Find a catering service in Chesapeake, VA

Find catering services in Chesapeake, VA

Find catering services in Chesapeake, VA

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Top 10 catering services in Chesapeake, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Trilogy Catering Group LLC

Trilogy Catering Group LLC

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
Serves Suffolk, VA
Brian L. says, "Trilogy Catering Group is such a joy to work with. ALWAYS professional and they work as a Team. One of the BEST Catering companies in the 757!" Read more
Nivlaco Casual Dining Restaurant

Nivlaco Casual Dining Restaurant

New on Fash
Serves Norfolk, VA
Hello we are full entertainment and party planning company we not only cater we can plan and decorate provide live music and band
SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

5.0(1)
Serves Norfolk, VA
Dorothy C. says, "Very professional & food was divine, I will definitely order again." Read more
SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

5.0(2)
Serves Norfolk, VA
Abdul H. says, "Quality of food is excellent along with great customer service!" Read more
DesRas Soul Food LLC

DesRas Soul Food LLC

New on Fash
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
We provide the most top notch service and delicious menu for you and your guest to enjoy Serving our customers and seeing the smiles on their faces
M.V's Catering Services LLC

M.V's Catering Services LLC

5.0Exceptional(7)
Serves Newport News, VA
Maria P. says, "Professionalism Great communication Very reasonable prices Delicious food " Read more
Poppys Top Dog

Poppys Top Dog

5.0(1)
Serves Suffolk, VA
Tony says, "Very good experience" Read more
Whimsical Catering

Whimsical Catering

New on Fash
Offers online services
Serves Newport News, VA
Customer satisfaction is what we aim to provide each time we provide our services. I enjoy creating ideas with the customer and watching it come into fruition. Food is my passion. It's art and the plate is my canvas.
Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

New on Fash
Serves Norfolk, VA
Customized fresh made donuts . 2018, 2019 Coastal Virginia Gold Winner for Best Bakery. Virginian Pilot 2019 Gold Winner . Catering weddings, parties, events etc We have an array of displays donut walls, tiers and stands . Let us come to you and bring our fresh donuts, toppings, and portable steam tables and personally serve your guests. Free customization of select colored sprinkles . Great if you're hosting a theme party or event! . Social interaction with others and knowing we do our best to give a great product as well as a great experience....
Simply JJ’s Events

Simply JJ’s Events

New on Fash
Serves Norfolk, VA
We offer the best deals in all your event needs, along with excellent service and a great work ethic.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Chesapeake catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Chesapeake area.
Mike C.
Outstanding presentation and service. Chef Evan’s meal exceeded all expectations. The husband and wife did tailored the meal toward our engagement and delivered way above and beyond. Would recommend them to any one!
Trilogy Catering Group LLC
Dorothy C.
Very professional and easy to work with, utilized time management well
SAPPHIRE'Z LLC
J. T.
M.V's Catering provides serving utensils and decorated the serving table so lovely. The servers and owner are polite/cheerful. The guest loved the meal. M.V's Catering did the setup and break down of the catering area thoroughly.👍🏽👏🏽
M.V's Catering Services LLC
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