What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Its always best to personally talk to them about their tastes and needs, then determine what the best menu and service is for the budget they have.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Lori Verity is a classically trained Chef with certification from Johnson and Wales University and a Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University. As a military brat, she has lived in many different regions of the country before settling in Virginia Beach. She traveled abroad and did her culinary training in Europe and trained at Walt Disney World Resort. She has served in the positions of: Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Service Manager, Catering Manager, Bar Operations Manager.
Kelly McMoran is a Chef by trade. She was born and raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, so she knows what locals want and like. She worked tirelessly for many years to rise to the top of her field. Her culinary experience has earned her the titles of: Executive Chef, General Manager, Owner/ Operator of Blue Bayou Café, Food Service Director, and Operations Manager.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
*Tips for Pricing- Many people ask why we don't have pricing on our website. Everyone has different needs and tastes. We custom build each menu and event. We ask our clients to imagine entertaining their guests at a local restaurant, and how much it would be per person, then add drinks, dessert, and service (onsite, offsite or delivered). Our prices are competitive and reasonable for the highest quality of food and service you will receive.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Five years ago, we started Yummy Goodness Catering Company. We started very small with only a few events and have been growing steadily ever since. We had to expand our kitchen twice in 2015, to accommodate the volume of food and events we are doing. We have built ourselves into a premier caterer with a great reputation in the community.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work with a large variety of corporate clients and the general public, catering for all occasions.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Two day grand opening event for Towne Bank in Ghent, always a lot of moving parts!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do your homework!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Budget, services required, rentals, menu