Tell us a little about your business – what does the company do and who are your customers?
Groovin’ Gourmets is a full-service caterer based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1999, we’ve maintained the belief that the food we serve should come from the heart, ease your mind and reflect your soul – long after the meal is over. Whether you’re planning a corporate lunch meeting, cocktail party or formal wedding reception, we ensure each moment is enjoyable and inspiring with every bite.
TELL US ABOUT YOU
Tell us why and how you became involved the business.
Groovin’ Gourmets came about back in 1999 and has continued to grow through the years with weddings and special events becoming a major part of the business.
I have been involved in the wedding and event industry a majority of my life with my parents being event venue owners and a sister who is a caterer in the Charlottesville area. I interned over the summers with wedding planners while completing my degree in public relations from Elon University. After living in Colorado working for a BBQ Company I made my way back to Virginia and shortly after started with Groovin’ Gourmets.
What’s your favorite part of a typical day?
My favorite part of my day here at Groovin’ is my constant contact with my brides and watching the process of an idea turn into a reality.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I love looking back on my thank you letters from couples that I have worked with. Whether it is a formal 250 person plated dinner to a small backyard celebration, they all mean the same to me.
What part of your job would you gladly give up?
I would gladly give up saying “no”. With Groovin’ Gourmets growing at the rate it is, it is hard to not to be able to accommodate someone’s date.
What do you do to relax/unwind?
I love horseback riding in my spare time.
What is your favorite thing about Richmond?
The food! Richmond is such a great city for a foodie.
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
Probably nothing! When you meet me you will shortly realize that I am wide open and never stop talking…