affordable World class catering

affordable World class catering

proudly Serving Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and surrounding areas since 2004

The Catering Company

A little bit about us and what we do.

Catering By Clayton provides catering services for weddings, receptions, events, funerals, debutante parties, small dinner parties, corporate functions and other events for up to 1200 people. We are the most affordable high end caterer by any measured standard.

Catering By Clayton is an affordable alternative to other high end caterers. We are a full service caterer, with our own servers, a renowned Chef John Teitsch and a world class catering event coordinator and event manager Alexandria Stephan-Havas. We are available 24/7 for your event.

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The Catering Company

A little bit about us and what we do.

Catering By Clayton provides catering services for weddings, receptions, events, funerals, debutante parties, small dinner parties, corporate functions and other events for up to 1200 people. We are the most affordable high end caterer by any measured standard.

Catering By Clayton is an affordable alternative to other high end caterers. We are a full service caterer, with our own servers, a renowned Chef John Teitsch and a world class catering event coordinator and event manager Alexandria Stephan-Havas. We are available 24/7 for your event.

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Food for thought

Check out a few items on the menu


Sample Menu Items

FIVE SPICE BONELESS SHORT RIBS
sweet corn crema & rosemary jus

ROASTED SALMON
sundried tomato, fennel, fresh herbs & citrus butter


SALAD: MIXED GREENS
julienned carrots, Roma tomatoes, blue cheese, herb vinaigrette dressing

TROUT ALMONDINE
lemon beurre blanc

CHICKEN TOSCANA
wild mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, pancetta, spinach & a touch of cream


DESSERT: KEY LIME PANNA COTTA
served with fresh raspberries

Sarasota Areas Finest Catering

At Catering by Clayton we will provide exceptional service and quality for all of your events. We can provide everything from elegant sit-down fine dining receptions to drop-off platters. Whatever your event may be, we will exceed your expectations.

Please contact our Catering Coordinators for a free personal consultation or fill out the request form on this page.

Alexandria Stephan-Havas
Catering Coordinator
941-780-0801

Clayton Thompson
Owner
941-586-5890

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Was beyond our expectations...

You have found your calling in the catering business. Thanks for officiating the wedding and removing the stress that surrounded this very busy time. Our daughters wedding at the Phillippi Creek Mansion was beyond our expectations. It’s the little things that have set your company apart from the big boys. We can’t say thank you enough to your catering coordinator Amy Tanaka who didn’t miss a beat. Amy took us through the entire process with a free tasting at Clayton’s, prepared the floor plan for the wedding, chair locations, table setup, DJ, chair wraps and linens. The buffet was gorgeous and the food was to die for.

Thanks for taking the active role in your catering business. You and Amy make a great team, backed up by the best Chef in the area. We will refer everybody to your company.

Rick and Liz Barber

Our Christmas Gala was the best…

Clayton, you have been blessed with a terrific chef. Our compliments to Chef Dimitri who dropped off the side dishes for our annual Christmas Gala. While I have normally, prepared everything for my annual party, this year was the best because you brought original food ideas to complement my pork loin entrée. The quests were ecstatic and I’m sure they will visit your restaurant in the near future. The stuffed portabello muffaletta was one of the best appetizers I have ever had. Keep up the good work, and give your chef a raise.

Roger Hettema , MAI, Gulf Appraisers

You promised and you delivered!

Thank you for stepping it up a notch for Allstat Health’s moving in party. Our quests couldn’t have raved more about your food and setup. The beef tenderloin was perfect and the leak potato casseroles were unbelievable. Give our best to your catering manager Amy who cared for every little detail in the planning stage, and to Chef Dimitri who should have his own cooking show.

We were more than pleasantly surprised with Catering By Clayton’s. Hope to see you at Clayton’s soon.

Phil Warman , President / Allstat Health, Inc

Our Fourth of July party was an explosive success...

Our Fourth of July party was an explosive success with your catering staff. Your Chef Dimitri went over the top with fresh appetizers, boneless short ribs, variety of salads and sides. The homemade deserts and cookies were the best. Please send me the recipe for the Key Lim Pie!

Your staff went the extra mile in helping me set up the party and then cleaning up after the crowd went home. Amy Tanaka is the consummate professional in all of the planning stages and we applaud her organization skillet.
Thanks again, you can be sure that you will hear from us for our next party.

Al and Bonita Lehto

Our Fourth of July party was an explosive success...

Our Fourth of July party was an explosive success with your catering staff. Your Chef Dimitri went over the top with fresh appetizers, boneless short ribs, variety of salads and sides. The homemade deserts and cookies were the best. Please send me the recipe for the Key Lim Pie!

Your staff went the extra mile in helping me set up the party and then cleaning up after the crowd went home. Amy Tanaka is the consummate professional in all of the planning stages and we applaud her organization skillet.
Thanks again, you can be sure that you will hear from us for our next party.

Al and Bonita Lehto

Catering Services

Catering By Clayton’s will impress your guests and save you money. We have one of the best chefs and catering coordinators in the area. We are aggressive in our pricing but not at the expense of the quality of product. I will guarantee you the best price and the highest quality product.

Having made that bold statement it is clear that we are committed to making your event/party the best and most affordable. Tell us what your budget is and let us show you what we can do in your price range. Our specialty is off site catering for weddings, charity events, cocktail parties, birthdays, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, picnics, beach parties, business and corporate catering.

***We encourage you to visit Clayton’s restaurant on Siesta Key to taste some of the many great dishes that are prepared by Chef John Teitsch. We will prepare an assortment of dishes for you to sample at no cost.

One taste and you will be hooked!

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Corporate Functions, Business Catering

Corporate Functions, Business Catering

We will take you to the next level for your company picnic, special lunches, breakfast, or in-house dinners. Tired of the same old menu you see at that business function time and time again. Let Chef Teitsch get creative with the menu and you will be a champ in your colleague’s eyes.

Our wraps have the best ingredients, our salads are seductive, the sides will delight everyone, and our desserts are homemade and delectable. Please see our corporate menu for available platters. The menu is only the beginning! With the exception of the box lunches that we can prepare, there is no box in our culinary thinking. We guarantee our professionalism will exceed your expectations and that we will impress your group.

We look forward to making your catering the BEST!
Clayton, Alexandria, Chef Teitsch and our staff

Together Clayton & Alexandria can help you with all you catering needs in Sarasota, or on Siesta Key.

At Catering by Clayton, we are proud to serve you since 2004.

We can help you with the following catering needs:

  • Corporate Party Catering
  • Sarasota Wedding Catering
  • Beach Wedding Catering
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    Private House Party
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    Weddings
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    Catered Birthdays
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    Holiday Parties Catered
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    B’nai Mitzvahs
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    Business Seminars Catering
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    Anniversaries Catered
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    Dinners Catered
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    Catering Fundraisers
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    Beach Parties Catered
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    Breakfasts Catering
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    Lunches Catering

Please feel free to contact us today and see how we can help save you money and have everyone enjoy your event.

Contact Your Catering Coordinator