What People Are Saying


Thank you so much for all of the hard work and effort you put into helping make Kathryn & Jonathan’s wedding so perfect! From the deviled eggs and pickles to the coffee and beignets, all of the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We loved the “family style” serving at dinner as did our guests. The food truck was a major hit as were the “McWorden’s”! 🙂 You have been such a pleasure to work with; we couldn’t have asked for a better catering experience.

Also, thank you for recommending Kelley with Event Studio. The flowers were absolutely perfect as well as all of the extra touches! Thank you also, for recommending Sugardust for the cakes. Although I did not get to taste them, they were beautiful and I heard they were delicious.

You and your staff were exceptional, truly our “dream team”. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Most sincerely,

Laura Snedeker

Joan and Lyndse,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The food and service was awesome!

It was so important for Whitney and Steve to have the best food served to their guests, and they couldn’t have picked a better caterer! We have received so many compliments about the food and still continue to receive them. I was amazed to find that we had leftovers, but this was good for Whitney and Steve (since they ate so little at the reception). I had to fight off the family insisting that they not eat the food so the kids could at least get a taste of what they selected. I just wish I had thought about saving them some of those incredible desserts; Whitney wanted a taste of all the really yummy stuff in there. The only thing they got to try (besides their wedding cake) was the Mexican wedding cookies—and of course, they thought both were delicious.

Again, thank you so much for a wonderful experience with a fantastic meal!!

All the best, Doris


Just wanted to send you a note of thanks for the incredible food you created for our wedding on October 12th. We have received numerous letters and phone calls raving about how delicious everything was, from the passed appetizers and oyster bar to the incredible food stations, dessert bar, and late night snacks. I know it was no easy task coordinating all of that, especially in a tent in the rain, but literally everything that came out was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, and the perfect temperature. The service staff was also top notch, the bartenders were fabulous and the servers were polite, attentive, and quick.

Jeff and I have always held to the wedding mantra that all that matters for a great party is the food, drinks, and music, and because of you and your awesome team, the food and drinks were perfection.

We look forward to working with you again for any other events we host and certainly will recommend you to friends and family in need of a fantastic caterer, I really can’t say enough good things. And if it’s ever needed, feel free to pass my contact info along as a reference for future clients, I would be most happy to provide a glowing recommendation.

Have a fantastic holiday season if we don’t speak before, and thank you again for making the best night of my life so very memorable.


Leila Ledsinger Otis

Dear Joan,

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did catering Ross and Cathleen’s wedding Saturday evening at Breaux Vineyards. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. Everyone commented on the steady flow of delicious hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour and the friendly, but unobtrusive service throughout the evening. I especially appreciated your consistently professional, helpful and flexible approach to the event and felt confident at all times that the evening would go well in your capable hands.

Thank you again for all you and your staff did to contribute to the success of the wedding!


Jill Gruver

Dearest Joanie,

Every time Stephen and I think about last night — and we keep thinking about it! – we are amazed all over again by the imagination, flavor, and abundance of the food you produced.  You took us up on a bit of a challenge – collaborating with Clay to conjure up tasty edibles from foraged ingredients — in a most wonderful way.  Last night was so memorable: a huge success for Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a wonderful moment for George Ohrstrom, an instructive program about food landscapes in our region, and  very special culinary treats for our guests in a space that you have transformed in a way that one person described to me last night as “warm” and “alive.”

Many, many thanks!


Joan and team,

Even the kids on the Polar Express never experienced such a glorious server!

Diane Dennis

Dear Joan,

The night we first had dinner at your Restaurant was special for us. When we met you at the tasting, you personality shined just as your food enlivened our tastebuds—and finally the wedding dinner was joyous. You helped make our day so special and for that, we are eternally grateful.


Will and Maribel



I just wanted to write you a quick note to say THANK YOU for the excellent and FUN food tasting on Saturday. Both of our parents cannot stop talking about it! They loved it and loved you and your Restaurant. I am so happy this planning stuff is fun, so thank you for that!

Talk to you soon!

