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:
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
137 Reviews for Catering by the Family
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Emily D. · Married on 01/23/2021
First and foremost the food was absolutely amazing! Everyone was raving about how great their dinner was (we did chicken and steak). They made sure my husband and I ate, bringing us food during the cocktail hour because things can get hectic during that time. They made the evening go smoothly. Their staff was super friendly and accommodating to my husband and I throughout the process. Our contact Rachel was always able to answer our questions and work with us on any concerns we had leading up to the wedding.Sent on 03/23/2021
Catering by the Family's reply:Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review! So happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and staff! We were so happy to be apart of your day.
Penny H. · Getting married on 01/02/2022
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!
Melissa M. · Married on 06/01/2021
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
Team of Catering by the Family
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
One of our preferred vendors! Always professional and exceeds customer expectations!
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!
We have worked with Catering by the Family for many years. They never disappoint! Great staff and amazing food! A++