Roadside Chive in Charlottesville

    Roadside Chive is a full service catering and event planning company, located in the historic American Silk Mills Inc. facility and warehouse on Madison Road in Orange, Virginia.

    During WWII, American Silk Mills became the nation’s largest producer of spun raw Chinese silk for parachutes - helping the town of Orange survive the Great Depression. The American Silk Mill facility continues to bring success to the small town of Orange. The 6 acre site of warehouse style brick buildings is now home to an eclectic mix of businesses that are independently owned by local residents and entrepreneurs with their eyes to the future.

    The feel of the Roadside Chive kitchen and office is a fun mix of urban, industrial, modern, rustic and small-town-quaint. It’s a nice place to dream and create.

    While owned by Currey Fountain (the former Co-Founder/Owner and Executive Chef of beggars banquet catering) Roadside Chive flourishes because of the efforts of her team of hard working culinary and service professionals. If you’re familiar with the beggars banquet catering staff, then you’ll recognize quite a few of the “Roadie” faces.

    Our heart and soul has always been with the food we create and the personal attention we provide. We focus on the tiny particulars that make your event intimate and special - and the major logistics that make your event successful and worry free. From delivered boxed lunches and business meals to beautifully choreographed weddings and galas, we provide quality services 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 and event plan for your specific occasion.

    Sample Plated Dinner Menu

    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

    Sample Mid-Summer Wedding Buffet Menu



    • Vegetarian Antipasti Display with steamed & fresh crudités, roasted vegetables, fresh fruits, & assorted domestic & imported cheeses, dips, & spreads with crusty breads & crackers


    • Mini Crab Cakes with homemade tartar sauce
    • Blanched Asparagus Spears wrapped with Boursin & Prosciutto
    • Minted Fresh Fruit Skewers


    • Grilled Bacon-wrapped Beef Tenderloins, served sliced with Granny Smith apple horseradish sauce
    • Sides of Poached Salmon with fresh fruit salsa & lemon-dill aioli
    • Roasted New Red Potatoes with roasted garlic & fresh mint
    • Herbed Orzo Salad with roasted peppers, zucchini, shallots, & red wine vinaigrette
    • Layered Caprese-style Platters with garden tomatoes, fresh mozz, & basil leaves
    • Blanched Haricot Verts with roasted grape tomatoes, toasted pinenuts, & parmesan
    • Baby Spinach Salad with raspberries, goat cheese, walnuts, & balsamic vinaigrette
    • Assorted breads & rolls with butter crocks
    9 out of 9 B&B Couples Highly Recommend
    Roadside Chive
    Kelsey & Jimmy

    Currey and her incredible team at Roadside Chive are simply amazing. Currey went out of her way to help us pick a delicious, seasonally appropriate menu while sticking to our rather modest budget. She was wonderful at getting back to us promptly and making any changes we needed along the way. The whole team was undaunted by the awful weather of the wedding night - Currey even showed up with extra candles should we need them! We received SO many compliments from guests on the quality and flavor Read More

    Highly Recommend!
    Mary Brook & James

    From start to finish, Currey worked with me (and my budget!) to create the reception we envisioned. She helped me choose linen colors, helped me plan decor, and created a menu that we LOVED and our guests raved about! The Roadside Chive staff is professional and truly the best at what they do. They are the reason I was able to feel calm and relaxed on our wedding day- they took care of it all!

    Highly Recommend!
    Leslie & Jeff

    Beggars Banquet was our caterer, but the woman behind Roadside Chive is the same wonderful person with whom we worked at Beggars Banquet and who did such a great job catering our wedding. We can't say enough good things about this group. Currey is so warm and personable, very accommodating of requests and budget restrictions, and the food she puts out is absolutely delicious. We got rave reviews on everything from every guest, including high praise for Currey's excellent staff, who were so Read More

    Highly Recommend!
    Beth & Kyle

    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!

    Highly Recommend!
    Megan & Will

    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 Read More

    Highly Recommend!
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