I love food and when I am not preparing it I think about it all of the time, so sharing that love with a client is a privilege.
When I first began cooking for friends, family or co-workers I was doing it to bring people together for professional networking purposes, celebrating someone's birthday, or welcoming someone new to the office. I took charge of more events and made myself responsible for the kind of experience people wanted to have.
My approach to catering has evolved as I earned a degree in the culinary arts, built up 20 years of culinary experience and started Catering By Catherine in 2013. I have been very fortunate to find a team of catering assistants who feel strongly about our approach, and creating the appropriate setting and atmosphere for particular events. Seamless service coupled with delicious food are what has kept this business thriving and growing for years.
Come see us on Wednesdays at the Former Allison's Restaurant located at 1220 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.
We are currently serving a Take Out Buffet from 11am-6pm.
Our menu is constantly changing, so check us out on Facebook to see what we are offering.
Our current price is $12 for the buffet. We accept Cash or Credit Cards.
Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs
We offer a wide variety of options for your business luncheon or meeting, from boxed lunches to healthy salads to sandwich trays to elegant spreads. Our staff is professional and courteous, and can deliver the food, or be available to serve throughout the meeting.
We love to do wedding receptions. Sharing that special day with a couple creates life-long friendships and we are honored to be part of it. We can design a menu specific to your budget and dietary needs.
We specialize in delicious hors d'oeuvres and small bites. Savory to sweet, unique and always the freshest ingredients! Let our chef design the perfect spread for your event. We have excellent bartenders on staff who can pair the perfect wine, beer or cocktail for your guests.
Our boxed lunches are a great way to feed your guests for an outdoor event, a picnic, a business meeting, a school event, or any event that you need food on the go! We have great sandwich choices that you can pair with a variety of sides such as potato salad, cole slaw, side salad, chips. Choose a dessert and your favorite beverage and we will have everything prepared for delivery or for pickup at our office!
We excel at large events! Annually we cater an event of 450+. There is no event too big for our professional staff! We delight in feeding your guests the most delicious fare in a timely fashion! We have a wonderful selection of pasta dishes, mouth-watering meat dishes, savory sides, delicious salads, and delectable desserts!
From elegant six-course meals to rustic fare. We can create the perfect menu to delight event the most discerning of palates.
Although presentation is important, our first priority is preparing delicious fare that inspires guests to come back for more. Spicy Caribbean or Thai, French Country stews, traditional Southern...we take your wishes to heart. It is your event, and we cater to what YOU want.
What kind of event do you need catered? A wedding, baby shower, picnic or Life Celebration? Our staff is available to serve you in any capacity. Get in touch to start planning the perfect event. Even a post funeral reception with little notice is something we are honored to provide.
We cater lunches regularly to various departments at the local community college, and we are aware that these are working sessions. It is incumbent on us to prepare fresh fare that provides a lot of nutrition. We honor special diets that indicate food allergies such as peanut, dairy and gluten. Vegetarian, vegan and Paleo philosophies are duly noted and reflected in our food preparation.
We offer consultation by appointment!
1220 West Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210, United States
" We just had our vow renewal ceremony catered by Catherine and team this past weekend. Absolutely so happy we chose her. Food and service were phenomenal! They worked with us to achieve everything we wanted and then added to it to make it better. Highly recommend Catherine! Food was delicious and we received many compliments from our guest, price better than most, service was outstanding and communication with Catherine was easy and timely! Choose Catering by Catherine and make it easy on yourself. You can trust them to do it right. "
"Chef Catherine offers culinary creativity for your taste buds!"
"Catherine once again prepared an amazing luncheon for the the Regional Selection Committee of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at UVA. The menu of Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup, Loaded Potato Soup, garbanzo bean salad and Italian cream cake for dessert - everything was delicious. She is simply the best. From personal parties to professional events, Catherine is a top-notch chef who caters not only delicious food but also graciously accommodates whatever needs your event requires. Thank you, Catherine! "
"Catherine and her crew were absolutely excellent with the more than 100 guests at my daughter's wedding, all bases covered, excellent, hard-working, and professional. I really cannot say enough about the menu and the food! We may have three more weddings in this family, and she will be the caterer we go to every time. "
"Catherine helped us plan a simple yet elegant menu for our oldest daughter’s wedding 3 years ago. The food was not only was delicious and beautiful but pleased our new in-law family members, many of whom travelled from India and had high expectations. The set-up and service was impeccable. Catherine’s staff perfectly complement the excellence of the cuisine: on time, cordial, pleasant to work with, hard-working and completely professional. These folks know what they are doing! Our next daughter is getting married this coming May and as soon as I knew the date I called Catherine to book her! Catherine is our go-to for any occasion where we would need catering. She and her crew are simply the best. "
Just had lunch delivered from the lovely and talented Catherine Elliott. Catering by Catherine ROCKS!!!! Chef Salad was great. Thanks for including a boiled egg. - Kristina Morris of the Washington County Health Department
Thank you for the wonderful meals today! Chicken salad was great😋 - Jo Anne Brannon Farris of the Washington County Department of Health