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 - including that of lead Event Planner and all around positive energy, Taylor Gillan.

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
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