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Reviewed On 5/09/2022 by Mackenzie N
We did our rehearsal dinner in an upstairs private room at C and O and loved it. The food was great and the space was very nice. FYI - if you are having a larger rehearsal dinner, it likely won't work because it is pretty small, but it did th...
e trick for us. We had 28 people and we fit snugly in there.
Reviewed On 9/10/2021 by Julia S
We were thrilled with C&O in catering our daughter's wedding. They traveled a significant distance to our home which was the venue, and the food was prepared perfectly. We were amazed and what they could do. The team members coordinated the s...
et up, and the food preparation and serving seamlessly. We highly recommend them.
Reviewed On 8/05/2021 by Kimberly E
We had C&O as our wedding caterers at Keswick Vineyards. We can't say enough about how great the food and service were. The food was fresh and delicious. Dean helped us create a menu that combined everything we wanted while maintaining dietary ...
restrictions. Cristelle made sure our walk throughs and planning were done exactly as needed. We really loved them and would highly recommend having them as your caterer.
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Kimberly L
We used C&O to cater my daughter's wedding at Trump Winery Grand Hall and they were amazing! C&O delivered on exceptional quality of food, service, presentation, and professionalism. I cannot say enough about the way Dean and the team handled ...
service. It was beyond 5 stars!
Reviewed On 5/20/2019 by Colleen O
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the C&O. To start with, their food is out of this world. It was so amazing and completely perfect. In addition, they did everything! They set up the entire reception, and went to our ceremony location ...
(which was a few minutes away from the reception) and set up that as well! Cristelle Koerper was FANTASTIC. For an additional cost she was our day-of-coordinator as well. I have no idea how we would have pulled off our wedding without her! She is so knowledgeable about everything, is full of every possible recommendation along the way, and was so responsive for every question we had along the way, no matter how small. The day of my wedding she was somehow in 10 places at once, taking care of everything. I had absolutely zero worries on my wedding day, and I owe that to her! She even made she sure that she plated some of the (AMZING) passed hors d'oeuvres from cocktail hour so that my husband and I could have a moment to ourselves after the ceremony. It was such a small thing that allowed us to take a second to breathe! I cannot say enough good things about Cristelle or the C&O. Honestly, I would recommend to anyone, a million times over!
Reviewed On 5/01/2019 by Rachel W
It’s a crime it took me so long to write this review! C&O will always have a special place in our hearts. They not only catered our wedding but we also had a more intimate rehearsal dinner at the restaurant Friday evening followed by drinks and...
dessert for all of our wedding guests. To start, there were plenty of options between Friday and Saturday to choose from without offering the same dishes twice and the chef was flexible with all dietary restrictions (I’m pescatarian, we had guests that were gluten free and dairy free as well). I haven’t eaten anything from C&O that wasn’t phenomenal. Our guests raved about how good the food was! Everything came out hot (we had heard stories from friends that were disappointed at other weddings) and the presentation was on point! The ambiance at C&O is also perfect for a private event and Cristelle and her team worked with us every step up the way so that things were set up the way we wanted. Everyone at the restaurant and all of the servers we came into contact with on the wedding day were incredibly professional and accommodating and we would highly recommend using C&O for catering any private event.
All that said, having Cristelle as our day-of-coordinator was absolutely the best money spent on our our day. As an extremely detail oriented bride, I needed someone I could trust who listened to what we wanted and was able to execute. Cristelle was so accommodating, she listened to our ideas and even if it wasn’t something she had previously done, she was open to making it happen. She also gave advice whenever necessary and helped guide us with making all the right decisions. Cristelle knows everyone in Charlottesville and this came in really handy as we needed to make game-time decisions (it rained pretty much every weekend last fall and our wedding was at the end of October so we needed to make quick decisions for a rain contingency). With Cristelle’s connections, we also had plenty of options for our rentals (we got married at King so pretty much everything had to be rented) and she made it easy to pick and choose items from various vendors while keeping price in mind. Even with the rain, Cristelle knew what was important to us and truly helped to make our dream wedding happen. I knew I had nothing to stress about on our day with her there and she kept tabs on everything and everyone. Cristelle is a joy to work with and you won’t regret having her there to help run the show!
Reviewed On 4/27/2019 by Elizabeth J
C&O was so wonderful to work with. Their staff was so courteous and attentive, and their food is SO good. Cristelle ensured we had the perfect menu and our guests were so impressed! Many told me that this was the best wedding food they ever had...
, and that it was so different than what they had at other weddings. Highly recommend this amazing team!
Reviewed On 3/19/2019 by Jacob W
C&O's food quality, service, presentation and professionalism is spectacular. We used their catering service for our wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards and we were beyond impressed throughout the entire process. Dean takes care of literally ...
everything and makes the entire experience seamless. His prices are more than reasonable as well. We continue to receive countless compliments on the food at our wedding from our guests months after the event - we highly recommend this vendor!!
Reviewed On 10/04/2018 by Lauren H
We were referred C&O’s name by a Charlottesville resident and we could not be more grateful for their recommendation! We booked C&O as a caterer for our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made for our day. Cristelle worked with us ...
at several touch points well before our wedding day to make sure the menu, beverages, and details were all solidified. The appetizers and late night snacks were a hit with our guests and I appreciated her knowledge to make sure we wouldn’t have long lines at the bars. All of the food was served on time and plated beautifully. We were the most impressed with the C&O team and their commitment to make sure we (bride and groom) were fed; whether that was with a server finding us during post ceremony pictures or Cristelle checking in on us at dinner. We can’t thank the team enough for a wonderful evening!
