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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 Reviews for Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kelly · Married on 12/31/2019
Family Owned Business That Treats You Like Family
Our wedding venue recommended Chef Tom Papa along with some other catering options for us since we didn't live in the same state as our wedding. Not only did Chef Papa respond to our request before anyone else but his first question was "when can you come in for a tasting?"; not money, not details. Chef Papa takes pride in his food and wants to make other people happy with it, and that became obvious to us from the very beginning.
We explained that we live out of town and gave him the date we were planning on coming back to town. He came in to his restaurant that day to personally cook for our tasting even though he had a huge event the night before and another that night. His website has some examples of catering menus he offers, so we mentioned to him beforehand which sounded like what we were looking for. He came prepared with the menu but then we talked about food we like and our guests dietary restrictions, and he started making notes, having ideas, and we developed a menu together. Then he went into the kitchen and started cooking, bringing us out course after course of our ideas and options.
Chef Papa provided china, silverware, napkins, glasses, cake cutting, waiters- everything! We didn't have to bring a thing. The waiters that were there were so personable and friendly that we all knew their names and were laughing with them by the end of the night. My husband and I threw a curveball by switching tables throughout the meal to visit with everyone, but Chef Papa's crew didn't miss a beat! No one had an empty glass or plate the entire meal. They cut our cake beautifully and got the leftovers wrapped and packed for us without having to be asked.
The food was incredible and satisfied everyone's tastes from the meat and potatoes folks to the gluten-free vegetarians. The value and quality of our sit down 4 course meal was far above what we payed for. The service was impeccable yet warm and friendly. Chef Papa treats you like family, and what more could you want on your wedding day!Sent on 04/17/2019
Danielle · Married on 08/16/2019
I cannot recommend enough!!!
Chef Papa and Callie were an absolute dream to work with! I first met Chef Papa at an open house for my venue, and even though it was extremely busy, he truly took the time to talk to me and my MOH and get to know us. He made a wonderful first impression that day and I knew right away he was the way to go! I brought my fiance' in for a tasting and right away he was also on board. We walked away from the tasting stuffed with delicious food and so many options to choose from. Later on in the planning process when I was speaking with some staff at my venue, they got excited when I said I was using Chef Papa's and exclaimed, he's the best! As we made our rounds at our reception, everyone could not stop raving about how good the food was, especially the salmon! I will have dreams about that salmon! My only regret is that I was unable to eat more!Sent on 08/20/2019
Lisa · Married on 05/16/2019
Chef Papa, Callie and the rest of team are amazing!! They were so flexible with our menu, and people kept on raving about our food! We are so happy they were a part of our special day, they absolutely rocked it!!!Sent on 06/19/2019