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About Michael's on East Catering

Phil Mancini, co-proprietor of Michael’s On East, the fine-dining restaurant and consummate catering company that has dominated Sarasota’s food scene for decades

Michael's On East Catering is Sarasota’s premier caterer, creating memorable events from candlelit dinners for two to dazzling galas for 1,000+ guests held at any venue – for over 35 years. Passionate about creating unique, memorable experiences and menus with unparalleled attention to detail & legendary hospitality, it is no surprise that Michael’s is consistently rated as one of the best catering companies in Sarasota.

Facilities and Capacities
Whether it is a small, intimate gathering or an extravagant guest list event, we can accommodate your celebration or special event. From bridal showers and engagement parties to rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, corporate events, and receptions, Michael’s On East is ready to make your event the best experience possible for you and your guests.

Services Offered
Michael’s On East is a full-service caterer and event planning company. We can provide a complete line of specialty rentals including tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, glassware, lighting, dance floors, A/V equipment and tenting– whatever it takes to make your event special! 

Cuisine & Beverages
Michael’s offers delicious cuisine in a wide range of styles from all over the world. Options for catering include unique hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners, buffets, family-style meals, tapas, and food stations where we can accommodate all dietary needs. We are also a complete Kosher caterer, supervised by Chabad of Sarasota. We have an extensive selection of beer, wine, and liquors, as well as premium libations and hand-crafted cocktails. Michael’s on East wine program sets itself apart with a 5-star, award-winning specialty wine retail shop with over 1000 wines to choose from, with sommeliers on staff to hand-select speciality wines for your event.