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Newport News Food Service Professionals

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

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 106 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 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

On A Roll Catering
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Lucille S.
Verified review

Ted is a wonderful person to work with. His food was delicious. Ted and his employees were awesome. I would definitely use him again.

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Litesah W.
Verified review

The Board was hosting a 4th of July BBQ for the community. Chef Demetrius was on time and made sure everything was setup and to our satisfaction. Everything look good, seasoned well and flavors had remarkable depth. We were very pleased with the food as well as his professionalism even from his staff. We will definitely be using Time2Eat in the very near future. Great food, service and price!!

Colby Paige Catering
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Alliannah H.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with the services I was given with Colby Paige Catering. I hired them to come to my parents house and serve an intimate dinner for 2. My parents were more than satisfied with the food and services they were given. They loved the food and said it was excellent. Their chef, Jamila Wilson, was very nice and neat. She came with all of her own supplies and her own plates. She left with our kitchen exactly how it was before she came. She was also very fast and had the food prepared in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this catering services to others and would hire them again!

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!

Sofrito for the Soul
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia R.
Verified review

I ordered a meal and desert from Sofrito for the Soul and it was absolutely delicious! I will definitely continue to be a customer and recommend her services (Tanya Sanchez) to others. The food is great (flavorful) and the price (affordable) makes it even better. You can't go wrong.

Black Pepper Cuisine
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Linda S.
Verified review

I was very surprised by how well everything turned out, since it was last minute on my part. Everyone enjoyed the food and Biko was helpful and very professional. I will definitely be using him in the future!

Personal Chefs in a Box
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob S.
Verified review

Both the food and service were fantastic. Chef Camacho was incredibly accommodating in all aspects of our event and made the best BBQ I've had in a long time. If you're looking for that one catering company you know will make your event exceptional... Look no further, you've found it.

I Can Cook
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Takia J.
Verified review

I have had nothing but greatness from I can cook! You get a variety of food for great prices, the flavors are awesome, and accommodations can be made. I will continue to give I can cook my business, because you can't beat what you receive from this company :)

Adam & Eve's house of ribs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Monica W.
Verified review

Amazing sent a sample plate.Very professional needless to say the food was great on my budget and felt like a home cooked meal.Adam and Eve showed up and showed out the sample plate was to give me and idea of what she has in store for my family kudos to your business.

GroundUp
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Theo P.
Verified review

Maurice is an exceptional chef and businessman. The level of professionalism, attentiveness and accommodation was well received and appreciated. I had two people who were vegetarians and he made sure that they were accounted for and were able to enjoy his food as well as everyone else. Maurice provided brunch for my boyfriend’s finale event for this bday and must I say the food was the talk of the brunch! Everyone loved the food, presentation and even took majority of it home with them! Again I just want to give the upmost appreciation to this business and chef!

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

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

Simply D'Vine Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Randi D.
Verified review

Simply D'Vine Catering did an amazing job providing a delicious meal for my summer work picnic. They showed up on time. Had all the food hot and ready for my fellow employees. They kept everything stocked and ready to go. When the event was over they cleaned up after themselves (maybe after us a little too, haha). Its definitely refreshing to see a family so happy and work so well together. I definitely recommend them for your event. Great job keep it up!!!

Good Life Kitchen
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
Verified review

We can't say enough about the wonderful dinner and magical evening that Lorraine created for our parents' wedding anniversary. After some health issues this year, they don't go out much as they used to and Lorraine helped bring a five-star dinner right to their home. They haven't stopped raving about the food and the company. Would highly recommend her to anyone!

From Her With Love
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Always delicious food.

Sugaray's
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Leia G.
    Verified review

    The service was very accommodating and my food experience was phenomenal, I think her food is very tasty and it would be nice if she can expand

    C&C Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Kita H.
    Verified review

    This company serve you as if you are a royal family. The food is so greattttt.... I would recommend them to anyone. 💛💛💛💛

    Ajar
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Atiya Q.
    Verified review

    The pineapple salsa was amazing. I didn't even taste the pineapples. It was zesty, tangy, and delicious.The egg frittata was amazing. I was satisfied with all of the food I tasted at the gathering I attended. All of the food had rich colors and the combination of foods brought different surprises to my taste buds each bite. Best of all was the fact that everything was HEALTHY. Thank you Ajar.

    • 5 years in business
    Susan C.
    Verified review

    Harvey's brought their cart to my husband's 50th birthday surprise party. They came highly recommended by a friend and they did not disappoint. Harvey and Dorothy were very easy to work with and our guests enjoyed the variety of menu choices to pick from. Having the cart was a fun and unique addition to the party! I did not have to worry about preparing the food or cleaning it up...they were very organized, had delicious food and confidently handled our crowd!

    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!

    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

    See other requests for food service professionals in Newport News

    Need a Caterer (Full Service)

    Newport News, VA

    • Event type
    • Which meal
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (soul food)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      100-125
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      Saturday
    • $2648.19
      Average price

    Need catering

    Fort Eustis, VA

    • Event type
      Corporate event
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • 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
    • Details
      This catering is for a military group. The budget us small so any help or advice would be great.
    • $621.67
      Average price

    Need Catering (Full Service)

    Newport News, VA

    • Event type
      Other (funeral repass)
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Plated meal, Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, 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
      repass held either 05/09/15 or 05/11/15 ages of patrons 14-80 year old
    • $2709.33
      Average price
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