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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine

Leesburg , VA
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Leesburg, VA US

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703-791-9328

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ABOUT US

Your wedding, party or special event deserves individual attention from a professional caterer who is going to be involved every step of the way. From the initial contact, to the... Read more
Your wedding, party or special event deserves individual attention from a professional caterer who is going to be involved every step of the way. From the initial contact, to the tasting, to the day of the event itself, Rochelle will personally supervise all of the details. Not a faceless corporation, but the personal service you deserve.
Rochelle is committed to using local, sustainable agriculture in her catering and her cooking classes. She has established relationships with many farms in the area, and works diligently to use fresh, seasonal produce and organic vegetables and dairy in all of her recipes. Plus, everything she makes is elegant and handcrafted from scratch. For banquets, cookouts, weddings and parties, let us handle all your catering needs. Browse our sample menus, explore cooking classes, or let yourself be inspired by our portfolio of inspirations. Serving Northern Virginia, the Capital Region and Washington County of Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. While Rochelle Myers Catering is new to Wedding Wire, we are an established company in the area, in business for many years. See our five-star reviews on Yelp (we actually have ten five-star reviews there, but at the moment, nine of them have been filtered, and you have to click through to see the filtered ones) or our outstanding reviews on Google. On our web site you can browse sample menus (though these are samples only; Rochelle creates new and unique menus for each event), get inspired by special and unique touches for your day, or contact us for more information. Here are some frequently asked questions about Rochelle Myers Catering. What makes Rochelle Myers Catering different from other caterers? Rochelle is not interested in providing a cookie-cutter, industrial experience, but instead wants to ensure that your event is unique and special. Each event should reflect the host's distinctive taste, to present a personal touch that your guests will be talking about for years to come. While we have some sample menu ideas to help inspire you, Rochelle never simply repeats menus. She will work with you to craft a personal menu, an original experience, and long-lasting memories. This limits the number of events that Rochelle can schedule. However, Rochelle is not interested in being the largest caterer in the area; simply the best. And we believe that her reviews here, on Yelp and on Google demonstrate this commitment to quality. Why is Rochelle committed to sustainable, organic, local food and agriculture? Rochelle has been inspired by the local food movement, promoted by luminaries like Michael Pollan in such books as The Omnivore's Dilemma. She spends much time researching and writing about such issues in the Frederick News-Post. Local food takes less energy to transport, is often fresher and healthier than industrial-produced food, and contributes to the overall healthy economy environment of the local region. Rochelle wants to promote this widely, and uses local and organic ingredients whenever possible in her cooking. How is Rochelle personally involved in every event? Rochelle is the Executive Chef. Though she has a large staff, Rochelle supervises all of the preparations for each event, personally oversees all of the food, and makes sure that every meal gets her attention. She also handles the contracts and tastings, because that's the only way she can guarantee that she can provide exactly what you're looking for. Then she'll work with her staff to carefully prepare and present the food according to your specifications. What affects the price of my event?
The number one question we get is, "How much does it cost?" Many things affect the cost, and that's why we're unable to put prices online. Most people only hire a caterer a few times in their lives, so we want to take some of the mystery out of hiring a caterer. When you request a contract from us, most parts of the contract have their own line item, including every food course. That way you know precisely what everything costs, and we can work together to meet your budget.
There are three major factors that affect the price of an event. THE FOOD * The type of food desired; Rochelle creates a new menu for every event, we don't provide price lists online * Plated meal or buffet * Number of people in attendance THE SERVICE * Location, especially if food should be provided in multiple places *A bar and bartenders * Number of hours of service TABLES, CHAIRS, LINENS, CHINA, FLATWARE AND GLASSWARE * Number of tables, chairs, and linens needed * Type of china, glass and flatware needed (disposable, fine china, Bambu, or other options)
This is why it is difficult to generalize prices without knowing the specifics of your event. Using local, sustainable and organic food, handcrafted from scratch and customized for your event, costs a litle more than using mass-produced food and a standardized menu. But ou can be assured that Rochelle will work with you personally to make sure that you stay within your budget.
What size events does Rochelle cater? Rochelle's kitchen and staff can handle any size event, up to 300. She has catered in homes, vineyards, churches, meeting halls and in the middle of a field with no running water or electricity. Whatever your situation, Rochelle can accommodate it.
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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?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, please ask for details.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
We do not bake wedding cakes. However, we have relationships with many fine bakers in the area, and are happy to make arrangements on your behalf. We also have many inspirational ideas for "out-of-the-box" desserts, instead of (or in addition to) a wedding cake.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
We never charge a cake cutting fee. Ever.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are licensed to serve alcohol, but not to sell it.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We allow outside alcohol, and never charge a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes. We have samples of many different options.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes, we have a large staff ready to help.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

