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Norfolk Wedding Caterers

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Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 108 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Ailene D.
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Julie and her staff helped us pull off our small wedding this past summer. We had one month to make all the arrangements and Julie was one of the people who helped make it all happen. She was very professional and patient with me and my husband while we worked out all the details. The food was great, the staff were very friendly, and the Pagoda is a beautiful venue to have any event. Thanks, Julie and staff!

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!! 👍👍

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

I had Thyme Catering host a corporate breakfast with a healthy food theme. The spread was spectacular and the food was fantastic. Jennifer was prompt, professional and very responsive in our correspondence. I will absolutely use Thyme Catering in the future.

Southern Flair
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jodi T.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Southern Flair Pub house. One stop shop for catering, private parties, fundraisers, a night out dancing or karaoke, happy hour and dinner specials , competitive prices annas a friendly staff!! A must try!!!

  • 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!

Hot Salad Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Janae L.
Verified review

The food is awesome and Chef Blu definitely caters to you!

Kim
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Monique B.
    Verified review

    The food was fabulous I have no complaints what so ever.In fact I have arrangements with her to do some catering for me for Thanksgiving.

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lakisha G.
    Verified review

    Everyone at my wedding praised his food !!! They said I hsve never been to a wedding where the wedding was beautiful and the food was great !!! This man cane to my house and cooked on my stove for my tasting , just amazing !!! I will not be disappointed

    Elegant Events by Maegen
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Jennifer B.
    Verified review

    Maegen coordinated my wedding in 2012. She helped me find local bridal and cake shops, DJs and venues for our wedding. We started planning about a year in advance and she was there every step of the way. Maegen had great ideas for decor and made sure we did not forget any important details. By the day of our wedding Maegen had been in contact with all of vendors involved(cake lady, DJ, caterer, photographer, musician,etc.) and coordinated what time they should arrive to the venue to set up for the wedding. She was there bright and early the day of our wedding and made sure everyone arrived on time and set up as planned. When there was a delay in my arrival she made an announcement to the guests explaining the delay and convinced our caterer to open the bar which our guests greatly appreciated! She made sure we stayed on time all night even though we started an hour late and ensured the major events were done early so those who wanted to leave could. She ensured we had time to take all of the photos we wanted and they turned out amazing. At the end of the night she worked with my family to move all of our gifts out of the venue and made sure all of the guests were out of the building by the required time so we did not get charged extra! She made our wedding day stress free and enjoyable! We could not have asked for a better coordinator for our wedding!

    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.

      Donald C.
      Verified review

      Always on time! Excellent service!

      • 10 years in business
      About

      On The Rise Catering is a catering service that aims to give you that soulful feeling that you remember when grandma used to get down in the kitchen. We specialize in Southern/Regional cuisines. On The Rise Catering aims to provide you the guest with a taste you will remember and a feeling of satisfaction -- eat and enjoy!

      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.

      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

      We are a full-service restaurant and night club that offers catering services. We specialize in international buffets, weddings cakes and professional catering services for your holiday functions.

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      My work stands out from others because I give my clients what they want and saving money at the same time. Of course I'm in this business to make money but having 8 children myself I know what it means to budget Being able to see the smiles on my clients faces when they taste my food or see how I decorated their event

      About

      I make custom party platters -- fruit, veggie, deli, and wraps. Themed platters are not a problem. I do any event for offices, homes, and organizations.

      About

      I am a southern woman who specializes in layered/tiered wedding cakes. We also bake and design birthday, retirement, or any occasion cakes. We bake a variety of pound cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies. We can cater to your next function as well, such as family reunions, receptions, or all office parties. Our culinary skills is a piece of heaven.

      • 2 years in business
      About

      Specializing in Planning Beach Weddings and Elopements / Virtual Wedding Planning / Evening Appointments Available I love working with couples to create the beach wedding of their dreams.

      About

      I do catering for banquets. I have worked at the Marriot Great Wolf Lodge, CNU and the Chamberlin House. I have had several waitress jobs at Denny's, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, MP Island Cafe, Shoney's, Applebee's, etc. I'm a very energetic, friendly and happy person who is ready to work!

      About

      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.

      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.
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