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Leigha
10/8/11
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We worked with Joanie for our wedding reception, and we're so happy we decided to go with Purple Onion. They fit our budget and the food was high quality with great presentation. They were very accommodating, ordering linens from other companies just to see if they'd match our color scheme and letting us do a wine tasting in the week before the wedding. All of our guests enjoyed the meal very much.
Lacey
9/10/11
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough about this caterer. The food was absolutely amazing and I felt like our tastes were well represented. Bernadette was more than just a caterer, she was a coordinator and friend. She made sure we were well taken care of and everyone was in the right place at the right time. I had no stress because I knew they would take care of anything and everything. The entire staff was absolutely awesome and attentive to us and our guests. I would 100% recommend Purple Onion for any event.
Denise
11/6/10
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were delighted to have Purple Onion Catering Company provide food for our wedding receptoin. We worked specifically with Joanie Rylander, who was amazing. From our first meeting with her, she is a true professional with great attention to detail. We had a fall theme to our wedding, and Joanie made wonderful suggestions on table linens and china to match our colors as well as designed beautiful fall themed menu cards and table cards with framed leaf cutouts. Whenever I had a question, Joanie was easily reachable via email or telephone. She catered events at the Carnegie Institution before so she was very familiar with the venue and had helpful suggestions for where to place the bar, food, etc. The food was incredible and all of our guests raved about how delicious it was. The staff at Purple Onion was amazing as well. Beacause my husband and I walked around during dinner visiting tables, Purple Onion made sure there were warm plates ready to eat later in the night for us. They packed up all leftovers and made sure each guest had everything he or she needed as far as beverages and food went. We are so thankful to Joanie and Purple Onion for helping make our wedding reception so wonderful.
Fallon
10/10/10
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I recently got married and my parents selected the Purple Onion for our wedding. The Purple Onion was fantastic from the beginning, both my husband and I attended a taste testing and the food was amazing. Bernadette Mimna was wonderful in working with both my husband and I, as well as my parents to ensure everyone was happy. The wedding itself was fantastic from the cocktail hour to the reception. The food was amazing and everything was served on time. All my guests told me after how wondeful the food was. I would highly recommend the Purple Onion to other couples, or to anyone needing a catered event.
G
6/12/10
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We don't know where to begin with the good things to say about this company. From the frequent comments from our guests: "This is the best food that I've ever had at a wedding." to Bernadette's professionalism, flexibility, and caring. We will recommonded Purple Onion without hesitation (and without even being asked) to any of our friends in the future.
Jennifer
4/3/10
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 Catering for our Wedding April 3, 2010 at The Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens... They are AMAZING! Bernadette is awesome she made the entire process a breeze! The food is delicious, the staff is on point and if I had to do it again I would not change a thing! While getting our pictures taken one of our guests (my husband's grandmother) fell and hit her head. The staff of the Purple Onion where quick to react and had the situation under control in no time ..certainly not the responsibility of a caterer but it made the night run smoothly. A few stitches later Grammy is doing just fine and our wedding was everything we dreamed of. I definitely recommend The Purple Onion Catering Company!
Rachel
3/20/10
Categories: Catering, Event Rentals & Photobooths
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
LOVE. I am so happy we found the Purple Onion (thank you WeddingWire!). We found them way back in the early planning, before we had found our venue - when Bernadette heard what type of wedding we wanted to have, she suggested Old Town Hall, in Fairfax. I had not discovered it in any of my venue searches - and it was perfect!! That was the first of many pieces of great advice she gave us along the way. One of the many great things about this company: they tell you right up front how much they're going to charge for everything! I was so tired of getting quotes from caterers with a per-person cost and then an asterisk saying "does not include service, equipment, etc etc" and it was like pulling teeth getting them to elaborate. I asked Bernadette for a quote and she showed me everything, including service, rentals and taxes. <3 <3 Such a relief for those of us on a tight budget, planning these things on our own! She also answered all my million questions over the course of the year, and kept me at ease the whole time. Jennifer was the lead staff person on site and she was fabulous also. Set-up and break-down were a breeze, and they helped my sister set up her homemade wedding cake. Everyone raved about the food. We even went for one of their simpler buffet menus to save money, but they did not skimp on quality! Everything was delicious. All of their staff was absolutely wonderful and friendly and helpful. From the limited exposure I've had to other catering companies, I think the Purple Onion has got to be the best value in the region. The customer service alone is worth it, and then on top of that, the food (you know, the important part) is excellent. Thank you Bernadette & Jennifer for making our wedding so amazing. <3
Andrea
9/25/09
Categories: Catering, Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We worked with Bernadette at Purple Onion, and the experience was fantastic. I never felt stress during my wedding planning because Bernadette had answers to all of my questions, and was fabulous to work with! My wedding day was FLAWLESS because of Bernadette and her crew. She even went so far as to help my family members during the wedding reception. One of the children at the wedding did not like sauce, and she noticed a face he made, rushed over, and quickly had a plate made for him without sauce. Bernadette was the reason my wedding was perfect. She worked with my venue, my difficult mother, my husband and myself so well and knew exactly what to do at every turn. The food was AMAZING! Everyone commented on the chicken Roullade being delicious. We also did a few tables- a bruschetta buffet and a chocolate fondue, and when her team switched out from one thing to another, I didn't even notice. Her team was so professional, and polite. They actually seemed happy to be at the wedding! The little things mattered to Bernadette as much as they did to me. She brought me drinks in the bridal room when I was getting ready, made sure my groom and I got our own plate of passed appetizers we had missed, kept us on schedule, and made my wedding perfect Without a doubt, I would use and recommend Bernadette Mimna and Purple Onion Catering.
Selma
9/5/09
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We worked with Bernadette Mimna at the Purple Onion Catering Company to cater September our wedding at Collingwood. Bernadette was an absolute pleasure to work with and was very helpful and responsive through the whole process. We have had so many people tell us this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! Most of our guests are from NC and we wanted to offer a southern menu and she worked with us to achieve the perfect menu. We served Shrimp and Grits, NC Style BBQ (which is pretty hard to achieve when you aren't in NC) and a vegetarian dish. They also served 4 passed appetizers as well as a crab dip and an assortment of fancy cheese. We talked with several other caterers before finding Purple Onion and some caterers told me they could not work within our budget. Bernadette easily worked within our budget and was able to go above and beyond what we ever expected.
Mel
4/18/09
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Purple Onion is friendly and fun. They also donate all leftover food to local shelters.
Shelly
10/11/08
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Loved working with Margot. She has been in the business a long time and it is obvious. She has a very outgoing personality and has a great sense of what you do and don't like. Never did I feel like she was pushing me towards one thing or another. She helps to construct exactly what you want and she does it seamlessly. She is so professional and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Purple Onion without reservation!
Kate
11/17/07
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were very happy with Margot's work and we received many compliments about the food. She was easy to work with and helped us to plan the meal and schedule of the whole reception. She worked within our budget and was friendly and flexible. I would highly recommend the Purple Onion.
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Catering
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
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