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Clare
4/19/14
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used Purple Onion for our April rehearsal dinner and wedding and were really please with the service and quality of the food. Many, many guests came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how much they enjoyed the food. I worked directly with Alison throughout the process and would highly recommend her! I thought the food tasted even better on our wedding day than at the tasting (it was great then too!), which I didn't think was possible! While I didn't see the buffet itself, a few guests noted that they were especially impressed that the staff never let a dish get low! We were also thrilled by the amount of extras included in our service. We had a DIY wedding - bought our own alcohol and had a friend make the cake - so there were a lot of elements I had not expected caterers to help with. Alison and her crew went above and beyond, such as setting up our centerpieces/flowers, cake service (no charge!) and moving the alcohol around during the rehearsal so it was out of the way. During negotiations and planning, Alison spent a lot of time listening to our preferences and working on her end to make sure we could stay within our budget. She even allowed us to supplement the catering menu with outside items so our guests could have more food (veggies/dip/cheeses/cookies) while we stayed in budget. The food was wonderful, the bartenders kept our guests happy, and as bride and groom we got extra special service during the rehearsal and wedding that I appreciated. From the tasting to clean-up, Purple Onion was impressive and I'd highly recommend them as a caterer!
kate
1/17/14
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I am so thrilled that I used Purple Onion to cater my wedding. The service and food were fantastic. Joanie and Paige made the entire process easy and stress free. My guest are still talking about how fabulous all the food was. 3 days before the wedding I still didn't have a cake - I sent Joanie a picture of a a cake I liked , and there it was at the wedding! Thank you Purple Onion for your delicious food and wonderful wait staff.
Sharon
12/29/13
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Purple Onion is a stand out cater in Northern Virginia. One of my daughters was familiar with them because Purple Onion catered several business events where she worked. We were impressed with them at the bridal show at Bull Run Winery. They cater to the performers at Wolf Trap. What other references are needed? The food is excellent with lots of choices whether it be the menu choices or how it is served: fully plated, stations or buffet. Their selection of table ware and lines is exceptional. The staff is professional, exceptionally responsive (a huge plus when planning a wedding), and friendly. Our event designer, Margaret Zagrodniczek, made the planning process easy by genuinely listening to the bride, offering suggestions and respecting our budget. Both the bride and groom were equally impressed by the food at the private tasting and couldn't wait for family and friends to enjoy it. No one was disappointed. The service for 150 wedding guests was exceptional. The quality of the linens and tableware also exceptional. The bride got exactly what she wanted. Purple Onion was familiar with our venue, Stone Tower Winery, and our florist (Rick's Flowers) and DJ (Horizon Entertainment). We had the dream team which made for a beautiful and memorable day.
Nicole
11/9/13
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Joanie and Paige from Purple Onion put on a fabulous reception for my wedding! From the moment my husband and I met Joanie we knew we wanted her to cater our wedding. She has a fantastic personality and is extremely creative. They even helped us bring a little something of "home" to the table at our reception by serving real Skyline chili (Cincinnati-style) as our "late night" food. It was a hit with all the guests. Purple Onion also provided our cake and using my Pinterest pictures I sent them, they designed it perfectly. Did I mention the food was delicious, because it was AWESOME. I would recommend Purple Onion to anyone!! They should probably open a restaurant too. A girl can dream...
Jeris
10/13/13
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This place is just amazing. Our original caterer was already contracted by our venue. Celebrations Catering. It was mediocre in regards to taste but we had no option. 3 wks before our wedding the owner of Celebrations CANCELLED our contract in a hot headed email because we questioned the inconsistency of the contract and increasing prices when we had not changed anything ourselves. We lucked out that Purple Onion had availability and were kind enough to match our pricing so we were not out more money due to this last minute craziness! Joanie was the head coordinator for our event and she was truly amazing to us. She listened to what we wanted and was very quick to get things in line. I believe she went out of her way to coordinate our event with our venue when it was only 3 weeks away. We had our wedding at a winery and all the food was prepared and named with wines ( Chicken in chardonnay beurre blanc- to die for!; filet with cabernet sauce.. awesome! Honestly you won't go wrong with this company.
User2367758

