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About Us

Savory Roots Catering believes in fresh, local and flavorful ingredients. Our dishes will ignite your taste buds and reinvigorate your palate. Located in Dade City, Florida, we pride ourselves in enriching the food needs of our community. We serve the greater Tampa Bay area including Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills and New Tampa. We offer an array of services from weddings to corporate to special events. No event is too big or too small. Our services include rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, plated, buffet style, stations, cake cutting, breakfast, bar services, event management and much more! 

Our History

In 2008, The Garden Café opened in historic downtown Dade City. After serving the community for over 10 years and launching the restaurant at the ripe age of 26, owner Melanie Armstrong experienced much success through brunches, lunches, dinners special events and jazz nights. The Garden Café has now transformed into Savory Roots Catering and The Crooked Root, seedlings of the Garden Café.   

Together with her husband, Sam Armstrong, the family-owned business has grown, and customer needs have expanded. This allowed them to explore new opportunities and adapt to the growing community. The vision of the Garden Cafe is embarking on a new chapter. In May of 2018, The Garden Cafe closed and will re-open as The Crooked Root, a beer and wine bar and gourmet market. The catering side of the business will expand to a full -service event management group.