Get a Taste of Virginia with The Local

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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 or stationed on our beautiful platters. 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 on of our captains inviting individual tables up to our innovative buffet displays. 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

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

Sample Family-Style Menu #1 | Sample Family-Style Menu #2

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: 

“Duet” Style Entrée

Guests are served a single plate with double protein options, for example, a beef and seafood accompanied by a seasonal vegetable and Starch.

Sample Duet Style Menu

Choice Of 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, and a starch. 

Sample Choice of Style Menu

Sample Vegetarian Menu | Sample Vegan Menu | Sample Gluten Free Menu 1 | Sample Gluten Free Menu 2