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Colonial Heights Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Colonial Heights.

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Fodrey Catering Concepts
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corinne C.
Verified review

Jamie catered our wedding reception in the end of summer. She was extremely good at communicating, answering any and all questions that I had, and always responded very quickly. She went above and beyond in the setup of the food and drink station and the upkeep of the reception from start to finish. Any request I had she took care of immediately and had suggestions on placing and pairing of foods. I could not have asked for a better caterer. Of all the weddings I have been to and part of, this was the smoothest experience in regards to catering. The food was out of this world, I still have my guests complimenting it. If I could give more stars I would!!! She's the best!!

Mj Creations Sweets & Treats
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
LaTarcha R.
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Ms Marie was very prompt when catering our service and was very pleasant. The food was great especially the pound cake. The office enjoyed the overall food spread!

  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. C.
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You can not go wrong with Class Act. My husband and I hired them for the Thanksgiving Holiday and it was the best decision we could have made. I was amazed from the professionalism to the taste of the food to the price of the service. Class Act is exactly that...a Class Act! I will go to them for ALL of my catering needs.

Clifton's Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald E.
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Cliff is the best and I would recommend him to anyone who needs catering done. His food is great and he provides servers if necessary and they're very professional.

Southern Smokin' BBQ
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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We used Southern Smokin' BBQ for our wedding catering. The food was absolutely amazing! We received so many complements from friends and family! The best part was how affordable it was and how accommodating Mary was! Highly recommend!

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
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I had Thyme Catering host a corporate breakfast with a healthy food theme. The spread was spectacular and the food was fantastic. Jennifer was prompt, professional and very responsive in our correspondence. I will absolutely use Thyme Catering in the future.

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shana S.
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Pamela is a wonderful chef! She joined us to cook a special dinner at home for two families, and we ended up with a very high quality and extremely well executed meal with fresh summer ingredients, subtle and interesting flavors and special catering to each person's needs (yes, one person required well, well, well done tenderloin and Pamela made it happen without completely drying out the meat). In addition, to being a great chef, Pamela was a really nice person. She allowed one of our children to help with the cooking, and she was a great teacher. This was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend Pamela for both her cooking and baking skills.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bethlehem A.
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Had a great experience working with Autumn's catering for my wedding. Food was very tasty and they were very attentive to us during our wedding. Bar was also very good. Would recommend!

Farm to Fork
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tonia W.
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The International Events team arrived on time and systematically unpacked and setup a beautiful buffet. The food was fresh and delicious. The team was courteous and fast. They truly gave us service with a smile. We will be using International Events again.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Holly S.
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HIghly recommend!! I called from Nashville, TN to see if they could do a catering order for a funeral/visitation service at Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond. My worker (and daughter of the deceased) said the food and service were wonderful!

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I am a clean self starter cook. l can create whatever your taste desire. l am willing to go beyond the call of duty. My best desserts are homemade Key lime pie, crab cake, etc.

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We love food. We see feeding people as a way to provide education about nutrition and make food fun. The attention to detail shows our appreciation for life. The Customer service is a reflection of how much we want you to enjoy. our food. You get all the flavor that you want yet, the food is light and healthily at the same time.

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We do full-service catering, corporate catering, wedding and event box lunches, lunch and learn meetings, parties and celebrations! We have locally sourced food and spirits! We are fun!

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Thank you for your interest in Croaker's Spot Catering. Our mission is to restore your taste buds and to bring flavors, you know and love, directly to you. As a newly reformed business in the Richmond area, Croaker's s Spot Catering offers fresh and delicious meals for any special occasion. Croaker's Spot Catering is a full-service catering company. We will not only help you plan your next menu, we'll help you plan your next event too. With our staff of event planners, Croaker's Spot Catering is the epitome of quality and no event is too big or small for our unique style. Ask us about the many custom menu packages we can provide for your event. All events feature full-linen service, china service, uniformed service staff and event management. Croaker's Spot Catering is proud to offer our services to private home parties, at your place of business, company picnics, or any of the area's premiere facilities. Specialty equipment rentals, custom linen, sound systems, tents, ice sculptures, floral and valet parking are just a few of the services Croaker's Spot Catering can provide for your event.

  • 8 years in business
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I can cater big events such as large wedding and dinners, to small intimate afairs. Also in addition to being able to cook savory dishes of Amy cuisine I am able to make pastrys of any kind, homemade pies. Cookies, and cakes including wedding cakes

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We are a personal catering business in the Newport News area. We provide services for weddings, birthday parties, church events, housewarmings and more! We are budget friendly and will work with you.

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King's Korner Catering has been catering to the Richmond, Virginia area since 1982. We have obtained valuable experience that you may not find with other catering services. We have catered to the famous, celebrated, and distinguished throughout.

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I specialize in vegetarian, vegan, and traditional cuisines. I cater for corporate events and weddings. Full-service breakfasts, boxed lunches and party trays are also available.

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A completely-from-scratch caterer, we offer menus that are limitless and are designed for every individual customer and their needs.

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We are a service that provides catering and baking to our customers. You may choose us if you want us to bake you a cake or completely serve a full-course meal.

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I've always had a passion for cooking and hosting! I've been catering for 10 years and cooking for 25 years. I have great people skills, great communication skills, courteous, polite and demeanor. My number one goal is to satisfy you and your guest! I have a wonderful team to assist me to meet all of your needs!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

Actual Requests

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Need Caterer for a Small Wedding Reception on August 11, 2013

Woodbridge, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is for a small wedding reception in a home
  • $1497.5
    Average price

Need a Caterer on 21st September 2013

Richmond, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American, Mexican / Latin
  • Head count
  • Details
    No Nuts
  • $12.5
    Average price

Need Caterer

Manassas, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Details
    Kids party
  • $600
    Average price
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