220x220_1393511762556
The Goodrich Gourmet Catering Co
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
 
18 Reviews
Address:
1419 Blue Jay Lane
Henrico, VA US 23229 (map)
Phone:
804-750-1400
Categories:
 
 
 
4.9 
(4.9/5.0)
 
Quality of Service 
(4.8/5.0)
 
Responsiveness 
(5.0/5.0)
 
Professionalism 
(5.0/5.0)
 
Value 
(5.0/5.0)
 
Flexibility 
Sort
 
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Lizzie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Goodrich Gourmet was a fantastic choice as the caterer for our wedding! Dale and Lauren were always attentive to our questions and responded back very quickly to any and all questions we had leading up to the big day. I have heard stories about how difficult caterers can be, but I wouldn't have known it based on the great service we received. Their prices were very reasonable, especially based on the other caterers we looked at. When you combine that with the top notch service and professionalism we received I doubt we could have picked a better caterer. The food was wonderful and our guests had nothing but great things to say about it. With only 6 days until our wedding day I realized I had forgotten to order hor d'oeuvres and asked Lauren if we could still place an order, and of course they were more than happy to help us despite the short notice. Thanks again Dale, Lauren, and the rest of your professional staff for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!

-Lizzie & Matt
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Virginia Bride & Groom
Wedding:
5/27/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
After having to end a contract with a different wedding caterer due to very negative circumstances, we found Goodrich Gourmet on this website and were amazed by the excellent reviews about their food and service. We began speaking with them about possibly catering our wedding in May, 2012, and after going to their office for a tasting about 4 months before the wedding, we decided to hire them for both the wedding and the rehearsal dinner.

In planning the catering for both events over a period of about 4.5 months, Goodrich Gourmet was very helpful, organized, and responsive via email. When there was some confusion at the tasting about the pricing (we had been initially quoted something that was incorrect by one of their representatives who no longer worked for the company), Goodrich Gourmet honored this arrangement and worked with us to be sure we were happy and the events would run smoothly. We were very pleased that all of the pricing information was clear and there were no "hidden costs" with hiring staff, taxes, cake cutting, or anything like that. Additionally, we loved how they worked with us to make sure the events flowed as they should (in relation to the food) and the presentation would fit our vision (such as spreading leaves on the buffet table). They always answered all of our questions, and we also appreciated their expertise when it came to overall logistics and the catering questions in general.

As for the actual catering at the events, they were early to both events and everything was set up and organized just as we had discussed. For our rehearsal dinner, we had Virginia barbecue with cole slaw, baked beans, and cookies. We had our hearts set on Carolina-style barbecue, but were absolutely blown away by Dale's (the chef) Virginia-style barbecue, and our guests said the same exact thing. This was perhaps the best barbecue we've ever had, which is saying a lot as we pride ourselves on trying as many different types of barbecue as we can throughout the US. We also appreciated Goodrich Gourmet's willingness to make some gluten-free barbecue for our gluten-intolerant guests (and for packaging it up separately, so it was easy for them to find). We were also appreciative of their willingness to tell us what was gluten-free for both events about 5 days before, so we could notify our gluten-intolerant guests, and they also included vegetarian signs on their food cards for each food item at the wedding reception, so our vegetarian guests knew what options they had.

Moving on to the catering for the wedding, we enjoyed the fruit & vegetable platter, crab balls, & barbecue meatballs for appetizers, all of which were absolutely phenomenal. We had people who have eaten seafood all their lives saying the crab balls were the best they've ever had, and the meatballs were amazing as well. Plus, Goodrich Gourmet was willing to make hummus for an additional dip option for the vegetables, which we really appreciated given that we are both fans of hummus. Moving on to the dinner, we decided to have a buffet-style dinner, since we had about 100 guests and an outdoor reception under a tent. We started with a spinach salad with strawberries and candied walnuts, which was delicious. For the entrees, we went with tilapia, pasta w/ spinach and mushrooms, and herb-roasted chicken, and for the sides, we had the honey-glazed carrots, wild rice, and rolls. To be honest, the chicken and the pasta were probably our favorites, although everything was spectacular and our guests repeatedly complimented us on the food. We also appreciated how they made 2 dinner plates for the bride & groom and delivered it to us just as we entered the tent (we missed the start of dinner because we were taking pictures). We didn't ask for this, but they did it anyways! Finally, for the cake, they were willing to cut the cake in the kitchen and place it on the buffet table for our guests to take, and they also made sure to bring us an extra piece of cake (since we only cut ourselves one during the cake-cutting extravaganza). They were also willing to deliver two gluten-free cupcakes to our two gluten-intolerant guests, which really meant a lot to us.

