Nothing beats food made with passion and love. With over 90 years of experience, Olympia Catering & Events understands the art of cooking, baking, and catering, they are a local gem to be cherished. This third generation, family-owned and operated local favorite has a history of making memories for countless couples, of serving Tampa's business elite, of assisting mom's looking for that perfect birthday cake and more. Olympia is the place for you to go when you are looking for a premier catering service for your next event!
Olympia Catering & Events is a Local Gem
Olympia Catering & Events began after José and Carlotta Diaz emigrated from Spain to the United States in 1924. Shortly after moving to the United States, the Diaz couple opened a bakery on Nebraska Avenue in Ybor City, where they happily baked, serving the community for 30 years until World War II. In 1950, their son, Joseph Diaz joined Olympia relocating the family business to it's current North Howard Avenue location in West Tampa for the next 60 years!.
Then, in 1993, Joseph and Irene Diaz’s youngest son, Darren, inherited the business. Expanding the catering division, Darren phased-out the full-line bakery, and added a restaurant. Today, Olympia Catering & Events is the official caterer for the Museum of Fine Arts , Florida. where they operate the MFA Cafe , an in-house restaurant for visitors to the museum.
Tampa Bay residents know Olympia Catering & Events for three things: its historic presence in the area, its top-of-the-line catering and Olympia’s unforgettable cakes. “We cater a lot of weddings and corporate parties across Tampa Bay,” said Marketing Director Laura Walsh. “We appeal to a wide demographic, from the littlest child to people who have been coming here since we opened 90 years ago!”Olympia’s prime services include staffed events with custom menus, on-site cooking, equipment rental, and decor options. Olympia Catering & Events also offers a delivery service with an extensive, competitively priced menu. Olympia’s custom menu is exceptional, says Walsh. “Our custom menu is like no other, perfected over the years,” adding, “Our chefs cook on site at events. They do not cook in the bakery and send the food out in vans.”
Many locals highly recommend Olympia Catering & Events for special occasions, especially weddings. Ranked with a 4.8 rating on Wedding Wire, Olympia knows how to impress! “Olympia catering is by far the best for weddings in the Tampa Bay area!” said Nydia on Wedding Wire. “The Olympia team really out did all of our expectations and I couldn't be happier with how our wedding turned out!!” “Our cake was absolutely beautiful and equally delicious,” said Sarah on Wedding Wire. “I cried when I first saw the cake. It was more delicious than I remembered from our tasting. We had a lemon cake, custard filling, and buttercream icing. The cake was so moist. I wish I had more of it!”
“All I can say is WOW!!! Olympia has truly been an amazing company to work with!” said Micheala on Wedding Wire. “From the moment we started communicating with Olympia we were impressed with their professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility… Our wedding reception was beautiful and the food and cake were great! Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We are so thankful we chose Olympia, they do not disappoint!" It is no wonder why Olympia Catering & Events is considered a local gem and been in business for nearly a century. Olympia is clearly a local favorite and a premier catering service for special events and occasions in Tampa Bay. You cannot go wrong with Olympia Catering & Events. Call them today, imagine the possibilities!