MOSAIC catering celebrates two decades in business by going, giving back

The catering service, which began in 1996, will engage in volunteer work and bring back popular past menu items.


MOSAIC Hospitality will be celebrating 20 years this [month]. On April 1st 1996 MOSAIC Café & Catering opened its doors in Carytown with only 10 seats and a handful of staff. Since then, we have grown into not only a Richmond dining institution nestled in the heart of the River Road Shopping Center, but also a full scale restaurant, catering and event company employing over 200 associates from Richmond to Charleston, SC.

As we reflect on the last 20 years, we recognize that though some things have changed, many others have remained much the same. The constant of this journey has been the restaurant at the River Road Shopping Center. This February the River Road restaurant got a fresh new update and look. Much like Richmond itself, MOSAIC’s cuisine has continued to evolve and now features more progressive, innovative menu items alongside many old favorites Richmonders have enjoyed for years. To pay homage to last 20 years, the restaurant and catering division will be re-launching some of MOSAIC’s most popular menu items on a monthly basis for the remainder of the year.

“I never get tired of hearing someone ask for a menu item or recall a favorite special that they enjoyed with their family many years ago”, says owner Steven Niketas.

Nourishing the mind, body, and soul has always been the mission for the owners, Steven Niketas, Mike Holland and Laurette Garlitz, but giving back has always been just as important. To show our appreciation to the Richmond community and various local organizations that have supported MOSAIC over the past 20 years, MOSAIC will be launching two great give-back programs.

The first will lead the entire MOSAIC team to volunteer with local non-profit groups throughout the year, including the Feedmore, The American Heart Association and Fetch A Cure. The second program, MOSAIC’s “Community Give Back” featured at the River Road restaurant, will support additional local organizations by allowing any non-profit or group the opportunity to raise money for their cause by attracting diners to the restaurant. Each week MOSAIC will partner with that group and 12% of that night’s total nightly sales will be given back to them.

Photo: MOSAIC Catering

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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