We are a full-service catering company offering gourmet plated dinners and buffets, to casual presentations. Our goal is to be your “go to” caterer for all of your culinary needs. Whether full-service catering (providing professional staff), to hot corporate luncheons, cold food and desserts from our Sandwich Shoppe & Bakery, YOU are our priority. Your trust and satisfaction is of upmost importance to us.
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With more than 18 years of culinary experience, as a Certified Chef and graduate of Florida Culinary Institute, I can prepare a fabulous meal that you will never forget on that special day! I have received numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in culinary competitions and would be honored to serve you with my knowledge and skills.
We can be your one stop shop. Make sure to browse our Rental items, inquire about our elegant Clubhouse and Business Partners and be sure to read about our Give Back and Rewards Programs. Since we are in our commercial kitchen every day running a Sandwich Shoppe & Bakery, be sure to check out our “Weekly Specials.” You are always invited to stop by our facility on Aurora Road in Melbourne.
Please keep in mind that we can cater to all of your culinary needs; i.e., wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, wedding shower, holiday gatherings, office gatherings, pharmaceutical reps, sports teams, birthdays, baby showers, baptisms, confirmations, graduations, cocktail parties, and all your family gatherings.
I would be delighted to share my menus with you and help you plan the food for your event. Whatever the budget, I am sure we can select a memorable menu. We provide exceptional food and service! My staff and I are professionals keeping YOU and your culinary needs as our priority.
Please allow me the opportunity to discuss your culinary needs with you by calling me at 321.684.3075.
Contact by email: Contact Chef Cathy
I would be honored and blessed to be of service to you. YOU DREAM IT! WE MAKE IT COME TRUE!
Chef Cathy Lawrence
Psalm: 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Amen.”
Here is what our customers have to say.
Chef Cathy: You touched my heart and soul with the fabulous food you prepared for my Mom's "Celebration of Life." Everyone attending raved about the food. You obviously cook with a lot of love in your heart. Thank you ever so much. Warm Regards, Denise Lapointe
Chef Cathy, Thank you for catering my event. The food was wonderful and everyone raved about it. My husband especially enjoyed the carrot cake bites. The pulled pork was very tender and tasty, the rice was flavorful, the quiches were creamy and the chicken salad croissants were fabulous! I will certainly call upon you again for my next event.
Chef Cathy: Thank you so much for making our party terrific! The food, the service AND the process of working with you from beginning to end was great! We will see you for our next party for sure. Blessings, Rick and Donna Brenner
Dear Chef Cathy, I just wanted to extend my most sincere thanks of appreciation to you and your amazing team at "The Christian Culinarian." The breakfast meal that you provided for our daughter's wedding reception was over the top and more than we ever expected!! I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the quanlity of food that you provided. We are so blessed to have had you share with our special day! Really, it was wonderful!
Thank you again so very much,
With a grateful heart, Trish
Chef Cathy: The breakfast was beautiful! As always, your breakfast assortment was delightful. Your attention to detail made it a nice send off appreciation for my employee as she retires from the corporate world. Thank you!
Chef Cathy: Thank you for a wonderful Shabbat dinner last Friday night. The food was excellent!! Everyone loved it. The bread ... yummy! Joanne Allen
The event at the Exploration Tower went very well. I received many positive comments about the great service that you and your staff provided for our 2014 AFCEA Annual Banquet. You were flexible and very accommodating. I appreciate all that you and your staff did to make the evening an extreme success. Thank you, Leon Fenn, Director AFCEA Canaveral Chapter
Everything was so wonderful at the party. Everyone loved the food and you did a wonderful job matching our Mediterranean themed party! Each and every small appetizer/hors d'ouevre was very tasteful and perfect little bites! Thank you so much for your efforts towards making Sydney's Sweet 16 Perfect!
I loved working with Chef Cathy to create the perfect tropical menu and serving tablescapes. The food was incredible and the service was perfect! What a treat to enjoy the party every bit as much as the guests knowing that everything was in good hands! I have absolute confidence in her ability to deliver great food and service with absolute professionalism. The guests raved! Happy hostess I am! Excellent work Chef
Thanks, Chef Cathy, you food was superb, well prepared, seasoned and warm, as if it just came from the oven at home. And the response from our guests was overwhelming in appreciation for a most enjoyable plate of "home cooked food." Cathy, you and your servers are to be congratulated for providing not only good and tasty food but your services were prompt and with loving care. I will be happy to provide my recommendation to any of your future customers.
