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What's Happening on the Water

The Grateful Palate's reputation stretches across South Florida; but there's more to us than exceptional catering and events services. From insider tips to special events and more, read on to learn how to get the most out of Fort Lauderdale's favorite waterfront event center.

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    January 22

    Hosting an Elegant Holiday Party in Fort Lauderdale - The Grateful Palate

    Planning Your Corporate Holiday Party

    Celebrate the season in style at The Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale's premier waterfront venue for elegant corporate holiday parties. Unforgettable views, impeccable catering, and a touch of sophistication await. Book your celebration now!

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    October 01

    No-Hassle Thanksgiving Togo Dinners - Grateful Palate

    Thanksgiving 2023 in Fort Lauderdale Make Thanksgiving Easy with togo dinner

    Indulge in stress-free Thanksgiving joy with Grateful Palate's No-Hassle Togo Dinners. Order now for a professionally prepared feast at your fingertips!

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    September 01

    Holiday Catering at The Grateful Palate in Fort Lauderdale.

    Cater Your Large Family Christmas Party or Office Party from Our Waterfront Fort Lauderdale Restaurant

    Celebrate joyfully! Elevate your holidays with exquisite catering from The Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale's waterfront gem.

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    August 01

    Let Us Bring the Party to You

    Planning a memorable event can be both exciting and daunting, but with Grateful Palate Catering and events in Ft. Lauderdale, you can relax and truly enjoy the festivities.

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    July 01

    Elevate Your Corporate Events

    Looking to elevate your corporate event to new heights? Now is the perfect time to book an off-site gathering at the Grateful Palate in stunning Ft. Lauderdale.

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    June 01

    The Strolling Supper Delights

    Let The Grateful Palate plan a one-of-a-kind event for you at their venue or yours. Want to take traditional dining to new heights? Consider a strolling supper.

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  • Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Wedding Venue
    May 01

    Have Your Summer Wedding at The Grateful Palate

    Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Wedding Venue

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    April 01

    Catering for Kids Birthday Party in Fort Lauderdale - The Grateful Palate

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    March 01

    Private Baby Shower Venue in Ft. Lauderdale

    Private Event Venue, Perfect for Your Baby Shower Party!

    Whether you're looking for a private event venue or a private event restaurant, Grateful Palate has you covered for your baby shower party in Fort Lauderdale.

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  • Woman holding a red slushy
    January 13

    Food & Drink Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2023!


    It’s about to become totally acceptable to order a slushie from your favorite bar or eatery: searches for slushies are up 76%. If you want to be ahead of the curve, go for a frozen limonada or glass of frosé the next time you’re out. Even Cat Cora shared a recipe for a White Claw slushie (using a lime, frozen mangos, a White Claw and ice).

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  • cookies with blue decoration of david's stars
    November 30

    Host The Most Amazing DIY Chanukah Cookie Party (No Baking Required!)

    Chanukah is in the air, and we can feel it! This DIY cookie party is a fun way to get into the Chanukah spirit at home.

    We’ve partnered with Elegant Kosher Catering, and proudly offer a full Glatt Kosher menu, carefully crafted under the supervision of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board. Be assured of a delicious customized menu and presentation. Reach out to us here.

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    October 25

    Craving a relaxed SoFlo Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered.

    A beautiful Thanksgiving feast rings in the holiday season, but can also create some real seasonal stress. Leave it to our culinary chefs to make your celebration less messy and more merry.
    Place your order before Tuesday, November 23 to guarantee your delicious dinner to go!

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    September 26

    Fun at FLIBS 2022! Why You Should Go-

    The Big Show is back! Fort Lauderdale is gearing up to welcome the 63rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). From October 26 - 30, the waterways will play host to the marine world’s best, with billions of dollars worth of superyachts, boats, marine accessories, electronics, and more.

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  • ft lauderdale birds eye view
    August 25

    Fort Lauderdale’s Main Street USA

    Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway, aka our back porch, functions as Fort Lauderdale's main artery; it's simply impossible to miss. The entire Intracoastal Waterway, with its natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays and man-made canals, runs 3000 miles along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, allowing marine traffic to avoid the hazards of the open ocean.

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  • dining table set on the beach
    July 25

    The Case For A Summer Brunch Wedding

    A morning ceremony is really kind of sublime. Wake up, get dressed, get married, and spend the rest of the day celebrating with your new spouse and guests!
    Instead of filling the day with prep, anticipation (apprehension?) and last-minute details, it’s all about love, food, and fun!

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    June 28

    Birthday Parties with an Old Florida Feel

    Planning a birthday party, especially for a milestone year, can feel overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be- we can help you create the south Florida celebration everyone will rave about for years to come!

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  • dad hugging kids
    May 31

    Fathers Day Reunion

    It’s time to convince dad to keep the barbeque turned off this Father’s Day. We all know how much dads love to cook, but it’s time to rally the family and return the favor with the help of Grateful Palate.

