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Roanoke Caterers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrie T.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! Service was awesome. We really enjoyed the process while working with Darin and Blackwater Creek Catering to make our wedding a smash hit. The staff was very pleasant and on top of their game. Need food, good service and catering with a vision? Call them! Thanks a ton😉

Bella Events Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey W.
Verified review

Marsha and her team totally rocked out a 230-person wedding, including a seated, plated dinner and staffing the bars. I couldn’t have asked for a more flexible, accommodating and seasoned catering company. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a catering job of any size!!

2Dye4Que and Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
Verified review

Chef Dye has gone above and beyond in his professional career. He continues to amaze all who have been lucky enough to enjoy his cuisine, ranging from exotic fare to Americana, and now his personal specialty and passion, slow smoked Barbeque. To date, I have not yet consumed anything prepared by Chef Dye that was not truly excellent. His dishes speak for themselves and will never disappoint. 2Dye4Que and Catering is an exceptional business offering savory slow smoked meats and delicious mouth watering sides that you simply can not go wrong with. Chef Dye goes beyond the Mark adding his custom created sauces that he has labored enthusiastically to create in order to add his own distinct flavors and tastes to his Barbequeing style. This, along with excellent service sets him apart from the rest. For those of you considering having an upcoming event catered, I highly recommend 2Dye4Que. The ones who have had the pleasure already know.

  • 13 years in business
Leannier T.
Verified review

Melia's creations are indeed delightful, tasty, as well as beautiful. Utmost care is given to every detail. A"must have"for any successful occasion.

  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

It was very easy working with Danny. He was accommodating in coming up with a plan that was just right for our group. The price was reasonable and the food was excellent.

Wueer Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    The food was great. I needed last min catering on the same day and they were able to prepare a custom menu and present the food in a unique and trendy way.

    April H.
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Ikem C.
      Verified review

      I needed catering service on set for my thesis film in school. I was fortunate to know April's son who told me about his amazing Mother. I got amazing service from April. The food was well made, and in abundance. I had the choice to pick from a series of meals, snacks and drinks. The food was brought on set early, and she stayed throughout the shoot to help serve us all (The same great service for 3 days). I would recommend April to anyone in need of great catering service. :)

      About

      We are a premier brunch and breakfast catering company. We use only the freshest, organic and locally grown ingredients in creating exquisite dishes with a stunning presentation. From business meetings to private parties, We will help you make it a memorable event.

      • 35 years in business
      About

      We are an affordable and premium full-service catering company. Our services include DJs, linen service, event design and setup, buffet and seated dinner catering, lighting, etc. We have been in business for 28 years now. We travel and have base offices located in Roanoke, VA, Atlanta, GA, and Nashville Tennessee. No event is too big or too small. We also have personal chef services and private dinner services available as well as box lunches/dinners.

      About

      An exciting and dynamic catering company with exceptional food and service!

      About

      We make the event a lasting memory not just a meal.

      About

      We are a father and son team that enjoys working with food and people. We have been in and around the culinary industry for several years and are now branching out on our own. We can do almost anything you can think of and enjoy getting creative with some of the simplest of dishes. We love trying new things, so give us a try, and you won't be disappointed.

      About

      We've been serving the special events market for over 18 years. All meals can be prepared on-site or in advance. Licensed bartenders are available on request. House specials include pit-cooked BBQ smoked with hickory and applewood and house beans prepared with ground Angus beef, lean crumbled bacon, green peppers, onions, brown sugar, coleslaw, buns or yeast rolls. Other dishes offered are the following: - Marinated Grilled Chicken Quarters - Prime Rib - Roasted Lamb - Whole Hogs - Baby Back Ribs - Duck, Pheasant, Quail and Cornish Game Hens - Wild Caught Salmon - Steamed Oysters and Shrimp, Clams and Lobster For any items not listed, please ask, and we will be glad to accommodate your request.

      About

      Avenue Foods is an innovative catering company located in Lynchburg, Va offering services for corporate entertaining, galas and fundraisers, social events, wedding receptions and much more. Avenue Foods has an established reputation for exceptional food, creativity, and personalization with outstanding service. Avenue Foods is owned and operated by three sisters; Cissa Willman, Laurie Ward and Carrie McCall. We handle every detail from the custom menu, wait staff and bar service, rental, floral and beverage consultation to complete setup and cleanup for your catering event. Our mission is to provide our clients with beautifully presented cuisine made with only the best ingredients. We work hard to make sure your event progresses smoothly, providing you and your guest with only the most professional and considerate service. We look forward to meeting and working with new people daily. Please consider us for your next catering event.

      About

      As the previous last head chef of Ukrops and current sous chef downtown, I provide fun, entertaining and delicious menus that satisfy many crowds. There are no menu limitations or limitations to imagination. Crazy Chef provides crazy good food with ideas you might not have thought of. That's what makes it fun.

      About

      We are a small catering business that is just starting out and trying to put its name out there. Our company consists of me and my father, and between the two of us, we have 48 years of cooking under our belts, and we've decided that we should share our food with the world.

      About

      I have been providing flavorful nutritious meals, various breads, mouthwatering desserts, and delicious decorated cakes for more than 30 years. Many of my cakes went to weddings held at the Homestead Resort. I have always pride myself on my goodies tasting as good as they looked!

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We take pride in the freshness and quality of our foods. We take the time to ensure that customers get exactly what they pay for.

      About

      Lasting Impressions Catering Services offers a full-service catering at affordable prices. If you are looking for professional catering services, look no further. We are excited about serving you with a spirit of excellence. We take great pleasure in meeting your needs and aiming to exceed your expectations. Our ultimate goal is to make a lasting impression, one event at a time.

      About

      Telens cooks and caters small to medium parties. Our specialties are homemade comfort foods with a twist. We can do anything from your next retirement luncheon to a cozy in home dinner party. We can prepare and serve it, drop it off or do whatever fits your needs. Telens can handle a party of ten on up to a party of two hundred. Whether it be party foods or a dinner buffet, Telens can take care of your next event!

      About

      I take pride in what I do. I listen to every word you have to say and never make decisions without you involved unless you put it all in my hands. I work hard for great tasting food, phenomenal presentation, and very happy guests. I work out of a very clean location, we are always on time with products, and we always wear a smile.

      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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      Need Catering Services on May 31, 2014

      Ronceverte, WV

      • Type of catering needed
        I'm not sure yet
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Details
        I need a caterer for my wedding reception, but we are not exactly sure what type of food we want yet. We just know that we want to stay around $10 per person.

      Need Catering Service for a Wedding

      West Augusta, VA

      • Type of catering needed
        I'm not sure yet
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        BBQ
      • Number of guests
      • Details
        Interested in on-site preparation for outdoor wedding

      Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event with 100-150 Guests

      Beckley, WV

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Formal American
      • Number of people
        100-150
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        no silverware needed or napkins or plates
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