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Teatime Delicacies, Inc

Burke , VA

LOCATION

Burke, VA US 22015 (map)

PHONE

703-323-1607

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Teatime Delicacies, Inc. is a full service catering company that has served the Washington DC metropolitan area for 30 years. Owner chef Ruth MacBean will work with you individually to... Read more
Teatime Delicacies, Inc. is a full service catering company that has served the Washington DC metropolitan area for 30 years. Owner chef Ruth MacBean will work with you individually to create a customized menu for your special event.

"From the very first conversation Ruth lets you know she is there for you and wants you to have the very best event possible. Not the biggest, not the flashiest - the Best. It takes a true professional to know the difference. Ruth is every word the professional caterer. Call her first!" -- Robert and Deanna, December 2012.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at www.teatimeinc.com or email us at teatime@teatimeinc.com or phone 703-323-1607. Read less
Catering , Wedding Cake

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
yes
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
of course!
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
we are happy to serve the cake with no cutting feel
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We do not sell alcohol, our clients generally provide their own and we are insured to serve.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
yes
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
yes
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her impeccable crew of 8 made my daughter and her new hubbies' reception shine!
She was adaptable, flexible, and always had great ideas from the get-go. We had a multi-cultural wedding and Ruth was willing to use "old abuelita's" family recipes to give our day a hint of Guatemalan roots--this meant being willing to test recipes she had not used before and then adapting it for a party of 140. She also bent over backwards to provide gluten free and nut-free alternatives for guests--and alleviate our concerns about wedding day set-up. Her coordination with our other vendors was seamless with a willingness to chip in where needed. Her crew continued this service through out our long wedding reception--attentive to details, cleaning up without being obvious, doling out food and drinks, and courteous to everyone!
And the CAKE! It was GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS!!! Also, lots of compliments about the hour d' vors, exotic fruit plate, buffet and signature drinks!
I would--and will--use Ruth and her crew at Teatime Delicacies again!
Thanks Ruth...you have a 5 star operation there!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her team were very easy to work with. Ruth always answers emails quickly and gave us lot of great advice making our day run smoothly. Their prices can not be beat in the Northern VA area. We had tons of compliments on the food, signature drinks and the cake. The cake was one of the things I was most happy about in our wedding... so tasty! I would recommend Teatime Delicacies for any of your future events
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Marisa
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm so lucky that a caterer we contacted first wasn't available and put Ruth in touch with me! Her knowledge and years of experience helped us create the perfect menu for our wedding. She did a site visit with us to our venue and was able to map out our entire evening in minutes. We told her how much we loved baked brie so she created a new appetizer just for us, if you use her make sure you request the brie and raspberry in phyllo cups! She made sure we were able to enjoy some of the appetizers from our cocktail hour, even though we were taking pictures by sending one of her staff out to us with platters. We were so excited, because we would have missed it otherwise. She did an amazing job with our wedding cake as well. The week before our wedding she reached out to me several times to make sure she had all of our details correct and there wasn't a thing out of place on our wedding day. Our only regret is that we were not able to enjoy more of the food we planned, it is true that you don't get to eat at your own wedding. However, all of guests who got to enjoy the menu we planned raved about the food and service. Maybe we can convince Ruth to recreate our menu for us sometime:) Thank you for everything Ruth!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Ruth
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Ruth is just the best of the best, no doubt. She worked with me via email and phone well in advance of my event to help me determine the best flavor, design, and cake size, per my specific requirements. The outcome was better than I could have imagined! Ruth has unique skill and dedication to detail. She made the tastiest, moistest, most beautifully decorated, tiered, carrot cake for my sister's birthday. Everyone loved it the cake, especially the guest of honor. I would highly recommend Ruth for your next event!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Eric
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth was great to work with. She and her staff are very professional and true experts in catering. She was able to work with our budget and make it seem that we spent a fortunate because of the quality and quantity she was able to provide. Everyone at our reception were saying great things about the food and drinks. We would recommend her to anyone.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Eric and Annika, thank you for your kind words. Your "beach" reception was just beautiful, the venue was a knock out, and you both were an absolute delight to work with. I want to be sitting at the Maui table RIGHT NOW!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special! The catering staff was so polite and helpful. Ruth was really attentive and wonderful to work with:) The food was really amazing! If you are looking for a caterer that goes above and beyond bland average wedding food, Teatime Delicacies is the right option! The food was creative and flavorful. I would recommend the Coq au Vin and the Steamboat Round of Roast Beef. Thanks again!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Shari
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We were delighted to join the happy throngs (judging by the reviews) who have worked with Ruth and her Tea Time staff. Every detail of her food and service was well executed. She is pleasant and responsive. I dealt with Ruth in person which worked most efficiently for us, though she always answered e-mail promptly, also. Her food is delicious and plentiful. The cake was Amazingly Beautiful! And rich, moist, flawless. We had chocolate cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate frosting and shavings. Lots of OOHs and AAHs. Ruth is not only talented but flexible and very professional. When the roof literally caved in at our lovely historic reception venue, Ruth was able to adapt the menu to accommodate the change from a modern catering kitchen to a spare, cold kitchen in our changed venue. We may have been frantic but she was cool, calm and reassuring. No last minute disaster could break her stride as she prepared and served the wonderful fare at our reception. Ruth and her staff are absolutely the best! Start and end with Tea Time>
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thank you Shari for your kind words. Indeed, your family was thrown for quite a loop when the roof caved in on your original venue! Luckily we have worked so many of these historic properties and know how to adapt. It was a wonderful reception!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth was unbelievably wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond when we had questions, offered a variety of options, offered advice, gladly accommodated guests with dietary restrictions, worked quickly and efficiently, and still was able to provide top-quality food for an amazing price. Ruth and her staff were friendly, attentive, and eager to make sure our reception was everything we wanted it to be. If we could give more than five stars, we would.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Amy
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her staff far exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still talking about the food and cake. Tea Time Catering was prompt and ran the entire cocktail hour, buffet, toast, and cake cutting beautifully. Never did someone have to ask for anything, the staff was on top of it. The staff was professional and very kind. Good quality food and great presentation/layout. We would highly recommend them.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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P.
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth MacBean was wonderful in gently introducing us to the realities of wedding catering and helped us select an elegant menu and presentation that met our budget. She was very responsive to all communication, especially when it got to be "crunch time" just before the wedding. She was especially helpful in accommodating our request for some regional food items and our dietary needs (some vegetarian and gluten free guests). The cake they provided was excellent -- we were concerned that it was included in the cost and we thought a specialty bakery would be better, but honestly it looked beautiful and was the best tasting wedding cake we have ever had.
Her sister Sara and their staff made the room beautiful and we received great comments about the food. The serving staff was professional and attentive and really seemed to enjoy being there. Our venue coordinator gave them high compliments on being easy to work with.
I would recommend Teatime Delicacies, Inc without hesitation.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