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    April 22

    All About Mom

    Every year we think of ways we can one-up the year prior in regards to spoiling our moms for Mother’s Day. This year, we want everyone to be able to sit back, relax, and indulge. While you and the family do the planning, we’ll make sure to provide the best private catered Mother’s Day Brunch for all.

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    March 31

    At-Home Easter Brunch

    After big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, you might be exhausted from hosting by the time the next big event comes around. This Easter, celebrate love and togetherness; let us come to your South Florida home with an array of brunch favorites that will leave the family feeling happy and whole. Regardless of the holiday, a catered Sunday brunch is almost necessary during a hard-working season and it’s time to treat yourself.

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  • bride and groom sitting on wooden ledge over lake
    February 28

    Spring Into Love

    What better way than to say “I Do” than during a time where flowers are blooming and the warmth of spring melts the winter woes away. It’s no secret that Ft. Lauderdale is the place to be when the warm weather starts to roll back around. Gather your closest family and friends for a wedding on the water everyone will remember!

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  • Three girlfriends holding hearts in cafe
    January 28

    Grateful for Galentine’s Day

    Every February, we collectively come together and spoil our loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Ladies, if you’re in one of the Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties, it’s time to shine a light on platonic love; the love we have for our best friends. Switch things up this year and plan the Galentine’s Day of your dreams thanks to the crew at Grateful Palate Catering & Events. Gather your closest group of gals and pour out the appreciation and champagne to celebrate friendship!

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  • friends celebrating with champaign and sparkles
    December 22

    Resolutions on the Water

    Leave all your troubles and anxieties behind in 2021. Start the new year right foot forward; positive and ready to restart. We’re your home for the best New Year's resolution party for you and your loved ones to come together and reflect and recharge.

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    November 23

    Rockin’ Around The Palm Tree

    In charge of your company’s holiday party? It’s that time of year to finish up your tasks, make your resolutions, and party with your co-workers; after all, you just spent the whole year working together! Here in Ft. Lauderdale, a gathering on the water is a party just waiting to be thrown.

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  • kid with Im thankful sign
    October 14

    Thankful for The Team

    When Thanksgiving comes around, the chef in the home knows it’s an all-day activity of prepping, baking, and cleaning. Although it is very rewarding, what’s supposed to be a day of reflection, suddenly becomes a day of stress. Our team wants to help change that for you. 

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  • Halloween Catering
    September 08

    Halloween Parties Made Easy

    It’s never too early to plan ahead; not least of all for Halloween. So let’s make plans together to ensure your “ghastly” gala guests are the best fed in Florida.

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  • birthday dinner on patio
    August 16

    Bring In Your Birthday with a Bang

    It’s time to start sending invites to a birthday you’ll never forget. Whether it’s you and your closest loved ones, or the big family group of 50 is overdue for a reunion, we want to host your celebration.

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  • Fourth of July Catering Fort Lauderdale
    June 09

    Cater Your 4th of July Cookout

    There’s nothing quite like hosting a Fourth of July cookout. Friends and family all gather around to laugh and share stories, cold beer is flowing, and hamburgers are rolling right off the grill. The thing is, you have one grill, 30 guests, and only so much patience. This Fourth of July, relax and let Grateful Palate Catering & Events take care of the work while you kick back and enjoy all the festivities.

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    April 29

    Enjoy Time Together This Memorial Day Weekend

    Often seen as the beginning of summer, this Memorial Day—May, 31—doesn’t just simply mark a new season. Instead, it’s a reminder to honor those who have sacrificed everything for our country.

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    March 31

    Easter Brunch at Shooter’s Waterfront

    Get ready for a special Easter brunch at neighboring Shooter’s Waterfront this Sunday, April 4th, from 10 am to 7 pm. This extravagant brunch event will include a special menu of Shooter’s favorites and specialties. Plus, the kids can look forward to a special appearance of the Easter Bunny himself!

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    February 18

    Get Lucky With Grateful Palate

    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! With the help of Grateful Palate, plan the perfect catering for this exciting holiday, known for drinking, eating, and celebrating in the United States and beyond.

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    January 27

    A Valentine’s Day Wedding to Remember

    Did you know Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to tie the knot? If you’ve always dreamed of marrying your sweetheart during one of the most romantic months of the year, start planning ahead now with the help of Grateful Palate!

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    December 14

    Ring In 2021 With Us

    Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with a special New Year’s Eve dinner event at Shooters Waterfront! Order a drink, have a seat by the Intracoastal, and get ready to welcome the new year in spectacular style with prix-fixe perfection and an exciting array of extras.

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    November 09

    Your Thanksgiving Catering Made Simple

    At Grateful Palate, we offer an outstanding catering service. It’s truly our bread and butter. That’s why for this year’s Thanksgiving season, we are offering a show-stopping take-home menu of traditional Thanksgiving fare, complete with enough food to serve between six and eight loved ones at your table.

