We have collectively put a list of questions together of our most frequently asked questions to better assist you, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call.
Kellis Catering and Events host all events. We specialize in Birthdays, Weddings, Bridal/Engagement showers, Corporate Events, Pharmaceutical Luncheons, Sporting Events/Professional Sporting Events and so much more.
We have been proudly serving the Tampa Bay for the last 19 years, since 2003.
It is difficult to predict when catering and events slots will fill up the fastest, but we recommend that you call in to reserve your date as soon as you are aware of the date. We take reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Event Notice Requirements:
Corporate Events/Luncheons: 72 hours
Weddings/Parties/Events: 1 Week.
*We may also be able to accommodate shorter notice events.
Phone, EzCater, E-Mail, or Online.
Kelli’s Catering is located in Tampa Bay and serves within Hillsborough and Pinellas County **mileage fee applies** (This does not mean we will not cater your order if you are outside the county, it all depends on mileage)
We offer Local Delivery Drop Off and Set Up for $50. Customer Pick-Up for no charge.
Our trained and professional staff are attired in black pants, black polos/button-down, and black bistro aprons (if needed)
***With a given notice staff can dress to the Color Scheme, Theme, etc. of your event***
Absolutely! Chef Kelli loves hearing and creating new menu ideas and is always willing to work with our clients. When a “menu estimate” is sent to you it is NOT finalized, you are able to make any changes or add on as you wish.
We are more than happy to work with you to accommodate any special dietary needs. (GF, V, DF, Pescatarian, Kosher-style) – Let us know what you/your guest restrictions are and we will create the right menu for that event. If there are any known allergies that need to be considered we will make sure to ensure the safety of you and your guest
We provide to-go boxes so that you and your guest can take a delicious meal with you.
Kelli’s Catering and Events are currently doing To-Go Tastings. Tastings are offered for large events and celebrations such as Engagements, Weddings, Showers, Large Parties, ETC.
We do not provide wine, beer, or liquor however Kelli’s Catering does have a bartending staff at hand if needed.
It is best to give a final headcount as soon as you know how many guests will be attending. However, we can accommodate 72 hours of events. (Menus can also be changed within 72 hours of the event)
All Events must be canceled 72 hours prior to the event. Any cancellation after 72 hours will forfeit the 20% deposit.
No- a served/plated meal is charged depending on headcount, how many servers and the wait staff is needed, etc.
Catering companies are essentially creating a restaurant for you. Catering cost includes many things such as -Delivery: Driver and Travel Time
-Set-up and Break Down- Food set-up, display, decor, linens, dishes, glassware, etc. The wait staff is there to maintain the cleanness of the event space, make sure all plates/cups are cleared and leave nothing behind.
-Chef and Waitstaff on that day is just for you and your guest
As simple as it seems cutting a cake can be quite tedious. The fee is $1.50 per person. Please let us know in advance if this is a service you are looking for or if dessert plates or spoons are needed.
Gratuities are not included in your bill unless you direct us to do so. However, servers graciously accept tips for a job well done and their services. We suggest 18 – 20% of the food and beverage portions of your invoice, which can be included in your final payment and we will be more than happy to pass it along to the staff.
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