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Grandale Catering

Purcellville , VA
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LOCATION

14001 Harpers Ferry Road
Purcellville, VA US 20132 (map)

PHONE

540-668-6000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Grandale Farm is a unique historic farm located in the heart of virginia's wine country. Grandale Farm is an active agricultural farm providing organic sustainable produce for the... Read more
Grandale Farm is a unique historic farm located in the heart of virginia's wine country. Grandale Farm is an active agricultural farm providing organic sustainable produce for the Restaurant and Catering Operations. Grandale Farm Restaurant serves Modern American and European Cusine and has an extensive Loudoun VA Wine List. The farm is available for All events up to 250 guests. A tented Venue on the serene Mill Green is our outside option and has many rural ammentities. Grandale Assembly Hall provides a nice indoor option for up to 90 guests and has a private outdoor pergola, bathrooms and parking.

Wedding Offerings

-Catering
On and Off Site Services-

-Custom Menus-

-Menu Printing and Table design-

-Day Of Coordinating Assistance-

-Service and Bar Staff-

-All Event Rental Needs with Discount-

-Suggestions for Florists, Cakes, DJ’s, Photography, and Rentals- Read less
Catering , Wedding Venue

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2012
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Allie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Author and go have lunch, you'll be ready to book by the time you leave.

My husband and I selected Chef Author and Grandale Catering to cater our vineyard wedding for about 110 people since they were the hands down recommendation from our vineyard. We visited the Grandale restaurant for lunch and after trying the food, we agreed it was great, and would be perfect for our wedding.

Throughout planning you meet and correspond directly with Chef Author. He has you try a variety of food at your tasting, and then customizes the menu based on your likes and dislikes. He has menus of some items, but in our experience these were really just starting points.

We also got all of our rentals sourced through Grandale Catering which was great since it gave us 1 point of contact, and Grandale Catering handled all of the coordination with the rental company.

On the day of the staff from Grandale set up the reception and served passed appetizers, and a plated dinner as well as cake and gelato for dessert. The Grandale staff was friendly, efficient, and very pleasant to have serve the wedding.

The quality of food was great, everything was obviously fresh and often local if possible. We received a lot of compliments from guests that they loved the food, especially the mac & cheese spoons and steak. You definitely get a lot for your money, and it's a great value (both in quantity and quality).
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Read more...
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Author and go have lunch, you'll be ready to book by the time you leave.

My husband and I selected Chef Author and Grandale Catering to cater our vineyard wedding for about 110 people since they were the hands down recommendation from our vineyard. We visited the Grandale restaurant for lunch and after trying the food, we agreed it was great, and would be perfect for our wedding.

Throughout planning you meet and correspond directly with Chef Author. He has you try a variety of food at your tasting, and then customizes the menu based on your likes and dislikes. He has menus of some items, but in our experience these were really just starting points.

We also got all of our rentals sourced through Grandale Catering which was great since it gave us 1 point of contact, and Grandale Catering handled all of the coordination with the rental company.

On the day of the staff from Grandale set up the reception and served passed appetizers, and a plated dinner as well as cake and gelato for dessert. The Grandale staff was friendly, efficient, and very pleasant to have serve the wedding.

The quality of food was great, everything was obviously fresh and often local if possible. We received a lot of compliments from guests that they loved the food, especially the mac & cheese spoons and steak. You definitely get a lot for your money, and it's a great value (both in quantity and quality). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very responsive to customize the day to be what we wanted, and responded to us in a timely manner on all issues.

However, there are a few things I would like to note. About a month before the wedding we gave the final numbers and did the final tasting. We made several notes about the food for the event including, the portion of gnocchi on the plate, how the potatoes on the beef dish should be crispy, and most importantly that the chicken needed to be fully cooked (a mistake at the final tasting). To our frustration and disappointment, after the event I heard several of our guests had to send their chicken back because it was not cooked, also the amount of gnocchi was skimpy and yet we had a lot left over. Basically none of the commend we made during the final tasting were followed through on.

Overall it was an amazing experience, the food was fantastic, and I would recommend Grandale Catering.
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very Read more...
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very responsive to customize the day to be what we wanted, and responded to us in a timely manner on all issues.

However, there are a few things I would like to note. About a month before the wedding we gave the final numbers and did the final tasting. We made several notes about the food for the event including, the portion of gnocchi on the plate, how the potatoes on the beef dish should be crispy, and most importantly that the chicken needed to be fully cooked (a mistake at the final tasting). To our frustration and disappointment, after the event I heard several of our guests had to send their chicken back because it was not cooked, also the amount of gnocchi was skimpy and yet we had a lot left over. Basically none of the commend we made during the final tasting were followed through on.

Overall it was an amazing experience, the food was fantastic, and I would recommend Grandale Catering. Read less
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Grandale Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for using our Catering service and taking the time to share your experience. I appreciate your feedback and critique on the experience.

