Find a catering service in Portsmouth, VA

Find catering services in Portsmouth, VA

Find catering services in Portsmouth, VA

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Top 10 catering services in Portsmouth, VA

Clients agree: these Portsmouth catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chef K To You LLC

Chef K To You LLC

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
My name is Chef K and I have been catering since 2018. I love meeting my customers and fulfilling their desires for their event. My favorite part of my job is seeing the smiles on people’s faces. I offer both soul food and fine dining. I specialize in catering, private dinners, meal prep, individual meals, cooking classes, etc.
Trilogy Catering Group LLC

Trilogy Catering Group LLC

5.0(3)
2 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Rachel C. says, "Trilogy Catering Group LLC provided delicious food, friendly hospitality and top-notch service for our July 2023 wedding dessert reception. They welcomed our guests with the most amazing display of delectable desserts, and some simple savory options as well. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the hand-selected desserts they had waiting for us at our sweetheart table. Ample food was provided, so we had leftovers to enjoy after the wedding day! When we first met Evan for a food tasting, his friendliness and generosity were very evident. He provided generous portions of his famous Bourbon bread pudding and fruit tarts. He even brought enough to share with the staff and other guests at the winery where we met. Evan told us that one of their priorities as a business is to have lifelong customers. Their excellent service makes them an easy choice for any catering event we may have in the future. Thank you, Evan and Teresa for helping to make our reception extra special!" Read more
Shore Chef Catering

Shore Chef Catering

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Welcome to Shore Chef Catering ! This is the cumulative work of Chef Robert Braddock. Chef Rob has been in the food and beverage business his entire life. Growing up in his families high end Italian restaurant it was obvious as to his career path. Shore Chef started in New Jersey 13 years ago and now has migrated south to Virginia Beach. We start with a meeting to discuss your ideas, the menu, likes, dislikes and allergies. We'll then present you with menu choices and a quote. We offer, Chefs, Servers, Bartenders and whatever you may need. If you dream it we WILL make it happen.
Flavorful

Flavorful

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I’m a degreed chef with degrees in culinary arts and culinary nutrition. I’m experienced I’m several cuisines and can cater to all diets.
Just Grilling

Just Grilling

New on Fash
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Great tasting food.
Norfolk Catering Company

Norfolk Catering Company

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Norfolk Catering Company is here for all your catering needs from drop off to full service catering. We off top quality service and great tasting food at affordable prices. We receive all 5 Star ratings from previous clients. No job is too small or large. We have served the Hampton Roads community for over 17 years. We treat all our clients like our own family. Visit our website at www.Norfolkcateringcompany.com Call Ted at 7572882881
Simply Sugars Catering

Simply Sugars Catering

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I provide an unforgettable southern cuisine experience for all occasions. I enjoy the look of satisfaction on my costumers faces
Events Wirh Yatti

Events Wirh Yatti

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I have been in food service since 2015 working for a major corporation in 2019 I branched off and started my own company catering for private, and local events also doing decorations your one stop shop
Nivlaco Casual Dining Restaurant

Nivlaco Casual Dining Restaurant

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Hello we are full entertainment and party planning company we not only cater we can plan and decorate provide live music and band
Poppys Top Dog

Poppys Top Dog

5.0(1)
8+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Tony says, "Very good experience" Read more

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 Portsmouth catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Portsmouth area.
Brian L.
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!
Trilogy Catering Group LLC
Tam B.
Food was excellent!!
Chef804
Nyah H.
She’s a pleasant young woman ! I love the presentation of my meal ; the looks made my taste buds water ! The food was delicious as well ! Overall her skills are definitely 10/10. Would recommend to everyone!
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James R.
Excellent Chef.
Chef R Kearse Personal Chef and Catering Services
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