This was such a fun group with all that New Orleans dancing! I cannot remember a more gracious family, and I am so pleased you and your guests had such a wonderful time.
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her team were FANTASTIC throughout both the planning process and also setting up and managing the catering for my wedding in June 2013. Ruth is very quick to respond to emails, which I appreciate SO MUCH and is largely how I determined which vendors I wanted to work with for our special day. I cannot stress enough how important this is to a bride - basically doing everything on my own it was SO helpful to get the answers I needed quickly. Some vendors would email me back 2 weeks later... They just don't understand at all what a bride needs! Those caterers should not even be in business (for weddings) if you ask me!! Ruth, on the other hand -- she gets it!! Thanks so much Ruth for being so responsive - and of course having the best answers a bride could ask for!

Ruth was very considerate of our budget, and made suggestions that the ~30 other catering vendors I contacted did not think to tell me (example - could use disposable glasses for toasts or disposable forks, could modify menu, could adjust the amount of guests to lower the number of required staff/bartenders, etc to save money). As soon as I realized that she was the nicest to work with through email, and when I realized she was willing to work within our budget, I knew we had to meet her for a tasting.

She was the ONLY caterer we went to for a tasting, because of how wonderful she was via email and genuine I could tell she is. Her prices are BEYOND reasonable and her food is fantastic. At the tasting, we tried most of what would be on our wedding menu, and were blown away by the flavors in her salad, the spinach artichoke dip, her Indonesian peanut chicken, and the CAKE is to die for! Everything was wonderful. We tried both of her most popular cakes at the tasting: the chocolate with raspberry frosting, and also the vanilla with strawberry frosting. My family and fiancee loved both. I couldn't decide between the two so I asked her to make more vanilla than chocolate (larger tier for vanilla, small
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Catherine, thank you for all the kind words. You and your family were a delight to work with, the weather was spectacular and the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg was just so much fun to work. Both my bartenders commented on what a fun group you were! I wish you both the very best in everything you do. Ruth
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Private User
Wedding:
6/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth is amazing. She gave my husband and I fantastic advice when menu planning and purchasing alcohol for the reception. She was available all the time to me when I emailed her regarding wedding questions. And I emailed her A LOT! She was great and assured me when I had doubts or worries as we neared the wedding.

Her staff was sweet, fun and friendly. They even did the Cupid Shuffle with us! They brought us appetizers while we took wedding photos with the bridal party. They were great.

The price of the catering was very affordable and delicious. Thank you so much, Ruth!
Services Used: Catering
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Heather
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her staff went above and beyond my expectations!!! She responded to my emails with in minutes, she was very nice and helped me set up the venue. Lets not forget how AMAZING her food is. I thought my guests were going to rush the buffet for her food. I have now found my new favorite caterer. She will get my business every time!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to stumble upon Teatime Delicacies and Ruth after some serious searching for the right caterer for our wedding. Ruth is meticulous, talented, she has wonderful communication and produced an amazing dinner for our guests. It was a professional and beautiful final product. She also designed our wedding cake from a photo I gave her and it was stunning. We have received so many rave reviews about the food and we owe it all to Ruth & the Teatime Delicacies team!
Services Used: Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Michelle, it was indeed an awesome party! I wish I could include a photo with this response but agree, your cake rocked!
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Martha
Wedding:
1/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Teatime Delicacies provided catering for 600 people for big church event for us in a venue they had never used before. Their setup and organization was on time and complete. They provided wonderfully tasty foods and did a great job meeting our needs of supporting our vegetarians and gluten intolerant members well as our meat eaters. They over-met all of our expectations and I would recommend them for any large gathering.
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Marilyn
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Tea Time provided a catered dinner for a Church celebration. They were creative in the menu, flexible with the arrangements and provided a good value for the church. We would definitely use them again.
Marilyn
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Robert
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
From the very first conversation, Ruth lets you know that she is there for you and wants you to have the best event possible. Not the biggest, not the flashiest, but the best. It takes a real professional to know the difference, and she does.

My wife and I are artists, and even though most of our wedding was DIY, we had a very challenging little reception - 70 people, little art gallery/theater, some dietary restrictions and of course budget. Ruth looked at every aspect of the event and made sure it was covered and we were comfortable.

We went for more of a "wedding happy hour" than traditional banquet, and Ruth designed a menu that guests could enjoy while mingling with each other and the art, but would also be possible to prepare and serve with the challenges of the venue.

She made delicious grilled Indonesian peanut chicken with a peanut sauce - I could eat a truckload of this - and presented on skewers in spiny display that resembles a sea urchin. There was an antipasto display of savory olives, delicious cured meats curled up, artichoke hearts, and more. She also served chilled shrimp cocktail, fresh fruits and veggies beautifully presented, and did not balk when a guest showed up with his family's traditional spaghetti and meatballs (long story) and grabbed a bowl and made room on the buffet.

The cake: Best. Ever. Our Weddingpocalypse (we married 12/21/12, the end of the world) theme was done in red, white and black, so Ruth made red velvet cake with white cream cheese frosting and a black ribbon. It was creamy, moist, delicious and beautiful and everyone loved it. It's clearly made from scratch, as it should be.

She made separate (and also tasty, I could eat a lot of this too ) Jamaican lime chicken for a guest that is soy and gluten intolerant, and had lots of fresh veggie and fruit on hand for the non-meat-eaters.

In short: She treats you like family and works with you, your venue and your budget. Call her first.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Adri
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Stop!!! Don't look anywhere else!! BEST caterer in the area.