Chef Cathy and her staff provided excellent food and service for our parents' 70th Anniversary! The choice of caterers was excellent! Chef Cathy was in control the whole time, well organized, she gave timely and thorough directions to her staff. Food was excellent and the way it was set up was very efficient. Chef Cathy knows how to handle a large group and is proactive in helping the event run smoothly. She is amazing! Just a couple of days before the event we realized that one of our guests needed a special diet. Chef Cathy graciously came to the rescue. AND, made sure she could recognize the special guest as she came through the serving line. Excellent food and service!!! Thank you Chef Cathy! We're keeping Chef Cathy's phone number for Dad's 100th birthday! Don, Karen, Jane and Nancy
Chef Cathy was absolutely amazing! I was having a small intimate wedding reception and she did a wonderful job! When I called her, I knew I found the right person. The food was delicious and Chef Cathy and Chef Mike personally attended to my guests. Everyone was raving about the food and how great they were. I would highly recommend!
Chef Cathy came highly recommended by a few friends of mine. So, when it was time to plan my retirement celebration, I knew The Christian Culinarian would cater the event. She was a delight to work with, very up beat and excited for you. She got me started with menu selections, but her website is full of a variety of delicious entrees, appetizers and dessert options. She was very patient as I changed my mind several times before settling on our party day menu. Along the way, she helped me stay within budget and even gave me tips to save. On party day, she delivered the food and arrange it for us, making it easy for me to focus on getting ready to greet my guests. The food was incredible! Everything was hot and fresh--the hash browns, quiche and grilled chicken salad croissants were among our favorites. There was plenty of food to go around. The party was a hit!!!! I had about 40 of my closest friends, family and neighbors over to celebrate with me that day. And above all, everyone raved about how good the food was and they all wanted to take some home if they could. Thanks to Chef Cathy, I was able to relax and enjoy myself. It was truly a day to remember! God bless you and thank you for helping me with this big event!
Chef Cathy and her team are awesome! They have supported LOVE, Inc. with all we do and she always delivers fresh tasty food that is professionally prepared and presented. Chef Cathy is friendly and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend The Christian Culinarian for your event!
In March 2014, I planned a 50th surprise birthday for my husband. There was no doubt who I would want to help me with the catering; The Christian Culinarian, Chef Cathy Lawrence. Chef Cathy is professional and a talented caterer. She has catered luncheons for my husband many times. If you are looking for fabulous food, a professional staff and happy guests, contact Chef Cathy. Thank you Chef for your assistance with Pat's birthday party; your dishes were the crowd favorites, but I knew that would be the case. Excellent job as always.
Warmly, Jill Flatley
Cathy and her staff are so great to work with! Always on time and very accommodating to our frequent changes with catering requests. Our staff specifically requests this company for our catering needs because the food is wonderful!
I am a pharmaceutical rep who has been using Chef Cathy for over a year now. She is the best! No request too small, no request too large. She has even put a lunch together for an office for me when I forgot to order one until 8 am the same day! Her food is excellent and my clients love getting her lunches! She has never made an error or been late with one of my lunches.
I used The Christian Culinarian for both of my daughters' wedding receptions. Both times the service and food were excellent. We were able to choose a menu from quite a selection of different choices. They provide the entire spectrum of services to choose from: linens, silverware, tables, chairs, drinks, food, waitstaff, bartenders and anything else you can think of! Polite, courteous, extremely competitive pricing, full course menu choices. You can go as large or as small, as complex or as simple in the choices as you like. They can do anything--and they do it better than anyone else. I would definitely use The Christian Culinarian again in the future and highly recommend everyone use them as well! I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Christian Culinarian!!
I was so thankful to Chef Cathy for the amazing brunch that she catered for my daughter's b bridal shower. We ordered several quiche, caprese salad, chicken salad, chocolate covered strawberries and mini tarts. Our absolute favorite was the salmon platter with capers, cream cheese and fresh bread. I found the food to be fresh and delicious. The quality and quantity of the food provided was above my expectation. The price of the food was also very reasonable! I could not be more satisfied! I would highly recommend The Christian Culinarian to ANYONE for their catering needs. I look forward to our next catered event with The Christian Culinarian!!
