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From the Water to the Table | Fresh Seafood Catering | Tampa Bay
Posted on June 23rd, 2015 - Comments Off

At Good Food Catering Company we feel that it is important to support the community in which we work and live. We strive to buy local meat, seafood and produce of the highest quality and freshness.  Our culinary team recently visited one of our local seafood purveyors to discuss fresh Gulf seafood and shop for a special lunch we hosted.

During our visit to Gulf Coast Seafood we were able to hand pick the snapper that would be used for one of the dishes at the luncheon.  Knowing where our food comes from and how it is handled is important to our culinary team and to the clients that we serve.

The menu for the lunch featured:

Roasted Beet Salad

roasted beets paired with a bed of greens tossed with green goddess dressing | fig reduction | crumbled goat cheese

Pan Roasted Gulf Snapper

summer grilled succotash of corn, asparagus and heirloom tomatoes | romesco sauce | grilled scallions

Margarita Sorbet

liquid nitrogen chilled | candied lime zest

Journey from the Sea…

Gulfcoast Seafood

To the Table…

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It would be great if we could buy only local products, but fresh is almost always best.  Some of our other dishes using fresh caught seafood include: Tuna Tartar, Pan Seared Salmon over Roasted Vegetable Quinoa, Mini Pan Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Key West “Ceviche,” Asian Inspired Tuna Stack, and Southern Style Shrimp & Grits.

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When you are looking to host a party, event or dinner where fresh seafood is important, give us a call!


Jill and Brad’s Wedding | April 2015 | The Dali Museum | St. Pete Catering
Posted on June 16th, 2015 - Comments Off

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”
― Dom Perignon

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Jill and Brad’s Wedding Reception |The Dali Museum

               

Champagne Celebrations

Everything from the bride’s shoes, to the linens, to the bride’s signature drink of the night carried with it the simple elegance and coloring of a glass of champagne.

Jill and Brad were married on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The top five things we loved about the wedding were:

Top Five Moments

  • The Hollywood feel of Jill & Brad’s names in lights
  • The performance by The Three Waiters
  • The signature drinks for the night: The “Bubbly & Sweet” for the bride (champagne with a rock candy stir) and Bud Light for the groom
  • Bride and groom cupcake station
  • Sparkler Exit

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Thank you to these wedding professionals that helped to put on a great event!

Venue: TheDali Museum, Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography, Performers: The Three Waiters, Food, Service, Linens, China, Bar and Beverage Service: Good Food Catering Company


The Rooted Door Dinner | May 15 2015 | Sweetwater Organic Farm
Posted on June 12th, 2015 - Comments Off

The Rooted Door Dinner

The Rooted Door is an “experiential dinner series” highlighting a chef’s journey from the food they use “their roots” to the meals they make that impact our lives. This inaugural dinner was hosted by Sweetwater Organic Farm was the creation of PASK Productions and was a charity dinner that gave the guests the opportunity to hear stories, get a sense of the community they live in, and fill their stomachs with delicious food. The dinner on May 15, 2015 featured culinary delights from chefs in the Tampa Bay community: Chef Ferrell Alvarez of Rooster & The Till and Chef Don Pintabona of Locale Market.

Good Food Catering Company had the distinct pleasure of working with PASK Productions to provide front of house service, leadership and logistics support as well as worked with the chefs to provide back of house support. The menu featured a journey through life interpreted using food. Each course included a cocktail and musical pairing going through the four stages of childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and concluding with present/future. Menu pictured below. Working on this event with such talented chefs as Don Pintabona and Ferrell Alvarez as well as pairing with The Rooted Door was an amazing experience!

 

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 Photography by: Jeff Houck of Locale Market

For more information on The Rooted Door follow this link: http://www.therooteddoor.com/

For more information about Rooster & the Till follow this link: http://www.roosterandthetill.com/

For more information about Locale Market follow this link: http://localegourmetmarket.com/

 


Lauren and Adam | Magnolia Building | Lakeland Wedding Catering
Posted on March 31st, 2015 - Comments Off

We absolutely loved being a part of this great wedding and serving Good Food at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland, Florida earlier this year.  The plated dinner service consisted of the guest’s choice of Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs over Mascarpone Grits or Margarita Grilled Chicken topped with Mango Salsa, served with Roasted Potatoes, both accompanied by Roasted Asparagus.  In addition, we provided bar and beverage service that included a full premium liquor bar, beer and wine.

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Thank you to all of the wedding professionals that made this wedding a great success!

Event Coordinator: Sassy Soiree, Venue: Magnolia Building, Photographer: Jordan Weiland, Florals: Flower Cart, Band: Blonde Ambition, Cake: Cakes by Maggi, Makeup and Hair: Michelle Renee Hair and Makeup,  Rentals: A Chair Affair, Rentals: Premier Party Rentals, Food, Service, China, Bar and Beverage Service: Good Food Catering Company


Duet Plated Dinners | The Best of Both Worlds!
Posted on February 18th, 2015 - Comments Off

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We specialize in high quality plated dinners throughout the Tampa, St. Pete and Lakeland regions of Florida.  Not only do we specialize in them, we LOVE plated dinners.  This format allows us to put together beautiful, creative dishes and gives the diner a restaurant quality dish (flavor and presentation) of hot, fresh food.  One of our favorite ways to take care of guests at a plated dinner is what is commonly known as a “Duet Plated Entree” or simply “Duet Plate.”

Instead of your guest choosing between the “seafood” or “beef” on the reply card, we can deliver a delicious duet plate of Cabernet Braised Short Rib of Beef and Mahi Mahi with Andouille Cream Sauce, both paired with Mascapone Infused Grits and Roasted Asparagus.  How do you like the sound of that?  We thought so.

If your event style includes a plated dinner, then perhaps a duet plate is a great solution.  Here are our top 3 reasons that a Duet Plate is the way to go:

1. No need to worry about response cards and keeping track of “seafood or beef” choices for your guests

2. Efficient and fast service.  When each diner gets the same dish, there is no confusion at the table about “who gets what?”

3. Your guests don’t want to decide what they will eat three months from the RSVP date.  And who can remember that anyway?

Thank you to Carrie Wildes Photography for capturing our great food in action!










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