On A Roll Catering

Newport News, VA

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How does your service stand out?

On A Roll Catering is a privately owned company that specializes in gourmet cuisine, beautiful fruit & cheese and vegetable display pieces, variety, and excellent customer service.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We'll cater any function and customize any menu to work with your budget. We cater the following: * weddings * birthday parties * get-togethers * office functions * boxed lunches * football parties Please view our Thumbtack Best of 2015 award here.

Location

Newport News, VA 23608

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

75

Reviews

53 Reviews
  • Dawn M. Jan 8, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Baby Shower!
    They were wonderful and the food was great! They even delivered in the snow storm! 😄
  • Chris A. Dec 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Just because the food is inexpensive done think for a minute it is cheap! Great Tasting and priced very well.
    This was a very well done lunch for less than some of those simple box lunches. They were professional, friendly, and overall great! I will definitely be using them again.
  • Elke Z. Aug 29, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Great service. Tasty food!
  • Lashawn B. Aug 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    On the Role Catering has great service and great food. Very professional..... as well. Wish you the best in growing your business.
  • Gretchen W. May 21, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    They were there early and the food got nothing but complements. They did great for my wedding!
  • Deborah H. May 6, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    On A Roll Catering catered our "End of Year" staff meeting and the food was good and everyone enjoyed the wide variety of appetizers we were able to get because the prices were so reasonable.
  • Tyler W. Apr 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    My sorority had a parents day event where we needed food catered for 150 people. On a roll catering was on time to deliver the food, and very easy to get a hold of through email. The food was delicious and presented beautifully!
  • Susan B. Feb 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food, the service, and the display were perfect! Tiffany was wonderful to work with, they were right on time, and it was a perfect event, thanks to On A Roll Catering. I highly recommend them!
  • Clancy N. Dec 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    As agreed upon , were on time , set up before party started & the food was great
  • AnnaMaria B. Dec 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We had a volunteer lunch at our church and they came and dropped off EVERYTHING needed to bless our workers!
    On A R. Dec 8, 2015

    I'm happy that you enjoyed the chicken. We would be happy to give you our receipe for the GF gravy.

  • Judy D. Nov 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Beautiful and delicious trays and excellent cupcakes!
  • Patricia E. Nov 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Everything went as planned. The food was as good as when i went to the tasting. They were on time and dinner was served at the time I requested. Would diffintly use them again and recommend them to others.
  • Nancy J. Nov 25, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I initially thought On A Roll was an outfit of about 5-6 employees but when I met them it was clear it was just the dynamic duo. This team is just that, Dynamic. All you have to do is provide them with what you desire and they will make it happen. Chef Zimm and Tiff are just friendly, warm and experienced and just a pleasure to work with. So, if you are in the market for a caterer, I highly recommend this duo. Thanks to Thumbtack. Thumbs up to On A Roll Catering.
  • Damiyr B. Nov 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Food was on time. Very friendly service. Ran out of eggs and waffles were not hot, looked as though they were from the box. (Egos)
  • Ryan M. Nov 15, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review Updated
    Words really can't even express how pleased my wife and I were with On A Roll. Professional. Prompt. Courteous. Caring. EVERYONE at our wedding was RAVING over their food. Presentation and taste were TOP NOTCH.
  • Verified Review Original
    Words really can't even express how pleased my wife and I were with On A Roll. Professional. Prompt. Courteous. Caring. EVERYONE at our wedding was RAVING over their food. Presentation and taste were TOP NOTCH.
  • Quadon M. Nov 14, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    I had the pleasure in working with the chef and Tiffany for a catered legislative luncheon . I reached out to them last minute and They were able to fit me into their schedule last minute.Not only were they on time for the event, they drove roughly two hours away just to cater my event. The food was AMAZING everyone loved every last bite.I highly recommend using them,they are professional,kind and very easy to work with.
  • Narda M. Nov 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was ok. I ordered fried chicken. Only having dark meat was not acceptable. Fried chicken consist of white and dark pieces. Highly disappointed. Will not ever use their services again.
    On A R. Nov 12, 2015

    Thank you for your feed back Ms. McCrae. Glad to that you liked the food. Im betting that the Mac and cheese was your favorite. I do apologize for the lack of white meat. Should you have a change of heart we will be sure to put extra chicken breast in the mix

