Milan Catering and Event Design is a contemporary, full-service caterer for the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Sarasota to Boca Grande areas. Full service means that our experienced wedding planners are an integral part of the catering services and provide the know how to tell your love story, whether through amazing food, attentive services or coordination of the details. So here's how we get your started:
Venues + Guest Counts
Once of the first questions we get... is "how much". That answer needs 2 things: venue + guest count. The venue portion of the price depends upon what the venue is providing (chairs, tables, times, alcohol, day of wedding planners) and what Milan provides as your full service caterer.
So to get started with us, we need your venue(s) + expected guest counts (assume 80% respond YES).
For more formal events, our Guest Choice Tableside is an exclusive Milan service. Instead of sending out dinner RSVPS, once your guests sit down, they order their entree. Probably the most important aspect of this service is that the week before your wedding, you are not taking menu orders. We are professionals, let us do this work. For a less formal service, we offer Family Style. This is like a mini buffet of platters delivered to each guest table. We are not fans of buffets as some guests will be ready for dancing while others are still standing in line and buffet tables take up valuable guest space. Between these two services, we also offer served duets and walking receptions. (extended cocktail hours).
Milan Catering is a chef owned company and only employs professionally trained chefs. The secret to our delicious menus is that our chefs cook on-site with restuarant grade ovens in our Promaster vans. If you visit our website, you can see the artistic care we take in creating dishes that are appealing and contemporary. Sometimes, they are just fun and surprising, which adds a spark to your reception. So if you have moment, look at our menus and tell us which cuisine seems to fit.
Three tiers of packages
We have three packages, silver, gold and plantinum. They differ in number of appetizers and entrees, some menu choices (lobster on the plantinum), type of catering style and staff hours. Based upon your venue and guest counts, we provide complimentary proposals and suggestions for additional items needed by venue.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Laura · Married on 09/30/2017
10/21/2017 - Wedding Event at Crosley Estate. Overall, based on Guests’ input & our personal experience, there was not a better example of Perfection. Milan Catering represented an integral component of the whole part. Milan Catering without a doubt delivered Exceptional Expertise & Class to our event. Milan truly offers an amazing & diversified selection of food options as well as table decors. All Food was marvelous! Commitment, knowledge & positive energy is evident from Chef Roberta & her staff ! Chef Roberta is clearly the driver and technician of the Milan bus. Aside from her genuine smile and welcoming manner, it is clear she does the work as much as she speaks it. That went miles for us. Chef Roberta & her assisting Chefs were involved from the beginning of the meal planning to the end. Her servers did wonderful and her staff are pleasant & helpful. We did not use the wedding planning services of the business, as the planners were already booked ! Anastasia did assist us through basics such as vendor coordination for lighting & furniture as well as linens, tables, etc. She was nice & helpful in explaining things to me to aid in decisions.Sent on 11/10/2017
Powel Crosley Estate is a stunning Historic venue right in our own backyard of Manatee/Sarasota Counties. The beauty of this venue speaks for itself & does not necessitate a high level of décor. What is important for this venue is the quality of the food & the basic serving and hosting environment. For our table settings, we selected copper vintage glass charger plates paired with copper flatware. Simple, Vintage and Elegant!! Milan truly offers an amazing & diversified selection of food options as well as table decors. Thank you so much Milan ! Laura & Tom
Melissa · Married on 05/11/2019
Excellent Food and Organization
Milan Catering did my daughter’s wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate. I hired one of their Day of Coordinators to help. Emily was very organized and had every detail thought of. The guests all loved the food and it was served hot and quickly. I will highly recommend Milan Catering.Sent on 05/25/2019
Melanie · Married on 05/03/2019
Powel Crosley 05.03.2019
We highly value sharing meals together with friends and family so it was important to us to select a caterer with stellar food. Chef Roberta and Co. absolutely exceeded our expectations with delicious food and courteous service throughout our event at the Powel Crosley.Sent on 05/29/2019
During the food tasting, Roberta gave us ample time and space to sample each offering and shared great insights concerning menu selection. Once we had finished the main course tasting, we knew this was the caterer for our event. Though we had many months inbetween our tasting and wedding, Milan was very communicative regarding changes to the proposal. Changes requested or errors found in the proposal were amended in a timely manner.
Our wedding at the Powel could not have gone any smoother for our guests or us thanks largely in part to Milan’s staff! Everything was set up correctly and in a very timely manner, all according to the schedule we had coordinated with our vendors. After saying our I-Do’s, the appetizers were passed around garnering high remarks from our guests. Favorite Appetizers: Guava Tarts and White Fish Ceviche
We had selected family style dinner (highly recommend) for our event and couldn’t have been more pleased with the portions for each table. In conversations with our guests, all of the main courses were wonderful (Skirt Steak, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Seafood Paella). Favorite Main Courses: Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri (paired with Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes) and Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa (paired with Plantains)
We can’t attest enough how wonderful it was to have hired a day of coordinator If you choose to do so, we highly recommend requesting to work with Emily! Emily was assigned to us within weeks of our wedding due to our original coordinator no longer working for Milan. From the first time we spoke to her, she was supportive and reassuring all things would go off without a hitch. She was phenomenal with vendor coordination, taking care of the wedding party, and ensuring all details moved along smoothly from set-up to reception. She allowed us to focus on enjoying our big day to the fullest. I wish that we could’ve worked with Emily from the time we hired Milan for our wedding.
In hindsight, the biggest letdowns we had concerned a few details surrounding the cake. Though Milan did not make the cake, they handled the coordination between the baker (Cakes by Ron) and us. When the original proposal was issued, the cake estimate was based off a standard inspiration photo not selected by us. Once we found a cake style, the proposal was updated with a $50 dollar increase due to cake being “taller” despite no real measurements ever being discussed and the styles being very similar. After the wedding, a few guests mentioned that cake slices were huge, so not all people received a piece of cake. That being said, the cake looked great and was scrumptious.
Overall, I would recommend Milan Catering and Events for your event as they were prompt, professional, and the food was absolutely delicious.
Emily, Roberta, and Co.: Thank you for a wonderful event!
Melanie and Nathan