Recommended by 97%
Saran · Married on 05/20/2017
I seriously wish I could've used Brian as a caterer and vendor. He was professional, kind, funny and extremely accomodating. I refer anyone I can his way!
Brittany · Married on 05/20/2017
IK Catering is a company that's truly focused on the bride, the groom, and their families happiness on one of the most important days of their lives. I worked with IK Catering for both the rehearsal dinner and the reception dinner and the food, the staff, and the experience was top notch. We have several guests come up to us mid-wedding to rave about the food, and Carlton and his team were of superior professionalism and definitely answered the call. Would highly recommend them, and I'll be keeping them in mind for any future events.
Felina · Married on 04/30/2017
I cannot articulate the amazingness of Carlton and Brian here at IK. They swiftly answered any questions I had and provided solutions to any natural road bump that appeared. As a bride, I had ZERO stress come from them. Their brunch menu, which I chose for my wedding, was flawless. The individually made omelet station with garnishes galore, the fried chicken and waffle station, endless fruits and cheeses, yogurt and granola parfaits, mini quiche sliders, champagne with all the juices you can imagine and of course, bacon, bacon, bacon. I was sold at the tasting. We never even ventured to try another catering company because IK, their food, their staff was 100% since the first minute. I mean, even the tasting was an elaborate presentation that set the bar high and it never dropped. It stayed high, in terms of taste and professionalism. They were priced very affordably, especially since they worked in conjunction with the wedding venue I'd chosen. If they do THIS good with a big event like a wedding, I'm sure their smaller parties and events are amazing, too. They're organized, communicative, happy people. If you don't choose here, you're going to be disappointed anywhere else you go.
Christina · Married on 10/01/2016
IK Catering was a pleasure to have as our food vendor at our wedding. We had an extensive enjoyable tasting prior to our wedding and the experience we had at our wedding exceeded the expectations we had. Our food was delicious and there was more then enough food and drinks for our guests. We were unable to stick to our original timeline of the wedding and they were flexible and supportive throughout the entire night. Brian Thompson and his team even stepped up to support my family in cleaning up after the event.
warren · Married on 09/10/2016
IK Catering was a great decision for us!
They went out of their way to make our rehersal dinner & reception a great event. Everyone has been raving about their food and I couldn't be happier with their service. They helped us pack up after the reception so everyone could leave the venue quickly and continue the party back at the hotel.
Carlton was our on-site coordinator and him & his staff were wonderful!
I would recommend IK Catering to anyone looking for catering services
Ashley · Married on 07/23/2016
We used IK Catering for our rehearsal dinner and wedding. I knew when we went in for our taste test that Brian would be awesome to work with. The food for both evenings was absolutely delicious. All of our guests raved about the food! Not only is the food delicious, Brian's staff is very cheerful, helpful, and attentive. Staff members were checking on us regularly to see how everything was and if we needed anything. I would highly recommend IK Catering if you need a caterer for any event!
Lynn · Married on 06/25/2016
Do not think twice!!! Hire Brian and IK Catering. They catered my rehearsal dinner AND my son's wedding the next day. Everything was PERFECT. The food was fabulous, servers always smiled and were professional, and Brian accommodated my gluten free guests without hesitation. This is the best in Richmond so look no further!!
Terry · Married on 06/25/2016
Our daughter was married last weekend and Brian and staff from IK Catering handled our Rehearsal Dinner and wedding reception. The presentation was absolutely beautiful and the food was unbelievable. The servers were very attentive to our needs and very friendly Never have I heard so many positive comments from guests attending the events. If you choose Brian and the staff at IK Catering, relax and enjoy your event!
Keri · Married on 06/04/2016
Dear Carlton & Staff,
We wanted to express our upmost appreciation for everything you did to help plan and make our wedding day so special!!! You were an absolute joy to work with. After having met with several other potential caterers, our first meeting with you set the tone for what a caterer should truly be! Your hospitality, generosity and attention to detail were remarkable! You were very patient and accommodating with us throughout the planning process. You, without a doubt, went out of your way to exceed all of our expectations. Your management of the “day of” was outstanding! Your staff was amazingly warm, friendly and attentive, making sure each of our guests felt welcome and well cared for! The food … not to mention the food … all we can say is WOW!! Everything was absolutely amazing, from the divine crab dip and shrimp appetizers to the beef tenderloin and chicken entrees and sides. When looking back on the day, our family and friends continue to rave about you, your staff and how “off the charts” exceptional the food was! Many have said it was “the party of the year”, and that of course, is greatly in part due to IK Catering. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out and we are beyond pleased that we chose you to partner with for our special day!! We will be keeping you in mind for any upcoming events, and highly recommending you to everyone we know in search of a phenomenal caterer.
