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A Short History of Good Food
Posted on September 30th, 2014 - No Comments

Good Food Catering Company has been a premier catering company in Tampa Bay since 2008 – that’s when founder Kevin Lacassin decided to leave his job in sales and dedicate himself full time to  the foodservice industry.

“People thought I was crazy,” said Kevin, “they couldn’t understand my vision.”

Historically, catering has consisted of preparing food in an off-site kitchen, storing the food in hot boxes and serving it several hours later. Kevin’s mission was to create a catering company that served restaurant quality food – which included cooking it in fresh.

When Good Food caters an event – we completely set up and break down a portable field kitchen for each event. Mashed potatoes are cooked on-site, grits are made from scratch, and all of our appetizers are fired-off fresh. Our food is never soggy or dry because it goes straight from the oven to the guest’s plate.

In addition to setting up a portable kitchen at the venue, Good Food can bring the kitchen right into the dining room with our “Live” Culinary Stations. A Live Culinary Station consists of a chef cooking food fresh on the station with service staff to take care of the guests. Some of our most popular Live stations include our Gourmet Mac & Cheese station, the Floribbean Surf & Turf Saute, and the Fire and Ice Bruschetta Station that was featured earlier this year in Catering Magazine.

Developing a catering company that features a portable restaurant was no easy feat. It took a lot of planning and preparation, “You should have heard me on the phone back in 2008,” said Kevin, “restaurant suppliers couldn’t understand that I wanted a convection oven on wheels that could run on propane tanks.” Six years later, Good Food has proven to be a market leader in the catering industry. . We fresh every day at each event; our ovens, grills, and chefs are always on the move. We have everything needed to make your event memorable and we are known for our gourmet menu and dedication to quality preparation. When you hire Good Food, you are essentially borrowing your favorite restaurant for the night.

Our mission is to be known as the premier catering company for events, weddings and parties in the Tampa Bay region.  You don’t want the second best menu at your event – you want Good Food Catering Company.

 


Lange Farm, Origami Flowers, Mini Pies, Marsh Wedding
Posted on January 30th, 2014 - No Comments

“The best things in life are meant to be shared”

April and Chris spent their special day at the charming Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida. Not only were the bride and groom AMAZING but the crowd was awesome too! This party was full of love ♥ and energy from the beginning to end.

The lovely couple offered a delicious buffet dinner that included (something for everyone!):

Chicken Rustica

Gorgonzola Truffle Cream Mac n Cheese

 Roasted Summer Vegetables over Creamy Polenta

Butternut Squash Ravioli. (YUM!)

April and Chris were the most beautiful couple. This wedding was filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of dancing.

Five of our favorite elements :)

1. Mini pies

2. Handmade (by the groom!) origami flowers

3. April’s lace wedding gown ♥

4. Late night Pb & J snack

5. Groomsmen colorful socks

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Vendors: Photographer: Stephanie A Smith, DJ: Grant Hemmond Group (Doug), Florist: The Bride’s Bouquet, Cake: JJ Gandy’s Pies


Real Wedding: Black, White and Lime Green Nova 535 Wedding, St Pete Catering
Posted on January 15th, 2014 - No Comments

Anne and Jon were married on the anniversary of their first date, July 9th. Both Anne and Jon are Hillsborough County Firefighters, they chose Nova 535 because of the unique industrial architecture and urban atmosphere. The Montgomery wedding was filled with green, fun and tons of love. We can reassure you that forever long memories were made that night. The stunning bride, unique venue, and modern feel made this a event we won’t forget.

Everywhere you turned there was something to love about this wedding!

 

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Top Five Favorite Things

Firefighter Logo inspired Groom’s cake

Lime green Converse Chuck Taylors wore by Bride and Groom (embroidered with wedding date)

Unique table numbers( hoses, flash lighted and other gear commonly used by Firefighters arranged as numbers)

Green floral accents found in centerpieces and bouquet

How much fun Anne and Jon had smashing cake in each others face!

