About Us

La Hacienda Catering

La Hacienda Catering has serviced The Villages, Florida’s fastest growing retirement community, since its inception in 1993. The company has been an essential part of The Villages Food and Beverage Department providing high quality cateringfor group events from 50 to 1000’s. We have the ability to serve up to 2500 people at one time.

We have serviced events like:
The Phillips Golf Tournament, one of the largest golf tournaments in Florida with over 1000 golfers
Concessions and catering for the nationally televised Gridiron Football Classic with over 15,000 attendees
Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s inaugural event.
President George W. Bush’s campaign visit to The Villages with over 23,000 attendees
Fund-raising dinner events like: the Villages Cattle Barons Ball; Lake County Boys and Girls Club; and Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Annual event.
Christmas Season parties serving over 20,000 dinners in 3 weeks.

Owned and operated by Edward F. Poplaski
Director of Villages Catering since 1997 when I was hired to manage the La Hacienda Catering business for the Morse family.
Took over ownership in 2005
Over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation.
Food and Beverage Executive classification with the American Hotel and Motel Association.

Our Commitment to Quality
Our kitchens are managed by a Certified Chef
All of our employees including managers, service staffand bartenders are Food Safety certified.
Our ongoing Health Inspection reports receive high marks.
All tables are always beautifully set with linen clothes and napkins, silverware and china, no paper or plastic.
Service from beginning to end …. every event has a dedicated supervisor available for assistance day or night. Our Service staff works the event right up until the last guest leaves.

Our Vision for the Future
We are dedicated to providing the best catering services to Florida’s Friendliest Hometown!
We are also committed to grow with the needs and desires of The Villages community.
We pride ourselves on understanding what our guests want and then exceeding their expectations.
The La Hacienda Catering team is continually training and prides itself on a management team with over 100 years of food and beverage service.

Our offices are located in the La Hacienda Recreation Center on A venida CeIitral in The Villages. We have multiple phone lines, and are computerized with internet access.

In closing, as the owner of La Hacienda Catering, I am truly dedicated to providing an exceptional value in the best quality food and catering service for The Villages residents and staff. La Hacienda Catering wants to grow with The Villages and be known as “Florida’s Best Caterer!”