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Catering in Tampa, FL,
(813) 875-2000

About Us

It’s about family.

When you’re creating the guest list for your wedding, the first names you write are your family members. They are the people who love you the most, who you trust the most, and who you couldn’t imagine celebrating without!

At Catering By The Family, our goal is to make you feel like you are a part of our family. We’re committed to doing our part to ensure that your wedding is perfect. With Catering By The Family as your caterer, you can be confident that your guests will enjoy a memorable dining experience and you can enjoy your big day stress-free.

It’s about experience.

As one of Tampa Bay's largest full-service caterers, Catering By The Family is known for its chef-driven menus, high quality food, and top-notch service. With more than four decades of catering experience, we have the knowledge to expertly handle events of any size and the ability to tailor our services to meet your wedding’s unique needs.

Each member of the Catering By The Family team is fully committed to the flawless execution of every aspect of your wedding – all the way from table settings to a late night snack! We take great pride in preparation, meticulously planning to ensure that our performance lives up to our reputation – and that your wedding exceeds your wildest dreams.

It’s about flavor.

Our culinary team creates dozens of custom, chef-driven menus each week, providing flavorful meals that your guest will savor. We will work with you to create the perfect menu for your budget, reflecting your wedding’s theme and your personal style. We believe in the power of presentation and that food should delight all of the senses. Check out our wedding menus here:

You can meet our chefs and taste our award-winning cuisine in advance of your wedding, so you know exactly what to expect. On your big day, we’ll prepare your menu from local, seasonal ingredients and finish it at your reception – ensuring that all food is served at the ideal temperature and freshness to your guests.

It’s about celebration.

A leader in catering trends throughout the region, we know what it takes to create an unforgettable celebration. We are the official caterer for more than 50 venues and events throughout the region. We’ve received many accolades for our work, including the “Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards” presented by the Tampa Bay Times, the “Couples Choice Award” from Wedding Wire, “Caterer of the Year Tampa Bay,” and more.

In addition to the menu, Catering By The Family can also help with other aspects of your wedding, like:

  • Bar Services
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Venue Selection

When you choose Catering By The Family as your wedding caterer, you can trust that we’ll provide the best food and best experience possible for you. After all, we’re family!

Quick shout out to the amazing photographers who took these pictures of our food:

PamElla Lee Photogrpahy, Justin Demtuiis Photography, & Rising Lotus Photography

Melissa Mertely

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  • Okay, Rachel was amazing! I think I even called her one time at like 7:30am with a question not realizing the time and she answered and was happy to help even though she did not have to at that time. I was not able to do the trial being so far away, and she made sure my parents and fiancés parents felt comfortable and confident in their food and service. The first time I tried their food was at my wedding and I made sure to scarf it all down because it was delicious. We even made the tail end of cocktail hour but didn’t get any apps but they made us a special tray that was sitting at our head table. That little detail meant so much to us. My mom insisted on making her Honduran specialty for cocktail hour and they were glad to pass them around along with theirs. They also did the cake cutting for us which allowed us to enjoy as much of the reception as possible. 10/10 recommend.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

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

    $ 42.00

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

    $ 35.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 40.00

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

    $ 30.00

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

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, China, Flatware, Glassware

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 12.00

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

    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, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, Asian, BBQ, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, 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, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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