MIAMI (CBSMiami) – From the decorations to the food, Publix is now offering full-service catering in hopes of making party-throwing, just like shopping, a pleasure.

The Lakeland-based grocery giant launched Publix Aprons Event Planning Catering in South Florida in December which features an event planning staff that will help shoppers plan for up-coming parties, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The prices, like many catering services, will vary depending on the number of guests. As reported in the paper, if desired by the customer, a chef can actually prepare the food at the party.

“I think within the grocery arena we are at the forefront. I’m not familiar with local competitors who offer this service,” said Kimberly Reynolds, a Publix spokeswoman, to the Sun Sentinel. “We are providing a service to customers from a grocery store they’ve come to trust.”

The Sun Sentinel contributed to this report.


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