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The Catering Outfit

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.

Cuisine

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$130

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$120

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$50

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$21

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?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

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    Jenna K. Getting married on 02/09/2022
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    Exceptional Service & Food

    The Catering Outfit team made our wedding dreams come true! Courtney was incredibly responsive through the planning process, designed a menu and tasting that reflected 5-star dining and catered to our needs on our wedding day! My husband has Celiac disease and the Catering Outfit was able to design our menu so that Alex could enjoy every dish. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the food, presentation and service that was provided. I would highly recommend the Catering Outfit to any couple!
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    Michelle C. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Incredible Experience

    I don’t even know where to start with the praise The Catering Outfit (TCO) deserves! They were extremely responsive and communicative throughout the entire process planning our wedding. We worked with Courtney Hildebrand, and hired her as our month-of coordinator. She saved the day when our transportation cancelled last minute at midnight the night before the wedding. Okay now back to the food - the tasting experience was truly amazing and Courtney worked with our budget and requests to create a flawless, delicious menu. From the cocktail hour to dinner to late night food, everything was spectacular with an immaculate presentation. Our guests are continuing to talk about how amazing the food and cocktails were, even weeks later! If you want a truly memorable catering experience for your wedding, then you have to hire TCO. They say guests don’t remember the food at your wedding, but with TCO they certainly will! Also we cannot thank Courtney enough for all her help with the last minute craziness and speed bumps. She is so amazing and well connected in the Charlottesville wedding industry!
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    Alexis B. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Stop what you're doing and hire TCO

    We cannot express how amazing working with Courtney and the team at The Catering Outfit was. From the initial emails and planning through Covid, to our amazing tasting, and the day of our wedding Courtney and her team were easy to work with, answered all of my questions, were extremely flexible and provided an incredible dining experience for our wedding. Everyone we've spoken to since the wedding has raved about the food, and service from the staff. If you are considering the Catering Outfit, stop your search and hire them, you won't regret it!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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Team

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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221 Carlton Road, Suite 8 Charlottesville, VA, 22902
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