With our deep appreciation,
Keri & Ty
Julia · Married on 05/29/2016
We loved IK! They catered an amazing BBQ meal for our wedding. It feels great to have your guests tell you repeatedly that the food at your wedding was delicious. Brian and his staff were so nice and friendly to all our guests. Highly recommend them!
User6776600 · 2+ years ago
You can't go wrong with choosing IK Catering! We were totally impressed and so thrilled with the food and presentation -- family and friends are still telling us weeks after the wedding how wonderful the food was. One comment came from a groomsman who DJs weddings and so has tasted a lot of wedding food. He said it was the best he'd ever had. From the tasting (only difficult part was deciding what to choose from all of the delicious items) to the food packaged up for the bride and groom after the reception, it was a wonderful experience. They were on the preferred vendor list for our venue, Fairview Farm, and I'm so glad; we might not have known about them otherwise and would have missed out on this incredible vendor. The pricing was great. We always felt valued as a customer, and they worked with us to get everything just how we wanted it. We went with a buffet menu of barbecue, grilled chicken, and a mac 'n' cheese bar, along with many other delicious items. I'm wishing I had another event coming up soon so I could have them cater that too! The day of the wedding, Carlton was in charge of things at the event, and we were in good hands. Everything turned out perfectly! Brian and Carlton--thank you so much for everything!!
Rachel · Married on 03/19/2016
Nothing but great things to say! The food was incredible, and the place settings were beautiful. Our open bar was also through them, and we really enjoyed their quality and professionalism. Such a great company to work with! !
Catherine · Married on 08/14/2015
Food was great and they were so easy to work with. Sheila was in charge of my wedding and she was a pleasure to work with!!
Audra · Married on 07/11/2015
Knowing Brian (the head of IK Catering) personally, I trusted him fully with my wedding food, and I was not let down. I didn’t think it possible to think more highly of Brian, but after my wedding, words cannot express how much I appreciated all he did. He went above and beyond to make our wedding experience the absolute best, far beyond the delicious food. Brian made the menu selection extremely easy, suggested things we hadn’t thought of to go with our theme, and even created things he had never made before just because I mentioned them (like our mouth-watering fried green tomato BLT sliders). At our tasting, he allowed 6 people to come with us, bringing everything on our extensive menu out one-by-one. He helped us stylize a southern menu with beef brisket, pork tenderloin, A MAC AND CHEESE BAR with different toppings, sweet cornbread, and much more. He stocked the bar with our selection of beers and wines, but even had a few extra types of beer much to our surprise to help us please all of our guests. I looked over at the buffet line during one of the dances, and almost cried at how beautiful he made all the signs and tables look to match our colors. On top of all this, the staff was always polite, extremely helpful, and so congratulatory. Brian came over to check on us so many times, serving us our plates with all of our favorites. He even brought a basket of my favorite sliders over to me so he was sure they didn’t all disappear before I had the chance to eat them. When we got in the get-away car, my husband’s favorite fried raviolis were sitting there waiting for him. He had also packed many to-go containers for us to munch on later that night, and when I went to my mother’s the next day, so much more food had been given to her at the end of the night to continue to feed guests and family from out of town. Brian is such a professional business owner, and an even kinder and sweeter soul! We are blessed to have had him as a caterer and to call him our friend.
User5477650 · 2+ years ago
IK Catering is by far one of the best catering services in the Richmond area! From the minute that you meet with the IK Staff, Brian, or Sheila you will understand the meaning of excellent service! They went out of their way to really make our day special! From helping design the menu of our rehearsal dinner to our wedding night the entire experience was fantastic. The only thing I would do different is get Brian to open a restaurant in Richmond that serves the great food that he caters! All of the guests were very complimentary of the food and service as well! If I could make a recommendation, go with the sausage dip as an app during photos... But double to quantity on this dish because it is amazing and goes quick!
