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The Goodrich Gourmet Catering Co

Henrico , VA
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LOCATION

1419 Blue Jay Lane
Henrico, VA 23229 US (map)

PHONE

804-750-1400

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ABOUT US

At the Goodrich Gourmet Catering Company, we believe in delivering the highest quality foods at a minimal cost to our clients. Brides-to-be will love our easy to navigate website and our... Read more
At the Goodrich Gourmet Catering Company, we believe in delivering the highest quality foods at a minimal cost to our clients. Brides-to-be will love our easy to navigate website and our over the top customer service. We will walk you through the process until you feel comfortable enough to let us take over and relieve you of the pressures that picking a caterer can bring. We can cater your wedding with our skilled chefs and helpful wait staff. We offer many options and are very easy to work with as well. With two location in Richmond, VA and in Virginia Beach, VA we service most of the state of Virginia from the ocean front to the mountains. Leave the stress to us, you'll be glad you did. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, 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), Indian, Italian, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes
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 do not have a cake cutting fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, Virginia
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
yes, there is no corkage fee
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We can provide linens, glassware, china and flatware
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We have professional in house staff.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1200

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Amanda
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Goodrich Catering was pleasurable from the moment they contacted us back to make an appointment to meet. Responsiveness was quick, Goodrich worked with our budget when picking our food, the food was amazing and the staff made us feel special durung our wedding. I highly recommend Goodrich and hope to work with them again.
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Our experience with Goodrich Catering was pleasurable from the moment they contacted us back to make an appointment to meet. Responsiveness was quick, Goodrich worked with our budget when picking our food, the food was amazing and the staff made us feel special durung our wedding. I highly recommend Goodrich and hope to work with them again. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have ask for more! Goodrich catering was PERFECT and exactly what we wanted. Easy to work with, great at communication, delivered exactly what was promised and it was all so delicious! I wish I could have them cater my dinner at home every night. :)

They even checked on me (the bride) during the wedding to make sure I was getting enough of the food I wanted and if I needed anything else. At the end of the night they gave us a picnic basket filled with each type of food to take to our hotel room with us. I highly recommend the buffalo chicken triangles. That was my favorite!
I could not have ask for more! Goodrich catering was PERFECT and exactly what we wanted. Easy to work with, great at Read more...
I could not have ask for more! Goodrich catering was PERFECT and exactly what we wanted. Easy to work with, great at communication, delivered exactly what was promised and it was all so delicious! I wish I could have them cater my dinner at home every night. :)

They even checked on me (the bride) during the wedding to make sure I was getting enough of the food I wanted and if I needed anything else. At the end of the night they gave us a picnic basket filled with each type of food to take to our hotel room with us. I highly recommend the buffalo chicken triangles. That was my favorite! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Goodrich Gourmet enough for all they did for us! Lauren was so flexible and easy to work with. I honestly believe our day wouldn't have been the same without ALL of their assistance and direction! Lauren and her staff truly went above and beyond to make sure everything was in it's place, and to make sure that we had an opportunity to actually eat. Several of our guests even asked us who they were so they could get their contact info. I highly recommend Goodrich Gourmet (and Lauren herself) and their quality of work to anyone looking for a fun, focused, flexible, and overall great caterer who delivers not only amazing food but a wonderful experience!
We cannot thank Goodrich Gourmet enough for all they did for us! Lauren was so flexible and easy to work with. I honestly Read more...
We cannot thank Goodrich Gourmet enough for all they did for us! Lauren was so flexible and easy to work with. I honestly believe our day wouldn't have been the same without ALL of their assistance and direction! Lauren and her staff truly went above and beyond to make sure everything was in it's place, and to make sure that we had an opportunity to actually eat. Several of our guests even asked us who they were so they could get their contact info. I highly recommend Goodrich Gourmet (and Lauren herself) and their quality of work to anyone looking for a fun, focused, flexible, and overall great caterer who delivers not only amazing food but a wonderful experience! Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier to have found Goodrich Gourmet and have them cater our wedding. After our initial catering meetings with vendors from our venue's suggested caterer list, we had not yet picked a caterer and came across Goodrich Gourmet. I sent an email to the address listed on their website and promptly received response from Lauren to set up a tasting. The tasting was complimentary and were welcomed to Goodrich's kitchen in Richmond, where we were seated and presented with a tasting menu. Chef Dale was upfront with us saying that he had never made empanadas we requested, but was going to give them a go and presented us with three different delicious samples to try. We also had not planned on having a salad at our wedding, but were given a strawberry summer salad as part of the tasting. It was so good, we added it to our menu on the spot! Lauren talked us through the pricing and necessary linens, silverware, and glassware throughout the tasting, matching styles and colors to fit our wedding theme and preferences. When Lauren sent us the quote the following day, we were floored that the quote was right in our budget range!

