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Katelyn Kirchhofer · Married on 05/11/2019
Best Meal Ever
Becky Souflis and the catering team at Simply Gourmet made planning easy and fun! The groom and I were put totally at ease and well taken care of on the day of the wedding; Becky made sure we wanted for nothing! From start to finish everything was absolutely seamless and perfect! Our guests are still raving about the delicious meal!Sent on 05/21/2019
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Katelyn - the wedding was gorgeous and we were so honored to have served you and Jay your "Best Meal Ever"!! I enjoyed working with you and it was the most perfect day for you both! I'm so glad that I was able to give you a memorable experience with your menu - and glad your guests are still raving about it!!
Jessy Jessy · Married on 05/25/2019
The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. They made our wedding that much better! Jerry was our bar tender and he had a great personality. He made our day. Everyone was wonderful. Would highly recommend Simply Gourmet!!Sent on 06/01/2019
Lindsay · Married on 02/23/2019
The food and wedding coordination was amazing. Becky did such a fantastic job. Worked with our changing of the menu several times and always responsive. On our wedding day, Becky kept everything organized and even removed a huge foot print stain from my dress. I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you for making our day so effortless and smooth for us!Sent on 02/19/2019
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Lindsay - what a gorgeous day for you and Jake! We are so happy that everything was amazing - and that Becky's expertise was a huge benefit for you. We wish you nothing but the best! Happy Honeymoon!!
Hannah · Married on 01/11/2019
Best caterer ever
I seriously cannot recommend Simply Gourmet highly enough. They did an AMAZING job throughout the whole planning process and were fabulous on the day of the wedding as well. We primarily worked with Becki, and I cannot say enough good things about her. First, the food was AMAZING. We had chicken (so tender!), green beans (cooked to perfection), rolls (everyone LOVED), salad with amazing dressing, baked ziti (my fave!!), and brownies and amarettos (to die for!). Our hor d'oeuvres were amazing as well. Our venue had a rule that the caterer must handle all of the rentals (chairs/lights/heaters/linens), and Simply Gourmet did an excellent job ordering all of the rentals and making sure they were set up. On the day of, the staff was so friendly and kind and treated not only the wedding party, but also the guests like kings and queens. Not only does Simply Gourmet offer 5 star service, they also are so affordable and will work with you on pricing. CANNOT RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH. If you are from the Sarasota area or are getting married in the Sarasota area, you want this vendor at your wedding!!! 10/10Sent on 01/25/2019
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Hannah - we are so thrilled that you not only loved the service that Becky gave, but the food as well. We are so appreciative of your gracious words and reviews like this make us love what we do even more! We wish you all the best and are glad that you chose Simply Gourmet to be apart of your big day!
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!Sent on 12/15/2018
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Stacy - I was so thrilled to make your wedding experience a smooth and enjoyable one! Making sure the bride and groom are attended to is a top priority of mine, and I am glad that detail shined! Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your special day!
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
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Jamie - I am so happy that I was able to be apart of your big day! We pride ourselves in making sure that all guests - including the two most important -bride and groom - are well taken care of throughout the whole evening. The setting couldn't have been more fabulous- and I wish you and Rhett all my best!
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
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:I was delighted to be a part of your special day! Even though the weather was not 100% perfect. I am so happy that you trusted me to execute your vision for all plans. Matt and you wanted the ceremony outside and was so thankful that the weather held out for such an important moment.
Michael · Married on 04/28/2018
My wife and I recently got married and spent a lot of time trying to find the right caterer for this big event. We reached out to many caterers but ended up going with Simply Gourmet for many reasons. They were quick in their response back to us, their pricing was very reasonable, they put together a taste testing for us which made all the difference. Their food was amazing and the portions were perfect not to much food and not to little. They also make the most amazing amaretto cookies I have ever had. Since we did not have the money to hire a complete wedding planner we used Simply Gourmets Day of Wedding services. Jamie the owner did such a great job at organizing our wedding and making sure everything was on time. She followed up with our vendors as well to ensure they knew what times to be there and where to setup. It allowed my wife and I to just sit back relax and enjoy our day without worrying about the wedding. Their catering staff was top notch to, they were very punctual and professional. The waitresses were kind and helpful to all of our guests and when the wedding was over, they made sure everything was cleaned up and looked like it did when we arrived. This allowed us to get our deposit back from the venue. If your contemplating and procrastinating over which caterer to go with, you will be extremely satisfied if you choose Simply Gourmet. They also have many contacts in the rental area for weddings. You can get everything you need from food, drinks, chairs, tables, plates, glasses, linens and of course their top notch service all in one place with them. Do yourself a favor and go with Simply Gourmet, save yourself the headache you might get from other caterers. You will have the best wedding every if you do. Thank you Jamie, Becky and the Simply Gourmet team for making our wedding so special and allowing us to enjoy this memorable day with our friends and family. You guys are the best!!!Sent on 06/27/2018
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Thank you Michael for taking time out of your busy day to write such an elaborate and complementary review! Simply Gourmet team takes great pride in making each and every client happy with our service and food. We were honored that you choose us to be a part of your special day!
