175 Reviews for Sarasota Catering Company
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My husband and I used Sarasota Catering Company for our wedding on May 6, 2017! Sarasota Catering Company exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff made sure that myself and my husband got to try the appetizers and continued to bring us drinks while we were away doing photos. Our wedding guests are still talking about how delicious the food was and how pleasant everyone on the Catering staff was. Sashi was our day of Coordinator and hands down the best! We could not have had such an amazing, well organized wedding without the help of Sashi. Sashi was responsive days before the wedding when other vendors where requestion additional items and little changes had to be made. Sashi helped us on rehearsal night instructing the wedding party on order and providing us with information on traditional weddings and how to conduct the ceremony. Sashi stuck to our timeline and made the whole day and evening run smoothly. Sashi made sure that we had to go boxes of food, which was a request from us, to take back to our hotel that evening. Sashi set up all our DIY wedding decor and communicated with all vendors. The venue we rented had strict rules requiering us to be out within an hour after the reception. After send off my family said they came back inside the reception area and it was already 75% cleaned up and that they got out of there in time and everyone was very satisified with the clean up experience. We highly recommend Sarasota Catering Company and Sashi as the day of coordinator.
Heidi, you are the absolute sweetest! You are such a beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for letting me be apart of your very special day!
Sarasota Catering was great! We threw out some ideas at the tasting and the results were fabulous. We received countless compliments about the hors d'oeuvres and meal through the wedding night. The servers and bartender were very attentive to my husband and I, making sure we had the chance to eat and stayed hydrated.
The food and staff are both excellent! The food was the best I ever had at a wedding, and Rita helped me plan all the details and made the experience organized and manageable for me, which was a huge help because wedding planning is not my forte. They even handled rentals for me! Highly recommend!
It was a complete pleasure working with you too, and I am thrilled to hear you are so happy!!!! Congratulations again!!!
would HIGHLY recommend this company for anyone looking for any type of catering service. The food was DELICIOUS! We did the Italian buffet package and pasta bar, and since my husband and I don’t eat meat, they prepared us our own vegetarian dishes. EVERYTHING was delicious. So many of our guests raved about the food, my husbands boss actually got their information that night to book them for an upcoming event. I will hands down, always recommend them and we will definitely book them for any event we have in the future.
SASHI. We hired Sashi as our Day of Coordinator and this was the best decision we made. She is simply, AMAZING. She went above and beyond for us. She was SO much more than a Day of Coordinator. She was there, from day 1, to answer ALL of my questions (and I had... A LOT!). I cannot say enough about this woman. She made the whole process go off without a hitch and it would not have been the same without her. I labeled her my “Chaos Coordinator.” She puts all she has into her clients and events, and it is very, VERY clear. And she is SO sweet. After five minutes of meeting her my mother said, “I love her! I feel like I have known her forever, she is so sweet!” Anyone booking through SCC- HIRE SASHI!!! You will NOT regret it!
Sashi made our wedding planning experience so easy! Honestly, there is no way I could have made it through the actual day without her! Any little thing thatbpooped up I feel like she already knew about and she was literally ontop of it the entire day. She was ontop of everything for the past year! It felt so great when all of my guest kept asking who she was because they all thought she was part of the family. She was great with my guests and I cannot thank her enough.
Also, the bartender and other employees of the Sarasota Catering Company werr excellent. They too were so ontop of their specific jobs that day it was amazing! I will definitely refer them to anyone!
KYLA! I had so much FUN on your day:) Such a great group of people. Thank you so much for the awesome review. All the BEST, Sashi xoxo
I really can't say enough. I am actually currently on my honeymoon but I wanted to say how happy I am with my catering choice. Sashi was very thorough throughout my wedding process. I later also booked Kelly as my planner through the company and she was amazing as well. The Sarasota catering company knew what they were doing and had questions for me that I wouldn't have thought of to make my day special. I emailed Sashi back and forth more then any of my vendors. So if you want a company who works for you beyond anything you have imagined then the Sarasota catering company is for sure the company to hire!
Thank you so much, Cori!! You were a dream to work with:) Have an amazing time on your honeymoon! Best wishes, Sashi xoxo
First off, I chose Sarasota Catering Company because they were the first to respond back and let me tell you, I am SOO glad we did. Sashi is hands down the best thing ever!! She was there for every question and change to the menu and trust me, I had plenty of them. I would HIGHLY recommend this company. People are still raving how great the food was. Plus, Miguel was on top of everything with a huge smile on his face. Everyone should get the Kennedy Package!! Thank you Sashi for making my day all about me and completely stress free. I can not thank you enough!!
Sashi and her team were amazing. Hiring their team for my wedding was the best money I spent for my wedding. If you have Sashi on your side your wedding will be fabulous.
Brittany! You were stunning from head to toe:) Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your very special day!! All the best, Sashi xoxo
Sashi and the rest of Sarasota Catering Company were a dream to deal with. We planned our wedding remotely with lots of changes and several people in the planning process. We had special considerations to make, and a few last minute hiccups where other vendors had to cancel on us. Sashi and SCC smoothed out communication issues and ran a great event that our guests were raving about. I would absolutely recommend them, and would pick them again in a heartbeat.