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    September 24

    A Wedding To Remember with Grateful Palate

    Our mission is to offer venues and catering services that make the most special day in your life the most memorable one to everyone else. Within our beautifully redesigned venue offering 360-degree views of the Intracoastal Waterfront, recently engaged couples and postponed wedding parties can count on us for the ultimate event.

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    August 04

    A First Look at Las Olas

    Not far from our picturesque venue space is one of the most famous Fort Lauderdale attractions: Las Olas Boulevard. What was once a simple dirt road connecting undeveloped swampland to the beach has grown into a lively destination of dining, shopping, nightlife, and more.

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    July 14

    A Brief Background of the Intracoastal Waterway

    With its location along the Intracoastal, Grateful Palate’s state-of-the-art event space features spectacular waterfront views. The 3,000-mile waterway is an important feature of Florida’s coastal landscape and the country at large. So, what are the origins of the Intracoastal Waterway?

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    June 19

    A 4th of July Cookout in the Fresh Florida Air

    There’s nothing quite like a summer evening BBQ here in South Florida. The special charm of clinking cold beers under the sweet smell of mango trees and watching the sunset behind lush palms is a special perk to living in Fort Lauderdale. Although your celebration might look a bit different this year, why not plan the perfect catered backyard cookout for you and your family this 4th of July?

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    June 09

    Cater Your At-Home Celebration

    At the moment, it’s obviously not recommended to hold any sort of large-scale event with an extensive list of guests. Nonetheless, milestones don’t wait for anyone. With at-home catering from Grateful Palate, grab your family members and have a private party just for you.

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  • easter catering fort lauderdale
    March 02

    This Easter, Leave the Cooking to Us

    Setting up an egg hunt can be a lot of hard rock. With so many kids coming, you’ll need to make sure you have enough eggs and enough places to hide them. Painting the eggs is going to be an entire afternoon, at best, and you need to run out and get Easter prizes too. While you’re busy creating memories they’ll never forget, leave the cooking to us and worry about one less thing on this special day.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Catering
    February 04

    Your Own Personal Irish Luck

    It’s almost that time of the year when we all whip out any green pieces of clothing stuffed in the back of our closets. That’s alright though because green clothing means scrumptious Irish food and an excuse to party. Grateful Palate wants you to celebrate Irish culture in style and find your luck of the Irish with a unique, specially crafted Irish feast.

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    January 06

    Celebrate Your Big Day the Right Way

    If your new year is bringing big changes and a wedding, you have a lot of think about. On this big day, you’ll have enough on your plate, so let Grateful Palate wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale take care of the prep work.

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    December 02

    Holiday Feasts Done Right

    December is a month of togetherness and nothing brings people together better than delicious food. This holiday season put away the Santa apron and let Grateful Palate take care of the heavy lifting. Our professional catering staff is dedicated to providing you and your family with that warm feeling that can only come from home-cooked favorites.

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    November 04

    Have A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Feast

    If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving this year, you have several options for dazzling the entire family. Option one is to begin the prep 24 hours in advance. You will need to set up a brine for the turkey and prep the many side dishes so that on Thanksgiving day, you can play Tetris with your oven as you heat each one to be ready and hot just as everyone is ready to eat. 

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  • Special Events in Fort Lauderdale
    September 02

    Special Events Done Right

    Special events in your life deserve to be properly celebrated. At Grateful Palate, we believe that you should always get to celebrate the way you want and no event is too small for world-class attention to detail. If you have a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, or other special events that you want to celebrate, look no further.

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  • event venue interior decor in Fort Lauderdale
    August 05

    Remarkable Renovations

    For most, June marks the beginning of summer and the transfer over to a beach and sunshine state of mind. Here at Grateful Palate, this past June also brought new beginnings and a brand new look. We wanted our aesthetics to match the diversity and freedom from the norm that our dishes bring, so we chose birds and nature as the central themes to help us achieve this ambiance.

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  • A corporate event in Fort Lauderdale
    July 01

    One Stop Shop for Corporate Events

    A delicious meal paired with the right atmosphere will make any corporate event memorable. However, here at Grateful Palate, memorable is just the start. Our venue amenities are designed to ensure a productive day on top of the happy team.

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  • Fort Lauderdale Easter Catering
    April 01

    Easter Joy Brought to Your Front Door

    Easter may be a joyous occasion that brings together family and friends but it can also get quite hectic. With Easter egg hunts, candy galore and all-day events, it can be hard to find the time to prepare a feast-worthy meal or gather the troupe to all go out. This Easter, let Grateful Palate Catering & Events worry about the gourmet preparation so you can focus on what really matters: family!

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  • new years party in Fort Lauderdale
    December 03

    Ring in the New Year Here!

    What better way to welcome 2019 than with your very own celebration, hosted at our dazzling new facilities? With sweeping views of the Intercoastal Waterway and indoor/outdoor seating, it’s the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable New Years Party. 

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