the catering outfit was founded over a decade ago by walter slawski, a man who loves to share his passion for food. walter has built a management team that shares his desire to provide creative yet classic experiences for the company’s clients and their guests while focusing on local and seasonal cuisine.
from small, intimate dinners to corporate meetings and “your big day,” the catering outfit’s experienced staff will execute all aspects of your event, working with you from conception through completion, and providing you with the freedom and confidence to enjoy every moment as it happens.
highly experienced staff and impeccably executed menus make the catering outfit the perfect event partner for any occasion.
walter tx slawski
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 ba in economics from the university of virginia.
director of catering
born and raised in beautiful san diego california, sarah studied equine science at colorado state university in ft collins. upon graduating, sarah began her career in catering and events at a well-respected winery in her home town. for nearly 10 years, sarah worked as a sales and catering manager for several four diamond resort hotels in san diego. working with amazing chefs including gavin kaysen (café boulud) and brian malarkey (searsucker, gabardine, and herringbone), sarah fell head over heels for creative, fresh & sustainable cuisine. soon after relocating to charlottesville sarah found her passion matched, and joined the catering outfit as director of catering in 2013. bringing new and innovative ideas to the charlottesville wedding and event community, sarah works closely with walter and ryan in the production of every event ensuring our client expectations are exceeded. she notes the personal interactions with each of our unique clients as a major driving force in her professional life. sarah’s time away from work is usually spent in a saddle, slipping away from time to time to compete in three day eventing.
thank you again for all that you did to make our wedding amazing! pk and i both were able to enjoy ourselves knowing that you were there providing oversight and guidance. thanks for all the time that you spent with us beforehand to help us prepare – you were such a calming presence!
thanks again for everything. hope to see you around!
susannah & pk
i just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in preparing for and executing last night’s dinner. i have received tons of excellent feedback about the food and service provided by you and the rest of the catering staff. everyone was very impressed, myself included. thanks again for all of your help. i really enjoy working with the catering outfit and look forward to partnering with you all again soon!