Who We Are

Catering by Kathy

C.B.K Catering & Events was founded in 2011 by Kathy Mayer, doing business as Catering by Kathy. We began by delivering lunches to various hospitals and offices. Through hard work, delicious food, and meticulous service, we have secured a loyal corporate and private clientele. We are presently the exclusive in-house caterer for the USF CAMLS building in downtown Tampa, as well as proprietors of Cafe 124, a cozy breakfast and lunch bistro located in the main lobby. In addition, we are available to cater at any other venue and private residences throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Kathy, Tom, Tamara, Gina and Chase Mayer all have a hand in C.B.K operations. Boasting over thirty years of hospitality experience, coupled with culinary, restaurant management and sommelier degrees, you can be sure the family passion for excellence trickles down to each and every event.When you choose CBK, you are selecting delicious food, artfully presented, always with fresh, quality ingredients, and a company that works hard to make your event something your guests will truly enjoy and remember. Once you call C.B.K, you will never call another caterer. Simply put – we love what we do and it shows in our work.

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Questions & Answers

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  • 1.What is the deposit amount to reserve C.B.K services for my date?

    Your event is considered confirmed on our calendar after your deposit of $250 is received. Large events may require a higher deposit amount.

  • 2.When is my final payment/guest guarantee due?

    Your final payment and guest guarantee are due a minimum of 72 hours prior to event date.

  • 3.What types of services can you provide?

    C.B.K is fully licensed to cater both food and liquor. We can also provide all rental arrangements for linen, tables, tents, chairs, china, glassware, etc., fresh floral table & buffet centerpieces, complete event planning services.

  • 4.Can I customize my menu?

    Yes of course! C.B.K begins each event proposal taking into consideration your budget and venue parameters. Each menu is designed with your unique event in mind, and every C.B.K event is customized for each client.

  • 5.What does your staff wear?

    C.B.K staff wear black pants, a black logo polo, and black bistro apron. C.B.K will always appear professional and neat.

  • 6.Why choose C.B.K over other caterers?

    C.B.K is a family owned and operated company with meticulous standards. Our staff is Serve Safe trained and our management hold hospitality degrees with many years of experience. We believe that every event is a reflection of our professionalism.

Get in Touch

Ready to book an event? We are always ready to talk to you! You can call us any time or send as a message to request a quote.

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Your Cozy, Delicious Downtown Tampa Cafe
An upscale cafe inside USF Health CAMLS building downtown serving healthy, fresh menu choices.

address: 124 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 call: (813) 224-7801
hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 3:00 pm cafe124.com