REVIEWS

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Liz
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for the fantastic job you and your team did catering Jessica's wedding last weekend. The food was amazing and your staff was on point the whole time.
Services Used: Catering
Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks Liz! We loved the rustic setting, complete with hay bale seating and grass cocktail tables! Best of luck to Jess and Joey in their lives together, and thanks for including us in their big day!
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Justin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Rochelle and her staff from day 1. They handled everything perfectly, we could not have asked for better service, food and value! Many of our guests raved about the food!
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks Justin! Our team had a blast with you and your guests!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Rochelle and her staff for our wedding. The food was delicious and her attention to detail priceless!
Services Used: Catering
Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks for hiring us for the special day!
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Rhonda
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rochelle provided exceptional service from advice on organizing my reception to offering rental services, not to mention the delicious selections and presentation of the buffet service. She calculated my decor, choosing serving pieces perfectly. The food was fresh, attractive and delicious! Rochelle and the server, Mary, were pleasant with my guests and flexible with the glitches in timing with our home wedding and reception. This was my first catering experience and there is no other caterer I would even consider for a future event!
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Hi Rhonda! Thanks for inviting us to be a part of your daughter's wedding! Everything was so beautiful and we had a great time putting together the details for her special day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rochelle and her assistants were wonderful at the wedding. Not only was the food perfect, vegan, delicious, and sustainable....but the people making and serving it were kind, sweet, and great to be around.

I enjoyed everything immensely and would use her again in a heartbeat! Several guests of ours asked about her and wanted her information to hire her for future events!

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks for giving us a chance to cater your vegan wedding! Everybody had such a wonderful time, I don't think any of them missed the meat and cheese. We loved your beautiful family and appreciated being included in the big day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rochelle Myers Catering provided us with excellent service, both during the time leading up to our wedding and for the the actual wedding itself. She was flexible with working within our budget and provided us with extra services when we had a lower than expected attendance. The food was delicious, the service impeccable. I honestly can't think of a single complaint. The guests loved the food and we had a ton of left overs. We would definitely recommend Rochelle Myers catering to a friend. We did a breakfast buffet & had a bartender. Rochelle also provided our linens and plates, utensils, & glasses. We went with the bamboo plates & reflections utensils.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for hiring us for the breakfast-for-dinner wedding! Our team had a blast with the menu and with your family and friends. Thanks for the review!
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Denis
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Food and service were excellent. Everything met or exceeded our expectations
Services Used: Catering
Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

