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Virginia Beach Meal Preparation Professionals

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Virginia Beach.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 99 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
Verified review

They served us 2 dinners and one lunch at our annual meeting. All meals were well received!

Brennan Griffith
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Brennan cooked his meal in a beautiful new wok that he had recently purchased over an open fire in our back yard! It was really entertaining to watch him cook the meal as the mouth-watering aroma of the perfectly marinated chicken wafted through the air. It was also really interesting to hear him explain all of the different elements of the meal as he prepared it all in front of us, which is something very unique and unlike any other fine dining experience you'll get in a traditional restaurant. I'd like to conclude by saying his papaya salad was one of the most memorable dishes I've ever eaten! The spiciness of the sauce was perfectly balanced by the pleasant cooling sensation from the fresh cilantro and mint. That dish is a must-have if you choose to hire Brennan as your chef, which I really suggest you consider doing. You won't be disappointed!

Colby Paige Catering
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Alliannah H.
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!

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon G.
Verified review

During Rofcon the meals we were served were amazing. We were all amazed and extremely happy to be served sushi. The next con we have, we HAVE to have you guys back. Everything was amazing and we were kept fed and happy. We all couldn't have been happier with the service we had. Two thumbs up!!

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

Excellent customer service! Jennifer provided a number of pre-prepared meals for my father of which he thoroughly enjoyed. The pork tenderloin was amazing! Jennifer is professional and personable and very accommodating. Would highly recommend!!

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jason T.
Verified review

The Food is top notch! I've ordered quite a few meals from Up In Smoke Catering LLC and I have been completely satisfied with the taste and the quality of the food EVERY time. Great portions for the price. I highly recommend Up In Smoke Catering LLC to all my friends. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Jason T.

Charlotte's LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene S.
Verified review

The food was off the chain! I hired Charlotte's to cater my mother's 60th birthday party and the food prepared was a hit. We did a tasting beforehand and food was adjusted to my likings for the party. Everyone raved about the food's flavor for months afterward!

April's Essence Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
Verified review

Aprils Essences has far exceeded my expectations....she provides daily lunch for my 3yr old that is wholesome, nutritious, fresh and absolutely delish. She is professional, and takes pride in the services she renders. I would highly recommend her without reservation for all your meal planning needs.....very satisfied mom😊

Hot Salad Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Yolanda M.
Verified review

My experience tasting you food definetly everything I hope it would be by the pictures you shared. Service was prompt in all fresh ingredients . The food was prepared with all healthy and tasty seasonings. I came to order the shrimps and gravy. After talking to another customer as I waited for my order he suggested the Turkey burrito . I couldn't believe what I was witnessing in my mouth. As you can see from the pictured you posted I was in pure delight in happiness. Good food prepared by good people. I would recommend your food . Soul in loved at the hands of a good brother. The salads are to die for as well.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emma J.
Verified review

Jennel is an incredible Chef. The meals were always creative and super delicious. Whether we were on an island, a Yacht or in the USA she sourced great produce and whipped up wonderful meals--actually some of the best meals I've ever eaten. Last but not least, Jennel is a pleasure to be around and will get along well with your team.

Peyton's Place II
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina S.
Verified review

Peyton's Place II has the best "Southern Style Food" on this side of Hampton Roads. They arrive on time and prepared to service when catering is requested. The staff is qualified food handlers and liscensed Chefs. I have had PPII cater several meals, functions/events and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this business and will use them again.

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

Chef Troy did an awesome job. I was very pleased with his & chef Mike's ability to NOT be the typical private chefs. They wowed our guests with not just their food, but also their personalities!!! Awesome job you two!!! Can't wait until the next event. The Zenos'

From Her With Love
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
Verified review

I contacted Alyse about in-home cooking for a special occasion and throughout the initial consultations whether it was via email, text, or voice, she was always prompt, clear, and had great follow through. We planned the surprise event for a group of ten people and when a last-minute change occurred, she easily accommodated a menu for three of the ten individuals who didn't eat seafood. For a group this size, she brought some help, and things went off without a hitch! Alyse was great with the meal planning, cost estimation, shopping, preparation, cooking, and post event clean-up. She started with homemade garlic biscuits and a herb butter that were marvelous! This served as a bit of an appetizer while the meal was being prepared. The first course was shrimp and grits, the second course was a Seafood Etouffee, and for desert, a Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee paired with Bourbon and Pecan Ice Cream. SLURP!! We really enjoyed the conversations with her and she and her assistant made the evening very memorable, certainly enjoyable, and tasty ! In case you're asking yourself the critical tell-tale question, Would he hire her again?, The answer is a resounding yes!

Nik's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

My name is Janie Elisabeth Beck, Nik's Catering Catered my wedding. I was in need of some one who understood my needs and my tight budget. I didn't have much in the way of a budget. Nik's catering worked with my budget and the food was amazing. We did a self service buffet style cuisine. Nicole suggested Italian because it was cheap and we could get more for our money. I came to Nicole through My best friend Marilyn Watt Nicole is her daughter and she thought that she could help me. Three months prior to my wedding I sat down with Nicole and we went through some sample menus that she prepared for me and how many people I was expecting and set up a few tastings to sample some of the foods to make our final decisions. The day of the wedding things were a little hectic but once the people arrived and the vows were said we all settled up for a party. When we got to the reception hall the tables were set and the food was ready and every thing was good. I was most impressed with the quality of services that Nik's catering provided with a budget of six hundred dollars I fell like I got service of some one who spent thousands. with everything that I got for the services I was extremely happy with the services Nik's catering offered and would use thier services in the future.

Tastes By Maia
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Chef Maia's cooking skills knows no bounds. There are no dishes that can stop her. I have had the privilege of sampling her gourmet meals as well as her pastries....everything has simply been exquisite! I will continue to use Tie My Apron for all of my culinary delights. Chef Maia is pleasant, very detail oriented and a delight to have cook for you! I am glad to have the opportunity to let everyone else know what they have to look forward to!

Entrees LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
Verified review

The chefs did an excellent job at preparing the food and in a timely manner!

Lickinlipps Food Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
Verified review

Ms. Richardson is a wonderful caterer with a great passion for preparing food for any occasion. I would highly recommend her to cater your next function.

La Dolce Vita Bakery Cafe
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Danny K.
Verified review

Victoria and La Dolce Vita have catered lunch for my office and her food was nothing short of perfection. Rarely does my entire staff agree on something, but without hesitation, everyone agreed it was the best catered lunch we have ever ordered. It's easy to taste when food is authentic and prepared fresh. I was so impressed, I'll not only be using La Dolce to cater for my office, but I'll be using them for a company event where I'll be hosting 125 clients on a charted cruise! Thanks for everything Victoria!!

Rafael Rivera Barrios
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessie N.
Verified review

Rafael was super flexible, understanding and produced an amazing private VIP meal!

  • New on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

We loved having Kathi's help with our evening meals while my husband was deployed. She helped make our meal plans and organize the grocery needs, she prepped and cooked all meals from start to finish and left my kitchen spotless. She even modified her dishes to meet my vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. She helped us find kid-friendly meal ideas and always made sure they were healthy and varied. We enjoyed all the food she prepared for us and already miss her very much!

A Night to Remember
1.0
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.

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