We could not have asked for a better caterer! Teatime is flexible, affordable and most importantly delicious :)
We did a lot of research (just like you are right now :) ) and narrowed down our results for the taste testing. Teatime was our first taste test and we walked out with our decision made. We did not want to try anyone else the following day. And this decision was largely based on the taste of the food and cake. Which made TeaTime even better was Ruth (the owner) who is creative, hard working and provides you with an amazing staff.

Our guests loved everything! From appetizer, dinner and dessert the food was amazing. Teatime will work with your budget. We are recommending her to our friends who are getting married soon hoping we can eat her food again!

Thanks again TeaTime!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Teatime has catered many events for my family and each time, the quality, presentation, and service have been superb. In addition, I have found the prices to be very reasonable. At this point I wouldn't even consider using another company. Teatime was willing to offer ideas and suggestions without appearing "bossy" I delightful experience all around.
Services Used: Catering
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Ali
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked at a ton of catering companies and met with our top picks. Soon as we met with Ruth, we knew that Teatime was the catering company for us! She was so friendly, had a huge menu of items to get ideas from, and is able to work with many different budgets. She was always available through email to answer questions and made the process very easy for us.We did a tasting at her home months before the wedding and really enjoyed the food! We also were able to try some her desserts and samples of her wedding cakes- Ok I am not a big cake person but hers was amazing! It was light and moist and included in our catering cost! One less vendor to worry about! She went over different menus, colors, table settings, etc with us until she was sure we were 100% satisfied.

On the day of, everything went very smooth! Teatime came early to set up, did a great job, and cleared everything out in the time frame we had set up. All the food came out as we had hoped and the staff was great! We had a fun buffet of items like sliders, jambalaya, maple roasted vegetables, and so forth, the wonderful wedding cake, and even a dessert bar- the guests raved about how much they enjoyed the food! The bartenders that she provided were quick and efficient too!

Overall we are both extremely happy we went with Teatime and would recommend them to anyone even for a non-wedding event!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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wishes
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Ruth at Teatime Delicacies through a friend's wedding which Ruth catered and I can not express how happy we were with her services. I absolutely LOVE Ruth! We met at her private residence to go over the menu and to do the tastings which was a big assortment of delicious food she makes and prepares herself.

Teatime is extremely affordable and her food is amazing! I got to include a welcome drink and apple wedges with caramel sauce at the end without going over our budget. Our guests could not stop complimenting how delicious everything was. Another plus is that she includes the wedding cake free of charge which is pretty amazing considering how pricey wedding cakes can be. Our wedding cake was delicious, savory and gorgeous.

Ruth definitely went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and ran smoothly. There was an incident with my venue where they didn't have a kitchen (was told there was on prior to signing the venue contract) during our first walk through months before, so she calmed me down and told me everything will be all right. Fortunately, things did work out and came out great in the end.

We were very pleased with Ruth and her staff and will definitely be recommending Teatime to friends and family!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ruth (the owner) did the cake for our wedding, and it could not have been more absolutely perfect. She usually only does wedding cakes as part of Teatime’s full-service catering, and my fiancé had already contracted with another caterer, but a couple friends have used her services for their weddings (and the food was amazing) and I particularly loved what she did with their cakes so I really wanted her to do ours, and she very kindly agreed to do so. She is incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with, and made what I was imagining an even more beautiful reality. I could not stop smiling when I saw the cake—it just blew me away. Her detail work was exquisite, and not only was the cake an incredible & gorgeous work of art, but it was delicious, too! I don’t think there was a crumb left on anyone’s plate! I highly recommend Ruth and Teatime—she played a huge part in making our night the perfect evening that it was!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Angelina
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the wonderful fortune of booking Teatime as the caterer for my wedding and cannot say enough good things about Ruth, the owner. From the very beginning, Ruth was so incredibly responsive and worked diligently with us on all the catering details over the course of several months, particularly the Peruvian arroz con pollo (chicken with rice) that was so important to my fiance (now husband!). The food was absolutely superb, the quality of service top-notch, and the value pretty much unbelievable, particularly in the pricey DC area. Plus, you get a delicious cake as part of the overall package! I highly recommend Ruth and Teatime to all future brides and advise you to book early as Ruth's services in demand. I so enjoyed working with Ruth that I'm already thinking about future events that might need catering!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Maureen
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better caterer. We had a fairly demanding schedule at the wedding, but Ruth and her staff handled everything beautifully. Our guests could not stop raving about how delicious the food was at our reception! Teatime Delicacies is definitely the best value in the area. Ruth quoted us at HALF the price that other companies were asking and throws in cake (which tasted wonderful!) for free! She even came to me at the reception to check whether we had eaten enough and if we needed to have plates wrapped up and sent to our room for later. She and her staff were very much on top of things and everyone had a great attitude.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Ruth at TeaTime Delicacies is awesome! Her rates are very reasonable, and the food was very tasty. The best part about Teatime is that you get a free wedding cake along with the dinner. Our cake was absolutely gorgeous and delicious. Ruth was great with correspondence leading up to the wedding and she and her staff helped our wedding run smoothly. We highly recommend her to others.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
This event was my 60th birthday party and everything about it was fabulous! My family and friends raved about the food, especially the chicken and the salsa, and we all think it was the BEST carrot cake any of us have ever had. The appetizers were devoured as quickly as they were passed but there were always more...each delicious. We would definitely recommend this caterer for any event, topnotch and very friendly.
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her team were AWESOME. The food tasted great, there was the perfect amount, and her staff was extremely cordial. My family ranted about the service.

She was also really flexible with her cost and offered us some "money saving" tips (ie: using disposable dishware) in order to make her service more in our price range.

