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Colonial Heights Creative Caterers

Browse these creative caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Colonial Heights.

Mj Creations Sweets & Treats
4.3
from 34 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry W.
Verified review

Everything went perfect. Will never use another caterer again!!! EXCELLENT

Clifton's Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Phil C.
Verified review

We had a remarkable experience with Clifton's Catering as this was a short time schedule to make the projected date. Not only was the delivery on time, he arrived early to ensure a 110% on the mark experience. The catering was above and beyond what was expected as was the quality and quantity of his product. In fact most of the attendees had another meal and a sandwich from leftovers. I am proud to recommend Clifton's Catering for a wonderful catered experience. Down South friendly! Phil Childrey

Pamela's Party Pantry
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Annie B.
Verified review

Pamela is an outstanding party chef! She has done several dinner parties for me and everyone commented on her delicious and creative delectibes! Pamela's goal is to make her customers happy and she does so with great talent, creativity, the best of food products and her commitment. I recommend Pamela's Party Pantry without reservation. P.S. She also catered my God-daughter's baby shower and it was outstanding!! Annie

Farm to Fork
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tonia W.
Verified review

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.

Smithfield Station
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mary-Margaret W.
    Verified review

    The Smithfield Station catered the annual For The Kids gala for our school and did an exceptional job providing great service and the food was delicious! I knew that Randy, Cliff and the rest of the catering staff had the meal portion of the evening under control and that they would help us in making sure this was a top-notch event!

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Holly S.
    Verified review

    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!

    Cater To You Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gail L.
    Verified review

    The young men were very pleasant. They took the time to explain the ingredients in the food and most importantly, my guests enjoyed the food! They delivered on time and everything was set it up beautifully! Thank you! Gail Lockhart

    About

    With Callini Diore Event Planning you are guaranteed a professional, elegant and sophisticated event from beginning to end. We strive to inspire, uplift, create, and design by taking what's already beautiful and making it truly amazing. I enjoy creating something new every time I work with a new client. The creativity that we have is endless.

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    We do planning to fit the customers' budget and make their event come alive. We also provide you with mouthwatering dishes at an affordable price and superb customer service.

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    We are in the restaurant and catering business. We can have a 10,000-square-foot venue, or we can cater to your location. We specialize in Latin american foods with the ability to also prepare different foods outside the Latin-American realm.

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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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    Chef K is a published cookbook author who designs healthy menus for you, and she and her staff will prepare them and deliver right to your door. Check out Chef K's website or find her on Amazon. If you are in Williamsburg, VA, she appears at some Williamsburg Farmers Markets.

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    We cater to you and your needs and wants. We cook a variety of types of foods. ex. American, African, Italian, Asian. We love cooking for others and making people happy with our food

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    We provide full catering service for intimate get-togethers, business luncheons, special occasions and more. We specialize in blending unique spices to enhance your dining experience. We offer a range of cuisine catering to your needs. Raine's Kitchen is your kitchen.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    I cater to whatever occasion is needed. I have been working in the food service field for 30 or more years. I enjoy taking care of people.

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    At Karisma Catering, we provide catering with a personal touch of home. We cater to our customer's need with love and passion of old fashion cooking.

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    Tee and Yoyo's Catering is a great in town catering company that offers quality in all types of foods and in all cultures. We do great exquisite desserts as well!

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    I am a graduate of The VA College Culinary School and for the past 5 years, I have worked in some of the Richmond's finest restaurants. I decided that this was not very fulfilling so I have branched out on my own. I do catering for a party or for your personal meals. I can also provide bartending services and some pastries and desserts. I welcome the opportunity to show off my skills and love of the culinary art.

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    I, Jannay, am a personal chef/caterer/baker who believes in the quality of food and elegance. I will make any event a night to remember. My business offers customers to live in luxury even if it's just for one night, giving you all the joys of life through food.

    • 6 years in business
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    We provide any type of catering to accommodate your needs for any occasion, from weddings to birthday parties, graduations or any occasion. This includes buffet-style or individualized dinners. We also do individualized dinners in your home. We want all our clients to be pleased. You can call on us for any occasion whether you need services for five or several hundred. Please call to book your event today.

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    I specialize in fresh, scratch, made with love cooking, and baking. I only use the best local produce and free range meats. I am health-conscious and I am skilled in vegetarian and healthy meal options. Fusion cooking is my passion.

    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.
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