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Catering by the Family

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

It’s about family.

When you’re creating the guest list for your wedding, the first names you write are your family members. They are the people who love you the most, who you trust the most, and who you couldn’t imagine celebrating without!

At Catering By The Family, our goal is to make you feel like you are a part of our family. We’re committed to doing our part to ensure that your wedding is perfect. With Catering By The Family as your caterer, you can be confident that your guests will enjoy a memorable dining experience and you can enjoy your big day stress-free.

It’s about experience.

As one of Tampa Bay's largest full-service caterers, Catering By The Family is known for its chef-driven menus, high quality food, and top-notch service. With more than four decades of catering experience, we have the knowledge to expertly handle events of any size and the ability to tailor our services to meet your wedding’s unique needs.

Each member of the Catering By The Family team is fully committed to the flawless execution of every aspect of your wedding – all the way from table settings to a late night snack! We take great pride in preparation, meticulously planning to ensure that our performance lives up to our reputation – and that your wedding exceeds your wildest dreams.

It’s about flavor.

Our culinary team creates dozens of custom, chef-driven menus each week, providing flavorful meals that your guest will savor. We will work with you to create the perfect menu for your budget, reflecting your wedding’s theme and your personal style. We believe in the power of presentation and that food should delight all of the senses. Check out our wedding menus here: https://cateringbythefamily.com/wedding-menus/

You can meet our chefs and taste our award-winning cuisine in advance of your wedding, so you know exactly what to expect. On your big day, we’ll prepare your menu from local, seasonal ingredients and finish it at your reception – ensuring that all food is served at the ideal temperature and freshness to your guests.

It’s about celebration.

A leader in catering trends throughout the region, we know what it takes to create an unforgettable celebration. We are the official caterer for more than 50 venues and events throughout the region. We’ve received many accolades for our work, including the “Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards” presented by the Tampa Bay Times, the “Couples Choice Award” from Wedding Wire, “Caterer of the Year Tampa Bay,” and more.

In addition to the menu, Catering By The Family can also help with other aspects of your wedding, like:

  • Bar Services
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Venue Selection

When you choose Catering By The Family as your wedding caterer, you can trust that we’ll provide the best food and best experience possible for you. After all, we’re family!

Quick shout out to the amazing photographers who took these pictures of our food:

PamElla Lee Photogrpahy, Justin Demtuiis Photography, & Rising Lotus Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$42

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$30

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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

Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    Megan D. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Amazing catering company!

    My now husband and I used Catering by the family this past weekend for our wedding and the food, service, and staff were amazing. Let's talk first about the customer service before hand. From day 1, everything was smooth. From the tastings, to the many edits of our invoice/menu, customizable drink menus, and phone calls with Steve's personal assistant (You are amazing Erika) were always professional. Steve the owner, and his son Stevie, the chef always made us feel like we were the only clients they currently had and they were never to busy for us. Fast forward to the day of the wedding and OMG. The food was just as good as the tasting. We had a cuban themed wedding and had their amazing croquettas, empanadas, devil crab, stuffed potato balls, and their famous cuban cigar rolls (cuban sandwich rolled up and fried). They were outstanding! Our main course was their lemon chicken, breaded steak, yellow rice and beans, and their salad (similar to 1905). The food was hot, flavorful, and the presentation was amazing. I have been to MANY weddings before and one thing the guests and I loved and agreed on was that the food was hot and ready to eat throughout the entire night. The owner and son personally came up to us and thanked us for using them. They had a server that was soooo sweet and came up to us during photos just to make sure we had a bite to eat and I am so happy she did. The hors d'oeuvres were wonderful! She even came up to me when I got done with pictures outside for another one, and made sure we had a hot plate of them at our dinner table. I cannot say enough great things about this local tampa family other than to use them for any event you may have because we had 140 people at our wedding and everyone loved the food, bar service, and servers throughout the night. From start to finish, hands down the best catering company in Tampa. You will not regret using them! Thank you Catering by the family for playing such a huge part in our wedding and contributing to the wonderful memories my husband and I will share for a lifetime.

    Catering by the Family's reply:

    Thank you for the wonderful review, we were happy to be a part of your special day! We hope you have many years of happiness!
    CBTF
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    Katie K. Married on 02/25/2022
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    Delicious food & Wonderful Family business

    Catering By The Family was on our preferred vendor list and honestly the only catering company I was interested in!! We worked with Erika who was extremely communicative and able to answer all our questions and last minute changes like a champ. When we had our tasting (one of my favorite parts of wedding planning in general!), she and Steve were punctual, professional and also very warm and welcoming. I felt they actually cared about our wedding and guests rather than just the business. The food was absolutely delicious and our guests still tell us how much they enjoyed it! Would recommend 100% to everyone!!!!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Courtney & Joseph
    66 photos · 02/01/2020
  • Kelsey & Andrew
    77 photos · 04/07/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Tampa Garden Club Tampa Garden Club Mansion Weddings

One of our preferred vendors! Always professional and exceeds customer expectations!

Winsor Event Studio Winsor Event Studio Wedding Planners

I work with Catering by the Family and can always count on them for excellent service and quality food, with a great experience from first-inquiry to day-of event. One example was a recent wedding that was truly awesome! Catering Captain Mike and the whole team did an incredible job!! Chef Stevie prepared food that was THE BEST I've ever tasted, and did an amazing job getting all the food out quickly, and it was presented beautifully and it was HOT! I told Mike his team did an excellent job getting all the plates down to the tables so quickly (we kept the timeline with no issues) and he also took care of every special meal and dietary restriction without issue. Seriously FANTASTIC JOB!! I recommend Catering by the Family again and again with out hesitation!

Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. Wedding DJs

We have worked with Catering by the Family for many years. They never disappoint! Great staff and amazing food! A++

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2322 W. Cypress St. Tampa, FL, 33609
8138752000

Office Hours M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Catering by the Family frequently asked questions

At Catering by the Family, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Catering by the Family, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At Catering by the Family, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Catering by the Family includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor

What event services does Catering by the Family offer for weddings?

Catering by the Family offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Catering by the Family provide for weddings?

Catering by the Family offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Catering by the Family?

At Catering by the Family, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Catering by the Family?

At Catering by the Family, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Catering by the Family provide for wedding events?

Catering by the Family provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Catering by the Family provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Catering by the Family offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Catering by the Family and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Catering by the Family is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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