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Based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, The Catering Outfit offers delicious cuisine for weddings and life's other milestone events. Using locally sourced and seasonal produce, this company believes in giving delicious, sustainable food to everyone. A full-service catering company, they can take care of everything from delivery to cleanup to give you one less thing to organize.


The Catering Outfit creates a custom menu for every celebration, ensuring every dish will delight the couple. You are invited to attend a tasting to sample some of the food so you can choose your favorites to eat on the day. Your options range from Southern classics to mouthwatering Mexican dishes. Pork-free, lactose-free, nut-free, and gluten-free options are offered, too, as well as vegan and vegetarian choices. China, flatware, and glassware are also provided.

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Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

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Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American
Middle Eastern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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Taygra W. Sent on 05/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a Treat

The Catering Outfit was one of the highlights of our wedding for us and our guests. The food provided was absolutely amazing. We had a fantastic grazing board for cocktail hour and the bartenders were efficient with circulating our cocktail and pouring wine.
They provided us with a mini-grazing board for immediately after the ceremony so we could have a few moments to ourselves while still making sure we ate some food. The professionalism of all the staff was fantastic.
We had a number of guests that were vegetarian or vegan and TCO provided multiple meal options to cater to their dietary needs while being delicious. Many of our guests commented to us during the evening and after the fact that they appreciated the care and respect that was given to their meal.
Overall the level of food was 11/10, but I cannot say enough about the late night biscuits. We almost did not add them and I am SO glad we did. It was the perfect hit of salt at the end of the evening and a week later I still have friends and family asking about them.
Cannot recommend TCO more for the wedding weekend. They were wonderful to work with and really provided the best service and food.
Michael C. Sent on 12/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delightful experience

TCO was top notch to work with. The food at our wedding was phenomenal and guests reached out afterwards to tell us how good it was. They even worked with us to integrate syrup from blackberries my father in law grew into our cocktails, which was such a fun touch at our event.

In the Charlottesville area their quote came out higher than our other vendors but was also the most honest of the quotes. All the other caterers in the area left off important rental items such as “ silverware” and “the things needed to actually cook the meal you want”.

I highly recommend them, we had such a great wedding day!
Chloe H. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

They are a must!

The catering outfit was great to work with from start to finish. So easy working with them to get all of rentals ordered and the food was so delicious! We highly recommend!
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courtney hildebrand
courtney hildebrand
director of sales & catering

as a native of charlottesville, virginia, courtney has strong ties to the community and great relationships within the wedding and event industry. after attending the university of virginia, courtney immersed herself in the hospitality industry, locally and internationally, for over a decade. prior to joining the catering outfit, she has worked as an event coordinator and catering director building a great professional reputation with local venues, businesses and vendors within the charlottesville area and beyond. in addition to serving as the wedding planner for many of her brides, courtney is knowledgeable in all aspects of wedding and event management. with an inherent love for all things weddings, coupled with a calm demeanor and drive for perfection, courtney is a great fit for the catering outfit team.

walter slawski
walter slawski
proprietor & executive chef

settling in charlottesville from san diego, california and harare, zimbabwe, walter launched his catering company as an undergraduate at the university of virginia. an owner-operator, walter is actively engaged with all aspects of planning and executing events. he works closely with the catering team to ensure each member’s individual success. in a love affair with food, drink, and entertaining, walter dedicates his professional career to crafting your beautiful moments. walter has a b.a. in economics from the university of virginia. when away from work, walter enjoys fishing and cooking with his daughters, sophie and calla.

salvatore cellura III
salvatore cellura III
chef de cuisine

After Salvatore's university years, he decided to attend culinary school at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. While completing his culinary apprenticeship he worked for the renowned Brennan family at the Palace Café.

Salvatore then moved to Los Angeles to work for “The Two Hot Tamales”, Mary-Sue Miliken and Susan Fenniger at The Border Grill in Santa Monica. Following cooking stints in Chicago, Tampa and Stuttgart, Germany Salvatore landed in San Francisco.

In the Bay Area he embraced a different side of the culinary world by becoming a full time catering chef. There he freelanced for several companies including Rebecca Jean Catering and Events and Daniel Ripley Catering. With that catering experience in hand Salvatore relocated to Charlottesville and ultimately found a new home at the catering outfit.

Salvatore enjoys traveling, visiting his extensive family and camping when he has time away from work.

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