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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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
Karin · Married on 04/07/2019
I can’t say enough about the team at Milan! The food was out of this world, the presented unique options, the customized a menu for us and went the extra mile to cater to our needs. The experience on our wedding day was excellent, the staff was so friendly and they helped make our wedding dreams come true!Sent on 09/05/2019