Freeport, FL

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We are professional food people. We can feed 10 or 100,000 people on any event and location anytime.

We serve food at large festivals, and we do beach-side dinners for two. Please call, and we will take care of all your needs. Sunside Catering and Vending is locally owned and operated by me, Chef Tom Ford. I have been in the restaurant and catering business for 39 years, 20 of them here on The Emerald Coast.

We offer catering of all styles for all events: Weddings, Graduations, Retirement Parties, Birthday Parties, Private dinners for intimate groups, Large gatherings for special events, and much more! We can accommodate the most extravagant event, or events as laid back as backyard BBQs and Crab Boils. Menus are individually designed and priced for each event.

We also sell food at local festivals and some larger music festivals. Because of this, we have the equipment to cook fresh food onsite at your event. Grills, Fryers, canopies, tables etc. etc. are ready for your event. We will save you money on equipment by charging much less than equipment rental companies.

I look forward to helping you have a wonderful, stress free event with delicious food in a beautiful presentation.

We are located in the Santa Rosa Beach/ Destin area. We serve from Pensacola to Panama City and beyond. Feel free to call me anytime so we can begin planning your event.

Sincerely, Chef Tom Ford


Freeport, FL 32439

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4 Reviews
  • Josephine D. Jun 20, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Tom's food is to DIE for!!! He recently catered my wedding and the food was incredible. He is an extremely talented chef, but also goes above and beyond to help out with recommending venues and places for receptions, he also hooked me up with the lady that did my wedding cake. Chef Tom and his team are wonderful!
  • Mendi H. Sep 22, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
  • Ron S. Jun 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    My wife & I were married in the Santa Rosa Beach area on Seagrove Beach this past May. Being from Connecticut, we had to go in blind choosing caterers, florists and bakers. Thumbtack was perfect for us. We looked at many caterers but Tom Ford @ Sunside Catering was the first & he was the first to get back to us. He worked with us for weeks to get exactly what we were looking for. He was professional, on time & his food was outstanding. Our family & friends numbering about 20 staying at the Beach House were very impressed with Tom & his helper. They could not stop talking about the food....especially since we had leftovers the following day. He even cleaned up the place spotless when he was done after a good four hours or more of hard work and would not allow any of us to help clean up telling us that THIS IS OUR DAY. We would not hesitate to recommend Tom to anyone. Thanx again.....Tammy & Ron Stadalnik
  • Ashley D. Oct 9, 2014
    Tom, April and the Sunside Catering team were nothing short of amazing. They catered two nights for our Destin wedding and the entire group was amazed by the quality of food. Very easy and professional group to work with from start to finish. Thank you, Sunside!