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A Sharper Palate

Richmond, VA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
49 reviews

About

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’s event planners tailor each event to best suite our client’s 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$120

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

$90

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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

$75

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 event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Cajun
French
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Russian
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

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

49 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Pam O. Married on 06/25/2022
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    Exceptional

    The service and food were exceptional!
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    Tracy B. Married on 04/23/2022
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    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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    Andrew P. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Lifesaver!

    I have never felt compelled to write a review for anything before, but feel an urge to yell from the top of a mountain about our amazing experience with Leslie and her team at A Sharper Palate! We cannot thank Leslie enough for being such an integral part of our wedding. Due to unexpected issues with our original reception site, we were quite late to the game and only reached out to Leslie a mere four weeks before the wedding. She was unfazed and went into action mode. She was proactive, decisive, and an excellent communicator. We worked virtually across different states, but she went well above and beyond her role in countless ways. She not only helped us craft a perfect menu but was instrumental in helping us navigate all rentals on an extremely short timeline. Quite simply, there was nothing that we had to worry about on the day of the wedding – everything went perfectly without the slightest hiccup. We felt so supported by Leslie and were grateful to be able to relax with our guests; we have nothing but positive memories of our day. Her professionalism, attention to details that never would have occurred to us, and overall communication were so incredible, and we will be forever indebted. Our guests are still telling us how memorable the food and bar at our wedding were! We hope she keeps doing what she does so that other people feel as happy as we did.

Awards

  • 49
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Anna & David
    36 photos · 10/26/2019
  • Caitlin & Steve
    45 photos · 10/06/2018
  • Katie & Travis
    24 photos · 06/02/2018
  • Brandon & Katie
    25 photos · 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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5511 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA, 23228
8045530495
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A Sharper Palate frequently asked questions

At A Sharper Palate, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

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

What event services does A Sharper Palate offer for weddings?

A Sharper Palate offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does A Sharper Palate provide for weddings?

A Sharper Palate offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at A Sharper Palate?

At A Sharper Palate, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • Cajun
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Spanish

What dietary needs can be accomodated at A Sharper Palate?

At A Sharper Palate, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does A Sharper Palate provide for wedding events?

A Sharper Palate provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does A Sharper Palate provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, A Sharper Palate offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend A Sharper Palate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

A Sharper Palate is recommended by 95% 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, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

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