Taste of South Tampa-Tampa Catering Company
Posted on April 18th, 2013 - No Comments
This month we participated in the annual Taste of South Tampa, hosted by South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of Tampa Bay residents came out to taste samples from South Tampa restaurants, enjoy beer and wine, and listen to great music. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Humane Society Tampa Bay.
Thanks Nam Phan Photography !
We had a wonderful time handing out sample of one of our signature dishes!
Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder over Mascarpone Grits and
locally grown micro greens.
We definitely turned some non-grits eaters into believers!
Tampa Catering – Featured in Catersource Magazine!
Posted on April 13th, 2011 - No Comments
We were thrilled to find out that Good Food Catering Company has been featured in this month’s issue of Catersource Magazine, the premier trade magazine for the catering business. The article discusses Tailgate Party catering and we were given the opportunity to provide one our most mouthwatering recipes, along with a fantastic photo taken by Jeff of K & K Photography of Clearwater. Check out the recipe below and the full article online at Catersource.com.
Good Food Catering Company chosen as a Bride’s Choice 2010 winner for Tampa Bay Catering!
Posted on January 26th, 2010 - No Comments
We are thrilled to announce that Good Food Catering Company has been chosen to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2010. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism.
The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means your past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected you to receive this honor.
For more information, please follow this link to visit our WeddingWire Storefront today!
Summer Catering – Hot Weather and Cool Food (click for photos)
Posted on July 16th, 2009 - No Comments
Just recently, Good Food Catering Company was commissioned (pun intended) to cater a 50 guest cocktail party for the Coast Guard Foundation, held at the Coast Guard Base on the water in St. Petersburg. Since the temperatures outside were hovering in the low 100′s, we created a great summery spread of cold and room temperature foods that helped our guests beat the heat, sip on some cold cocktails and enjoy the Good Food.
In addition to the great food, we dressed up the decor with some crisp white linens, yellow daisies, clear glass blocks and patches of wheatgrass. Thank you to our friends in catering for the decor ideas and inspiration – CuisinEtc and Charlotte Berwind Fine Foods, both in New York, as well as Carte Wheels Caterers in Texas.
Also a big thank you to uDream Events for event services, rentals, beverages and bartending; as well as Erin Nutini for the great photography!
Passed Signature Appetizer Bites
Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
California Sushi Rolls
Stationary “Cool Foods” Display
Caprese Salad on a Skewer
“Make Your Own” Bruscetta
Watermelon Gazpacho Soup Shooters
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Skewers
Vertical Vegetable Crudité
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Skewers
“Make Your Own” Bruscetta Bar
Watermelon Gazpacho Shooters
Chorizo Skewers with Manchego and Roasted Red Pepper
Summer Foods Tablescape
Refreshing House-Made Lemonade
Shrimp & Andouille Pasta… Almost Famous
Posted on March 19th, 2009 - 3 Comments
Yesterday I had the pleasure to visit with Staci Mandikas of Unique Event Design and learn about how she utilizes both classic and cutting edge designs to make every event and wedding “unique.” I had originally met her at the Davis Island Garden Club bridal show a couple of weeks ago and wanted to spend some time getting to know more about her and the services she offers for for her clients in the Tampa Bay region. In the process of checking out her website, I stumbled upon the fact the she hails from New Orleans, which gave us a few fun things to talk about. It also gave me the opportunity to introduce her to my signature dish, Shrimp and Andouille Pasta.
When my wife and I began dating, I probably originally won her over through my cooking and my use of cream sauces, good seafood and of course, sausage. When I was developing some dishes, I combined the three and ended up with one of my signature dishes. It became so popular that it was being requested by many of my friends for every dinner party I threw. And believe it or not, the media came calling.
Many of you know that I moved here as a result of Hurricane Katrina. But you may not know that for many years, I wrote a blog about New Orleans food and culture. It wasn’t long after moving to Tampa that I was featured in a story for the New York Times and later the St. Pete Times. A couple of months later I was contacted by a talent agency in New York City and was asked to submit some cooking videos for use on Yahoo Food. I had nothing to lose, so I sent them two videos – one about the New Orleans Style Bloody Mary and the other one? You guessed it, Shrimp and Andouille Pasta.
The video never made me famous, but I had a lot of fun making it. I can’t bring myself to watch the video, but for posterity, it is still found online even today. Fortunately you’re still able to see it and can pretty easily re-create my signature dish. And if you are hiring us to cater your next Tampa Bay event or wedding, we’ll be happy to serve it for you and your guests. (The only difference is that in our catering operation we use penne pasta instead of the linguine that I would use at home.) You can check out the video above and feel free to email me for a copy of the recipe for our soon-to-be famous Shrimp and Andouille Pasta. Enjoy!
Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.