Good Food Catering Reviews
Posted on March 29th, 2013 - No Comments
We are so lucky to have received so many wonderful reviews from your past clients!
Powel Crosley Estate Wedding – 5 Star Review!
Posted on August 10th, 2011 - No Comments
Thought we would share this glowing review from Sarah and Chad’s July 2, 2011 wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota. We had a fantastic time catering this event. More to follow, including a link to this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!
Elegant Plated Dinner Wedding Reception at the Lange Farm
Posted on January 11th, 2011 - 1 Comment
Many of our brides and grooms shy away from plated dinners because of they believe they’re limited to the tired old choices most often associated with seated dinners – overcooked filet mignon or dried out chicken. But when they are open to new ideas and don’t mind serving their guests great food, the magic happens. Recently, Good Food Catering Company was honored to design a great menu for a fantastic couple and served it with class at The Lange Farm.
Tara and Warren wanted an elegant plated dinner, but wanted it to taste great as well as give their guests something to remember. I guess we could tell you all about the food, but instead, we’ll show you, courtesy of some great shots by Carrie Wildes Photography. Guests had their choice of -
“Charleston Style” Shrimp and Sausage
Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs
A Happy Bride and Groom!!
Because the bride and groom trusted us in their food choices, we were able to serve top-notch food conducive to plated service while also integrating the bride’s Southern roots. Even though dishes like Shrimp and Grits may have been traditionally limited to the South, their popularity is increasing and they’ve become a staple for gourmet restaurants across the United States. If you don’t believe us, check out this great e-mail testimonial we received from the bride’s aunt in Texas:
If you’re looking for innovative and tasty food for your next plated dinner wedding reception or corporate event, give us a call to make it special! 813-241-9500
Nicki and Eric’s Ybor City Garden Wedding Menu
Posted on May 23rd, 2010 - No Comments
Just a couple of weeks ago we shared a glowing review posted on WeddingWire with the promise of a menu. So here it is! As earlier mentioned, I first heard from Nicki early last year and she really wanted an interesting and fun menu to celebrate her wedding day; vowing to avoid the boring wedding food commonly found in the Tampa Bay area. She also wanted to integrate her Italian heritage with her love for Creole and Cajun food that she learned to appreciate while going to graduate school at Loyola in New Orleans. Her fiance Eric was super supportive and definitely along for the great ride and an unbelievable wedding at the Ybor City Museum Garden.
We chose a station type menu because it allowed a large number of guests to dine at their leisure and enjoy the company of other guests, while not having to wait in line for food and not being constrained to sitting with one group of guests for the entire evening (as they would in a sit-down dinner). There was a little apprehension about the station menu at a wedding, but beautiful menu cards were placed at each place-setting and the format was explained by the DJ, which made it enjoyable to all.
The biggest hit of the evening was the Butternut Squash Soup, made from scratch (I know, because I personally roasted the butternut squash!) and served in a martini glass. Some guests even came back for thirds!
Passed Signature Appetizer Bites
Fried Mac-N-Cheese Lollipops
Comfort food meets class!
Sesame Crusted Seared Yellowfin Tuna
with Mango wasabi cream, served on crispy wonton triangles
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders
with carmelized Vidalia onions and our secret BBQ sauce
Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp
jumbo shrimp with a sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce, served on an Asian spoon
Taste of Italy
A heart-warming dish of a 5 ounce Italian seasoned pan seared chicken breast, smothered in tomatoes white wine, basil, fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese, served over…
Warm Cannellini Bean Salad
with roasted red peppers
Flavor of The Gulf Coast
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
the real deal, made by a Ragin’ Cajun the right way, in a cast iron pot, elegantly served from a large copper paella pan
plump shrimp sautéed in a rich, spicy cream sauce, tossed with shell pasta and chopped green onion
From the Garden
Butternut Squash Soup Martini
Served warm in a mini martini glass
Penne Pasta Primavera
Fresh winter vegetables in roasted red pepper cream
Great Review from a Tampa Bride! Nicki and Eric Wedding Testimonial
Posted on April 13th, 2010 - No Comments
Last week I was chatting with one of our chefs about the catering business and why we both got into it. When I asked him about his reasoning, it sounded identical to mine – we love the end result. Sure, the food is great to produce, the menus are challenging to design and there’s always the thrill of building a great event from scratch. It is an amazing feeling to witness the look on guests’ faces when they taste great food. But the BEST feeling is having a bride, groom, father, mother or family member tell you how much it meant to them that your company catered the wedding and that you made their day extra special.
Today was one of those days, as I received a notification early this morning that one of my favorite brides posted a glowing review about us on WeddingWire. I first heard from Nicki early last year and she really wanted an interesting and fun menu to celebrate her wedding day; vowing (pun intended) to avoid the boring wedding food commonly found in the Tampa Bay area. She also wanted to integrate her Italian heritage with her love for Creole and Cajun food that she learned to appreciate while going to graduate school at Loyola in New Orleans. Her fiance Eric was super supportive and definitely along for the great ride and an unbelievable wedding at the Ybor City Museum Garden.
Later I will post their menu, but I was very excited to share this great review:
Nicki and Eric’s Wedding Team
Catering: Good Food Catering Company
Planning: Confetti Events and Weddings
Photography: Pure Emotions Photography
DJ: Cory Barron, of Grant Hemond and Associates
Bar Services: uDream Events
Lighting and Effects: MMD Events
Venue: Ybor City Museum Garden
Photo Booth: Star Photobooths
Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.