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Sweetwater Cuisine

Virginia Beach, VA View map

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Jodi Moore and Kelly Burns have always dreamed of owning their own catering business. Growing up in the small town of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, southern cooking was a way of life for the two girls. Their mother Tomma, a caterer herself, shared the joy of cooking with her daughters at a very early age. Using the lessons they learned in the kitchen from her, the two sisters have now turned their dream into what is today Sweetwater Cuisine.?

The name Sweetwater Cuisine originated from an old school located in the community where the girls were raised. Their great-great-great-great grandfather donated the land for the original Sweetwater School which was built in the late 1800s. The name Sweetwater was chosen because the school was located near a creek that was fed by many natural springs that actually did make the water sweet. The school quickly became the gathering place of the community. Socials and meetings were held there which, of course, meant great food!

Jodi and Kelly have incorporated this great love of food into Sweetwater’s various menus which include many family recipes that have been passed down for generations—such as their homemade rolls, meatballs, and gumbo. They hope you enjoy looking through some of their sample menus where you, too, can experience the taste of Sweetwater yourself.?

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    Cayleen Married on 04/17/2021
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    The BEST wedding food

    OMG. Our family and friends cannot stop talking about the delicious food Sweetwater made for our wedding. We didn’t want a traditional menu and Jodi and AJ helped us create an epic menu that reflected our personality. I’m still thinking about the tuna tacos, beef tenderloin, and Mac and cheese bar 🥰 We will definitely be ordering our wedding menu on our one year anniversary.
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    Ashley F. Married on 02/02/2019
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    Amazing!

    One of the best decisions that we made was to choose Sweetwater Cuisine as our wedding caterer! We knew the second that we tasted their food during restaurant week that this was the perfect fit for us. They went above and beyond from the minute we first met with them. They helped with developing our timeline, choosing colors and themes, and planning our layout. They made a custom plated tapas menu for our special day that included all of our favorites. The food was out of this world and our guests are still raving about how delicious everything was. Sweetwater made sure to have separate plated options for all of our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free guests as well. I really cannot say enough good things about Sweetwater Cuisine and know that you will love them as much as we did. Make sure that you try their famous bread pudding!
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    Carolyn Married on 09/22/2018
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    This company is much more than a caterer or restaurant! We used them to cater our wedding. During the planning process, we had a vendor with which we had some minor disagreements about vision. We felt boxed in until Sweetwater stepped in and happily helped us execute in so many ways. I first met Jodi and Alyssa when we visited them for a tasting (my wife had been talking with them for months at this point); both of them were detail-oriented, had a wealth of experience, and were willing to work with our vision, add to it, and execute it. It felt like the Sweetwater staff took up our cause – they offered us their rentals, which were of higher quality and had more character than the typical wedding rentals. It felt as if Jodi and crew were personally invested in the success of our event – and that is worth its weight in gold. When it came to the day of, my wife and I had no idea of the additional things they were going to do for us. Sweetwater made a gorgeous display for our cocktail hour, they chose beautiful colors for our linens, and upgraded glassware and plates for us based on their inventory availability. They executed the catering with precision – including finding my wife and me during pictures and delivering some food directly to us, to make sure we had something to eat before mixing it up with all of our guests. In short, if you’re reading this and want a touch of the South in your event, you have to call Sweetwater. Oh yeah, and we have gotten dozens of rave reviews about the southern honey pecan fried chicken since the wedding; people LOVED the food and presentation

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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And I Love Her Violins And I Love Her Violins Wedding Musicians

Yummy food from Sweetwater Cuisine! They are my favorite catering company!

Cloud Wedding Films Cloud Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

The Sweetwater Cuisine staff are caring and professional! They are well known not just for their great food but for their attention to service and making sure everything is absolutely perfect and the client has everything they could possibly want or need. Their aim is to please and they are on target! What a fantastic group of people.

The Obici House The Obici House Historic Weddings

Very creative and tasty cuisine by a professional team!

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Wayside Village Shoppes 4216, Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite 140, Suite 140 Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
7574037073

Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:30 for Lunch. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 for Consults. Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00 for Retail. Evening and Weekend consultation availability determined by event schedule. Skype and Phone consultations are also available for out of state clients.
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