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Lavish Garden Bridal Show | Kapok Special Events | Wedding Catering | Clearwater
Posted on May 23rd, 2016 - Comments Off

We had an awesome time yesterday working at the Lavish Garden Bridal Show at Kapok Special Events! We had our wonderful team member and Event Specialist, Amy Kensinger on-site and served our signature Braised Beef Short Ribs over White Cheddar Cheese Grits as well as a Hodgepodge flavor of our Nitro Ice Cream! We hope everyone in attendance had a chance to try our Good Food and enjoyed their time at the show!






Rialto Theatre | Wedding | Stations | Tampa
Posted on May 16th, 2016 - Comments Off

Recently we had the pleasure of catering a fun-filled wedding reception for Shannon and Sean at the Rialto Theatre in Tampa. The ceremony was held off-site and the menu featured passed appetizers and a station style dinner. Menu and beautiful pictures by Monika Gauthier Photography seen below. Enjoy!


Passed Signature Appetizer Bites During Cocktail Hour
Baby Lamb Chop Lollipops
Deviled Eggs: Southern Style Pimento Cheese, Bacon & Jalapeno, Blackened Chicken Salad
“Bang Bang Shrimp” Mini Tacos
Goat Cheese-Cake

Unique Station Style Dinner

Risotto Station
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Prosciutto Risotto

Asian Carving Station
Asian Marinated Grilled Bistro Steak
Sesame Sautéed Green Beans
“14 Vegetable” Fried Rice

Monaco Grill Station
Chicken Skewers
served over
Signature Field Green Salad
Shrimp & Mahi-Mahi Skewers
served over
Bowtie Pasta

















Photography by: Monika Gauthier Photography

Birthday Bash | Bayshore | Tampa | Party | Catering
Posted on April 19th, 2016 - Comments Off

We recently had the honor of providing both food and service for Bill’s 75th Birthday party. The party was a surprise planned by his wife and guests included close family and friends. The event was held at the beautiful Monte Carlo Towers in Tampa, FL. Event details include: a cheese and fruit appetizer display, buffet dinner, red and white wines, and cupcakes in assorted flavors. See menu and photos below!


Stationary Appetizer Display

Cheese and Fruit Platter a display of imported and domestic cheeses accompanied with fresh and dried fruits, artisan breads, fine crackers, and Cajun candied pecans

 Buffet Style Dinner
Mahi Mahi Romesco
pan seared mahi-mahi with romesco Sauce (Spanish sauce made from olive oil, roasted red peppers and almonds)

 Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast topped with a creamy artichoke, lemon and leek coulis (cream sauce)

 Tuscan Bowtie Pasta with fresh spinach, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes in a white wine olive oil sauce – served with a choice of toppings, including grated parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper (vegetarian)

 Slow Roasted Root Vegetables carrots, parsnips, brussels sprouts, pearl onions, red onion, and red bell pepper, tossed with olive oil and seasoned simply with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

 Signature Field Green Salad organic field greens, crumbled goat cheese, Cajun candied pecans, fresh seasonal berries, organic honey tarragon vinaigrette

 Fresh Baked Artisan Dinner Rolls served with house-made herb whipped butter






Photography by: Jeremy Scott Photography


Brunch by the Bay | Davis Islands Garden Club | Wedding | Catering | Tampa
Posted on March 23rd, 2016 - Comments Off

We recently had the pleasure of being a part of Katy and Greg’s brunch themed wedding! The ceremony and reception were held at Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa, FL and the menu can be seen below.

Passed Appetizer Bites
Mexican Deviled Eggs goat cheese filling, green onion, diced chorizo
Stuffed French Toast Bites cream cheese stuffed French toast triangles, seasonal berry coulis
drizzle, maple syrup pipette

Yogurt Parfait Bar
vanilla Greek yogurt, served with a variety of toppings including:
granola, strawberries, bananas, chopped nuts, chocolate chips

Buffet Style Brunch
Scrambled Egg and Hash Brown Casserole a hearty mixture of hash browns, breakfast sausage
and real eggs, cooked into a tasty casserole and topped with Cheddar cheese
Crispy Bacon and Turkey Sausage Links
Herb Roasted Potatoes red potatoes, roasted with rosemary and garlic
Fresh Fruit Salad diced assortment of melon and berries
Waffle Bar hot square Belgian waffle and whole wheat waffles served with a variety
of toppings including:
strawberries, bananas, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, raspberry syrup, maple syrup
powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar & whipped cream

Chef Attended Omelet Station
Omelets to Order a chef attended station with made-to-order omelets including popular ingredients
like cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh diced tomatoes

Classic Coffee and Beverage Station
French Roast and De-Caf Coffee with cream and assorted sweeteners, to-go coffee cups.
Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk and Sweet Tea

“Create Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar”
Guests top their cocktail with fun and interesting accouterments, including popular ingredients like a
variety of hot sauces, lemons, limes, olives and celery, as well as tasty fruit purees for the
Mimosas lovers!














Photos by: Carrie Wildes Photography

Other wonderful vendors: Planner: Winsor Event Studio; DJ: Cory Barren, Grant Hemond; Florist: Natalie, Belle Fleur; Cupcakes: Sugardarlings; Cake: Publix Greenwise; Linens: Connie Duglin Linen; Rentals: Coast to Coast; Specialty Decor: WISH Vintage; Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light

Signature Cocktails | Catering | Tampa Bay
Posted on March 11th, 2016 - Comments Off

Thinking of a way to spice up the bar for your event? Why not add a signature cocktail? These drinks add a bit of fun and flair to any gathering. They are a simple way to tie in the colors of your wedding or the theme of the occasion. Some examples of signature cocktails customized by our clients include:

  • Groom’s Martini Bar featuring Dan’s Dirty Martini- Vodka, Dry Vermouth, and Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
  • Bride’s Signature Cocktail the “Sweet & Bubbly”- Champagne with Rock Candy Stir
  • Blushing Bride- Citron Vodka, Chambord, Simply Raspberry Lemonade, Muddled Fresh Raspberries
  • Caipirinha & Caipiroska- Lime, Sugar, and Ice with Cachaca or Vodka

Signature drinks give guests a chance to try something new and step out of their comfort zone. Trust us, these drinks are always a hit! Not having a full liquor bar at your event, but still want a signature cocktail? We can work with you!
Having a brunch or luncheon event? Our signature mocktails are delicious as well!

Check out some photos of the specialty drinks and bars we’ve featured at our events below.

Bar- Signature Drinks

Bar- Signature Drinks 2

 Photos by: Carrie Wildes PhotographyLife Writing Photography, & Roohi Photography

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