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

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!

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

I hired Brandon as the personal chef for my wedding on May 31, 2014, and I can honestly say that without him, my wedding would have been a disaster. In four months' time, my original venue and catering vendor was unable to produce a decent menu within our budget. When pressed, she became hostile and unprofessional, reducing me to a state of tears over the phone. Highly distressed and at my wits' end, I made the best decision of my wedding-planning process, asking Brandon for his advice. I wanted to know what my options were – with less than 3 months before my wedding, if I found a new venue, could I possibly manage to have decent food and drink there as well? If not, and I was truly stuck with the original venue, how could I move forward from the current situation? And of course, once Brandon was involved, the situation improved exponentially because he wouldn't stop going above and beyond. He calmly assured me that I wasn't being a “bridezilla,” that no business owner should ever treat a customer, or anyone, that way, that I should be a happy bride, not a frazzled one, and that one way or another everything was going to be wonderful because he was going to make it his personal mission to make it so. He gave me options: if I wanted, he could operate as my intermediary so that I never had to speak to the original vendor again, or, if I wanted to start from scratch with a new location, he would make sure there was food and drink. With this new-found support, I found the confidence and resolution to move things to Lee Hall Mansion. Because our guest list was going to be less than 100 people, Brandon offered to take the event on, even though weddings are a little outside the traditional purview of a personal chef. Lee Hall is a historic house from before the Civil War with quite a few challenges to cooking: there are no kitchen facilities; in order to ensure the safety of the house, they have quite a number of regulations about the use of open flames; and, to top it all off, they only have one power source outside the house. Brandon took on these challenges as if they were nothing! He met with the venue to make absolutely sure he understood the situation. He made sure all of his equipment satisfied their regulations. He planned our menu based on foods that could be prepared in advance, yet be deliciously reheated. He did all of the prep work out of his own kitchen when no other was available. He personally met with my parents to make sure they were comfortable with all the plans. He helped us choose plates, cups, and serve-ware. Brandon even had us over for dinner one night so we could sample his style of cooking before the big day. One of the stereotypes of weddings is that you won't get a chance to eat. Just about everyone told us to make sure we ate plenty during the day because we wouldn't get to at the reception. But I'll tell you what – after Brandon had us over for dinner we made damn sure we got to eat at our wedding. It was so freaking delicious! I'm pretty sure we will be talking about the chicken alfredo and the ham until we die. Everything worked out absolutely perfectly the day of! Brandon was there on time, the appetizers were ready on time, the entrees were ready on time, the hot food was hot, the cold food was cold, the staff were courteous, and Brandon was attentive. I could go on, but I could not have asked for anything better. I recommend him to everyone!

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!

Pat’s Katerin
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Tomanica W.
    Verified review

    Every time I have attended an event where Pat’s Katerin has catered the food, it has been nothing but fabulous. The food is always good and hot. A few of my favorites are the assorted cheeseballs, chicken salad, and macaroni & cheese. Their staff are very friendly, professional and accommodating.

    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!

      Bowe Woods Baked Goods
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Beareather R.
        Verified review

        It's crazy to say, but "Bowe Woods Baked Goods" saved my life October 11, 2015. After being very disappointed with the caterer hired for the "green room guests" at my annual Big Eyed Blues Festival; Bowe Woods Baked Goods saved the day on day 2, with a beautiful dish of chicken and pasta in a decadently seasoned tomato sauce, toppled with fresh mozzarella cheese. Our guests were also presented with a salad that was not only ambrosia for your eyes but for your entire body. Absolutely delicious! Bowe Woods Baked Goods - made with love. Beareather Reddy Big Eyed Enterprises, Inc. - President www.bigeyedblues.org (718) 670-3214 "Keep Blues Alive...Music of the Soul...Let It Live in Brooklyn!"

        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.

        About

        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 .

        About

        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.

        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 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.

        • 14 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        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

        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.

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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.

        About

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

        About

        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.

        About

        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.

        • 9 years in business
        About

        Excellent customer service, we leave you with a great experience.

        About

        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.

        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.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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.

        How much should catering cost per person?

        Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

        • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
        • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
        • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
        • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
        • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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