The chicken critique I would like to comment on. The bone in frenched skin on chicken breast product tends to have a pink color of meat surrounding the bone when it is fully cooked. This product has had similar feedback and we are removing it from the 2015 lineup.
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Paige
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a generator in the middle of a field. Grandale can do that with no problem and the food was excellent. Author, the owner, walked us through the entire process from our initial meeting, to our food tasting, to our wine tasting, and then the actual event. He modified the menu to our tastes at every stage. He even helped us make our signature drink! As a native Marylander I am very picky about crab cakes, but I really wanted some for the wedding. Grandale's crab cakes are fabulous and I would highly recommend them. Overall, we were really impressed with the quality of the food, the great service, and the excellent staff during our event.
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a Read more...
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a generator in the middle of a field. Grandale can do that with no problem and the food was excellent. Author, the owner, walked us through the entire process from our initial meeting, to our food tasting, to our wine tasting, and then the actual event. He modified the menu to our tastes at every stage. He even helped us make our signature drink! As a native Marylander I am very picky about crab cakes, but I really wanted some for the wedding. Grandale's crab cakes are fabulous and I would highly recommend them. Overall, we were really impressed with the quality of the food, the great service, and the excellent staff during our event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.8/5.0
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say GC is DELISH & I would pick them again! GC was on a provided venue list. I liked GCs pricing & variety. After GC, we tried 3 other caterers. We always found ourselves comparing to GC's. Author @ GC is awesome, friendly, relatable, and down to earth (also compliant & flexible). He listened to all of our opinions & incorporated them w/o hesitation. He even let me push out my final meal count since we had a family emergency. Downsides are below: this was my own experience & I hope it wont happen to everyone but if I was a reader I’d want to know! Already discussed w/ GC
- Author had told us before that he hires extra help through a temp agency. So when one showed up early it was cool until she meddled. She followed me around, pried into my stuff, & kept asking questions, it was annoying. After cocktail I heard her ask another server if she‘d tried my dip, I then watched this girl eat my dip. I wasnt pleased
- We had discussed sig. drinks w/ GC & it seemed like Author got my vision, I was upset when it didn’t taste right. My drink was a strawberry mojito; I had given the recipe & ingredients prior to the event. The drink wasn't very mojito tasting & was quite strong. When the bartender asked how I liked it I responded “it needs more mint.” Her response was “sorry, I don't like mojitos so I don't know how to make it." As a bartender I feel you should know how to make basic drinks whether you like them or not
- we had discussed staff tipping with Author & he provided us with the information. I overheard his staff after the wedding sounding disappointed in their tips. I was upset about this considering Author gave us a range and we picked in the middle. I felt it was rude to discuss this and not be grateful for the tip in the first place
Food
filet
Duck w/ gnocci cream sauce
Eggplant Parm
The duck was our fav, GC earned our business on that alone
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say Read more...
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say GC is DELISH & I would pick them again! GC was on a provided venue list. I liked GCs pricing & variety. After GC, we tried 3 other caterers. We always found ourselves comparing to GC's. Author @ GC is awesome, friendly, relatable, and down to earth (also compliant & flexible). He listened to all of our opinions & incorporated them w/o hesitation. He even let me push out my final meal count since we had a family emergency. Downsides are below: this was my own experience & I hope it wont happen to everyone but if I was a reader I’d want to know! Already discussed w/ GC
- Author had told us before that he hires extra help through a temp agency. So when one showed up early it was cool until she meddled. She followed me around, pried into my stuff, & kept asking questions, it was annoying. After cocktail I heard her ask another server if she‘d tried my dip, I then watched this girl eat my dip. I wasnt pleased
- We had discussed sig. drinks w/ GC & it seemed like Author got my vision, I was upset when it didn’t taste right. My drink was a strawberry mojito; I had given the recipe & ingredients prior to the event. The drink wasn't very mojito tasting & was quite strong. When the bartender asked how I liked it I responded “it needs more mint.” Her response was “sorry, I don't like mojitos so I don't know how to make it." As a bartender I feel you should know how to make basic drinks whether you like them or not
- we had discussed staff tipping with Author & he provided us with the information. I overheard his staff after the wedding sounding disappointed in their tips. I was upset about this considering Author gave us a range and we picked in the middle. I felt it was rude to discuss this and not be grateful for the tip in the first place
Food
filet
Duck w/ gnocci cream sauce
Eggplant Parm
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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our contract for the venue with enough time to still use Grandale (instead of the solitary caterer the venue was switching to) and thank goodness we did!

The prices were far less expensive than they could have been for the quality of food and service that we received. The head chef, Author, was very responsive and met with us several times prior to the wedding- and he had done several weddings at our venue, so he had a lot of really good input as far as how to set stuff up. The food was phenomenal, and the wait staff was wonderful. We were able to add things to the rentals (tables, table cloths) far later than we would have been allowed to with many other caterers, and really appreciated Grandale's flexibility.

We brought family to the restaurant at Grandale prior to the wedding, so they could taste how good all of the food was, and everyone loved it!
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our Read more...
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our contract for the venue with enough time to still use Grandale (instead of the solitary caterer the venue was switching to) and thank goodness we did!

The prices were far less expensive than they could have been for the quality of food and service that we received. The head chef, Author, was very responsive and met with us several times prior to the wedding- and he had done several weddings at our venue, so he had a lot of really good input as far as how to set stuff up. The food was phenomenal, and the wait staff was wonderful. We were able to add things to the rentals (tables, table cloths) far later than we would have been allowed to with many other caterers, and really appreciated Grandale's flexibility.

We brought family to the restaurant at Grandale prior to the wedding, so they could taste how good all of the food was, and everyone loved it! Read less
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lori
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. He went above and beyond, every step of the way. From the tasting to clean up, he made us feel like royalty. He kept in touch throughout the planning process and offered wonderful suggestions to make our day fabulous. We had many last minute requests and he never missed a beat or said no to anything.

His team arrived promptly and had everything set up way before schedule. They even helped the event planner set-up extra items. We had a last minute issue with one of our vendors not having a working tent and Author stepped in and saved the day offering to set up his personal tent - which saved our ceremony music!

The food was absolutely amazing! We've been to many of weddings and never tasted better food. The presentation was beautiful, everything was timed perfectly and every guest walked away feeling like they had a 5 star experience. The bartender was awesome and the waitstaff went above and beyond to assist guests. The team was extremely professional and so helpful throughout the day.

They made my wedding day stressfree and the overall result was outstanding! I look forward to using their services for future events. We consider Author a family friend at this point.
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. Read more...
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. He went above and beyond, every step of the way. From the tasting to clean up, he made us feel like royalty. He kept in touch throughout the planning process and offered wonderful suggestions to make our day fabulous. We had many last minute requests and he never missed a beat or said no to anything.

His team arrived promptly and had everything set up way before schedule. They even helped the event planner set-up extra items. We had a last minute issue with one of our vendors not having a working tent and Author stepped in and saved the day offering to set up his personal tent - which saved our ceremony music!

The food was absolutely amazing! We've been to many of weddings and never tasted better food. The presentation was beautiful, everything was timed perfectly and every guest walked away feeling like they had a 5 star experience. The bartender was awesome and the waitstaff went above and beyond to assist guests. The team was extremely professional and so helpful throughout the day.