We know several people who have used this vendor for their wedding and we all loved her.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Robin
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her team were easy to work with and helped our wedding reception go off without a hitch! She immediately understood what we were looking for, and our friends raved about the fajita dinner. The cake was beautiful and delicious (we chose a lemon cake with raspberry filling). Most importantly, Ruth was very accommodating and helpful. She happily accommodated for my food allergies, bringing me my own dinner that was gluten and dairy free. The service was great, both at the bar and with the food. We could not be more pleased with Teatime Delicacies, and we recommend them fully. You will not find a better value in Northern Virginia!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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TVandenHeuvel
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding reception, my husband and I both agreed that in order for the event to be a great success we must have three things: a good DJ, an open bar and fantastic food. That seemed easy enough to coordinate at first, but as I started searches for wedding caterers on Yelp and Wedding Wire I became extremely frustrated with the lack of information I would receive after filling out the “Contact Us” portion of their websites. Most often, I would receive an auto reply asking for more information about my event (most of which that I had left in my initial inquiry), to which I replied only to receive another email that asked for more information. With the two catering companies that I was talking with before I found Ruth, it was easily two weeks before I talked to a real person over the phone to discuss a budget and menu. When I found Teatime Delacacies, Inc. online (on a Sunday evening) and sent a message through their “Contact Us” page, I received a message less than a half hour later from Ruth that thanked me for my interest and asked me for a good time to call to discuss the reception. I was blown away.

Ruth’s personal attention, enthusiasm and helpfulness was a great pleasure and a tremendous stress relief during the entire planning period. When I gave her our bottom line budget she never pressured us to spend more or hide costs, instead she worked with us to get the most out of our dollar without skimping on food while still providing our guests a memorable and unique meal. She also was a big help when it came to helping me work with other vendors and purchasing alcohol. With just a few email exchanges she had helped me put together a timeline of events and a grocery list of beer, wine and liquor. The best part of the planning was when we were discussing the cake (Teatime provides a free cake for all weddings they cater). Not being a huge fan of cake, my husband and I asked Ruth if she had ever made a “brownie” cake for a wedding before. Ruth said no, but asked us to give her a couple of days to see what she could come up with. The end result was a beautiful, three tier, delicious, brownie masterpiece that surprised (and delighted)all of our guests!

On food alone, Ruth hit it out of the park, but it gets better. The day of the wedding went pretty flawless thanks to her staff that ensured the venue was set up to our specifications. The only thing that my friends who helped with the reception had to do was set centerpieces on the tables and hang a few decorations. Her staff was amazing! Besides being completely professional and friendly, they were constantly checking on my husband and I during dinner to ensure that we were getting enough to eat and drink, they were clearing empty plates and glasses from tables before they were noticed, and they were overall kicking butt! I also have to recognize her bartenders who did a fantastic job of serving 100 very “thirsty” guests while keeping the line and wait time short. We really couldn’t have been more pleased with the quality of service.

Overall, the night was a success and we couldn’t have done it without Ruth! Our guests were happy and their bellies were full and satisfied. I’m thankful to never have to plan my wedding again, but for anyone else looking to plan a “big city” event, but hoping to get some good “hometown” service…book Teatime…you won’t be disappointed!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thanks Tera,
I wish I could post a picture of your wedding cake, it was so much fun to design, I"m so glad you asked me to give it a whirl!
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Julie
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Words can't express what a pleasure it was to work with Ruth of Teatime Delicacies, Inc. We were concerned we wouldn't find a caterer that would work for our venue/budget. Ruth was able to provide affordable catering (the most affordable we could find in an area like DC/Northern Virginia) without compromising great taste and quality service! Our venue was quite strict on the caterers approved to work there but Ruth had no problem providing all the qualifications necessary. She listened to all our requests on personalizing the menu and was very flexible to adjust details as needed. The day of the wedding everything tasted as wonderful as our personal tasting when we first met. The lay out was artistic and beautifully arranged. We are still receiving compliments on how great the food was at our wedding! Ruth made sure we were taken care of too -- she personally brought us drinks/food throughout the evening even though she was managing a crew of 11 people. To top it off she makes spectacular and tasty wedding cakes and she provides one free of charge! I would definitely hire Ruth again if I had to do it all over again. Our wedding went SO well in large part to Ruth's hard work and attention to detail.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Ruth and her crew at Teatime Delicacies was beyond perfect! She served us a whole meal to sample at her own house for the taste testing. The food was wonderful then when she was cooking just for the two of us and it was wonderful at the wedding for our group of 80. Everyone raved about the food, especially the roast beef carving station and I loved the chicken with the peanut sauce. Even something as simple as salad and pasta was done deliciously. The food was even presented beautifully.

The day of the wedding, she was so well prepared. She came with more linens than we had asked for (luckily, because we ended up having more table than we put on our table chart) and extra cake cutters and servers, even though we got our cake from another place. Our venue neglected to wipe down the dirty tables, but her team was quick to whip out some washcloths and warm water to clean them up. All of the servers were very professional and they even made sure to bring plates of appetizers by the family as we were getting our family photos done.

For the DC area, I doubt you could find a caterer with a better work ethic, food, or price.
Services Used: Catering
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RobMou
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing Teatime to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. The money she saved us alone would be worth the rating but her flexibility and her creativity were so valuable as well. The food was amazing as was the presentation of the food - our guests raved! The cake was both beautiful and delicious! EXACTLY what we wanted! Corresponding with Ruth was easy and worry-free. Her ideas and recommendations regarding the whole reception were also great (thanks for pointing me in the direction of the linen rentals for my chair covers!). She even met with my wedding planner the week before my wedding to brainstorm about the space set-up and met the day before to begin the set-up. In a nutshell, the food was excellent, the service outstanding and my wedding day was exactly what I wanted thanks to Teatime! I have already recommended her to four other brides!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The owner was so attentive and listened to all of my thoughts. Anytime I emailed her she responded so quickly to them and made communication very easy. I was extremely pleased with my cake and all of the food. I got tons of compliments on everything and all of her staff were great. I would defiatnly use them again if I had to do it all over again!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Ruth and her team. She catered our wedding and our rehearsal dinner, and also provided our wedding cake. Prior to the wedding, she was very easy to get in contact with, and always quick to reply to my many emails. We met with her in her home to make decisions regarding the menus, and she was warm and welcoming every time we saw her. Ruth is so personable, and really put me at ease with our catering decisions. She complied with my every request, and made suggestions to cut costs. Perfect!

