The holiday season is a favorite time of year in the kitchen of Tastebuds Custom Catering. The pace is fast and the parties are numerous, but each is as unique as its host. We are so fortunate to play a huge role in the success of our clients’ holiday events. Our team consistently looks forward to bringing our creativity and passion to corporate holiday parties and social events throughout Southwest Florida.
Holiday Parties in Naples, Ft. Myers and Marco Island
Tastebuds Custom Catering is widely recognized as the go-to custom caterer in the region. Our wonderful clients truly appreciate the customization, care, special attention to detail and friendly professionalism our team brings, and holiday events are certainly just as special.
This season is a busy and exciting time for us, so contact us now to reserve the most trusted Southwest Florida catering company!
Plan Your Holiday Event
It Starts With a Simple ‘Contact’
Working with Tastebuds Custom Catering for your family party, company holiday party or gala is incredibly simple. We understand the significance of your event, and we know how to make it flawless while bringing your vision to life.
The first step to hosting your unique holiday party is simply to contact us. Just like all of our other events, our holiday catering is completely customized to match your holiday party theme and unique style. This means you will work quite closely with our planners and chefs, so we recommend sharing your ideas and visions early.
It Continues With Menu Selection
Once we have discussed your holiday party date, guest count and a few of the other larger event components, we will get to the best part — planning your holiday menu. Browse our sample holiday menus for inspiration.
organic baby mixed greens, champagne poached pear, goat cheese, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, cider vinaigrette
Artisan Simple Salad
artisan greens, tomato, carrot, celery, seedless cucumber, citrus dijon vinaigrette
Autumn Statler Chicken
roasted statler chicken breast, autumn vegetable ratatouille, mustard demi-glace and glazed baby carrots
Mulled Wine Short Rib
braised beef short rib, mulled wine demi, buttermilk yukon mash, haricot vert
Bread & Butter Pudding
served warm, cranberries, Belgian white chocolate
Artisan Dinner Rolls
maitre d'hotel butter on side
Campfire Cookie Bars
cookie bars with graham cracker chunks, chocolate and gooey marshmallow
savory cheesecake with apple wedges & wonton crisps
Bloody Mary Cocktail Shrimp
roasted shrimp, San Marzano cocktail sauce, lemon peel, celery leaf
Beef Three Ways
prosciutto and Chef's selected salumi served with citrus cured olives, house made pickled vegetables, stone ground mustard,
spiced marcona almonds, crostini
Craft Domestic Cheese Board
chef's selection of three artisan domestic cheeses, house chutney, dried cherries, red & green grapes, fuji apples, granny smith
apples, spiced nuts, everything seed crackers, local honey
Apple Pie Jar
granny smith apples, spiced bourbon pecan crumb, whip cream
Campfire Cookie Bars
cookie bars with graham cracker chunks, chocolate and gooey marshmallow
house made spiced & caramelized shrimp, served warm
double creme brie, apricot and almond compote
Caesar Stuffed Mushrooms
kale caesar stuffed mushrooms, parmesan gratin (vegetarian)
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sliders
white cheddar, apple, bacon, mustard chutney
house smoked salmon, cilantro, Sriracha aioli, toasted sesame
rosemary, thyme, sea salt
Black Rice Tuna Tartare
black rice canapé, ahi tuna, mustard caviar, shiso
petite toast canapé, parmesan creme, chive garni
Espresso Cocktail Sandwich
espresso green peppercorn rubbed chicken, silver dollar roll, espresso aioli, Campari tomato, baby arugula
Petite Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes-Old Bay Aioli
mini crab cakes, Old Bay aioli, micro celery garnish
Tastebuds Custom Catering completely customizes your culinary experience, collaborating with you to create a menu that you and your guests will love. We base this part of your experience on the goals and visions you have shared with us up to this point. While some guests prefer our handcrafted, made-from-scratch passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres for an upscale cocktail hour party, others would love to host a plated dinner with modern, trendy entrées with amazing taste and presentation.
