Best of ezCater: Top Orlando Caterers for 2020
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Disney’s restaurants may be the most well-known in Orlando’s food scene, but the city has much more to offer. You can find just about every kind of cuisine here- Latin, Mediterranean, BBQ, Mexican, and more. And if you can’t pick a cuisine, there are plenty of fusion flavors to mix up your office catering routine. No matter what the meeting calls for, here’s where to order the best catering in Orlando.
Best in Orlando
1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse (2810 W Kennedy Blvd., Orlando)
Order their famous Beef Brisket (it’s wet aged for 30 days, then smoked for 18 hours) which is available à la carte and in the catering packages. Complete your order with American favorites like Mac n’ Cheese and Southern Green Beans.
2. Pio Pio Restaurant (2594 Maguire Rd., Ocoee)
The Catering Package #1 includes savory Empanadas and Rotisserie Chicken, plus sides of Rice, Beans, Salad, and sweet Plantains.
3. Bagel King Catering Restaurant & Bakery (1455 Semoran Blvd., Casselberry)
The Classic Breakfast Package is a local favorite, and includes fluffy Scrambled Eggs, crispy Home Fries, thick-cut Applewood Bacon, and more.
Best for Large Meetings
1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse (2810 W Kennedy Blvd., Orlando)
The Wagon Load Package (which includes two meats, including Burnt Ends and Brisket, two sides like Farmhouse Salad and Sweet Potato Casserole) can be easily customized for any group size over 10.
2. HoneyBaked Ham (2924 E Colonial Dr., Orlando)
A Bone-in Half Ham or Boneless Ham is a go-to order for a large group. Add a Veggie Cobb Salad and a Smashed Potato Salad to make a festive and classic American meal.
3. Metro Diner (985 N State Rd. 434, Altamonte Springs)
The ability to quickly build an order from one tray of Chicken Tenders and Spinach Salad to 100 trays of Signature Fried Chicken and Cole Slaw (or really, any dish on the menu) makes managing large group orders easy.
Best for Small Meetings
1. Swine & Sons Provisions (669 N Orange Ave., Winter Park)
The Deli Sandwich Platters are an easy small group order (they serve 6-12) and can be made gluten-free. There are also plenty of vegan and vegetarian entrees, such as a Vegan Grain Bowl and Roasted Veggie Wraps, that can balance out heavy orders like the Smoked Brisket or Pulled Pork Platter.
2. Macaroni Grill (5320 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee)
The Boxed Lunch options are popular with small groups for their classic Italian flavors (Roasted Chicken Caesar Panini, Chicken Parmesan Panini) and the included basil pesto pasta salad and cookie.
3. Manzano’s Beachside Deli (221 W Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park)
The great assortment of fresh sandwiches on the Sandwich Platter have fun names (Italian Stallion, Vitameatavegamin) and are sized to satisfy a range of appetites.
Best for High Stakes Meetings
1. Villa Italian Kitchen (8200 Vineland Ave., Orlando)
The Pasta with Chicken Box Meal manages to recreate an Italian dinner with favorites like Baked Ziti and Pasta Primavera packaged with a green salad and the ever-popular garlic roll.
2. Chic-N-Gyro (520 W State Rd. 436, Altamonte Springs)
The flavors of this Mediterranean caterer are well-received, especially the Chicken Gyro with spit-roasted chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki along with the Grape Leaves stuffed with rice.
3. Antonio’s House of Pizza (4626 S Kirkman Rd., Orlando)
New York style pizza in dozens of varieties (Cheese is a popular choice) is well-received, as is the gluten-free version, which makes the meal more inclusive. Add Wings and a Garden Salad and you are all set.
Best for Last Minute Orders
1. JJ’s Fusion Grille (2950 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando)
Fans rave about this caterer’s expansive menu of global flavors. Try the JJ Package to experience the greatest hits of Mexican and Mediterranean flavors including three grilled meats and rice, lentils, black beans, guacamole, hummus, pita, and tortilla chips and veggies.
2. Macaroni Grill (12148 S Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando)
Regulars adore the famous Spicy Ricotta Meatballs which punch the ticket for those days when you need lunch in a hurry and nicely done.
3. Pio Pio Latin Cuisine (2259 S Semoran Blvd., Orlando)
Swoop in and serve delicious Peruvian-Colombian food at the last minute. The Catering Package #2 includes familiar flavors with a regional twist: Rotisserie Chicken, plus sides of Yuca or Sweet Plantains and Canned Soda.
