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Welcome to The Christian Culinarian

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, to our chef prepared meals from Meals N Market, 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, 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!

Your Sister in Christ,
Chef Cathy Lawrence

Psalm: 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Amen.”

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Customer Reviews for The Christian Culinarian

 Here is what our customers have to say.

 

 

Excellent Food & Service

Karen Kendrick - 08/24/2014

 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



Fabulous Food/Professional Staff

Jill Flatley - 07/16/2014

 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



Thank you so much!

Donna Lack - 05/25/2014

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! 



Awesome!

Nancy Zimmer - 05/15/2014

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 



Everything was Fabulous!

Karen King Crawford - 05/10/2014

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! 



Great Food and Even Better Service

Larry and Darlene Pals - 04/11/2014

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. 



Always Wonderful and Fresh

Gina/Symetrics Industries - 03/24/2014

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.

 



Wonderful Success

St. Paul's Anglican Church - 03/02/2014

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 



Lovely Luncheon

Ardith Jones - 03/02/2014

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. 



Inventive and Very Impressive

West Shore PTA - 02/27/2014

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



HUGE Success

Michele Timmer, Blue & Gold Celebration Ascension Cub Scout Pack 373 - 02/22/2014

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 



All we heard were Rave Reviews!

Laura Dodson/St. John The Evangelist - 02/08/2014

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 



Excellent!

Barbershop Harmony Society - 02/08/2014

Chef Cathy:  Your food was excellent ... all who attended the Afterglow really enjoyed the variety.  Thank you so much!  Tim Hanrahan 



The Evening was a Fabulous Success

Kristen Snyder, Admin. Genesis House, Inc. - 01/29/2014

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! 



New Year's Eve Wedding Reception

Elena and Ike - 01/22/2014

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! 



So Many Compliments!

Larry and Jan Garrison - 12/23/2013

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 



5 Stars as Usual!

Elizabeth Rice, Office Manager, Florida Pain - 12/19/2013

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!

  



Holiday so Merry and Bright!

Christina Magee - 12/17/2013

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! 



Will Be a Regular Customer for Meals

Scott Glover - 11/25/2013

 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!



The Best We Have Found

Terri Kulaga, Asst. Principal/Rockledge H.S. - 11/24/2013

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! 



From the Heart - You're the Best!

Gary and Eileen Guida - 11/24/2013

 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.

Sincerely,

Gary and Eileen Guida

 



The Family loved Meals N Market - More Family Time Together

Debbie Lightle - 11/24/2013

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! 



Wedding Reception

Brooke Burgard - 11/12/2013

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! 



Wedding Shower Brunch

abarnini@cfl.rr.com - 11/10/2013

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 



Teacher Conference Dinner

Angelique Jones/West Shore PTA - 11/08/2013

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! 



Just want to thank you

Karen Anthony - 08/26/2013
Just want to thank you for being such a key player in making my mom's 90th birthday party a huge success!  I thought your food was the best I have ever had at a catered event.....actually better than a ton of restaurants also!!  I heard many other guests singing your praises!  Diane was absolutely perfect!  So kind, so accommodating and extremely efficient!
 
My mom was surprised and the afternoon went perfectly.
 
Thanks again, and may God continue to bless you and your catering business!
 
Sincerely,
Karen Anthony


It was a perfect

Lynn Maxwell - 06/17/2013

 Dear Chef Cathy,

 
I just wanted to say thanks for providing a great lunch for our Board of Trustees on Saturday!  It was a perfect amount, and everyone agreed that all of the food was delicious!!
Several asked who catered, and I passed along your card  J
 
Many blessings!
Lynn Maxwell/Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy


Working with Chef Cathy was a great…

TaiClark - 02/18/2012

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…

Clevenscenter - 09/22/2011

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.



Chef Cathy is a wonderful person to work…

abbysmom85 - 09/05/2011
Chef Cathy is a wonderful person to work with! We use her services for our business meetings, executive board meetings, and I personally used her for my sister's bridal shower. She is a joy to work with and I know her menu selections will always be delicious, best quality and affordable price. I would HIGHLY recommend The Christian Cullinarian for corporate events, business meetings, or any type of personal event...whether casual or formal, Chef Cathy will make it the best. Great job!

