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Working with C&O was one of the first and best decisions we made in wedding planning. We loved all of the vendors we worked with, but Dean and his team were just amazing. First, we had a fairly tight budget for a big wedding. Dean was one of the only caterers we spoke to who seemed optimistic about keeping our budget and assuring us we could have great food and a great wedding. We did a tasting and were immediately sold - the food was incredible. During planning, Dean answered my many many questions, provided ideas to keep us within our budget, and worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and the venue. On the day of the wedding, we had a thunder storm roll in just as we were about to start our outdoor ceremony. Luckily, everyone we worked with was flexible (and awesome), and we had the cocktail hour under the tent first and then got married outside when the sun came out. We could NOT have pulled this off without everyone on the team, including C&O. And the food was excellent. We heard from many guests that it was the best wedding food they've ever had. We agree :) The servers and bartenders were also great, very courteous and attentive. We are so grateful and I really think we could not have had the same wedding experience without C&O.
One word. Awesome. Thank you so so much for all your help during the process. The food was wonderful and everyone was raving about the appetizers, the bar set up, the food. Easy to communicate with Cristelle and open for suggestions and advice. Everything went so smoothly! Thanks again!
Cristelle and her team were fantastic! They were so pleasant, prompt and helpful. The food was delicious. We even had people ask us for the recipe of a few of our appetizers. We couldn't have asked for a better team.
The C&O Restaurant catering team is amazing. The chefs are so talented and we are so happy we selected them to cater our wedding. We had a custom menu that was no issue for the staff to accommodate. We were only disappointed that the menu changed on the day-of the wedding from family style to plated; just another unexpected hiccup in the day's plans (it also rained) but felt it could have been prevented with additional communication.
Cristelle and her staff are amazing, they setup our homemade decorations beautifully and we were elated with the way she saw our vision.
C&O is so delicious! They catered our Rehearsal Dinner, which had over 80 people, and they did a fantastic job. Everyone kept commenting on how delicious the food was! They are extremely professional and their waitstaff did a great job all night. We really enjoyed working with them and definitely recommend them for your event!
C&O did a fantastic job for my wedding. The food was incredible and the staff were highly attentive and professional. I loved working with Cristelle - she was knowledgable and was able to answer all my questions. Would highly recommend C&O as a wedding vendor!
We chose C&O Restaurant, along with my mother in law, for our rehearsal dinner and couldn't have been more pleased! The food was delicious--from the crab cakes to the apple cobbler. The value seemed to be "spot on" for the Charlottesville area and what was included with the meal. Everyone chose an appetizer, main course, and dessert from a main menu, which we decided on ahead of time. The gallery room was beautiful with lit candles and flowers on the tables. The restaurant also set up a cash bar for our guests to enjoy during the evening. This restaurant provided such a beautiful venue for our wedding weekend and we're happy we chose C&O Restaurant for this event.
The food is absolutely phenomenal. Worth every penny
Food was five stars - incredible! Generally very responsive and a pleasure to work with. They also made sure we left with delicious leftovers!
Cristelle was a pleasure to work with. She gave us a free tasting at the restaurant, then worked with us to make adjustments as we got closer. She helped by arranging to pick up the wedding cakes, came to the site and got everything squared away. It worked out to be a wonderful event, and several guests commented on the quality and elegance of the catering.
My husband and I hand-picked C&O Catering for our wedding because we had been impressed time and time and time again with the affiliated C&O Restaurant. The catering arm did not disappoint in the least!
C&O Catering is a lovely vendor to work with. As catering was the largest portion of our expenditures, it was very important to us that we stay within a certain budget. C&O Catering honored this request from the very start, and they even made additional suggestions to us for how to save even more money.
our experience with C&O as our wedding caterer was extremely positive. cristelle worked with us very easily and helped us choose all the elements of our menu at an initial tasting, adn allowed us to come back with our parents for a final. she helped us design our wedding timeline and a few weeks before our event came with us to our venue to do a walkthru with all of our other vendors. this was fantastic because this meant we did not have to hire a wedding planner. cristelle really helped us out in that capacity.
the food at our wedding was delicious, and the service was impeccable and very professional. also, they rented our linens, dinnerware, etc, and those items looked beautiful as well.
catering prices in general are a little high, and we appreciated cristelle working with us to make as many adjustments as possible without cheapening the feel of our wedding.
the only minor concern i had was some confusion on the morning of the wedding we thought food (sandwiches, etc) would be provided to the bridal party in our suite. when they did not arrive and i asked about them, i was met with confusion. once we asked about this, they went and brought us some food, which was appreciated. i would say just make sure you are clear on expectations on all ends.
as i said, this was very minor, just the only disapointing factor. overall, our experience was very positive, we LOVED working with cristelle, and definitely recommend C&O
C & O recently catered our son and daughter-in-law's Rehearsal Dinner for 70 guests. I dealt with Cristelle and found her to be very professional and accommodating, always available and responsive to my questions that came up during the planning process.