Reviewed On 5/20/2018 by Camille S
My husband and I created a short list of caterers and C&O was one of the vendors on the higher end of our price range. After doing tastings with everyone on the list, we quickly realized that no one was going to compare to C&O and we booked the...
m right away. They've also worked with our venue countless times and were likely the most capable at making sure the event went smoothly. Cristelle, the catering director at C&O, was extremely accommodating and helped us out a lot with choosing our linens and flatware. As expected, our event went very smoothly and C&O’s staff made sure we were taken care of all night. Everyone (from the pickiest guest to the snobbiest foodie) was raving about the food, and we are so happy we chose them as our caterer.
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Patrick M
Cristelle and the team at c&o are the best in the business for a Charlottesville wedding. First of all, the food at c&o is incredibly delicious. That is something you can count on. But what sets c&o apart is their flexibility, responsive, passi...
on, and creativity. My husband has a gluten allergy, and they didn't even bat an eye when we told them that we wanted all of the food to be 100% gluten free. We designed the menu in collaboration with Cristelle, and the end result was divine. Truly the best food I've ever had at a wedding. In addition to the food, working with c&o also means working with the best catering crew in town. c&o staff are professional, kind, speedy, and think well on their feet. Our guests arrived to the venue about 30 minutes early, but it hardly mattered because c&o was already all set up, and worked quickly to make sure the guests didn't even realize that we were ahead of schedule. We also hosted our rehearsal dinner at the c&o restaurant, on the beautiful back patio. Again, the food and service were incredible and everyone had a great time. But the best part of working with c&o is working with Cristelle. We hired Cristelle on as our day-of coordinator, but she was so much more. A collaborator, a problem-solver, a great listener and a true friend. Cristelle was with us every step of the way, going way above and beyond the call of duty. She made sure that we were fed, on schedule, and not bothered with any details all night. When the popcorn machine that we'd rented stopped working, Cristelle's team popped it on the stove. Truly above and beyond! Working with c&o was the BEST decision we made in our whole wedding planning process!
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by K S
Thank you, C&O! We simply cannot recommend their work more highly. They treated us with respect, honesty, and professionalism at every step of the process. Moreover, we were absolutely blown away by the tasting, and it was all as delicious in l...
arge scale on our wedding day! Our guests absolutely loved the food! C&O even made sure to have food ready in a separate room for us & our families to make sure we had eaten before joining our guests. We wanted Southern fare, and Cristelle understood our vision and developed a menu exactly tailored to our requests and tastes. Beyond all that, the whole tab of food, bar, rentals, and service was well within our budget, and comparable to the other quotes we received from several other Charlottesville area caterers. Our coordinator was exceptionally complementary of working with Cristelle and the C&O staff, and our event benefitted so much from the team’s expertise and tips. Having amazing food was important to us for our wedding, and C&O delivered above and beyond our every expectation.
Reviewed On 6/30/2015 by Sarah B
C & O was amazing from start to finish. Cristelle really knows what she's doing with weddings and is on top of every detail at all the meetings. We were so impressed with her professionalism and knowledge.
The food is SO GOOD. We want to eat...
at C & O every weekend if possible. In fact, during our year and a half long engagement, we ate there 4 times outside of our tasting, we just kept going back!
It is very expensive, but they worked with us and brought down costs as much as possible. We are really happy with our investment here.
Reviewed On 10/24/2014 by Malayna F
C&O did a fantastic job for my wedding. The food was incredible and the staff were highly attentive and professional. I loved working with Cristelle - she was knowledgable and was able to answer all my questions. Would highly recommend C&O as a...
Reviewed On 11/03/2013 by Chrissy F
C&O Restaurant was the perfect choice for my recent wedding. One of the primary reasons we chose C&O was because they are a restaurant first, and the quality/presentation of our food was important so we didn't want a quantity driven caterer. ...
From our first meeting with C&O we felt like we had found a great match. The owners are obviously very experienced in the catering arena and were able to provide us advice and guidance on planning our wedding. They acted as so much more than just a traditional caterer, they advised us on pacing and scheduling of the day, handled all of the rental equipment (tables, chairs, etc) and acted as our de facto wedding coordinators on the day of. I can't say enough positive things about how professional the entire staff was.
Now, the most important part, the food was OUTSTANDING. We wanted a family style meal that wasn't the typical chicken and beef, and C&O executed it perfectly. Our entire menu is listed below, and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received from guests about how delicious the food was. Everything was prepared on-site, using local ingredients where possible, and it felt like having a wonderful meal at a great restaurant, not "wedding food".
We probably won't have need for a large-scale catering option like this again, but we look forward to eating at C&O again anytime we are in Charlottesville.
Our Wedding Menu:
A placed salad
Baby arugula and Gem lettuces, candied pumpkin seeds, golden beets, Granny Smith apples and goat cheese with a Champagne vinaigrette
Family style dinner service
Berkshire pork tenderloin with apple cider gravy, oven roasted Yukon Gold and Garnet sweet potato fries, grilled Cymlins with roasted red peppers and caramelized onions
Grilled Atlantic salmon with a tamarind, shitake, shallot and candied ginger salsa
Green beans sautéed with VA maple syrup butter
Asparagus and scallion risotto
Silver queen corn pudding
Reviewed On 7/15/2011 by Anna Maria C
We had our rehearsal dinner at C &amp; O and it was perfect. The service was flawless, the food was amazing and Elaine made sure everything went off without a hitch. I would recommend them to anyone who would like an elegant and delicious...
meal. Elaine was also a lot of fun to taste wine with before our event.