We’re a full-service catering company offering custom menus, fresh on-site cooking, and attentive professional staff. We work at many different locations in the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, and Lakeland areas, including ballrooms, garden clubs, farms, private estates, and more. We also manage all of the events at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and Diehl Farms in Southeast Hillsborough County.
What We Offer:
Selecting your catering menu:
When potential clients contact us, we respond with our full list of menu items as well as some example menus. These example menus can be customized, or we can make something from scratch using a unique combination of the vast array of options we offer. We are happy to make suggestions and work with clients to develop a menu that fits their style, budget, and tastes!
What couples should know about planning a tasting with Olympia Catering:
Our tasting process is centered around providing our clients with the most enjoyable experience possible. For that reason, we always create a proposal prior to inviting clients to our tasting room. That way, couples are able to select a menu and see real numbers before they meet with us. If our proposal doesn’t work with their style or budget, we can tweak it until it does. The point of this process is to ensure clients will be tasting food that is enticing for them, and also works within their budget.
Additionally, all tastings at Olympia are private – so you can turn your planning experience into a lunch or dinner date!
Our Personality Is:
We’re friendly, passionate, and excited to work with new clients. We are event experts and take each client’s event seriously – because of our experience we always advise on what has and has not worked. We’re always up to the challenge for new locations and new styles of service, and we plan far in advance to make sure we’re prepared.
We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:
We love working with clients, putting together their perfect menu, and producing their wedding beyond their dreams. We strive for our clients to have a positive planning experience with a custom tasting and we plan all of the logistics in advance so on the wedding day the couple and family are worry-free. The best feeling is to see them smiling, relaxed, and enjoying themselves at their wedding, just as it should be.
What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:
Our food is cooked fresh on-site at each event to provide the best meal for your guests. We have some amazing tried and true recipes that clients rave about, but we’re also always creating new, trendy recipes for clients with a creative palette.
Menu prices start at $35.00 per person.
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Olympia Catering & Events Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
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Sage Green and Grey Rustic Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm
We looked for a catering company that had a lot of options to choose from since we had a lot of guests with dietary restrictions. We chose to have a pasta bar along with a buffet that provided guests with a beef or chicken option.
Olympia Catering had the most delicious food we tried, and there were so many options, even for guests with dietary restrictions. The catering planning was very easy, and they were very accommodating to making changes to the menu. They also provided a lot of other services if we needed them. Olympia had a personal attendant for me and my husband, so we were able to enjoy our meal and drinks without having to leave our table during dinner.
Intimate, Tropical Davis Islands Backyard Wedding
The main thought behind the menu was to keep guests mingling throughout the reception. Different food stations were set up to give guests an array of items to choose from. Since the couple decided to forgo certain traditional aspects like introductions and a bouquet toss, the guests were free to mingle and visit different stations at their leisure.
Olympia Catering created an exciting, trendy menu inspired by comfort foods that the bride and groom and their guests raved about. Each station provided guests with a small plate portion, giving them the option to hang around one of the lounge-style areas or take a seat at a traditional dining space. The intention was to give guests the freedom to move about the space as they wished, and an array of small plate stations was a perfect choice!
Burgundy Boho Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens
Wes and I have very different palates, so I was looking for a caterer that could accommodate us both.
Olympia Catering met all of our wants and needs in a caterer! We didn’t have a specific inspiration, and we just thought their food tasted great! We actually got to eat on our wedding day, which was exciting, as I was fully prepared not to, and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone was very happy with the food.
Classic Champagne and White Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Museum of Fine Art
One of our favorite parts of wedding planning was our tasting with Olympia Catering leading up to the event. We customized our menu and swapped out a coffee bar with a palate cleanser, lemon sorbet, served in between the salads and entrees. The lemon sorbet was a huge hit with our guests
Our menu had options for all of our guests, and we chose grouper to reflect Florida. We also had a filet, chicken, and vegetarian option. We were very impressed with every appetizer and entree.
Neutral Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Morean Center for Clay
We wanted food that would be a hit with everyone. My husband loves hors d'oeuvres, so those were some of our favorite things to taste and pick out together.
Our original venue required Olympia Catering. We were so glad that they were so accommodating with our venue change due to COVID. Darren was amazing to work with, and made the entire process so much fun, especially our tasting.
Whimsical Succulent Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theatre
We didn’t love the idea of a buffet or making our guests choose a menu item, so we wanted to do a seated meal with a duel protein. Also, we wanted it to be delicious!
Olympia Catering blew us away! They made delicious food. We liked their menu options and Sherri made the process very easy. We had people telling us long after the wedding how good the food was. The servers and bartenders also did a phenomenal job.