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Imagine the perfect event and your mind conjures up all sorts of gourmet delights, from delectable hors d'oeuvres to elegantly presented desserts.

At A Sharper Palate, that's only the beginning. For us, it's about creating an unforgettable experience from stylish table settings to unmatched personal service. We pay attention to every detail so you can relax and enjoy your event.

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an elegant gala, A Sharper Palate Catering Company can assist you with your special day.

Our skilled chefs are able to offer custom menu creations, because our kitchen strives to always fresh, local, high quality ingredients whenever possible a make our food items.

A Sharper Palate鈥檚 event planners tailor each event to best suite our client鈥檚 taste and budget. Our years of off- site catering experience have taught us the key elements to making every event the best it can be.

Our approach takes a little more time and experience, but it's what sets A Sharper Palate apart from our competition.

Please contact us regarding your future event at (804) 553-0495.

email: info@asharperpalate.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$130

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$110

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$85

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.75

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Beth A. Married on 05/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Spring wedding

Sharper Palate provided delicious food and wonderful service at our daughter鈥檚 wedding! They are responsive and professional and I would choose them again for any important event! Thank you to Carter, her team and everyone at Sharper Palate!
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Pam O. Married on 06/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

The service and food were exceptional!
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Tracy B. Married on 04/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Food was Incredible!!!

One major deciding factor in choosing a caterer was that the food really had to stand out, and A Sharper Palate definitely delivered that for us! We had a medieval themed wedding (we're big geeks, and my husband got to wear an awesome sword!), and Jaeger was Incredibly patient with me in finding serving pieces that fit our theme. They even added roses here & there, around the cake and serving pieces, to enhance the look of everything. They really went that extra mile, and when it was all over, everything left was boxed up for us to bring home (yay, leftovers while we recuperated from all the wedding craziness!). The brisket was AMAZING, and I loved that the pasta salad had the optional cheese on the side, for our lactose intolerant guests. The vegetables were perfect- still crisp and flavorful, not limp & soggy, even two days later (kept in the refrigerator). I honestly couldn't choose a favorite between the hors d'oeuvres, veggies, pasta & the brisket. Their caramelized onion & mushroom pinwheels, and brown sugar, fig and walnut pinwheels, and wrapped brie were all absolute heaven!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

Anna & David
36 photos 路 10/26/2019
Caitlin & Steve
45 photos 路 10/06/2018
Katie & Travis
24 photos 路 06/02/2018
Brandon & Katie
25 photos 路 05/03/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Rent-E-Quip Rent-E-Quip Wedding Rentals

LOVE LOVE LOVE A Sharper Palate. While working with Rent-E-Quip I have had the opportunity to take part in many events with this team and I can personally attest that they are worth every penny!

Sassy Snapdragon Florals Sassy Snapdragon Florals Wedding Florists

Exquisite food, presentation and staff.

Jenny McQueen Wedding Photographer Jenny McQueen Wedding Photographer Wedding Photographers

Stephen, Lauren & the rest of the team make Sharper Palate our favorite catering company in Richmond-and their cheese plate is the best in town!!

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A Sharper Palate frequently asked questions

At A Sharper Palate, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at A Sharper Palate includes:
  • Open Bar
A Sharper Palate offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
A Sharper Palate offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At A Sharper Palate, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At A Sharper Palate, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
A Sharper Palate provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, A Sharper Palate offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
A Sharper Palate is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

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