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A Sharper Palate

Richmond , VA
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LOCATION

5511 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228 US (map)

PHONE

804-553-0495

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ABOUT US

Imagine the perfect event and your mind conjures up all sorts of gourmet delights, from delectable hors d'oeuvres to elegantly presented desserts.

At A Sharper Palate, that's... Read more
Imagine the perfect event and your mind conjures up all sorts of gourmet delights, from delectable hors d'oeuvres to elegantly presented desserts.

At A Sharper Palate, that's only the beginning. For us, it's about creating an unforgettable experience from stylish table settings to unmatched personal service. We pay attention to every detail so you can relax and enjoy your event.

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an elegant gala, A Sharper Palate Catering Company can assist you with your special day.

Our skilled chefs are able to offer custom menu creations, because our kitchen strives to always fresh, local quality ingredients whenever possible a make our food items.

A Sharper Palate’s event planners tailor each event to best suite our client’s taste and budget. Our years of off- site catering experience have taught us the key elements to making every event the best it can be.

Our approach takes a little more time and experience, but it's what sets A Sharper Palate apart from our competition.

Please contact us regarding your future event at (804) 553-0495.

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Ali
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose to do catering for Q BBQ which was catered through A Sharper Palate. We were so excited to have them and they did not disappoint!! They were so thorough in the planning to the point that we felt so relaxed and that we didn't have to worry about anything. We had a buffet style dinner and the staff was so friendly and did a wonderful job at keeping everything moving. The food was delicious and everyone was raving about it! They left us the sweetest gift basket in our room with all kinds of leftovers carefully wrapped for us to enjoy a nice midnight snack because we sure didn't eat much that day from all of the excitement! I would definitely recommend A Sharper Palate to anyone who wanted to feel taken care of and know that your caterer will do an awesome job!
My husband and I chose to do catering for Q BBQ which was catered through A Sharper Palate. We were so excited to have Read more...
My husband and I chose to do catering for Q BBQ which was catered through A Sharper Palate. We were so excited to have them and they did not disappoint!! They were so thorough in the planning to the point that we felt so relaxed and that we didn't have to worry about anything. We had a buffet style dinner and the staff was so friendly and did a wonderful job at keeping everything moving. The food was delicious and everyone was raving about it! They left us the sweetest gift basket in our room with all kinds of leftovers carefully wrapped for us to enjoy a nice midnight snack because we sure didn't eat much that day from all of the excitement! I would definitely recommend A Sharper Palate to anyone who wanted to feel taken care of and know that your caterer will do an awesome job! Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
A Sharper Palate catered my wedding and it was absolute perfection. Everyone kept complimenting the food and saying "this is the BEST wedding buffet/food station meal I have ever had!", not to mention that the set up was beautiful and Kristen was AMAZING to work with while planning. She answered every question, calmed every fear, listened to what we wanted, and made it even better! All of my other vendors and the venue were so happy that I was working with them. It was a breeze! I HIGHLY recommend A Sharper Palate.
A Sharper Palate catered my wedding and it was absolute perfection. Everyone kept complimenting the food and saying "this Read more...
A Sharper Palate catered my wedding and it was absolute perfection. Everyone kept complimenting the food and saying "this is the BEST wedding buffet/food station meal I have ever had!", not to mention that the set up was beautiful and Kristen was AMAZING to work with while planning. She answered every question, calmed every fear, listened to what we wanted, and made it even better! All of my other vendors and the venue were so happy that I was working with them. It was a breeze! I HIGHLY recommend A Sharper Palate. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristina
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not praise A Sharper Pallet enough for the FANTASTIC service we received from our Coordinator Lauren Settle. From the menu, to the rentals, to the rehearsal- I could not have had my dream vintage themed wedding without Lauren! HIGHLY recommend this vendor. Food is EXCELLENT, pricing is VERY reasonable, and they do everything they can to make your dreams come true within the confines of your budget. Great deals on rentals! It's actually cheaper to rent China than to buy paper plates!!! I had a lot of last minute changes and Lauren was SUPER accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with! The initial quote was about 30% LOWER than Butler's Unique Catering for A LOT MORE variety in the menu. A Sharper Pallet can take the stress out of planning your wedding because they can provide EVERYTHING from the tablecloths to the DJ to the cake! THIS IS THE ONLY VENDOR YOU NEED!!!!!
I can not praise A Sharper Pallet enough for the FANTASTIC service we received from our Coordinator Lauren Settle. From Read more...
I can not praise A Sharper Pallet enough for the FANTASTIC service we received from our Coordinator Lauren Settle. From the menu, to the rentals, to the rehearsal- I could not have had my dream vintage themed wedding without Lauren! HIGHLY recommend this vendor. Food is EXCELLENT, pricing is VERY reasonable, and they do everything they can to make your dreams come true within the confines of your budget. Great deals on rentals! It's actually cheaper to rent China than to buy paper plates!!! I had a lot of last minute changes and Lauren was SUPER accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with! The initial quote was about 30% LOWER than Butler's Unique Catering for A LOT MORE variety in the menu. A Sharper Pallet can take the stress out of planning your wedding because they can provide EVERYTHING from the tablecloths to the DJ to the cake! THIS IS THE ONLY VENDOR YOU NEED!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Caitlan