Dear Chef Cathy: I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you did yesterday to help me in setting up and getting the food ready for Sam's party. You went above and beyond and for that, I am so grateful! And the food - let me tell you - we received so many compliments on everything you made! It was all delicious and I'm so glad I listened to your suggestions regarding quantity. The quantities were generous and presented beautifully. Thank you again and I would not hesitate to use your services over and over again for future needs, both for personal, business and West Shore PTA needs. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
Chef Cathy: Thank you for furnishing the food items for our May 3 Kentucky Derby Party, as well as my May 15 Tennis Club gathering. It was (as my 4 year old granddaughter would say) AWESOME!!! Nancy
Chef Cathy: Working with you to assist us with the planning of our wedding ceremony and reception was fabulous. From the beginning you were great in the planning process and on the big day, the ceremony was elegant and the food was fabulous. All of our guests raved. The service provided was outstanding and we would not hesitate to refer future business to you. Thank you for everything!
Cathy: Thanks for providing the meal for Darlene's Birthday party. This is the 2nd time you have served us and both times have been great. Michael and Dan provided great food and even better service. Using the china sets a nice table. Many blessings as you provide such great faith based service in our community.
The Christian Culinarian is my first catering choice. The food is always wonderful and fresh. From the sandwich platters to hot food specialties, you can't go wrong. Chef Cathy is a pleasure to work with. Thank you Chef Cathy for ALL you do for us.
Chef Cathy: Thanks again for making our anniversary luncheon such a wonderful success! I have been receiving phone calls and emails expressing how great the guests thought it was. Thanks again for all you do for us here at St. Paul's! God bless you, Debbie Bunker
Thank you for a lovely luncheon. The food was great, the service was exceptional; an all around day to remember for the church. God bless, Ardith, St. Paul's.
Chef Cathy: Just wanted to take a moment to let you know on behalf of myself and the PTA how much we appreciate you catering our teacher conference dinner. The food was amazing and beautifully presented! Your menu was inventive and very impressive especially with our limited budget. I just wanted you to know how much everyone loved your food and how much I appreciate all of your help. Thanks Again! Angelique Jones, 2nd VP Hospitality
Chef Cathy, I can't tell you how well our event went with you behind our dinner. I didnt' have to worry about the food and could enjoy myself, while my son promoted from cub scout to boy scout. As always, the Committee and I received rave reviews on the food. You always come through. The food was plentiful and delicious! Thanks again for making our event be a HUGE success. We can always count on The Christian Culinarian for delicious, on-time and perfect catering! Love ya! Michele Timmer, Planning Committee, Blue and Gold Celebration Ascension Cub Scout Pack 373
Chef Cathy and her team catered a day long training conference with over 200 attendees. The food was deliciuos,the prices were competitive and the participants were very pleased. The cookies were a hit and they had to bring more in - but 20 minutes after we requested more cookies, the cookies arrived and were devoured.
Chef Cathy: Your food was excellent ... all who attended the Afterglow really enjoyed the variety. Thank you so much! Tim Hanrahan
Dear Chef Cathy: Just wanted to let you know how very much we all enjoyed the lunches you provided for our Discovering Mary Day on January 25. The sandwiches were delicious and all we heard were rave reviews! Believe it or not, I had saved my cookie - and rediscovered it yesterday - yep - it was still fresh and good! Looking forward to working together again in the future. All God's blessings, Laura
Recently Genesis House hosted a first time event entitled "A Genesis of Art" and contacted Chef Cathy of The Christian Culinarian, LLC. From the first telephone conversation, it was evident that she was knowledgeable, professional and felt very vested in the success of our event. She guided us on the appropriate food to serve and assisted us in the decor of the tables. Being a first time event, she patiently adjusted our order as we adjusted our plans. The evening was a fabulous success due in a large part to the delicious food. The staff was efficient and accommodating. There is no doubt that The Christian Culinarian, LLC will be the caterer at our next event!
Hello Chef Cathy! Just wanted to thank you so much for the Wonderful food you made and the beautiful decorations for our wedding! I was so happy with the way everything turned out! The decorations were completely spot on and just gorgeous. I was so glad that planning from a different state over the phone and through emails with you came out just the way I wanted it to! You really set the tone and made it warm and beautiful. The servers were very nice and so quick at everything they did. I really appreciated that. The food was wonderful and everyone was talking about how juicy the filet mignon was! Thank you Cathy!
