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HotCakes

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

1137-A Emmet Street, Barracks Road Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903 US (map)

PHONE

434-295-6037

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ABOUT US

HotCakes has been working with Virginia brides since 1987. We marry our abundant wedding experience with your imagination to create your perfect wedding reception, wedding cake,... Read more
HotCakes has been working with Virginia brides since 1987. We marry our abundant wedding experience with your imagination to create your perfect wedding reception, wedding cake, rehearsal dinner, or other event.

We also have a gourmet cafe and bakery in the Barracks Road Shopping Center where you can sample many of our recipes, 7 days/week. At any time you can call us to schedule an appointment with our catering staff to discuss your wedding plans. Read less
Catering , Wedding Cake

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Delivery, Setup
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Cutters, Cake Stands
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Vegan
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit, Local, Organic
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier to have chosen HotCakes as our wedding caterer - Lisa McEwan and her team were fantastic! There was a wide variety of menu choices that were easy to choose from to make the menu our own. Lisa was very attentive in planning leading up to the wedding day not missing any detail. The product was wonderful - Mich and the HotCakes team set up everything day of with numerous staff and worked through the night serving our guests with professionalism and experience which my guests were quick to notice. The food was delicious, of course, and everyone was pleasantly full. We could not have asked for a better value for a caterer in Charlottesville and would recommend HotCakes for anyone getting married in the greater Charlottesville area!
We could not be happier to have chosen HotCakes as our wedding caterer - Lisa McEwan and her team were fantastic! There Read more...
We could not be happier to have chosen HotCakes as our wedding caterer - Lisa McEwan and her team were fantastic! There was a wide variety of menu choices that were easy to choose from to make the menu our own. Lisa was very attentive in planning leading up to the wedding day not missing any detail. The product was wonderful - Mich and the HotCakes team set up everything day of with numerous staff and worked through the night serving our guests with professionalism and experience which my guests were quick to notice. The food was delicious, of course, and everyone was pleasantly full. We could not have asked for a better value for a caterer in Charlottesville and would recommend HotCakes for anyone getting married in the greater Charlottesville area! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used HotCakes for the catering for our wedding at Afton Mountain Vineyard. Our wedding reception was approximately 100 people. We contacted Lisa McEwan for information about HotCakes and throughout the entire process she was extremely helpful. Wedding planning can be stressful, but Lisa repeatedly put us at ease. We were working to stay within our budget and Lisa was happy to help with this. She had wonderful suggestions and clearly has a tremendous amount of experience with event planning and coordination. When we needed to rearrnage our wedding at the last minute due to weather, Lisa contacted me immediately and had excellent ideas for a "plan b." The service and food at the reception was delicious. They made sure that Alex and I always had anything that we needed. The wedding cake was amazing and I'm still dreaming about how good it tasted. They also coordinated all of our rental equipment and we had absolutely no problems with this. Everything was beautiful.
We used HotCakes for the catering for our wedding at Afton Mountain Vineyard. Our wedding reception was approximately 100 Read more...
We used HotCakes for the catering for our wedding at Afton Mountain Vineyard. Our wedding reception was approximately 100 people. We contacted Lisa McEwan for information about HotCakes and throughout the entire process she was extremely helpful. Wedding planning can be stressful, but Lisa repeatedly put us at ease. We were working to stay within our budget and Lisa was happy to help with this. She had wonderful suggestions and clearly has a tremendous amount of experience with event planning and coordination. When we needed to rearrnage our wedding at the last minute due to weather, Lisa contacted me immediately and had excellent ideas for a "plan b." The service and food at the reception was delicious. They made sure that Alex and I always had anything that we needed. The wedding cake was amazing and I'm still dreaming about how good it tasted. They also coordinated all of our rental equipment and we had absolutely no problems with this. Everything was beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
HotCakes responded with the following comments:

Thanks very much, Tris and Alex! I was very happy to have HotCakes be involved with your wedding; it was an easy pleasure from beginning to end. Afton Mt. Vineyard is a lovely venue--even in the rain!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lisa McEwan at HotCakes was tremendously generous and helpful throughout the process of planning the luncheon for our small wedding reception (21 people). We were impressed by how she thought of details that never even crossed our minds. She went the extra mile -- even sent her own serving platters and pieces so that we could do a family-style lunch (with dishes passed from guest to guest) because our venue, the church's parish hall, had relatively narrow tables. The food was very good, totally original, and beautifully served. There was a glitch with the service early on in the reception, but the staff very promptly adjusted. The shining star was the wedding cake (two tiers: chocolate layers with raspberry mouse, and yellow cake filled with salted caramel and cream). Several of our guests said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted -- and we concur! On a related note: it was Lisa who recommended that we rent linens, place settings, and glassware through MS Events -- and they were great to work with as well. After our initial meeting with MS Events (to pick things out), Lisa worked with them directly, so we didn't have to manage that aspect of our event. Having HotCakes take care of everything, from the layout of the room to the rentals to the cake, was not only a huge relief and but also was probably the reason everything went as smoothly as it did. We highly and heartily recommend HotCakes to anyone who wants a full-service caterer who is flexible and reasonable and yet will put together an extremely tasty and pleasant event!
Lisa McEwan at HotCakes was tremendously generous and helpful throughout the process of planning the luncheon for our Read more...
Lisa McEwan at HotCakes was tremendously generous and helpful throughout the process of planning the luncheon for our small wedding reception (21 people). We were impressed by how she thought of details that never even crossed our minds. She went the extra mile -- even sent her own serving platters and pieces so that we could do a family-style lunch (with dishes passed from guest to guest) because our venue, the church's parish hall, had relatively narrow tables. The food was very good, totally original, and beautifully served. There was a glitch with the service early on in the reception, but the staff very promptly adjusted. The shining star was the wedding cake (two tiers: chocolate layers with raspberry mouse, and yellow cake filled with salted caramel and cream). Several of our guests said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted -- and we concur! On a related note: it was Lisa who recommended that we rent linens, place settings, and glassware through MS Events -- and they were great to work with as well. After our initial meeting with MS Events (to pick things out), Lisa worked with them directly, so we didn't have to manage that aspect of our event. Having HotCakes take care of everything, from the layout of the room to the rentals to the cake, was not only a huge relief and but also was probably the reason everything went as smoothly as it did. We highly and heartily recommend HotCakes to anyone who wants a full-service caterer who is flexible and reasonable and yet will put together an extremely tasty and pleasant event! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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molly
Wedding:
1/3/2015
4.6/5.0
We wanted a tiny, two-tier wedding cake with relatively simple buttercream decoration, and Hotcakes was able to provide it for literally less than half the price of all other wedding cake providers. They weren't super excited about finalizing the request or payment in advance for a smaller order, but were willing to do so since it's the last thing I wanted to deal with in the weeks before our wedding. We had a friend pick it up (less advisable if you're getting married on a hot day, btw) and the cake was really delicious and fresh. Thanks so much for your help!
We wanted a tiny, two-tier wedding cake with relatively simple buttercream decoration, and Hotcakes was able to provide it Read more...
We wanted a tiny, two-tier wedding cake with relatively simple buttercream decoration, and Hotcakes was able to provide it for literally less than half the price of all other wedding cake providers. They weren't super excited about finalizing the request or payment in advance for a smaller order, but were willing to do so since it's the last thing I wanted to deal with in the weeks before our wedding. We had a friend pick it up (less advisable if you're getting married on a hot day, btw) and the cake was really delicious and fresh. Thanks so much for your help! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Kelly holder's cakes are amazing! It being last minute she was able to gather up some samples and got to work! The finishing project was everything I wanted! Can't wait to eat our anniversary cake!
Kelly holder's cakes are amazing! It being last minute she was able to gather up some samples and got to work! The Read more...
Kelly holder's cakes are amazing! It being last minute she was able to gather up some samples and got to work! The finishing project was everything I wanted! Can't wait to eat our anniversary cake! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa was great! I had a terrible experience with another caterer before meeting Lisa, and it was like night and day difference. It was just my fiancé and I that traveled to meet with her and she was so put together and ready to please us that I couldn't wait for my parents to meet her and give their final approval - no surprise, she wowed them as well.

The food was delicious both at the initial tasting and on our wedding day!
Lisa was very easily accessible via email and worked to ensure my wedding day would run smoothly. She took control of all rentals (plates, silverware, table clothes and runners, dance floor, pipe and drape, etc.) whatever I wanted she took care of it. Sorry wedding planners, you're out when somebody like Lisa is taking care of everything. It really was great because the only thing I had to worry about was to make sure my florist, DJ, and photographer arrived on time. Everything else was taken care of by hot cakes!

I have to give a special thanks to Mitch and his staff - you all were perfect, I feel like everything ran smoothly and all were so nice! My MOH even commented on how helpful the staff was, and she can be one tough cookie to impress :-)

Hot cakes handled my room flip as well (we used the same room for the ceremony and the reception). All the other vendors I talked with said it would take at least an hour and a half to flip the room. I wanted cocktail hour to only be an hour, I didn't want my guests to be standing around too long. Hot cakes guaranteed they could do it within the hour, and they were good on their word. The room was perfectly set and ready to go!

I also used hot cakes for my wedding cake. It was beautiful and tasted just as good as it looked, my fiance doesn't eat sweets too often, but he gobbled up his cake. I had a winter wedding, so Lisa came up with an awesome idea to make it look like there was snowfall on my cake. I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out.
Lisa was great! I had a terrible experience with another caterer before meeting Lisa, and it was like night and day Read more...
Lisa was great! I had a terrible experience with another caterer before meeting Lisa, and it was like night and day difference. It was just my fiancé and I that traveled to meet with her and she was so put together and ready to please us that I couldn't wait for my parents to meet her and give their final approval - no surprise, she wowed them as well.