We loved catering in your beautiful family home and appreciated getting to know your guests over the rehearsal dinner, main event and Sunday brunch! Thanks so much!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rochelle Myers catered our wedding on June 8th, and I couldn't be happier with the results!! The food was absolutely amazing and Rochelle did a great job of incorporating some of our favorite foods into the menu in a unique and delicious way. She was very organized and I was really impressed with her attention to detail along the way – any bride would appreciate the small reminders and little suggestions that come from someone with her experience. In many ways, I think Rochelle went above and beyond what I expected from a caterer. When looking around for a caterer, I was afraid that I would end up paying an arm and a leg for your "typical" wedding food - beef, fish, or chicken...predictable and definitely not memorable. I knew from the second that Rochelle sent me a sample menu that her food was anything but typical. She even came to our house for a tasting! How convenient! Aside from the food, her staff is extremely friendly and professional – the kind of people that you are happy to have around on your wedding day. Rochelle is simply a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience!
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J
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the first time I used a caterer for a large party and Rochelle made it very easy. Her staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and I received several compliments from guests on how good the food was. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a caterer.
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dtamendarova
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with Rochelle's catering (www.myersfood.com). The food was delicious--we received many compliments on it from our guests (unprompted and not just to make conversation--people came up to us to specifically rave about the food, or wrote about it to us), and nearly everything was gone by the end of the night. Rochelle was a pleasure to work with: she was very flexible and accommodating. We wanted our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friends to enjoy the food--and she came up with great options for them so they did not feel like an afterthought. We wanted the ingredients to be local and sustainable--and they were. Everything was fresh, comforting, delicious, and at the same time elegant--exactly how we wanted it. Rochelle's website reads, "Individual attention. Local and sustainable ingredients. Fresh and handcrafted from scratch."--and that's exactly what you get. Highly, highly recommended. When I meet my friends, they still mention the food--it was one of the highlights of a very enjoyable evening, for us and our guests.
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Rochelle catered my daughter's wedding this past weekend and she is amazing! The food was delicious - everyone was raving. The best part to me though was she really worked with us every step of the way. I had never hired a caterer before, so I had a lot of questions. We had a tight budget, but she showed us ways to cut costs. Rochelle always had patience, offered advise, gave me lot of good info, and really took care of us. She is fair and honest and a terrific cook. What a great combination!
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband Greg and I used Rochelle Myers to cater our wedding this past July. When we initially set out to plan the details of our wedding (which was at a vineyard in Loudoun County, Virginia), there were really two things that were important to us when it came to choosing a caterer: he/she must cook food that tastes great and use and many local and organic ingredients as possible AND of course- he/she must be affordable. We didn't have a huge budget for our wedding, and I was worried that I would have to compromise quality just to be able to afford to have food at our reception. I contacted a few caterers in the area that had a good reputation and worked with local ingredients. Almost every single one was way too expensive. Then a friend gave me Rochelle's name. I emailed her and she got back to me right away. After a few emails back and forth, we chatted on the phone to talk about what my (then) fiancée and I wanted for our wedding. She was so easy to talk to and had some amazing suggestions for us.

Over the next year, Rochelle was in frequent contact with me and was really great about anything that I wanted to change- even up until the week before the wedding. We even changed our mind a few months before the wedding to have pork as the main protein instead of chicken, and she was kind enough to bring 3 different kinds to our home for us to taste (the difficult part was choosing the one that we liked best!). She really put me at ease in those last few weeks before the wedding and was so much MORE than a caterer.

Almost every single wedding guest I have talked to (all 100 of them) has remarked on how amazing the food was. Many have said that it was the BEST food they have ever had at a wedding (and Greg and I agree 100%).

