About PIER 22 Catering

The award-winning PIER 22 Catering team, directed by chef Greg Campbell (Best Chefs America 2013), applies imaginative culinary artistry coupled with an unforgettable waterfront atmosphere to help you celebrate the important moments. We're real Bradenton foodies, preparing meals from scratch and using fresh local ingredients, but our passion doesn't stop at your plate. Our event planners and hospitality team take style and service seriously; cater your next onsite or offsite event with PIER 22 and experience the standard in quality event-planning!

History

If These Walls Could Talk

Imagine setting the scene for your next celebration with a backdrop ripped straight from the volumes of history. Renowned for its waterfront vistas, magical sunset views, outstanding ambiance and scratch kitchen, PIER 22 is most notably recognized as an award-winning waterfront restaurant, catering company and historic venue for weddings, bridal party weekends, social events and corporate functions.

Maintaining a connection to the past keeps the spirit of Old-Florida alive allowing us to carry on our legacy for future generations to enjoy. Our story begins over a century ago when Bradenton's relationship with the maritime industry significantly helped shape the way the area looks today; when steamboats and ferries frequently tied their lines to what was then Corwin Dock (1878) and now known as the Memorial Pier. Initially constructed at the end of the Florida land boom, the pier building took form in 1928. The structure reflects the fashionable mode of construction for that time described as Mediterranean revival style, which is inspired by French, Spanish, and Italian waterfront villas. Upon renovation in 1974, dominant architectural design elements including much of the building's stucco exterior, its arched entryways, terracotta roof tiles, decorative ledges, as well as its upper-level tower were kept in place. 

The pier building has been in active use for decades. It once operated as a warehouse for cargo from ships in and out of Tampa Bay. Portions of the building also housed the chamber of commerce and the South Florida Museum. The upper levels once welcomed soldiers on respite during WWII, and the grand ballroom flourished as a social lounge throughout the '30s and '40s. The pier even once housed a radio station.

The story is far from over! Today, a new legacy is booming, and the focus is on you. Curating only the best possible guest experiences is at the center of everything we do. Schedule a meeting with one of our special events team members to learn more!

Our Chef

Meet Who Makes it Happen

Greg Campbell

Greg Campbell

EXECUTIVE CHEF & GENERAL MANAGER

Chef Greg learned the art of cooking at the hands of his French grandmother, Simone Hubert. Together, in her kitchen in Rhode Island, they made delectable creations always prepared with love and often using bacon. A short time later, when Greg was just a teenager, he started working in a fine-dining Italian restaurant in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. While there, Greg quickly learned the tools needed to become an experienced line cook. Before graduating high school, he had earned a leadership role at the restaurant.

Throughout young adulthood, Greg continued to improve his culinary skills and expertise in restaurant operations. In 1998, Greg became a partner in a small restaurant group and opened his first restaurant in Jacksonville, FL. The restaurant quickly became a training ground for internal management training and culinary development. The Jacksonville restaurant also received an award in Nation's Restaurant News for Hot New Concept.

In late 2006, Greg was approached by PIER 22 owner, Hugh Miller, to help assist with the advancement of the waterfront dining experience. Greg accepted the dual roles of Executive Chef and General Manager. He continues his commitment to supporting and investing in the people that come together each and every day to help make PIER 22 a wonderful place to work, dine and unwind. In 2013, Chef Greg Campbell was honored as one of the country's top culinary talents in Best Chefs America.

Memberships
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Sarasota-Manatee Originals
Kiwanis International Manatee Chamber of Commerce
National Restaurant Association

Contributing writer Bradenton Herald
Contributing writer Living on the Suncoast