http://sunsidecateringandvending.com/

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Don T.

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    Anyone that has planned or organized a wedding knows how stressful, demanding, and nerve-wracking it is. Chef Tom Ford and sunside catering made the process simpler, and I am going to share our experience with you. For those that find my review too long, the bottom line up front is that you should hire him because of his professionalism, experience, and quality. The guests at our wedding asked for his business card to cater future events and personally told us it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. On with the review. Sunside catering was one of five other caterers we were considering. I spoke with all of them to discuss what my wife and I expected. As you can imagine with wedding planning, I was already stressed and like everyone else, wanted the day to be perfect with the perfect meal. All the caterers sounded swell, but my conversation with Chef Tom Ford convinced me he would go the extra mile for our day. In my first chat with Chef Tom Ford, I remember him distinctly saying "This is your day, and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure it is exactly how you want it." That was when I knew that I found the perfect caterer for our wedding. The nerves went away, a foundation of trust was established, and we began the process. Never having to plan a wedding, I frequently called and e-mailed Chef Tom Ford with questions about how much food to have, how many drinks, would this be a good idea, would that be a terrible idea; every detail of the wedding you can bet I had a question for Chef Tom Ford about it. His experience shined through at this point. He shared his previous experiences at other events, what worked, what didn't work, and in the end, helped us make a decision. Not once did I feel like he decided for us. And again, I want to reiterate that throughout this entire process, Chef Tom Ford reminded us "This is your day, and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure it is exactly how you want it." So, the wedding day came, the plans were set, and now it was time for the execution. Chef Tom Ford and his staff arrived at our venue the exact time he said they would. I shook all their hands and thanked them for catering our wedding. Our brief chat did not last more than five minutes, and they were off to prepare for the event. With the ceremony, pictures, and greetings taking up all of our time we did not get to interact again with Chef Tom Ford until dinner where he brought my wife and me our food and offered his services if anything else was needed. We thanked him and began to chow down on the only meal we had that day. And boy was it a good one! My mouth is watering at this moment as I write this review thinking about the food. I wish I could tell you more, but on your wedding day I assure you, you won't have time to try everything. Chef Tom Ford understands how busy the bride and groom are, so he packed us plenty of leftovers which we thoroughly enjoyed while recovering from our hangover. I made it a point to asks our 103 guests what they thought about the food and I would love to share their comments with you. "Oh my gosh, I must've eaten a whole rack of lambs to myself." "Wedding food typically sucks, but your guys' wedding food was the best I ever had." And my favorite comment, which came from my mother "It was perfect." I understand that this review was lengthy. I am already well over 600 words, but even then I don't believe I did Sunside Catering and Chef Tom Ford the justice they deserve. If you are on the edge about hiring Chef Tom Ford and Sunside Catering, just remember: It's your day, and he will do everything in his power to make sure it is exactly how you want it.

    Jan 19, 2018Verified
  • Lisa S.

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    From the first time that I spoke with Tom, I knew that he was my caterer. With his knowledge and expertise, he guided me to the most delectable and scrumptious food choices ever. My wedding reception turned out perfect with the combination of food, staff and their demeanor. A One Class Act. Book Sunside Catering now.

    Oct 29, 2017Verified

About this pro

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

Years in business

9

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Number of employees

25
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    Coverage Area for http://sunsidecateringandvending.com/ is about 70+ miles of Freeport, FL.