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Our most significant catering impact is embracing imperfectly formed produce; fruit and vegetables that are thrown away at the store only because it does not meet aesthetic standards. Our professional chefs transform these items into culinary masterpieces. Other practices include utilizing eco-friendly serving ware and donation of food products to non-profit organizations in the Tampa to Sarasota area.
You don't get to five-star wedding awards every year for every wedding unless you have committed employees: our employees' are compassionate, consummate catering professionals with a touch of humor. Every year, Milan's Christmas party is the Buc's first pre-season game in Tampa. Christmas gifts are tickets on the Bucs' 50-yard line, and everyone gets holiday pay. "Go Bucs"!
Events located south of the Skyway Bridge
Events located north of the Skyway Bridge
In Florida, all caterers relicensed on a semi-annual basis for food safety, cleanliness, and food handling. For the past ten years, Milan has consistently had exemplary inspections, which has built a corporate culture of quality control and safe food handling practices. While Florida only requires one Food Safety Manager, all of Milan's management and professional chefs are certified as Food Safety Managers and train our on-site event teams about safe food handling and their responsibilities.
Because of the unknowns with COVID 19, we have implemented the following:
The St. Petersburg and Sarasota kitchens are now operating as geographical teams. If one kitchen goes down, the other kitchen and that team will deliver the catering events.
We implemented new service guidelines, including gloved hands for all service, eliminating shared condiments and client-supplied tablescapes and on-site sanitation stations. Our event manager reviews these new guidelines with our on-site teams at every event.
Finally, our employees' health has always been a priority for our company. Milan has and will continue to pay 100% of our employees' health insurance policies.
Executive Chef Roberta Montelione