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Hampton Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hampton.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 103 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

We had a welcome home party for our best friends and used mermaid catering. The food and service was amazing!!!! Due to the larger size of the party we requested having a bartender as well. The price was extremely reasonable and allowed me to really enjoy the event. She was very professional and stayed on top of all the timing involved given it was a surprise party. I will be using mermaid catering again and again. Such a success

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Megan W.
Verified review

Brandon was awesome!!! The food was delicious, fresh, and a bunch of different options! Overall Brandon has love and passion for his job and it shows in the work he does and food he makes. He helped in not only feeding the Nekocon staff but in allowing us to run our event under him. Thanks Brandon! Hope to work and eat your yummy meals soon!

Alpha Pitt Smokers
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

Jason did an amazing job at our wedding! Couldn't be happier with our service. Can't say thank you enough to them for making our day that much better! The bbq chicken was amazing and everyone complimented us on the food. Also the servers were amazing along with the bartender. Our night was made perfect with their help. I will recommend them to anyone and everyone I can.

Tastes By Maia
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jontae M.
Verified review

Maia prepared a delicious brunch for my husband and I. She was professional and worked every detail. She was extremely polite and added a special touch and made it a memorable experience. The food was amazing!

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cheyanne M.
Verified review

Food was great however I was told the CC would be accepted and it was not.

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Kiana C.
    Verified review

    Great food. This company catered my back to school event for my company. Will use them again

    • 7 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Karen S.
    Verified review

    Yummy Goodness provided food and service for my March 11th wedding. Our wedding was held at a luxury home in Sandbridge. The food was displayed beautifully! Little signs told everyone what the food was and setup was gorgeous. Guests raved about the food and said it was the best wedding food ever! From the brisket to the mac n cheese / mashed potato bar to the shrimp and grits .. the food was outstanding! Lori and her team were perfection at its best. We would recommend them highly!

    • 3 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Ron W.
    Verified review

    Excellent food, hefty portions, definitely more bang for your buck!

    Pat’s Katerin
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tomanica W.
      Verified review

      Every time I have attended an event where Pat’s Katerin has catered the food, it has been nothing but fabulous. The food is always good and hot. A few of my favorites are the assorted cheeseballs, chicken salad, and macaroni & cheese. Their staff are very friendly, professional and accommodating.

      Catering Concepts
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 25 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Ashley D.
      Verified review

      Simply outstanding! The food was great, the servers were professional and punctual and Becky, the primary organizer, was incredibly helpful in organizing our wedding and ensuring everything was set up prior to the event. I cannot stress how outstanding the service was. Hire this service!

      • 5 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Jo-Ann T.
      Verified review

      Caterer/Joseph showed professionalism from the fist contact to the end of the service. The food was vertical tasty. He worked the event alone and executed it wonderfully. Definitely will use this business again. 5 stars for Joseph.

      R&S Catering Company
      4.5
      from 2 reviews
        Lydia C.
        Verified review

        They catered an event. They were courteous, prepared, experienced, the food was delicious and the set up was great. I highly recommend R&S Catering for your next event.

        A Night to Remember
        3.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 8 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Walter Rob T.
        Verified review

        Just imagine having a head chef show up in your kitchen, what a treat. My wife and I were looking for something different and exciting for our anniversary. We knew exactly what we were looking for; delicious food, special treatment and a high level of service. We obtained the services of a premier personal chef. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at home thanks to Chef Gray. He brought all the food and ingredients, all the pots, pans and cooking utensils, beautiful table setting and glassware. Chef Gray took over my kitchen and prepared us a wonderful three course meal. He was the shining example of a highly trained professional chef. He transformed our dining room into a "Five Star Restaurant" with his personalized and attentive service. Chef Gray is a great listener and takes your dietary restrictions into consideration to customize your meal. He took care of everything, assisted with the menu, cooked for us, provided exceptional service and cleaned up the entire kitchen. Thank you Chef Gray for making our anniversary so uniquely special.

        • 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. 😀

        Laura B.
        Verified review

        We loved having Kathi's help with our evening meals while my husband was deployed. She helped make our meal plans and organize the grocery needs, she prepped and cooked all meals from start to finish and left my kitchen spotless. She even modified her dishes to meet my vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. She helped us find kid-friendly meal ideas and always made sure they were healthy and varied. We enjoyed all the food she prepared for us and already miss her very much!

        Kissintell
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Kashira W.
          Verified review

          Erica arrived early and even thought she was not asked to assist in serving food she also assisted with that. All of my guests have inquired about who she is and we're I found her. Her drinks we prepared correct and that was my main concern but she was knowledgeable and made several special refreshments that my guests are are still raving about.

          Entrees LLC
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 2 years in business
          Jamie G.
          Verified review

          The chefs did an excellent job at preparing the food and in a timely manner!

          • 5 years in business
          Natasha J.
          Verified review

          Delicious food and wide variety from which to choose! Arrived on time and tasted freshly made. It's also really cool that they rent out their bartenders and waitstaff!

          About

          I provide homemade meals. Meals can be stored in the freezer for use through the month. Do you have a dietary concern? My menus are easily tweeted to your needs. I also cater dinner parties and small events.

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              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

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              Need a Caterer (Drop-Off)

              Hampton, VA

              • Interested in the following cuisine
              • Serving style
                Buffet
              • Head count
                25-50
              • Budget per person
              • Details
                It will be for my 1 year old son . a lot of kids different age.
              • $311.33
                Average price

              Need a Caterer (Full Service)

              Hampton, VA

              • Event type
                Corporate event
              • Which meal
                Lunch
              • Interested in the following cuisine
              • Serving style
                Buffet
              • Staff needed
                Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
              • Head count
                125-150
              • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
                No dietary restrictions
              • Details
                I was required to choose a budget. So I selected the lowest amount per person. However, we are looking more like $10 per person.
              • $807.13
                Average price

              Need On-going Meal Delivery

              Hampton, VA

              • Meal preparation frequency
                Once a week
              • Meals needed
                Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
              • Head count
                1
              • Serving style
                Individually packaged
              • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
                Vegetarian
              • Day preference
                Sunday
              • Time preference
                Early morning (before 9am)
              • Details
                Healthy diet
              • $17.5
                Average price
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