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Vendor Spotlight: The Element Catering

Ah, wedding food.

I’ve eaten a lot of it. And most of it is… well… kind of ordinary. Many meals tend to be cold by the time they get to me, or the vegetables are soggy, or the flavors aren’t exactly inspired. So when I tasted the food at Kara and Joe’s wedding last fall, I knew I wanted to give their caterer a major shout out on my blog.

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The Element, formerly known as Mikie’s 7th, is a catering boutique based in Newport, just outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. It’s a husband and wife team, and they are both super friendly and contagiously good natured. Mikie and her husband are serious about their work, care about their clients, and are genuinely excited about the food the make. Just hearing them talk about their jobs made me want to work harder at mine!

The element features a huge menu of exciting, flavorful, modern dishes in all meal formats: buffet, stations, traditional plated dinners, and family-style. But the best part about this business? They are not a one-size-fits-all caterer. You’ll find no “pick two meats and three veggies” here. Instead, they are completely, 100% custom orders. Mikie meets with every couple in-person and designs a menu tailored to fit their unique tastes as well as their budget and nutritional concerns. Bonus: they also use locally sourced meat and produce as much as possible, and I can tell you from experience that their food is DELICIOUS.

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If you’re looking for a caterer for your wedding or event, give The Element a call.

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