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On WeddingWire since 2019

Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go is a business located in Daytona Beach, Florida that specializes in wedding and event catering. With menus full of delicious items and chefs ready to customize your order, you will have the wedding meal that you desire. With Chef Papa taking care of the food, you can focus on the rest of your wedding celebrations.

Services Offered

Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go offers both off-site catering and on-site cuisine. You can avail of sitdown meals at their cafe on Beach Street which can seat up to 80 guests. They are available to provide catering for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions.

Cuisine

This caterer offers a choice of wedding menu packages, all of which can be adapted to your personal tastes and wedding theme. Fresh local fruit and vegetables, along with quality meats and assortments of cheese, are hallmarks of dining with this caterer. Accordingly, high-quality appetizers, entrees, sides and salads are all available. From cheese and seasonal fruit displays to roast beef and Italian vegetables, you and your guests will have a wedding feast to savor. Additionally, vegetarian and gluten-free options are readily available on request.

Other Services

In addition to weddings, this caterer can provide takeout and catering services for other special events and celebrations. These include corporate functions, family reunions, holiday gatherings, and private parties.

History

This family-owned and -operated business are based in historic downtown Daytona Beach. Their cafe’s interior design features brick and wood from the original early 1900’s structure. Chef Tom Papa has been involved in Daytona’s culinary scene for over 40 years, teaching, serving as a chef, and operating his own restaurants and catering services.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$30

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$20

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)
China
Flatware
Glassware

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Caribbean
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go

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24 Reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Chef Papa's catering is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The food is described as delicious, with specific dishes like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits receiving high praise. The staff, including Callie and Tom, are praised for their flexibility, professionalism, and attentiveness. Reviewers also appreciate the affordable prices and the accommodating nature of Chef Papa when events needed to be postponed or downsized. Overall, customers highly recommend Chef Papa's catering for their special events.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Chef Papa's catering is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The food is described as delicious, with specific dishes like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits receiving high praise. The staff, including Callie and Tom, are praised for their flexibility, professionalism, and attentiveness. Reviewers also appreciate the affordable prices and the accommodating nature of Chef Papa when events needed to be postponed or downsized. Overall, customers highly recommend Chef Papa's catering for their special events.

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Ardyst Z. Sent on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We love Chef Papas!

We found about about Chef Papas catering because my parents frequently visited their storefront for lunch. First off, Callie was so flexible and sweet to work with. We had a special request for an appetizer that was off menu, and it was no problem for them to accommodate it! We LOVED the food at our wedding, and specifically got a ton of compliments for our chicken and waffles at cocktail hour. We’re so happy we went with Chef Papas! We also did a bartending service through them, which was also great.
Julie
Julie H. Sent on 03/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The hype is real

THE HYPE IS REAL! Chef Papa already has such an awesome reputation with the local community that I wasn’t sure my review would matter but I felt the need to comment anyway! My husband and I had the pleasure of having Chef Papa and his team cater our wedding in February 2022 and the food was to die for. Everything is so delicious! All of our guests talked about both our passed apps and our dinner for days. Word to the wise - do NOT skip the chicken and waffle app and the alfredo side!
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Claire M. Sent on 03/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Chef Papa's Catering

Chef Papa's catered my daughters wedding feb 19th... it was just amazing... the food delicious, Tom's staff was gracious and seemed to be everywhere as we first enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, then an amazing buffet. Our guests raved about the food. Thank you all for making the day so special. Claire Metz
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go frequently asked questions

At Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Caribbean
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
To cater to all tastes, Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go offers the following food and beverage items:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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