You can rest assured that your menu will be innovative, rich, delightful and completely unique to your holiday event.
We also understand how busy the holiday season is for many corporate event planners and those planning a holiday party for friends and family. This year, we have created three incredibly delicious holiday menus to help make your planning even easier.
Take a look at these three delightful menus – with such creative items as forest mushroom farro salad, maple-cinnamon whipped sweet potatoes, sage & brown butter panko salmon, savory pumpkin hummus and cheddar chutney cheesecake – ranging in food service style, courses and presentation to meet your holiday party needs.
We Finish the Planning With the Details
The details often make the biggest difference. As your date approaches, we will finalize your menu, guest count, plating preference, service staff and all other details for your event.
Throughout the entire process, our staff is in constant communication with you about the progress of your event planning to ensure you a stress-free, confident, wonderful holiday experience.
Enjoying the Event
It’s time to party! Your event will be executed as planned, and your guests will be left with more than just catered food; it will be a memorable affair.
Whether in your home, your office or your venue of choice, after the party has ended and guests are gone, we will take care of all the remaining details and clean up so all that’s left for you do to is relax.
What Sets Tastebuds Custom Catering Apart?
The holiday season is the best time to make joyous memories with family, friends and colleagues, reflect on a successful year, thank employees and celebrate with loved ones. When you work with us, planning a holiday event will complement your festive spirits without adding stress.
You can put all your worries aside when working with the finest catering professionals in Southwest Florida who are committed to these features:
- Custom Menus: we work with you to create a menu that is perfect for your event, taking into consideration absolutely everything. We consider your holiday party venue, seasonality, dietary restrictions, preferences, age of guests and more. This ensures that each guest enjoys delicious food and great service that complement your desired atmosphere.
- Innovative Cuisine: we do more than track holiday party trends. Each year, our chefs create new holiday dishes inspired by our clients’ event visions and the seasonal flavors. And, often times, these holiday recipes catch on to set trends of their own.
- Thematic Presentation: food presentation is just as important as its flavor, so we make sure each food display is as impressive as its ingredients. We consider our food an art, and it is worthy of the most decadent frames.
- Wonderful Service: every member of our staff is trained in-house so that your service is consistently amazing. We are also covered with insurance and can pass on that peace of mind to each host. In addition to an amazing house staff, we partner with great vendors across the region that provide outstanding florals, entertainment, rentals and so much more.
Events and catering are our passions. We live and breathe amazing food and service. Please contact us to learn more, to get a quote, to start talking about your event or to simply chat about menu ideas, themes and more.
Corporate Holiday Party Caterer
It’s no secret that a corporate holiday party is one of the most anticipated events of the year for many organizations.
As the designated holiday party planner, we look forward to open and frequent communication that builds confidence in your event plan. From choosing a holiday party date to designing favors, you can experience the lighthearted imagination of the holiday season throughout the planning process.
In our contact form, please let us know your intended date and venue. If you are still deciding on either of those, then our expert planners can help you make a great choice. Because we work with dozens of holiday party venues in Southwest Florida, especially throughout Naples, Ft. Myers and Marco Island, we can help you compare the advantages of each location.
You may even find that your own office is perfectly suited to host a corporate holiday party!
Private Holiday Parties
Whether you are hosting just your closest friends and family members or your entire neighborhood, we love designing holiday parties that leave guests with unforgettable memories.
We begin all of our relationships with a heartfelt and genuine conversation. We want to get to know you so we can make your unique personality shine while honing in on your holiday party vision.
One way we showcase your individual taste is by working together to create a custom menu. Interactive food stations and dishes suited to a wide variety of dietary restrictions help you become the holiday party host of the year.
For the occasions that require a bit more panache, we also specialize in customizing menus and unique presentations for holiday galas and fundraisers. We stand behind great causes, like holiday events and fundraisers that are supported by charitable events. It is truly our pleasure to design new holiday party foods and bring exemplary customer service to help you exceed your fundraising goals.