Pamela and Tim



I am not sure where to start—the food, the staff. the atmosphere, the service—everything was perfect. It was a very relaxing, wonderful event.

Thank you so much for helping me navigate through it all. Job well done!

Take care,

Jane Llewellyn

I wanted to relate to you how tremendous your service and food was at the Howland – Bludau wedding on May 19th at Bluemont! EVERYONE stopped me or called me to tell me how delicious the food was at our wedding! We were SO, SO pleased with all your hard work and culinary creations at the wedding. I personally had the steak and it was so tender and yummy and everyone raved about the other choices. From our first experience meeting you at the tasting, we loved you and your talents in the kitchen. We were so fortunate that you were the vendor for Bluemont. Otherwise we may not have had the opportunity to have you at the wedding. Thank you for making Brigid and Brandon’s wedding spectacular and memorable. We hope to get to your Restaurant soon.




I am the groom’s mother and want to thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful wedding venue and incredible food and service. The entire event was beautiful and we are all so pleased with everything Bluemont Vineyard provided. Your entire staff was so helpful to all of us.

Rovinski – Brugan Wedding



I wish you could have heard first-hand the wonderful compliments about your food and its beautiful presentation! It far exceeded my expectations! Your waitstaff was “invisible”—top-notch, in my opinion, and were so kind to box up food to send home with us!

Many thanks for your part in this beautiful day for my daughter!

Lauren Bozzay


Hi Joan,

Now that I’m back from my honeymoon, I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you SO much for being a part of my wedding. The day went off without a hitch, and it was one of the most fun days of my life! The food was SO delicious and I got a ton of compliments on the taste, as well as our choice of using “family style” dining!!

I was just talking to my parents about how we should all take a trip out to your Restaurant for dinner one weekend, so hopefully I’ll see you again very soon!

Thanks again,
Hillary Donovan


Hello Joan!

The rehearsal dinner for Wes & Christina was spectacular in every way! A special thanks and recognition to Jason who “outdid” himself with his customer service and attention to detail. Everything was perfect— tablecloths (very nice touch!), room set-up, wine, beer, food, everyone that helped with the serving, etc. I could not have asked for anything more! Don’t be surprised to see some of the wedding party back for dinner in the near future, they were all anxious to return!

Thanks again for everything and see you soon!



Greetings Joan,

A very sincere and HUGE thank you for the magnificent job you did for our wedding at The Birkby House. Jackie and I received so many compliments on the food and how wonderful everything looked and tasted. You certainly went out of your way to make our day even more special.

Be well,
Jim Davey



Hi Joan!

I just wanted you to know how THRILLED we were with both the food and service at Betsy’s wedding! The food was delicious and the presentation was perfect! We have received so many, many compliments! We wouldn’t have changed a thing!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Also, the leftovers were so yummy!

Thanks again for all that you did to make the wedding so successful!
Jean Anfindsen



Dear Joan,

The food was perfect for Jenny and Hans’ wedding. Everything we were looking for in taste, color and presentation. We received many, many compliments about the food—the pretzel ice cream surprises were so much fun!

But most important was your staff. Everyone did a wonderful job. I believe in letting people know when they have done the job right—as you know, there are way too many people doing the other. I will continue to let people know about your gift!

All the best,
Kathy Riedel


Dear Joan,

Thank you for a fabulous wedding. EVERYONE commented on how amazing the food was—the beef was mentioned numerous times! Thank you for the great Rehearsal Dinner, that too was lovely and absolutely delicious!

Everything looked beautiful, went smoothly and we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously! I will be recommending Savoir Fare to ANYONE who asks me!

Warm regards,
Lynne Travis

Dear Joannie,

Your beautiful voice, your delicious food, we are so grateful to have you in our lives and right in our neighborhood. Last nite [Valentine’s dinner] was THE BEST ever.

Thank you so much,
David & Brenda Norton


Dear Joannie,

What an exquisite New Year’s Eve dinner! Thanks so much for your incredible kindness and hospitality in providing a meal which we will long remember. We savored every delicious bite—especially the pork belly. It’s wonderful to have a 5 star restaurant within walking distance from our home. We will be back!




