About Personal Chef Services in Largo/Clearwater, Florida
Tampa Bay Personal Chef Service provides gourmet food services for busy professionals, couples, and families throughout the Tampa Bay area including: Clearwater and Largo, FL.
“Sparkling Clearwater” is a uniquely beautiful and vibrant waterfront community that is socially and economically diverse, that reinvests in itself, and is a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play.”
The quality of our experiences, spirit, and opportunities. A distinctive community, Clearwater combines the beauty of our tropical environment with festive activities and amenities. It is a safe and fun place that values cooperation, respect, and lifelong learning.
Clearwater Beach and Clearwater welcome our dynamic and diverse businesses. Tourism and technology are trademarks of our local and international investments, which add value – both to businesses and to residents. It is a place where all people can prosper.
Clearwater sparkles through its residents, the visitors and investors who become residents, and all who care about a healthy and safe community.
Clearwater, Florida is a progressive city that is committed to enhancing residents’ lives while preserving a heritage that is rich in culture and exquisite in the landscape. Here you’ll find everything you could expect from a tropical paradise – and much more.
Literally translated “Clear Water” from the native Indian “Pocotopaug”, the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore. Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s, it was not until the 1890s that Clearwater gained a reputation as a resort community.
For additional information, please visit the Clearwater Historical Society Web site.
Today, fun ‘n sun lovers still come from around the world, and although Clearwater is a great spot to get away, it’s an even better place to live. Our community is friendly and socially responsive, and our City government is economically active and environmentally conscious. The City provides citizens with the programs and resources they need, and the amenities they desire.
Clearwater is the county seat of Pinellas County and is located on the highest coastal bluff in Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Clearwater is over 108,000 residents (demographic profile)
Largo, Florida. The area now known as Pinellas County was first inhabited by the Timucua Indians, one of four tribes in Florida. The Timucuans cultivated cornfields, constructed substantial homes and were very involved in trading with the tribes of the north. When Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez landed on the Pinellas Peninsula in 1528, he met great resistance from the Timucuans, and he and his crew suffered the ravages of storms, hunger, and exposure which decimated the exploring party. Only four men found their way back to Spanish settlements in Mexico. Over the next 300 years, various parties of French and Spanish explorers attempted to settle the area, with little success. In fact, it wasn’t until 1823 that Count Odet Phillippe, a surgeon in Napoleon’s army, became the first permanent settler in Pinellas County.
A steady stream of settlers moved to the area throughout the 1800s, including such notable families as the Taylors, McMullens, Wilcoxes, and Belchers. It was in 1886, when the Orange Belt Railroad was coming through the area that residents came together to give their community a name. It seemed that the railroad would only build a station if the stop had a name. Some residents wished to name the town after the daughter of a prominent resident Gideon Blitch – Luluville. But ultimately they chose to name their town Largo, after the town’s large lake. (In an ironic twist, the lake which gave its name to Largo was completely drained by the Cross Bayou Drainage District 50 years later). Others argue that Largo gained its name from the city of Largo, Scotland, where several of the area’s settlers came from. Because of its central location and rich farmlands, Largo quickly became the center of the area’s citrus industry, earning the title “Citrus City.” Largo citrus was being shipped by the ton to eager customers in the North.
The town was officially incorporated in 1905, and in 1913 became the first town in Florida – and second in the nation – to adopt a town manager form of government. The town grew rapidly through the boom times of the 1920s, but was hit hard by a freeze in the latter part of the decade, and then by the Great Depression. Due to mounting debt, the City of Largo was contracted to its original 1905 boundaries and once again became the Town of Largo.
When World War II veterans returned home, they quickly discovered the joys of living on Florida’s Suncoast, previously only known to the local farmers and a few rich vacationers, brought to the area on the rail lines built by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant. The population boomed, growing from just 1,500 residents in 1950 to over 5300 ten years later. An unexpected freeze in 1962 dealt a serious blow to Largo’s agricultural industry, and as groves were sold off, developers were quick to move in to build homes for a growing population. By 1970, Largo’s population reached more than 22,000, and a new City of Progress was born.
Today, Largo is a community of more than 74,000 residents and continues to grow through annexation. Over the last 10 years, the City has developed such landmark projects as Largo Central Park, the Largo Cultural Center, and the new Largo Public Library. Downtown redevelopment is currently underway, as evidenced by the changes to West Bay Drive and the upcoming Clearwater-Largo Road Streetscaping project. From the days of its pioneer roots to today, Largo remains your City of Progress.
At Tampa Bay Chef we are always working to provide you with innovative services that make your life easier and more delicious, so come back often! If you are looking for a specific service that you don’t see listed, please let us know and we’ll be happy to work with you! Below are our services at a glance:
- Weekly Personal Chef Meal Packages
- Gourmet Dinner Parties and Catering in your Home
- Sushi Parties and Classes
- Interactive Cooking Classes for Adults
- Organic and Weight Loss Meal Plans
- Couples Cooking Classes
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about all the gourmet services that we offer. We have many satisfied clients and would be happy to provide our gourmet services to you!