We chose a barbeque menu for the dinner and everything was exceptionally delicious. Our guests raved about the wood fired grilled chicken, so moist and tender and full of flavor. The pulled pork was beyond fantastic, served with several sauce options. All the sides were equally superb; the potato salad was the best I have ever had and the mac and cheese beyond compare! C & O grilled and seasoned nice large vegetables that were a real treat not only for the vegetarians in the group, but for those of us looking to break away from the boring salad. The home made slaw was fresh and crisp and the corn on the cob was sweet and tender!
Everyone working the function was very friendly and helpful. The buffet was very attractive, the food was plentiful, replenished when necessary and always kept hot. The room and tables were set up as promised and guests were attended to in a gracious yet efficient manner.
We opted for appetizers and were thrilled with the mini crab cakes and red bliss potato soufflés: Three words: To Die For!!! We selected a warm apple cobbler with a crunchy topping for the finale, and everyone went back for seconds!!! A rehearsal dinner is a once in a lifetime event and C & O helped to make this evening a very special memory. It is impossible to be disappointed in the quality of the food, the presentation and the service that C & O provides. Thank you C & O for a beautiful evening, fantastic food, and your wonderful service.
C&O Restaurant was the perfect choice for my recent wedding. One of the primary reasons we chose C&O was because they are a restaurant first, and the quality/presentation of our food was important so we didn't want a quantity driven caterer. From our first meeting with C&O we felt like we had found a great match. The owners are obviously very experienced in the catering arena and were able to provide us advice and guidance on planning our wedding. They acted as so much more than just a traditional caterer, they advised us on pacing and scheduling of the day, handled all of the rental equipment (tables, chairs, etc) and acted as our de facto wedding coordinators on the day of. I can't say enough positive things about how professional the entire staff was.
Now, the most important part, the food was OUTSTANDING. We wanted a family style meal that wasn't the typical chicken and beef, and C&O executed it perfectly. Our entire menu is listed below, and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received from guests about how delicious the food was. Everything was prepared on-site, using local ingredients where possible, and it felt like having a wonderful meal at a great restaurant, not "wedding food".
We probably won't have need for a large-scale catering option like this again, but we look forward to eating at C&O again anytime we are in Charlottesville.
Our Wedding Menu:
Cocktail Hour Appetizers
* Smoked dates wrapped in apple smoked bacon
* Butternut squash shooters with cayenne cheddar wafers
* Petit BLTea sandwiches
* A stationary cheese board
Seated Family Style Dinner
* Baby arugula and Gem lettuces, candied pumpkin seeds, golden beets, Granny Smith apples and goat cheese with a Champagne vinaigrette
* Berkshire pork tenderloin with apple cider gravy, oven roasted Yukon Gold and Garnet sweet potato fries, grilled Cymlins with roasted red peppers and caramelized onions
* Grilled Atlantic salmon with a tamarind, shitake, shallot and candied ginger salsa, G
Cristelle & the entire C&O team were absolutely wonderful. I can't thank them enough for what a stellar job they did for my wedding.
We were so lucky to have C&O as our wedding caterer! My husband and I wanted real Mexican food for our Charlottesville wedding. This is no easy feat to have done well. Cristelle and her team at C&O did a fantastic job putting together a menu and cake based on our requests and tastes that blew every other tasting out of the water! Cristelle was very responsive even though she gave birth and had a newborn during our planning process. She was even more impressive the day of the event - she brought us food to make sure we got to eat and enjoy the food despite the many distractions around us. Our only disappointment was that the food and cake was not quite as good as the tasting and that they are on the expensive side. That said, I can't imagine having any other caterer and I love having the C&O restaurant as a place to enjoy when we want to relive a bit of our wedding.