Catering by the Family

2322 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33609 Map · Phone number · Visit website
  • Photos 33
  • About
  • Reviews 137
  • FAQs
  • Real Weddings 2
  • Network
  • Meet the Team

About Catering by the Family

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

Follow Catering by the Family on
Deconstructed Short Cake
Deconstructed Short Cake
cbtf longtable 3555 51 87611 1568819452
Catering by the Family
Buffet
Buffet
Buffet
Buffet
Groomsmen
Groomsmen
Champagne
Champagne
Station
Station
Couple eating apps
Couple eating apps
Carving Station
Carving Station
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Salad of Mixed Greens
Salad of Mixed Greens
Couple with Chef
Couple with Chef
Bartender
Bartender
Apps- cocktail hour
Apps- cocktail hour
Mixed Greens Summer Salad
Mixed Greens Summer Salad
Salad
Salad
Ahi Tuna on Wanton
Ahi Tuna on Wanton
Tenderloin Crostini
Tenderloin Crostini
Coconut Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp
Mixed of Apps
Mixed of Apps
Grilled Cheese Shooters
Grilled Cheese Shooters
Tomato Bruschetta
Tomato Bruschetta
Bouchees
Bouchees
COVID Uniform
COVID Uniform
Platter given to Bride & Groom
Platter given to Bride & Groom
Short Ribs & Prawn
Short Ribs & Prawn
Prep of Plated Salads
Prep of Plated Salads
Displays
Displays
Menu Card
Menu Card
Dual Filet & Scallops
Dual Filet & Scallops
Paella
Paella
Late Night Snack- Hot Dogs
Late Night Snack- Hot Dogs
Mini Desserts
Mini Desserts
Deconstructed Short Cake
Deconstructed Short Cake
cbtf longtable 3555 51 87611 1568819452
Catering by the Family
Buffet
Buffet

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing

137 Reviews for Catering by the Family

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

4 User photos

Sort by:
  • Penny

    Penny H. · Getting married on 01/02/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Catering by the Family

    Catering by the Family recently worked with us at our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. Excellence all the way around! They were extremely professional, very easy to work with, were extremely flexible as our needs changed, and the food - WOW! Delicious. We worked with Rachel and the chefs to build a menu, design the tables, etc. The service Rachel and the team provided us was incredible. I would highly recommend Catering by the Family to anyone who is looking for a caterer for ANY event. You simply cannot go wrong!

    Sent on 03/10/2021

    Catering by the Family's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review and for letting us cater your daughter's wedding! We had so much fun being apart of their wedding!
    -CBTF
  • Melissa

    Melissa M. · Married on 06/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So so good!

    Okay, Rachel was amazing! I think I even called her one time at like 7:30am with a question not realizing the time and she answered and was happy to help even though she did not have to at that time. I was not able to do the trial being so far away, and she made sure my parents and fiancés parents felt comfortable and confident in their food and service. The first time I tried their food was at my wedding and I made sure to scarf it all down because it was delicious. We even made the tail end of cocktail hour but didn’t get any apps but they made us a special tray that was sitting at our head table. That little detail meant so much to us. My mom insisted on making her Honduran specialty for cocktail hour and they were glad to pass them around along with theirs. They also did the cake cutting for us which allowed us to enjoy as much of the reception as possible. 10/10 recommend.

    Sent on 01/21/2020

Awards

137
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

Catering by the Family FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 42.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 35.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 40.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 30.00
  • 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?
    $ 12.00
  • 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

2 Real Weddings

Team of Catering by the Family

Rachel Cloke

Rachel Cloke

Sales

Hello and congratulations on your enegagment! Let the planning begin!

As a Tampa Native, I joined Catering By The Family in 2018 after graduating from one of the top 5 hospitality programs in the world at the University of Central Florida. I quickly learned my love for organizing and planning weddings from my time working with my brides and seeing all of the details come together on their big day. Besides guiding you on your catering needs, I can help you with event design, layouts, and timelines to help you achieve the wedding you always wanted! If you want to inquiry more information, feel free to reach out to me directly at rachel@cateringbythefamily.com!

+ More Details
- Less Details

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • Tampa Garden Club Mansion Weddings

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

  • 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. Wedding DJs

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

Preferred Vendors

Map

  • 2322 W. Cypress St. Tampa, FL, 33609 See on map
    8138752000 (Phone number)
    Office Hours M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location of (Catering by the Family)

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 value, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.