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Norfolk Fast Food Caterers

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Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 103 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
Verified review

Recently attended a luncheon catered by Mermaid catering. The food was very good and the servers were very personable. Excelent!

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
Verified review

Brandon and his team did an excellent job of running the hospitality suite at an event I staffed last weekend. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and the food was GREAT! The room was consistently clean and well-stocked, someone was always there if I needed help, and there was a variety of food for each meal. Brandon also came in and took the reins when a mini-event I was hosting was not set up in time. His team came to my rescue for a quick breakdown and set up, and the event went on as planned. Thank you, Full Metal Chef!

Alpha Pitt Smokers
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gina D.
Verified review

Alpha Pitt Smokers catered my daughter's wedding on 4-16-16. We found him quite by accident, but we are so glad we did! Jason & crew did a fantastic job, & the food was awesome. He has many food choices, & you won't be disappointed! Our menu--pork loin, barbeque chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, Mediterranean pasta salad, garden salad & rolls--now your mouth is watering, isn't it? Whatever food you choose, make sure you order the garlic mashed potatoes; they are awesome! Jason was patient with questions & changes to menu choices. He was great with follow up, but he didn't "hound" you. He stayed with us when other caterers stopped responding. He is prompt, & you can tell he loves what he does! Highly recommend he & his crew! He won't disappoint! Great food, great guy=success at any event!!!

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christina S.
Verified review

Love this company's food! Not only is the food great and prices reasonable, the girls who run the show are very friendly, professional and dedicated!

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

Chef Troy did an awesome job. I was very pleased with his & chef Mike's ability to NOT be the typical private chefs. They wowed our guests with not just their food, but also their personalities!!! Awesome job you two!!! Can't wait until the next event. The Zenos'

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Kiana C.
    Verified review

    Great food. This company catered my back to school event for my company. Will use them again

    • 7 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Roxane W.
    Verified review

    Yummy Goodness was excellent!!! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, on time and we plan to use them over and over again!! We loved everything about them and are spreading the word!

    Hot Salad Company
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Yolanda M.
    Verified review

    My experience tasting you food definetly everything I hope it would be by the pictures you shared. Service was prompt in all fresh ingredients . The food was prepared with all healthy and tasty seasonings. I came to order the shrimps and gravy. After talking to another customer as I waited for my order he suggested the Turkey burrito . I couldn't believe what I was witnessing in my mouth. As you can see from the pictured you posted I was in pure delight in happiness. Good food prepared by good people. I would recommend your food . Soul in loved at the hands of a good brother. The salads are to die for as well.

    Kim
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Jasmine M.
      Verified review

      Kim is good spirited, pleasant, and professional. I have used her for three occasions in the past year. 1 dinner party and two holidays. She has never disappointed me. Just when I think I've tasted some of the best food ever she outdoes herself again. Her presentation is impeccable and her food is amazing. Thank you Kim for everything and will be using you in the future as always.

      ross catering
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Rhea C.
      Verified review

      We had a family and friends backyard gathering. Ross catering actually did the planning to my specifications. I had an old school R&B band for 3 hrs a DJ, a photographer and a bartender and of course they did the food which was ALL GOOD. Her catering staff was so efficient we were able to really enjoy the gathering without supervising. We were also celebrating our parents anniversary.

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

      My name is Janie Elisabeth Beck, Nik's Catering Catered my wedding. I was in need of some one who understood my needs and my tight budget. I didn't have much in the way of a budget. Nik's catering worked with my budget and the food was amazing. We did a self service buffet style cuisine. Nicole suggested Italian because it was cheap and we could get more for our money. I came to Nicole through My best friend Marilyn Watt Nicole is her daughter and she thought that she could help me. Three months prior to my wedding I sat down with Nicole and we went through some sample menus that she prepared for me and how many people I was expecting and set up a few tastings to sample some of the foods to make our final decisions. The day of the wedding things were a little hectic but once the people arrived and the vows were said we all settled up for a party. When we got to the reception hall the tables were set and the food was ready and every thing was good. I was most impressed with the quality of services that Nik's catering provided with a budget of six hundred dollars I fell like I got service of some one who spent thousands. with everything that I got for the services I was extremely happy with the services Nik's catering offered and would use thier services in the future.

      • 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.

      Catering Concepts
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 25 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Ashley D.
      Verified review

      Simply outstanding! The food was great, the servers were professional and punctual and Becky, the primary organizer, was incredibly helpful in organizing our wedding and ensuring everything was set up prior to the event. I cannot stress how outstanding the service was. Hire this service!

      • 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!

      The Tasting Spoon
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Jason M.
        Verified review

        The tasting Spoon catered my mother's 60th Birthday party and the food was amazing! I really enjoyed the beef brisket the most, it was so juicy and tender. The buffet was put together very well and the attendants had great customer service.

        Pat’s Katerin
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
          Tomanica W.
          Verified review

          Every time I have attended an event where Pat’s Katerin has catered the food, it has been nothing but fabulous. The food is always good and hot. A few of my favorites are the assorted cheeseballs, chicken salad, and macaroni & cheese. Their staff are very friendly, professional and accommodating.

          Smithfield Station
          5.0
          from 2 reviews
            Mary-Margaret W.
            Verified review

            The Smithfield Station catered the annual For The Kids gala for our school and did an exceptional job providing great service and the food was delicious! I knew that Randy, Cliff and the rest of the catering staff had the meal portion of the evening under control and that they would help us in making sure this was a top-notch event!

            R&S Catering Company
            4.5
            from 2 reviews
              Lydia C.
              Verified review

              They catered an event. They were courteous, prepared, experienced, the food was delicious and the set up was great. I highly recommend R&S Catering for your next event.

              • 8 years in business
              Christina P.
              Verified review

              Mrs. Brown catered my wedding the food was fanatic. The decorations was on point. When my guest and I walked in I couldn't believe how the placed looked. The price for mrs.brown was in my budget if I had a problem she worked with me. My next engagement that I have I will be calling her again. I already refer her to people. 😀

              Lickinlipps Food Service
              5.0
              from 1 review
                Sandra M.
                Verified review

                Ms. Richardson is a wonderful caterer with a great passion for preparing food for any occasion. I would highly recommend her to cater your next function.

                Val's Soul Food
                1.0
                from 1 review
                • 6 years in business
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                You can tell that I put all the love that I have into my food...the taste...the presentation. I work with you to ensure you get the best value and what you ask for is what you get.

                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.

                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 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.

                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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