Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Good Food - Great Catering - Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival 2010

Good Food Catering,Tampa, Florida is a young and upcoming catering and event firm  started  by a post Katrina, New Orleans transplant, Kevin LacassinOwner and Executive Chef.  Kevin's mission statement  explains that "Good Food Catering Company was founded on the principle that every great event begins with good food" and the Bertolli Olive Oil Company, one of the sponsors of the Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival 2010 would certainly agree with that premise and thus began a culinary journey for Kevin Lacassin of Good Food Catering, Tampa, to create eye appealing, appetizing + delicious hors d'oeuvre and short plate style offerings that highlighted the good food taste of Bertolli Olive Oil brands including offerings from CARAPELLI and BERTOLLI brands.

Kevin Lacassin,  one of the earliest members of the caterBuzz facebook group, turned to his defacto advisory board on the caterBuzz forum on facebook, to bounce around ideas that Good Food Catering, Tampa could offer attendees on behalf of Bertolli that  would appeal to a wide range of tastes yet obviously showcase the various olive oils from the Bertolli and Carapelli Brands ranging from "Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil" to "Bertolli Classico Olive Oil" to "Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil" to "Carapelli Il Numerato Olive Oil" to "Carapelli Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil "to "Carapelli Organic Olive Oil" . 

This and many other cutting edge events produced by Kevin Lacassin and his team, has gotten Good Food Catering, Tampa, recognition in the Tampa Bay event community for redefining the way Tampa eats.  

The folks on the  Lucia Events blog wrote up the Good Food Catering, Tampa, Caprese Skewers stating: 

One of the most popular of the dishes was the Good Food Catering Caprese Salad, skewered on a pipette filled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. When the guest eats the salad, they simultaneously squeeze the pipette of olive oil into their mouth. This creation caused quite a BUZZ at the Tampa Bay WIne and Food Festival,  and Good Food Catering, Tampa has already begun to use them for these innovative Caprese Salad Skewers on events from here on out.

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Today caterBuzz is coming to you from Tampa Florida and the 2010 Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival  where member and co-founder of caterBuzz, Kevin Lacassin, of Good Food Catering, Tampa helped the Bertolli company promote their range of Olive Oil products from Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Bertolli Light Olive to the participants of the festival.  See the full photo essay here on the Good Food Catering photo gallery.

Good Food Catering Tampa,  Kevin Lacassin

Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival 2010
olive oil offerings
created for Carapelli
and Bertolli
by Executive Chef Kevin Lacassin, 
Good Food Catering, Tampa

bZzzzz... this is one of the most innovative caterbuzz 
member created hors d'oeuvre we have seen in 2010
Caprese Salad on a Skewer
Olive oil marinated baby mozzarella and grape tomato 
skewered with a pipette containing Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
served on a black square mini tasting plate

Creamy Polenta with Spicy Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper
  Sautéed in Bertolli Classico olive oil
Served on a contemporary round black plate

Tuscan Olive Oil Cake Squares
with lemon glaze
made with Bertolli Extra Light Tasting olive oil
served on a white square mini plate

Gamberetti all’ Olio e Limone
(Poached shrimp with olive oil and lemon juice)
Featuring Carapelli Il Numerato
Presented with a basil leaf on a skewer
in a miniature bamboo boat 

Cannelini (white) Bean Puree
Piped onto a fresh toast crisp with olive oil drizzle and cherry tomato wedge
Featuring Carapelli Premium Extra Virgin olive oil

Tampa Bay WIne and Food Festival 
celebrity guest  Marilu Henner 
enjoyed Good Food Catering's Panzanella Salad
made with Carapelli Organic Olive Oil

(Tuscan Bread Salad)
A Tuscan summer salad including bread,
ripe fresh organic tomatoes and cucumber 
tossed in a vinaigrette 
made with Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


Best Catered Events said...

Very informative article. Glad to see which varieties of olive oil Chef Kevin used!

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