Ware House StudiosKind words from the bride:

“We could not have asked for a better caterer! The food was amazing, they exceeded our expectations in every way the day of the wedding. Thank you so much Good Food Catering, you helped make our wedding a huge success!!!”

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Venue: Nova 535, Caterer: Good Food Catering Company, Dress: David’s Bridal, Tux: Men’s Warehouse, Cake: Alessi’s bakery, Photography: Ware House Studios, Floral/Linens: Iza’s Flowers, Candy Bar: Bride and Groom!

 

 


Real Wedding: 1920′s Speakeasy Wedding, Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota Catering
Posted on January 15th, 2014 - No Comments

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple took place at the delightful Powel Crosley Estates in Sarasota. This couple took their guest by surprise by transforming rooms and hiding sweets. This 1920′s Speakeasy wedding was one of our favorites, especially when the dessert room was reviled. Judging by the fashion, set up and theme the snazzy couple definitely did this era justice. The cocktail hour was a hit and dinner was pure success. Wedding captured by Your Story By Us.

The couple went with a plated trio entree for dinner, which is nice because as caterers, we don’t see that very often. The plated trio included: a small portion of sauteed beef tenderloin tips, chicken rustica, pan-sauteed mahi mahi, creamy mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Dinner was incredible and before you knew it they had a room filled with all the sweets you could imagine. After dancing guests were introduced to a late night snack that offered, Cuban sandwich “cigars” and french fries.

To me, weddings are about the moments. Its a day to call your own and Erica and Mark did just that.

 

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Event Coordination: Jennifer Gumpert, Event Design, Photography: Your Story By Us, Decor/Furniture: MMD Events and Jennifer Gumpert,  Event Design, DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc., Band: Z Street Band, Ceremony/Reception: The Powel Crosley Estate, Floral: Redman Steele Design Studio, Cake: A Piece of Cake, Photobooth: Flipbook Creations


Real Wedding: Mirror Lake Lyceum, Black, White & Red, St Pete Catering
Posted on January 15th, 2014 - No Comments

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Cultural beauty is the perfect description. This wedding was beyond beautiful and amazing. Lara and Mike chose to put chips and salsa on each table instead of the traditional bread and butter, but if you ask us, that’s pretty awesome. It is definitely something I would recommend to add a little twist to your wedding. The bride and groom went with a station style dinner. The three yummy stations were the Surf and Turf station (sauteed beef tips, pan-sauteed mahi mahi, creamy mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus), the Pasta Creation station (penne pasta primavera and bow-tie pasta), and last but certainly not least was the Egyptian-Mediterranean station that offered spicy marinated chicken kebobs.

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“We loved the food. You know you hired a good caterer when the DJ, photographer, etc get excited because they know they will get Good Food when working your event. Everyone is talking about our mini taco macaroni & cheese lollipop appetizers. Usually I never look forward to wedding food because its usually just bad and cold. I just eat the rolls, appetizers and cake of course. Kevin did three stations for us- A middle eastern, fish & meat and pasta station. The beef tenderloin tips were excellent and could be cut with a butter knife-Yum. The pasta was hot & tasty and the felafel was like my husband likes it. It was finally wedding food I could eat and go back for seconds.
My husband is Egyptian and wanted traditional dishes. Kevin went out of his way to follow two of the family’s recipes and the dishes turned out wonderful. He even met us for a taste testing.
And let me just tell you that the service was above and beyond. The waitress for the bride and groom was extremely professional and on top of everything. As weddings go, we had some guests who were late and the staff had food waiting for them. Kevin was awesome to work with and you can tell upon meeting him that he loves what he does.”

 

Caterer: Good Food Catering Company, Venue: Mirror Lake Lycuem, Event Coordinator and Candy Bar: Flawless Occasions, DJ: Grant Hemond, Cory Barron, Hair and Makeup: Kyle Lynn, Floral: Bloomsters, Cake: A Piece of Cake, Linens: Custom Linens










Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.