Client Testimonials

A-Rea's waitstaffDuring the time that A-Rea's Gourmet Catering has been in the catering business, we have catered several hundred events and have picked up many repeat clients that have been totally pleased with the catering service that they received when dealing with us.  Most of our business is word-of-mouth, which in itself attests to the quality of services that our company provides for all of the customers that we serve. 

If you want unbelievable food professionally catered, you have come to the right place.  A-Rea's is ready to help you with the catering of your next private party or corporate event.  No number is too small.

Take a moment to read some of the testimonials below and you will see what our clients are saying about us!

Your employees were great!! Everything was perfect and everyone raved about the chicken! Kevin was so polite and made sure that I was happy and that we had everything we needed. I will recommend your company highly to anyone looking for a caterer.

Thanks for everything

Susan Everett

"Over the last year, our organization has depended on A-Rea's Gourmet Catering for their expertise in catering both the ground breaking and grand opening of our brand new sports complex here in the City of Hampton. Their seamless relationship with Big Top is a major plus but the attention to detail by Mike and his staff is second to none. Business attributes that cannot be overlooked is their flexibility, creativity, and patience - many times I don't have the time to go over something multiple times with a vendor. With A-Rea's, I have a vision and after one meeting they're ready to execute everything I have in my head verbatim. That value as an event planner is absolutely immeasurable."

Corey Peterson
Sports Services Manager Sports, Hampton
A Division of the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau

A-Rea's is the first phone call I make when planning an event! I have worked with Mike and his team for over 10 years and have nothing but great things to say about their delicious food, their reliability and their professionalism. They are very accommodating and they are more than willing to work with a client in any capacity to ensure a top-notch event!

Paige B. Addison
Marketing Specialist Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District

I have used the A-Rea's twice in one year and already have another party scheduled. The staff is very good to work with and the food is incredible. The pork is as tender and tasty as any I have ever had. The chicken is better than any grilled chicken I have ever eaten. The applesauce tastes like it was made fresh that day. I would recommend A-Rea's to anyone for any size party. They come and cook at your house and everything is cleaned up when they leave. This is a very good company!

Linda Digges
Norfolk, VA

A-Rea's makes partying with friends and family easy. We started using A-Rea's over 11 years ago and have never considered using any other caterer since our first party. A-Rea's has always provided us with such great food and service that I would never even consider cooking for a party myself again. A-Rea's has catered all types of parties for us from seafood feasts, luau parties, birthday parties, graduation parties and even two wedding receptions. They are always completely accomodating to any menu ideas that we have. Not only has the food always been exceptional but the service and people have always exceeded all of my expectations.

D. Reyburn
Chesapeake, VA

I made the best decision ever when I gave A-Rea's my company event to cater 3 years ago. I have used them ever since. Mike and his crew are reliable, trustworthy, and very friendly. It is always a pleasure to work with them. The have handled my group of 2500+ with no unrealistic waiting in lines, never had a shortage of food, and have always been open to what I wanted and needed. You Guys Are All The Best!!!

Vickie London
Virginia Beach, VA

I do not have adequate words to express our appreciation for the excellent job you did catering the wedding on Saturday at The Toano Women's Club. The food was outstanding and everything the bride and groom could have hoped for. Thank you !

Joan & Daniel Andrews
Williamsburg, VA

I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for catering our wedding reception on November 29th. We had a fantastic time at the reception. Your crew was extremely professional and friendly and made everything go smoothly. It was very nice not to have to worry about anything. I will definitely be recommending your company to anyone looking for such an event.

Jeff Diamond
Newport News, VA

Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make our event such a success. Your calm, pleasant, professional, and friendly demeanor is a notable attribute and certainly made my job much easier. Your wonderful food and presentation received rave reviews from our staff members and guests. You did an excellent job of being flexible keeping to our budget, yet providing a variety of delicious entrees for our event. We will continue to use your services in the future and will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a caterer who will work with the demands and expectations of the specific event being catered, and the people who are involved. Good food, perfect timing, and great customer service. Thank you again for all of your assistance.

Camp, Dresser, and McKee, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA

It was FABULOUS! Lots of people took cards and we will definitely use you in the future. It was a pleasure doing business with you. And yes, the chicken was great. I could have eaten nothing but chicken.

Gail Malmgren

It was a pleasure working with a company that not only cares about the quality of food they serve, but also the people they serve. I Heard nothing but rave reviews about your food and service from all who partook in our change of command reception. It was wonderful and refreshing working with a company that took time to make sure that all our needs and wants were fulfilled. We look forward to doing more events with you guys next year. Mobile "Pig-Nic" Catering/A-Rea's Gourmet Catering is one of the best in the business.


Chief Sosa
Fort Story, Virginia

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