The food was delicious, and her staff was professional and easy to work with. Michelle was in charge of our rehearsal dinner, and she was absolutely wonderful. I never had an empty glass the whole night, and she was on-time, efficient, and so sweet. During the wedding, my husband and I were approached multiple times asking if we needed anything to eat or drink, which was great. Ruth coordinated our cake-cutting so that we could get some great pictures, as well. Overall, I was absolutely thrilled with her services, and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Robin
Wedding:
10/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Teatime catered the rehearsal dinner for our son and our daughter's wedding in 2009. Ruth and her staff are just top notch. We could not have asked for a more professional, yet friendly staff. The food was great as was the selection. I would highly recommend Teatime for any event you need catered.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
After searching high and low in the Northern Virginia area for catering that was both affordable and delicious, my fiance and I were excited to find Teatime Delicacies, which exceeded all of our expectations. The food was delicious and we received numerous compliments on it from our guests, and it was by far the best value we found in the area. Ruth was an absolute pleasure to work with, and knew a lot of helpful information about our venue that was very useful throughout the planning process. On top of everything, Ruth provided a DELICIOUS wedding cake for free - it was moist, flavor packed, and also quite beautiful. By allowing us to purchase our own alcohol, Ruth saved us a lot of money, and her staff did a great job. I would absolutely recommend Ruth to any bride.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Ophelia
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Ruth makes delicious food you actually want to eat, at half the cost of any other caterer we looked at. You're not going to see her on one of those over-the-top TLC programs, but for our informal garden wedding on a tight budget, it was exactly what we dreamed of.

I started out a little skeptical, because our tasting was held in her suburban home, at her dining room table. However, the food was good, the price was excellent, and she was extremely competent.

She also rolled with our off-beat requests. For sentimental reasons, I wanted my mom to make our cake. Though Ruth usually includes her own delicious-looking cakes as part of the catering package, she agreed to transport and set up the one my mom made. She decorated it with rose petals, and my mom's cake wound up looking entirely professional (though credit is due to my mom as well). Ruth also set up our centerpieces and party favors exactly as we requested, and she transported and served the alcohol we purchased on our own.

Ruth is flexible and great at keeping in touch, and she also knows everything about what works and doesn't at wedding receptions. She spent a whole morning walking through the venue with my mom and answering all her questions-- one other reviewer mentioned Ruth's frank attitude, which my mom and I also appreciated. She's very helpful and understanding when a couple is looking to keep costs to a minimum, which is a refreshing attitude in the era of the $28,000 average American wedding.

We were grateful to have the benefit of Ruth's knowledge as well as her service, and we wholeheartedly recommend Teatime to other couples.
Services Used: Catering
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Caroline
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We wanted an afternoon garden reception on our church lawn and from the very start of the process Ruth was honest, helpful, accessible and flexible. In the lead-up Ruth was available to answer our questions about food, honest about ways to save money, recommended reliable vendors and even visited our reception site and gave us some advice on logistics (where to set things up, timing, etc.). When the wedding planning process first started we felt overwhelmed and unsure. Meeting with Ruth gave us confidence (and relief) that a big part of the reception was under control.

It’s difficult to even begin to describe how wonderful Ruth and her team made our wedding day. For starters, we arrived significantly late and really stressed. Ruth immediately asked what we needed done and her staff did it. In addition to the basic set up of food and drink, the Teatime staff decorated our tables, prepared the extra drink and food we supplied and Ruth even brought some of the whimsy that was so important to our Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea reception (Ruth has a fantastic collection of white rabbits!).

Ruth brought a staff of 10 with her and they were so helpful, attentive and friendly. 250 guests is a lot to serve, but the Teatime Delicacies staff were totally on the ball and bustled around on a hot June day with smiles on their faces. One of the staff, (Bob?) earned post wedding praise from our guests for his attitude and service. The regular menu was delicious but the cake was wonderful. Ruth made exactly the cake I wanted and decorated it with matching ribbon and fresh daisies to coordinate with our wedding. She let us pick different kinds of cake for the layers, which was really cool. (We ended up going with lemon butter w/raspberry filling and carrot cake w/cream cheese). It was so delicious. I don’t know why people waste their time with fondant cakes. Ruth made us a beautiful cake that was absolutely delicious.

After the reception, the Teatime staff stayed another 2 hours and helped break everything down and clean up – and they were still smiling and friendly even though all the guests had departed.

Bottom line: Ruth knows her stuff. The food was wonderful, the service outstanding, the helpfulness of the whole team was beyond expectations and the cake was amazing. We feel so lucky and blessed that we had Teatime Delicacies on our wedding day!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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LonoXIII
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Ruth's catering was excellent long before the wedding and reception. She sat down and talked to us about what she could provide, let us taste the food from the beginning, and worked with us. Her pricing was the best we'd seen and we liked her frank attitude.

Before the wedding, Ruth and her staff were efficient and professional in setting everything up. Everything went off perfectly and our guests cannot stop raving about what a great time they had. The food was excellent, the cake beautiful, and the staff responded to all manner of requests quickly. Oh, and let's not forget the mini crab cakes... they were awesome!

I highly recommend Teatime Delicacies for any catering event!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Inayah
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Ruth and the Teatime Staff were amazing for our wedding on May 6th! The food, service and our cake was amazing. Ruth and her staff were very hands on and I was able to talk to them between me and my husband doing our thing during the day. They made sure we got our food first, had our cake cutting done properly and that we had our top tier saved for us and wrapped up. Our free cake was AMAZING and I can't wait to dig into it for our first month anniversary! Ruth was easy to work with and created our dream cake with such skill. The reviews on our food was wonderful and we could not have asked for a better service for our day; no stress, no problems and no worries!
Thank you Ruth and Team for making our special day extra tasty and without worry! We will recommend you to others!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Using Tea Time to cater our wedding was a great decision; the price can't be beat, the food and cake were tasty, and Ruth and her staff were all wonderful to work with (Michelle was actually present to manage our event, and did a great job). Ruth was extremely responsive to all of our e-mails and questions, and we were never worried that something would go wrong, because Tea Time was so organized about everything. Another bonus to using Tea Time was that during the planning process, Ruth was very honest and helpful about ways to save money (providing our own alcohol, using a different rental company for chairs).

The only thing we noticed during the event that might have bothered a more detail-oriented bride and groom was that the skirts for the buffet tables were maroon. We just assumed they'd be white or off-white, so if something like that matters to you, just double-check before the event. It didn't bother us, though.

