St. John Catering & Mathayom Private Chefs is a full-service catering company based out of Cruz Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands that serves couples on St. Thomas and St. John. They have over 20 years of experience in the industry and have won multiple local awards throughout the years including winning Best of the VI for Catering, Private Chefs, and Party Rentals for 10 years in a row (2010-2019)! They offer both custom and online menus, as well as both casual and fine dining options. They also operate a private event venue in Cruz Bay called Lucky Chops. St. John Catering & Mathayom Private Chefs looks forward to making your special day everything you dreamed it to be.
This experienced catering company prides themselves on their generous hospitality, highly personalized service, and custom menus that include high-quality, local ingredients. Chef Mathayom (Mat) Vacharat, the owner behind this passionate business, specializes in Asian fusion cuisine, but is also skilled in Carribean flair, progressive American, and Italian comfort foods. Mat and his team offer tastings, so you can sample their delicious fare before your celebration. Their services include:
Couples may select a buffet, cocktail reception, family style, french service, plated, or stations for their wedding reception. Mat also offers scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and mouthwatering desserts to complete your meal. He’s happy to accommodate any dietary requests you may have, including creating a vegetarian or raw food menu. Sample fare includes:
Private Event Venue
In 2018, this unique catering company rennovated a private event space in Cruz Bay called Lucky Chops, now avaialbe to rent for private parties. The venue is only a two-minute walk from the ferry dock and features both indoor and outdoor seating spaces, an air-conditioned 800-square-foot bar, and a private courtyard capable of hosting parties of up to 120 guests.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Lucinda · Married on 05/07/2011
Mat and his crew at St. John's Catering were great. Mat worked with us to create a menu that suited us and our laid back wedding BBQ reception. The food was amazing (everyone raved about it), the staff was professional, and we worried about nothing. Mat took care of it all. He was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. Likewise, the day before the wedding, he did a walk through and outlined a time line for us. My husband and I appreciated that he was organized and the "schedule of events" kept us on track and ensured that we didn't miss a thing. Mat and his crew took care of everything for us so we could relax and enjoy our wedding reception. We would highly recommend Mat for any catering or dinner party. We're hoping to do an anniversary trip next year and would definitely call Mat again to cater the party. Thanks Mat for everything!!Sent on 05/31/2011
Heidi · Married on 09/13/2019
Exceptional in every way ! St. John Catering sets the very highest standard with their service, quality of food & staffing. We were beyond satisfied with Mat & his staff for the rehearsal dinner and cannot recommend this company highly enough -- they are simply phenomenal.Sent on 06/27/2016
Melissa · Married on 12/31/2017
Mat and his team did an EXCELLENT job for our New Year's Eve (12/31/17) wedding on St. Thomas! The food tasted AMAZING, the staff was super helpful, and the set-up of the tables, chairs, linens, etc. was all perfect. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have a wedding in the Virgin Islands!Sent on 01/08/2018
Mathayom is my absolute favorite event catering team on St John! They are consistent in curating the best flavors, and known for the best quality and delicious creativity in each of their dishes. I highly recommend them for your next event whether it be a casual beach side barbecue or elaborate formal fine dining experience! They are the best!!
We are always impressed with St. John Catering's food & service. Staff is very professional, food is delicious, and we have heard nothing but compliments from wedding groups, businesses, and guests who have hired their services. We definitely recommend St. John Catering!!!
Mathayom... The premier event caterer on St John, Talented, professional, organized, experienced, tasty