The Local was started in March 2008 to provide a venue to showcase the abundant supply of small farmers, artisan cheese makers, breweries, distilleries and award winning vineyards located in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. We are truly blessed to have such a wide variety of agriculture readily accessible and a local population so willing to support the local food movement.

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Thank you for considering The Local Catering for your event. The way we approach food here at The Local Catering involves working with many seasonal ingredients and small local farmers. Because of this, some of the local items are not available at all times. We are very flexible in creating custom menu options within the desired budget of your event. We are here to make the vision of your event become a reality.

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The Local has a full-service catering company that specializes in Weddings, Social Gatherings & Corporate Events. Grand or intimate, focused on tradition or leaning toward trendy, your vision along with our capable guidance will reflect your personal style. Our staff is committed to details, offering unique options, bringing creativity and passion to the planning process so that your day is not only elegant and memorable but also fun and seamless. When it comes to having the best farm-to-table ingredients, exceptional service and seamless execution, count on The Local Restaurant & Catering. Our sensational menu of locally grown and cultivated products is perfect for your next event in Charlottesville, showcasing the abundant supply of small farmers, local purveyors, artisan cheese makers, breweries, distilleries and award winning vineyards. Our executive chef and event coordinators will custom design the event menu to ensure a flair with your personal touch. Whether choosing one of the many beautiful venues in the area or having your wedding, bridal shower, business function or rehearsal dinner in one of the private rooms at The Local you can’t go wrong when you stay Local.



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