Catering by the Family

2322 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33609 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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

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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
Bouchees
Bouchees
Platter given to Bride & Groom
Platter given to Bride & Groom
Displays
Displays
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Menu Card
Dual Filet & Scallops
Dual Filet & Scallops
Paella
Paella
Mini Desserts
Mini Desserts
Deconstructed Short Cake
Deconstructed Short Cake
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Mixed Greens Summer Salad
Mixed Greens Summer Salad

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116 Reviews for Catering by the Family

Recommended by 94% of couples


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

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    Kristine · Married on 03/30/2019

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    I cannot say enough good things about CBF!

    Catering by the Family seriously made me feel like their most important bride throughout every meeting. Steve remembered so many details that were important to me - and fulfilled all of them! Their presentation is lovely, their food is tasty, and Steve and Stevie are just the sweetest. They love what they do, and love making people happy - and it shows. I put so much trust in them to set up tables, chairs, linens and food - and everything turned our gorgeous and delicious! They were accommodating, flexible, and even surprised me and my husband with a signature drink that people have been raving about since the wedding! Working with Steve was simply a blessing.

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    Ella · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Good food, easy, personable

    We chose catering by the family based on how good the food was at my dad's wedding, and they did not disappoint. Guests were really happy with the food, the bartender was generous with the drinks, and they were extremely professional and prompt with set up and take down. We had an unusual cake that needed special heating and they set that up for us with no problems. Also, Steve and Erika were both so sweet on the phone and in person and they were so excited and accommodating with all the elements of the wedding. Definitely happy with our choice.

    Sent on 03/05/2019

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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

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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 See on map
    813-694-3393 (Phone number)
    Office Hours M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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