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Hopewell Caterers

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

We had rave reviews from everyone on the food! It was fresh and delicious! They helped me set up and were very professional!! I will absolutely use them again for future catering events!

Mj Creations Sweets & Treats
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Denise M.
Verified review

Very profesdional..kept in contact with me until the day of our event..arrived early and had everything set up ahead of schedule...personal attention was awesome from her assistant as well!

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
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.

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.

Donald C.
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Always on time! Excellent service!

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Creative Taste Catering is a full-service caterer with 17 years of experience. Your wide variety of needs can be met by our experienced coordinators and chef. We can fit fabulous food into any budget you may have!

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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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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!

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We cook on-site with large grill or cook home cooked meals at your location. We cook fried chicken, baked chicken, BBQ, fried fish, mac and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am very detail oriented, hard working,, & strive to make my clients happy & fully satisfied. . My food , I'm told, is out of this world. I am immaculately clean, do cleanup, shopping , planning, etc. I will do everthg. possible to work w/my clients to ensure they are satisfied.. I freelance as a personal assistant also... I drive for Uber p/t & have been approved with a background check since over 1 year.. Thanks, Cathy

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the finest and largest caterer in the Hampton Roads area.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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We are a family run catering and specialty cake business. We treat every function as if it was a family affair.

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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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My company offers catering services for any type of event. We also offer event planning, tabletop decorations and wedding consulting.

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I cater to your perfection whatever you choose to order. Your satisfaction is my priority. I cater to your needs whatever that special occasion may be. Just trust in me to serve you.

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.

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 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 Catering Services on March 15th

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    This is a military retirement. We are just wanting heavy finger foods.

Need Catering Service

Portsmouth, VA

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Fried chicken wingettes, fruit and vegi platter)
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (alcoholic), Other (Delivery)

Need a Picnic Type Catering Service

Rocky Mount, NC

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    picnic type food
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