catering

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, as well as special events. On or off site – Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Have questions? No problem! Give us a call (941-485-8400) at Blu’ Island Bistro and tell us a little about your event. Chef Alan creates custom menus/dishes that will leave your guests raving about the food! We looking forward to catering your next event!

what people are saying

  • FANTASTIC!!! The food was incredible and you were right - we had more than enough. In fact, everything was so good, and we had enough left over (mostly my husband's chili because everyone loved the pork) so - we're doing it all again tomorrow! The men play golf together every Sunday so it was an easy decision: after golf everyone eats dinner at our house! Vicki was the sweetest, most helpful person and I was so grateful to have her here with us. Never having had a dinner party catered before, I was so impressed with the efficiency of the set-up, the service, and the clean-up. She is wonderful! Guests raved about the food. Most have dined at Blu Island Bistro, but there were a number of guests who had not (and these are all year round residents) so I'm sure we sent some new "regulars" your way. My husband will celebrate his 70th birthday at the end of March and I'd like to have a gathering at our home again. You will definitely be getting the call from me! Thank you, again Kim! The Blu Island Bistro definitely made our party a success! Merry Christmas!  

    Sharon
  • The night was a huge success and everyone raved about the food. Vicki was amazing and Mike did a great job on the setup, too. Thanks so much for all you efforts. Very classy!

    Jan
  • We asked Blu' to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our Mother's funeral luncheon. It was so wonderful and over the top for 100 relatives and friends of my Mother. The stuffing and scalloped potatoes had guests coming back for seconds. My one grandson, who isn't fond of stuffing, said it was the best he ever tasted. I also want to mention the presentation of the buffet was beautiful and the servers couldn't have been nicer and so customer oriented.

    Sara
  • Everyone loved the food, we were telling everyone yesterday how awesome you are. We truly appreciate you and will be calling you soon. Thank you for all your time and dedication to us.

    Jeremy
  • Excellent Catering This is the second time we were at a party that was catered by Blu'. The food was exceptionally presented, delicious, plentiful with many options. The chef and all support were terrific and pleasant. We want to have a party just to be able to have them cater it! We live on the Island and will surely try the restaurant soon.

    Sally
  • It was fantastic. Thank you for all of your assistance. Your server was part of the family. Hope to visit your restaurant one day soon."

    Mary VP Guest Experience - Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment
  • I recently had Blu Island Bistro cater a party at our home for our daughter's college graduation. The manager, Kim Lemonde was a delight to work with. I contacted her only 2 weeks before the party, with 45 guests expected and no idea what to serve. She was great about suggesting different menu ideas and made it very easy for me. The day of the party they came out and set everything up. The presentation was beautiful and the food was delicious. Guest after guest raved about the food. Many thanks to Kim and to Chef Alan for helping to make our party a huge success!

    S.C.
  • It was fantastic.... Thank you so much for all your assistance. Everything came together beautifully... even with the gale force winds! 🙂 If I ever throw another party on the west coast.. YOU'RE my Girl!!! Many many thanks...

    Robyn
  •  Catering Lunch for 120 Blu' Island Bistro catered a great lunch for our church denomination regional gathering. They were helpful in the planning, prompt with their set-up prep and served the meal right on time. The menu consisted of a nice tossed salad, a choice of Hawaiian chicken or a fish pinwheel, rice pilaf, and dessert. Everything was very good.

    Lewis
  • Lunch Today! Thank you for everything! Our employees loved the taco bar! Here are just a handful of their comments: · The food was great! · Awesome! · It was delish 🙂 · Food was awesome! BTW, thanks for the kind soul that thought of gluten free shells. · This was by far the best food ever brought in! Thank you so much for picking this. I would love to use you for future luncheons like this one. Thanks again! And have a great Monday!