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough wonderful and positive things about Leslie Stone and everyone at A Sharper Palate! They are top notch, extremely flexible, talented, worked within our budget, our foodie requests and presented and executed a fantastic wedding evening! I never saw one dirty anything, they were on top of their game; the attention to detail and presentation blew me away. They know what they are doing here!
Do not be fooled by the cheap processed, reheated food that comes in bulk from other caterers!
A Sharper Palate serves nothing but fresh delicious gourmet food!
We will hire them again and again! They helped with ALL the rentals and linens. It was so easy and cheaper than finding them separately. I will tell every bride I know to at least schedule a tasting to see what I am talking about. Excellent on every level, our guests are foodies and they couldn't stop raving about the food. I would like to take some credit that we picked good items from their amazing menu, but it was hard we wanted everything. Their menu is so versatile and they can accommodate every dietary need, even kosher and gluten free!
I will recommend Leslie Stone and her staff over and over again. You want the best for your big day right? Go with A Sharper Palate!!!
I can not say enough wonderful and positive things about Leslie Stone and everyone at A Sharper Palate! They are top Read more...
I can not say enough wonderful and positive things about Leslie Stone and everyone at A Sharper Palate! They are top notch, extremely flexible, talented, worked within our budget, our foodie requests and presented and executed a fantastic wedding evening! I never saw one dirty anything, they were on top of their game; the attention to detail and presentation blew me away. They know what they are doing here!
Do not be fooled by the cheap processed, reheated food that comes in bulk from other caterers!
A Sharper Palate serves nothing but fresh delicious gourmet food!
We will hire them again and again! They helped with ALL the rentals and linens. It was so easy and cheaper than finding them separately. I will tell every bride I know to at least schedule a tasting to see what I am talking about. Excellent on every level, our guests are foodies and they couldn't stop raving about the food. I would like to take some credit that we picked good items from their amazing menu, but it was hard we wanted everything. Their menu is so versatile and they can accommodate every dietary need, even kosher and gluten free!
I will recommend Leslie Stone and her staff over and over again. You want the best for your big day right? Go with A Sharper Palate!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful food for our Jan 2014 wedding. Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. I loved the variety of menus offered to us, the flexibility in ensuring food needs for our guests were met (vegan, gluten, nut allergy, etc), and the highest quality with food preparation and service. Everyone went out of their way to not just provide excellent food but to also create an elegant ambience for the venue (science museum in richmond), they provided high quality service with flair and style. I never had anything but the most responsive, helpful contact with Kristen Walker and her team, she was super organized, efficient, and also just a lot of fun to work with. I can't recommend them enough. I just wish I could have more of the delicious food again soon!
Wonderful food for our Jan 2014 wedding. Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. I loved the variety of Read more...
Wonderful food for our Jan 2014 wedding. Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. I loved the variety of menus offered to us, the flexibility in ensuring food needs for our guests were met (vegan, gluten, nut allergy, etc), and the highest quality with food preparation and service. Everyone went out of their way to not just provide excellent food but to also create an elegant ambience for the venue (science museum in richmond), they provided high quality service with flair and style. I never had anything but the most responsive, helpful contact with Kristen Walker and her team, she was super organized, efficient, and also just a lot of fun to work with. I can't recommend them enough. I just wish I could have more of the delicious food again soon! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted BBQ for our October 2013 rustic wedding in Maidens, VA. When Q-BBQ/Sharper Palate Catering was suggested to me, we set-up a tasting. From the moment we arrived, we were treated wonderfully. As if that weren't enough, the food was AMAZING! We decided to go with them to cater our wedding and I am so thrilled we did. The experience was seamless throughout the process. We worked directly with Leslie Stone, who was a joy to work with. She had great ideas and made us feel comfortable. We were in great hands. At the wedding, there were 3 staff members working the event - a chef, server, and bartender. They were all extremely professional and helpful. They waited on us hand and foot, even though it was set-up buffet style. This was a no-brainer decision for us and we are so happy we went with them. True professionalism and great tasting food - it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks so much!
My husband and I wanted BBQ for our October 2013 rustic wedding in Maidens, VA. When Q-BBQ/Sharper Palate Catering was Read more...
My husband and I wanted BBQ for our October 2013 rustic wedding in Maidens, VA. When Q-BBQ/Sharper Palate Catering was suggested to me, we set-up a tasting. From the moment we arrived, we were treated wonderfully. As if that weren't enough, the food was AMAZING! We decided to go with them to cater our wedding and I am so thrilled we did. The experience was seamless throughout the process. We worked directly with Leslie Stone, who was a joy to work with. She had great ideas and made us feel comfortable. We were in great hands. At the wedding, there were 3 staff members working the event - a chef, server, and bartender. They were all extremely professional and helpful. They waited on us hand and foot, even though it was set-up buffet style. This was a no-brainer decision for us and we are so happy we went with them. True professionalism and great tasting food - it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