  • Nika G. Oct 27, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Although I never got to meet these guys in person, their service was superb! I hired them to do the catering for my rehearsal dinner. Our rehearsal ran late so I had a friend stay behind so the caterer could set up the food. It was nicely laid out and tasted great!! I was so impressed and wish I had known about these guys for my wedding. I would recommend them to anyone.
  • Josh A. Oct 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    The service was very good. They took care of everything and we had plenty of food left over. Our event planned for 170 and it was more than enough food. The price was outstanding for how much food. If there was anything we heard from our guests that could have been better was the amount of sauce that was provided on our meatballs but that was it. They did a great job.
  • Katelyn P. Sep 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was amazing and everyone loved it!! We had plenty of food!! It was perfect!!!!!!
  • Maurice B. Sep 14, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    We used their services for a high school reunion. The quality and presentation was excellent. They are my caterer of choice.
  • Russ G. Sep 3, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We had 2 corporate working lunches that needed to be catered. I decided to give Thumbtack a shot and in retrospect, it was a GREAT decision. Within 4 hours of posting my requirements I had received several bids. We decided to go with “On a Roll” because they had a good price and provided adequate information upon which to make a selection. Again…GREAT decision. One lunch was boxed lunches and the other a meat lasagna entrée with salad and garlic bread. Box lunches were great for the price. But the Lasagna lunch was fabulous. Every person at our luncheon commented on how good the food was. Especially the Lasagna—it had plenty of meat and was clearly seasoned with fresh spices. In fact, everything was fresh and wonderful, prepared with care and served professionally. We’ll definitely come back to On A Roll. I strongly endorse them for any event you may need catered.
  • Michael L. Aug 31, 2015
    Tiffany, The event was a huge success. The food was absolutely YUMMY everything tasted great! Thank you so much for a great meal! Michael
  • Kyle J. Aug 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Wedding rehearsal dinner...it was an outdoor event so we wanted to do finger kinds of foods. We went with the simple hor dourves menu from On A Roll catering. My initial impression was that there was not enough food for the 50 people I had paid for. Then, the food was left sitting on the tables largely uncovered attracting flies from miles around before we could begin eating. Also the "the chicken salad sliders" were not sliders at all but merely chicken salad on white bread cut into squares. If you google a "slider" it is always on a roll or bun of some kind. To the chefs credit after speaking with him about this he did refund the cost of the chicken salad sandwiches. The chef and his wife were very friendly people and apologetic for my dissatisfaction and it seems like these critiques were taken graciously and won't be repeated.
  • Rosetta E. Aug 13, 2015
    Chef Zimmerman cater my Corp event. I was in charge of my annual picnic. On A Roll Catering help me a lot. I had to feed at least 500 + people. They came and set up with no problem. Everyone was quoting me $15 to $20 per person. They quoted me $10. The mac and cheese was creamy. Tiffany was very nice. My boss shocked and might even let me plan the company Christmas Party. Thanks On A Roll
  • Milton H. Aug 12, 2015
    Chef Zimmerman catered my Summer Party. Let me tell you the pull pork was very tasty. The mac and cheese was very creamy. I had approx. 300+ that he catered. He was prompt with his service and it was decorated very nicely. The price person was like $10. This price include chafers, plates, napkins, cups, flatware. Payment was a breeze with paypal and the Tiffany was wonderful with her customer service skills. When I called it was always no problem. Chef Zimmerman and Tiffany made it a breeze for me this summer and it didn't hurt my pocket.
  • Melissa M. Aug 11, 2015
    Awesome job. It was absolutely delicious and looked great! I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thanks so much.
  • Todd S. Aug 11, 2015
    The food was wonderful. The fruit display looked very nice. I told you 150 people but we had some surprise guest. All together we had at least 200 and still had enough food and took some home. The table was set up beautifully. I cried when I saw the reception hall. Thank you for Chef Zimmerman for catering my wedding. You have made my day remember.
  • Sasha M. Aug 11, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Communication was great in the initially but the day of the event it took
    On A R. Aug 11, 2015

    Good Morning Ms. Manley. I'm sorry you were not happy with our service. Was the gift to your liking? We would like to change your perception of us. On A Roll will discount your next party. We will make sure to supply homemade sweet tea.

  • June G. Aug 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Awesome food, awesome service, couldn't ask for better
  • Nancy F. Aug 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review Updated
    Good food personnel polite and efficient . I would use again.
  • Verified Review Original
    Great food, pleasant people. I would use again.
  • Trina S. Aug 5, 2015
    Chef Zimmerman's work was excellent. We had a summer party and we had about 50-100 people. But I think there may have been more. The food was amazing and the price was awesome. They gave me free plates, napkins and schafers. The fact that they took the time to come all the way out to me which is about an 1 1/2 hrs away was awesome. There service was truly wonderful, I would use them again.
  • Sophia N. Aug 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Wasnt impressed...chicken wings wasnt well done...cupcakes dry and burnt on bottom...bit pricey for a small amount of food
    On A R. Aug 5, 2015

    I'm sorry you were not impressed with the food. Did your mom enjoy her retirement gift? Hopefully, you remember how accommodating we were with the rescheduling and give us another try in the future.

