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Fredericksburg Caterers

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joye F.
Verified review

Chef Kevin was great to work with on a drop off catering request. The food was absolutely delicious, the quantity was generous and the price reasonable. And he was so pleasant; it's always to wonderful to work with someone who clearly loves what they do.

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
Verified review

Top of the City Catering offers incredible food paired with first class service. Maribel, the owner and her most professional staff did an amazing job at a military retirement party where the guests are still raving about the food and service. She is our go to caterer for all our events going forward. St. Jane de Chantal in Bethesda would give her six stars if we could.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Chef Jackie. She is a delightful person, who also did a lovely job cooking, serving, and cleaning up for a small (4 people) dinner party. She arrived late, but did call to let us know, and she was ready when the guest of honor and her partner arrived. The presentation was nice, and the food was good. Her chocolate mousse was outstanding! She also did a great job of cleaning up. This is not a knock, but she doesn't stand on ceremony, so if you are looking for very formal service, this isn't it (which fit my style just fine). I definitely recommend her for catering a party, and expect she would be a wonderful teacher for a cooking class.

Catering Reserved
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Nura A.
Verified review

It was a great experience working with Dianna. She was so responsive and attentive. She worked with us and was able to provide all our catering needs. The food was absolutely delicious. The servers were very helpful and aware of everything we needed. We will be sure to request Catering Reserved service once again!

Sweet Bazil, LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
LaToria B.
Verified review

I’m going to start with OMG!!!! The food was DELICIOUS!!! EVERYBODY wanted to know the name of the catering company and how did I find SWEET BASIL. There were a few people who said they don’t like bread pudding BUT when they heard other people saying how good the bread pudding was they decided to try it. Would you believe one of them went back for a second serving (but she doesn’t like bread pudding, LOL!!!). The breading pudding melt in your mouth. EVERYTHING was delicious. The President of the company is retiring and moving back to Louisiana, that’s why I choose to the Louisiana style food. He was impressed as well, he said the food was delicious. I will definitely use your company again and I will tell anybody that’s looking for a catering company to use SWEET BASIL.

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill J.
Verified review

Richard did a fabulous job food was fabulous. Party was a great success. I would highly recommend Clever Catering and use them again.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita M.
Verified review

Esther was fantastic. She helped us craft a menu that fed everyone while staying within our budget. Every body loved the food. Highly recommend them.

  • 12 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Ishraq A.
Verified review

Shovana is a great person to work with and very professional and friendly. I would recommend her for anyone who is looking to plan a great wedding yet keeping to a budget limit. :)

Chef Scott Sunshine
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Hideya B.
Verified review

Scott is fantastic and continually goes above and beyond. We planned our 25 person wedding weekend entirely from out of town, and couldn't have done it without Scott. From our first emails and Skype conversations, Scott made us feel heard and cared for -- something we definitely did not feel from the other four chefs we met with. He provided clear menu options and helped tailor the perfect selections, including accommodating our halal and vegetarian guests. Months later, our guests are still raving about the meal Scott prepared and entire experience he delivered. Beyond catering the evening, Scott and his team helped us evaluate the venue, find and acquire the linens & place settings, pick out & deliver flowers, and purchase food for the rest of the weekend. We highly recommend Scott as both a chef and as a trusted advisor with a big heart.

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

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nari B.
Verified review

I used Healthy Catering Co. to host a dinner party for 8 guests after a recommendation from my coworker. I loved loved loved the variety as far as vegetarian dishes. It was a breeze to call in advance and schedule my dinner party. Nasrin was very attentive and helpful about explaining the various foods. My only wish is that I had a big enough stomach to enjoy all the delicious dishes.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye T.
Verified review

Creative Visions Cuisine--the best ever. My guests are still talking about Sandra and her team--the food was great and very elegant, the team were wonderful to work with, and the guests felt royal. The best caterer ever....

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Chef Nikki S. Mullings
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kiana H.
Verified review

I’ve known Nikki for a couple years now and her food has been fantastic. She’s actually catering my wedding and I can’t wait.

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Uncle Fred's BBQ Smoke Shack
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ramonia C.
Verified review

THEY DID A GREAT JOB at our wedding the food was great the price was so reasonable with a high quality menu. Thanks Uncle Fred's BBQ We will be using his services in the future for other family events. Mr and Mrs Hines July 20th 2013

  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mei R.
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If you aren't catering with Blue Zucchini, then you should start now! We found Blue Zucchini online here and every colleague of mine asked where the food came from. Food was amazing - absolutely delicious. The vegan & vegetarian sandwiches were as delicious, if not more, than the meat! Delivery was so on time and they were so helpful. The owner, Yvonne, is incredibly responsive and so kind and amazing. If we had more people in attendance there wouldn't have been ANY leftovers. We will DEFINITELY use Blue Zucchini in the future.

3MT LLC dba Mac&Cheese
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Brendan C.
Verified review

We love Mac&Cheese. Our family enjoys the baby back ribs and smoked turkey and they never disappoint. The catering is a solid value for family or business events, and the recent holiday business lunch they provided was a hit. Thank you Mike!

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shana S.
Verified review

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.

Lizzeth’s
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria F.
Verified review

Excellent group of people working to get things done with quality! Love their catering service and everyone is delighted with the taste!!

KB&Co. Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jay S.
Verified review

I hired KB&Co. Catering for my client’s event. He was very responsive and creative during our menu discussions. On the day of the event, he was timely and presented food that not only tasted amazing, but was visually appealing! I would definitely hire them again!

Chutney Mary's
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beth B.
Verified review

I so appreciated launching our company's food truck lunch program with Narissa. Chutney Mary's came out, provided great food at great prices and was a great way to kick off a trial run at bringing food trucks to the office for lunch. In addition to bringing her truck out, Narissa was also incredibly helpful at suggesting her friends and helping me organize a new program of lunch options for our company. She was completely present, enthusiastic, offering suggestions to each patron, and serving up deliciousness with a flair. The chicken tikka wrap, samosa and lassi were delicious! The pork chile verde was magnificent. Mary's rice received rave reviews. I'm really happy to have found Nerissa early on in my search for the right truck to start with for our mix of vegan, vegetarian and carnivores. In response to the feedback she received throughout the trial run, she's planning her next visit! What a great person to partner with to build a successful food truck offering for a company lunch program!

Pauly's Rib Shack
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Jeff B.
Verified review

Outstanding group of people they have catered for Bull Run Swim and Racquet Club for the past 4 years

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Fredericksburg

Need a Catering Service

Tyro, VA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Sides and salad)
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    We are making the BBQ and a few sides, but need someone to make all of the appetizers. We will also need salad made, the long steamed green beans made, and mashed potatoes made.

Need a Caterer for May 25, 2013

Midlothian, VA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Other (fried chicken)
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (set up and servers)

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

Petersburg, VA

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Other (cornish hen)
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (vegetables and mash potato)
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