After working side by side for years with their respective businesses in a kitchen in Virginia Beach, Catherine Gettier and Patrick McBrayer learned that they share the same passion for food, friends and family. It was then they decided to create a market for locals like themselves to share their experience with other local ‘foodies’. And there it was . . . Foodies – The Local’s Market was created.
I started my culinary career at age 5, with my first restaurant under the kitchen table thanks to my very patient and creative parents.
Today, I am a French-trained chef… I studied as an Apprentice in Paris at La Varenne, Ecole de Cuisine. After many years of traveling and cooking, my husband, Michael, and I came to Virginia Beach to be closer to our large, extended family and continue our pursuit of creating culinary delights.
Cooking and creating the perfect event continues to be my passion and purpose. I’m well-received and successful at what I do because I am 100% hands on with my work and love working with people. The quality of our foods and our integrity set our business apart from the competition.
Patrick is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He traveled to California to work at The Pebble Beach Resort & Golf Club. Patrick moved to work with Bravos Top Chef Winner Keven Spraga at The Grill in the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. Patrick continued his career working with 3 Michelin Star Chef Eric Ripert’s restaurant 10 ARTS in Philadelphia, where he eventually became Executive Sous Chef. Patrick later found his passion in Healthcare, where food was medicine for his patients and became Food and Beverage Director of Powerback Moorestown NJ.
In this time he realized his calling … and opened up NeatMeals, his fully prepared food delivery restaurant. In Patrick’s words “To create a service that will provide families a personal chef that will cater to their dietary needs at a reasonable price.”
Our passion is to bring the heart of our recipes to your table.
Providing catering for corporate, special events, occasions & wedding receptions to the Hampton Roads areas of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and more.
foodies welcomes you to
We are excited to launch the Marketplace and proud to be supporting local businesses. We will be displaying and selling locally produced cutting boards, gifts, oils, and more. Visit the store and take a look.
Oils & Sauces
Locally produced products
Cutting boards, and more
Granola, cookies, and more
Gourmet Coffee Beans
Call into our store on 1060 Lynnhaven Parkway and enjoy learning about specialist products from local vendors – SUPPORT LOCAL, BUY LOCAL!
Supplying delicious food and artisan products to the homes of Virginia Beach, Cheseapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas in Hampton Roads.