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Welcome to La Casella Catering

Celebrate Life.  Celebrate Flavor

Here at La Casella, great food is what we do. Over the years, Chef Patti Moring has created healthy, customized dining experiences that honor fresh and flavorful cuisine. Contact us to find out how we can cater your next event, provide you with in-home chef services,  fill your fridge with delicious meals or teach you some secret recipes.

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Our Story

All Good Things Happen Around a Table Filled with Great Food

La Casella is a local catering company based in Ocala, Florida. La Casella's Chef and Owner, Patti McQueen, has had a passion for food her entire life.  The best times in her life have been spent sitting around a table with family and friends and sharing food.  Now, Patti is able to bring that experience to others.  La Casella offers catering services for hundreds of people, or for 2 people.  The experience can happen anywhere from a large venue to the comfort of your own home.  We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and anything in between.  We also have Prepared Meals, Soups and Appetizers ready for pick up for those evenings that you do not want to cook.

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Private Chef

Restaurant Experience In The Comfort of Your Own Home

Invite a few friends and have a meal prepared especially for you in your own home. We bring everything and leave you with a memorable experience, a little training and a spotless kitchen. Patti enjoys interacting with her clients and loves to share her passion of food, presentation and service.



Gourmet Food Brought To You

Whether you’re planning to host an intimate dinner party with your closest family and friends, or maybe a larger gathering to celebrate a birthday, engagement party, holiday, or special occasion — we’ve got you covered! Our Drop-Offs bring the most delicious and creative culinary concepts straight to you, no fuss involved.

Special Events


Only The Best

Let us help you to make your special event even more memorable.  We offer servers, bar tenders and have beautiful service ware to match your unique decorating style.  We serve from 2 to 400 people and we can do so in any sort of venue.

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Client Reviews

When You’re Happy, We’re Happy

Our satisfied clients keep us alive and prospering. La Casella is happy to be able to provide all of our clients with unparalleled services, and because of our efforts, they always come back for more. Read below to find out all the wonderful things our clients have to say about us. We are sure you will soon be convinced about working with our team as well.

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"We ordered pies from Chef Patti for our Easter Dinner and they were delicious. Our new go-to for all things scrumptious...thank you Chef Patti!"

Stacy Alzipar

"I wanted to thank you so much for catering our staff Christmas Party."  It was so wonderful.  Your staff was amazing and kind, the set up and breakdown was efficient and the food was delicious.  Highly Recommend!

Michelle / The Guest House Ocala

"I am addicted to La Casella's dressings, soups and salads.  I am looking forward to trying it all!  Treat yourself to something yummy."

Sherri Snare

Our Menus

La Casella Catering offers everything you’ll need to run your event smoothly. In addition to delivery, food prep, and running the event, La Casella Catering also has quite the menu selection. Here’s just a sample of some of the incredible food that we serve. We customize our menu to your taste and budget. Get in contact with us today to learn more.


Breakfast & Brunch

Did Someone Say Mimosas?

Assorted Quiche Buffet $15.50/Guest

Choice of Lorraine, Florentine or Vegetable Quiche - or, you can create your own!  Includes Freshly Cut Fruit, Flaky Croissants with Butter and Jam, Coffee and Juice 

Continental Breakfast $12.50/Guest

Freshly Cut Fruit, Assorted Danish, Fresh Croissants with Butter and Jam, Coffee and Juice

Full Breakfast Buffet $16.50/Guest

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Sausage, Freshly Cut Fruit, Assorted Danish, Croissants with Butter and Jam, Coffee and Juice

Add Ons

Mini Yogurt Parfaits $4/Guest

Assorted Danish $3/Guest

Sausage Gravy $4/Guest

Juice Bar and Berries for Mimosas $4/Guest

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Hors d'Oeuvres (All prices based on 2 pieces per guest)

On Their Own Or Before Your Meal

Displays - Prices Vary
Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board with Olives, Nuts, Dried Fruits and Crackers $6

Vegetable Crudités with Ranch, Spinach Dip, Hummus and Naan Bites $5

Tropical Fruit Display with Sweet Cream Cheese Dip $5

Roasted Antipasti Display $5

Wood Smoked Salmon Display with Cream Cheese, Capers, Fresh Dill and Crackers $6

Cold Selections - Prices Vary

Pickled Shrimp - Large Shrimp Marinated with Red Onion, Garlic, Fresh Dill and Fennel $6