I am SO happy to have worked with Rochelle and wouldn't change a single thing about the catering job. She really made our day extra special and was just such a joy to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
If you are looking for a Catering company, Rochelle Myers Catering should be on your list of Catering companies to contact!
My family and I found her and her staff to be dependable, trusting and very professional!! She provided the food to my daughters wedding reception and it was delicious!! I pretty much had the menu already thought out though and was requesting specialty foods. I found it was hard to find a catering company that was willing to prepare the foods I was requesting, most had a set menu and were not that flexible, but after talking to Rochelle over the phone and after the tasting she had done at my home, my family and I knew she was the one!! We had a mixture of food at the reception which had a twist of Greek dishes mixed in and really Rochelle did a great job preparing and presenting them!! Rochelle also provided the bartender, but my husband bought the soda's, beer and wine. The wait staff was awesome as well!!
Just for the record I did the decorating, rented some things on my own to save cost for set up, my daughter and then future son-in-law hired the DJ, photographer and a local baker provided the cake. And because of Rochelle being so flexible she was ok with her doing some things and us doing some things as well. We worked great together and communicated often to be sure we were all on the same page, she had great ideas and suggestions that I found to be helpful as well.
But there is one more thing, Rochelle and her staff left the kitchen at the community hall better than they found it!! I was so please with them and how well they cleaned up afterwards which is a big deal when renting a building, you want the people that you hire to be respectful of the environment and equipment they are using!
Since I was doing the bulk of the wedding planning it was great having Rochelle to fall back on and really she was there through and through Rochelle and her staff did magnificent job!!!!
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Your daughter's wedding was so special--the Greek-American menu was fun to make and fun to serve, and the father-daughter dance was definitely one for the history books! Thanks for including us in the big day!
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Trish
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.9/5.0
I highly recommend Rochelle Myers. She was a pleasure to work with and my guests absolutely loved her food!
Services Used: Catering
Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks for hiring us for the big day, Trish! We loved meeting you and your new husband's families, and working in your beautiful home.
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
Rochelle Myers and her catering team are wonderful! Everything from my first inquiry to the event date was very professional and the food tasted great! The customer service on our actual wedding day far surpassed my expectation, as we had a buffet style dinner but the staff served my husband and I at our table. Our guests raved about all the food; several complained about not having any left over salmon, but that certainly wasn't a negative thing. If one thing could change, it would be that Rochelle provides a precise list of food items to choose from. We requested to add a different vegetable and she did it, which was really nice.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
I am thrilled that I decided to go with Rochelle. She is SO organized and responsive and was simply wonderful to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. She is also incredibly accommodating and flexible. Rochelle clearly communicated where costs came from, and told us concrete deadlines for all of our decisions.Rochelle was not actually present at my wedding, but her staff did an absolutely amazing job setting up and making sure the event went smoothly. All staff members were friendly, positive and well organized. Oh, and the food was also delicious!!! Best crab dip I've ever had :-)
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks Caitlin! We had fun gathering the ingredients for your big day, including the locally raised pork and chicken for the main meal. We are so glad we got to be a part of your special day and wish you and your husband all our best!
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.8/5.0
We had a great experience working with Rochelle. From the proposal, tasting and our wedding day everything was extremely personalized to our taste. We were able to choose exactly what we wanted to have served on our big day and everyone was raving about the food at the wedding and continue to rave about it till this day. They were also very flexible on the day of. Due to weather we had to move our ceremony and cocktail hour space and they worked with the venue coordinator after checking in with myself and the groom to make the plan B spaces look beautiful. We also got all the tables, chairs and linens through Rochelle and they did a fantastic job setting up and positioning all the tables and chairs to create a great ceremony, cocktail hour and reception space. Beautiful space, great staff, amazing food! For sure recommend it!
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Rochelle Myers Catering - Local and Sustainable Cuisine responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Sabrina! We loved working at your vineyard wedding, and people loved your fun station ideas so much. We appreciated being a part of your big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
I hired Rochelle for catering for my wedding. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism and responsiveness. I think she was the vendor with whom I had the most contact, frequently making changes to our meal plan and contract. Rochelle was always very patient and helpful and spent many hours preparing for our big day.
The projected menu for our wedding sounded absolutely fantastic, and while I can't say I got to enjoy it on our wedding day, I heard several comments about 2 of the dishes being especially delicious. We had two main courses buffet style and several side dishes. (However, was really disappointed that our chicken main course option was very dry and not very appealing.)
Despite that little disappointment, I must say that the staff made up for it in friendliness. I received comments from several members of the wedding party regarding how courteous and thoughtful Rochelle's staff was. (They sought out a member of the wedding party that was vegan and explained to her exactly what dishes were ok for her to eat.)
I would definitely recommend Rochelle Myers Catering but I would also recommend trying specific dishes prior to agreeing to a menu. (We were not offered the opportunity to do that.)
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Abigail
Wedding:
10/15/2005
4.6/5.0
The food was yummy and Rochelle also rented tables and linens for us. The service was great and Rochelle was a delight to work with.
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Rochelle Myers Catering was fantastic. We had a little difficult figuring out the final menu because we wanted to personalize it so much, but Rochelle wanted to make sure everything would turn out perfectly, and was willing to work with us to come up with a menu that we would love that she could comfortable promise would be great—and it was! We had some standard items off her menu, and some new creations, and repeatedly throughout the evening, we kept hearing compliments about the food and the service. The waitstaff and bartenders were great, and accommodated some special requests, like refilling vodka shots for toasts for a traditional Polish wedding. The outcome was perfect!
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