Elite Events Catering specializes in full-service event design while working with clients to develop unique, custom menus and beverage packages. Our greatest joy comes from seeing our client's vision come to life and helping to make lasting memories.
We love being a wedding caterer because:
We love being a huge part of the entire wedding planning process! Our wedding style focuses on giving our couples a wedding that is a reflection of who they are, and getting to know them personally during the process has lead to long-lasting friendships! We have also developed great relationships with other industry professionals to help bring our client's vision to life, and the collaboration is a truly fun and fulfilling experience.
Our personality is:
Having been raised in a big family in a very small town in Minnesota, my personality is pretty down-to-earth. I have had the fortunate opportunity to travel around many parts of the world and lived in Europe for a while, so that has had quite an impact on me in terms of developing broad respect for different cultures, styles, traditions, and cuisines. I simply love to combine all of these experiences and inspirations when working with clients to create something really unique and personalized.
What makes our food stand out:
We have a talented team of chefs with different culinary backgrounds who each have their own style. When working together on creative menus we simply have so much fun collaborating together and I believe this is what makes our food most unique. Most importantly our attention to detail is what makes us stand out. We create most of our recipes in-house and focus on creating dishes that are made from scratch while sourcing the best products we can find, with an emphasis on trying to use as many local and sustainable products as we can. I believe if we make it a priority to use the best ingredients and put love into our food that our clients taste the difference!
Selecting your catering menu:
We like to start our menu selection process by taking a little time to have a conversation with our future clients. This is usually about a 15-30 minute phone consultation where we can get to know you and find out what you are looking for specifically. Since we create each menu uniquely for each of our clients we absolutely love to find out what your favorites are (as well as items we should avoid) so we can create a custom menu for your big day.
What couples should know about planning a tasting with Elite Events:
We offer once-a-month free public tastings. We encourage curious clients to come to any of these (dates and locations vary each month), to get a feel for our style and to get to know us. We also offer private tastings for clients interested in sampling specific items wherein we will offer them items that they had a specific interest in for their event. There is a $250 fee for our private tastings (for up to 4 people). This fee is applicable to the final invoice if they choose to book with us after the tasting.
As each wedding celebration is unique, so is our pricing. Our menus typically start at $40.00 per person. We have ever-evolving menus with many upgrade options to choose from. For example, if you wish to add a chef-attended carving station, a caviar bar, or perhaps a live sushi rolling station we have you covered. Perhaps you would like us to bring onboard one of our professional sommeliers or mixologists to add that extra flair to your wedding. We can work with you to offer a multitude of exciting options that work with your specific budget.
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce; Winners: Taste of South Tampa (Best of VIP) 2017; Marry Me Tampa Bay; Working Women of Tampa Bay
Elite Events Catering Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“I was so overwhelmed with all the choices of food and places I could choose from. I knew I wanted chicken while my husband was all for beef. Elite Events Catering was like a one-stop-shop! I loved it. The company was amazing with both their services and food. I received so many compliments on the food from my guests.” -Cassandra and Chris
“We wanted food stations that would offer variety, but also provide everyone with something they liked. We ended up doing three different sliders, tacos, and a big salad buffet! It was such a spread. Working with Elite Events Catering was amazing! We wanted a specific menu, and they told us from the beginning they would make it happen! Melissa was always on time, and truly went above and beyond to make Tyler and I feel special. We were more than pleased with the service and food, and it made everything even more special that the ingredients that they used are local and farm to table!” -Stephany and Tyler
“Our team at Elite Events Catering has become like a family and working together with them is just amazing! We didn’t have much of a choice when it came to choosing because the whole team insisted on being apart of creating and executing our wedding. Choosing our wedding menu wasn’t easy at the beginning, and the menu went through many, many revisions. Of course, we wanted to show off a bit, but at the end of the day, we went with a more simplistic approach. We had a lot of fun creating a menu that was relatable and comforting while still having fun with presenting it in a creative way.” -Melissa and John