Lauren contacted me a couple of weeks before the wedding to do a site visit. I had never heard of this before and wasn't familiar with it, but it proved to be very helpful. We traveled to the venue site to walkthrough where things would be set up, floorplan for tables, where the bar would be set up, etc. Our venue was about 2.5 hours away from where we lived, so it we had to do some quick planning to set this up, but Lauren was very accommodating.

The day of the wedding, we had a miscommunication that had us not having tablecloths for our event. I called Lauren and she said no problem. Tablecloths were procured for us and set up for dinner, crisis averted! At the end of the wedding, we were left with a nice basket and note from Lauren and the Goodrich team, along with all the leftovers! Highly Recommend. Thank you!
We could not have been happier to have found Goodrich Gourmet and have them cater our wedding. After our initial catering Read more...
We could not have been happier to have found Goodrich Gourmet and have them cater our wedding. After our initial catering meetings with vendors from our venue's suggested caterer list, we had not yet picked a caterer and came across Goodrich Gourmet. I sent an email to the address listed on their website and promptly received response from Lauren to set up a tasting. The tasting was complimentary and were welcomed to Goodrich's kitchen in Richmond, where we were seated and presented with a tasting menu. Chef Dale was upfront with us saying that he had never made empanadas we requested, but was going to give them a go and presented us with three different delicious samples to try. We also had not planned on having a salad at our wedding, but were given a strawberry summer salad as part of the tasting. It was so good, we added it to our menu on the spot! Lauren talked us through the pricing and necessary linens, silverware, and glassware throughout the tasting, matching styles and colors to fit our wedding theme and preferences. When Lauren sent us the quote the following day, we were floored that the quote was right in our budget range!

Lauren contacted me a couple of weeks before the wedding to do a site visit. I had never heard of this before and wasn't familiar with it, but it proved to be very helpful. We traveled to the venue site to walkthrough where things would be set up, floorplan for tables, where the bar would be set up, etc. Our venue was about 2.5 hours away from where we lived, so it we had to do some quick planning to set this up, but Lauren was very accommodating.

The day of the wedding, we had a miscommunication that had us not having tablecloths for our event. I called Lauren and she said no problem. Tablecloths were procured for us and set up for dinner, crisis averted! At the end of the wedding, we were left with a nice basket and note from Lauren and the Goodrich team, along with all the leftovers! Highly Recommend. Thank you! Read less
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Lizzie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
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
Goodrich Gourmet was a fantastic choice as the caterer for our wedding! Dale and Lauren were always attentive to our Read more...
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 Read less
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Virginia Bride & Groom
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
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).
After having to end a contract with a different wedding caterer due to very negative circumstances, we found Goodrich Read more...
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). Read less
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Jannut
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
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...
Dale the food was delicious, the service great. I am so glad my daughter found you on the internet. I would recommend you Read more...
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... Read less
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Surita
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
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.
Dale and Erin were a pleasure to work with. Our reception was about 70 people and Goodrich Gourmet made it amazing. Read more...
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. Read less
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jennerbbenner
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
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.
Goodrich Gourmet was fantastic! They were responsive, friendly and reassuring. Everyone at our wedding raved about the Read more...
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. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful service and delicious food, it exceeded my expectations!
Beautiful service and delicious food, it exceeded my expectations!
Beautiful service and delicious food, it exceeded my expectations! Read less
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