Let’s be honest: catering is a big deal. From wedding to a corporate luncheon, it sets the tone for the entire event — because service, decor (and especially food!) always matter. And that’s a fact that CBK Catering & Events firmly grasps; so much so, let’s just say there’s a reason their motto is “Delicious Food. Artful Presentation. Meticulous Service.”

“We truly live by this,” says Founder Kathy Mayer. “It’s the little things that elevate us to the next level, creating memorable experiences for our guests.”

This elevation started almost a decade ago when Kathy was single-handedly catering lunches for various pharmaceutical reps, who were aiming to provide something different for their doctors. (Or “craving”, you might say!)

“We like to say ‘We were just what the doctor ordered,’” Mayer jokes.

Just how much does CBK differ from other catering companies? Let us count the ways.

  1. We customize any event 

We don’t take a “one size fits all” approach; we really take into account our clients’ vision, budget parameters, and needs.

  1. We do more than just catering

Spoiler alert: catering is not just about the food. We can handle almost every aspect of any event. This includes event rentals (tables, chairs, etc.) specialty linens, and custom in-house florals (from simple greens to elegant).

  1. We are fully licensed and insured to provide bar services

Yes, that means CBK can offer simple beer and wine bar service or top shelf full liquor bars featuring customized specialty cocktails. No more outsourcing another company to handle the “Beverage” of “Food & Beverage”.

  1. We are the in-house catering provider at the USF Health CAMLS (Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation) facility in Downtown Tampa

Reminiscent of the real estate adage, CBK is also all about “location, location, location.” Their central downtown location is part of USF, and offers a wide variety of meeting and event space. CBK offers full on-site catering services for groups of all sizes ranging from breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets to upscale cocktail receptions or elegant seated dinners. There’s more! Within this gorgeous downtown CAMLS center, CBK also operates a grab-and-go cafe featuring Buddy Brew Coffee and Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses.

  1. We offer an upscale twist to drop-off catering

Minimums apply, but customers can enjoy our great food and presentation at their office or home if they are looking for a more casual dining experience; with or without our team servicing your event.

  1. We are a locally-owned, family-operated, and a certified woman-owned business enterprise

We not only support women-owned businesses — we are one! We are intensely proud to be part of the local business ecosystem, and always strive to support the Tampa Bay community in any way we can.

  1. You are likely to see a key management team member at every event

Each and every event is equally important, no matter the size or scope. We feel it is extremely important to uphold our service standards, and to always exceed client expectations.

  1. Three Words: Five Star Reviews 

We continue to uphold 5-star reviews across all of our platforms, which in this day in age is not easy to do; especially in the hospitality business.

  1. We Handle Events of ALL Sizes

From intimate dinner parties to large corporate functions, we can do it all. (and do it well) 200 guests? No problem. 400? 800? Also no problem!

  1. We Aren’t Old School

Truth be told, a lot of catering companies are. We are a modern, forward-thinking company — and make it our mission to stay abreast of current trends (menu, service, decor — you name it).

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