In November we hosted the Tampa Bay NACE meeting at Diehl Farms. Tampa Bay NACE (National Association of Catering & Events) is comprised of a group of superior wedding and event professionals in the bay area who get together to learn and network each month.
What could be a better location to host a fall event than a farm? Diehl Farms, located in Wimauma, FL, is a premier wedding and event facility in Hillsborough county. It has unique character, gorgeous backdrops, and is versatile for many different types of events. Did we mention they also have 1600+ acres of tomato fields?
For this event we wanted to create an innovative menu focused on local and seasonal ingredients. Our farm to table menu for the event featured locally-sourced seafood, beef, and produce, in addition to local beer and locally-roasted coffee.
A few benefits of eating locally sourced food include:
- Supporting your local economy including individuals and small businesses
- Food is "healthier", typically it's less processed and without pesticides and/or pharmaceuticals
- Reduces our carbon footprint (most food at the grocery store travels 1,300+ miles before it reaches your table!)
Because of our partnerships with local meat, seafood, and specialty product companies, we are able to source local ingredients and create scrumptious menus for your next wedding or special event.
See our locally sourced, farm to table fall menu below. Enjoy!
Diehl Farms - NACE Tampa Bay - Farm to Table Event Menu
Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Jerk Spiced Gulf of Mexico Shrimp with a Key Lime Aioli
Cigar City Cider Braised Casa Sierra Farms Pork Butt Slider served with a Granny Smith Apple-Jicama Slaw
Diehl Farms Tomato Bruschetta Cart
Green Diehl Farms Tomato Bruschetta
with Fennel, Tarragon and Siesta Key Rum soaked Cherries served with
Garlic Brushed Grilled French Baguette Crostini
Ripe Diehl Farms Southwest Tomato
Bruschetta with Florida Corn, Ripe Avocado, Onion, Red Pepper, Jalapeno,
Cilantro and Cotija served with a Crispy Mini Taco "Crostini"
Donuts Mini House Baked Parmesan, Herb and Crushed Red Pepper Pate a Choux Donuts with an Amber Ale Cheese Dipping Sauce
Family Style Dinner Presentation
Pan-Seared Cashew Crusted Florida Grouper topped with a Ruby Red Grapefruit-Fennel Sauce Vierge
Buddy Brew Coffee and All Spice Rubbed Providence Cattle Company Grass Fed Rib Roast with a Cranberry Demi-Glace
Fresh From Florida Green Beans Roasted with Cipollini Onions
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Puree
Vegetarian Option - Grilled Fresh From Florida Eggplant Roll Ups stuffed with Ricotta Pesto
Warm Pie "Fries" Apple Pie "Fries" with Caramel Dipping Sauce
Pumpkin Pie "Fries" with a Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Dip
Thank you to our participating vendor sponsors responsible for making this event a huge success:
Venue: Diehl Farms Events, Wimauma, FL
Farmhouse Tables, Chairs, China: A Chair Affair
Band: The Glenn Cummings Band
DJ and AV: DJ Felix
Liquor Catering: Catering by Lundys
Coffee Cart: Cafe Ala Carte
Photobooth: Boone's Professional Events
Linens: Linens by the Sea
Stationary: Invitation Galleria