Best Mexican Catering
1. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (795 Gateway Dr., Altamonte Springs)
The Breakfast Taco Plate is the order everyone is talking about. There is a vegetarian version (potato, egg, and cheese) and a pescatarian version (shrimp, egg, and cheese). A side order of Chips and Queso or Chips and Guacamole is a must.
2. Chevy’s Fresh Mex (12547 State Rd. 535, Orlando)
Fans love the Fajita Bar for its fresh ingredients and versatility. Choose your protein or vegetables, beans, and add guacamole. Each order comes with both flour and corn tortillas along with pico de gallo and chips and salsa on the side.
3. The Mexican Camel (5752 International Dr., Orlando)
The Mexican Flavors Package includes your choice of Cilantro-Lime Shrimp or juicy Chicken Barbacoa, black beans, fajita vegetables, and guacamole and chips. For the mix of Mediterranean and Mexican flavors this caterer is known for, try the Camels Fusion Package.
Best for Sandwich Catering
1. Troy’s Cuban Deli (1200 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont)
The Cuban Pressed Sandwich, with slow-roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on soft, sweet Cuban bread has many fans. A side of fries is traditional, but hearty Plantain Chips add crunch and shake up your order.
2. Bagel King Catering Restaurant & Bakery (1230 S Lakemont Ave., Winter Park)
This caterer doesn’t stop at bagels. In the Sandwich/Wrap Boxed Lunch, choose from favorites like Turkey Ham Croissant, and NY-Style Corned Beef Reuben. Each includes a side salad and a mini black & white cookie.
3. Creations Catering and Events (37 N Orange Ave., Orlando)
Fans love this caterer for their wide assortment of hot and cold foods and great presentations. Shout out for the Assorted Sandwich and Wrap Platter which includes two offerings (like Albacore Tuna or Roast Turkey and Bacon) plus pickles and chips.
Best Italian Catering
1. Macaroni Grill (3143 Daniels Rd., Oakland)
The Chicken Parmesan Panini Boxed Lunch includes breaded chicken and mozzarella nestled between two pieces of soft bread, and comes with individual portions of basil pesto pasta salad and a cookie.
2. Carrabba’s Italian Grill (650 US-441, Lady Lake)
The Italian favorites are all here– Lasagne, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Scampi– but the catering packages, like the Chicken Parmesan Catering Package, include green salad, a side of potatoes, pasta, or broccoli, and bread.
3. Antonella’s Pizzeria (360 W Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park)
Everyone loves the New York-style pizza. On those days when a change is needed, the Baked Ziti and Eggplant Rollatini are equally delicious. Just don’t forget the garlicky, toasty Garlic Knots.
Best for Mediterranean Catering
1. Little Greek Fresh Grill (3222 N John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee)
The Chicken Skewers are a must for their flavorful, juicy meat. Try them as an entrée, which comes with rice, tzatziki, and pita bread. Or order the Build-Your-Own Pita Bar and drizzle the must-have tzatziki over it.
2. The Mediterranean Spot (9430 E Colonial Dr., Orlando)
For when you need a change of pace or healthful options, try a spread of Mediterranean favorites, like Hummus and Pita, Spanakopita, and Falafel. The House Spread Package is a bigger dip into the flavors of the region, with two proteins like gyro and falafel, sides like Tabbouleh and Greek Salad, and Sauces like Tahini or Moroccan Harissa.
Best for Breakfast Catering
1. Bagel King Catering Restaurant & Bakery (1455 Semoran Blvd., Casselberry)
If you’re looking to change up the usual breakfast order, try one of the interesting soufflé flavors like French Toast. For something more traditional, order Pancakes or Kings Smoked Fish Feast and build your own epic bagel sandwich. Just don’t forget the coffee.
2. Duck Donuts (710 Centerview Blvd., Kissimmee)
Obviously, get the donuts and coffee. But if you need something that keeps you going all morning, opt for the OBX Breakfast Sandwich Platter. The Maple Drizzle on top of the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich takes this breakfast experience to a whole new level.
3. Tropical Smoothie Café (433 N Mills Ave., Orlando)
The real standout on this menu may be the Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread. But the All American Wrap packs in two cheeses and two meats with the scrambled eggs. Smoothies like the Bahama Mama (it has pineapple and coconut) add a refreshing note.
The Best of ezCater Awards recognize top performing ezCater catering partners in 25 cities across the US. Selection criteria include catering performance over the past 12 months, customer reviews and ratings, and adherence to ezCater editorial guidelines. All winners must have a location in the 25 designated metro areas.
A world of flavor is baked into Orlando’s food scene.