Tara · Married on 04/21/2018
The food for our wedding was simply superb! The quality and the presentation looked straight out of a magazine. One of my favorite things about Simply Gourmet is that unlike many other vendors, Simply Gourmet cooks their food onsite. It makes such a difference! Also, Becky was such a doll to work with. We can't wait to use them for Thanksgiving this year! =)Sent on 04/26/2018
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Tara - Becky thoroughly enjoyed working with you as well! We take pride in cooking onsite to get you the freshest most delicious meal for your special day. We look forward to hearing from you for future events! All our best to you and Michael!
charlotte · Married on 04/14/2018
Absolutely amazing catering! Everything from our tasting to the wedding night was perfect! Their attention to detail was incredible. They really listened to what we wanted and I felt like our menu was very personal.Sent on 04/30/2018
Becky was our coordinator and she ensured the entire wedding ran smoothly, she even helped my mum build my wedding cake.
Very affordable. High quality, fresh food! We got so many compliments on the catering which I don't think many people can say of their wedding food! They even gave me and the groom a dinner plate with a little of each food option on it so we got to taste everything!!
Rachel · Married on 03/10/2018
Simply Gourmet catered our wedding on Saturday and we could not be happier. The chef, Larry, has previous experience as a chef in New York (where we are from) and his food is excellent; simple yet elegant and surprisingly affordable for the quality he puts out. Our guests who, came from around the world, were very impressed.Sent on 03/14/2018
Becky, the wedding coordinator through Simply Gourmet, was also amazing. It sadly rained on our day but she was upbeat and responsive throughout, and worked hard to allow for some of the reception to still take place outside after the rain had stopped. She also helped to move decorations around inside the Edson Keith Mansion (where our wedding took place), to ensure that the indoor ceremony was just as lovely as the outdoor one would have been.
I highly recommend Simply Gourmet for any wedding or event.
Elizabeth · Married on 03/01/2018
I cannot say enough about Becky and the team at Simply Gourmet. We enlisted their services for both catering and day-of coordination, and the entire event was PERFECT. Planning from afar added an extra level of stress but the communication Becky had with our other vendors put everyone at ease, and we knew we were in good hands. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the food was, and the entire night ran smoothly. Do not think twice about going with Simply Gourmet!!!!Sent on 03/14/2018
Linda · Married on 02/24/2018
Simply Gourmet was the caterer for our wedding on March 24, 2018. They did an exceptional job. We could not get into the venu t’il 3pm the day of the wedding. Becky’s team set up all the tables and chairs and even put all the centerpieces and wedding decorations up for me. When I arrived at 530pm everything was done. And everything looked amazing. The food was yummy and the staff were more than helpful. Thankyou Becky and Shannon and Chef Larry. Your the best...Sent on 03/26/2018
Kathleen · Married on 01/13/2018
After researching different wedding caterers in the area, we came across Simply Gourmet. Becky and Jamie made the planning process extremely EASY and stress-free. From picking out our linens, menu, the layout, and even developing an agenda/timeline for the day down to the minute, Becky went above and beyond as our day-of coordinator. She was extremely responsive, reliable and trustworthy during the most crucial planning weeks leading up to our wedding. Not only was our wedding beautiful and stress-free, the food was amazing! We opted to go for a chicken dish to save money and were very pleasantly surprised on how good it was. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the venue and the food was - all thanks to Simply Gourmet! I'd highly recommend their catering and wedding coordinating services, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 01/25/2018
Shane · Married on 11/25/2017
Being a former Catering Manager, I must say that Simply Gourmet was on point & fabulous for my wedding! They were referred to me by a form chef of mine and I was very please with their food quality, service, & professionalism. When I began to work with them, I knew exactly what I want for my wedding reception. I sent over ideas and they came back with the perfect menu! I even had allergy restrictions and they worked hard to ensure their were no issues. I was highly impressed by their level of services and would use them again in a heartbeat! Give them a call and see what they can do for you. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!Sent on 01/22/2018
Janet · Married on 05/13/2017
Simply Gourmet catered our rehearsal dinner event for our son's wedding. Becky was informative, friendly, flexible, and accessible for us throughout the planning stages of our event. The catering team was prompt and professional throughout the set up, the service, and the take down of the venue. The table settings were beautiful!! The presentation of the food was appealing and plentiful. The staff was willing and able to accommodate some last minute "special requests" without any difficulty. The food was all delicious!!!!!!! Our guests continued to rave about the food throughout the wedding weekend and long after our event. I would highly recommend Simply Gourmet for any catering needs.Sent on 06/02/2017
Melissa · Married on 04/27/2017
We chose Simply Gourmet as our caterer because we wanted to go with a small business that focused on quality. I cannot recommend Simply Gourmet and Becky Souflis enough! We ended up hiring Becky as our day-of coordinator after a couple months of planning. Our goal was a stress-free wedding. Many people laughed at me when I said that, but guess what! Our wedding was stress-free and PERFECT all thanks to Becky and her responsiveness and meticulous attention to detail. As the weeks came closer and closer to our wedding, Becky always responded to every single question in a timely manner and also offered advice that only someone with experience in the wedding world would be able to help with. She knew every detail of our layout and schedule. We met in person with her three times to pick linens, go over our menu, and discuss our layout and other details. Although she was hired as our "day-of" coordinator, I feel she did much much more than that.Sent on 05/12/2017
Also, not to mention, the food from Simply Gourmet was absolutely delicious, presented beautifully, in theme with our Florida wedding, AND the all the staff at the wedding were so nice and attentive. It was a dream and we received numerous compliments all night and after the wedding! THANK YOU SIMPLY GOURMET!!!
