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Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

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About A Sharper Palate

Serving Virginia Since 1993

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 

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Richmond, Hampton Roads

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32 Reviews for A Sharper Palate

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I used A Sharper Palate as the caterer for my wedding a few weeks ago. Every person I worked with in the company was very helpful and professional. They helped work within our budget and gave us the perfect menu for the night! They set up all the tables at the event and it was done beautifully. Everyone loved the food and we continued to eat leftovers for the better part of a week after the wedding! We highly recommend A Sharper Palate to cater any event’

Profile Picture Jenna, 3/24/18, 2 Reviews
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4.4

The ASP team was great to work with during our wedding planning process. Kristen and Kyle made our out of town planning easier by coordinating with the rental company to have samples on site when we came into town for our tasting. My fiance and I were looking to offer southern comfort food in a formal setting and ASP struck the perfect balance for us. When I told ASP we were planning on getting desserts from a few of our favorite local vendors instead of going with one of their cakes, the team could not have been more supportive. Our day of contact, Kim, was just as excited about our dessert table as I was and absolutely made my vision come to life. In addition to catering, ASP also coordinated our rentals for us including delivery, set up and breakdown arrangements which made for such a smooth process. I did have to put my foot down when we received pushback on our floor plan for plated dinner service. However, once ASP realized our vision for dinner was non-negotiable, they did a phenomenal job accommodating our guests. Overall we had a great experience with ASP and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other couples.

Profile Picture Addie, 10/21/17, 9 Reviews
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1.4

I have heard many stories from their employee, current and former employee how they have been treated. People have been fire and also discriminated by the company.

Profile Picture John, 10/10/17, 1 Review
Category: Catering

A Sharper Palate Pricing

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$120.00
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$90.00
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$75.00
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$75.00
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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!

Exquisite food, presentation and staff.

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!!

Amazing food, stellar service. Highly recommend!

A Sharper Palate is on our preferred vendor list for our new rustic chic barn venue in Powhatan Virginia. We are very selective when we decided on caterers for the farm as presentation is everything and A Sharper Palate is the real deal-first class service, quality menus and many positive recommendations from others. Fairview Farm Events is pleased to partner with them!

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5511 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228   See On Map
804-553-0495 (phone)