User4609152 · 2+ years ago
Once we locked down our venue, I.K. was our next stop on the vendor list. We had NO idea what we wanted for food and were struggling with where to begin, so Sheila helped us narrow some choices in our initial meeting. I knew I had picked the right vendor when they pointed out the cost-effectiveness of purchasing our own alcohol-most other vendors would have pushed for the opposite citing convenience. My mom, sister (MOH), and -then- fiance and I were able to do a tasting of our menu before deciding for certain whether we wanted to proceed and were thoroughly impressed. Brian and Sheila continued to be on the ball when another set of family members wanted to add more food on a separate contract, and continually updated information for me as I sent them new guest counts and wishes leading up to the big day. We knew we didn't want a cake, so Brian worked with me on a way to store and serve sorbet from Cold Stone. Ironically, we had both thought about serving the scoops in martini glasses for some added glam, and it was a HUGE hit alongside the candy bar and homemade Italian Wedding cookies made by the groom's mom and aunts. On top of the great tasting food, the service was above and beyond. I commented on my way into the venue that I wished I had a glass of champagne to calm my nerves, and the moment I walked in the door Brian had evidentially read my mind and was ready, flute in hand. My entire wedding party/parents were thankful for the same service. He checked in with us at our sweet-heart table and kept our glasses full, and when I realized we were having way to much fun dancing and had almost missed the sorbet, Brian delivered some to us. He even passed off a to-go bag full of food on our way out. Our guests were equally impressed and we are thrilled so have worked with such a quality vendor to help make our big day special!
Kaylan · Married on 05/22/2015
When I contacted Sheila, she asked me some questions and then used those answers to create a proposal. Once we set up an appointment, she asked me what my colors were and when we arrived the restaurant had a special table set up according the the theme and colors of my wedding!! It was gorgeous!! She is even providing all the linens that she used that night for the food tables. The food was amazing!! We wanted a pasta bar/Italian food themed reception. We were able to try different types of pasta and 5 different sauces. She served a full meal for us to taste test. Sheila is very professional, but easy going. She was so helpful and flexible. We were able to keep around our budget of $10/person.
Bethany · Married on 05/02/2015
Love Brian and IK Catering- they are catering our wedding reception this May and cant be more excited! They are a professional team & works with you on the menu and offers great advice. My advice is to try their crab dip...it is delicious!!
Tara · Married on 11/22/2014
We used IK for our rehearsal dinner and our reception, they were great! Very professional and flexible in perfecting our menu and contract. We would definitely use them again as well as recommend them to everyone.
RoseMarie · Married on 10/25/2014
I used IK Catering for my wedding food and rehearsal. I had a hard time deciding which food to choose and Shelia was very helpful answering all of my questions. The staff was very professional and friendly both nights, the food was so delicious, and affordable pricing! I highly recommend this catering company!
Angela · Married on 10/20/2014
I cannot say enough great things about Brian and his staff! Although my wedding was small, they took fabulous care of each and every one of my guests! We did seated and served with 3 courses. Every plate looked divine and the food was absolutely delicous! My guests did not want for anything more, except SECONDS! ; ) Thank you for making our reception dinner and cocktail hour an amazing time! You guys are wonderful!
Caitlin · Married on 09/06/2014
Brian and his team at IK Catering did such a wonderful job for our wedding reception.
We had a full biscuit bar, AMAZING low country boil, delicious shrimp and grits as well as salad and grilled veggies. I wish we were able to eat more than we did because the food was just THAT GOOD.
No to mention, Brian is a HOKIE! :)
Laura · Married on 08/16/2014
I.K. Catering was fabulous. We had a buffet w/servers and the food was excellent. It was fresh and home made. There was more than enough with a bit of leftovers packaged up for us to take home. We had 22 children at the wedding and they had a special kids meal for them. The employees were friendly, helpful and efficient. We had a little glitch with our homemade wedding cake and they were right there to assist us. I would recommend I.K. Catering for any wedding.
User3874618 · 2+ years ago
Ik catering provided dinner for our rehearsal and reception. They did an exceptional job! Brian and his team made sure our wedding was perfect from start to finish. Their food is amazing and I would recommend them for any event that needs catering!
Katie · Married on 07/26/2014
I really CANNOT recommend IK enough! IK did both the rehearsal and the reception for our wedding and we were so very pleased with both events. I worked more with Sheila who was a dream! She was always very responsive and accommodating. We wanted a more laid-back, cookout style for our rehearsal and they took that idea and ran with it! They were so creative. The reception dinner of BBQ, mac n' cheese, green beans, and cornbread were so delicious. I was glad I got a chance to eat. And they even packed a box up for my husband and I to enjoy later that night. This vendor started off as the 'preferred vendor' of choice for our venue, but if I had the chance they would be at the top of my list again! Thank you IK!