David · Married on 03/31/2017
Simply Gourmet is the Class of Sarasota for catering weddings. We just had our wedding this past weekend at the Powel Crosley Estate, and we hired Becky to run our show. She did not disappoint. In fact, we don't think our wedding could have been ran any more perfectly. Becky catered to every little detail we wanted and needed. Amazing food? Check. Coordination with our vendors? Check. Being on top of EVERY detail during our wedding from start to finish? CHECK. We just cannot express enough in words what our gratitude is towards Becky and her company. If you want to have a flawless wedding day, and work with amazing people in the mean time, there is no other place to go other than Simply Gourmet.Sent on 04/05/2017
Mandana · Married on 03/18/2017
The entire experience with Simply Gourmet was nothing short of perfect. Jamie and her husband Chef Larry are simply wonderful, their staff are absolutely superb, and their food is AMAZING. Our wedding guests cannot stop raving about how great the food AND service was. The staff were so wonderful that all of our guests still remember each and every one of them by first name. Jamie is an absolute sweetheart, and was always available whenever I needed to contact her. She listens well to what your wishes and vision are, and does everything in her power to make your vision come to life. Chef Larry truly has a talent for creating dishes that bring out the natural flavor of each ingredient. He does not need to use heavy sauces and overload on salt and spices to make food taste good. He travels all over the world and nation to find the best ingredients, then does his magic to make the natural flavors come out. My husband and I will definitely be hiring Simply Gourmet in the future again!Sent on 03/21/2017
Casey · Married on 01/28/2017
After meeting with Becky once, we knew that choosing Simply Gourmet to cater our wedding reception was a no brainer. We were absolutely thrilled with the way the wedding turned out, thanks to the wonderful staff at Simply Gourmet. From the beginning to very end, Becky and the staff were incredibly attentive, professional, accommodating, and thorough. Becky's experience and attention to detail during the planning process really helped the evening run so smoothly. The tables and linens were beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. We can't thank the team at Simply Gourmet enough for helping make our day so special!Sent on 02/07/2017
h · Married on 12/30/2016
becky was absolutely terrific and chef create a menu just for us, couldnt ask for more!!!Sent on 01/26/2017
Kaitlin · Married on 12/11/2016
We worked with Simply Gourmet for catering and rentals for our wedding in December 2016, and we were so happy we did! Jamie was super responsive and helpful in working with us on our budget and menu. We actually had to sign our contract before having a tasting since we live out of town and were a bit nervous, but as soon as we got to Simply Gourmet and had a taste of Chef Larry's food we knew we had made the right choice. The food is delicious and the plating beautiful - Chef Larry takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows. All of our guests are still raving about the food from our wedding a month ago. We would highly recommend Simply Gourmet.Sent on 01/08/2017
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:We are so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed Chef Larry's cuisine. We take pride in serving a meal that will be memorable, just like your guests experienced. We were so happy to apart of your special day! Thank you for choosing Simply Gourmet!
Talia · Married on 11/26/2016
Jamie is amazing! She made everything very simple for us(even with such a large wedding party) I was so thrilled to have her as my day of cordiator. I would have totally been lost without her. I have family still raving how great our meals were!!! We were taken care of and so happy we decided to go with Jamie and Chef Larry.Sent on 01/03/2017
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! I thoroughly enjoyed being apart of your special day! Chef Larry and I are delighted that everyone loved the food so much! All our Best, Jamie and Chef Larry
Paige · Married on 11/12/2016
Choosing Simply Gourmet was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning. Becky was extremely accommodating and her team was attentive and professional! The food was amazing and the guests are still raving about how delicious it was. One of my favorite parts about using Simply Gourmet was that they assigned a server to the wedding party. Jacky made sure we got the enjoy the food and drinks just as our guests were and that we had everything we needed throughout the night. She even packed us to go boxes so that we could enjoy the food the next day! Simply Gourmet is just simply amazing!Sent on 11/23/2016
Beth · Married on 10/31/2016
Simply Gourmet was hired to cater a wedding at my facility last night. They have a great reputation for serving delicious food, and it was! What really stood out was the staff. They were outstanding! Such professionals. A plated meal was served in no time, everything was bussed and kept clean, when the evening was over, not a trace was left.Sent on 11/01/2016
So nice to have delicious food and service so outstanding!!
Simply Gourmet Weddings's reply:Simply Gourmet loved working at the Barn at Chapel Creek! The decor, setup, and styling of the wedding by Kim and her team was superb! We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to many more events at this gorgeous venue!