They made my wedding day stressfree and the overall result was outstanding! I look forward to using their services for future events. We consider Author a family friend at this point. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local produce. We did a buffet-stye meal composed of a duo of sliders, mixed greens, chicken penne, and antipasto. The food was a hit and I'm still hearing about the yummy sliders and antipasto from my guests. I worked with AJ, who is the executive chef at Grandale, and he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. My wedding planner and I went through multiple versions of floorplans and AJ was always very quick with responding with updated contract information. I couldn't have asked more from my caterer!
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local produce. We did a buffet-stye meal composed of a duo of sliders, mixed greens, chicken penne, and antipasto. The food was a hit and I'm still hearing about the yummy sliders and antipasto from my guests. I worked with AJ, who is the executive chef at Grandale, and he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. My wedding planner and I went through multiple versions of floorplans and AJ was always very quick with responding with updated contract information. I couldn't have asked more from my caterer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then moved on to a buffet of antipasto, pasta and sliders. Our wedding was at the start of summer so we wanted to make sure the flavors were light and fresh, but still substantial. Grandale delivered and the sliders especially were a hit. Guests even loved the roasted veggies. Arthur, the chef at Grandale, was wonderful to work with. We went back several times as I adjusted the floor plan and menu, and he very responsive and always professional. The tasting was actually a full meal at the Grandale Farm restaurant. Because they make everything fresh from local farms, we didn't actually eat the items on our catering menu; instead, it was a close equivalent using the available produce at the restaurant that day. The tasting meal was so wonderful at the restaurant that we knew the catered food would be just as great. I would definitely recommend Grandale Catering and plan to go back to eat at their restaurant.
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then Read more...
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then moved on to a buffet of antipasto, pasta and sliders. Our wedding was at the start of summer so we wanted to make sure the flavors were light and fresh, but still substantial. Grandale delivered and the sliders especially were a hit. Guests even loved the roasted veggies. Arthur, the chef at Grandale, was wonderful to work with. We went back several times as I adjusted the floor plan and menu, and he very responsive and always professional. The tasting was actually a full meal at the Grandale Farm restaurant. Because they make everything fresh from local farms, we didn't actually eat the items on our catering menu; instead, it was a close equivalent using the available produce at the restaurant that day. The tasting meal was so wonderful at the restaurant that we knew the catered food would be just as great. I would definitely recommend Grandale Catering and plan to go back to eat at their restaurant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it was at mine)! Chef Author is a real pleasure to work with and made the process very painless. For a caterer, I was looking for one a bit smaller and more personal than some of the large ones in this area. Grandale was a perfect fit and also a bit cheaper than the other two quotes I received. I also believe he uses local ingredients...a real plus for me. Definitely check Grandale Farms out! They have a small, charming restaurant in Purcellville as well.
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it Read more...
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it was at mine)! Chef Author is a real pleasure to work with and made the process very painless. For a caterer, I was looking for one a bit smaller and more personal than some of the large ones in this area. Grandale was a perfect fit and also a bit cheaper than the other two quotes I received. I also believe he uses local ingredients...a real plus for me. Definitely check Grandale Farms out! They have a small, charming restaurant in Purcellville as well. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. Day of, he and his staff were very professional, everything went off without a hitch. The food was incredible, and I'm still receiving compliments on how good everything was and how smoothly everything went. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale for your event.
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive Read more...
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. Day of, he and his staff were very professional, everything went off without a hitch. The food was incredible, and I'm still receiving compliments on how good everything was and how smoothly everything went. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale for your event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with our catering! Author, the chef, took a ton of time with us in the beginning to get a sense of what we wanted. He gave us new ideas that matched our menu concept and he came in at a price that I felt was more than fair for the quality of food. The second big piece was the serving staff. We LOVED the manager who kept everything smooth during the wedding, did a great job going back and forth with the venue and was amazing. My only small critique is that one of our 3 bartenders was not great with cocktails and she was at the cocktail bar. A friend of mine actually ended up teaching her how to make a few drinks! Overall though, quality and service were fantastic, people got seconds and thirds from the buffet, and the manager was very good at her job.
I could not have been more pleased with our catering! Author, the chef, took a ton of time with us in the beginning to get Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with our catering! Author, the chef, took a ton of time with us in the beginning to get a sense of what we wanted. He gave us new ideas that matched our menu concept and he came in at a price that I felt was more than fair for the quality of food. The second big piece was the serving staff. We LOVED the manager who kept everything smooth during the wedding, did a great job going back and forth with the venue and was amazing. My only small critique is that one of our 3 bartenders was not great with cocktails and she was at the cocktail bar. A friend of mine actually ended up teaching her how to make a few drinks! Overall though, quality and service were fantastic, people got seconds and thirds from the buffet, and the manager was very good at her job. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing and is very professional and detail oriented. For example, while I was spying on the wedding set up from my room I heard him talking to a bartender about removing the red wine bottles from the sunny areas of the table. He also carefully plated each individual dish so that the food looked wonderful. Author was also an invaluable help to my mom who was working on setting up my somewhat elaborate centerpieces--he even pulled some of his staff and assigned them to her! She can't stop talking about what a huge help he was to her. His calm, confident demeanor put everyone at ease and everything went so smoothly. And last, but certainly not least, the food was excellent! If I had to do it all over again, I would be back at Grandale Farm for my catering needs.
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing Read more...
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing and is very professional and detail oriented. For example, while I was spying on the wedding set up from my room I heard him talking to a bartender about removing the red wine bottles from the sunny areas of the table. He also carefully plated each individual dish so that the food looked wonderful. Author was also an invaluable help to my mom who was working on setting up my somewhat elaborate centerpieces--he even pulled some of his staff and assigned them to her! She can't stop talking about what a huge help he was to her. His calm, confident demeanor put everyone at ease and everything went so smoothly. And last, but certainly not least, the food was excellent! If I had to do it all over again, I would be back at Grandale Farm for my catering needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!!
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!!
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Grandale Farms was fantastic. They provided catering, bartending, and the rentals for our wedding. We would recommend them to anyone.
Grandale Farms was fantastic. They provided catering, bartending, and the rentals for our wedding. We would recommend them Read more...
Grandale Farms was fantastic. They provided catering, bartending, and the rentals for our wedding. We would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Holy amazing food!! Grandale was amazing to deal with from the beginning of our journey, and they most certainly did not disappoint! The food at our wedding was simply unbelievable. It was elegant, delicious and provided choices for everyone. We have become frequenters of the restaurant we love the food so much! I can't say enough about how amazing Grandale is and especially head chef, Author Clark. Do yourself a favor and eat there - do your guests a favor and have them cater your wedding!!
Holy amazing food!! Grandale was amazing to deal with from the beginning of our journey, and they most certainly did not Read more...
Holy amazing food!! Grandale was amazing to deal with from the beginning of our journey, and they most certainly did not disappoint! The food at our wedding was simply unbelievable. It was elegant, delicious and provided choices for everyone. We have become frequenters of the restaurant we love the food so much! I can't say enough about how amazing Grandale is and especially head chef, Author Clark. Do yourself a favor and eat there - do your guests a favor and have them cater your wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chef Author at Grandale Farm did a wonderful job catering for our wedding! He was so helpful and knew how to help through a party for us. All his food was delicious and at such great affordable prices. We especially loved the hanger steak dish. His staff also did a wonderful job serving our guests. I highly recommend Chef Author for any wedding or event. We plan on coming back to his restaurant to try his other delicious dishes.
Chef Author at Grandale Farm did a wonderful job catering for our wedding! He was so helpful and knew how to help through Read more...
Chef Author at Grandale Farm did a wonderful job catering for our wedding! He was so helpful and knew how to help through a party for us. All his food was delicious and at such great affordable prices. We especially loved the hanger steak dish. His staff also did a wonderful job serving our guests. I highly recommend Chef Author for any wedding or event. We plan on coming back to his restaurant to try his other delicious dishes. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Fantastic catering company!
The food is wonderful and a great value for your money. But wedding catering is more than just about the food and Author Clark knows that. He's is with you every step of the way to help make sure your event is just what you want it to be. I was a hot mess with the wedding planning before I met Author. I didn't know where to get a tent or table decorations or even a DJ! But Author had the answer to each and every one. Extremely professional catering company and I would recommend them to anyone. If you're looking for value for your money, Grandale Farms is the place to go.
Fantastic catering company!
The food is wonderful and a great value for your money. But wedding catering is more than Read more...
Fantastic catering company!
The food is wonderful and a great value for your money. But wedding catering is more than just about the food and Author Clark knows that. He's is with you every step of the way to help make sure your event is just what you want it to be. I was a hot mess with the wedding planning before I met Author. I didn't know where to get a tent or table decorations or even a DJ! But Author had the answer to each and every one. Extremely professional catering company and I would recommend them to anyone. If you're looking for value for your money, Grandale Farms is the place to go. Read less
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nepocer
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The food was great and the Executive Chef Author Clark Jr was so pleasant to work with. He was flexible, attentive, personable, and polite. He made the catering part of wedding planning easy which is needed since very little about wedding planning is easy. The only thing is gratuity is not included and can be confusing to figure out. If we could we would've loved to tip more because the service was that good.
The food was great and the Executive Chef Author Clark Jr was so pleasant to work with. He was flexible, attentive, Read more...
The food was great and the Executive Chef Author Clark Jr was so pleasant to work with. He was flexible, attentive, personable, and polite. He made the catering part of wedding planning easy which is needed since very little about wedding planning is easy. The only thing is gratuity is not included and can be confusing to figure out. If we could we would've loved to tip more because the service was that good. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.7/5.0
Grandale Farm was the perfect choice for our catering. We didn't want to compromise on serving a full dinner with high quality food, but many of the caterers we initially interviewed were very expensive compared to their food quality and/or too trendy for the feel of our wedding. We chose Grandale Farm because Chef Author offered excellent food served in a simple, elegant style for a reasonable price, and we're so glad we did! Our guests kept commenting on the delicious food and the catering staff was professional and on schedule throughout the entire reception. Chef Author worked with us to create a custom menu and was flexible to meet our requests. We've recommended him to friends and will continue to do so!
Grandale Farm was the perfect choice for our catering. We didn't want to compromise on serving a full dinner with high Read more...
Grandale Farm was the perfect choice for our catering. We didn't want to compromise on serving a full dinner with high quality food, but many of the caterers we initially interviewed were very expensive compared to their food quality and/or too trendy for the feel of our wedding. We chose Grandale Farm because Chef Author offered excellent food served in a simple, elegant style for a reasonable price, and we're so glad we did! Our guests kept commenting on the delicious food and the catering staff was professional and on schedule throughout the entire reception. Chef Author worked with us to create a custom menu and was flexible to meet our requests. We've recommended him to friends and will continue to do so! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
It was a total delight to work with Author Clark Jr., executive chef and event coordinator at Grandale Farm, to plan and host a rehearsal dinner and wedding at the farm! He listened carefully to our ideas and had excellent constructive suggestions for improving them. For example, we suggested a Maryland crab feast. He suggested we ask the bride because, although it would be fun, it would also be messy and could be a bit smelly. The bride nixed the cracked crab. So Author suggested crab cakes with free-range chicken and a vegetarian option. We all agreed, and the crab cakes, in particular, received rave reviews.

