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Norfolk Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norfolk.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 106 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Lewis S.
Verified review

Julie and her staff are always punctual and professional. The food is delicious and the presentation is phenomenal. I would highly recommend hiring Mermaid for your any of your catering needs.

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
Joy B.
Verified review

Ted was great to work with. He was on-time and the food was awesome! He catered our ODU tailgate and everyone enjoyed the chicken phillies and lumpia. We will definitely be using Norfolk Catering again soon!

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiana P.
Verified review

Chef catered my 35th Birthday dinner!!! Crab topped steak, seafood dip, asparagus, potatoes, peach cobbler, strawberry cheese cake, n a bottle of champagne!!! Everything was excellent!!! Professional and on time I highly recommend his services!!! 👍👍

Peyton's Place II
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Delores W.
Verified review

My family has used Peyton's Place II for multiple occasions. The food, the quality service and professionalism is outstanding. They are military veterans, the pride, quality and top notch services shows through their work. I recommend them for all your catering needs!

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

We used Colby Paige Catering for my husband's promotion party. We ordered several items and they were all good. The kale salad, guacamole dip and chicken skewers were a big hit with our guests. Gilbert was a pleasure to work with. Overall - Food was great and the staff was very professional. We will certainly use them again for future events

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

Excellent! I can't decide which was better the food or the customer service. Every single guest at my daughte's party commented on how delicious the food was. I was impressed with the food, customer service, and professionalism offered by this cater. Do not hesitate to hire this catering company, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise P.
Verified review

Thank you so much for making my 57th birthday party such a wonderful success. Every person I spoke to at my party commented on how delicious the food was and how beautifully it was displayed. The colors you picked and layout of the tables was perfect! I sincerely appreciate your time and effort! I will definitely recommend your catering service to others.

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.

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

I'm a small business owner and I thought it would be a nice gesture to show employee appreciation by throwing them a luncheon, I have to say for the price paid I thought the the quality and quantity of the meal catered by Adam and Eves Ribs was not only reasonable but well excuted.

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

I Can Cook did a fantastic job with catering my 30th birthday party everything was so delicious. Arrived on time to set up and break down the event!!! I will definitely Use I Can Cook Again for my next event!!!

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

I can not say enough about Simply D'Vine Catering. We planned a backyard spring wedding at my mother in law's house, it all sounded so perfect until it poured a couple of days before the wedding and left the yard a muddy disaster. In spite of this, the owner of this company saved our wedding. Not only did set up the most beautiful cocktail hour, but our guests still rave about the amazing food she prepared. She also helped with decorations, and set up our sand ceremony, and our beautiful cake table, all while PREGNANT! Amazing amazing amazing! We are still so grateful.

All in One Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura D.
Verified review

Besides their professionalism - being prompt, courteous and ready on time, All in One Catering delivers fresh, whole foods prepared onsite. Most notably the tenders and gourmet fries, but the local and seasonal seafood is also excellent. Their menus are vast but they are able to help you make selections to suit your event exactly.

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. 💛💛💛💛

Nik's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jane N.
Verified review

Nik's catering was awesome everything that i could have ever asked for and more. The staff was professional and passionate about every thing. They treated me like my wedding was their wedding the food was amazing it was flavorful and had variety. From the beginning Nicole and her staff were in constant contact with me. It made me feel like I didn't have to worry Don't change a thing Nicole you did great. I would recommend Nik's catering to anyone planning an event.

Chrysalis Catering, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ann R.
Verified review

Great....so pleased. Will use her again....

  • 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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
Verified review

Chef Tim came to my house and taught my 13 yr old daughter (and myself, my mother and sister in law) how to make homemade pasta and chicken piccata. He was patient, gave great tips and made the whole experience wonderful.

It's all good 2 catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jesse B.
Verified review

It’s all good 2 has delicious food and the workers quality and professionalism is perfect.

CJ's Catered Greatness
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Stacy C.
Verified review

I first heard about Chef Chaevis through a friend that had a Bachelorette party Catered by her and loved her work. I hired Chef Chaevis for her personal chef services to help stay on track with my diet. Not only did she stick to the diet plan but she made personalized meals to make sure that I wasn't eating the same boring stuff all the time. I will be hiring her every time I have something going on.

K-MIX
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Justine T.
Verified review

Kesha is polite and friendly and easy to get along with.

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 for an Anniversary Party

Glen Allen, VA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Other (chicken breast, green beans, potato salad, maybe green salad. bare bones.)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    this is an anniversary party at Walkerton Tavern in Glen Allen. I am helping the couple to make some contacts. They have a very limited budget.

Need a Catering Service for a Birthday Party in Ahoskie

Ahoskie, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    it is a 60th birthday party and a 3 year old birthday party.

Need Vegan Catering Service

Williamsburg, VA

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
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