Customer Feedback

Dorcas has a passion for serving.  Not only does she serve it up with a is delectable, delicious and extremely satisfying!! She comes highly recommended!!!!

-Sonji W ~ Coney Funeral Home Lakeland

I was so ecstatic to have ECS for my bridal shower! Reading the menu before we booked them was mouthwatering! Presentation is everything to me and it was so important to have a clean, crisp display. They delivered! If that wasn’t enough, the food was BOMB!!! I loved every single bite. It’s the perfect mix of feel good comfort food with a unique spin to spice it up. I can’t wait til I have another event for them to cater. Thank you so much Dorcas and ECS!

-Bride Karlyn Robinson ~ Winter Haven

I was looking for a caterer for my son and daughter in law's wedding. I do not live in the area so I went online and contacted 3 caterers. One never returned my 3!!! phone calls, another was so disorganized it was frightening. Then I contacted ECS. What a refreshing experience. Dorcas is a PROFESSIONAL caterer from start to finish. Her food and presentation are exceptional as well as her staff. They were helpful well beyond the scope of their obligation at our event. I have two words for anyone looking to cater an event - HIRE HER! You won't be sorry. Thanks again Team!

-Mother of the Bride, Nancy Corso ~ Tampa, Florida

I absolutely enjoyed my experience from start to finish with Dorcas & Essential Catering.  I received prompt, detailed and accurate pricing.  The food was to die for and the homemade Sangria was delissssh.  Her servers were professional and well dressed and delivered the food in a timely manner.  I am absolutely satisfied with the service I received and will be a returning customer.

-Bride, Dionna Watkins. Lakeland

Dorcas is an amazing chef. Her personality is fun while maintaining professionalism. She is easy to work with, arrives on time, is patient and super creative. Essential catering solutions catered an end of school year party for us. As soon as I walked in the door I was met with a tantalizing aroma that made my mouth water. The food layout was sophisticated and functional. It truly was beautiful but let’s talk about what matters most, the taste! The food was absolutely delicious. There was a fantastic spread of many options. Dorcas was able to create a feast that left everyone happy, even those with a restricted diet. It was homemade goodness with a personal chef flair. I recommend her for any event no matter how big or small. Essential Catering Solutions is the way to go for all your catering needs!

-Teacher, Lincoln Avenue Academy ~Lakeland

"As a Chiropractic Office, we hold meetings with other physicians,  to build relationships. We use Essential Catering Solutions to cater our Lunch n' Learns & annual staff events. Their food is always on time, beautifully presented and so good. Thank you so much. ECS, you guys rock!"

Jessica D, Tarpon Total Health Care ~Tampa Bay


Thank you for everything.  You guys were great!!!!  The food was excellent.  I will definitely be calling you again.

Jason D ~ Lakeland, Florida

Essential Catering Solutions tended our product launch party of about 100 guests. They had two bartenders & they were absolutely awesome! Very professional and classy looking and the bar was elegantly dressed. They were punctual and our guests were happy and loved them! We definitely would book them again for any company function or even personal party. We highly recommend them for any event.----Thank you!”

Lauren J ~ Lakeland, Florida

Essential Catering Solutions catered my wedding and they were absolutely amazing. Not only was the food incredible but the staff was so professional and helpful throughout the whole process. They made sure the dinner lines went smoothly and my older guests were well taken care of. My guests all complemented me on the food as well, the chicken was tender and full of flavor and my new husband can’t stop talking about the green beans :) highly recommend essential catering for any event! Thanks again guys! 

-Bride, Meghan O ~  Dade City, Florida

We hired Essential Catering to deliver meals for an employee and their family at their home and they did an exceptional job!   The food was delicious!  Delivered on time and very professional.  Highly recommend using them.

-Abby B, Amelie Oil Company~Tampa, Florida