The phrase, “no problem,” became a refrain throughout the whole wedding weekend – we’d say “I’m sorry we’re late with the table runners” and Author would say “no problem,” even though his crew had to remove hundreds of carefully arranged glasses, install the runners, and replace the glasses. We were having trouble with the flowers we had ordered through our own provider: Author said “no problem” and assigned two of his crew to help re-work the arrangements and save the centerpieces! As the event unfolded, it became clear that Author viewed it as his job to be making our event the best he possibly could, whatever it took. And from his experience, he knew what it would take. A few days after the wedding, I realized that Author had arranged to have his crew of finish “his jobs,” such as setting the tables, icing the beer, and installing the power station, several hours early so they would have time to help us with “our jobs.” That’s what I call support!

Author’s calm, cheerful, and constructive attitude permeated the whole process from planning to clean up – and that’s saying something for an event that is as emotionally charged as a wedding! (I must also say that the bride and groom both contributed to this relaxed atmosphere, which everyone enjoyed.)

Throughout the eight months of planning, various subgroups of bridge, groom, and parents met with Author four or five times and exchanged 30 or 40 E-mails. He was consistently positive, friendly, and responsive to our long lists of questions and suggestions. In addition, he was up front about the expected costs and was willing to help us reduce things when we needed to.

The only suggestion I can come up with for improving the weekend is for Author to hire one or two extra servers for the sit-down dinner so the food could be delivered a little more at the same time.

I would jump at the chance to work with Author on another event, and I strongly recommend that you consider doing the same! By the way, the food was wonderful, the rain stayed away (as Author predicted), the bride and groom were happily married, and everyone went away saying that it was a great set of events!
It was a total delight to work with Author Clark Jr., executive chef and event coordinator at Grandale Farm, to plan and Read more...
It was a total delight to work with Author Clark Jr., executive chef and event coordinator at Grandale Farm, to plan and host a rehearsal dinner and wedding at the farm! He listened carefully to our ideas and had excellent constructive suggestions for improving them. For example, we suggested a Maryland crab feast. He suggested we ask the bride because, although it would be fun, it would also be messy and could be a bit smelly. The bride nixed the cracked crab. So Author suggested crab cakes with free-range chicken and a vegetarian option. We all agreed, and the crab cakes, in particular, received rave reviews.

