13 years ago, we started Yummy Goodness Catering Company. We started very small with only a few events and have been growing steadily ever since. We have had to expand our kitchen four times since 2011, to accommodate the volume of food and events we book. We have built ourselves into a five star caterer with a great reputation in the community. The reviews speak for themselves!
Our business has grown like wildfire through word of mouth.
We are women owned and operated and have a combined 56 years of experience in the food industry.
Born in beautiful Puerto Rico, and raised all over the United States in a military family. Arnie brings a taste of flair to our culinary team. With over 10 years of experience in the field, and a culinary education from Johnson and Wales, Arnie is exactly the kind of Chef you want to be cooking at your next event!! Arnies’ specialty’s include, but are certainly not limited to, southern and Caribbean cuisines. In his spare time Arnie enjoys sailing, live music, and musical theatre.
Events Manager/Senior Lead
I love my Pittsburgh Steelers and l'm a avid listener of jazz music.
Having the knowledge of all the facets of catering, guest relations, and staff management has made it so rewarding being employed 7 years at Yummy Goodness Catering. l guess you can say l'm a consummate professional who enjoys what I do whole -heartedly
I love bright colors, so have a vibrant day!
Migrated to Virginia Beach from Philadelphia/South Jersey area, arriving at Yummy Goodness Catering Co. in 2015. Tania's extensive experience in bartending, food service, accounting and leadership roles serve as a well rounded base in her position as Operations Manager. Tania is known as "The Fixer of Everything" to our staff and is our biggest cheerleader.
The New E3 School/ Yellowhab Manager
Christine has worked tirelessly for 30 years in the restaurant industry. She has a passion for quality, innovative and high standards in food.
Leslie finally joined the family business in June 2023 after nearly 30 years in Non-Profit development & management. She & Chef Kelly are sisters, and their kitchen growing up was always filled with good food and good times. Leslie is gifted at relaxing on the weekends and binging on true crime podcasts. She and her Buckeye husband Matt of 25 years are devoted Ohio State fans. Leslie’s favorite Yummy Goodness dish is our award-winning Jumbo Lump Local Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Devon has been working in professional kitchens since 2007. She holds an Associate's in the disipline of Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. She had the incredible opportunity to be highlighted on NPR's "Out of the Box" being a featured chef on The Hampton Roads Show. When she is not cooking her heart out, you can catch her watching a trashy horror flick or enjoying local establishments with live music and good drinks.
Event Chef/Senior Event Staff
Patrice is from Virginia Beach, and attended Johnson & Wales University Charlotte, where she graduated with an Associate in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor in Food Service Management. “I'm glad to be able to utilize my talents and craft at Yummy. With this being the dream place to work you can call us the Dream team!"
I'm a Kansas City native with almost a decade of cooking experience. My wife is active duty Air Force, which brought us to Virginia. In my spare time, I watch a lot of movies, take care of my dogs, and play video games.
Senior Event Staff
Lisa moved to Virginia Beach from Kansas City in 2011 and joined Yummy goodness in 2019. She has been in the restaurant/catering business majority of her life with her family ran business. She enjoys making people happy with a party and good food. In her spare time she loves to travel and be with family and friends.
Daryn born and raised in Virginia and has been working for Yummy Goodness since 2021. When she started, Daryn was a shy kid who never spoke to anyone. She credits the supportive work environment here at Yummy for helping her break out of her shell. Daryn loves working in a place where she gets the opportunity to expand her taste buds but also her level of skill in the kitchen. Her favorite foods at Yummy has to be any steak that Chef Kelly cooks and the whipped pistachio feta dip with focaccia.
Suzi is a Virginia Beach native who with 15 years of baking experience, has a flair for making things beautiful and oh so delicious! While living in Alaska for five years, she served as a police officer to protect children against crimes before moving back to the Beach and joining Yummy Goodness in 2022!
Alise has been with Yummy Goodness since 2019. She primarily worked events until joining the team at Yummy’s shop in 2023. She has enjoyed learning the multiple aspects of catering such as setting up decor, prepping delicious appetizers and assisting our Pastry Chef, Suzi in the baking kitchen! She is excited to expand her knowledge and grow within the company.
Bar Manager/Mix Master
Katy is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and came to Virginia Beach after graduating from William & Mary. Originally an events team member, Katy joined the shop staff in summer 2023 and quickly worked her way up to bar manager. Her favorite Yummy items are the Greek lemon chicken soup and the Guinness coffee tea cakes.
Caliyah was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Has been working at yummy goodness since December 2022. Caliyah loves working and learning new skills. She’s in school to pursue her nursing degree . Caliyah is living best of the both worlds , being and able work with Yummy Goodness and be a nurse. Caliyah's favorite item at YG is the tenderloin steak and the bbq bacon wrapped shrimp.
Brent has been with Yummy since 2012 and can do any position. He is like three people and we are grateful to him for endless dedication to making us the best in town!
Event Chef/Prep Cook
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, had a baby last April and relocated to Virginia Beach to be closer to family for support.
I have always had a passion for creating food that brings a smile to faces with the first bite. I have 15 years of restaurant experience, striving for excellence from day one. I am thankful to have found Yummy Goodness and excited to grow with company as we amazing clients with a unique experience of cuisine and service!
Alyssa relocated to Virginia Beach in 2023 with her military family from Florida. She holds a Bachelors in Management and Supervision with a focus on hospitality. Working in the catering industry since 2006 her experience in events ranges from serving, bartending & events management while working at various private golf courses and event venues.
In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, and enjoying local foodie establishments with live music and great cocktails!