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
120 Reviews for Catering by the Family
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Brianna · Married on 01/03/2020
One-stop-shop with delicious food!
I highly recommend Catering by the Family for food, bar, and rental services! Going into the planning process, I was considering hiring separate vendors for food, alcohol, and rentals just to try to save some money. As soon as we met with Rachel with CBTF, I knew we needed to use them for everything! They are basically a one-stop-shop for most of your wedding day essentials! We used them for all of our food, bar service, tables, linens, china, and flatware. They have a huge selection to choose from and I adored the gold bamboo flatware we chose. The food was absolutely delicious and our guests raved about it all night. Rachel was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of and we are very appreciative! :)Sent on 01/16/2020
Sara · Married on 12/15/2019
Couldn't have had our wedding day without Rachel!
We hired Catering by the Family for our December wedding last month, and it was worth every penny! We worked closely with Rachel Cloke (the BEST) leading up to our special day, who went out of her way to help us solidify our menu and make sure we had the best dining experience for our guests. She was so patient (I emailed back and forth with her quite a bit) and always treated us like family when we met in person.Sent on 01/01/2020
I highly recommend Catering by the Family for your event needs. They go above and beyond to serve you with amazing excellence. When we went around to ask our guests if they were enjoying the food, we received many compliments! My only regret was not being able to eat the food myself (I was too caught up with socializing, haha).
Catering by the Family's reply:Hi Victoria!
Amanda · Married on 11/02/2019
Amazing people, amazing food!
Catering by the Family went above and beyond for us on our wedding day! We sat down many times with the owner Steve and his assistant Rachel and they truly treated us like family! We could sit and talk with them for hours! The food was very impressive and we tasted many different caterers and nothing compared. Our guests were raving about the food at our wedding. Steve had many different weddings to cater on 11/2/19 but he made us feel so special when he showed up to our reception (which was about an hour away) to make sure everything was going perfect for us just like we had planned. Like I said, they really do make you feel like family and we 100 percent recommend this company!Sent on 12/14/2019
Catering by the Family's reply:Hi Amanda!
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++