The phrase, “no problem,” became a refrain throughout the whole wedding weekend – we’d say “I’m sorry we’re late with the table runners” and Author would say “no problem,” even though his crew had to remove hundreds of carefully arranged glasses, install the runners, and replace the glasses. We were having trouble with the flowers we had ordered through our own provider: Author said “no problem” and assigned two of his crew to help re-work the arrangements and save the centerpieces! As the event unfolded, it became clear that Author viewed it as his job to be making our event the best he possibly could, whatever it took. And from his experience, he knew what it would take. A few days after the wedding, I realized that Author had arranged to have his crew of finish “his jobs,” such as setting the tables, icing the beer, and installing the power station, several hours early so they would have time to help us with “our jobs.” That’s what I call support!

Author’s calm, cheerful, and constructive attitude permeated the whole process from planning to clean up – and that’s saying something for an event that is as emotionally charged as a wedding! (I must also say that the bride and groom both contributed to this relaxed atmosphere, which everyone enjoyed.)

Throughout the eight months of planning, various subgroups of bridge, groom, and parents met with Author four or five times and exchanged 30 or 40 E-mails. He was consistently positive, friendly, and responsive to our long lists of questions and suggestions. In addition, he was up front about the expected costs and was willing to help us reduce things when we needed to.

The only suggestion I can come up with for improving the weekend is for Author to hire one or two extra servers for the sit-down dinner so the food could be delivered a little more at the same time.

I would jump at the chance to work with Author on another event, and I strongly recommend that you consider doing the same! By the way, the food was wonderful, the rain stayed away (as Author predicted), the bride and groom were happily married, and everyone went away saying that it was a great set of events! Read less
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John and Sharon
Wedding:
6/19/2011
4.9/5.0
As we've indicated in the survey, we were very satisfied with the service, level of cooperation, your flexibility, willingness to accommodate changes, etc. In general, we have no serious complaints. We thought all of the appetizers were tasty and excellent. Looking back, we feel we should have provided a second table for the cheese and fruits trays (stable appetizers) so that they were more accessible to the majority of the guests. As it was, if someone did not go near the house, they were not aware of those stable appetizers. The plated salad was perfect. The only thing we were slightly disappointed in was the entrees were not as flavorful as we had anticipated. There was certainly more than enough food, but the rice was very bland. We feel that zucchini in June is a bit of a cop-out as a spring vegetable (also bland). The salmon was delicious. It is our experience that the flank steak would have been better if it had been sliced more thinly. The one thing that was really missing for both of the entree and which would have made a big difference was some condiments—tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, roumelade sauce—in bowls as an option for the salmon and steak sauce, horseradish, etc. near the steak. Those would have made a big difference bringing the flavors to a different level. Our only suggestion for future customers that we would pass along would be the suggestion that they perhaps have an opportunity to taste the menu they selected ahead of time. We realize that could get complicated but …. But we were overall very pleased and would have no hesitation in having you cater anything that we might do in the future. All in all, you even managed to hold off the rain. And we thank you very much.

P.S. If by any chance, you saved the plastic cake stand, please let us know and we could drop by to pick it up and return it to Sue Porter at Market Street Under.
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As we've indicated in the survey, we were very satisfied with the service, level of cooperation, your flexibility, willingness to accommodate changes, etc. In general, we have no serious complaints. We thought all of the appetizers were tasty and excellent. Looking back, we feel we should have provided a second table for the cheese and fruits trays (stable appetizers) so that they were more accessible to the majority of the guests. As it was, if someone did not go near the house, they were not aware of those stable appetizers. The plated salad was perfect. The only thing we were slightly disappointed in was the entrees were not as flavorful as we had anticipated. There was certainly more than enough food, but the rice was very bland. We feel that zucchini in June is a bit of a cop-out as a spring vegetable (also bland). The salmon was delicious. It is our experience that the flank steak would have been better if it had been sliced more thinly. The one thing that was really missing for both of the entree and which would have made a big difference was some condiments—tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, roumelade sauce—in bowls as an option for the salmon and steak sauce, horseradish, etc. near the steak. Those would have made a big difference bringing the flavors to a different level. Our only suggestion for future customers that we would pass along would be the suggestion that they perhaps have an opportunity to taste the menu they selected ahead of time. We realize that could get complicated but …. But we were overall very pleased and would have no hesitation in having you cater anything that we might do in the future. All in all, you even managed to hold off the rain. And we thank you very much.

P.S. If by any chance, you saved the plastic cake stand, please let us know and we could drop by to pick it up and return it to Sue Porter at Market Street Under. Read less
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owlnevertell
Wedding:
6/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Chef Author and his team catered my wedding in June 2011 and they did an excellent job. They were attentive to me and my fiance during the planning process, extremely helpful in menu selection by offering creative suggestions and flexibility - lots of food allergies with the guests - and helped to keep our rental decor within budget. The team overall was low stress and low key which is exactly what my "type A" personality needed and when the meal was served to perfection it was just another thing to celebrate that day. I would recommend Chef Author and Grandale Farms to anyone looking for an excellent caterer/meal at the best value.
Chef Author and his team catered my wedding in June 2011 and they did an excellent job. They were attentive to me and my Read more...
Chef Author and his team catered my wedding in June 2011 and they did an excellent job. They were attentive to me and my fiance during the planning process, extremely helpful in menu selection by offering creative suggestions and flexibility - lots of food allergies with the guests - and helped to keep our rental decor within budget. The team overall was low stress and low key which is exactly what my "type A" personality needed and when the meal was served to perfection it was just another thing to celebrate that day. I would recommend Chef Author and Grandale Farms to anyone looking for an excellent caterer/meal at the best value. Read less
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Krista Eaton
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Grandale Farm is the perfect place for a wedding. It is beautiful with the mountains in the background. Author Clark prepared a wonderful meal--it was hard to choose from all the delicious choices! Everyone made it a point to tell us how much they enjoyed the food and the venue.
Grandale Farm is the perfect place for a wedding. It is beautiful with the mountains in the background. Author Clark Read more...
Grandale Farm is the perfect place for a wedding. It is beautiful with the mountains in the background. Author Clark prepared a wonderful meal--it was hard to choose from all the delicious choices! Everyone made it a point to tell us how much they enjoyed the food and the venue. Read less
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MrsM
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Grandale Farm not only provided amazing food and service, they also care for their clients as if they are family. Our wedding would not have been nearly as wonderful had we not partnered with AJ and his talented crew.
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Grandale Farm not only provided amazing food and service, they also care for their clients as if they are family. Our wedding would not have been nearly as wonderful had we not partnered with AJ and his talented crew. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Grandale provided excellent service and food and made the entire experience wonderful. Chef Author was with us every step of the journey. I highly recommned.
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Grandale provided excellent service and food and made the entire experience wonderful. Chef Author was with us every step of the journey. I highly recommned. Read less
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Eddie & Reyna
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Author was great to work with. We met him over a year before our wedding and we actually changed our wedding date because we wanted him to be our caterer. His food is delicious and very affordable. Author also gave us recommendations for our wedding planner and florist, which we used!

