Food 4 Thought Catering

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About Food 4 Thought Catering

Food4Thought Catering is a woman-owned business founded by Dale Long. She creates customize menus for each event, blending fresh local ingredients into traditional and unique dishes to satisfy the clients' palate.

ITS ALL ABOUT TASTE AND COMFORT!

Over a decade ago, as a transplanted Jersey girl, and owner of an interior design business I turned empty rooms into warm, welcoming spaces, yet My true passion has always been in the kitchen. So seven Years ago I followed My culinary dream and established Food 4 Thought Catering .We are fully commented to Our client's vision and understanding of Their wants and needs so each event is unique,perfectly plated ,and stimulates One's palate. We approach each client's needs on an individual basis and create a personalized menu for various size events from small gatherings as Intimate Dinner and Cocktail parties, to Weddings. Rehearsal Dinners, Charity Events, Birthdays any occasion to celebrate with great food and friends. Food 4 Thought will make Your Special Day one to remember !! .

Food4Thought Catering's professional and seasoned staff will help your catered event run smoothly and guide you to facilitate rental services, venue locations, music and florists and meet all your wedding needs.

WE'RE GREEN

Food4Thought Catering is environmental sensitive "Green Company" supporting local business partners using many of the ingredients locally sourced and seasonally based.

PARTNERS

Food4Thought Catering is proud to partner with the following businesses:

  • Fieldstone Farm, venue
  • Three Fox Vineyards, venue
  • North Gate Vineyards, venue
  • Greenhill Vineyards, venue
  • 8 Chains North Vineyards venue
  • Blue Hill Farm
  • Winding Creek Farm
  • Event Studio, event planner
  • J.Morris Flowwers
  • RW Photography
  • Petal and Hedge, florist
  • Shugar, Shugar, baker
  • J J & T Entertainment Jessica Lynn
  • Ken Francis Wendel, musician

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Food4Thought Catering is proud to have served clients since 2008. Here are some testimonials from previous clients:

Thanks to Dale and her staff of Food4Thought Catering for an amazing catering experience at our September 1st wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard! Jason and I loved everything you did…all the hard work, time and effort…especially the food! Sooo delish! Everything was yummy, but the thick-sliced maple brown sugar bacon on a stick was especially amazing…to die for! Everyone was talking about for days! Finding you, Dale, and Food4Thought Catering to cater our wedding, was a godsend. Thanks again,"- Erin S.

"I sampled a couple of your dishes from a past event and all were delicious! You create the best dishes." - Sharon G.

"Dale is a joy to work with, great ideas and easy planning that is followed up with flawless execution. I got nothing but compliments on the food at a recent event…the crab cakes! the corn chowder! the sliders! If you need catering, my advice is to relax and put yourself and their capable hands. As a bonus, they are so easy to work with." - Cathy W.

"The crab cakes you made last night were amazing! Thank you for the wonderful treat. You are so talented!" -Sara Z.

CONTACT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, thank you for taking your time to consider Food4Thought Catering for your special day. We would welcome the privilege to assist with planning your event. We feel confident we can assistance in making your celebration a day to remember for you and your guests.

Our philosophy is "marry the love of your life, eat great food and live happily ever after."

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Mona

    Mona · Married on 05/04/2019

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    Simply the best, most wonderful catering team!

    Food4Thought went over and beyond to ensure that our big day went as smoothly as possible. From the first inquiry, Dale, the owner and head chef, has been nothing but responsive (within hours at most -- and most of the time within the hour), professional, flexible, warm, and wonderful to work with. She works with your vision and tailors the food, the rentals to it. I tried my best to be a "green" bride, which I know can make things harder, but Food4Thought Catering took care of it all. They are a green and women-owned and operated business, and they really know how to run a (green) business.

    Dale is the warmest and sweetest person to work with. She is also on top of everything. She provided us with suggestions on wine selections and quantity, where to get the wine for the best deals, provided us with dessert options -- and even tossed in a block of cheese, which we specially requested instead of cake. She made it all happen. She is quick to respond, and is so reliable. Even the tasting was a delightful experience. Her food is delicious. Her team so kindly made sure to find us with appetizers to make sure to feed us at one point during the big day. I managed to eat an entire plate of the baby potatoes with blue cheese sauce -- it was that good. It was the sweetest gesture. It was truly a delight to be working with Dale from the very first inquiry, to the tasting, through the planning, all the way to the day-of. She is so easy and wonderful to work with. We were in the best hands and couldn't have been happier with going with Food4Thought.

    Thank you SO MUCH, Dale!! We will miss your food and your warmth!

    Love,
    Jamie & Mona

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    Caitlin Eichner · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Dale is the best, hire Food 4 Thought!

    Dale not only created a beautiful menu for my wedding, but she held my hand through the whole wedding planning process, and gave me invaluable advice that helped built our perfect wedding. She is always responsive and very professional, but also felt like a friend more than a vendor. Her food is delicious, and her staff is fantastic! Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!

    Sent on 05/10/2019
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    Hui Hui · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Professional staff, good food!

    Dale has been incredible to work with since day one. We had a tasting at her home, and she shared some ideas with us and was willing to try making foods that she’s never made. It took us a little while to make our decision for catering, and Dale really respected our need for that but ultimately we decided on Food For Thought. We made a few menu changes and Dale was always very patient, responsive, and accommodated our requests. She has catered a few weddings at Blue Hill Farm BnB, where we held our wedding, so she knows the ins and outs of the venue and are able to provide good recommendations on the layout of the cocktail reception and dinner. On the day of, her staff is very professional and friendly. The appetizers for cocktail hour were incredible. Many of our guests commented on the Asian meatballs with hoisin sauce and loved the grilled cheese with a shot of tomato soup. Overall, we had a great experience with Dale and her staff, and highly recommend her services to everyone!

    Sent on 11/02/2018

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Food 4 Thought Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 85.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 85.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 65.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 104.00
  • 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), Tastings, Chairs, Tables, China, Linens, Flatware
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • 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, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Asian, French, German, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • 8 Chains North Winery
    8 Chains North Winery Winery Weddings

    Working with Dale at Food 4 Thought is a breeze. We recommend her to our brides and use her for our own winery-hosted events, as well. She is very receptive to menu ideas and requests, is always the first vendor to respond and is great with working within your budget. Her day-of service is terrific. Her staff are all friendly and professional. And Dale's food is delicious. We love working with Food 4 Thought and hope you do, too!

  • Blue Hill Farm B&B
    Blue Hill Farm B&B Barn & Farm Weddings

    We are so happy to have met Dale and hosted her here at our house with her lovely friends. She has a huge fan club (mostly her staff!) and has catered every size and type of event out there. She has great ideas, great taste and lots of experience.

  • Loudoun Event Rentals
    Loudoun Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

    Excellent Catering Company. Dale and her staff are top notch!

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    7032207983 (Phone number)

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