Find a catering service in Manassas, VA

Find catering services in Manassas, VA

Find catering services in Manassas, VA

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Top 10 catering services in Manassas, VA

Clients agree: these Manassas catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Elevated Taste Catering

Elevated Taste Catering

5.0(1)
8+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
Amy L. says, "Excellent food!!! The best mac and cheese I've ever had! All my guests loved the food. Everything was well seasoned and cooked great." Read more
Evette's Creations

Evette's Creations

New on Fash
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
Hello ,hello ,hello? My name is Rhonda and I have been cooking just about all my life. I love to create. I just recently got my associates degree and l love to make people happy with everything i do .I am up for the challenge of making your events special.
JusChe Foods

JusChe Foods

5.0Exceptional(8)
Top Pro
2 hires on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
Sidney R. says, "Love her work " Read more
If I Had A Chef

If I Had A Chef

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
I'm a producer turned chef. Having produced events for thousands of people and worked under some of the worlds best chefs, my love for food has grown into a passion for the experience. ​ I've worked in restaurants from Florida to Manhattan, from fancy four star restaurants to outdoor picnics. I have been living in the Washington, DC area for over twenty years however, for the right client I'll travel to just about anywhere. ​ I'd be happy to be your personal chef for your event. I also sometimes bring a sous chef and other culinary professionals with me. We have references and work with you to create a customized menu and first class event. ...
Nikki's Spot

Nikki's Spot

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
Nikki's Spot provides catering and personal chef services that exceed fine dining expectations. Meals and events are tailored to your needs, including vegan, allergies and restrictions. I grew up in my grandparents' and parents' restaurants, learning the arts of cooking and service. 9 years as a Las Vegas bartender taught me speed and flair. We specialize in Southern cuisine and Southern hospitality and look forward to making your next event delicious. From daily meals to weddings, Nikki's Spot is the best spot for you!
Karahi Kabob Sweet

Karahi Kabob Sweet

New on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Manassas, VA
We specialize in creating unforgettable events of all kinds, offering a wide range of services including food catering, event decoration, professional photography, lively DJ performances, essential party utilities, convenient food truck delivery, and captivating live cooking experiences.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

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.

What is catering?

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

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

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.

What do caterers provide?

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.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

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.

Do you tip caterers?

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.

How do I choose a catering company?

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.

What questions should I ask caterers?

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 Manassas catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Manassas area.
Latonya
The food was phenomenal would definitely recommend it
JusChe Foods
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