• Pier 22 Catering and Events

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Passed, Plated or Buffet—That Is The Question Consider these common service types and how they can be applied to meet your vision:

Passed Appetizers are suitable for a business mixer or wedding cocktail hour. This type of service allows for socializing, occupies guests between related events and prevents guests from arriving late.

Plated/seated meals have a more traditional feel. This choice offers at least one distinct benefit: your guests are all served at once, and they don’t need to wait in a buffet line to receive their meals.

Buffets are beneficial in many ways too! For example, manned-action stations during a wedding reception encourage guests to get up and get moving!

Your Menu Sets The Tone Your menu should match your style. Remember that food sets a tone. Trend-forward appetizers and swank cocktails are ideal for a sleek wedding reception, while a luxe dessert display or colorful candy bar gives off a distinctively modern vibe.

Remember The Details It’s the little extras that truly make a memorable wedding reception, rehersal dinner or send-off celebration. PIER 22 will absolutely wow you and your guests with stunning food presentation and first-rate hospitality. Then, when your event calls for it, your coordinator will help you plan ahead for things like valet parking, audiovisual needs, event activities, room flow, and other necessities such as chocolate fountains, and mood lighting.


The award-winning PIER 22 Catering team, directed by chef Greg Campbell (Best Chefs America, 2013), applies imaginative culinary artistry coupled with an unforgettable waterfront atmosphere to help you mark the important moments. We’re real Bradenton foodies, preparing meals from scratch and using fresh local ingredients, but our passion doesn’t stop at your plate. Our event planners and hospitality team take style and service seriously. Cater your next onsite or offsite event with PIER 22 and experience the standard in quality event-planning!

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