Simply Gourmet Weddings is a Sarasota-based wedding caterer whose mission is to not settle with "good enough" but rather exceptional. Jamie Barrett and Chef Larry want guests to walk away talking about the meal. Package details are personalized by the culinary team, which puts an emphasis on featuring only fresh ingredients in dishes they create.
Simply Gourmet Weddings offers a variety of food serving styles, including buffet, family-style and plated. Additionally, couples have other decisions to make, like whether to add on fare during a cocktail reception and whether to add on dessert. Staff for the full-service caterer handles delivery, setup and cleanup so you don't have to give it a second thought. The caterer offers the following services:
Venues They Work With
Simply Gourmet Weddings works with venues in the Greater Tampa area. These venues include:
Powel Crosley Estate
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jamie · Married on 05/12/2018
Amazing experience with Simply Gourmet. Becky also acted as our day of coordinator. Several of my bridal party commented that hiring her to make sure everything ran smoothly was the best money we spent! We chose a Mexican themed buffet and the food was so delicious! Simply Gourmet has servers at the buffet so you don't have to balance your drink, your plate, and attempt to serve yourself at the same time. Becky also made sure that the bridal party had appetizers and drinks while we were taking pictures....such a nice touch! We bought our own alcohol and hired Bill the bartender through Simply Gourmet. My guests were so impressed that he remembered their drinks each time they went back to the bar! And when we got back to our room for the night, we found leftovers in the refrigerator. Very thoughtful. Thanks to Becky and Simply Gourmet, we truly had the perfect wedding day.Sent on 07/04/2018
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Stacy · Married on 12/07/2018
I had the pleasure of working with Becky and she was great! She went above and beyond for me during my planning process. I planned my wedding from out of state and she was so easy to communicate with. During our tasting they whole staff treated us so well, and the food was amazing! We worked with Chef Will, he was great as well. On our wedding day Becky made sure a server focused on my husband and I to ensure we ate and didn't miss out on appetizers during pictures. When we sat down for dinner we even had a plate with every appetizer to make sure we tried everything. We had just under 200 guests, dinner was served very timely and everyone loved their food. I highly recommend Simply Gourmet Caterers, thank you Becky!
Rachael · Married on 05/05/2018
I hired simply gourmet catering for my wedding catering after our first tasting, the food was absolutely delicious and it truly set them apart from the other caterers in the area. We also chose Jamie as our wedding coordinator. I am in graduate school and got married in the middle of it (YA IM CRAZY LOL), so without her help I don't know how I would have done it all! She was very organized and super prompt when answering emails. It is apparent she has a ton of experience under her belt! She was able to help us come up with Plan A, B, and even C if weather conditions were to change the day of the wedding --- and they did!! We were so happy with everything Jamie did-- from coordinating with all the vendors, making sure we were staying on timeline, and even saving us food that we missed out on eating because we were so busy getting pictures done!! Overall A+ rating!! Thanks again for everything Simply Gourmet! We highly recommend !Sent on 06/16/2018
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"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."
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!
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!