Dear Joan and Company,

Thank you so much for the great job your crew did at Matthew’s wedding! The food was wonderful and the staff was just like having family taking care of things. We were so pleased with the great job you all did!

Thanks again!
Tom & Sara Hampton



Dear Joan,

Thank you so much for catering our wedding! We know you were very busy that weekend so we are very thankful that you fit us in. The food was delicious and we had plenty of it! We had especially good feedback on the beef brisket you prepared—people raved about it!

Your staff was wonderful and so helpful & efficient all the way through. I felt as if Jason was with us through the whole process. He was really went out of his way to be helpful.

Savoir Fare gave us a great experience and we wish you lots of success in years to come!

Courtney & Remzi



Dear Joannie,

On behalf of the board of directors and staff at Long Branch, I am writing to tell you how much we appreciated your participation in the recent “Epicurean Evening”. This event is the primary fund raiser for Long Branch’s Therapeutic Riding Program.

What a memorable evening. It was wonderful of you to participate in it. Everyone loved your fare!

David Y. Boyce
Executive Director
Long Branch Historic House and Farm




The party was a wonderful success, and your folks and food were a major reason it went so well. The menu was perfect; everything was delicious! Amy, Jackie and Tammy were great to work with and did an excellent job. They were professional, helpful, courteous, and friendly—everything we expected and more! Please pass our compliments on to them.

Thanks so much for helping make our party such a great time! We’ll be making a trip to Round Hill soon to visit Savoir Fare to enjoy some more of your delightful food.

Best regards,
Pete & Karen Carrico




You are the goddess of delicious food! You received rave reviews on the rehearsal dinner from everyone. Overall, the wedding weekend was a huge success, and Savoir Fare was one of the highlights.

With sincere thanks,
Chris King



Dear Joannie,

The party was great. The food was beyond delicious. Every item was cooked to perfection. The menu was very well received by vegan, vegetarian and omnivore. The wine flowed and the people melted into a great celebration.

Leeann was spectacular—perfect in every way. What a wonderful woman with so much talent and pizzaz. We all love her and marvel at her ability to make guests feel at home and having the confidence that allows the host and hostess to party on without a care in the world.

We thank you all for creating the perfect party for Eben and Anna.

With sincere gratitude,





Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and memorable. We have received nothing but compliments on your wonderful food from our guests. I loved the smooth transition of our reception. From the welcoming butlered hors d’oeuvres outside amongst the guests and the romance of the elegant dinner inside—it added so much to the ambiance of Silverbrook Farm and was a perfect match! We are very thankful, and if anyone else gets married, we are definitely going to refer them to you…and already have.

You made our day special, loving and personal.

Thank you,
Kim Patterson-Oaks


Dear Joan,

We wanted to thank you again for doing such a spectacular job on our wedding. The food and service (and everything else) was fantastic! Our guests are still complimenting us on such a wonderful dinner and overall event. We’ll be sure to recommend you to everyone we know!

Thanks again,
Megan & Mike McPherson 


Dear Joan,

On behalf of the Committee for the Breast Cancer Survivors Tea & Fashion Show, we would like to thank you for the delicious hors d’oeuvres that you provided for our event. It was a success and we are now able to purchase the special piece of post surgical exercise equipment.

Nancy Grisl & Marsha Cooper
Breast Cancer Tea Committee 


Dear Joan (Genius Chef and Woman of the Year!)

Thank you, thank you so very much for the positively outstanding reception you created for Robin and Dave’s wedding on Saturday. It could not have been more sensational!

Our thorough confidence in you allowed us to relax and enjoy the evening without a single worry. Your staff, captains in particular, was the essence of pristine decorum and impeccable service—thoughtful, considerate and attentive—perfect in every way. Behind the scenes, you all were a model of efficiency and grace. We truly appreciated your extra efforts to ensure everyone’s comfort and pleasure. I can’t tell you how many enthusiastic compliments all of you received from our most impressed guests—there really aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe how delicious everything was, but in the vernacular of our daughters, it totally ROCKED!

