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Catering in Lakeland, FL,
(863) 333-7100
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4.9 out of 5
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    Shakenda ivey

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    5 out of 5
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  • Top notch!!!! Sometimes it’s hard to find excellent service, quality food, and budget friendly...but Essential Catering has met all my expectations plus more. She has a whole team of vendors, so any and everything you need for your wedding, celebration, or gathering she can provide you with unlimited services. I have to brag about her food, the food is so delicious. She can do everything! I’m so happy that I found Essential Catering.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks so very much Shakenda! It has been a pleasure working with you! We love that you're in love and we love being a part of the process.

    Alexandra Kyzer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dorcus has been wonderful! Especially with this virus going around. Essentials has made me and my family feel comfortable while we did our tasting and the food was amazing! We cannot wait until our wedding day!

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    Thanks so very much Alexandra! Neither can we! So very excited with you and Brian's very special day. Look out 2021. We're ready!❤

    Hope Jackson

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    5 out of 5
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  • I ended up choosing another vendor because of the proximity to my event but essential catering was very responsive and promptly sent me a list of options and pricing, she was also very nice to talk to and discuss my wedding :)

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    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. It was such a pleasure to discuss your wedding and reception plans. We appreciate your time and consideration and wish you all the very best in your love and life together. Congratulations again!

    chris hedges

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    5 out of 5
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  • So far my experience has been great. We gave very short notice and they were available for Video and Photo of my wedding. It was subcontracted out. The sub King Allen Marketing (Walter) answered all my questions and made it very clear he wanted to make us happy and work with us. I will update after it is all done.

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    Thanks so much for letting us know how your experience has been thus far with us. We appreciate your time and look forward to your special day this weekend.

    Marielys Camacho-Reyes

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with Dorcas and her team has been a blessing. From the moment I met her, she became a great partner for our nonprofit, the Compassionate Hearts UNITED Foundation, Inc. She not only donated food for a group of homeless children that we were supporting, but she has also donated her time and expertise while preparing delicious food for families in need in the Polk County area. We are so happy to have her not only as a partner, but also as a friend. As we always say... it is people like Dorcas and her team who make our mission a complete success.

    Deborah Wimberly

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    5 out of 5
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  • I loved working with Dorcas. She's an amazing woman and very helpful. Although we were unfortunately not able to put use to her services, but in the future this will definitely the place I'll go to.

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to be so kind. I appreciate this Deborah. Likewise it was such a pleasure working with you. I pray you and your hubby to be will be happily married very soon. Blessings! Cheers!

    Dawn Applegate

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  • Dorcas and her team were great to work with! She was patient as I built my food order, swapping out one item for another to meet our needs and our budget. The food was delicious! It was beautifully displayed and guests were impressed. Lastly, she is a delight in person and so gracious!

    responded with the following comments.

    Aww. Thank you Dawn!😍🥰 You're so very sweet. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts here on WeddingWire as well. It means so much. I wish you and Brett all the best.

    Nairym Rivera

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    5 out of 5
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  • The team works well together to coordinate the event in hand to meet all your requests and expectations; responding promptly to answer any questions you may have.

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    Thank you so very much Nairym! It was totally a pleasure working with you and Julio. We wish you all the best together.

    Meghan Duperrault

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  • Essential catering solutions catered my wedding, and I could not have asked for a better experience. Dorcas and her team are extremely professional, responsive, kind, and just wonderful people in general. Together we Figured out the menu that was perfect and just what me and my husband had in mind. All of my guest absolutely loved the food, and not only did it taste great, but the service at the wedding was incredible. All of my older guests were taken care of and served everybody had everything they needed, and it was set up beautifully. I highly highly recommend this catering company for any of your needs!!

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We appreciate your kind words so very much. It was sincerely our pleasure to serve you.

    Claudette Cosmi

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • The only thing I would of done difference, I would of had the waiters serve the hor d'oeuvres. . The decorations were over the top, they were beautiful

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    Wow! Thank you so very much Claudette. It was so much joy being such a big part of your special day. Thank you for the suggestion. Blessings to you in your future together.

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