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Wow. all I can say is wow. Alison made all my dreams come true. Let's start at the beginning. River Farm, our venue, gave us a list of wedding caterers to choose from. I contacted 5 or 6 before contacting Purple Onion. The other caterers either blew us off or didn't respond because of budget was too low for them (and believe me, it was pretty high compared to national averages...DC is expensive!) Alison made us a custom proposal of 3 price ranges so we could choose what we wanted. My family insisted on the cream of the crop so we went with full service everything. We had passed and plated appetizers, plated salad, and family style dinner (which was a HUGE HIT). So many people came up and said it was the best food they've ever had a at a wedding. Here was our menu: hummus bar, lots of little goodies for appetizers (fried mushrooms, goat cheese balls). Salad: watermelon and feta cheese, entrees: goat cheese stuffed salmon and short ribs, pasta, veggies etc. Purple onion also made our wedding cake - carrot cake and chocolate with raspberry filling. I can't stress enough how happy we were with the food, but thats just 50% of it. The other 50% was ALISON who made all of my vision come through. From the table settings, to the details like vintage utensils, a shimmery peach table cloth, and the organization of the whole tented dining room. She remembered everything i wanted and just GOT ME. We clicked from the moment we met. She was honestly the only person at the wedding who I didn't have to give strong direction to. She knew what I wanted!! I'm just so happy and blessed I went with Purple Onion. The servers were professional and FRIENDLY. They brought me snacks and drinks while my husband and I were whisked away to take a thousand pictures (sometimes begrudgingly haha). Seriously, get in touch with Alison, you won't regret it!
User3340722

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
purple onion did the food for my engagement party here in the states. The food and the service was pretty great!
Brent
4/6/13
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Catering was by far the biggest expense for the wedding, and so we wanted to be sure to go with the right vendor. We were thoroughly pleased to have selected Purple Onion as our caterer. Alison was wonderful to work with, incredibly responsive and accommodating of our requests, and highly organized so we were confident she was on top of it all. She was also great about coming up with creative ideas on presentation for the food. We truly felt that she was willing to work with us to ensure the food at our wedding was reflective of our style and tastes. Their customer service was excellent, which we did not experience with other caterers we reviewed bids from. Although we had coordinated much of the menu and details prior to the wedding, the day of our wedding, we were still pleasantly surprised by the final touches and presentation of it all. Most importantly, their food was delicious, but they also provided top-notch service throughout the evening, making sure we had everything we wanted to take home with us packed up. Highly recommended overall.
Lindsay
2/2/13
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We chose Purple Onion to cater our wedding and everything was so great! We worked with Joanie who helped us every step of the way with planning and coordinating. The Purple Onion staff really went above and beyond our expectations! We were able to deliver a lot of our reception items and decorations ahead of time to their building and they took care of the rest! (Talk about convenient!) The food was fantastic and all of our guests loved it! Joanie planned our menu and came up with some really awesome things that were all a huge hit with our guests. I would highly recommend using Purple Onion for any event! I hope to have a need for catering in the future so I can use them again!
Alison
10/7/12
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Purple Onion was wonderful and made our day so special. Katy was so pleasant to work with and she really went above and beyond to make our day just perfect!! I work in the industry and come into contact with vendors of all walks of life, Katy and Purple Onion from start to finish were some of the best from my experience! Katy was organized and has a great eye for decor. That is not my strong point and I explained what I was looking for and it was like Katy read my mind! She even went the extra mile and during our ceremony it began to drizzle, so she helped move our gifts and guest book into the tent, along with help move our Ketubah (jewish wedding contract) so that it wouldn't get ruined! I cannot say enough nice things about Katy and Purple Onion. Thank you so much!
User2132918

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Purple Onion was a great choice. We had over 5 tastings around the DC metro area and contacted 20 plus caterers for pricing and menu's. In the end it was Joanie w/Purple Onion who proved to be the tie breaker. She brings passion, energy, creativity and knowledge not to mention she stayed w/in budget. A week before the wedding we decided our late night snack of grilled cheese and tomato soup was to warm for August. She quickly switched up to grilled cheese and milk shakes w/a cute straw.
Donna
6/2/12
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Purple Onion was awesome! The food was great, they brought appetizers to us as we took pictures and they were really responsive.
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Catering
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
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