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Richmond Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Richmond.

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Let's Toast Events
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

We had a great experience! Kiondria was a joy to work with, and she catered to our every need!

Mj Creations Sweets & Treats
4.3
from 34 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 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!

Clifton's Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Doris M.
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I hired Mr Hurdle to set up and cater the wedding reception for my brother . Cliff and his staff did everything from setting up the room with tables, linens, glassware and silverware. He then prepared a full buffet from appetizers to desert . He was able to accommodate special diet request very nicely. He also provided a very attentive waitstaff .Everything was done in a very timely manner. I would use again without a doubt .

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Deirdre F.
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I am lucky to be Pam's neighbor as I can attest to her amazing cooking - sophisticated, gourmet meals to delicious, comfort food to incredible baked goods, she does it all!!

Groovin' Gourmets
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jared R.
Verified review

Lisa and Feast catering did an outstanding job catering my wedding. The food was amazing, and the staff were consummate professionals. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a magical and memorable experience for any event.

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.

Personal Chef Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Deborah C.
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So sorry in being so long doing this review. I had to arrange this event from a distance and didn't get to attend myself so when I got rave reviews regarding lunch I knew it was because Aaron Turner delivered everything as promised. He was friendly to work with, there was a great variety of food to meet many needs and it was all delicious. Wonderful experience!

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We believe that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance and would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

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At Karisma Catering, we provide catering with a personal touch of home. We cater to our customer's need with love and passion of old fashion cooking.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am very detail oriented, hard working,, & strive to make my clients happy & fully satisfied. . My food , I'm told, is out of this world. I am immaculately clean, do cleanup, shopping , planning, etc. I will do everthg. possible to work w/my clients to ensure they are satisfied.. I freelance as a personal assistant also... I drive for Uber p/t & have been approved with a background check since over 1 year.. Thanks, Cathy I love feeding people, I get so much happiness & gratification from seeing others eat, enjoy, & have a good experience. Your pleasure is all mine.

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I, Jannay, am a personal chef/caterer/baker who believes in the quality of food and elegance. I will make any event a night to remember. My business offers customers to live in luxury even if it's just for one night, giving you all the joys of life through food.

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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 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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I am a DJ who plays all types of music for any event. I have partners that include my mom and my aunt, in which they do decorating, catering, wedding officiating and planning, and wedding receptions. If you want a good time of fun and enjoyment, a stress-free day, please call us. We provide music, catering, and decoration setting up and taking down. We also provide bartending if needed. We, as a family, have a true love for what we do, so there is no half stepping in what we do. If you want the best, don't look any further; here we are.

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Let us help you create a unique experience. The services we offer include the following: * Consulting * Planning * Day-of coordination * Directing * Catering We provide our services for weddings, showers, banquets, luncheons, anniversaries, parties, meetings or any special events. Visit our Facebook page: ForEverySeasonEvents.

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A completely-from-scratch caterer, we offer menus that are limitless and are designed for every individual customer and their needs.

  • 6 years in business
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Wild Greens is the only true "farm to table" catering company in Richmond. Working with our clients vision and customizing menus for each event.

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Creative Taste Catering is a full-service caterer with 17 years of experience. Your wide variety of needs can be met by our experienced coordinators and chef. We can fit fabulous food into any budget you may have!

  • 8 years in business
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I can cater big events such as large wedding and dinners, to small intimate afairs. Also in addition to being able to cook savory dishes of Amy cuisine I am able to make pastrys of any kind, homemade pies. Cookies, and cakes including wedding cakes I love to cook and never get stressed out no matter how large the occasion is. I am able to out people at ease knowing that I have everything under control

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We take special time and care preparing our meals to make sure they are fresh, nutritionlly and healthy for all dietary needs. In order to serve, you must have a a Agape spirit of loving people; a characteristic in which I process and so does my staff.

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

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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