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Suffolk Banquet Caterers

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Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 108 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie B.
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My husband and I decided to get married rather quickly and only had 13 days to pull together all the details. Julie at Mermaid Catering was one of the first caterers to respond to my request for a quote. After exchanging a few messages via the Thumbtack site, Julie had a good idea of the type of food items we wanted and was very prompt in responding with a great menu and great price quote. We worked with Julie to secure a bartender. We supplied all the alcohol and Mermaid Catering supplied all the mixers, plates, plastic glasses, etc. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Julie was fun and easy to work with, she was prompt getting back to me and arrived at our wedding with ample time to set up. Julie, you did a GREAT job, the food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. Thank you for working with me under such time restraints. We received many compliments on the food and presentation. Thank you SO much for helping to make our wedding perfect!

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha W.
Verified review

He came and cooked a private dinner for me and my husband! He was so professional and the food was outstanding! I will definitely be using him again.

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!!!

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.

    Smithfield Station
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Martha R.
      Verified review

      If you're in the market for an outstanding caterer - call the Smithfield Station NOW! For 12 years, they have been the caterer for a 3 Course seated dinner for 300+ guests at a fundraiser that I co-chair. Not only is their food delicious, but the level of service they give is second to none!

      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. 😀

        About

        I have a catering company. Just one bite, and you will fall in love. I've been cooking my whole life and want the world to experience my love for food.

        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!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        At PMS Deli, we strive to provide the very best for our guests. For us, that means an unwavering commitment to freshness and quality. You'll find it in our hand-tossed made-to-order salads. You'll taste it in our breads fresh from the oven. You'll see it in the swirl of creamy icing on our famous cupcakes, and you'll savor it in our Boar's Head meats and cheeses. There's more to PMS Deli than great food! You'll feel it the moment you walk in the door. It's a place to share laughter, conversation and friendship, over a warm panini, a frothy latte or a fresh-baked muffin. It's a place to grab a quick bite or to enjoy a leisurely lunch. Most of all, it's a place where you can relax and feel at home. We're your neighborhood gathering spot, where you can always count on fresh, delicious food and a warm welcome.

        • 8 years in business
        About

        Since I was a little girl I've always loved helping in the kitchen. From my grandmother teaching me how make homemade pierogies to my mom helping me make cookies from scratch. Our family loves to cook together and for others.

        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.

        About

        We are "more than a catering company! We are family owned and committed to developing quality yet professional relationships with our guests. We are providing and combining many of the services needed to host your amazing event! We provide free coordination for many aspects of the planning, taking the stress out of the process, so the guest can have a good time! We genuinely want to help make your event everything you envision it to be. Traditions has an authentic desire to be of service by making your needs our needs for your next event!

        About

        I will preside over your wedding in my home chapel or in your home, or I offer you a 65-seat banquet hall in Virginia Beach, town center.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I used to worked in one of the major cruise lines as executive sous chef. I traveled in different countries, and I am familiar with different international cuisines. I am working right now as one of the head chefs in one of the universities here in Virginia, and I also accept catering in all events.

        About

        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.

        About

        Tell us what you want,and we can meet your needs,anything is possible! We enjoy making our customers happy and satisfying there needs.

        About

        I offer ice cream catering for meetings, birthday parties, school events, sports, baby showers and more. Get 30 small cups of your favorite flavors of ice cream for $49, delivered right to you. Is 30 cups too much? Is it not enough? Contact us for quotes and ordering.

        About

        My company offers catering services for any type of event. We also offer event planning, tabletop decorations and wedding consulting.

        About

        Catering is a passion to me. All types of catering is welcome no mater how small. Whatever you want, I can make it happen. I have over 15 years of training, and I have worked with some of the greatest chefs around in the Tidewater area.

        About

        We are catering and private chef for hire. We cook, you party. Let us do your shopping, cooking and cleaning! We provide top notch cuisine and services provided by the best in the industry.

        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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