Ultimately, Tea Time was fabulous, and I wish we could get married again because our cake was so pretty and delicious, so I'd like another!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review, Mandy. Burgandy skirting is our standard option as it's quite neutral. We also use a navy blue if the burgandy doesn't work. We try to stay away from white skirting as it shows every little stain, espeically on a buffet!
Great feedback, and we will make sure the bride and groom are aware.
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Katie Hickey
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I have worked with and for Ruth for 10 years now so of course, we had to have Teatime Delicacies cater our wedding. We had a less than ideal situation being that the Groom lived two hours away from the wedding area and the bride (myself) was living and studying in London, not getting home until 10 days prior to the wedding. Ruth was very accommodating and flexible with our situation. For the cost-conscious couple, Teatime Delicacies is an incredible deal and great value for the money. The national avg for weddings is 20k and DC is over 2x the national avg. Our budget was less than the national average, but set in DC and Ruth's services allowed us to stay in budget all the while still maintaining a classy and high quality reception. The food is excellent and Ruth's wedding cakes are beautiful and honestly the best I have ever tasted - so moist and flavorful, unlike other wedding cakes that are dry and sometimes stale. We have gotten numerous compliments on the food and wedding cake in the weeks since the event. Many thanks to Ruth and Teatime Delicacies for making our reception an event to remember!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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S&W
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Teatime Delicacies was amazing! The food was absolutely perfect for our reception and the staff came and found me through out the night to ensure I got plenty of my favorites. And the cake was spectacular! I sent in a picture and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. The artistry, professionalism, and assistance exceeded all my expectations!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Carolyn
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding! Ruth was flexible and so helpful throughout the entire planning process. She gave us a great tasting, and we knew we had to book her on the spot. The food was delicious, the service was great, and our wedding cake was beautiful and tasty (she doesn't do fondant cakes, but in my opinion, that's a good thing). We had our wedding at Old Town Hall, which allowed us to buy and bring in our own alcohol. Ruth offered to take it off our hands a few days before the event so that it would get there with the rest of the food. Our wedding reception was a success thanks to Teatime!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Alayna
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome food and service buy all members of the staff. Ruth (the owner) let us go to her home and enjoy a tasting prior to making any food decisions because my husband has a rare onion allergy so she was very accomodating. During the photography session one of the staff brought the wedding party appetizers since I was diabetic. The bartender was great and remembered what everyone was drinking since it was a small wedding of less than 50 people. Best part was the wedding cake. Ruth threw in a customized wedding cake of our choice and design even down to the flavors and it was the best free cake ever!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Joshley
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her staff were very flexible and patient. They know just what they are doing and go out of their way to make your day special. The cost and tastefulness of the food cannot be beaten. I'd hire them again any chance I get!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Ginny Love
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ruth was wonderful to work with! After being at two other events she catered we hired her to cater an Open House wedding celebration for my son and daughter in law. She provided expert guidance on menu selection, beverage amounts and set up. She was responsive throughout the planning process, on time and totally prepared. Her staging was ideal for the fall season and beautifully prepared. The food was delicious and many guests asked for her contact information so the secret is out! Hiring Ruth has given me a new perspective on hosting a party. Every time I tried to check with her to see if she needed anything she shooed me back to my guests. Now, that's the way to host a party!!
Services Used: Catering
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katgrad
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Ruth at Teatime was a breeze. She had excellent ideas and provided valuable input during the final walkthrough of our venue. The staff she brought for our reception were friendly, professional and responsive to my guests needs. The food was delicious (everyone raved); we had a buffet and she kept it well stocked and the food was served at the right temperature. She responded quickly to me and my wedding planner. I recommend Teatime highly.
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Teatime Delicacies was GREAT! Ruth met with us in her home and had prepared some amazing samples for us. As soon as we tasted the food, we knew that this was the right caterer for us. Her price was significantly lower than anyone else that provided us with a quote, more appealing than anyone else that provided us with a quote in our budget, and it of course includes a cake!

Ruth was easy to work with and easy to communicate with. She also wants to help you save - we did the alcohol license and bought beer and wine ourselves, which she suggested and saved us lots of money. She then provided the bartending service in the contract.

On the day of the wedding, what little of the food we had time to eat was great, and we definitely heard from our guests that they liked the food. I know wedding food is not known for being delicious, but this food was awesome! I wish we'd had more time to eat it. We hardly even noticed the catering staff during the reception - they did a great job of keeping things running smoothly without being obtrusive.

The cake was AMAZING - Ruth got her start in pastries and it shows! We found a picture of something we liked online and she made it to our specifications - it was beautiful! She also did a great job of incorporating our cake topper and the flowers provided by the florist.

Ruth also did a great job accomodating my dairy-allergic sister - she was able to tell me which items had dairy products, and she set aside part of the pasta salad so it didn't have cheese in it. Ruth also made a special cake for her, which I would have gladly paid extra for, but Ruth wouldn't hear of it. My sister said, "This is the best cake I've had since I got this stupid allergy." What more is there to say?

