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Petersburg Picnic Caterers

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Fodrey Catering Concepts
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy K.
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We have not had our picnic yet. We were served a taste testing so we could decide on a caterer and it was wonderful. So we hired them.

Mj Creations Sweets & Treats
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie R.
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Marie was fantastic! She catered the dessert for a bridal luncheon I had at my home. It was the hit of the luncheon! My theme was French. She made five different types of crepes for my guests. She was very well prepared and set up in plenty of time. She was courteous to the guests, making sure everyone had what they wanted. The crepes were delicious! I would highly recommend MJ Creations and will ask them back when I have my next party. Thanks!

  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla C.
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This mother/daughter duo prepared a beautiful and tasty southern brunch for our wedding at the Bankuet Place! Very professional and well organized!

Clifton's Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Adair R.
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Cliff catered a dinner party in my home. It was New Years Eve and he was wonderful. He arrived early and actually came out ahead of time to see the space and what he would need.the dinner he prepared beef wellington , crab casseroles, mashed mixed potaotes,and apple cake. I would recommemd Cliff.

Southern Smokin' BBQ
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina S.
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I cannot even begin to express how amazing Southern Smoke BBQ was catering my daughter and new son in laws wedding and rehearsal dinner! Their prices were so reasonable. We were feeding about 170 people and they had no problems at all. The food was amazing, and I mean that because all of our guests have still been raving and asking for their contact information. They were also friendly and just delightful to be around. Thank you guys for a fantastic weekend!

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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I can't give a high enough review of Pamela'a Party Pantry! What a wonderful experience she gave us! She brought us dinner about 10 days prior to our event to sample some items on the menu, it was so good, some of the best, most fresh food I have ever had. The event we hosted was a bridal shower for our DIL to be. The women actually went back for seconds! And compliments for miles. We will find reasons to host events so we can have more of her wonderful food! DO NOT HESITATE TO HIRE HER!!!!!

Tarrant's West
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe J.
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Quick response, great food and a wonderful overall expierence.

Farm to Fork
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tonia W.
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The International Events team arrived on time and systematically unpacked and setup a beautiful buffet. The food was fresh and delicious. The team was courteous and fast. They truly gave us service with a smile. We will be using International Events again.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Holly S.
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HIghly recommend!! I called from Nashville, TN to see if they could do a catering order for a funeral/visitation service at Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond. My worker (and daughter of the deceased) said the food and service were wonderful!

Donald C.
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Always on time! Excellent service!

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We do full-service catering, corporate catering, wedding and event box lunches, lunch and learn meetings, parties and celebrations! We have locally sourced food and spirits! We are fun!

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We are preparing full menu items for catering events and private business functions. Fresh made side dishes and deserts can also be made to order.

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We are a service that provides catering and baking to our customers. You may choose us if you want us to bake you a cake or completely serve a full-course meal.

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I am a clean self starter cook. l can create whatever your taste desire. l am willing to go beyond the call of duty. My best desserts are homemade Key lime pie, crab cake, etc.

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We are the finest and largest caterer in the Hampton Roads area.

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We cater to you and your needs and wants. We cook a variety of types of foods. ex. American, African, Italian, Asian.

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We are in the restaurant and catering business. We can have a 10,000-square-foot venue, or we can cater to your location. We specialize in Latin american foods with the ability to also prepare different foods outside the Latin-American realm.

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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.

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We provide full catering service for intimate get-togethers, business luncheons, special occasions and more. We specialize in blending unique spices to enhance your dining experience. We offer a range of cuisine catering to your needs. Raine's Kitchen is your kitchen.

  • 11 years in business
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Food is the Heart of the soul....Once you put your heart into what you love doing...you create a mastepeice that no one can take from you...

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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.

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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