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Virginia Beach Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Virginia Beach.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 103 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
Verified review

Julie worked around my budget and all my guest loved the food! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a Catering services!!! Thanks again Julie

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Full Metal Chef LLC did the catering for Nekocon, a really large weekend-long event. Brandon does a great job overall, and he is very professional and really good at working with a budget.

Executive Beverage
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha L.
Verified review

Working with Executive Beverage was seamless from the very beginning. Dennis was prompt in his responses to emails and phone calls, and I loved the option to completely customize the services offered. Dennis and his team were on time and their set up is awesome! The bar was visually appealing and everything about their services was awesome! They got the party started! From music to cocktails and drink menus and entertaining my guests, I truly believe Executive Beverage made my wedding! I would hire them for all of my events if I could! Just amazing!!

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
Verified review

I had Thyme Catering host a corporate breakfast with a healthy food theme. The spread was spectacular and the food was fantastic. Jennifer was prompt, professional and very responsive in our correspondence. I will absolutely use Thyme Catering in the future.

Personal Chefs in a Box
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob S.
Verified review

Both the food and service were fantastic. Chef Camacho was incredibly accommodating in all aspects of our event and made the best BBQ I've had in a long time. If you're looking for that one catering company you know will make your event exceptional... Look no further, you've found it.

ross catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Steve P.
Verified review

Thank you Ross Catering. I had Ross Catering do several personal chef dinners for me. I can't cook a lick and I don't really like resturants so when dating I would have a personal chef cook a dinner. Always had great & impressive evenings.

Smithfield Station
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mary-Margaret W.
    Verified review

    The Smithfield Station catered the annual For The Kids gala for our school and did an exceptional job providing great service and the food was delicious! I knew that Randy, Cliff and the rest of the catering staff had the meal portion of the evening under control and that they would help us in making sure this was a top-notch event!

    Catering Concepts
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashley D.
    Verified review

    Simply outstanding! The food was great, the servers were professional and punctual and Becky, the primary organizer, was incredibly helpful in organizing our wedding and ensuring everything was set up prior to the event. I cannot stress how outstanding the service was. Hire this service!

    Kitchen 5 Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    About

    I do my best to bring the experience of being at a restaurant to my customers and the comfort of their homes.

    Big Dogs Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin C.
    Verified review

    Lamont was on time, professional & great with the kids and families.

    Val's Soul Food
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    About

    You can tell that I put all the love that I have into my food...the taste...the presentation. I work with you to ensure you get the best value and what you ask for is what you get.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I AM CONFIDENT IN MY SERVICES. I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD REVIEW. I REALLY TAKE PLEASURE IN WHAT I CREATE. IT IS ALWAYS MY GOAL FIRST TO PLEASE THEN PROFIT.

    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

    We are a personal catering business in the Newport News area. We provide services for weddings, birthday parties, church events, housewarmings and more! We are budget friendly and will work with you.

    About

    I'm an experienced cuisine chef and former restaurant owner. I have experience in catering, upscale services, and personal services. My past honorable mentions include meals served to United Nations ambassadors, U.S. senators, and former governor, Bob McDonnell.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I love what I do and I am very passionate about food.

    About

    We don't have a standard menu. TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE AND WHAT YOU WANT! WE AIM TO PLEASE!!!

    About

    We plan and set up. We are the best cater in town. We help you to make your event just you and just as your image. We have affordable prices.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    About

    Personal chef nutritionist & instructor with an international flair.

    About

    Prices are good...The food is homemade..I fit any need you may have.. I have been in business for 20 years..I have references you can contact...I go over the contract a few times to make sure you understand..and I never had a complaint

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Bartending Services

    Virginia Beach, VA

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Knights of Columbus Hall)
    • Beverage types
      Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      150-200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      Need guidance as to what specific kinds of alcohol we need to buy. How much you charge?
    • $266.67
      Average price

    Need Bartender

    Virginia Beach, VA

    • Event Type
      Other (reunion)
    • Vibe
      Upbeat / lively
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Virgnia Musuem of Contemporary Art)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      More than 200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      I would like to know if maybe we could do a specialty drink for the night to represent our school
    • $300
      Average price

    Need a Catering Service

    Virginia Beach, VA

    • Event type
      Other (Naval Decommissioning Ceremony)
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      Our budget for about 80 people is between $600 to $700 for catering services. It is possible that this budget may go up about $100 but I won't know till later this week.
    • $494.67
      Average price
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