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Catering in Lakeland, FL,
(863) 333-7100

About Us

Essential Catering Services provides delicious and varied wedding food, based in Lakeland, Florida. Offering a highly personalized experience informed by experience in the hospitality industry, this company hopes to make a difference in your special day. You can enjoy a menu that is tailored exactly to the needs of your event, featuring all of your favorite flavors and foods.

Services Offered

Essential Catering Services has become a celebrated part of the Lakeland community due to its dedicated customer service. Flexibility is key for this team, as they know that each wedding differs to the next. They offer a five-hour reception block in which you can enjoy a feast served to your preference, be it buffet style or as a plated meal. The talented chefs can also create delicious desserts and custom wedding cakes, all streamlined to your taste. Not only does Essential Catering Services offer top-notch culinary service, but they can also aid you in the planning of your special day. Offering everything from photo booths to rentals and linens, this truly is a one-stop-shop for your milestone celebration.

Claudette Cosmi

4.4 out of 5
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  • The only thing I would of done difference, I would of had the waiters serve the hor d'oeuvres. . The decorations were over the top, they were beautiful

    responded with the following comments.

    Wow! Thank you so very much Claudette. It was so much joy being such a big part of your special day. Thank you for the suggestion. Blessings to you in your future together.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

    $ 26.00

    What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

    $ 26.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 32.00

    What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

    $ 22.00

    Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

    Set Up, Clean Up, Cake, Cake Cutting, Dessert, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, Chairs, Tables, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware, Chocolate Fountain

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 17.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Open Bar, House Beer, House Wine, House Liquor

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, BBQ, Cajun, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    No Pork, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?

    Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Chairs, Tables

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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