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Virginia Beach Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Virginia Beach.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 103 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

We had a welcome home party for our best friends and used mermaid catering. The food and service was amazing!!!! Due to the larger size of the party we requested having a bartender as well. The price was extremely reasonable and allowed me to really enjoy the event. She was very professional and stayed on top of all the timing involved given it was a surprise party. I will be using mermaid catering again and again. Such a success

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

Omg, some of the best food I have ever had. I've been to a few of his catered events and he works so well with themes and is beyond flexible. AMAZING!!!

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!

    The Carolina Kitchen
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    LaTaunya W.
    Verified review

    I enjoyed the delicious food provided by The Carolina Kitchen. The staff were responsive to every detail of my vision for my event. The coordinator listen to details and provided constructive feed back and and sound advice. Definitely experienced and positive... The Carolina Kitchen fits the Bill!!

    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!

    A Night to Remember
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Walter Rob T.
    Verified review

    Just imagine having a head chef show up in your kitchen, what a treat. My wife and I were looking for something different and exciting for our anniversary. We knew exactly what we were looking for; delicious food, special treatment and a high level of service. We obtained the services of a premier personal chef. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at home thanks to Chef Gray. He brought all the food and ingredients, all the pots, pans and cooking utensils, beautiful table setting and glassware. Chef Gray took over my kitchen and prepared us a wonderful three course meal. He was the shining example of a highly trained professional chef. He transformed our dining room into a "Five Star Restaurant" with his personalized and attentive service. Chef Gray is a great listener and takes your dietary restrictions into consideration to customize your meal. He took care of everything, assisted with the menu, cooked for us, provided exceptional service and cleaned up the entire kitchen. Thank you Chef Gray for making our anniversary so uniquely special.

    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.

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    I provide homemade meals. Meals can be stored in the freezer for use through the month. Do you have a dietary concern? My menus are easily tweeted to your needs. I also cater dinner parties and small events.

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

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    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.

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    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.

    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Hi there, I am the Catering Coordinator for Moe's Southwest Grill in Hampton Roads. We have stores all throughout Hampton Roads and would love to cater your next meeting or event! We specialize in last minute catering, and also recently added Online Ordering! If you would like more information on catering, We have a catering line you can call. (757)803-6341

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    We are a full-service catering service featuring cutting edge coastal cuisine. We have a celebrity chef who is steeped in experience and knowledge on how to execute the customers' expectations and budget management .

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    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.

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    We specialize in sliders. Our chef can cater any event food varieties from American, Spanish, Italian or whatever is needed. We have competitive pricing. I am a certified food manager with the State of Virginia.

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    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.

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    I am a personal and professional chef for hire. I work on dinner parties, private cooking lessons, on-site catering and slow-smoked meats for your next BBQ.

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    Here at King's Catering, we provide catering services, from single individuals for private dinners all the way up to wedding parties and executive groups. Our chefs are very well trained and have the experience to match. There are no events too large or too small. With our extensive menu, you can design your own dining experience in any location.

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    I am a southern woman who specializes in layered/tiered wedding cakes. We also bake and design birthday, retirement, or any occasion cakes. We bake a variety of pound cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies. We can cater to your next function as well, such as family reunions, receptions, or all office parties. Our culinary skills is a piece of heaven.

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    We cook on-site with large grill or cook home cooked meals at your location. We cook fried chicken, baked chicken, BBQ, fried fish, mac and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.

    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.
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