Skip to main content
Weddings

Simply Gourmet Weddings

Sarasota, FL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
134 reviews

About

As world-class caterers, we will never cut corners. We will never over-promise and under-deliver. Being “good-enough” is never good-enough for us. We want your wedding to stand out above and beyond your wildest expectations. We want your guests to walk away remembering the most perfect day and the most perfect meal.

Yes, the details do matter. We take pride in personalizing your menu and discussing the small details that help make your event a special day. Everything Simply Gourmet creates is authentic. We stand by our commitment to you ~ using only the freshest ingredients and food created exclusively for you by Chef Larry and his staff. It is our honor to be a part of your special event and your memories.


Cuisine

Our cuisine is classicly presented with an ethnic flair. Simply Gourmet Weddings offers a variety of food serving styles including buffet, family-style and table service. Our staff handles delivery, setup, full-service and cleanup so you can enjoy your once in a lifetime experience with us. Simply Gourmet specilaizes in one-on-one service and personalizing your menu. We also accommodate your guests dietary needs (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free).

Our globally influenced cuisine features ~

  • Classic American
  • Classic European
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Asian
  • Latin
  • Southern Comfort Barbecue

Our award winning services include ~

  • Complimentary Cake Cutting
  • Professionally trained bartenders and servers
  • Full Bar Service ~ Licensed/Insured
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Coordination and planning availble
  • All rentals and table design

Venues They Work With
Simply Gourmet Weddings works with venues in the Greater Tampa area. These venues include:
Ringling Museum, Mote Aquarium, Spanish Point, Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, Phillippi Estate Park, Palmetto Riverside B&B, Sarasota Polo Club, Nathan Benderson Park, and more.

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?

$31

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$16

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

134 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

35 User photos

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea Married on 03/29/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Great Experience with Buffet Style

    Simply Gourmet did an amazing job with our small wedding at the Crosley Estate. We chose to do buffet style and there was plenty of food, with everything tasting delicious (Chicken alla rosa, roast beef, carbonara) and the day was smoothly executed. We would love for there to be more photos on their website of their various food items, but it sure looked great in person. Buffet style was fine during COVID as only the servers handled the serving utensils, not the guests. They offered the most reasonable pricing on food between the vendors we were allowed to use at our venue. Becky communicated very well, and everyone we encountered was a pleasure to work with.
  • M
    Michelle M. Married on 03/21/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Planning and catering

    Simply Gormet and Jamie were amazing! They were kind, helpful, and efficient! And the food was delicious!!

    Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:

    Hi Michelle,
    Wow! What a perfect Wedding Day you had at the Crosley Estate. Our Simply Gourmet Team is so happy you had such a great experience with our services. We take great pride in serving the best quality food for all to enjoy. Nothing like breaking bread with your love ones on your special day!

Awards

  • 134
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Timothy & Kaitlin
    32 photos · 12/11/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

19 Endorsements
The Jam Band The Jam Band Wedding Bands

"My name is Jam, CEO of The Jam Band, and I had the pleasure working along side Becky and her staff at Simply Gourmet Catering on a wedding at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota. From my initial interaction with Becky, to the end of the event, she was a pleasure to work with. Becky catered to the band's needs and did so with ease even though she was consumed with keeping the bride happy and running the event smoothly. The food was delicious and the overall presentation was spot on. I was super impressed with her and her staff as she remained calm throughout and did not micromanage. You rarely run into event planners who can run an event as gracefully as she did. I highly recommend Simply Gourmet for all of your special occasions."

Be Wed Be Wed Wedding Planners

Simply Gourmet is one of our absolute favorite caterers to work with at EK Event Design. Food quality is always on point and the staff never fails in having impeccable service! They are super attentive to the client and other vendors as well, their "teamwork" mentality is evident in each event we have seen them do!

The Leonard Brothers Band The Leonard Brothers Band Wedding Bands

We love working with Becky and her team @ Simply Gourmet - Very experience professionals. Every event we do with them is always guaranteed to be of highest quality!

Preferred Vendors

Map

4783 Swift Rd. Sarasota, FL, 34231
941-929-0066

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Location of (Simply Gourmet Weddings)

Other vendors in Tampa for your wedding

Wedding Vendors