Full Service Event Planning & Catering

Top 8 Reasons to Hire KD’s Catering vs Restaurant Catering

Do you think of hiring a caterer after you decide you’re having a party or do you just call a local restaurant chain for service? Sure you can call the local Italian restaurant or sports bar chain but all they’ll do is prepare the food that you have to pick up from them. Perhaps you would love to cook the food yourself, but don’t have the time or the energy to plan, organize, set up, and clean up afterwards? And do you have enough plates and cups or tablecloths and linens? If you’re weighing your options and think catering will be too expensive, think again. We offer custom options and work within your budget. Here are the Top 8 Reasons to hire KD’s Catering over your local restaurant:

Delivery & Setup

Not only does KD’s catering deliver the food to your home, office, or party venue, we can set it up for you. KD’s transports the food in specialty hot boxes so you can be assured the food will be warm when it arrives. Not only do we offer drop-off service, but we will set the buffet table up with the hot meals in chafing dishes with sternos.

Custom, Quality Menu

With as little as 48-hours notice, we can order the exact custom menu you selected and it doesn’t have to be just Italian or only Southern or all Mexican. We certainly have themed menus but we will work within your budget to create the perfect menu for you and your guests. And we also don’t skimp on dessert… baking many homemade items fresh for you (not from a can or frozen, pre-packaged).


Need enough plates, napkins, cups, and utensils? KD’s can provide those for you. If we’re serving, we also offer glassware and glass plates for a nominal charge. Need sternos and chafing dishes? We’ve got that. What about beverage dispensers or a drink bar? Not a problem. Silver serving trays? Got those too!

Decorations & Linens

KD’s loves to decorate! We have hundreds of chair covers, decorative sashes and runners, cloth napkins, and tablecloths (both round and rectangular). We even have mirror centerpiece holders and plate charges. Choose your colors and your theme. We can also supply center pieces, drapery, arches, and flowers. Don’t settle for a boring table. Let KD’s recommend creative decor options you’ll love.


If you’re having many attendees for your special gathering, you don’t need to be pre-occupied with checking on food, tending to drinks, working with the DJ and photography, and setting up tables. You want to enjoy the company of your guests and leave the details to someone you can trust. The professionals at KD’s coordinate events for a living… this is second nature to our party organizers and they love to throw parties!


Not only do we transport your meals in specialty hot boxes, we can also avail you to a PA/sound system, microphones and speakers. Heck, we even provide professional bartender, photography, DJ, & Emcee services. We can provide dance floor lighting and venue up-lighting too.

Personal Service

Chef Danielle has 24 years experience in the hospitality, restaurant, and event planning field. She prides herself on being able to accommodate your personal taste and budget. You’ll have access to a wealth of resources and experience of a true professional who is a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area.


Not only will our servers set-up and serve the meals, you don’t want to get stuck clearing tables and clean up empty plates, bottles, and glassware, do you? We’ll assure all the serving and guest areas are presentable and clean up the mess once the party has ended. We may not do windows, but we’ll take care of the serviceware that we bring.

As you can see, KD’s Catering & Events is a full-service planner and coordinator with many, many years of experience throwing successful parties. We think of all the little details so you don’t have to!