  • Joyce M. Jul 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Zimmerman delivered and setup food on time. Everyone was every pleased with the food.
  • Margaret C. Jul 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review Updated
    Chef Zimmerman and Tiffany did a great job! I have never had a party catered at my home, but really had too much going on to try to do this party myself. I especially appreciated how responsive they were to my questions as I prepared for the event!
  • Verified Review Original
    Chef Zimmerman and Tiffany did a great job! I have never had a party catered at my home, but really had too much going on to try to do this party myself. I especially appreciated how responsive they were to my questions as I prepared for the event!
  • Rebecca L. Jul 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Myra B. Jun 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    They were on point and very helpful. Food was wonderful and guest were very satisfied. Pasta Salad was the best I have ever had.
  • James O. Jun 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The price was reasonable, the food was as advertise and they were promt to all schedule meetings and the delivery. I had a pleasant experience with "On A Roll Catering".
  • Ben L. May 18, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Very professional. They catered our church picnic for 300 and we were incredibly pleased with the results.
  • Renee Y. May 11, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Everything was perfect! Thank you so much. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Thank you,
  • Chelsea L. Apr 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    On a Roll Catering was great to work with! My fraternity had an event this Saturday, and the caterers prepared for 75 people. Way more people showed up and we didn't run out of food. It was delicious and they were kind enough to run out and get trash bags once they were done since we needed them. Very pleasant experience, I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
  • Charlene S. Apr 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Tyrell was very professional and courteous through the entire process. There was a good amount of food for the event and my personal favorite dish was the macaroni and cheese! True homemade cheesy goodness. The chicken didn't seem to be cooked evenly as some pieces were more cooked than others, but nothing was to a point that it wasn't edible. Definitely great value for the price and very nice to work with.
  • Bonnie D. Mar 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Ursula H. Mar 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    i was very delighted at the prompt, courteous and professional service I experienced with Onarollcatering. My desire is to use them again in the not so distant future.
  • Tosha S. Mar 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Tyrell was very accommodating. He was on time and displayed the fruit and vegetable trays beautifully. I had 50 out of town guests for my mom's surprise birthday party- and was worried about whether or not we had enough to eat......well we had more then enough! In fact we had left overs! One guest described the collard greens " just like my mom use to make when I was younger...." Th greens along with the mac & cheese and garlic mash potatoes were the first to be divulged. Nothing is more satisfying then seeing your guests ENJOY their dinner and praise the cook for his talent! I will DEFINITELY use his business again and again! Thank you so much Tyrell for making my mom's birthday a little more special! 😃
  • Tammy R. Mar 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Kathy N. Mar 7, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Tyrell did an excellent job catering an event we held for our customers by the builder in a new community in Virginia Beach. He provide three menu choices and I was able to combine items without a hassle. He was prompt on responding to my e mails and payment was a breeze by pay pal. The food was displayed professionally and they did all the set up. We received many compliments and handed out his card for futures business. I would highly recommend his service and will definitely use him again. Kathy Nelms William E Wood & Associates, realtors
  • Crystal W. Feb 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Ed H. Feb 9, 2015
    Tyrell catered our Am break and hot lunch for 48. He did a great job at a great price. We will definitely use him again.
  • Mary L. Jan 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    We hired Tyrell Zimmerman to cater our Christmas dinner for ten. We found he was great to work with: friendly, professional, and responsive. He offered a large range of menus choices along with possibilities for substitutions. He impressed us with his willingness to deliver our dinner from Newport News to Williamsburg on Christmas Day, and he arrived exactly on time. The meal itself was very well-prepared and delicious (especially the roasted chicken and garlic mashed potatoes). It was also extremely reasonably priced. I look forward to hiring On a Roll for our next special event!
  • Jake W. Dec 22, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Tyrell helped us by catering all the meat entrees (turkey, ham, brisket) for our Holiday Party of 40 folks! Punctual and delivered as negotiated. Food quality was excellent and got very positive reviews by the crowd. Will definitely use again, thanks Tyrell!
  • Tiffany S. Oct 1, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Chef Zimmerman and Tiffany catered my summer party. I planned for 150 people and I have to say that the amount of food they provided was more than enough. The flavor was excellent and the staff was a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating; I can't thank them enough. -8/4/15 Tyrell was very professional. It was enough food to last us for days. The mac n cheese was excellent. -10/1/14
  • Desiree F. Sep 14, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Tyrell was very professional and friendly. There was plenty of food for our party at a great price! Strawberry shortcake dessert was delicious!