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Hear what our clients are saying about us...




"Mermaid catering arrived on schedule, had the house set up in no time, prepped the food and bar and worked throughout the event to keep the tables and dishes clean and organized. The two-person team were professional, organized and anticipated every need. They were a joy to work with. Our party was a resounding success because of their efforts. We'll use Mermaid again!"

Ed T.



"We had Mermaid cater a luncheon for our office during a workshop. The gentleman delivering the food was nice and set everything up for us. Everyone loved the food. We ended up having way more food than needed which worked out great for that 3:00 crash everyone hit. Julie was amazing start to finish ensuring we had everything we needed and even double checking if we needed any diet-specific items. 10/10 will use again!

Holly R.

"We hired Mermaid Catering for our 10 year class reunion and were very pleased with our decision. From the start, Julie was flexible and responsive. She worked with our limited budget and designed a diverse menu that gave the appearance of a much more expensive spread. The food was delicious and people raved about it. Every detail was included down to sauces for each item, mini silverware, etc. The chalkboard tray was impressive, especially since our entire spread was disposable. Actually, the presentation overall was amazing. I would definitely recommend Julie and her team to anyone looking for a quality meal for 10 or 500!"

Lauren C.

Event Catering

"We hired Julie for a corporate happy hour event for one of our customers, on a very short notice. She was quick to provide a quote within our budget for 100 people and extremely flexible with our requests. Once we agreed upon a menu she communicated expectations in a professional manner. Now, onto the food. It was AMAZING! We ordered a charcuterie board, mini cheeseburger skewers, beer pretzel dip and a crab dip. My customers could not stop raving about the quality, flavor and presentation of the spread!"

Linda A.

Event Catering

"I hired Mermaid without ever meeting Julie, the owner, or tasting any of her food. Needless to say, I was a bit worried. Also, she had to come about 50 miles with the food. My worries were groundless.The team arrived on time, the food was fantastic, the service was excellent. All of my guests were very pleased with everything."

Ann L.

Event Catering (Full Service)

"Each year Colonial National Historical Park recognizes their volunteers through a catered annual awards recognition dinner. This was the first time we worked with Mermaid Catering. Julie and her team were outstanding and exceeded our expectations. They were very professional, responsive to our requests and provided an superbly catered event for a very reasonable price. I look forward to working with Mermaid Catering in future events and recommend her to anyone looking for a great catered event!"

Michael B.

Event Catering (Buffet)

"Mermaid catering did an excellent job. Julie was very helpful with planning and assisting me with setting up the party in my home. The food was fantastic! The entree choices Julie recommended were a perfect fit for my family and friends. Everyone commented on how fresh and delicious the dinner was. The Mermaid Salad was a favorite. Many guests went back for second helpings and there was still plenty of food leftover. The entertainer Julie hired for the children at the party was also excellent. The kids had a great time, so their parents were able to relax and enjoy. Overall it was a terrific evening. Thank you Julie!"

Jennifer L.

Party planning (for children)

"Mermaid catering worked with me to create the perfect buffet style reception for my bonus daughter's senior recital at a university. They were flexible enough to work within the time constraints of a public space, and put out a beautifully presented buffet with delicious small snacks and desserts. Those who attended the recital reception were heard commenting on how beautiful everything looked and praising the tastiness of the foods, even wishing other receptions were like this one. The pricing was very competitive to similar providers - having seen the finished product, I would not hesitate to pay slightly more for what I have seen as a clearly superior service. The attendants were well-dressed and professional, the entire buffet was set up and cleaned up with thorough attention to detail. Our event was for 80 people - they made it look easy and it was gorgeous. The menu items were fresh, well-presented and included seasonal items. The owner, Julie was a pleasure to deal with and was quick, concise and professional in her communications with me as I planned this event from out of state. Julie made the process stress-free and exceeded my expectations with her products and service. I would highly recommend Mermaid Catering without reservation."

Maxine R.

