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Michael's Catering

Hayes , VA
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6450 HICKORY FORK ROAD
Hayes, VA US 23072 (map)

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804-815-6985

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
I offer taste samples of 2 types meat and and 1 side at the clients home. I offer also samples of wedding cake.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
I provide wedding cakes in my estimate also.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
I if the bride want to bring their cake its no problem. I include the cake cutting in the estimate because I supply cake plates, forks & napkins for cke table.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
I offer cash bars and I also supply the alcohol if client wants me to purchase it.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
I charge a fee of $80.00 plus tips for each of the bartenders.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
I provide white table linens for the food tables in my estimates. I charge and extra fee for table linens, linen napkins, silverware, glass or china plates. I can provide all of these for a rental fee.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
I have my on wait staff and I provide enough for the amount of people being served.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Marcie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
0.0/5.0
Wedding date was changed more than 90days in advance of original date. Caterer will not refund half of deposit, as said in his contract.
Services Used: Catering
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Mary Ellen
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
The only thing I would say is that the guests felt that the chicken was a bit too dry, which may not even be the fault of the vendor. It was a very hot night and he had to travel a good distance, so that may have caused the chicken to be dry. Everything else was perfect! Roast beef was outstanding, and the pulled pork (which I normally don't like but which the bride and groom requested, was the first pulled pork I ever truly liked in my life of 60 years!!!
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for the review, hope to do another event for you anytime.
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J
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael's Catering did an outstanding job providing catering service for my Retirement Ceremony. I would highly recommend his businees to anyone for any type of the event. His service was top notch and the food was excellent. My family and friends were very pleased with the quality of food, especially the meatballs and cake. I'm glad that one of my good friends recommended his catering service to me. Consequently, I would like to send another personal "thank you" for making my Retirement Ceremony Reception a huge success. Blessings, J. Hembry
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your response and review. I enjoyed doing this event for your retirement. Hope I can be of service to you any time in the future.
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mirandahodges
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was a real pleasure working with for my wedding! He made every effort to help me plan my reception and was very flexible with staying in my budget. The food was very delicious and his staff was very professional! Five Stars!
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. I enjoyed doing your wedding for you and if I can help you out anytime foe another event feel free to call on me.

Thank You,
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Joshua
Wedding:
10/10/2010
1.3/5.0
The food was good for the most part the potatoes that we had were terribly under cooked. He originally said he would be fully staffed for the event which he only brought one other person with him and she didn't know what she was doing. His staff broke our wedding topper by not putting it on the cake correctly and then blamed us for it. We asked him to reinburse us for the cost he wouldn't do that either. The food was ok but very unprofessional.
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

This customer isn't telling the truth. He was upset because the cake topper fell off the wedding cake and broke. One of his guest put the signing book on the cake table and shook it off, me and the girl that work with me was in the kitchen when it fell and broke. It was place on the cake 1hour and half before the recpetion started. He came to me and ask me to refund him the money for the topper and I told him nicely we didn't have anything to do with it breaking. That's why he give me such a low review trying to get back at me and also talking about the girl wasn't experienced. She had just worked for the two wedding before this one and we got 5's on both of the weddings. So you can see based on the weddings before this one why who I not have good food and taste for their wedding. When we picked up the plates from the table there wsasn't any food left on the plates, so what that tell you about the food and the taste.
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ALATHA
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff was very professional and the food was GREAT. The calls i received from persons who attended our reception were praising the food about how good it tasted and how well the staff served them.
Thanks again for a job well done
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

I want to thank you for having me to cater your daughters wedding. I enjoyed doing it for you. All your guests were also nice and I enjoyed all of them. If I can do anything for you feel fre to call me anytime.
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Tee
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael, thank you so much for providing your services for our special day. You arrived on time and the food was GREAT! Throughout all of our planning services, you were very flexible and patient. You and your assistant went above and beyond just catering to our guest. Thank you again for everything, and we look forward to you providing your services again for our housewarming in November.
The Mobley's....
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Tee,

I want to thank you and your husband for this review. I enjoyed doing your wedding reception and enter acting with your family. This was a small wedding but it was a wedding that I seen as very sentimental. Your family was very friendly and everyone was nice.

Thank You,
Michael
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joe_ray
Wedding:
8/21/2010
3.6/5.0
Micheal was great with flexibility and responsiveness, however I thought the quality of food compared to cost was inadequate. We ordered chicken marsala and baked trout, although the baked trout was very good; the chicken was very dry and it seemed like we could have saved a lot of money if we did it ourselves. Keep in mind, we did order the buffet style however I was expecting a lot better tasting food.
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

First I want to thank you for your business. It was buffet style that was served to your guests. Overall for the price, it was the lowest you would get from any other cater.
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Valerie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael was very helpful and responsive to my and my husband's concerns about the wedding. He and his staff were professional and provided excellent service. The food was outstanding! My two favorites were the mac and cheese as well as the sweet tea fountain! If you are looking for great quality service without the astronomical cost, Michael's Catering is where you should look.
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muffin
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an awesome experience with Michael's Catering. My original wedding date was July 24, 2010. However, due to tragic circumstances we had to change the wedding date. Michael had no issues with changing everything around. He contacted all parties involved to alert them of the new date. There were no issues at all. He was very accommodating. I could not have asked for a better experience. He made my wedding everything I envisioned it to be. :)
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

I want to thank you for your business and your friendiness toward me and my catering staff. I enjoyed doing your wedding and was happy to have the open date to fulfill your wedding plans after the boating incident.

