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We are an off-premise food catering company that takes pride in creating exceptional food for anyone and anywhere.  The majority of our events are in the beach towns and cities of Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Our company is able to cater for everything from small house cocktail and dinner parties to large-scale weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs or any sized celebration.   

We will work with you to gain a precise understanding of your needs. Our menus are flexible and responsive, and we will design one specifically for your event. We will work with your priorities and budget to take your vision and turn it into something remarkable.


Our food is prepared with creativity, confidence and passion. But what sets us apart is our attention to detail: each dish is given the care and attention it deserves.   We love making our clients’ visions come alive.

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I was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and began my love for the culinary arts at a young age, while being helpful in the kitchen prepping food under the supervision of a professional chef at a local catering business.  

After serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, I returned to the U.S. and began cooking professionally with a 5-star restaurant group in Connecticut.  In 1998, I was the Executive Chef with one of Connecticut’s premier caterers.  In addition, to my extensive knowledge of Italian cuisine, it was there that I enhanced my skills with other styles of cooking including Kosher, Asian, French, and Southwestern.  

Using my experience in gourmet cooking and catering, my wife, Lynn and I, opened Chives Innovative Catering & Gourmet To Go in November 2001 in Connecticut, which became recognized as one of the area’s premier caterers.  In 2008, my wife, daughter, and I moved to sunny Saint Petersburg, Florida, and have continued the catering business in the Tampa Bay area.   

We are thankful for the client relationships we have maintained, the loyal employees we’ve worked with, and the happiness we have brought to so many, and look forward to the future.  Chives’ unique visual presentation of food, creative menus, and gracious service will make any catered event a memorable one.

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