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Catering by the Family provides a premium wedding service and is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. With over forty years of catering expertise, the award-winning company wants to make the happy couple feel like part of their family, by delivering a memorable and high-quality dining experience. Boasting an impressive culinary team, Catering by the Family regularly creates a number of gourmet menus with exquisite taste and presentation in mind. Not only are wedding menus made to meet individual needs, but the caterers also strive to provide a unique service that meets budget expectations while reflecting the personal tastes of the couple. As one of the largest full-service caterers in the region, Catering for the Family will do its utmost to provide couples with a professional and distinguished catering experience.

Cuisine

The professional catering staff is committed to providing a chef-driven service that can be adapted for a guest list of any size. Catering by the Family offers a wide range of buffet and plated-style meals, with hors d鈥檕euvres, brunch, barbeque, and vegetarian options available. From carved honey-baked ham to braised short ribs, the company has an extensive range of food options to choose from. Couples can meet with chefs to sample the cuisine, select dining options, and discuss their expectations ahead of their big day. In addition, the company will also provide chairs, tables, linens, and bar service on request.

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 Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
152 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
95% Recommended by couples

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Brian F. Married on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent experience

We were fortunate to end up having hired Catering by the Family for our wedding. Sandy was a delight to work with from the initial consultation, to the tasting, to the menu planning, and even serving us personally day of the wedding. She personally made sure we were well fed on our special day, which was greatly appreciated, since many of our friends/family said "you barely get to eat a slice of your own cake." Our guests raved about the quality of the food, and especially loved the flamb茅 donut station. I'd highly recommend you consider Catering by the Family for your wedding catering.
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Adrianna Married on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

One word- Delicious!

Steve was very helpful during the process. He gave us exactly what we wanted for food and it was so delicious. We had southern style food and everyone was extremely satisfied with the appetizers and dinner. His staff was very professional and on top of everything during the wedding. I would highly recommend using this company.
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Jaime C. Married on 03/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal, Attentive, and Delicious!

The whole process of working with Catering by the Family was fantastic! Sandy was our contact through the planning process and she was super responsive and helpful! My fiance and I had a wonderful time at our tasting where she gave personal experience/ input when asked to help us guide our decisions. She also prepared multiple quotes for us as we compared which option would be best for our event. As we got closer to our wedding day she and CBTF were very accommodating, allowing us to make a swap at the bar to better fit our group and helping us logistically with some set up details. The day of the wedding was FANTASTIC! All of our guests loved their food and drinks. There was a day of attendant (Karina?) who was lovely! She checked in on us frequently to make sure we were well fed (preprepared our dinner plates and made sure appetizers were waiting after our photo session) and if there was anything else CBTF could assist with to improve our special day! Not to mention all of the staff and bartenders were so friendly! I could not recommend them enough!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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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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Catering by the Family frequently asked questions

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
The bar service starting price at Catering by the Family includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
Catering by the Family offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Catering by the Family offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Catering by the Family, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Catering by the Family, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Catering by the Family provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Catering by the Family offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Catering by the Family is recommended by 95% 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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