Colby Paige Catering

Suffolk, VA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We focus more on results, not cost

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I get to meet new people and travel to different locations


Suffolk, VA 23435

Years in business


Number of employees


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15 Reviews
  • Mike W. Dec 25, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    on time and the food was delicious. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend...
  • Makeba G. May 15, 2015
    My graduation luncheon was a delectable occasion. The presentation was beautiful and the food delicious. Each of his workers were professional and kind to my guests. Working with Chef Gill was seamless. I plan to use this catering company for my next special gathering!
  • Amanda S. May 9, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    My guests considered the service to be mediocre and the food cooked well. I ran into some trouble along the way as far as responsibilities and willingness to follow through. I had to provide a list of what exactly I needed in order to feel I received the service I had paid for. Also, accounted for some missing liquor that had to be provided on my part.
  • Lindsey G. Nov 13, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    From the very start Gilbert was excellent to work with! .He was great to communicate with throughout the entire process! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The day of the wedding the staff arrived on time and were so friendly - they really put me at ease on the big day! Not only were they well prepared but extremely professional. You could tell they took extreme care with every dish they made. Everyone at the wedding raved about how good the food was. Clean up was a breeze and they even took a little extra time to help us heat up a pizza for our extremely picky son. I would recommend them to anyone. Please book Colby Paige Catering without hesitation. You will be glad you did!!
  • Wanda J. Nov 13, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Colby Paige Catering, headed by the very talented Chef Gilbert Dawes provided an outstanding experience for our wedding. We had 200 guests and the menu and service were professional and absolutely delicious! We had a variety of appetizers and the dinner choices were fabulous. Chef Gil met with us prior to the wedding and together we worked out a menu and price. Chef graciously provided us with a tasting and we knew he was the man! Chef Gil and his staff were polite, on time, clean, and on point! Thank you Colby Paige Catering for making our wedding (at the Norfolk Masonic Temple) a fabulous affair!!! W & T Hughes Sept. 2014
  • Carissa M. Nov 6, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    My whole family was extremely impressed and praised the delicious food Gilbert & his staff cooked up for my private after wedding dinner party. It was really wonderful food for what I believe to be a fair price.
  • Lindsey G. Jul 12, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
  • Nancy B. Jun 5, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend! Chef Gil was very accommodating for my corporate luncheon for 30 people in Virginia on fairly short notice. Price was good, food was great and the service was outstanding. He called the night before to confirm details, and of course showed up on time the day of. He even brought real china and glassware which I didn't expect. I appreciated his attention to detail and his follow up the next day (which is rare in my experience). I am so happy I have a new resource in the DC area.
  • Leah J. May 5, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We used Colby Paige Catering for my husband's promotion party. We ordered several items and they were all good. The kale salad, guacamole dip and chicken skewers were a big hit with our guests. Gilbert was a pleasure to work with. Overall - Food was great and the staff was very professional. We will certainly use them again for future events
  • Stuart G. May 4, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    I found Colby Paige very cooperative from our initial meeting to the final clean up, The food was as expected. It was plentiful and tasty. It required making some specialty dishes such as paella . Richard Kramer who was the chef and the person who made the paella was outstanding. He was very professional and and competent.
  • Alliannah H. Jan 6, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I was very satisfied with the services I was given with Colby Paige Catering. I hired them to come to my parents house and serve an intimate dinner for 2. My parents were more than satisfied with the food and services they were given. They loved the food and said it was excellent. Their chef, Jamila Wilson, was very nice and neat. She came with all of her own supplies and her own plates. She left with our kitchen exactly how it was before she came. She was also very fast and had the food prepared in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this catering services to others and would hire them again!
  • Chris H. Dec 20, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    They catered dinner for 40 people at our son's rehearsal dinner. It was a 2 hour event. The food was excellent. The presentation was good. The staff was efficient. The only thing that we'd have changed was the way they cleaned up. They were clearing tables and packing up while the event was still going on. A bit distracting as people were giving toasts and telling stories.
  • Kathy H. Oct 14, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Gil and his very personable and helpful staff made my daughter's Sandbridge wedding a success! Not only was the food delicious,but he was so accommodating and readily available by text or phone anytime I wanted to make a change. We are from northern Va, and when we wanted to do a tasting at my daughter's bachelorette party, he drove out of his way for over an hour in rush hour traffic to deliver to the bride! He would also text me with ideas he had for the menu. The price was extremely reasonable for such quality food items! Guest comments about the food included; shrimp seasoned and cooked to perfection, zucchini fritters out of this world, prime rib and chicken very tender, pineapple mango sauce on the grilled mahi really tasty.......and TONS of great comments about the wait staff! I couldn'' t be happier with Gil and his team! Thank you again!
  • June M. Oct 13, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Everything was tasty and the servers were very helpful
  • Wayne G. Sep 23, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Mr. Dawes of Colby Paige Catering did an outstanding job for 120 people with very short notice. The food was excellent for the application, which was chaos with people moving all over town all day long. His execution was perfect in timing and budget. We absolutely could not have asked for more. He was professional, personable and more importantly for us, did exactly what he said he would do. Mr. Dawes has my personal and professional recommendation without hesitation. Wayne Groover


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is simple and is posted on our site. We usually break up totals into 3 payments depending on the size
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend trade shows and do research online
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have worked in many areas of the food business and felt more comfortable catering
What types of customers have you worked with?
There is nothing common about a Wedding but we tend to get the most requests for those
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We catered a wedding in NC for 400 people and it was plated. Nothing went wrong and the client was extremely pleased
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Call a few caterers that provides the same service and get a feel of who is the right fit. Once you make a decision make sure that they provide what you want
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How much planning it takes just for that one night