Author was also very flexible. We changed our menu a few times, added items and moved from buffet to plated. Through all the changes he was very accomodating. The day of the food was great as always. My mom is still talking about how sweet the strawberries were :)

Overall, great service, professional staff, and a pleasure to work with!
Author was great to work with. We met him over a year before our wedding and we actually changed our wedding date because Read more...
Author was great to work with. We met him over a year before our wedding and we actually changed our wedding date because we wanted him to be our caterer. His food is delicious and very affordable. Author also gave us recommendations for our wedding planner and florist, which we used!

Author was also very flexible. We changed our menu a few times, added items and moved from buffet to plated. Through all the changes he was very accomodating. The day of the food was great as always. My mom is still talking about how sweet the strawberries were :)

Overall, great service, professional staff, and a pleasure to work with! Read less
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JenniferFuchs
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Author is the most fabulous person. He was so helpful in every aspect. Not only did he provide delicious food and a beautiful setting but he helped me with every vendor and gave invaluable advice. Perfect in every way.
Chef Author is the most fabulous person. He was so helpful in every aspect. Not only did he provide delicious food and a Read more...
Chef Author is the most fabulous person. He was so helpful in every aspect. Not only did he provide delicious food and a beautiful setting but he helped me with every vendor and gave invaluable advice. Perfect in every way. Read less
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btc
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Author was very responsive and answered any questions I had very quickly. We also needed a vegan option for the meal and he prepared an entree that was raved about by our vegan friends and family. We received many compliments from our guests about the food. Overall we were very pleased with Grandale Farms!
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Chef Author was very responsive and answered any questions I had very quickly. We also needed a vegan option for the meal and he prepared an entree that was raved about by our vegan friends and family. We received many compliments from our guests about the food. Overall we were very pleased with Grandale Farms! Read less
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lorider
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.8/5.0
AJ was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. He did all he could do to work with our budget and provide the best deal and service to us. The food was great and he did a wonderful job setting up! I really appreciate all his and his teams hard work. I would for sure use his services again and eat at his restaurant!
AJ was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. He did all he could do to work with our budget and provide the best Read more...
AJ was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. He did all he could do to work with our budget and provide the best deal and service to us. The food was great and he did a wonderful job setting up! I really appreciate all his and his teams hard work. I would for sure use his services again and eat at his restaurant! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Author & his team at Grandale Farms did an amazing job at our wedding! He was so thorough from the very beginning. We had a long telephone call after we had expressed interest in his services, and it was so nice to speak to someone rather than strictly e-mailing, especially when we hadn't even agreed to use them yet! We were invited to the restaurant to experience the food and service- absolutely delicious! Their prices were reasonable when compared to other caterers in the NoVa area and Author was so friendly when we wanted to change linen colors and menu items closer to the date.

We arrived at the reception to discover a sweetheart table. When we informed them that we had planned to sit at Table #1 with some of our guests, the table disappeared in a matter of seconds. When guests ate more fried chicken and shrimp than they were supposed to and it ran out early, it was only minutes before more appeared. Several guests left their belongings on tables, etc.... I received a call first thing in the morning that the items had been retrieved and were waiting to be picked up at the restaurant.

Grandale Farms were so professional, friendly, responsive, and most importantly, I only heard positive things about the food!
Chef Author & his team at Grandale Farms did an amazing job at our wedding! He was so thorough from the very beginning. We Read more...
Chef Author & his team at Grandale Farms did an amazing job at our wedding! He was so thorough from the very beginning. We had a long telephone call after we had expressed interest in his services, and it was so nice to speak to someone rather than strictly e-mailing, especially when we hadn't even agreed to use them yet! We were invited to the restaurant to experience the food and service- absolutely delicious! Their prices were reasonable when compared to other caterers in the NoVa area and Author was so friendly when we wanted to change linen colors and menu items closer to the date.

We arrived at the reception to discover a sweetheart table. When we informed them that we had planned to sit at Table #1 with some of our guests, the table disappeared in a matter of seconds. When guests ate more fried chicken and shrimp than they were supposed to and it ran out early, it was only minutes before more appeared. Several guests left their belongings on tables, etc.... I received a call first thing in the morning that the items had been retrieved and were waiting to be picked up at the restaurant.

Grandale Farms were so professional, friendly, responsive, and most importantly, I only heard positive things about the food! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Author was outstanding! Very pleasant and professional. Chef Author couldn't have been more helpful. Especially, since we had so many problems with the staff from the venue, (Notaviva Vineyard) without his help, it would have been a lot worse. There is no question Chef Author and his staff care about doing a good job and provide excellent customer service. I have recommended Grandale Farms to several people and will continue to send business to Grandale Farms.
Chef Author was outstanding! Very pleasant and professional. Chef Author couldn't have been more helpful. Especially, Read more...
Chef Author was outstanding! Very pleasant and professional. Chef Author couldn't have been more helpful. Especially, since we had so many problems with the staff from the venue, (Notaviva Vineyard) without his help, it would have been a lot worse. There is no question Chef Author and his staff care about doing a good job and provide excellent customer service. I have recommended Grandale Farms to several people and will continue to send business to Grandale Farms. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Author and his team provided absolutely fantastic (and cost effective) catering services for my October 2010 wedding in Leesburg. From the planning stages through execution, he was there every step of the way to provide guidance and advice - which resulted in a fantastic experience for my family and friends.

Author was very responsive to all of my email and phone inquiries - unlike many of the other caterers that I had contacted prior to selecting Grandale Farms. He is very personable - and quickly turned around initial estimates, revisions, rental contacts, etc. He was very familiar with the venue I had selected and had a very good working relationship with their staff - which made planning much easier. He provided a lot of best practices and ideas since he was so familiar with the venue. He also helped me determine how much (and what kind) of alcohol to purchase, etc.

Author is an actual chef and has his own restaurant (which is fantastic). He offered much guidance when selecting the menu and type of service that would work best with our plans. The appetizers and food were terrific - I received nothing but compliments from my guests on the food. He even provided fresh cut limes and blackberries to compliment my specialty drinks at the last minute.