Also, we decided to have a family friend serve as the bartender for the event, but we wanted to have a second bartender work the first 1-2 hours of the wedding reception, when the guests drink the most. When we asked Goodrich Gourmet if they were willing to have a staff member begin as a bartender and then transition into a server later in the event (to avoid hiring more people, thus saving us money), they were willing to do this. We also decided to provide our own alcohol and drinks, which they did not have a problem with, and they even answered some of our questions related to the bar, even though they weren't getting paid for this. That really meant a lot to us, as it shows that they were willing to go above and beyond to help us with our event.

Overall, we were very happy with Goodrich Gourmet. The food was incredible (Dale is a phenomenal chef!), the service was amazing (we loved working with Anne!), and we would definitely recommend Goodrich Gourmet for weddings and other events! This was probably the best food we've ever had at a wedding, and we can't believe that we were able to do this while still staying within our budget (which Goodrich Gourmet respected and worked with us on).
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jannut
Wedding:
10/1/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Dale the food was delicious, the service great. I am so glad my daughter found you on the internet. I would recommend you to all who need as caterer. You and your staff were great. The guest at the wedding are still talking about how good the food was. Thanks, again for making the chicken and beef! All the food was amazing. DELICIOUS...
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Surita
Wedding:
9/24/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Dale and Erin were a pleasure to work with. Our reception was about 70 people and Goodrich Gourmet made it amazing. Everyone raved about the crabpuffs and italian meatballs. The setup was beautiful and they really take pride in their work. They also bartended the event as well as did set up and clean up. They were incredibly reasonable and easy to work with. They did a fantastic job! The fact that Dale and Erin were always available by phone or email was a lifesaver. James and Erin were there an hour and half before the event started getting everything in order. It was a very elegant reception thanks to them.
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
jennerbbenner
Wedding:
9/17/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Goodrich Gourmet was fantastic! They were responsive, friendly and reassuring. Everyone at our wedding raved about the food and how delicious it was. I was also impressed by their flexibility and willingness to work with us on some non-traditional requests.
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Victoria
Wedding:
9/4/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Beautiful service and delicious food, it exceeded my expectations!
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
HeatherG
Wedding:
7/2/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
I was in a pretty bad situation when it came to caterers. I was not having any luck finding someone for our wedding date/or had experienced horrible customer service from other vendors. My husband and I had a small wedding before having our big ceremony in July. He was deployed and all the planning was up to me as well as planning a move, working full time caring for two kids with one on the way so I had reached the end of the road and then found Goodrich Gourmet. I called left a message and Dale called me back immediately. Not only was he super fast at responding to me, he and his employees responded to all my emails so quickly, they provided superb service and awesome food. I can't say enough good things about them. The staff were super friendly and helpful with suggestions to make our reception even better. I love how friendly they are and I am forever grateful to their quick responses that made my wedding dreams come true. Thank you all!!!
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
nicole iden
Wedding:
5/7/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Dale and his team catered an engagement party I threw for my sister-in-law and the food was phenomenal! It was honestly the talk of the party and even now, two weeks later, guests are still mentioning the meatballs and asking about the caterer because they want to track down the recipe for the Kicked Up Ham Biscuits! Goodrich Gourmet will be my go-to caterer for any party I throw from here on out. The food was excellent and the service was reliable - once the order was booked I didn't have to think about a thing. Goodrich Gourmet took care of it all.
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Nilla79
Wedding:
4/23/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Goodrich Gourmet! Dale and his staff are the perfect combination of friendly and professional, worked to meet our needs and our budget, and went above and beyond in every aspect! I would hire them again in a heartbeat and will recommend them to as many people as I possibly can! They were simply amazing!
Services Used: Catering
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Tina
Wedding:
4/2/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Dale you did a fantastic job catering our wedding for a sit down dinner of 120 guest this past March. You and your staff were professionally dressed and the food was out of this world delicious. Its almost two months later and our guest are still talking about your food. We had a few of them call us to ask for your number. To all Brides or anyone looking for a wonderful caterer who prepares the best food ever, Dale Goodrich Gourmet is the one to call.
Services Used: Catering
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for The Goodrich Gourmet Catering Co
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo