ENCORE...a catering service is a fully licensed and insured catering service that was established in 1999 by Newport News native, Michael E. Rapier. ENCORE presents a wide range of options to satisfy the diverse hospitality needs of the Virginia Peninsula. In addition to corporate lunch delivery, cocktail and dinner parties, event planning and wedding reception services we also prepare foods daily to fulfill several meal contracts. We are particularly pleased and proud of our longstanding association with the Peninsula Agency on Aging and its Meals on Wheels program.

Whatever the type of service, it is our personal touch that really sets us apart. We customize our service to match our clients' specific needs. This, combined with passionate food preparation and appealing menu presentation, wins us rave reviews and earns us return engagements.

ENCORE makes its home in the kitchen facilities of the Mulberry Inn, which is located on Warwick Boulevard at its intersection with Fort Eustis Boulevard. Delicious food is prepared daily in our kitchen and delivered to various locations across the Peninsula.


A 1984 Reception


Michael's May 1984 Reception