He was also very flexible when my family wanted to supply a crazy amount of homemade cookies and treats for the reception (our family tradition). He set-up a cookie table and refilled it with treats all night.

Author also helped coordinate rental contacts with another bride getting married the following day at the same venue - so that we could split the cost of extra chairs and a dance floor. This was definitely above and beyond the call of duty.

Lastly, Author and his team provided great service the night of the wedding. We only had a minor issue with one of the bartenders serving guests too slowly - but the issue was quickly dealt with once it was raised to his attention.

Nothing but compliments to the chef and his team!
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Chef Author and his team provided absolutely fantastic (and cost effective) catering services for my October 2010 wedding in Leesburg. From the planning stages through execution, he was there every step of the way to provide guidance and advice - which resulted in a fantastic experience for my family and friends.

Author was very responsive to all of my email and phone inquiries - unlike many of the other caterers that I had contacted prior to selecting Grandale Farms. He is very personable - and quickly turned around initial estimates, revisions, rental contacts, etc. He was very familiar with the venue I had selected and had a very good working relationship with their staff - which made planning much easier. He provided a lot of best practices and ideas since he was so familiar with the venue. He also helped me determine how much (and what kind) of alcohol to purchase, etc.

Author is an actual chef and has his own restaurant (which is fantastic). He offered much guidance when selecting the menu and type of service that would work best with our plans. The appetizers and food were terrific - I received nothing but compliments from my guests on the food. He even provided fresh cut limes and blackberries to compliment my specialty drinks at the last minute.

He was also very flexible when my family wanted to supply a crazy amount of homemade cookies and treats for the reception (our family tradition). He set-up a cookie table and refilled it with treats all night.

Author also helped coordinate rental contacts with another bride getting married the following day at the same venue - so that we could split the cost of extra chairs and a dance floor. This was definitely above and beyond the call of duty.

Lastly, Author and his team provided great service the night of the wedding. We only had a minor issue with one of the bartenders serving guests too slowly - but the issue was quickly dealt with once it was raised to his attention.

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Carol
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Grandale Farms was very flexible and easy to work with. Chef Author was eager to accommodate what my daughter wanted. The food was great and we were very pleased. My favorite course was the hors d'oeuvres-- the crab dip was to-die-for. The staff was efficient and pleasant. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale Farms. PS. We went to the restaurant for lunch prior to the wedding and it was great.
Grandale Farms was very flexible and easy to work with. Chef Author was eager to accommodate what my daughter wanted. The Read more...
Grandale Farms was very flexible and easy to work with. Chef Author was eager to accommodate what my daughter wanted. The food was great and we were very pleased. My favorite course was the hors d'oeuvres-- the crab dip was to-die-for. The staff was efficient and pleasant. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale Farms. PS. We went to the restaurant for lunch prior to the wedding and it was great. Read less
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JessicaMDrake
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.6/5.0
My husband and I used Grandale Farms Catering for our wedding. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Our first tasting with Author Clark (the owner) was on the same day as a tasting with another big name caterer in the area and Grandale Farms blew them out of the water. On the day of our wedding the food tasted great, and all my guests said they enjoyed it. We had a buffet but he was willing to put out plated salads and bread baskets at no extra cost to keep our guests happy until it was their turn. He included h'ordurves at a price we could afford, which I did not think we would be able to do.

The day of our wedding we were very impressed with his staff, and how professional they were. One of my bridesmaids was not feeling well, and his staff constantly checked on her and gave her water to make sure she was okay. The staff took care of my guests and everyone was happy, as was I. I also asked him to package a few pieces of our wedding cake so we could eat it in our hotel room after the night ended, and he did so with a smile.

Leading up to the wedding he always responded relatively quickly, but at times his emails were very short and not as detailed or as helpful as I would have liked. But nevertheless, he was very professional and on the day of our wedding he got all of our details right.

He worked with us on cost to help us stay within our budget. Which meant a lot to me because I had a number in mind I did not want to exceed. He also helped us provide the small details at a low cost, such as colored table clothes and bigger tables.

Last but not least, we were able to purchase all of our own liquor which helped us save on cost considerably. This probably helped us save hundreds. His bartender did serve everything for us. We were also able to buy the alcohol a week before hand and store it at his business as opposed to hauling it all there the day of the wedding.

We were very happy with Grandale Farms Catering. I would highly recommend him, he will work with you to help you get what you want for a price you can afford.
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My husband and I used Grandale Farms Catering for our wedding. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Our first tasting with Author Clark (the owner) was on the same day as a tasting with another big name caterer in the area and Grandale Farms blew them out of the water. On the day of our wedding the food tasted great, and all my guests said they enjoyed it. We had a buffet but he was willing to put out plated salads and bread baskets at no extra cost to keep our guests happy until it was their turn. He included h'ordurves at a price we could afford, which I did not think we would be able to do.

The day of our wedding we were very impressed with his staff, and how professional they were. One of my bridesmaids was not feeling well, and his staff constantly checked on her and gave her water to make sure she was okay. The staff took care of my guests and everyone was happy, as was I. I also asked him to package a few pieces of our wedding cake so we could eat it in our hotel room after the night ended, and he did so with a smile.

Leading up to the wedding he always responded relatively quickly, but at times his emails were very short and not as detailed or as helpful as I would have liked. But nevertheless, he was very professional and on the day of our wedding he got all of our details right.

He worked with us on cost to help us stay within our budget. Which meant a lot to me because I had a number in mind I did not want to exceed. He also helped us provide the small details at a low cost, such as colored table clothes and bigger tables.

Last but not least, we were able to purchase all of our own liquor which helped us save on cost considerably. This probably helped us save hundreds. His bartender did serve everything for us. We were also able to buy the alcohol a week before hand and store it at his business as opposed to hauling it all there the day of the wedding.