Thank You,
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Catherine
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael's Catering provided the exact menu and drink service that my daughter wanted. Their set up and clean-up were prompt and efficient. Michael was also helpful in securing the sound system my daughter and her fiance wanted. He was flexible when the wedding had to be postponed because of a boating accident. All in all, a great value!
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you and your family for everything.
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Tanya
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I attended wedding on 7/18/10 and I want to thank Michael and his staff for their professionalism, neatness and delicious food. I will be getting married soon; fiance' & I will be using Michael's services this upcoming fall!! I would also suggest his catering services to anyone who wants delicious home cooked food and a friendly professional staff at a resonable price!!!! Thanks Michael's Catering..............................
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carterfrel
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent caterer!The food was delicious,beautiful presentation, staff efficient and
professional.Michael worked excellently with other vendors: tent setups, cake
table displays,d.j., table and chair rentals.
Will use his services for any other function my family or business requires.
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Mi2kids35
Wedding:
6/27/2010
4.3/5.0
Our guests were happy with the quality of the food as were the bride and groom...the staff was friendly and professional...overall a positive experience.
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Maria Peace
Wedding:
4/17/2010
3.4/5.0
The ony thing we were not happy with was that the food was served late and our guests were complaining about how long they were taking to serve the food. When the food was finally serve my guest complain of the food being cold. Michael had another event that same day so I would say maybe that was the reason for everything being rushed. I do have to say the servers were very young almost want to say teenagers but were very polite and knew what they were doing. I guesss I would say as long as he does not have a second wedding for the same day I guess it would go smoothly. My guests did say that the food had a very good taste to it but like I said was very cold.
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

The food wasn't cold and I never heard no remarks from the guest. Some people came back for seconds. I know overall I gave a hundred percent to the couple.
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J&KForever
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Overall, our experience with Michael's Catering met our expectations. Michael was very prompt in responding to my initial request for a callback and with taste testing. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed both the food and the cake - no complaints. Michael also was up front about his prices and very fair with his prices.

We would definitely recommend him....Thank you Michael and Team!

Kizzy and Jason
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Shannon
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael catereed our wedding at the Frieght Shed in Yorktown. He did a wonderful job with the food, even when he had to cook a variety of different foods for us. Everyone enjoyed the food and his customer service. He was on time to set up and very help with us finding the person who did the wedding cake also
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jennifermcqueen
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael provided great service and worked with me on the price, which was great. The food was absolutely wonderful, my guests were very pleased and i was continuously told how much people loved it. He was also my bartender and he was not only professional but also friendly. I would recommend him for any catered event.
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Joyce
Wedding:
12/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We had secured a caterer for the wedding, when she had to cancel on us. That was about 2 weeks before the wedding! Mr. Davis responded to our request for a new caterer on a very short notice. He and his staff were excellent! The food was delicious! We give him tremendous thanks!
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Holly
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.1/5.0
Over all good experience, only complaint would be dry burgers and asked us to relocate the grills across the property for them.
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ladybug959
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service, food and making it personal. Michael worked with me on changing little things to my menu to accommodate for the amount of children I had at my wedding plus the appearance of the food. The staff even went as far to wear the colors of my wedding. Very professional and I had my family telling me for several days after the wedding how great the food was. Thank you Michael and staff.
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cobbssi
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
For my sister's wedding, I had the job of finding a caterer. Once found, the rest of the interaction would take place between our mother and the caterer.

On the day that I called Michael's Catering, I had called several other caterers in Eastern Virginia (as I am out of state) and he was the first to call me back, the most professional out of those that called me back, and had the best price with the food options that we were looking for. He had my approval, so I sent his information to my mother.

Of course I was concerned that perhaps I might like him and my mother might not, but she was so thrilled and had such wonderful things to say about his professionalism, flexibility, and helpfulness. We were planning this wedding out of town and Michael's Catering offered information on rentals for chairs, tents, tables, and linens at an affordable price.

Day of the wedding, the staff was so kind and the food was delicious. All of the self-made cooks in my family said they couldn't have done any better! I even started cleaning up some trash and was quickly shooed away by one of Michael's staff that told me to get back to the bride and they would take care of everything else!

