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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127 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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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth · Married on 11/09/2019

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

    Simply Amazing

    We hired Simply Gourmet for our daughter's wedding, and they were Simply Amazing! At the tasting we met Becky and decided we also needed her to be the wedding coordinator. Becky worked with us to create a very elegant event and delicious meal within our budget. She had great ideas and confidence that put our minds at ease. She helped us to have a plan A, B, and C for weather, and thank goodness because we ended up needing to use plan B. Jamie also helped coordinate the ceremony at the church, and her quick thinking saved the day when we forgot a boutonniere for the singer, she quickly fashioned one out of left over flowers! When we arrived at the venue, for pictures, we were greeted by Becky and staff with drinks and yummy appetizers. Our guests were inside having a great time and being well taken care of, they commented that the bar tenders remembered their drinks and had them ready as they approached. The dining service was impeccable. Becky had the venue looking gorgeous, a floor plan that kept the guests engaged and having fun, the vendors coordinated with a timeline, a calm confidence, and a staff that was there to please. Simply Gourmet and Becky exceeded our expectations with the food and service!

    Sent on 11/22/2019

    Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:

    Liz - we absolutely loved working with you! What an amazing day for such amazing people! The vision for the wedding was stunning - and Jamie and I had such a great time working with you all! We wish all out best for Maddie and Matt!
  • Caitlin

    Caitlin Nelson · Married on 09/11/2019

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

    Incredible

    Simply Gourmet & Becky were absolutely incredible! We used them for a Friday night "welcome party" and our wedding and both events were incredible. The food tasted exactly like it did at the tasting and the cheese board/table they did for the Friday night cocktail party was beyond! I got so many compliments on the wedding food and everything was hot & as expected. We chose the day-of wedding planner service and it was worth every penny. Becky made everything seem so easy and calm and kept the night moving. To me, everything went off without a hitch (and if it didn't, Becky did an INCREDIBLE job of making me feel calm). Becky was great at communicating and her & her team did an excellent job of executing our vision. We had a lot of personal touches (handmade by my mother) and Becky & her team made sure they were placed & ready to go at the venue. She did an excellent job managing our other vendors as well. I cannot recommend Simply Gourmet & Becky enough!

    Sent on 12/08/2019

    Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:

    Caitlin - it was such an amazing weekend! I loved working with you, Vince, and your whole family. Your mom nailed the florals and all your DIY pieces out fo the park!! I was so happy that you enjoyed everything and I wish you and Vince all my best!!

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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

Real Weddings

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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