Your business is important and making the perfect impression among your clients and co-workers is always a desired goal.

Our staff’s experience will provide you with confidence in the planning process and the ultimate success of your event. A Sharper Palate offers simple to upscale options to serve at any occasion. We have listed the menu options as Breakfast, Lunch, Hors d ‘oeuvres, or Dinner. Please inquire directly with us if you are interested in a serviced event with staff.

Keep in mind that menus are typically made custom for each client and are subject to change.


Heavy Hors D’oeuvres PDF

Plated & Served Dinner PDF

Delivery Parameters

Orders must be placed and confirmed 48 hours in advance of requested delivery and may be subject to availability.

All delivered items are served on/in black acrylic platters or bowls.

If hot food items are selected on a menu, the client will require chafers with sterno to keep food items warm. If you choose, we can provide them for $15.00 per disposable chafer.

Deliveries are only available Monday – Friday for Food & Beverage and acquire the following delivery/ fuel fees.

Delivered between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. = $35.00
Delivered before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. = $70.00

*Delivery fees/fuel fees are based on the Richmond metro area. Deliveries outside this area will incur additional charges.

These charges may increase due to large volume orders requiring multiple vehicles or delivery staff.

**Some Venues require an additional charge for deliveries which is not included in our pricing. Please let your event
planner know which venue your order will be delivered to when you are placing your order.


We can supply clear heavy duty acrylic plates, forks, knives, cups, and napkins for $3.00 per person.


Black plastic plates, black flatware, cups, and napkins for $2.25 per person.


Upscale heavy duty white acrylic plates, gold or silver plastic flatware, cups, and napkins for $3.50 per person.


Biodegradable plates, flatware, cups, and napkins for $3.75 per person.


Labor is dependent on many variables such as final menu selection, logistics, event format and size. Labor is calculated based on total event time (set up, event duration, break down, clean up and travel time) and on the number of staff members needed for a successful event. When we put together a customized proposal with your selected menu, we will include labor costs based on your menu.

Rentals and Service Equipment:
Delivering a successful event often entails providing a great deal of equipment or rental items. Often these items are tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware, chafing dishes, and portable cooking units. These rental costs will depend on the specific menu selection, the number of guests, and the event location, and will be calculated in your customized proposal for your convenience.

Customized Proposal:
Following your initial inquiry via telephone, email, or in-person, your coordinator will customize your event proposal based on your selected menu and the items above.

Event Review:
Upon receiving your proposal, your event coordinator will be available to make any necessary updates and ensure that our understanding of your event truly reflects your needs and vision. During our time with you, we will accomplish the following:

  • Finalize the menu
  • Discuss the logistics of the event
  • Devise a floor plan to ensure a smooth flow
  • Come up with a rain plan (if applicable)
  • Determine an approximate timeline
  • Choose colors and linens
  • Discuss possible décor enhancements
  • Review the kitchen and intended prep area needs
  • Discuss special requests
  • Determine rental needs i.e. china, tables, chairs, tents, etc.
  • Decide on any outside services i.e. valet, flowers, entertainment, etc.


Once all the details are specified, we will secure your event date upon return of a signed contract and a $500.00 deposit. Your initial deposit is for reserving your date only and does not lock you into a guest count or final menu. Event and menu updates can continue to be made along the way. We request a second deposit, 50 percent of the total fee, no later than 30 days prior to your event. Final balances are due 14 days prior to your scheduled event.