Simply Gourmet Weddings

4783 Swift Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Simply Gourmet Weddings

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.

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129 Reviews for Simply Gourmet Weddings

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Alicia

    Alicia · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    LIfe Savers

    I worked with Jaime and Becky at Simply Gourmet and they made the day flow seemlessly. Simply Gourmet was referred to us after our original caterer had to break up with us, no hard feelings at all towards them. In fact our original caterer is the one who referred Simply Gourmet. Jaime was so incredibly helpful in assisting with timeline for the day and helping to keep me on task, which I appreciated as I found the planning process to be very overwhelming. She was attentive to detail and made sure we managed to add time for us to eat on the schedule. Living in another state Jaime was very good at communicatiung with us and even arranged a tasting for my mother and niece since we were not able to make it. The food was sooooo incredibly delicious. I had so many compliments about the food after the wedding, the goat cheese appetizer was a fan favorite for sure. On the day Becky was our go to person and she was such a delight and fun person to work with. My husband and I were not expecting the level of personal attention Becky gave us. While we were getting our portarits taken Becky was there right along with us with drinks waiting. My husband even commented that he felt like Thor .. he would put out his hand and his drink would appear! HAHA! It was a true pleasure working with these ladies. I would recommend them to any brides I know. I am so grateful they were able to step in and help with our day. Their dedication to making this a great experience will not be forgotten.

    Sent on 10/26/2020

    Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:

    Alicia -- We are thrilled that you enjoyed your special day! Thank you for all the kind words! Simply Gourmet takes great pride to serve you not only the most delicious food, but also to give you the best service we can so you to feel like royalty.
  • Travis

    Travis Stair · Married on 11/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely AMAZING!!

    Jamie and staff is truly great at what they do. They went above and beyond and dealt with all the planning for the day of. They were hardly seen unless it was necessary. Made the guests feel comfortable and welcome. The praise we received from guests and family was a resounding success. We are forever grateful for all the memories created because of the staff’s professionalism, skill, and attention to detail to really make our day special.

    Sent on 11/11/2019

    Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:

    Travis - I absolutely loved working with you and Greg! Your eye for detail was so much appreciated to properly execute the event! We wish you both our best from the Simply Gourmet Team!

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Simply Gourmet Weddings FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 35.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 31.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 45.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 10.00
  • 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?
    $ 16.00
  • 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

1 Real Wedding

Professional Network & Endorsements

19 Endorsements

  • 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."

  • EK Event Design 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 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!

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  • 4783 Swift Rd. Sarasota, FL, 34231 See on map
    941-531-9918 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
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