It was a great pleasure to meet Chef…

alwayshavnfun - 08/21/2011
It was a great pleasure to meet Chef Cathy. When planning our event, she was helpful with suggestions and ideas. I wanted this wedding event to be a little different, and she helped me to accomplish just that. The prices were good and so was the food. The service and professionalism were excellent.

My father passed away in June of this…

cinnabread - 07/28/2011
My father passed away in June of this year and I wanted to ensure that all who came to pay their respects and remember his life were treated with a sumptuous meal. I hired the Christian Culinarian. The food was very delicious and presented with love and care. Everyone who came thought the meal elegant and tasty. Chef Cathy worked lovingly with me to plan the meal and cater to the special needs of a few of the guests ( 2 needed vegetarian meals and 2 needed gluten free). I ordered pasta primavera with chicken picatta as the main course. Although not called for, it was plated over fresh spinach, which wilted with the heat fronm the cooked pasta - ooh la la. The vegetables in the primavera were grilled - an extra special touch. I cannot say enough good things about the business. How can you top excellent food and loving service? Cathy also emphasized that she wanted to present the best package to me at the best price. I truly believe that is what I got. Thank you Chef Cathy... you and your staff are one in a million.

All of our guests were blessed and…

ShirleyCraig - 07/19/2011
All of our guests were blessed and impressed by the wonderful service and the beautifully presented food. It was all hot and delicious! The staff were gracious and attentive to everyone's needs. Michael went above and beyond to acommodate our special scheduling problems, and all with a gallant smile and a "No problem!" Everyone loved the fruit tree presentation, which added a special touch. In every aspect of our business together Chef Cathy was professional, accommodating, and communicative. I highly recommend The Christian Culinarian.

Superb Catering for My Father's Memorial Service

Hermitage.1951 - 12/15/2010
We chose Chef Cathy and The Christian Culinarian after my mother read an article about her food ministry in the local paper. My father passed away after 85 great years on this earth and we wanted to serve a light lunch at the reception following his memorial service at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in she made for light lunches. We decided to select the wraps trays, some yummy sandwiches, Chinese cashew salad, the pasta salad, a tray of quesadillas, and three soups. Let me tell you, the shrimp bisque was so smooth and loaded with shrimp that not a drop of it remained when we finished our lunch! The Christian noodle soup that Chef Cathy gives away was far superior to anything Wolfgang Puck can make. The wraps were generously - and deliciously - filled and the sandwiches were superb. If you need delicious foods for a reception that folks will compliment you about, please contact Chef Cathy and her staff at The Christian Culinarian.

Simply Perfect

supernanny - 09/14/2010
I was in town with a television shoot for 2 weeks and even with the heat, the bugs and the long hours, sitting down for lunch prepared by Christian Culinarian made everything feel like heaven. The food was delicious beyond words. Everything was home-made with care and precision and that love for cooking really showed in the food. Chef Cathy and her team were such a delight as well. Very professional yet very welcoming to be around. I highly recommend Christian Culinarian for any of your catering needs.

Wedding Reception Rave!

jreynolds07 - 09/13/2010
I found Chef Cathy while researching caterers for an upcoming reception and was immediately taken by her welcoming attitude and enthusiasm. Her prices were competitive and she assisted me in all aspects of planning with great advice and suggestions. She has gathered a team of event professionals all deserving of that title. At the event the food was wonderful and she was on hand from appetizers through dinner personally overseeing the service and ready to answer questions or provide for any request of our guests. The greatest thing about working with Chef Cathy was that I found a friend, not just someone wanting a sale, who was truly interested in me and my family as people, not just customers.

Best Catering Service in Melbourne

mariamarlasca14 - 09/11/2010
If you ever need food for any occassion no matter how big or little The Christian Culinarian is your catering service. Every week Chef Cathy has the most awesome specials for you to choose; from sloppy Jo-Jo's to Chicken Parm you name it she's got it ready for you. Her finger desserts like the Key Lime tartlets, cheesecake bites, apple struddles....just great! Don't hesitate and take a look at her website you'll be surprised.

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