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Sweetwater Cuisine

Sweetwater Cuisine
Sweetwater Cuisine
Sweetwater Cuisine
"We believe capturing each client's vision and weaving personal touches throughout the event's decor elements are what sets Sweetwater Cuisine apart."

Business Name: Sweetwater Cuisine

Phone Number: 757.403.7073

President's Name: Jodi Newland

President's Title: Owner


What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?

Sweetwater Cuisine has a passion for food station design, presentation and branding.  We believe capturing each client's vision and weaving personal touches throughout the event's decor elements are what sets Sweetwater Cuisine apart.  Our owner, Jodi Newland's roots are reflected in the timeless southern favorites that make up Sweetwater's menus but today those classics are offered with a twist.   Gourmet versions of southern comfort foods and southern hospitality are the main ingredients of Sweetwater's brand.  Those ingredients combined with full production event design have proven to be a recipe for success. Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, bridal shower, engagement party, restaurant dining or from our Penny Pantry take and bake section, our success is listening to your vision combined with our artistry to make the perfect marriage!

Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?

During the last 11 years, Sweetwater has enjoyed continuous growth through off-premise catering.  In 2011 Sweetwater expanded into a new location offering lunch and dinner service and a special event venue for evening events.  Southern tradition was created with our 3rd Sunday Brunch and special Holiday Sunday Brunches.  And if you want to never cook again, no one has to know...just stop in on any weekday and pick from our Penny Pantry take and bake freezer.  While Sweetwater Cuisine is best known for their award-winning catering services Sweetwater is now making their mark in the restaurant industry.  We have found the "SWEETEST" memories are made when gathered around the table.  Let Sweetwater Cuisine do the cooking for you!  For specials, news and events follow Sweetwater Cuisine on Facebook and Instagram. 

What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?

As Founder and Executive Director of Daniel's Grace's Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) Jodi is dedicated to sustaining cancer families by providing financial assistance for daily living needs.  Daniel's Grace is a growing foundation and here is how the community can help:

Become a "Grace Giver" and contribute monthly to the cause Become a Daniel's Grace Board Member Provide services that would benefit our families Contribute to the annual fundraiser by donating an auction item Volunteer opportunities are available in numerous areas...

For Additional information contact us:

Facebook: Daniel's Grace


What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?

As with any single business owner, finding the balance while growing and being actively involved in the fundraising effort of Vanguard Landing, The Foodback of Southeastern Virginia And the End of Watch Foundation, as well as her own foundation work with Daniel's Grace is the key to success.  As Sweetwater Cuisine grows we continue to meet the challenge, as our main focus is how to create an award winning business for our Sweetwater community.  

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

The best rewards comes when our client completes an event and lets us know it's been the event of a lifetime...when the client says their people continue to talk about the food and the presentation for years to come.    Events big or small, the personal appreciation from our clients is our biggest pride.  Sweetwater Cuisine's work has been recognized in publications such as Bridal Guide, Modern Weddings, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes and many others.  Sweetwater was also voted one of the Best Caterers in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers.  Other awards include Best Brand Recognition by Taste of Hampton Roads, and the Best Caterer in Virginia Beach. 

What do you see for the future of your business?

Sweetwater Cuisine is launching a new website and corporate box lunch menus in the near future.  Be the first to reserve your corporate box lunch engagement.  If you need us to take it to your clients or want us to bring in to your office, we want your meetings to be a success...after all, life can never be too "sweet" and we want your clients to talk about your meeting for years to come! 

Call 757.403.7073 or email

Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?

As a member of the HRCC the outreach and networking possibilities are endless.  It's extremely rewarding being able to highlight and share our vision with other members as well as making professional connections within the HRCC community.  

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