David's Catering is a wedding caterer (*ahem, the best caterer) based in Gainesville, Florida that also services areas such as Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. In addition to catering services, David's Real Pit BBQ offers day-of coordination, bartending services and decoration assistance. This caterer understands that uniformity and excellent service are essentials to setting the mood for a wedding day and that is what they strive for with each couple.
David's Cateringis a full-service wedding catering company that also offers event planning help to make sure that your day runs smoothly.
David's is famous for its BBQ, but they offer much more than that. They can accommodate dietary needs, ranging from gluten free or vegetarian to kosher. This catering company works with you to ensure that you and your guests are comfortable with the food and are served with excellence. Besides BBQ, David's Real Pit offers:
David's offers many accommodations beyond food and drink on the wedding day. They are able to cater to rehearsal dinners and day-after brunches, as well as helping plan on the day of your wedding. Other services that they include in their packages are:
68 Reviews for David's BBQ & Catering
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Robbie Eller · Getting married on 04/02/2022
Willing to work with special needs or requests. Catering orders are always punctual and complete, including all needed serving utensils, making event management stress-free.Sent on 09/08/2020
Aubrey Rushe · Getting married on 07/01/2021
Above and Beyond
David's BBQ exceeds expectations. I cannot stress how much Bobby and Alicia did for us.Sent on 02/02/2020
I'm not the biggest fan of BBQ, and going into our initial taste test, I wasn't intending on booking with David's, but the quality of the food and Bobby's pitch on helping with decorations and some of the logistics of the wedding completely changed my mind.
Bobby and Alicia were very flexible, updating the invoice every time we made a change, and nailed the recipes we provided for our preferred appetizers and signature drinks.
In addition to cooking and serving the food, David's took care of setting up and tearing down all the decorations and tables at the reception venue. Bobby used a combination of decorations we provided, as well as some of his own, and even made signs for us. When we realized that we didn't have linens, Bobby and Alicia took care of arranging the required rentals and added the cost to our invoice.
On the day of, Bobby and his staff went out of their way to make sure that my husband and I got our food and drinks, and acted almost like a second set of coordinators.
Bobby did seem a little forgetful at times during the planning period, mixing up times and some details during in-person discussions, but with all the different events he's dealing with at the same time, I can't say I wouldn't do the same. This slight hiccup did not affect the final outcome of the wedding in any way; everything went perfectly the day of, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to hire David's BBQ to cater or wedding.
David's BBQ & Catering's reply:Thank you for your feedback. If it’s okay Alicia and I would like to address your concerns privately on Monday.
Natalie Ann Simon · Married on 03/07/2020
Way above and beyond!
Way above and beyond! That is how I would describe our entire wedding catering/planning experience with Bobby and the entire crew at David’s BBQ & Catering. Our (first and only) tasting was at David’s and it was a great experience! From the minute we walked in, we were catered to like we had already hired them. Bobby sat us down at a table that was covered with an array of appetizer samples, dinnerware examples, menus, price sheets...essentially all of the information we were looking for. We sat down and began sampling their delicious appetizers while Bobby quickly got us drinks. When he returned, he went through a brief, yet very detailed powerpoint that showcased what David’s is all about when it comes to catering weddings. In particular, he highlighted the importance they place on customer service and how we, as the bride and groom, would have a server assigned to us throughout the night. We were very impressed with everything to this point. Once he finished his presentation and thoroughly answered the questions we had, they served us a fantastic dinner that allowed us to sample most of the menu. The portion sizes easily filled us up and we were able to take home the leftovers. While we ate dinner, Bobby left us alone so we could privately discuss our impression thus far (spoiler: we were already blown away).
After finishing dinner, Bobby showed us the extensive and varied collection of decor items they had available for their clients. They had tons of items that we loved and ultimately ended up using, which saved us lots of money on decorations. Although it was our one and only tasting, we booked with David’s the very next day. During the planning process, Bobby always promptly responded to emails and texts (there were a lot) and made himself available on multiple occasions so that we could come to David’s with our coordinator to set up mock table arrangements and evaluate their decor items. He made many great table arrangements and decor-related suggestions that we would not have come up with without him.
Based on how the planning process went, we had sky-high expectations for our actual wedding day, and Bobby and his crew exceeded every one of them. They arrived early and had everything set up and ready to go in no time. As soon as our ceremony was over, the server assigned to take care of us had a tray with our specialty drinks and delicious appetizers ready for us so we could have a much needed drink and snack before family photos. As soon as the reception started, my wife and I each had a server assigned to us that brought us drinks and made sure we had plenty to eat (as promised). The food was incredible and both of our families were raving about how delicious it was, which is really impressive because there are a lot of food snobs on my side of the family. Not only was the quality of food fantastic, but the quantity of food they brought was even larger than we expected and not a single person left our reception hungry. The service was also excellent during dinner. They made sure to keep water glasses full during dinner so everyone could stay hydrated for all the dancing to come. They also did a great job of quickly and discreetly cleaning up after dinner and transitioning to dessert. We got the funnel cake fries with the strawberry and chocolate dipping sauces, all of which were absolutely to die for. Most of our guests were getting down on the dance floor and did not notice that the funnel cake fries had been put out, so Bobby took it upon himself to bring around trays of the funnel cake fries to everyone on the dance floor to make sure everyone got to try them with both dipping sauces. We also got our bartender through David’s. There were a lot of drinkers in the crowd but the line at the bar always moved quickly and never got too long for our liking.
All in all, we could not have been happier with the quality of service, quality/quantity of food, and professionalism of Bobby and his entire crew from our tasting to our reception. They delivered on all of the promises made to us during the planning and exceeded our lofty expectations on our wedding day. We would highly recommend Bobby and the entire crew at David’s for any of your catering needs.Sent on 09/21/2020
David's BBQ & Catering's reply:Whelp this is hands down the best review we have ever received. I’m not kidding, I’m am straight up tearing up right now.
David's BBQ & Catering Price Rates
This is the MOTHER of all deals. Ready for this? Book with David's Catering for your wedding and get 50% OFF your dress rehearsal dinner or next day breakfast. BOOM!!! *
* Must be within delivery range of restaurants and order from the restaurant menu.
(Due to COVID-19 and a recent increase in the price of beef we are temporarily suspending this promotional. We hope to resume it as soon as it’s feasible. Couples who book now will absolutely have the option to switch to a premium beef entree once prices have stabilized) We are discounting the upgrade price for our two most delicious and most popular meats, the brisket and the prime rib, for brides who book with us in the Summer/Fall season of 2020. Brisket is 50% off the upgrade price and prime rib is 33% off the upgrade price. This is the biggest sale we’ve ever done. BOOM!
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We love working with David's! They have amazing food and their staff are hardworking and wonderful!
Excellent production. Not only do they do a great job on their signature bar b que dishes but they have the ability to create many other menus non country. Give them an opportunity to impress and they will
David's Catering has some amazing food which we highly recommend. They are also good with the presentation of their dishes and are always staffed with friendly people. If you are looking for some great catering, be sure to contact David's Catering.