The food was delicious both at the initial tasting and on our wedding day!
Lisa was very easily accessible via email and worked to ensure my wedding day would run smoothly. She took control of all rentals (plates, silverware, table clothes and runners, dance floor, pipe and drape, etc.) whatever I wanted she took care of it. Sorry wedding planners, you're out when somebody like Lisa is taking care of everything. It really was great because the only thing I had to worry about was to make sure my florist, DJ, and photographer arrived on time. Everything else was taken care of by hot cakes!

I have to give a special thanks to Mitch and his staff - you all were perfect, I feel like everything ran smoothly and all were so nice! My MOH even commented on how helpful the staff was, and she can be one tough cookie to impress :-)

Hot cakes handled my room flip as well (we used the same room for the ceremony and the reception). All the other vendors I talked with said it would take at least an hour and a half to flip the room. I wanted cocktail hour to only be an hour, I didn't want my guests to be standing around too long. Hot cakes guaranteed they could do it within the hour, and they were good on their word. The room was perfectly set and ready to go!

I also used hot cakes for my wedding cake. It was beautiful and tasted just as good as it looked, my fiance doesn't eat sweets too often, but he gobbled up his cake. I had a winter wedding, so Lisa came up with an awesome idea to make it look like there was snowfall on my cake. I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
HotCakes responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jennifer and Silvio- I'm so glad that you were pleased! It was fun working with you on this and you did a terrific job planning the decoration for the Early Mt Ballroom--I've never seen it look more beautiful!
Best wishes for the new year and for many more to follow--Lisa
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Debbie
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The event was our daughter's wedding. I can't have enough praise for Hot Cakes! The food was wonderful, the flip of the room, from ceremony to reception went flawlessly. Hot Cakes took charge and made it all happen very efficiently. The staff was so responsive and efficient, making sure all the guests were taken care the whole night through. Guests were complementing the food all night long. I especially loved the wedding cake, it's wintery design and yummy taste. A special cake was also made for the bride's aunt, my sister - A gluten free desert that was out of this world. Thank you Hot Cakes for a wonderful wedding reception.....and brunch. Almost forgot the brunch the next day, equally as delightful. Thanks again!
The event was our daughter's wedding. I can't have enough praise for Hot Cakes! The food was wonderful, the flip of the Read more...
The event was our daughter's wedding. I can't have enough praise for Hot Cakes! The food was wonderful, the flip of the room, from ceremony to reception went flawlessly. Hot Cakes took charge and made it all happen very efficiently. The staff was so responsive and efficient, making sure all the guests were taken care the whole night through. Guests were complementing the food all night long. I especially loved the wedding cake, it's wintery design and yummy taste. A special cake was also made for the bride's aunt, my sister - A gluten free desert that was out of this world. Thank you Hot Cakes for a wonderful wedding reception.....and brunch. Almost forgot the brunch the next day, equally as delightful. Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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sarah
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS and REASONABLY PRICED. I could not have asked for anything better. My uncle who doesnt like sweets said it was the best cake he ever had. And it was SO beautiful. Totally exceeded my expectations. I wasnt even going to have a cake and now I am SO glad I did. Thank you Lisa!
The cake was GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS and REASONABLY PRICED. I could not have asked for anything better. My uncle who doesnt Read more...
The cake was GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS and REASONABLY PRICED. I could not have asked for anything better. My uncle who doesnt like sweets said it was the best cake he ever had. And it was SO beautiful. Totally exceeded my expectations. I wasnt even going to have a cake and now I am SO glad I did. Thank you Lisa! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
HotCakes made 2 different kinds of vegan cakes for my husband and my's wedding - no small fete! They even dealt with my last-minute design changes seamlessly and allowed us to add on an extra "happy birthday" cake for my husband's mom ahead of schedule. The cake was delicious - none of our friends could tell it was vegan, and it was a huge hit! Job well done!
HotCakes made 2 different kinds of vegan cakes for my husband and my's wedding - no small fete! They even dealt with my Read more...
HotCakes made 2 different kinds of vegan cakes for my husband and my's wedding - no small fete! They even dealt with my last-minute design changes seamlessly and allowed us to add on an extra "happy birthday" cake for my husband's mom ahead of schedule. The cake was delicious - none of our friends could tell it was vegan, and it was a huge hit! Job well done! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
HotCakes responded with the following comments:

Congratulations, Caroline and thanks for the nice notes. HotCakes isn't ready to give up our butter and eggs, but we it is important to be able to learn new tricks to feed our vegan and gluten-intolerant friends! best wishes--Lisa
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Yuki
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Hot Cakes was fantastic! We weren't sure what type of cake we wanted and they let us come back every month to try their cakes for free. Each time we went, we were treated very well and Lisa was always very helpful. Our cake was delicious and we would have paid much more than was asked. Thank you!
Hot Cakes was fantastic! We weren't sure what type of cake we wanted and they let us come back every month to try their Read more...
Hot Cakes was fantastic! We weren't sure what type of cake we wanted and they let us come back every month to try their cakes for free. Each time we went, we were treated very well and Lisa was always very helpful. Our cake was delicious and we would have paid much more than was asked. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
HotCakes responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Yuki--best wishes for a wonderful future together!

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