I was so impressed!!! If I had any other function in or around Michael's Catering, they would be my exclusive vendor!!!
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

I thank you for your review of my catering business. I also thank you for being able to do your sister and her husbands wedding. Everyone at your wedding was very nice and thank me for the great food and being professional in doing the wedding. I pray your family and friends have a blessed and fruitful year.
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Donna W.
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael catered my daughter's wedding in August. The food was delicious and there was plenty tons of it. We were EXTREMELY pleased with our decision to contract with him. His company also provided the large tent, tables and chairs for the outdoor event - even the white tablecloths. We had shopped around at other rental places but he offered, by far, the best deal. I could not have asked for a better experience than this. I would definately use his company again!!!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/27/2009
2.6/5.0
I used Michael to cater an outside wedding at the end of June for 100 guests. He also handed our event rentals.

When discussing the wedding, our contract specified that the wait staff would be wearing black tie attire and the tent would be white. The wait staff arrived the day of the wedding wearing striped polo shirts and dark pants. The tent that was set up was bright yellow and white striped. When I called Michael regarding the tent prior to the event start, he indicated that the white tent had been damaged two weeks prior and no other company in the vicinity had a white tent available. He also said that he thought the yellow and white tent blended in to the scenery (an outdoor location on the Mattaponi River). I called another company and had them bring me a white tent; when I informed Michael that another company was on their way, he told me that he could replace the tent himself with a white one (although he had previously told me one was not available). I indicated that this was not necessary, as I had solved the problem on my own. He only gave me a $250 credit for the tent, even though we inititially paid $750 to rent it.

The catering staff did not bring any water and ran out of non-alcoholic drinks (punch, soda) during the salad course. When we asked about that, Michael said that he was not responsible for non-alcoholic drinks, even though our contract indicated that he would bring the sodas and water. We did have plenty of alcohol, but the guests who did not drink or were children were parched! One of our wedding guests had to leave the reception to go and purchase sodas and water from a nearby store.

The food was good - we had the baked chicken and the pork. Our guests had positive things to say about the food. However, the pork was supposed to have a mustard glaze and instead he brought a cold bowl of yellow mustard.

Overall, we did not pay as much as quotes from other companies we contacted, but we also got what we paid for. There is no way that our family would use him for another event as important as a wedding.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Melissa,

I worked with you with this wedding well so why did you give me a comment like you did. The only thing was that I ask whether we could wear the polo shirts since was a oudoor wedding and I thought you told me no problem. Me and staff wear these when it's warm and outside which all the weddings I did outside. The sauce was a honey mustard sauce and not what you said. The tent like I told you was dammage and we agreed on the problem so why did that become a issue now. I gave you wedding a 100% like anyone else. You was the only one who found something to complain about out of all the weddings and events I did this year. I still appreciated your business and hope you and you husband have a happy and long marraige.
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
we really enjoyed the food and service.everybody said the food was great..we enjoyed working with michaels catering and recommend him to anybody looking for good homemade food
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Danielle,

Thank you for the excellant review. I enjoyed working with you and meeting your family. You and your husband have a blessed day.
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DeVonne
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.9/5.0
Michael was really great. The food was good and everything was really easy to do with him. I like the closeness he has with his clients and I would definitely use him again or refer him to a friend. People are still talking about the food :o)
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Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Devonne & Derrick,

Thank you for your review on my catering business. I also enjoyed working for both of you and Brenda. If anything I can do for either of you let me know. I talk to your mother about your sister because she loved macaroni and cheese and she got two three helpings.I said when you sister or brother get married let me know and she said she will do it. Everybody at your wedding was very nice and respectful. I even enjoyed your little brothers who are very helpful.


Michael
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Cynthia
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael was very friendly and very professional. I would recommend him for all of your catering needs. He provided everything I needed to help my husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. He was very helpful in helping us decorate out reception hall.
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WATT - Newport News, VA
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Food was excellent and service was great. I used him for my husband's 60th birthday gathering.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Michael's Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review you game me. I reallly enjoyed doing the event for you and your husband. Hope that I can be of service to you and your family soon.
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kl23456
Wedding:
11/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Wonderful event! Would recommend them to anyone!
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Brian
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.6/5.0
Michael and his staff did an exceptional job at our wedding. Michael was great during the planning and was more than willing to customize his services to meet our needs. We had more than enough food for the day of and the quality of his display was superior. His staff was super friendly and I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone.
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MrsMcLean
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.5/5.0
Food was good, but ran out of a few things half-way through the night.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Q & T
Wedding:
7/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Micheals help with the wedding was invaluable. He worked with us to plan a menu that we could afford w/o breaking the bank. He stuck by our side when our 1st location fell through and was ready and willing to do the whatever ppwk was needed to get on the approved vendor list at other locations we looked at. He even help us find a DJ.

Michael went above and beyond to help make the wedding a success.
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Cheryln
Wedding:
6/2/2001
5.0/5.0
Mr. Davis catered my wedding and did food for 650 guests for me. He did a excellent job on my wedding and everyone enjoyed the food and service he provided. I know for sure he picked up 6 clients from my wedding. I would reccomend him to anyone.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Invitations, Officiant, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue

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