The caterer is one of the most importance choices you make for a wedding reception. I chose A Sharper Palate and I am very happy with that choice. They made the time to meet with us for an initial consultation, during the holidays, when another caterer would only do a teleconference. They were prepared at that consultation just based on our estimated headcount and knowledge of our venue, and were able to offer advice right away. Throughout the process they were very professional, responded to my many questions, and made recommendations. They also took care of all the rentals which I appreciated. One of the most important things at a wedding reception is the food and A Sharper Palate did a great job. One recommendation I wish I had taken was to have more food open earlier. However, Sharper Palate saved the day. The set up was beautiful, the food was delicious (I received compliments on the food), and there was plenty. We didn't run out of anything even after I made my guests wait to eat so they were hungry. They also took special care of the bride and groom, from making sure they got some of the passed hor d'ouevres (which they had to miss for pictures), taking care of them throughout the evening, and even prepared a to go basket for them. The caterer is a major expense for a wedding but A Shaper Palate's rates are competitive and they did a fantastic job.
The caterer is one of the most importance choices you make for a wedding reception. I chose A Sharper Palate and I am very Read more...
The caterer is one of the most importance choices you make for a wedding reception. I chose A Sharper Palate and I am very happy with that choice. They made the time to meet with us for an initial consultation, during the holidays, when another caterer would only do a teleconference. They were prepared at that consultation just based on our estimated headcount and knowledge of our venue, and were able to offer advice right away. Throughout the process they were very professional, responded to my many questions, and made recommendations. They also took care of all the rentals which I appreciated. One of the most important things at a wedding reception is the food and A Sharper Palate did a great job. One recommendation I wish I had taken was to have more food open earlier. However, Sharper Palate saved the day. The set up was beautiful, the food was delicious (I received compliments on the food), and there was plenty. We didn't run out of anything even after I made my guests wait to eat so they were hungry. They also took special care of the bride and groom, from making sure they got some of the passed hor d'ouevres (which they had to miss for pictures), taking care of them throughout the evening, and even prepared a to go basket for them. The caterer is a major expense for a wedding but A Shaper Palate's rates are competitive and they did a fantastic job. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
A Sharper Palate was an amazing catering service to work with. They listened to our needs, made great suggestions, handled everything from the wonderful food and presentation right down to coordinating to the rentals, matching linens with wedding colors, providing all of the service ware, and providing amazing service during the entire event. I couldn't be happier with the professionalism and enthusiasm encountered while working with Stephen Coffelt, our event coordinator, and all of the staff onsite at our daughter and son-in-laws wedding held at Main Street Station on May 19, 2013. Thank you all!
A Sharper Palate was an amazing catering service to work with. They listened to our needs, made great suggestions, handled Read more...
A Sharper Palate was an amazing catering service to work with. They listened to our needs, made great suggestions, handled everything from the wonderful food and presentation right down to coordinating to the rentals, matching linens with wedding colors, providing all of the service ware, and providing amazing service during the entire event. I couldn't be happier with the professionalism and enthusiasm encountered while working with Stephen Coffelt, our event coordinator, and all of the staff onsite at our daughter and son-in-laws wedding held at Main Street Station on May 19, 2013. Thank you all! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren was our point of contact throughout our engagement. She helped us pick a menu, held a tasting, then met with us to fine tune the details. Nothing was left unplanned, but she did all the work. I didn't have to worry about forgetting about a beverage station or to mention the time for the toast. It was such an easy process. And the food was fantastic. We had heavy hors d'ouvres, and there were so many interesting and tasty options to choose from. They also provided our beverage service and wait staff. Again, I'm so glad it was a one stop shop. Everything was perfectly coordinated with minimal work on my part.
Lauren was our point of contact throughout our engagement. She helped us pick a menu, held a tasting, then met with us to Read more...
Lauren was our point of contact throughout our engagement. She helped us pick a menu, held a tasting, then met with us to fine tune the details. Nothing was left unplanned, but she did all the work. I didn't have to worry about forgetting about a beverage station or to mention the time for the toast. It was such an easy process. And the food was fantastic. We had heavy hors d'ouvres, and there were so many interesting and tasty options to choose from. They also provided our beverage service and wait staff. Again, I'm so glad it was a one stop shop. Everything was perfectly coordinated with minimal work on my part. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.5/5.0
Wonderful food !! Very easy to work with.. Will do what they can to make your day stress free
Wonderful food !! Very easy to work with.. Will do what they can to make your day stress free
Wonderful food !! Very easy to work with.. Will do what they can to make your day stress free Read less
Services Used: Catering

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