Newport News, VA309 Restaurant Caterers near you

Where do you need the restaurant caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Newport News Restaurant Caterers

Browse these restaurant catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newport News.

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

Noemi catered my wife's surprise birthday party. The party was at a meeting room at a local hotel. From our first meeting, Noemi was professional and engaging. This was my first time planning for an event of this size (75 expected guest) and first time using a professional catering service. Noemi sensed that was a bit overwhelmed and ensured me that she would take good care of me and everything would be fine! Noemi presented her credentials, inquired as to what type of cuisine I wanted, when, where and how many guest. She was very helpful in ensuring that my menu was balanced, without overly influencing what I wanted. As time progressed towards the event Noemi stayed in continual contact and promptly addressed any questions and concerns I had (including a few menu changes on my part :-)) Everyone enjoyed the food. I must point out that my wife enjoyed the variety of dishes, but RAVED for days about the lasagna and the shrimp!! I also truly enjoyed the chicken (grilled and Parmesan). We were pleasantly surprised that a woman from "da Bronx" could make excellent "down home" collard greens! Noemi is an excellent chef and caterer. My wife and I have already discuss having Noemi cater a romantic dinner for just us two! I look forward to enjoying the food of my professional chef and new friend in the near future.

Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 107 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

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

Time2Eat chef services provided exemplary services for my husband during our anniversay, August 6 in my absence while deployed overseas. After reaching out to this company and providing my expectations, they stepped right in and took the lead, going over and beyond my request. Mu husband said the food was awesome, prepared very elegantly, the team was extremely professional, and they were prompt and on time. Although I am deployed overseas, this company made this a joyous moment for my husband and myself. My husband is a difficult person to please because he think his cooking is always better, but he said nothing but great things about the food. I recommend this company to anyone. They will truly fulfill your every need. Thanks for making this a memorable occassion for us!! Great work from Mr. And Mrs. Epps!!

  • 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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cra'Shetta T.
Verified review

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!!!

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!

Bowe Woods Baked Goods
5.0
from 1 review
    Beareather R.
    Verified review

    It's crazy to say, but "Bowe Woods Baked Goods" saved my life October 11, 2015. After being very disappointed with the caterer hired for the "green room guests" at my annual Big Eyed Blues Festival; Bowe Woods Baked Goods saved the day on day 2, with a beautiful dish of chicken and pasta in a decadently seasoned tomato sauce, toppled with fresh mozzarella cheese. Our guests were also presented with a salad that was not only ambrosia for your eyes but for your entire body. Absolutely delicious! Bowe Woods Baked Goods - made with love. Beareather Reddy Big Eyed Enterprises, Inc. - President www.bigeyedblues.org (718) 670-3214 "Keep Blues Alive...Music of the Soul...Let It Live in Brooklyn!"

    About

    We specialize in sliders. Our chef can cater any event food varieties from American, Spanish, Italian or whatever is needed. We have competitive pricing. I am a certified food manager with the State of Virginia.

    About

    We stand out because we offer home style cooking and catering with a southern appeal. We aim to please our customers.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    We are a full service catering service that gives personal service and is chef driven.

    About

    I'm an experienced cuisine chef and former restaurant owner. I have experience in catering, upscale services, and personal services. My past honorable mentions include meals served to United Nations ambassadors, U.S. senators, and former governor, Bob McDonnell.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    About

    Catering is a passion to me. All types of catering is welcome no mater how small. Whatever you want, I can make it happen. I have over 15 years of training, and I have worked with some of the greatest chefs around in the Tidewater area.

    About

    Our company offers event planning, catering and/or bartender services. If you need a party planner, whether it's for your wedding, birthday, wedding anniversary or graduation, my company will make your special events memorable and fun based on your needs. I have been in the event planning business for over 15 years. I am a licensed bartender, wedding officiant and also provide catering services, DJs, cake decorators, bands, comedians and whatever you need for your special event!

    About

    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.

    About

    Since 1974, Quaker Steak and Lube has been a place for great food, phenomenal chicken wings and family fun. We offer on/off-site catering. We offer a free room rental. We also cater to large groups.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    Food is the Heart of the soul....Once you put your heart into what you love doing...you create a mastepeice that no one can take from you...

    • 9 years in business
    About

    Excellent customer service, we leave you with a great experience.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I love what I do and I am very passionate about food.

    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Hi there, I am the Catering Coordinator for Moe's Southwest Grill in Hampton Roads. We have stores all throughout Hampton Roads and would love to cater your next meeting or event! We specialize in last minute catering, and also recently added Online Ordering! If you would like more information on catering, We have a catering line you can call. (757)803-6341

    About

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.