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Mermaid Catering
from 106 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha B.
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The Mermaid Catering met and exceeded my expectations. Everyone loved the food, it was so nice, i would absolutely recommend them for any event!

Full Metal Chef LLC
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Full Metal Chef LLC did the catering for Nekocon, a really large weekend-long event. Brandon does a great job overall, and he is very professional and really good at working with a budget.

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Time2Eat LLC
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiana P.
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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!!! 👍👍

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
from 7 reviews
    Jason T.
    Verified review

    The Food is top notch! I've ordered quite a few meals from Up In Smoke Catering LLC and I have been completely satisfied with the taste and the quality of the food EVERY time. Great portions for the price. I highly recommend Up In Smoke Catering LLC to all my friends. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Jason T.

    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lori S.
    Verified review

    Joseph catered my daughter's baby shower. He did an amazing job! The food was delicious, we especially loved the macaroni and cheese. All of the guests commented on how good everything tasted, many requested his business card. Joseph was great to work with, assisting with details I had not thought of, and he did above and beyond what I expected. I look forward to hiring Gifted Touch for my next event. Thank You Joseph for helping to make our event even more special.

    Nik's Catering
    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.

    • 2 years in business
    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!!!

    Kitchen 5 Catering
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Devin J.
    Verified review


    Donald C.
    Verified review

    Always on time! Excellent service!

    Bowe Woods Baked Goods
    from 1 review
      Beareather R.
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      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 (718) 670-3214 "Keep Blues Alive...Music of the Soul...Let It Live in Brooklyn!"

      Moe's Southwest Grill
      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!


      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.


      Tell us what you want,and we can meet your needs,anything is possible!


      We plan and set up. We are the best cater in town. We help you to make your event just you and just as your image. We have affordable prices.


      I have very adorable prices, and I can cook any thing you would like. I will make it fun for everyone.

      • 19 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      We go above and beyond to help you with your special event.


      I offer bartending/catering at your home, business and any venue. I am willing to travel. I am a professional!


      I will preside over your wedding in my home chapel or in your home, or I offer you a 65-seat banquet hall in Virginia Beach, town center.

      • 3 years in business


      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.


      Chef K is a published cookbook author who designs healthy menus for you, and she and her staff will prepare them and deliver right to your door. Check out Chef K's website or find her on Amazon. If you are in Williamsburg, VA, she appears at some Williamsburg Farmers Markets.

      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.

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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
      • 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
      • Number of people
      • 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
      • Number of people
        Fewer than 10
      • Additional Service(s)
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