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Healthy Diet

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

A Sample of Our Offerings

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.

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Breakfast & Brunch

Did Someone Say Mimosas?

Whether you are looking for Shrimp & Grits or a simple breakfast such as Quiche, Fruit and a Croissant, La Casella will be there.  Breakfasts include coffee and juice and the menu can be built around your own individual needs.

Hors d'Oeuvres

On Their Own Or Before Your Meal

Shrimp and Mango Ceviche, Smoked Salmon, Lemon Thyme Chicken with Greek Yogurt Dipping just name a few.  Our Hors d'Oeuvres and Small Plates are a great way to start off a dinner, or, they can easily become the Main Course.  The options are limitless and we will help you make the best choices for your special event.

Lunches and Dinners

Delivered, Served or Buffet Style

Your needs are unique and La Casella is here to provide you with whatever you need.  If you just want lunch for your office, we can deliver that to you.  If you are looking for a formal evening, we can do that too.  Some of our most popular Mains are Herb Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Piccatta, Bourbon Glazed Salmon and so much more.  Lunches and Dinners come with many sides and salads to choose from.

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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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