Rob, that was so sweet! Thank you for this great review. Robin was absolutely stunning! I wish you both the very best! Sashi, xoxo
I was the MOH for my Sister and Sashi at SCC was a dream to work with. From the tasting to the final final final draft of the contract she was helpful and understanding during it all.
Lindsey! Thank you so much, I LOVED working with you and your sister! Can't wait for those fabulous pictures:) Sashi, xoxo
Great staff! Very kind, professional and down to earth. Always attentive! Guests complimented the freshness and flavor of the wedding reception appetizers, then the dinner followed by brunch the following day. Very positive experience. Much Gratitude, gracias
Thank you so much for the review Holly!! I'm so glad the fresh Cod was a hit:)
Hi , it's been about 1 month since we got married and I'm still so happy with how our wedding went , this is in part to Sarasota catering, Sashi was great in ensuring success to our event!. Planning with them was great even with the outside catering they were accommodating , friendly and dedicated to making sure every one of our guests was taken care of. IF you need anyone for your event you should definitely use Sarasota catering !!!
Thank you so much Suja for this fabulous review!!! Wishing you all the happiness life brings your way. Sashi, xoxo
Everything was Awesome from start to finish
Really easy to deal with and eager to accommodate!
Sashi and her team were awesome! Absolutely the best money we spent. She was wonderful and words cannot express how grateful I will always be for giving my daughter and her husband the perfect sunset wedding. She handled difficult vendors, decorating, and coordinating the whole process from beginning to end. It was truly magical. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. Miguel was fantastic. It was all I dreamed it would be for them and it couldn't have ever happened without Sashi at Sarasota Catering.
GINA! Thank you so much, I do miss our phone conversations! I was honored to be apart of Jade and Zac's wedding. I know Miguel feels the same way. Truly happy for the both of them, Sashi xoxo
I hate to say it, but the only sore spot of my wedding was Sarasota Catering Company. I will start by saying that the food was good. The staff that were on site the day of were really great. And the fact that they take care of all the rentals as well is convenient. The planning and the days leading up to the wedding, however, were the most upsetting and stressful part of the wedding. From the get go, we were assigned Sashi, and I had gotten the feeling that we were a bother and were being rushed away every time. I always left meetings feeling like she was preoccupied with better things to do and that details weren't being discussed unless I remembered to ask/talk about then. A week or two before the wedding we came to find that Sashi would be out of town during the wedding. I started getting frantic calls about all that had not been handled. That I would have to pay for a tent for several thousand dollars - a topic that was discussed to great extent previously. They also only just realized my wedding was a holiday weekend and that there would be an additional charge to return the rental items that "I would need to cover" even though my contract showed a $0 balance. I felt like I was being squeezed for more money, or at the very least being dumped with bills from their poor planning. I had this date booked nearly nine months out. The holiday didn't spring out of nowhere. I held my ground about the tent, but they wouldn't budge about the rental return fee. I relented and paid the "discounted" $100 worried that they would not follow through if I hadn't. Day of I found small issues, including second set of chair had not been ordered, napkins were not set as requested. I cannot recommend this place. Perhaps you won't have the same experience, but at least you've been warned - make sure you pay attention to the details, because they won't. And if there is a mistake, expect they will make you pay for it.
This was a destination wedding for us making some of the decisions difficult for us not being able to taste or physically see them. However they were very flexible and made everything as simple as possible for us. They provided all of our linens, tables, food, etc. And we all know how cutting down on vendors can be a huge blessing when planning a wedding. The food was amazing, and that's coming from a picky eater.. I believe the price for their services and food was extremely favorable. I would highly recommend using this company for any catering event!
Thank you for this fabulous review!
I spent the majority of my wedding planning on the catering, it was so important to me. I was also planning my Florida beach wedding from Indiana. Needless to say, I wasn't available for tastings or in person menu planning. I never got to meet Rita in person, but she was ALWAYS on top of her e-mails. We spoke a few times on the phone as well. She was incredibly dedicated to helping me plan my menu.
I had communicated with a few other catering companies before I found Sarasota Catering Co. I would request a quote, and what I would receive back would be completely different than what I'd asked for. I can understand "up-selling", but it was getting frustrating. From the very first e-mail I received back from Rita, I knew that I was finished with my search.
I changed my menu MULTIPLE times and at the beginning I was convinced that I didn't need staffing. She never pressured me to change that, but in the end I did end up choosing to have staffing (because she thought I would like it). She knew better than I did! Thank goodness we had someone come to help.
The guys that came to do the set up had it done very quickly. The woman that was there to help with serving and taking care of the food was AMAZING. So helpful! She was sweet with the kids, offered to make me a plate, and was just great to have with us on our wedding day. Everything was even more perfect than I had imagined it would be.
The food was so delicious! Like I said before, I changed my menu A LOT. I wanted such a variety of things and I was dead set on just "finger foods". I ended up choosing an actual meal, good choice. We had a BBQ meal with chicken and sliders. The spinach dip was heavenly. I could have eaten that all day. They didn't skimp on servings either, we had plenty of food and it lasted us the rest of our trip!
