beggars banquet was founded in 2002 by Currey Fountain and Marty VanSantvoord after many years of working together at The Firehouse Cafe in Orange, Virginia. In 2006 beggars ventured into tabletop rentals as a way to enhance our clients' experience and consolidate their need for multiple vendors. As a full service catering and rental company, beggars banquet can provide as much or as little as you would like.
For over a decade, the heart and soul of beggars banquet has been the food we create and the personal attention we provide. Each of our menus can be custom tailored to your style, taste and venue - using locally grown or raised ingredients whenever possible - in order to create a unique and memorable event. From delivered boxed lunches and business meetings to beautifully choreographed weddings and galas, we strive to provide the best food at the most reasonable cost with a high attention to detail. Our staff is professional, honest and fun.
Please allow our sample menus to serve as an inspiration. We will be happy to create a custom menu for your specific occasion.
As always, we look forward to your business and to your friendship!
Salad : arugula + baby spinach oranges, kalamata olives, chick peas, crumbled feta, mustard vinaigrette whole grain breads, naan and rolls
Main : charmoula spiced lamb chops curried couscous, currants & mint broccolini + orange zest micro greens
sweet citrus + orange glazed mahi mahi curried couscous, currants & mint broccolini + orange zest micro greens
Dessert : flourless chocolate torte ginger + caramel whipped cream
We had a wonderful experience with Beggars Banquet. I grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm and my uncle runs a produce company from the farm. We wanted to use our home-grown beef and produce on the wedding menu and Beggars Banquet (Currey in particular) was SO accommodating and more than happy to incorporate this into the menu. Currey did a fantastic job with the layout of the reception and tables and the food was fantastic!
Currey was the most flexible vendor we dealt with. My mother didn't like our original idea of wanting food stations and Currey managed not only to create the menu we wanted, but also convinced my mother to go for the stations. And Currey helped us out to get the specialty international foods we wanted. She knew how to get us what we as the couple wanted, while appeasing my mother. She is such a sweetheart and has so much experience - you can't go wrong with Beggars Banquet. Plus, having all the … food, linens, and china in house saves a lot of headaches! Read More
The food was amazing and beautiful. They provided seasonal items, and really worked with us to suggest options and create the menu we wanted and could afford. They were very professional and fun, and helped make our day a success!
We loved working with the Beggars Banquet team. We had a lot of special diets at our wedding, vegans, vegetarians, pregnant women, picky eaters, and they easily accommodated everything. I loved having the food served "family style" as well. We have gotten so many compliments on the food that was served. And we got to keep the leftovers!
I loved working with Beggars Banquet because they worked closely with us to find a menu (and rentals) that fit our budget and theme. Most of the ingredients were sourced locally, which is exactly what I was looking for! We did a plated dinner; in their pricing, it's relatively equivalent to the cost of a buffet--I am still so happy that we were able to do that. Beggars also provided bartenders for us (we were able to provide our own beverages), which was fantastic and made life much easier for … us! Their staff were courteous and thoughtful (after the ceremony, they set aside cocktail nibbles for the wedding party so that we could get a quick bite before photos!) and the food was excellent. Read More
The food was spectacular! They really took our taste and our budget to heart and even managed to pull off my husbands special request for super gooey Mac and cheese! Everything was exquisite! Plus they packed up two to-go boxes for us to take with us as we left the wedding and it was just as good the next day!