If we ever need catering services again, we will definitely be calling Ruth!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Mother Tode
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Ruth spent plenty of time with us to understand just what we wanted. The final menu was good. She worked within our budget. The staff at the reception was very good. I would highly recommend Ruth!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Maria
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her staff did a fantastic job. Before the wedding, she was very available to answer questions and she did a tasting for me, my parents, and sister. The day of the wedding, she set up the venue and did a great job making sure the buffet line moved smoothly. Everyone I talked to told us how fantastic the food was (and it was) and the cake was beautiful and tasted great (and it was free!) Probably the best food I have ever had at a wedding (and not just saying that because it was my own!) I would highly recommend her.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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EmilyMo
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I both come from families who love to eat. We can all be a little snobby about food sometimes, especially desserts. In planning my wedding, I could have cared less about flowers, lighting, outfits... but the food, and especially the cake, had to be spectacular.
Well, I am happy to say that Ruth and her team easily lived up to our high expectations. The food was amazing. It was fresh and unique and just plain tasty!! My guests could not stop raving about it. The pressure was on, I tell you, in my picky family and Ruth made me look very good. They were all praising me for my choice of caterer.
And the cake. The cake. What can I say about the cake? All I can think of is Homer Simpson's trademark "Mmmm, cake, ahghghghgh!" I am used to wedding cakes being all looks and no quality. They tend to be dry and firm so they can stand up with all that decorative frosting weighing it down. One of the reasons I picked Ruth is because her background is in pastries, and you sure can tell. The cake was moist and rich and delicate all at the same time. Incredible!!!! I am so sad that it is gone.
I was a waiter for 11 years so I also can be a little critical when it comes to other people doing the job I was very good at, because I know how it should be done. Ruth and her team are exactly what good service should be: quick, professional, seamless and practically invisible.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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S&S
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Ruth and the team at Teatime Delicacies provided great food and great service -- fresh, delicious, with no drama or exaggerations. Ruth was particularly flexible in coming up with a menu suitable for guests with a variety of food needs -- vegetarian, kosher, etc. -- and came up with her own (delicious) adaptation of one of our favorite recipes! Ruth clearly enjoys the creative/artistic aspects of catering and cuisine. We would definitely recommend Ruth and Teatime Delicacies!
Services Used: Catering
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June09Bride
Wedding:
6/19/2009
5.0/5.0
The owner Ruth and her staff did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding! I can't say enough about how much our guest LOVED her food! Her pricepoint is so realistic and very much affordable! As part of most brides wedding planning getting quotes and whatnot from many companies is a good idea BUT I did the hunt and got all the quotes and TEATIME is by far the best for your budget and most importantly in my opinion for the outstanding quality! As an added bonus Ruth will make you a wedding cake of your choice at no additional cost! It was sooooooooooooooooooo tasty, I was eating the day after the wedding as well!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Susan
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Ruth and her team did an amazing job at our wedding. The food was absolutely delicious and her cakes are OUTSTANDING. I can barely wait to eat the top in about 9 months time. :-)

Ruth was very responsive and I honestly don't think I found anyone with near the same quality for the same price. Her staff the day of was outstanding. Friends and family are still telling me a couple of months later how friendly everyone was and how the bartenders remembered their drinks.

I can't recommend her highly enough. She is the best value out there! (And her cakes out of this world!)
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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galaxygal
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
What can I say? These gals were just perfect! Ruth put together a tea reception for us and I couldn't have been more pleased. The food was delicious and the presentation was very pleasing to the eye. It pleased both vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike. The wedding cake was AMAZING! It was undoubtedly the best wedding cake I've ever eaten, and there were many compliments from the guests as well (the cake was free!). I bought flowers for the cake, and even though the florist didn't string them together (like they said they would) Ruth was not at all phased. She made such a beautiful presentation with the cake and the cake flowers! Ruth and her staff are top-notch pros (as an aside - she and her staff are really nice and friendly). I highly recommend Teatime Delicacies!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
The food was, simply, delicious. Fresh, perfect for a daytime summer wedding, great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. And our cake was beautiful and one of the best cakes I've ever had. Ruth and her staff were so warm and efficient on our wedding day - just a wonderful affirmation of our choice to hire Teatime for our wedding. And the value for your budget CANNOT be beat for the quality. Honest, professional, and very talented, Ruth is a joy to work with.
Services Used: Catering
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beachgirlbecca
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Ruth provided an AMAZING dessert reception for our wedding - and many said our cake was the best they'd ever had. She also provided amazing value for cost - by far the most affordable caterer we looked at. HIGHLY recommended to anyone looking for a classy reception on a budget.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Ruth and her team recently did the buffet dinner, drink service and wedding cake for our May wedding. Despite the fact that our venue lacked a kitchen and other standard facilities, Ruth was able to adapt and give us a realistic view of what kind of menu we could still make work. Our venue manager was a bit tricky to deal with, and we had some complicated family opinions playing into the situation as well, but Ruth navigated it well.

We were on a strict budget and Ruth by far provided the best bang for our buck of all the vendors we met with. She came in at a much lower cost than others we met with and still had delicious food.

Ruth is very responsive via email and easy to get a hold of. My fiancé and I had a short engagement with lots of changes/details and we were thankful she kept up with it all and went above and beyond to make them work. Just the nature of email correspondence sometimes made me feel like communications were a bit abrupt or that I was inconveniencing Ruth, but that's just a good reason to meet with her in person and knock out details more easily. Ruth meets with clients in her home in northern VA.

Perhaps the most special part for us was the custom wedding cake Ruth created for us. I gave her my hometown favorite cake recipe, a bit of a non-standard flavor, and she adapted it and really made it work. Not only did the cake look beautiful and reflect our unique preferences, it was delicious! We were so thankful she was willing to go above and beyond in order to help us really have some great personal touches.

I would strongly recommend Teatime to anyone looking to avoid the overpriced more impersonal catering companies. We were thrilled with the product and service we received. Thank you Ruth!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review, and I would recommend that sweet potato cake in a heartbeat!!
I agree about email communication, sometimes just plain old fashioned face to face conversations get every one on the same page. It was a lovely wedding and I wish you both the very best!
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Shelly
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.9/5.0
I thought Teatime was great. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. (I loved the sushi and brie w/cranberry appetizers--I wish I would have had time to eat more.) My guests commented that the indonesian chicken with peanut sauce and pasta were also very good. I thought the food was beautifully presented and was easy to serve as a buffet style meal. I was probably not the easiest client and Teatime accommodated all of my requests and inquiries in a timely fashion and with great attention to detail. On my actual wedding day, Ruth was buzzing around behind the scenes and her staff was friendly and professional.

Teatime allowed us to buy all the alcohol, beer and wine, to stock our open bar--which saved us quite a bit off of our total catering costs. The only reason Teatime did not get all 5's is because my husband had a special stash of bourbon that he intended to drink at the wedding and save as his special occassion bourbon for the future. Unfortunately, there was a small mix-up at the bar and his special (expensive) bourbon was served to our guests. I think this was a very minor mix-up and my husband's loss was our guest's gain.

Ruth has a number of rental linens and dishes that she can make available to her clients at a reduced costs. If you need something that she doesn't have, she will get it from a rental company...this is big plus because as you are planning your big day, this is one less thing for you to have to do.

