Mermaid Catering, Event and Personal Chef Services is a team of industry professionals who guarantee a successful event that is sure to impress your guests.
Our experience is extensive. We cater all types of events large and small. We received three 2020 Best Of Business Awards from Coastal Virginia Magazine: Best Corporate Caterer, Best Event Planner and Best Delivered Lunch. Our Signature Dessert Cones were voted 2017 Zoo to Do "Best Sweet" by three of the area's most prestigious food critics. Our team was ranked #1 by The Knot magazine and has a great catering reputation. Our rankings and reviews are among the highest in Hampton Road's hospitality industry.
Owners, Chef Julie Aubrey and Christopher Johnson, have over seventeen years of experience in hospitality, menu planning, cooking and event execution. Our professional team includes graduates of the Culinary Institute of Virginia and Johnson and Wales University. Past culinary adventures include fine dining management at the Virginia Beach oceanfront; Old Dominion University presidential catering management; restaurant ownership for two years at premier wedding destination the Pagoda & Oriental Gardens; invitation to and participation in the Norfolk Mayor's Gala five years in a row; preferred caterer for Sertoma of Hampton Roads; many fundraising festivals and galas for the Virginia Zoo, Girl Scout Council, MoCA, Yelp, Southern Grit Magazine and more!