A Sharper Palate

5511 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 Map · Phone number
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About A Sharper Palate

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

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44 Reviews for A Sharper Palate

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Rachel Y. · Married on 03/04/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    It's been a month and people are still talking about the food

    More than a month post wedding everyone is still telling me what a great job A Sharper Pallet did on the food! We loved everything from our tasting with them several months before (where we went to their location and they provided samples of all food options), to the final pre wedding walk through where we all met and talked about all food stations and locations, and finally our wedding weekend where they catered both our rehearsal dinner/welcome party and our wedding day food.

    Hope was amazing to work with both in terms of communication and making all food related aspects of both events work smoothly.

    Sent on 06/01/2019
  • Carrie

    Carrie L. · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    "A Sharper Palate" totally fits this company

    Carter at A Sharper Palate was so easy to work with even through all the changes because of Covid. She took care of all the little details - arranged the rentals for a tent, tables and chairs, etc.. The food was wonderful, the service was impeccable. I can't recommend them highly enough.

    Sent on 10/23/2020
  • anna

    Anna S. · Married on 10/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    incredible food and service

    A Sharper Palate catered both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception, and we truly cannot say enough good things about the food, the beautiful setup, and the fantastic service. Kristen was a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to our wedding. We never had any doubts that we were in good hands with Kristen. She was accommodating of some dietary restrictions we had, and we felt that she completely understood our desires and our vision from the start. The food was impeccable and our guests are still talking about how delicious it was. The setup for our rehearsal dinner and our reception was absolutely beautiful as well. I highly recommend using A Sharper Palate - you absolutely will not regret it.

    Sent on 11/26/2019

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A Sharper Palate FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 120.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 90.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 75.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 75.00
  • 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

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • 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 Wedding Florists

    Exquisite food, presentation and staff.

  • Capture Photography 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, 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, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in average response time and 4.6 in value.