Chef Cathy: What a lovely evening we had with our friends and your food and treats were the "hit" of the night! So many compliments. Our special thanks to you. Merry Christmas and God Bless. Larry and Jan
I would like to say THANK YOU from myself and the practice for recommending our last venue, as well as the professionalism of yourself and staff.
We have used Chef Cathy for several years and she has never disappointed us with anything. We have catered lunches, to catered dinners. Everything from the food to the staff has been a pleasure. The food is always prepared fresh and delicious! We will continue to use them and recommend their service to everyone. We will see you in the New Year! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Dear Chef Cathy: We wanted to share with you the great reviews for the fantastic job you did for us at our recent Holiday gathering. All of the food looked fantastic and tasted delicious. We are still getting raves from our friends about the food. You made the event so much fun for our family as well. Instead of worrying about the food, the set up, the shopping, the cooking, the presentation, the replenishment, the clean up, etc., we were able to just relax and enjoy our guests, knowing that all of the details were in your capable hands. Thank you again for making our holiday so merry and bright!
We just finishing your pot roast, it was excellent! We have a setting on our microwave that reads "dinner plate." The microwave runs on and off for 2 1/2 minutes and then instructs you to cover the dish for a minute or two; it works perfectly for your dishes. I will be preparing an order for next week and anticipate being a regular customer. Thank you!
Ordering the chef prepare meals from The Christian Culinarian has been fantastic. The food is great and so convenient. It is such a relief to not have to worry about dinner anymore. Just put in the microwave and it's done. Chef Cathy is very responsive and easy to work with. Thank you!
Dear Cathy and The Christian Culinarian Team:
We have used your services twice and both times you exceeded our expectations. One of the reasons we were drawn to your website, without any recommendations from previous clients, was the fact that you are a Christian based company. After reading your website and learning that 10% of any bill is given to a charity of the month, we wanted to try your services. What a blessing!
Professionalism, expertise, courtesy, helpfulness in choice selection and "on time" organization and delivery, not to mention the totally awesome dishes we ordered, you were exceptional! From appetizers to desserts, formal to informal gatherings, theme oriented or not (such as our recent "Friends-Giving Celebration" at which we served your spiced punch), you have not been disappointing. Additionally, our guests loved it all, asking for your business cards on the way home, and it does not surprise us. You are a blessing in so many ways to so many people.
We will call the Christian Culinarian whenever the occasions arises without hesitation. You are just that exceptional! Thank you and God bless.
Gary and Eileen Guida
Our family loved your food! It was fresh and bundled in separate containers so we could eat when we felt like it. Having crazy schedules during the week made it so simple. The food is fresh and there are a number of items to choose from. We will definitely use you on a weekly basis. Plus, for the cost of the meals, it's cheaper than buying the groceries and time saving because we don't have to cook! We spent more quality family time together! Thanks to Chef Cathy!
Our wedding day was so very special, and Chef Cathy made it even sweeter! Our guests LOVED the food and are still taking about it 3 months later. We absolutely loved working with her and her staff ... they were such a joy to spend an evening with! I just can't gush enough about what a beautiful reception they helped create. Thank you so very much to The Christian Culinarian for making our wedding day perfectly complete!
Chef Cathy: Thank you so much for helping make our day so special. Our guests ranted and raved about the food! It was fantastic and I will spread the word about you and your wonderful service! Angie
I just wanted to take the time to Thank You so much for the amazing job you did on the West Shore Teacher Conference Dinner! We received nothing but compliments and praise about how great the food was. You did a phenomenal job and I can't wait to plan my next event with you!
Dear Chef Cathy,
Working with Chef Cathy was a great experience. The food was delicious and her staff was very professional. She was very supportive of my vision for my wedding. Chef Cathy was flexible and handled all my last mintute changes very gracefully. It was truely a blessing to have Christian Culinarian LLC a part of my wedding. I also rented chairs and an arch-- both items were great.
All of our guests raved about the food we served at our seminar. It was fresh, different, and delicious. Her desserts are to die for.......brownies, key lime tarts, cheesecake. We had both hot and cold appetizers with the spinach capae tartlets and mini crabcakes being the guest favorites. Definitely will use Chef Cathy for all of our seminars and employee events going forward.
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