Large Steamed Shrimp served with House Made Cocktail Sauce $6

Assorted Tea Sandwiches (Chicken Salad, Pimento, Cucumber, Egg and Tuna) $5

Bruschetta - Choice of Roma Tomato, Goat Cheese and Bacon with Honey and More $5

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze $5

Mango and Shrimp Salsa with Tortilla Chips $5

Seared Ahi Tuna with Seaweed Salad and Cucumber Wasabi Glaze $6

Deviled Eggs - Perfectly decorated and with the perfect amount of horseradish $5

Mini Chicken Salad Croissants $5

Mini Roasted Potatoes filled with Sour Cream and Chives $5

Mini Phyllo Triangles filled with Feta and Spinach $5

Bacon Wrapped Dates filled with Pecans and Feta $5

Smoked Salmon Canapés $6

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus $5

Mini Brie Phyllo Cups filled with Brie and Jam $5

House Made Cheese Straws $2

Hot Selections - Prices Vary

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce $6

Philly Steak or Chicken Egg Rolls $5

Mini Assorted Quiches $5

Mini Crab Cakes with House Creole Sauce $7

Bacon Wrapped Scallops $7

Chicken Empanadas with Zesty Dipping Sauce $6

Bourbon or Swedish Meatballs $6

Chicken Teriyaki Skewers $6

Pork, Chicken or Vegetable Pot Stickers $6

Spring Rolls $6

Dips and Spreads $5 Per Person

Everyone Asks for This Recipe Dip with Pita Chips

Spicy and Creamy Seafood Dip served with Ritz Crackers

Creamy Chicken Dip served with Ritz Crackers

Baked Brie with Honey, Thyme and Figs served with Crackers


Whole Beef Tenderloin Carved and Served with

House Made Horseradish and Dinner Rolls $275 (feeds 25 as an appetizer)Whole

Poached and Decorated Salmon Served with Lemon, Capers, Cream Cheese, Fresh Dill and Crackers $300

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Lunches and Dinners

Delivered, Served or Buffet Style

Your needs are unique and La Casella is here to provide you with whatever you need.  Each item on this menu can be served for lunch or dinner.  

All Lunches and Dinners come with the following:  Garden or Caeser Salad, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Entree, Two Sides, Cookies and Brownies and Iced Tea, Salad and Dessert upgrades are available.

Entree Choices

Chicken Picatta - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Chicken Marsala - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Parmesan Crusted Chicken - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Tuscan Chicken - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Chicken Florentine - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Beef Tenderloin - Lunch $20.50/Dinner $24.50

Beef Brisket - Lunch $17.50/Dinner $20.50

Bourbon Glazed Salmon - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Blackened Grouper with Mango Salsa - Lunch $21.50/Dinner $24.50

Marinated and Roasted Pork Tenderloin - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Eggplant Parmesan - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Prime Rib - Lunch $20.50/Dinner $24.50

Sides - Starches

Rice - Pilaf, Wild, Yellow or Jasmine with Vegetables

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar, Butter and Sour Cream

Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes

Pasta - Tossed with Garlic Butter, Alfredo or Marinara

Potato Au Gratin

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Sides - Vegetables

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Green Bean Almandine

Roasted Asparagus with Feta

Whole Roasted Carrots with Tarragon

Steamed Broccoli


Garden with Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion (Included)

Caesar Salad with House Croutons and Dressing (Included)

Greek Salad (+$2 Upgrade)

Caprese Salad (+$2 Upgrade)

Summer Salad with Mixed Greens, Strawberries, Blueberries, Feta and Sugared Walnuts (+$2)

Harvest Salad with Mixed Greens, Pears, Apples, Craisins, Feta and Sugared Walnuts (+$2)


Cookies and Brownies (included)

Mini Assorted Dessert Tray (+$2)

Cheesecake with Fresh Berries and Cream (+2)

Layered Chocolate Cake with Berries and Cream (+$2)

Banana Pudding (+2)

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Themed Buffets

An Easy Way to Satisfy All of Your Guests Needs

Pasta Buffet - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Includes choice of Garden or Caeser Salad (Signature Salads available with $2 Upcharge

