Get a Taste of Virginia with The Local


Our sensational menu of locally grown and cultivated products is perfect for your next event in Charlottesville. We showcase 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.

Please find more details about our catering offerings and sample menus below.

Cocktail Receptions

This heavy hors d’oeuvres menu usually includes a combination of appetizers passed on our beautiful platters and stationed platters displayed on tables throughout the reception. Clients may select items off our Hors D’oeuvres and Stationed Platters menus. 

Sample Cocktail Reception Menu

Modern Buffet Options

A buffet offers guests a large variety of dishes without the expense of additional staff. Many guests choose to start their reception off with a pre-set or plated salad followed by guests being called by individual tables up to our innovative buffet displays staffed by professional attendants. The Local will provide our specialty buffet serving dishes, utensils and customized menu display for each client. 

Sample Buffet Menu #1 | Sample Buffet Menu #2

Stationed Dinner Options

Stationed Receptions are a great way to incorporate different food themes or get creative with your menu! We love mixing different styles of cuisines and a stationed dinner is the perfect way to do so. We can do stationed meals that incorporate cocktail style finger foods or more elaborate stations with some of our Local specialties.  

Sample Stationed Menu #1 | Sample Stationed Menu #2


Family-Style meals typically start with a plated salad or appetizer course followed by plattered entrées and side dishes that guests share at the table. Family style meals require rental platters and serving utensils

Sample Family-Style Menu

Plated Dinner Options

Our chef will work with each client to create a delicious coursed menu for a plated style reception.  Plated events require clients to assign guests to seats or tables with the guidance of our catering coordinators. Plated Styles include: 

Single or “Duet” Style Entrée

Guests are served a plated single serving, usually chicken or beef, accompanied by a seasonal vegetable, starch & bread. They also have the choice of selecting a “Duet” option, typically beef and seafood paired with a seasonal vegetable, starch & bread.

Multiple Entrée Style

Guests are given the choice between two entrées when you send your event invitation. These meals typically involve a meat & fish and a vegetarian option if needed, paired with carefully selected seasonal vegetables, starches & bread. 

Sample Plated Menu #1 | Sample Plated Menu #2