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.
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, Roadside Chive flourishes because of the efforts of her team of hard working culinary and service professionals.
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.
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
- 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
"Our tasting was fun and joyful, we had full confidence in the Roadside team from the beginning, and the day could not have been better. Despite totally sweltering heat, the servers all kept pouring drinks with a smile and were so gracious to all our guests, they were the secret force helping the reception run so smoothly."
"The food at my wedding was amazing (though i didn't eat much of it at the time!). Roadside chive spoke with us for around an hour trying to help us decide what kind of food we wanted. They actually suggested we do Spanish Tapas when we mentioned my Husband-to-be was in Spain for the last year studying. When we went for a tasting everything was delicious! We had things we wanted to change and they happily took note and made the alterations. Food came out promptly and there was plenty to go around. We were able to wait till the week before to give a final number, which helped us cut costs. They will match any budget, no matter how small. Definitely work with them. "
"There are not enough words to describe the outstanding service that I received from Currey and her staff. Currey was very accommodating with me being a pescatarian and made me a special meal for the day of the wedding. Although I didn't eat the meat that we served, I was told that everything was phenomenal. The attention to detail by her staff is something I wasn't expecting. One of the girls, Danielle fluffed my dress right before I walked down the aisle and calmed me down minutes before I was about to say I do. Absolutely fantastic experience!"
" You made it easy, sister :) Thanks for the kind words - and best wishes for many happy days ahead!! xoxo "
"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 of the food. Jimmy and I could not have asked for a better catering team to help make our wedding night beautiful AND delicious."
"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!"
"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 friendly and helpful at the wedding itself. Currey also helped us structure the wedding, figure out timing, and she and her staff set everything up and took everything down (which took such a huge weight off our minds). We were so pleased with absolutely everything, and would recommend Roadside Chive to anyone who wants great food and great service at great prices, all with astoundingly little stress."
"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! "
"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. "