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A full-service wedding caterer in Burke, Virginia, Catering By Teatime has been serving couples throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for over 40 years.Female owned and operated by chef Ruth MacBean, the company is dedicated to providing each couple with attentive individual attention. Catering By Teatime is the perfect choice for couples wishing for artistically presented cuisine.

Services Offered
Catering By Teatime鈥檚 professional and responsive catering staff is committed to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable experience. To do so, the following services are provided:

  • Consultation
  • Cleanup
  • Setup
  • Tastings
  • Buffet service
  • Station service
  • Family-style service
  • Cake service
  • Hors d鈥檕euvres
  • Server(s)


Cuisine
Chef Ruth and her team offer a wide range of cuisine styles and can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. Options include the following:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
Coupled with the aforementioned services, Catering By Teatime happily provides interested couples with bar and food/beverage services. Options include the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Outside alcohol
  • Signature drink
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

$55

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

$58

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

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

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cheese
Cookies
Croquembouche
Dessert Buffet
Fruit
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Setup

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Vegan

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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167 Reviews
Kourtney
Kourtney M. Married on 06/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kind, Thoughtful & Expert in Her Field

I loved that from the first moment that I spoke with Ruth that she was willing to work with me and my budget. I could tell that she really cared about what I wanted, but was flexible and knowledgeable to give me advice on what was needed versus what might be a waste of money. She took the extra time to give us an extra taste testing session when we changed our mind on a dish. I loved that she had so much variety for our diverse guests and we were able to customize the menu to our liking. The cake that she gives all her guests as a gift was absolutely stunning and we have been getting compliments weeks later on how delicious it was. I am so glad that I chose to work with Ruth and wish her and her team nothing, but blessings going forward. Thank you for making my wedding dreams come true!
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Dana M. Married on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious!!!!

Ruth and her team were amazing! She helped me work out fine details and cooked food that my guests raved about! 100% would hire again! She was on time, she communicated well, and even suggested how much alcohol to purchase. I can't speak highly enough of our experience.
Rachael
Rachael B. Married on 10/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Communication Excellent, Delicious Food!

Ruth and Becky and their team were *amazing* -- we hired Teatime Delicacies for our wedding on 10/22/22 and were so so happy we did. From Day 1, Ruth communicated so quickly and kindly with us. While we waited days or even weeks to hear back from other vendors, Ruth always responded immediately and answered any and every question we had. We went to Ruth's house for a tasting and it was so fun and Ruth was straightforward about pricing from the get go. The cocktail hour items were amazing (we even had fall-themed apps like squash soup shooters!), and when we sat down for our wedding dinner, the food was absolutely delicious. If we weren't the bride and groom who didn't have much time to eat, we would've gone back for seconds! Also, the price is so reasonable compared to other vendors. I'd hire Ruth and Becky again in a heartbeat!
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Teatime Delicacies and its guru, Ruth NcBean, is one of the best kept secrets of the catering business world. The staff is professional, they produce scrumptious food and the presentation is impeccable. The inclusion of wedding cakes makes them it much easier for the couple as well. I am always impressed that the staff is so knowledgable of the venue and set up needs for each event. Many catering firms with whom we have worked dispatch a less than adequately informed staff regarding the venue. This never happens with Teatime Deliccaacies and it makes all the difference for an easy flow to the event.

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