A la Carte Catering + Event Planning
PO Box 1141
Haymarket, VA 20168

T 703 754 2714
F 703 468 4783



...With A la Carte, we were the most relaxed people at the party....

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I just wanted to send a quick note this morning to say that we couldn't have done it without you and your absolutely fantastic staff last week!  What a delight it was to meet you and what a pleasure it was to work with you.  I look forward to future possibilities and will definitely sing your praises to my friends in the area.
I will be in touch this week once I can find my desk.  If there is anything in the interim, please don't hesitate.

Please give Boris and Jung a big hug from me and another thank you.....

Kind regards,

Debbie Longenecker
Director of Administration
Gary Player Group, Inc.

Oh my!
I don't know how you do it.
The event was wonderful and your staff was so nice, very hard workers.  
You should be proud of the people you sent out for our event.  They were superb!

Thanks again,

Danielle Fogg
"The Forum" Conference & Event Services
General Dynamics

"Hi Karen:  Megan and Kyle are still glowing and I just can never thank you for all you did leading up to and the actual day of the wedding.  You maintained your composure and brought the event off without a hitch.  It was really a fairytale wedding and very much enjoyed by each and every one of our family members and friends.  Those who attended will never forget this wedding. 

I'm not just saying it because it was my daughter's wedding, but it truly was the best wedding I've ever been to.  The outdoor gazebo setting for the marriage ceremony, overshadowed by some very large and old trees as a backdrop, the absolutely incredible minister and his beautiful words to Megan and Kyle, followed by the best food and service, made even nicer by an over-the-top setting in the ballroom (chairs, table coverings, colorful and contrasting glasses, china, flatware, great wine, drinks)-it was a day I will never forget. 

It was a very fitting and proper way for such a wonderful couple as my daughter and Kyle to join together in matrimony. 

Thanks so much, it was all so worth it and so nice to have you a part of this very special day.  Karen, you are the best and I will never forget what you did and how you went above and beyond to make Megan and Kyle's dreams come true on their special day.  May God Bless You Always, Bob"

“Again, thank you for your incredible patience with us. You helped in so many ways! We are still hearing raves about the day. Your food was great, and we ate it all week after the party!”
Paula Hayes, Warrenton, VA

“I wanted to tell you that General Wilson and everyone found the lunch very lovely and tasty. Every member of your staff working the luncheon was absolutely professional and very helpful.”
Minerva Mercado, Special Events Program Coordinator
Operations Directorate

“The party was a great success. Your staff was wonderful—efficient, elegant and friendly…and the food was fabulous. Thanks for everything.”
Katherine O’Hearn, Executive Producer
ABC News

“Thank you for providing a creative menu of delicious food and a very professional and competent staff to serve it. They were wonderful!”
Sue Ann Berlin

"I just wanted to take a quick moment to say how incredibly impressed I was with everything on Saturday—and leading up to it. The look that you put together for Kristen and Catherine was just stunning and I have to say that the way you and your staff work is quite impressive.

Thanks to Bob getting those trees into the house and how efficiently you and your staff work, I never felt a bit of stress on the set up. Amazing, since I really thought that it would be one of the more stressful ones due to it’s “everything is unique” nature. Maybe all those emails and calls leading up to it were worth the time and effort. I so enjoyed working with you on it and hope we can do many more in the future."
Phyllis, Enchanted Florist

"Karen, last night was a complete success!! The turnout was beyond our expectation and MD. League of Conservation Voters was very happy with the money raised. The food was outstanding and your staff, as always, was superb. They were everywhere...constantly passing food and refilling wine! They were very professional, extremely pleasant and did a beautiful job of cleaning up. Thank you so much for another fabulous job!!"
Sue Ann Berlin

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful job you and your staff did with our annual Subcontractor Appreciation Day on May 21st. Although the weather didn’t cooperate, you and your staff did not skip a beat. Everything was well planned, even with the last-minute changes to bring the food tables inside, right down to the pop corn machines and Boardwalk Fries…it was a good feeling to know all the details were in good hands.

You received many compliments from HITT’s staff and especially from the owners, Russell, Brett and Jim. Of course it came as no surprise to me…you’ve been doing many of our company functions since I began at HITT some fifteen years ago.

From our dedication reception at the Washington Hospital Cancer Center to our HITT annual company picnics, catered breakfast meetings, and now our Subcontractor Appreciation Day event, you have always demonstrated confidence and professionalism throughout our business relationship. Thanks again, Karen, for a job well done, and we look forward to working with you again soon."
HITT CONTRACTING INC., Irene D. Davis, Director, Subcontractor Relations

"What a GREAT job you did. I am still receiving compliments on the whole party, food, wine tasting, etc.! You have a customer for life! Your staff was great! And I will definitely know for future wine tastings that the wine guy doesn’t bring the wine...Definitely send me along info for food for New Years. We would like to get some platters to self serve that evening. Once again thank you for helping the event be so fun and easy—especially for me!"
Kim Campbell, Campbell Wealth Management

On behalf of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AARPA), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), I would like to thank you for your company’s outstanding attention to detail on our recent Gold Medal Judging Committee Meeting event here at NRPA headquarters.

The service that was extended to us was impeccable, as well as the incredible quality of the food that was delivered. I really appreciate that you listened to my concerns of providing my Gold Medal Awards Committee with the best possible choice as they are an outstanding group and have truly done an amazing job for us this year. Without a doubt, you delivered. Even the leftovers were enjoyed by the NRPA staff and received rave reviews.

Several other departments have already asked me for your information, which I was delighted to give them. I expect that you will be doing quite a bit of follow on business here at NRPA if their comments are any indication of future bookings. It would be helpful if you could send me a few extra business cards for me to pass amongst the other departments.

Once again, I can not thank you enough for the professional manner in which you handled our account for this event. I look forward to hopefully utilizing your most capable staff in the near future. Marianne O’Riley, NRPA Awards Coordinator


Hello Karen. 
I have been meaning to let you know how happy we are with everything from beginning to end.  All the guests raved about the food, and I particularly was pleased with the attentiveness and professionalism of your staff.  Will kept things running smoothly and Erika was of course a hit with Chris' parents and friends.  Also, the cake was exquisite in both presentation and taste. 

So thanks again for everything.  Your team really made the evening special for all.  If you would like to add me to your reference list, please do so with confidence that I would encourage your potential customers to choose you as their caterer. 
Take care,  Tim Enright, Frontiernet

Some of our repeat corporate, political and military clients include:
National Defense University (where we cater several seated lunches a month for the General and foreign diplomats)
The Australian and Portuguese Embassies
The Smithsonian Institute
The Virginia Gold Cup
The President’s Cup (Gary Player Group)
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Booz Allen Hamilton
Computer Sciences Corporation
Arnold Porter Law Firm
Home & Design Magazine
Hazel Construction
DPR Construction
National Recreation and Park Association
HITT Contracting
Campbell Wealth Management
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