We were very happy with Grandale Farms Catering. I would highly recommend him, he will work with you to help you get what you want for a price you can afford. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Cindy
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Efficient, reliable, and always professional, Grandale farm provided delicious food and enabled our daughter's wedding reception to be a memorable one.
Efficient, reliable, and always professional, Grandale farm provided delicious food and enabled our daughter's wedding Read more...
Efficient, reliable, and always professional, Grandale farm provided delicious food and enabled our daughter's wedding reception to be a memorable one. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jaxgolf
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.4/5.0
AJ was very accomodating with us as we wanted a menu different than what he had on his wedding catering menu. The food was very good and our guests enjoyed themselves - the crab cakes are really great.
AJ was very accomodating with us as we wanted a menu different than what he had on his wedding catering menu. The food was Read more...
AJ was very accomodating with us as we wanted a menu different than what he had on his wedding catering menu. The food was very good and our guests enjoyed themselves - the crab cakes are really great. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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sbates
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Grandale Farm to cater our recent wedding at the Rust Manor House in Leesburg. Chef Author was very professional, flexible and accommodating; from the initial meeting through the conclusion of our wedding reception. He made it a worry free event. The team was there promptly and had everything ready to go well before the ceremony. The food was fantastic, staff was professional and the linens were beautiful. I would without a doubt recommend Grandale Farm for any catering event.
We used Grandale Farm to cater our recent wedding at the Rust Manor House in Leesburg. Chef Author was very professional, Read more...
We used Grandale Farm to cater our recent wedding at the Rust Manor House in Leesburg. Chef Author was very professional, flexible and accommodating; from the initial meeting through the conclusion of our wedding reception. He made it a worry free event. The team was there promptly and had everything ready to go well before the ceremony. The food was fantastic, staff was professional and the linens were beautiful. I would without a doubt recommend Grandale Farm for any catering event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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BusyBride
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Grandale Farm and Chef Author Clark catered my June, 2010 wedding. We were on a budget and he was happy to work with us to cut costs without cutting value. He was very responsive at a time when other caterers were ignoring my inquiries about quotes, and answered all of my many questions patiently. He invited us for multiple tastings at the farm. The ceremony was delayed for about an hour due to rain, so the catering team (in the pouring rain) shuttled drinks from the tent to the house where the guests had congregated. The food itself was simply delicious. We got so many complements on the appetizers (crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, and curried chicken skewers) and the main dishes (grilled salmon, spinach and feta-stuffed chicken, seasonal vegetables, and cous cous). Despite the fact that we lost power for almost 2 hours, the food was hot and tasty. I highly recommend Grandale Farm catering, as well as the restaurant!
Grandale Farm and Chef Author Clark catered my June, 2010 wedding. We were on a budget and he was happy to work with us to Read more...
Grandale Farm and Chef Author Clark catered my June, 2010 wedding. We were on a budget and he was happy to work with us to cut costs without cutting value. He was very responsive at a time when other caterers were ignoring my inquiries about quotes, and answered all of my many questions patiently. He invited us for multiple tastings at the farm. The ceremony was delayed for about an hour due to rain, so the catering team (in the pouring rain) shuttled drinks from the tent to the house where the guests had congregated. The food itself was simply delicious. We got so many complements on the appetizers (crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, and curried chicken skewers) and the main dishes (grilled salmon, spinach and feta-stuffed chicken, seasonal vegetables, and cous cous). Despite the fact that we lost power for almost 2 hours, the food was hot and tasty. I highly recommend Grandale Farm catering, as well as the restaurant! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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nthissilence
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
AJ was great...very organized, which was calming.
AJ was great...very organized, which was calming.
AJ was great...very organized, which was calming. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Patricia
Wedding:
5/31/2010
4.7/5.0
What a beautiful location and facility. The staff is very prfessional and pleasent to work with. The food is amazing. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to hosting other events there. We were able to show our out of state visiters, Virginia at it's best! Thanks for a fabulous day!


P.S. The only suggestions, they forgot to put the local flowers on the table that we talked about so the tables looked plain. The seafood pasta should have had more sauce, but it still tasted awesome!
What a beautiful location and facility. The staff is very prfessional and pleasent to work with. The food is amazing. Read more...
What a beautiful location and facility. The staff is very prfessional and pleasent to work with. The food is amazing. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to hosting other events there. We were able to show our out of state visiters, Virginia at it's best! Thanks for a fabulous day!


P.S. The only suggestions, they forgot to put the local flowers on the table that we talked about so the tables looked plain. The seafood pasta should have had more sauce, but it still tasted awesome! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was absolutely divine for both, our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The final menu selections were exquisite, especially the scallops and filet. Everything was reasonably priced and affordable. The Chef, staff, and services were extremely repsonsive and professional. I highly recommend Grandale Farm Catering to make your event all you have in mind and more!
The food was absolutely divine for both, our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The final menu selections were Read more...
The food was absolutely divine for both, our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The final menu selections were exquisite, especially the scallops and filet. Everything was reasonably priced and affordable. The Chef, staff, and services were extremely repsonsive and professional. I highly recommend Grandale Farm Catering to make your event all you have in mind and more! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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19left
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
We found Grandale Farm somewhat by accident and were absolutely thrilled with every aspect of using them to host our rehearsal dinner and cater the wedding reception. Chef A.J. is very accommodating: he went off of his standard catering menu to provide additional vegetarian options for us. It was truly unique gourmet fare for exceptionally reasonable prices. His staff was efficient, professional and responsive. I would highly recommend Grandale Farm to anyone needing catering in Western Loudoun!
We found Grandale Farm somewhat by accident and were absolutely thrilled with every aspect of using them to host our Read more...
We found Grandale Farm somewhat by accident and were absolutely thrilled with every aspect of using them to host our rehearsal dinner and cater the wedding reception. Chef A.J. is very accommodating: he went off of his standard catering menu to provide additional vegetarian options for us. It was truly unique gourmet fare for exceptionally reasonable prices. His staff was efficient, professional and responsive. I would highly recommend Grandale Farm to anyone needing catering in Western Loudoun! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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dc09
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough about Chef AJ at Grandale Farm. We were SO impressed with his professionalism, cooking and flexibility. He did exactly what we discussed...the food was just fantastic and he really helped run the show. We will recommend Grandale Farm and AJ to anyone, it was a perfect wedding thanks to them!
Can't say enough about Chef AJ at Grandale Farm. We were SO impressed with his professionalism, cooking and flexibility. Read more...
Can't say enough about Chef AJ at Grandale Farm. We were SO impressed with his professionalism, cooking and flexibility. He did exactly what we discussed...the food was just fantastic and he really helped run the show. We will recommend Grandale Farm and AJ to anyone, it was a perfect wedding thanks to them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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dpallatino
Wedding:
4/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Author was very accomodating. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and he was very easy to work with. Once we arrived, we had an excellent staff - Chris was great. The food was excellent. Good food, good place, very reasonable prices. We would go back again.
Chef Author was very accomodating. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and he was very easy to work with. Once Read more...
Chef Author was very accomodating. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and he was very easy to work with. Once we arrived, we had an excellent staff - Chris was great. The food was excellent. Good food, good place, very reasonable prices. We would go back again. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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