When I contracted with Teatime, they offered a free wedding cake to those who used their catering services for a wedding. The wedding cake that we received (carrot cake) was moist, delicious and beautiful. I would highly recommend Teatime to anyone that is looking for an off-site catering service.
Services Used: Catering
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Erica
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.9/5.0
Ruth is AMAZING to work with. The professionalism of herself and her staff was wonderful. The food, presentation, and service was top notch!
Services Used: Catering
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Lorena
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.8/5.0
I booked Ruth at Teatime because I remembered from several years ago that she catered my sister's wedding, and the food was fantastic!!!! Ruth answered all of my questions and was very friendly and professional and went above and beyond. Everyone loved the petite ham sandwiches, the steak kabob and the chicken satay. The punch was also a favorite. And the cake was beautiful and simple. It was all exactly how we hoped!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Ashlie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Ruth and her staff were absolutely wonderful. The only small complaint I have is that I thought they packed up a little early, but I know that was due to the time constraints of the venue. Regardless, their service was exceptional and I recommend them to any bride who loves great food at a value!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Cathryn
Wedding:
12/20/2008
4.8/5.0
Ruth is terrific! I was worried we couldn't find a caterer for my budget until I heard about Teatime. Ruth had no problem accomodating our requests. Her staff the day of the wedding was very professional.
Services Used: Catering
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ryanlee
Wedding:
6/6/2008
4.8/5.0
We were thrilled with the amazing food Ruth created for our special day. We had a dessert reception - Ruth did a wonderful job helping us choose fun, delicious treats to serve. I also had many people tell me that the (free!) wedding cake was the best they had ever tasted!

The only reason Teatime Delicacies did not get five stars across the board from me is that I heard from several people after the wedding that we actually ran out of food before the reception was over - even though we actually ended up with fewer people there than we had given for a head count.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/6/2008
4.8/5.0
Ruth McBean provided excellent food for our dessert reception. I also received rave reviews about the cake - which was included free! A number of people told me later it was the best wedding cake they had ever had, and many also commented on how beautiful it was. The only concern I had is that I was told after the wedding that there was not enough food to last for the entire reception. I would recommend Teatime Delicacies to anyone looking for a caterer in the Northern Virginia area.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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shedwyn
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.7/5.0
Ruth came up with a wonderful menu which suited our guests needs and even created something new based on the groom's request. The food was delicious. We opted for mini desserts instead of the cake and we barely saw them because they were eaten so quickly. Everything was very yummy. Ruth was a delight to work with and was well-organized. Teatime Delicacies is highly recommended.
Services Used: Catering
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AugustBride
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.7/5.0
Teatime Inc. was a delight to work with! The food was delicious, and Ruth helped us to plan a menu that fit within our budget (which was pretty limited for a DC wedding). She was very responsive to all our needs and questions and helped us to put on a wonderful reception. It was particularly great to work with a caterer who could do a beautiful (and tasty) wedding cake in addition to the main meal. We would choose Teatime again for our wedding in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I have used this vendor numerous times for professional catering services. Teatime always arrives on time, serves excellent meals - we always receive positive feedback from our guests, plates are virtually empty, they clean up and leave the kitchen spotless. Pricing is VERY reasonable, and they are always accommodating to our dietary requests. I highly recommend Teatime and would consider using them for personal events without question.
Services Used: Catering
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Mrs.Awear
Wedding:
6/11/2009
4.6/5.0
Ruth was wonderful, easy going, and she is the best value for your dollar. In an industry that loves to overprice catering as soon as you say the word "wedding" Ruth is one of the few people that does not take advantage of her clients! She made my husband and I feel comfortable and at ease and I thought she was actually very flexible. Her food was wonderful and though we did not opt to get our wedding cake from her she made us a groom's cake that was amazing! One reviewer bashes her for building in the cost of the cake to her services and that simply isn't true for what you pay per person using her services. She offers a FREE Wedding Cake if you use her services, it's use it or loose it. So if you are more specific, or picky about your cake go else where! She doesn't MAKE you use her services, and she is upfront and honest about what she can and can't do in regards to cakes. She shows you pictures of her work, and you have the choice!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Kate
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.4/5.0
We booked Ruth largely because of the rave reviews she had received online, as well as her quote being lower than most other caterers we spoke to in Northern Virginia. We were extremely happy that we booked her - working with Ruth was rather easy, and the food at our wedding was delicious! Guests raved - especially about the strawberry shortcake dessert.


Our venue was new for Teatime Delicacies, meaning that more detailed reviews and prep meetings were necessary leading up to our big day - this added a bit more stress and required more planning on both our parts.


Ruth was great, extremely responsive, and for the most part seemed to have thought of everything. Being that we now live out of the area, there was a little difficulty in scheduling meetings, but Ruth was flexible with her schedule and tried to accomodate us as much as possible over email. I do think that the in-person meetings were much more productive and efficient; they usually revealed things we hadn't yet discussed and needed to.


If you choose to go with Ruth & Teatime, which I would definitely recommend, I would make sure to take detailed notes and send followup emails after each meeting so there's a papertrail of all decisions. We had more than 14 months between booking Ruth and our event, which sometimes made it difficult to remember details from previous conversations.


Thank you to Ruth & her staff - you were great!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kate, it was really fun catering a wedding at this winery. And I completely agree with your comment about keeping notes and emails, I referred to mine numerous times as well. Best wishes to you both.
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Shana
Wedding:
2/25/2006
4.3/5.0
We purchased one small wedding cake for the bride and groom to cut and cheesecakes for the rest of the guests. The cheesecakes were one of the hits of the day with our guests - Ruth's cheesecakes were also served at a friend's wedding and they are consistently delicious. Also, our small wedding cake was beautiful and also delicious.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jeromy
Wedding:
7/2/2010
3.7/5.0
The food was great, and the company was somewhat easy to work with. However, Ruth (owner) gives you a wedding cake in her pricing. If you decide to use someone else to make your wedding cake she will not remove the "cost" of the cake. Good luck finding the cost because she builds it into the overall price for your reception. Ruth is quite reluctant to do anything semi-complicated as far as cake design. Do not expect anything spectacular, more run of the mill so to speak with the cake. The food was outstanding, very well prepared! She will work with you on keeping cost down, she's mindful of the budget conscious couple.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Teatime Delicacies, Inc responded with the following comments:

We are sorry for any misunderstanding about our wedding cake offer. It's a use or loose offer and don't take it off the cost of the proposal. As an alternative you may provide your own cake and we are happy to cut and serve it at no additional cost.

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If you select Teatime Delicacies, Inc. to cater your wedding reception, we will provide you with a wedding cake of your selection for no additional costs.
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