O ur family story begins like many families with a lifelong passion for entertaining and making excellent food for our family and friends. Our love for creating fabulous dinner parties became a desire to help our clients have a great time and an easy way to have a custom and distinctive experience. We are dedicated to making everything from scratch and always hand select fresh local ingredients. The thoughtful care we take in helping our clients achieve their ideal outcome is what we love to do. Our culinary team takes their cues from the changing season and the desires of customers to assemble custom menus for everything from small dinner parties at home, corporate luncheons, cocktail parties and elegant wedding receptions for up to 300 people. Orlando's Gourmet Catering takes great pride in feeding your family and guests with the same care that we have had for our own family throughout the generations with a full array of Entrees, baked items and displays of food that are sure to please your crowd. Let us Help You Truly Enjoy Your Celebration by covering all of the details. Call to schedule the perfect mix of gourmet foods for your complete satisfaction - from the first bite to the last.
C hef Owner Carolyn Orlando began at the very young age of 5 years old finding herself above all else preferring to bake, cook and create recipes as her source of childhood play. Against her mother's wishes and fear for safety, Carolyn was actively baking cookies, making salads and when not in the kitchen was making these things out of molding clay, paper, dirt, and all the flowers from her mothers' garden snipping blooms and happily creating flower salads! By her early teens she found herself fully immersed in a constant passion to explore perfecting traditional classic recipes of every European and some within the Asian culture and ethnicity as well. By now there is nothing she makes that isn't fabulous. Whether it's packaging and developing her line of baked goods, finalizing her cookbook for publication, honing her skills as a licensed Florida barbecue judge or her weekly blogging of favorite recipes, gadgets and cooking tips, you can guarantee to find something exciting coming to you soon from her kitchen to yours.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
We were completely satisfied with Orlando's Gourmet Express. They completely fulfilled all of our expectations. They arrived on time - 5:30 am - and were ready to begin serving breakfast for 200 people at 7:30 as we had asked. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. Carolyn and her team were professional and friendly. The good job done by Orlando's Gourmet Express helped to make our event a success.
St. Petersburg Sailing Association
We used Carolyn for a Grand Opening function at our co-working space. The food was delicious and we received lots of compliments on the vegetarian/vegan options. Carolyn was incredibly professional and communicative.
I was planning on using another caterer for my wedding in September 2014 and a friend recommended I at least talk to Carolyn. I met with her and let her know what kind of food I was looking to have at my reception, now this was only a month in a half before my wedding, so pretty short notice. My now husband and I met with Carolyn a few more times to finalize price and last minute details. Each and every time it was a pleasant experience and we were both very happy with the services provided. She was on time to set up everything at the reception and after to clean up. The food was phenomenal and our guests enjoyed every item we had. We had close to 100 people at our reception and Carolyn pulled it off with ease! I would recommend Carolyn and her services to anyone looking for a caterer. She was great!!!!