The Regent – Preferred Caterer – Great New Wedding and Event Venue in the Brandon and Riverview Area
Posted on January 25th, 2011 - 1 Comment
Just recently we had the pleasure of showcasing our Good Food at the grand opening of Brandon and Riverview’s newest event center – The Regent. To several hundred guests, we served a new creation -
Floribbean Surf and Turf Saute, which consists of our Margarita Grilled Chicken sauteed with onions and peppers in a Patron Tequila Cream Sauce, served over Lobster and Shrimp Infused Rice and is served in a small white to-go box for easy “cocktail reception” dining.
Thank you for the GREAT photos from Matthew Kent of matthew r photo.
Looking for great food presented in a unique and elegant way? Having an event at The Regent and need upscale catering? Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 813.731.0819
Lange Farm Wedding Catering-Indian Fusion Menu
Posted on August 31st, 2010 - 1 Comment
Just recently for a Lange Farm Wedding, we had the pleasure of providing a fusion of great Indian and American food for a unique wedding where two cultures and two great people were being united. The task was challenging: His background was Indian and hers was of local Florida. So how do you put together a wedding where both families can both be represented?
The simple answer – call Good Food Catering Company! We work regularly with an Indian chef who is able to cook authentic Indian food and customize it for the occasion. We often have requests for great Indian food and we do it by integrating it with our regular menus to create a fun and diverse food display. In this particular instance, we created two separate stations to reflect the food and culture of both the bride and the groom. To begin during cocktail hour, we served a duo of bite sized samosas – Potato and Pea alongside Spinach and Cheese, both served with a traditional mint sauce. It turned out that they were one of the biggest hits of the evening. To beat the heat, we served mango lassis, but in miniature shot glasses!
For the Indian food, we served….
Indian Curry Bar
A curry bar attended by two servers, dishing up basmati rice, to be topped with your guest’s choice of…
A healthy blend of seasonal vegetables cooked in a curry sauce and spices
Chicken Tikka Masala
A signature Indian chicken curry dish cooked in a rich and flavorful bright orange masala sauce and yogurt
And to show off the “Tampa” roots, we created a….
Flavor of Florida Station
Key Lime Caesar Salad
A Florida twist on a classic salad! Elegantly served, romaine lettuce is tossed lightly with our house-made creamy key lime Caesar dressing and served on a vertical buffet display for a unique and modern look.
South Florida “Black Beans and Rice Bar”
A classy twist on a rustic South Florida influenced dish – Cuban black beans and rice.
To keep the crowd flowing smoothly
your guests will be served the black beans and rice
by one uniformed staffer, and then move to another section of the station
where a second staffer will dish out your guest’s choices of toppings, including
sliced marinated and grilled flank steak, pulled Cuban roast pork,
scallions, red peppers and caramelized onions.
The crowd was wowed by the ultra chic food presentation using our hand hammered copper chafers for the Indian food station and a rustic look of brick and cast iron for our “Taste of Tampa station.” Check out this great photo collage from photographer Angel He !
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
Why did you name it “Good Food” Catering Company?
Posted on April 8th, 2010 - No Comments
Obviously I think our food is fantastic and we continuously receive compliments from guests at our catered events about our tasty food and unique presentation. Someone asked me recently why I named the company “Good Food” and not “Great Food Catering Company?” My answer:
The truth is, we serve food that people like to eat. We’re not trying to prove anything to anyone and we’re not trying to show off. Our goal is to have every guest at our catered events remember the food as being the highlight of the night. That is it. Simple, fresh ingredients and exceptional service.
Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.