Pasta, House Alfredo and Marinara Sauce, Meatballs and Roasted Chicken, Choice of Vegetable, Garlic Bread, Cookies and Brownies, Iced Tea (Upgrade on dessert available for $2)

Taco Bar - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Soft and Hard Taco Shells, Seasoned Ground Beef and Chicken, Black Beans and Yellow Rice, Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms and Peppers, Lettuce, Tomato, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole, Cookies and Brownies and Iced Tea

Barbeque Buffet - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Garden or Caeser Salad

Seasoned and Roasted Chicken, Pork or Beef (add a second protein for $3)

Baked Beans, Buttered Kernel Corn, Potato Salad, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Cookies and Brownies, Iced Tea

Sides can be replaced with any other sides listed above

Chicken Pot Pie Buffet  - Lunch $15.50/Dinner $18.50

Gluten Free, Vegetable and Beef Pot Pies Available Upon Request

Garden or Caeser Salad

Individual Pot Pies, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Cookies and Brownies, Iced Tea

Burger Buffet - Lunch $16.50/Dinner $19.50

Garden or Caeser Salad, Assorted Buns, Beef Burgers, Assorted Cheeses, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Condiments, Choice of Side, Cookies and Brownies, Iced Tea.  Black Bean Patties avaialble upon request

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Soup, Salad and Sandwiches

Perfect For Any Time of the Day

Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet $16.50

Our soups are the best!  Choose from Tomato Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice, Zuppa Toscana or Potato Cheddar

Assorted Sandwiches:  Turkey and Provolone, Ham and Cheddar, Chicken Salad Croissant, Vegetarian Wrap, Caprese on Ciabatta, Garden or Caesar Salad, Assorted Chips and Tea

Cold Salad Buffet $15.50 - You Pick 4

Garden or Caeser Salad

3 of the following choices:

Broccoli Salad, Pasta Salad, Chicken Salad, Chick Pea Salad, Quinoa Salad, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad

Served with Dinner Rolls and Butter, Cookies and Brownies and Tea

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La Casella News

Behind the Scene and In the Kitchen


It's All About These Two!

April 21, 2020

La Casella opened it's doors on April 1, 2019.  Chef Patti was ready to go out on her own.  It is not the easiest business to do so, but, it does give much more flexibility when trying to raise teenage daughters.  Ava & Grace both help out mom in and out of the kitchen, so, it is a family business now.

Woodlea Gardens and La Casella

April 21, 2020

Chef Patti had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Martha Jane Davis from Woodlea Gardens Catering.  Although Woodlea Gardens has changed to La Casella, we are still able to make your favorite recipes from Woodlea Gardens.  If you are wanting something from Martha Jane's menu, just ask and La Casella will provide.

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La Casella Catering and The Hilton Ocala Collaborate Post-Pandemic.

June 5, 2020

This month La Casella has temporarily moved in to the Hilton Ocala.  We are preparing food for the restaurant (breakfast and dinner), preparing all catering for the hotel and, we are still taking care of our own clients.
We are having a great time and are extremely grateful to be here.  Who knew it would be this much fun to run a restaurant!  Come in and grab a drink, an appetizer, dinner or breakfast.  Hours of Operation are 7-10 A.M. and 6-10:00 P.M.

La Casella Moves Back Home!

December 29, 2021

La Casella Catering has moved back into our original location at  2201 SW College Road.  Since we have been away, we have remodeled our space and we are looking forward to sharing it with you all.  Not only will we have our soups, chicken pot pies and other prepared meals we will also have a variety of "grab and go" speciality food items for you to purchase for yourself or as a gift.

Layered Blueberry Dessert
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Catering Services

What We Offer



La Casella Catering brings our expertise to your home, office, or event space, giving you the freedom to enjoy top-quality meals without effort. Our Drop-Offs are guaranteed to take your tastebuds on an epicurean journey that you will never forget. For a meal to remember, have us serve you or your guests the food you deserve to eat.


We know that life can get super busy and cooking for a family or a large group of guests is not exactly your top priority. That's why we’re happy to cater to all of your requests, and deliver a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that meets your personal taste. Our Weddings will leave you and your guests wanting more. Get in touch with us to learn more about our range of services today.


Whether you want us to feed one person or 1,000, we’ll serve memorable and delicious food.

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