Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Cater for wedding receptions, Office meetings, conferences. Visit our website. We provide full service catering preparing fresh cooked meals and affordable prices.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. In 2013 we catered 6 beautiful wedding receptions, numerous conferences at Sentara and EVMS. We cater business meals at various doctors' offices and weekly prepare food for students at the EVMS Bookstore. We cater week long meetings at ODU.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Norfolk Catering Company/ The Norfolk Grille takes pride in our service and product. We use the finest ingredients, offer professional service at affordable prices. We are available to cater your event at your venue or in our cafe. Call or visit our website to see our website, menu and photos from our events. The Norfolk Grille offers free delivery throughout downtown Norfolk and the Medical Center. We being a family business are able work within your budget and yet provide you a first class event.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Greek family owned business. We love to cook and love to feed. Our menu offers daily specials made in house by Ted. Love what you ate at the cafe? Order a tray to take home for your family or friends. We cater for any size group from 5 to 500. Office meetings, parties, wedding receptions, memorial meals, bridal and baby showers, family reunions, office picnics, holiday parties. Free Parking behinbd the building. Breakfast is served from 8-11 Monday- friday and lunch is served until 3 pm. Call ahead, free delivery, dine in and take out available. Fax your order. 229 W. Bute street, Wainwright Building.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Can you cater my wedding reception, Office lunch meeting, or breakfast meeting? Do you offer full breakfast caterings, buffet lunches, box lunches? Do you deliver? Can you provde a venue for my event? Do you use fresh ingredients? Can you provide a liquor bar for my reception? Do you stay and oversee the event? What type of payment do you accept? Can we use your restaurant for a catering or dinner meeting?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. If you are inquiring about a buffet, please specify the type of food you are pricing, the number of guests, and venue location.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We take exceptional pride in the quality of food and service Norfolk catering Company provides. We use the finest fresh ingredients, prepare and cook food fresh. We do not cook food hours ahead of time and let it sit in food warmers. From the oven to the chaffing dishes. Call today!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love working with people and making every catering event the best I can. We want the bride to have a very special and memorable day. For our business catering, we are very professional, punctual, and affordable.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How much do you charge? We are a family catering company and offer very affordable prices. We provide a variety of services from drop off, to serving, to full service, including setting up and breaking down your venue.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Read the review on Thumbtack about the graduation luncheon. Read the 15 reviews online. Read the 5 reviews on wedding wire.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We offer quality food , service, and very affordable pricing. Ask about our wedding special. We always prepare fresh baked and handmade goods for your special event.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. We are very service oriented. I love to cook and love to feed.After all I'm GREEK!!! Seeing a wedding reception, formal banquet, office meeting catering come to completion with extremely satisfied customers makes our job very rewarding for us.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. We recently catered a graduation luncheon at our restaurant. The buffet was exceptional and the guests we very pleased. The Chicken Marsala and Baked Ham prepared was enjoyed by everyone. Our staff was very professional in the attire and service. Read the Five star review on Thumbtack.com
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. As a community service we accept students form the Culinary
Institue to complete the externship in preparation for graduation. Sharing with them, has brought new recipes and innovative ideas to our cuisine.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. in January 2014, We are opening up a second restaurant in the Norfolk Area. A.C.E. Cafe located in the Army Corp of Engineer's building. Show your VA drivers license ID at the gate and visit us on the first floor. On warm, sunny days, enjoy the waterfront dining
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I would have to say my greatest strength is the customer service we provide to all our clients. We offer a first class meal, work within their budget and still provide a very memorable event, whether it is a business meal or upscale wedding reception.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. Getting you - the Thumtack inquires to call us so we can show you our excellent service, quality of food and exceptional pricing.