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Venue Spotlight | Lange Farm | Dade City | Catering
Posted on February 10th, 2016 - Comments Off

The Lange Farm is a venue we’ve worked at since 2008 and is near and dear to us. It is a perfect mixture of both beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. This Dade City venue really takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As soon as you get on the grounds you’re filled with the type of peacefulness and calm that only comes from being outdoors.

Lange Farm boasts two areas to host your reception, the Garden House and the Antique Barn. The Garden House is very open with lots of windows and space including a patio with a built-in bar for cocktail hour as well as a porch perfect for your grand entrance.

The Antique Barn has a more intimate, romantic feel to it and has been recently renovated to provide more space for events. It’s the perfect spot for anything from your ceremony, to your cocktail hour, to the placement of a buffet. The outside area adjacent to the barn is a beautiful space for seating for your guests, especially when all lit up!

Wherever you chose to have your wedding at Lange Farm it is sure to be an enjoyable experience. We love the country- chic style and how the venue can feel either sophisticated or homey depending on how it is decorated, and wow is it gorgeous when all done up!

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Photography by: Justin DeMutiis

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Photography by: Stephanie A. Smith

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Photography by:  Corey Conroy Photography


Venue Spotlight | The Vault | Downtown | Tampa Bay
Posted on January 15th, 2016 - Comments Off

Good Food Catering Company has worked with the Vault since 2010. The venue is ideal for weddings that have a classic feel to them. From the carved ceilings to the gleaming marble floors, this venue is the epitome of historical elegance. The Vault is actually an old bank that was re-purposed as an event space. Although the bank is no more, the vault that used to house money and belongings is still intact and makes this a unique space.

The main room is very open and has large windows and high ceilings that let in generous amounts of light, which make it perfect for both daytime and evening events. The Vault boasts an intimate courtyard area that works well for an indoor/outdoor space for cocktail hour. The venue is extremely versatile and can hold up to 200 guests for seated dinners and 300 for cocktail receptions. Even one of our own, Amy Kensinger chose this venue for her reception. She wanted her wedding to have a vintage feel and the Vault fit flawlessly with her vision. Her favorite things about the venue are its: architecture and the true historic nature of the building, the downtown Tampa location, the 35 ft high ceilings, and the picturesque outdoor courtyard area. Her sweetheart table is shown in the first two photos. The photographers for her wedding were Jake and Katie Ford of Jake & Katie Photography, who supplied the wonderful pictures of the Vault below.

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 Photography by: Jake & Katie Photography

 

 

 

 


Lakeland Wedding | The Sorosis Building | Station Style Menu
Posted on September 4th, 2015 - Comments Off

Recently we had the pleasure of catering a wedding at the Sorosis Building in Lakeland, Florida. The menu for the event consisted of appetizers as well as a station style dinner. The menu and pictures of the event are included below.

Southern Style Biscuit Display
Jam | Honey Butter | Herb Butter | Dried Apricots | Raisins

Passed Appetizers
Steak, Gorgonzola & Caramelized Red Onion Flatbread | Pan Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts | Roasted Tomato Tartare Cones |
Mango & Goat Cheese Flatbread

Station Style Dinner

Mini Slider Station
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders |Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar & Tomato Grilled Cheese Triangles | All-American Cheeseburger Sliders | French Fries

Tableside Salad “Bar”
Key Lime Caesar Salad | Strawberry Spring Salad | “1905” Salad

Campfire Station
All Beef Hot Dogs w/ Assorted Toppings | Baked Beans | Salted Pretzel Bites | Mac-N-Cheese

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Photographs courtesy of Jordan Weiland Photography

Want to see more photos from the event? Visit our wedding photo gallery.

Interested in hosting an event like this one? Give Good Food Catering Company a call today!


Culinary Action Stations| Tuna Carving | Catering | The Dali Museum | St. Petersburg
Posted on July 25th, 2015 - Comments Off

This past weekend we catered a station style wedding at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. One of the biggest hits of the evening was our signature Tuna Carving Station. Both the bride and groom are big seafood fans and they certainly had the right idea! Their guests loved the flavors, presentation and interaction with our chef;  it ended up being a fan favorite!

To put this station together, first we began with a full tuna loin (10-12 pounds), seasoned it, then seared it rare. The tuna was then placed on one of our decorative and functional pink Himalayan salt blocks, which added a little extra flavor to the dish. As seen in pictures below, the tuna was then carved to the guest’s desired thickness and laid on a bed of Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad and topped with an Avocado-Tomato Relish and Chili-Cilantro Vinaigrette.

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Hand Carved Seared Tuna seared to rare with avocado-tomato relish with chile-cilantro vinaigrette, sliced thin, served over Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad cold quinoa salad with mint, basil, tomato, carrot and cucumber, in a soy-ponzu dressing

Hand Carved Seared Tuna seared to rare with avocado-tomato relish with chile-cilantro vinaigrette, sliced thin, served over Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad with mint, basil, tomato, carrot and cucumber, in a soy-ponzu dressing

 

In order to provide our guests with the freshest and highest quality dishes, we are proud to reveal our process.

Notes from the Chef:

The tuna we used is yellow fin and it is purchased as a whole loin with skin on. This particular tuna loin was 10+ pounds. The tuna is fresh catch and is never frozen from supplier to guest. After receiving the tuna we keep it on ice while under refrigeration until we begin the prep process. This process starts by rubbing the tuna loin with extra virgin olive oil, then a light coat of minced garlic followed with an Asian spice blend. The spice blend consists of dry ginger, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, toasted sesame seeds, dry citrus peel and other spices.  The tuna is placed on a hot grill simply for marking, which also adds a light smoky grill char flavor. Next the tuna is chilled rapidly back to a safe temperature. At the event the tuna is placed in a hot oven at 450 F for about 10-12 minutes. The result is a rare tuna loin with a warm outer edge and a cool rare center. The other result is deliciousness!

Are you a seafood lover? Would you like to feature a tuna carving station at an upcoming event? Contact us today!

 

 


Venue Spotlight | The Dali Museum | St. Petersburg
Posted on July 9th, 2015 - Comments Off

The Dali Museum is one of our top preferred venues for events and weddings in St. Pete.  An event with Good Food Catering Company at The Dali Museum appeals to both the eye and the palate. If you are looking for a venue that is attractive both indoors and out, The Dali Museum may be the venue for you. Located in St. Petersburg this venue has many unique attributes that appeal to a guest’s artistic side. The building itself is quite eye catching, being partially made of segmented glass domes that give the building a modern feel. The outside area has a beautiful stone courtyard that can double as a dance floor and dining space.  If you’re looking to stay indoors for your event, the Raymond James Community Room is the perfect space for any function and provides easy access to the galleries. The Dali Museum also features The Wishes Tree where brides, grooms, and guests alike love to take pictures. The spiral staircase inside is another favorite photo spot and is the focal point of the room. Many brides and grooms chose to have their wedding right on the steps of this staircase with their friends and family surrounding them. Inside the building there is a small cafe area next to the spiral staircase, which makes a great spot for drinks and appetizers.  Regardless of which space you chose, an event at the Dali Museum will certainly be unforgettable!

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Photography by: Carrie Wildes Photography & Ashlee Hamon Photography

To see more that the Dali Museum has to offer as a venue, follow this link: http://thedali.org/visit/venue-use/










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