Catering to You


Simple, Elegant, Efficient..Large Scale

The Self-Serve Buffet

Provides utmost efficiency to feeding large groups of people very quickly and in a neat and organized manner. It ensures all guests have the opportunity to all items on the buffet. Our buffets are fully customizable and buildable. From breakfast to dinner and Latin to Italian all on the same buffet, we create your experience to your tastiest specifications. Each buffet is self-serve, and don't worry,  there's plenty of food for everyone. 

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We deliver your food. You handle it from there. We will deliver, set you up and leave you to enjoy.  

There is a $100 minimum on all catering orders.

A 14% delivery fee applies to all catering orders under $500.

A 16% delivery fee applies to all catering orders over $500.

We request at least a 3-day notice on slow cooked meat orders. 

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Full Service Catering

If you want us to do it all, from providing the basics (tables and chairs), to the most extravagant decor and presentation, we will make it happen. We will decorate your venue to theme and set your tables for dining with disposable or glass flatware. We will memorialize your event or occasion with videography, photography and charcuterie table and cake displays.

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Who We Are

We are like your personal chef

Experience catering differently.

We specialize in customizing your whole food experience. Our menu is your menu. Your event is our event. You have the freedom & flexibility to create it yourself. 

Gourmet food...delivered

Build your own buffets for all occasions

  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings 
  • Funeral Repasts & Receptions
  • Kids Parties

We are devoted to serving you through excellence and providing you with the best tasting gourmet food to make your occasion memorable.

Our Food

Is the beginning of a great relationship from the moment you contact us. We do food differently. We do cake differently & above all, we serve you, differently.

Whatever you think of, ask us. We take out all the guess work for you. So leave the stress to us and let's make it your best food experience yet!

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We Appreciate Your Feedback!

Jessica Laidler


ECS catered for my corporate dinner.  The food was amazing, the staff was professional, and my company thoroughly enjoyed everything.

Thank you guys so much!

Bridget Wallace


I can't begin to express my sincere thanks for being a part of the staff at Essential Catering.  My first experience was at a wedding.  The guest felt very special for the entire evening. I heard no complaints, only how good the food and service was that evening.  I highly recommend essential catering for ALL of your upcoming events

Candi Packet


Food and Service was exceptional.  I would highly recommend them.

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Essential Catering Solutions, Inc.

Box 1933, Lakeland, FL. 33802