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Catering by the Family

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As one of Tampa Bay’s oldest and largest full-service caterers, Catering By The Family has earned a solid reputation for delivering exceptional food and service at an affordable price. Featuring high-quality and locally sourced ingredients, Catering By The Family’s chef-driven cuisine is infused by Chef Steven Gonzalez Jr.’s time in New Orleans with the Brennan Family, and is leading catering trends in Tampa Bay.


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We love being a wedding caterer because: 
We enjoy helping couples to plan and execute their day, to make it extra special. We treat each wedding as if it were someone from our family getting married, giving each couple the wedding of their dreams!

Our personality is: 
Fun, caring, and organized. We enjoy working with each couple to create a customized wedding experience, starting with the food.

What makes our food stand out: 
Our menus are chef-driven and personalized to each bride’s wishes. Our Chef brings a combination of historic Tampa flavors, with a New Orleans flair to our menu.

Our pricing: 
Pricing begins at $38.95. Every event is customized for the occasion and priced accordingly.

Our Associations/ Awards: 
Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Brandon Chamber of Commerce. BEST OF THE BEST “Best Catering Company” Tampa Bay Times. Wedding Wire Couples choice award 7 years in a row.

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Catering by the Family had delicious food and a familial feel to their service. The menu was a little all over the place, but each item we choose was something we loved and wanted our guests to enjoy too. From beginning to end, Sandy, with Catering by the Family, was so helpful and knowledgeable. She was there whenever we needed her and ensured that the food was perfect the day of!” -Lexi and Tucker | Neutral and Gold South Tampa Wedding

“We really wanted comfort food on our wedding day. We had chicken, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables for a more comfort-food vibe. Catering by The Family was included in the all-inclusive package. Their service was exceptional and delicious! They were very professional and went the extra mile to put together a menu we both wanted.” -Zahra and Eric | Whimsical Plant City Garden Wedding

“For our wedding caterer, we were looking for a team that was creative, trustworthy, and willing to work within our budget. Catering by the Family and specifically our consultant Rachel Cloke, really exceeded our expectations from the menu design to the tasting to serving hot plated dinner for our 140 guests. They have a history in the Tampa Bay food scene that dates back to 1976, so they definitely fit in with the timeless aesthetic of our wedding. Rachel was so attentive to detail and was willing to work with our ideas to create a custom dining experience for our guests. Rachel helped us include several Tampa flavors on our menu, like the Cuban cigar rolls that were served during cocktail hour and the mango salsa that was paired with deliciously tender mahi-mahi. Catering by the Family also helped us plan a lively and social cocktail hour with passed appetizers and a salad course that was served family style to keep conversations flowing as we transitioned to the reception. Our entrees were elegantly plated, and our caterer even developed a delicious vegan entrée for our friends with dietary restrictions. Overall, we thought that the food, flavors, service, and style were top-notch and provided an elegant dining experience that fostered conversation and connections for our guests.” -Amanda and Brad | Historic Elegance Meets Modern Chic White and Gold South Tampa Wedding

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