I could go on and on about how awesome Sarasota Catering Co. was to work with. Rita was so helpful and sweet, I felt like I was e-mailing back and forth with a friend.
our Wedding was on Feb, 25, 2017. Our wedding was held at our home in our backyard and on our patio we had about 88 guests. Catered by "Sarasota Catering" Sashi our event planner was nice informative and friendly. The servers Nikki and Jen were professional, friendly, polite, efficient and made our buffet style meal look amazing, The food was top notch. Everyone at our wedding loved the food and wanted to know who we used. Everything from set up to the appetizers that were passed through our cocktail hour to the buffet was done so nicely. All throughout the evening the servers went above and beyond anything we expected and made our elegant backyard wedding feel as if we were at a 5 star venue. I would recommend them for any event.
Cathy and Erik Jones
Thank you for such a fantastic review, Cathy!!
We had a brunch wedding at the Edson Keith Mansion, and Sarasota Catering Company was such a great vendor. Sashi was our Day-of-Coordinator, and I can truthfully say that the day went off without a hitch because of her! She was always very responsive and had great ideas leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, she made sure everything went smoothly and was able to keep me calm when one of our guests had a significant health scare.
We were so pleased with our choice to use Sarasota Catering Company. The food was delicious, and the staff was so incredibly friendly. We had several guests compliment how wonderful and nice the servers and bartenders were throughout the day. The day was far more beautiful than anything I could have dreamed.
I can't say enough good things about Sashi. She was one of the most competent professionals that my wife and I have ever worked with. She has true talent for logistics and an amazing attention to detail that was really essential to making our wedding weekend run smoothly. We used SCC to cater our rehearsal dinner (at a beach house) and wedding reception, and we also hired Sashi as our Day-Of Coordinator. Sashi was our POC for everything, she was always responsive and never lost patience with repeated questions about the most minute details or changes in the event plans. For the 6 months before our wedding, I had so many emails back-and-forth with Sashi and SCC that, after the wedding was over, I felt like I lost a colleague or something!
SCC has a large menu of catering options. After visiting to taste our first choices, we liked some options and didn't like others. I think SCC does certain foods amazingly well. The great thing with SCC is their flexibility - if you don't find something you love, they can work with recipes you provide them. We had a large portion of vegetarian guests, so we gave SCC a specific polenta entree we wanted. We also gave them a specific hors d'oeuvre recipe, and they executed both very well.
I would wholeheartedly recommend choosing SCC for any wedding or event. It's a better value than most other options in the Sarasota area, and I think it would probably be impossible to find someone as impressive as Sashi to manage everything.
Micheal! Thank you so much for all those kind words and this amazing review!!! I adore you and Elizabeth and so thankful to have share your very special day. You're Wedding was the most exciting to date from start to finish. All the very best to you both on your new adventure! Sashi, xoxo
Sashi was great to work with, she kept us on a strict schedule! She was perfect for me, being that I was clueless! I'd recommend them for any event!
Kelsey, I LOVE working with you and your family! Your Wedding was gorgeous and I was so happy to be apart of it. Wish you a life time of happiness, Sashi xoxo
We loved using Sarasota Catering Company for our wedding! Sashi was our day-of-coordinator but she did so much more than just the day-of. She understood our vision for the decor and carried it out to perfection. She was responsive and accommodating. We were planning our wedding from afar (living in DC) but the distance didn't feel like an impediment. And the food was AMAZING! We had multiple guests compliment all the food throughout the evening and the next day. I'm vegan and the chefs at SCC worked with me to make the most delicious vegan meal that wasn't your standard pasta - one of my guests even asked me for the recipe (chickpea Sheperd's pie). The servers were professional, prompt, and just a joy to work with. We also did all of our rentals (linens, chairs, dinnerware) through SCC which made it easier for coordination and one less thing to worry about as a bride. Sarasota Catering Company truly helped make it the best night ever!
Thank you so much, Maya! You and Dan are the absolute cutest and loved working with you:) Wishing you the very best in life and all it bring your way, Sashi xoxo
Sarasota Catering is a pleasure to work with - Sashi is terrific. My guests loved the food; the staff was extremely professional. They coordinated all the rentals which made it so much easier for us. The staff makes you feel special.
Thank you Sheri! You were a pleasure to work with as well and I'm so thrilled your daughter's reception was a hit! Sashi, xoxo
Food and service for the most part was great. We rented linens and tables/chairs through then as well. They were of decent quality. Event staff was spectacular with exception of our bartender, he disappeared for large blocks of time and was generally not into serving, but rather talking and whatever he was doing while absent.
My husband and I used these guys for our wedding on November 5th, 2016. Sashi killed it! She was incredible and fun and helped us through the daunting process of getting things in order. We had no idea what we were doing and Sashi was always there to answer emails, texts and phone calls. We left a lot of the details up to her as far as the decorations and setup and she totally nailed it. The venue turned out to be more beautiful than we imagined. She always let us know when there were sales or special deals in order to help us stay on budget and save money. Their waitstaff was SO attentive, helpful and friendly. The food and drinks were delicious. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend using them!