All month long my friends, acquaintances, and family have been doing the 30 days of Thankfulness on Facebook. Everyday I read about how they are thankful for their jobs, friends, family, dogs, babies, cars, food, house, flowers, clothes, shoes, etc. Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you are supposed to think of things to be thankful … Continued

Happy National Cake Decorating Day!!   We would like to give a round of applause to all of the bakeries in and around Charlottesville that do a fantastic job of creating some truly beautiful (and tasty) cakes!   From the weird…                         To the … Continued

A few months ago I mentioned how excited we were to be a part of the local photography workshop, Wonder. It was great fun for us to expand our creativity and spend time with some of the other wonderfully talented event professionals in the area. The whole thing was a smashing success and everyone had … Continued

In all the meetings and conversations I have with brides and wedding planners there is one word or theme that keeps reappearing…vintage!   Vintage, rustic, southern charm, retro…   Every one wants the down home feel whether they are saying “I do” or entertaining clients and friends. Around here I can understand where that comes … Continued

Having catered in the Charlottesville are for almost 15 years, I understand the plight of the corporate planner. The Catering Outfit has existed in many forms, most recently Shebeen Catering.   We have boxed, bagged and otherwise served up thousands if not tens of thousands of grab and go styled events. The challenge: create portable … Continued

We had the opportunity and honor to participate in a very cool photography work shop, with a handful of very talented event professionals in the Charlottesville area.     We were all very excited to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful people and even more so to have a little fun! In the … Continued

I didn’t think that there could be anymore middle of summer until today. Its day three or four of intense heat in Charlottesville and we aren’t getting a reprieve until sometime next week, which may never come as the City moves at the pace of molten jolly ranchers.   Yesterday I went to one of … Continued

Mason Jars!!!! Whether it holds flowers, candles, or cocktails we love the southern feel these mason jars add to any wedding, ceremony or reception!   It adds some fun for the guests and there have been all sorts of creative ideas from specialty cocktails to a jar for every guest or table numbers. Our favorite…the … Continued

comes to Charlottesville!!   The Catering Outfit team is headed to Vegas Baby!   Each year Catersource, an industry leading magazine, holds a conference and trade show. A place where caterers, event planners, owners, and chefs from all across the country from all different levels and areas of the Food and Beverage industry can come … Continued

The Catering Outfit is very fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented Chef at the helm!   Hailing from a small town outside of Buffalo, New York, Ryan attended The New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. Ryan moved to Charlottesville in 2008 and fell in love with the culture and atmosphere the Southern town … Continued