Event Catering (Buffet)

"My husband and I decided to get married rather quickly and only had 13 days to pull together all the details. Julie at Mermaid Catering was one of the first caterers to respond to my request for a quote. After exchanging a few messages via the Thumbtack site, Julie had a good idea of the type of food items we wanted and was very prompt in responding with a great menu and great price quote. We worked with Julie to secure a bartender. We supplied all the alcohol and Mermaid Catering supplied all the mixers, plates, plastic glasses, etc. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Julie was fun and easy to work with, she was prompt getting back to me and arrived at our wedding with ample time to set up. Julie, you did a GREAT job, the food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. Thank you for working with me under such time restraints. We received many compliments on the food and presentation. Thank you SO much for helping to make our wedding perfect!"


Valerie B.

Event Catering (Full Service)

"We were very satisfied with Mermaid Catering providing food for our staff holiday party in December 2016. Julie was great and easy to work with, providing exactly what we asked for at a competitive rate. They were prompt with the delivery and gave a beautiful and delicious spread. My favorite was the "blackboard cheese and charcuterie" as it was visibly impressive and extremely tasty. I'd hire Mermaid Catering again!"

Angela P.

Event Catering (Drop-off)

"The 757 Rock Ball & Benefit Gala would like to thank Julie & Mermaid Catering for being an amazing partner. First year events are difficult w/ tight budgets & unpredictable issues or results. The Historic Granby Theater was a new event venue for as well. From the start to finish, Julie made it easy. She created a realistic budget menu that allowed for easy finger food eating (active musicians running around socializing, dancing, performing, many stairs & few tables on the main floors). Downtown Norfolk is not the easiest when parking much less loading in food & equipment for hundreds, but they did it like the pro's they are The food was DELICIOUS, creative twists & upscale flavors that we've heard nothing but rave reviews on. These events are stressful all the way around, Julie was a godsend, little to no worries at all...she was thoroughly planned out, effortlessly changed gears when the original buffet area was moved last minute, kept everything flowing w/perfect no fuss flow. The 757 Rock Ball had a focus to partner w/as many small local businesses possible. Mermaid Catering was wonderful in every way,even continuing well after to raise awareness for our chosen charity & many others. Our immense thanks & gratitude goes out to Julie & her crew ! T.P.P. LLC"

Michele B.

"My husband and I were renewing our vows and had about 35 people coming, not large for a caterer I know. I never felt like we were too small or not an important order. She worked with me to customize our menu, my husband is a bit picky. The food was early, DESPITE Hurricane Matthew deciding to be a guest at our renewal, and I didn't even notice her setting up in the chaos of moving everything in doors. The food was delicious! Several of our guests commented on the food and there were NO left overs."

Trea C.

Event Catering (Drop-off)



"Julie and staff were exactly what we were looking for. She's very responsive and accommodating. Not to mention she cooks a mean omelet!"


Steve K, Lincoln Financial

Personal Chef Services - Corporate Event; made to order omeltes for an office of 30


"Julie and her staff helped us pull off our small wedding this past summer. We had one month to make all the arrangements and Julie was one of the people who helped make it all happen. She was very professional and patient with me and my husband while we worked out all the details. The food was great, the staff were very friendly. Thanks, Julie and staff!"


Ailene D

Wedding Catering



"Julie has been incredible. She is professional, knowlegdable, flexible, kind and compassionate. I would reccomended her to anyone."


Megan M

Personal Chef Services, On-going  Health



"Even with bad weather and local flooding Julie arrived on time and prepared a delicious meal for the 6 of us. Could not have asked for better experience. Thank you from all of us"


John P

Personal Chef Services, Anniversary Dinner



"We had a beautiful wedding this summer. Julie and the entire staff were fantastic to work with. They kept us calm and helped us throughout the entire process. The food was outstanding and we recieved so many complments from our guests. Thank you so much!"


Patrick K

Wedding Catering



"Julie was awesome in assisting me in planning a bridal shower for my friend. She was quick to respond at all points in planning this bridal shower from sending me information on catering options for the event, to finalizing the event and she and her staff were awesome the day of the event. Very helpful and attentive."


Deanna A

Event Catering





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