Robin and Dave are also most grateful to you for thinking of them during the cocktail hour and bringing them refreshments while photographs were being taken. They were fretting that they wouldn’t have the opportunity to enjoy your famous hors d’oeuvres, so you can imagine their complete delight when you appeared with a tray for them.

It will be our pleasure to post a glowing review for Savoir Fare in the Washington Checkbook. Our sincere thanks, Joan, for all your help in making our celebration wonderfully memorable and special.

Best wishes for continued success and good health—we look forward to visiting Round Hill again soon just for the opportunity to re-experience your incomparable cuisine.

Warmest regards and heartfelt thanks,
Sandy & Dave Corp


Hi Joan,

Thank you again for a wonderful job at our Blue Ridge Hunt Ball last night. Everything was just perfect. We loved your staff, the food, everything. You really pulled through for us on a holiday weekend with a new venue, etc…Marvelous. I can’t wait to work together again.

Thank you so much,
Cleo Gewirz 


Dear Joan,

Now that Nora and Scott’s wedding is past; I have some time to breathe, and to send a proper “Thank You” for your outstanding catering, and especially for your advice and suggestions as we worked through the wedding details. Thank you also for suggesting that Angel could provide additional assistance with the wedding planning. She was wonderful and we appreciated her help, particularly, early on in the day.

The food was excellent as was the service. The cheese table was wonderful, the hors d’oeuvres were delicious and your staff really kept them coming! I even overheard one of the guests commenting that they couldn’t believe how often staff came around with the appetizers.
The family style service was a big success, and it made for lots of friendly conversation among the guests. In particular, our guests loved the tenderloin—cooked just right, and the cheese ravioli in pesto cream sauce was equally yummy.

Savoir Fare Staff was efficient, accommodating, and attentive to the needs of our guests—offering second helpings as the food quickly disappeared from the platters. What can I say about the dessert buffet except, again, “Thank You” for obliging us and for going along with Nora’s wishes—to have a dessert buffet instead of the traditional wedding cake. The brownie-cupcake-ice cream buffet complete with
RediWhip and chocolate syrup was a big hit. I realize that RediWhip is not exactly up to your standards but it truly was what Nora wanted. The cupcakes were scrumptious: coconut, lemon and ganache. I’m not sure which was the favorite but fortunately for us, there were a few leftover so my husband and I enjoyed them the next day.

Our guests couldn’t stop raving about the food and the staff. I am so grateful to you and your staff for helping to make our May 2nd wedding a successful event. We couldn’t have done it without your excellent service and advice.

Mary Ann Searby 


Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful food, planning and work which did so much to help us have a truly splendid wedding. You and your staff did it all with such efficiency and such grace. You deserve every success and we will do our best to promote it!

Marie Anderson


I wanted to thank you again for the marvelous job you did catering my Mom’s 60th birthday party. I was so pleased with the quality and presentation of the food you prepared. So were my parents, and all the guests! You and your staff were so pleasant and accommodating. It was a real pleasure to do business with you—and I certainly hope I can bring more business your way someday! I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a great caterer!

With regards,
Kristine Bullock


It’s been three days since Oak Hill and two weeks since the wedding and I really wanted to write to let Joan know how grateful I am to you (and your helpers). In both instances we (my family and the museum) felt so fortunate that you were available to handle our events. Not only do you manage things in a way that seems effortless, you always appear unruffled as well! It has been a pleasure to work with you! Thank you so much!

With regards,
Brenda Boidock


Thanks so much for catering our daughter’s wedding. The food was delicious and the presentation in keeping with the Renaissance theme. Your willingness to work with the bride and groom’s unique style and come up with a menu that pleased all of us is appreciated. It was a pleasure working with you. I would gladly recommend your catering service to friends and family.

With regards,
Gayla Cummins


Savoir Fare was such a special part of our wedding! We received so many compliments on the appetizers and the dinner. Everything was wonderful and the entire staff was so friendly—just like their boss! Joannie, you were so terrific to work with. We felt so fortunate to find you. Your fun personality and excellent catering skills really added to the success of our wedding. We sincerely thank you for all your hard work—you are a special person.

