Our Affair with Food
The Morejon family has always had a love affair with delicious food. As a typical Latin family in Ybor City, we naturally indulged in a variety of wonderful ethic foods to rejoice and celebrate important events. Our feast days are a special occasion to express our thanks for the best things in life, a wedding, a baptism, holidays or simply a gathering of friends and family. To us, freshly made and well prepared delicious ethnic dishes have always been a cornerstone in our lives and our culture.
Our family made sure there was always plenty to go around, even when unexpected guests dropped in, and we have the same philosophy with our business. Our cooking is an investment of time and human energy that starts days in advance with the planning, selective shopping for the finest hand-picked ingredients that are garden fresh with the best cuts of meats and preparing each dish according to our family recipes.
What is the Genuine “Taste of Ybor”?
Here in the Ybor community, the Morejon Family lived, accepted and absorbed the culinary delights of immigrates; each with their own culture, flavors, diverse set tastes and specialties. Many dishes were similar, but with different ingredients and seasonings. For example, a salad may be similar, but each could have a different identity depending upon what was included and the type of dressing. The word that describes it all is Latam and this is the style of food Latam Catering excels in without question.
Latam Catering provides all the ethnic cuisine of Ybor City for 46 year as a natural part of their menu. Whether Spaghetti and Meatballs, Black Beans and Yellow Rice, Plantains, Filet Mignon,Roast Pork, Paella, Stuffed Lobster, Chicken Picatta or Agliano Steak, we offer a full array of choices, including American cuisine, as well as, a fine formal dining menu of anything you may want. Latam Catering has the Genuine “Taste of Ybor” and a lot more.
Our Catering Business is Different
The Morejon family business was founded in 1968 by Gilbert & Josphine Morejon, where Latam (which stands for Latin America) Restaurant was born on the corner of Columbus Drive and Armenia. Our restaurant offered traditional and ethnic cuisine, as well as, other types of cuisine. Our catering business grew and advanced through the Tampa Bay area, until catering became our main business. Today, we are recognized as Latam Catering. Our large catering menu is flexible for any occasion, small or large, formal or informal. We provide delicious cuisine and catering service on-site by bringing our 32′ mobile catering kitchen to your event.
We have more than 46 years of experience in the business of pleasing people with wholesome and delicious food. Our family commitment is to provide the best food quality, best tasting cuisine, excellent service and attention to details. We are a down-to-earth family oriented, authentic catering business from Ybor that provides a terrific value. This makes us different from the other catering companies.
What can Latam Catering Do for You?
Latam Catering is a full service catering company that takes great pride in understanding your needs and makes sure your event is handled professionally and everything goes smoothly according to your requirements. Our goal is to ensure 100% satisfaction and a memorable experience for you and your guests, as well as, exceptional cuisine your guests will rave about for years to come.
We are skilled and proficient with all types of events and making them enjoyable occasions, while we are carrying out our customer’s instructions for their event. Latam Catering has experience with all types of events, including: Weddings, Corporate Affairs, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Reunions, Showers including Disaster Relief assistance.
Whether you are having an intimate little dinner party for 10 guests or having a fundraising gala for 3000, we do the planning, preparation and provide the event design for your upcoming affair at the location of your choice. If you need assistance in locating the right venue, we will assist you in locating the perfect venue that will fit your requirements with that enduring ambience you seek.
The Secret of Our Wonderful Cuisine
There is a reason our cuisine is delicious, it’s because we start with raw ingredients of garden fresh vegetables, herbs, selected cuts of meats, fresh seafood and dairy products that we cook on- site. Your menu is made to order in our mobile catering kitchen. Our secret is simple, fresh ingredients cooked by using our family recipes on the event site. It’s that simple. This means your meal is hot and fresh from our mobile kitchen stove to your plate. Our Chef manages the entire food preparation and coordination, so each food item arrives at the right time. Our food service can also include full bar services using our catering liquor license to compliment your dinning pleasure.
Our customers are not limited to only the choices on our printed menus. You can create a menu specifically to your liking. Whether it’s breakfast / brunch, luncheon, dinner, hors d’oeuvres or even a box lunch. Latam Catering will prepare and deliver any custom request you desire to impress your guests or based on dietary restrictions. We deliver our catering services to any setting or venue you want, such as a full sit down meal, a buffet style, serving line manned by our experienced staff or even a remote venue that you may choose.
We Strive to Make Your Event a Memorable Experience
Latam Catering will make your event a momentous occasion to remember as so many countless others we have done in the past and continue to do. You can rely on our expert skills and commitment to the best quality and delicious cuisine with our excellent services. Our team of dedicated and experienced staff will make you a guest at your own event and a day for you and your guests to enjoy and remember.
Every detail of your day will be planned and executed the way you want it. Let us help you create that delectable menu by setting up a food tasting session. You may want the option to mix and match or even introduce a new food item to create a custom menu of your own. This is your day and you should be able to design a menu according to your wishes. Our Chef will be available to assist and guide you with choices for your dining pleasure.
Don’t Wait to call us – There is No Such Thing as Too Much Lead-Time!
We can work together to plan and design your event to exactly what you want, ahead of time avoiding needless stress. We make it easy to have a successful event with the right food and decor for the memorable experience you want. Latam catering can handle almost all of the burden and details. Now is the time to call us at (813) 241-4300 for an appointment. Please complete the form so we can understand your detailed requirements.
Let’s talk about your next event. Please call Denise Morejon today (813) 241-4300 for help. There is no sales pressure, just warm and friendly advice you will appreciate. We will treat you like family. Lets get your event scheduled and moving forward.