    Kathy
  • We had such a delightful and delicious luncheon today, thanks to your creative culinary genius. I cannot thank you enough for making my luncheon so effortless. The food was delivered right on time, as promised, piping hot and ready to go on the sterno setup, just waiting for my guests. Your delivery man was quick, efficient and accommodating. The heavenly aroma filled my house in a matter of minutes. My guests loved everything. Some were already your customers, but I hope others will become customers. The Blu salad went over extremely well—everyone loves your strawberry dressing. And the chicken was scrumptious. I love feta cheese! Let’s not forget the dessert. My favorites were the lemon cakes. But others were raving about those cookies. It was everything I would expect from you and your fabulous restaurant—but better because it was in my home and I was getting the compliments! My guests sat around until after 4 pm, just chatting and nibbling. Again, thanks so much for everything. Why would I ever go to the effort of cooking at home for a group again, when you do it so much better, for such a good value and you serve it so nicely?

    Kathleen
  • On behalf of all of us in the Wood Memorial Church group who celebrated our 4th annual snowbird gathering, may I thank you for hosting such a fine affair. Kim promised it would be a good party and the food was excellent - high quality and well prepared. Just wanted you to know we were all pleased.

    Pat
  •  I would like to thank you again for the wonderful time you and your staff arranged for us last Thursday. Everyone had a great time. I hope we can do it again next year.

    Joe
  • The food was awesome. You got lots of compliments. That was one of the prettiest salads I have ever seen and it tasted amazing. Thank you and Alan for making the dinner a success!

    Allisyn
  • Everyone is saying what a great party it was and the staff and food were both excellent! I want to thank you, Ashley, Katrina and the chef (so sorry I forgot his name) on the outstanding job. FYI, my father-in-law who was there used to be in charge of food services for the Marriott and also provided services to several Presidents including Kennedy and Eisenhower and he was impressed with the food and service :). Great job! Thanks again for providing Linda a memorable 60th birthday.

    Ken
  •  Blu' Island Bistro is the BEST when it comes to catering to the community! We needed a place to host our community directors' annual dinner, and Blu' Island came to the FORE! Twenty-four of us dined on gourmet food with the BEST of service at this wonderful restaurant which is otherwise closed in the evenings to the public. Gourmet food choices, great price, superb service and the BEST of friendly accommodations. THANK YOU!!

    Janconover
  •  I thank you so very much, Kim. It was wonderful. The food was great. The decorations were beautiful and the people were all so nice and friendly. That makes such a difference when they interact. We so appreciated it all.

    Sally
  •  The Boat Parade party was a smashing success thanks to the food from Blu' Island Bistro...topped only by the attentive service of their staff.

    Dick & Karen
  •  It was two weeks before our 50th wedding anniversary when we decided to have a party. Not knowing if we could even get a place to have an event, panic set in. That's when Kim came to the rescue! We were treated like royalty by the entire staff. Having nothing planned and not wanted to get involved, Kim took the lead. All we had to do was select a menu and show up. Decorations, flowers and a multitude of details were handled without our involvement. To our surprise they even had a photo booth for pictures. Service and attention was beyond our expectations and the food was spectacular. Therefore we highly recommend Blu' for any affair.

    Jim & Sue
  •  Thank you so much for the beautiful catering display at Farley yesterday, everyone enjoyed it. I took the leftovers to Jacaranda Trace and mentioned that Blu' Island Bistro made them.

    Elizabeth
  •  Oh my gosh, they loved, loved, loved the food last night. On behalf of Chief McNulty and the Citizens Police Academy attendee’s thanks for preparing such a lovely meal!

    Lee
  •  What a great birthday surprise! Surrounded by my closest friends and some of my family...wonderful. To top it off, there in the middle of it were Kim and Alan from Blu Island Bistro catering the event. As always with Alan, the food was superb and beautifully presented. It was served with style and efficiency. Kim worked closely with Nancy to choose exactly the right menu. Kim also had great ideas to make the party stand out. Little things like personalized M & M's and napkins, added to the wow factor. Can't imagine hiring anyone else to cater a party. Kudos to our friends at Blu Island Bistro!!!

    Dennis & Nancy
  •  The art gallery function went great, the food was fantastic. Thank your helping making it a success. We had plenty of food and no complaints. It was a pleasure working with you.

    Carol