by the bride and groom for their special day.

As a self-professed "foodie" Jenn promises to help you design and plan menus for all of your events that are unique, memorable and definitely not boring!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Cate Tenopir Events Cate Tenopir Events Wedding Planners

I had the pleasure to work with Green Turtle this past wedding at a wedding in Key West. The staff was phenomenal! They knew what team work was all about and helped accomplish a quick turn around from ceremony into reception for 90 people in less than 30 mins! Their professionalism was apparent and the food was delicious! I cannot wait to work with them again in the future!

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Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill frequently asked questions

At Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
Catering by Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in value.

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