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Hampton Caterers

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The Bronx Gourmet
4.7
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella A.
Verified review

I just got married this past weekend and with all the stress of wedding planning and a budget Noemi was the best of both worlds.. I kina gave her an idea of what I wanted for food and my budget and she stuck to both!! The food was outstanding, she and her crew were on time set it all up and served us as well as cleaned it up and boxed the leftovers for us!! She was super sweet and helpful! You get skeptical online never meeting them before but I took a chance and she blew my mind! Seriously the best catering around!! :) can't wait to use her in the future!

Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine R.
Verified review

Mermaid catering worked with me to create the perfect buffet style reception for my bonus daughter's senior recital at a university. They were flexible enough to work within the time constraints of a public space, and put out a beautifully presented buffet with delicious small snacks and desserts. Those who attended the recital reception were heard commenting on how beautiful everything looked and praising the tastiness of the foods, even wishing other receptions were like this one. The pricing was very competitive to similar providers - having seen the finished product, I would not hesitate to pay slightly more for what I have seen as a clearly superior service. The attendants were well-dressed and professional, the entire buffet was set up and cleaned up with thorough attention to detail. Our event was for 80 people - they made it look easy and it was gorgeous. The menu items were fresh, well-presented and included seasonal items. The owner, Julie was a pleasure to deal with and was quick, concise and professional in her communications with me as I planned this event from out of state. Julie made the process stress-free and exceeded my expectations with her products and service. I would highly recommend Mermaid Catering without reservation.

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiana P.
Verified review

Chef catered my 35th Birthday dinner!!! Crab topped steak, seafood dip, asparagus, potatoes, peach cobbler, strawberry cheese cake, n a bottle of champagne!!! Everything was excellent!!! Professional and on time I highly recommend his services!!! 👍👍

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
Verified review

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.

  • 2 years in business
Cra'Shetta T.
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My last year birthday party was catered by worth the wait and the food was excellent and it was more than enough for all of my guests. Worth the wait will also be catering my graduation party because the food was just that amazing. I also love the presentation of the food choices because they look so good. Worth the wait is definitely a quality business that I will use for all of my major events for now and for years to come!!!

ross catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Steve P.
Verified review

Thank you Ross Catering. I had Ross Catering do several personal chef dinners for me. I can't cook a lick and I don't really like resturants so when dating I would have a personal chef cook a dinner. Always had great & impressive evenings.

  • 8 years in business
Christina P.
Verified review

Mrs. Brown catered my wedding the food was fanatic. The decorations was on point. When my guest and I walked in I couldn't believe how the placed looked. The price for mrs.brown was in my budget if I had a problem she worked with me. My next engagement that I have I will be calling her again. I already refer her to people. 😀

Moe's Southwest Grill
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Michael B.
Verified review

My close friends and I had put together a Super Bowl party up in Williamsburg. The idea of getting it catered seemed to spark with everyone. I called Cassie and told her what the budget was. She said, "I'll put something together for you!" The Moe's crew was incredibly punctual and professional. The spread was AMAZING! Thanks to Cassie, we will be locking her down for every large party we throw together! I'm just mad that the football season ended, and we are just now trying this. Excellent work, Cassie! You are the BEST!

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I do catering for banquets. I have worked at the Marriot Great Wolf Lodge, CNU and the Chamberlin House. I have had several waitress jobs at Denny's, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, MP Island Cafe, Shoney's, Applebee's, etc. I'm a very energetic, friendly and happy person who is ready to work!

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Personal chef nutritionist & instructor with an international flair.

  • 4 years in business
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I used to worked in one of the major cruise lines as executive sous chef. I traveled in different countries, and I am familiar with different international cuisines. I am working right now as one of the head chefs in one of the universities here in Virginia, and I also accept catering in all events.

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Tell us what you want,and we can meet your needs,anything is possible!

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We are "more than a catering company! We are family owned and committed to developing quality yet professional relationships with our guests. We are providing and combining many of the services needed to host your amazing event! We provide free coordination for many aspects of the planning, taking the stress out of the process, so the guest can have a good time! We genuinely want to help make your event everything you envision it to be. Traditions has an authentic desire to be of service by making your needs our needs for your next event!

  • 6 years in business
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Goldies Creations goes above and beyond for our clients. We value our clients making every event special and customized to your likings.

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I have a catering company. Just one bite, and you will fall in love. I've been cooking my whole life and want the world to experience my love for food.

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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.

  • 36 years in business
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I provide all aspects of catering and party planning and services. Trained at Johnson and Wales, I have worked for the past 30 years for some of the best chefs in America. I can handle anything from a party of 5 to 500 people. I love to teach others the enjoyment of cooking. I am passing on lessons learned at the kitchen tables of grandparents and professional chefs.

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I am a manager of a busy restaurant looking for part-time/extra income. I cook to each individual's oral taste buds to encounter happiness through food consumption and find inner peace and tranquil sleep.

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I will preside over your wedding in my home chapel or in your home, or I offer you a 65-seat banquet hall in Virginia Beach, town center.

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We are based out of Virginia Beach. We come from a very Southern style background, and we're ready to cater to your needs. We provide the best food in tidewater with quality service and professionalism.

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Sorenity Catering specializes in modern comfort and fusion dishes. They bring a rounded variety of style, colors and memorable flavors that will have your taste buds wanting more.

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

Saint Leonard, MD

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    I would prefer passed hors d'oeuvres instead of plated appetizers. I am open to the idea of Food Trucks, but I would like to know the service option for those items.

Need Catering Services for a Plated Dinner Party on June 11

Norfolk, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)

Need a Catering Service on June 15,2013

Richmond, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal, BBQ, Italian
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    cook and set up food everyone can serve themselves
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