Thanks again,
Charlie & Wendy



On behalf of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your services during our first Annual Meeting. The service, presentation and menu were absolutely delightful. Each person from your staff was most helpful and a complete pleasure. Your services were truly a crucial component in ensuring the success of our event and we are sincerely grateful.

Sincerely yours,
Jaime McClung,
Event Management
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground


Dear Joan,

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for making Devon’s special day perfect! It was so nice knowing I could count on you to deal with any issues that came up and handle them professionally. The food was wonderful (as you could tell by the fact there was none left) and my youngest daughter groaned the entire way home about the fact that there were no leftover noodles. She kept asking me if I was sure there were no noodles. Your staff was professional and discreet. All in all, a great day. Thank you again for helping make it special. I will continue to highly recommend you.

Robin Bartok 


Dear Joan,

What a perfect day! Kelly and Jim knew what they were doing when they hired you. The food was beyond outstanding, beautiful presentation and melt in your mouth delicious. The tables looked so classy with the china, silver and glassware—and the service was great! Thank you for the beautiful pink napkins and the special fold; even the bars looked classy! We had such great feedback from our guests about the food, service and setup. I’m so glad I had the change to meet you and tell you in person how wonderful everything was and how blessed we were that you were the chosen caterer. Thank you so much for being a huge part of our very special and memorable day. We wish you continued success and happiness.

Linda & Jim Swearingen



Thank you so much for the great lunch you provided for our issue day!  Our Leadership Loudoun team couldn’t have been more pleased.  Our guests raved about it!

Thanks again,
Deena & Charlie


Dear Joan,

We loved the food at our wedding.  You and your staff did an excellent job.  Thank you so much!

Derek & Susan


Dear Joan,

The reception was exactly what I wanted and I thank you so much for pulling it all together so nice! You made making the arrangements long distance painless!

Best wishes,
Jane Anne


Hi Joan and Staff,

Thank you so much for the awesome job you did at the Gold Cup, everyone just loved the cuisine and preparation! Your staff is so professional and easy going, they make my life a lot simpler and enjoyable!

Lisa R Schulz
The Posh Planner
Middleburg, VA



What can we say but “Wow”—the food was fabulous!  We have had so many guests comment on your dishes—and they knew exactly why we wanted you as our caterer!  Presentation, professionalism, great wait staff, and great food—you are first class and we have given and will continue to recommend Savoir Fare for those in need of catering.

Thank you!
Colleen & John Dunleavy


Joan, Leeann, & Michelle,

Thank you so very much for making my graduation celebration truly magical. Your delicious food, professionalism, and precision were exemplary.  I appreciate all the hard work from everyone at Savoir Fare.

Thank you,
Kathy Stanton


Hey Joan,

I just wanted to write and thank you for last night and the wonderful and delicious food you presented to us! Thanks again, the food was amazing and we really enjoyed your company!  I look forward to working with you, and having a blast along the way!

Karen Borowski


Dear Joan,

What can I say except thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful, outstanding dinner that you provided for our daughter’s wedding at the Hillsborough Vineyards.

From the butlered hors d’oeuvres to the coffee, and everything in between, it was fabulous. I can’t remember having tenderloin that tender.  Each course was perfectly prepared and presented. Joan, we are so fortunate to have you in Loudoun County. I am sure you hear this so often, but I just wanted to tell you, that it was a pleasure doing business with you and having you and your wonderful staff as part of our very special event. Everyone was so accommodating, making our guests feel so at home and taken care of. I need to tell you, when Josie and Brendan returned from their mini-moon, they sat down and told us how grateful they were for every part of the wedding and were especially pleased with the wonderful food. As you know, it is always fun and reassuring to hear that from your children, but they were so sincere. They went on and on how the guests raved about the hors d’oeuvres and the service and the preparation, etc. Thank you so much. I am so glad that you were available to cater Josie and Brendan’s wedding.

Bernadette Durkin