Dinner Parties

by Personal Chef Virginia Stockwell
in Charlottesville, Virginia


  • Two appetizers
  • Family-style main to include a protein and two sides 
  • One dessert plus fresh fruit

Menu requests and dietary restrictions are welcome. Service includes grocery shopping, meal preparation and cleanup. Dinner is served family-style.


There are no hidden fees. Price is service fee + cost of groceries.

$600 + cost of groceries for up to 6 guests
$650 + cost of groceries for 7-9 guests
$700 + cost of groceries for 10-12 guests
$750 + cost of groceries for 13-15 guests
$800 + cost of groceries for 16-18 guests
+ additional $100 for Wintergreen location 
+ additional $100 for Sunday events
+ optional $200 for bartender to create specialty cocktail and bar service for the evening. Alcohol is not included in this price.
Grocery Guesstimate:
  • $250 for up to 8 guests
  • $350 for up to 12 guests, varying depending on menu choices
  • Ordering beef tenderloin OR seafood as a main would add another $12 a person to the grocery guesstimate above


Bar Service Details:
  • The bartender is available from appetizer hour through dessert to serve alcohol that you provide
  • During menu planning, the bartender will design a specialty cocktail to fit your celebration
  • If you plan on requesting other cocktails, this will need to be known in advance so we have the accompanying garnishes on hand (mixers, citrus, herbs, etc.)
  • You will provide all alcohol - the bartender is present for mixing and serving the alcohol
  • The bartender is a male, but is comfortable with bachelorette parties as long as you are as well
  • This service is $200 for the evening, but again - alcohol is not included in this price - you provide all alcohol
Sample menus are available by rolling further down this page.
Security deposit of $300 via Venmo is required to hold the date and goes toward the balance of the service. Reservation is not confirmed until security deposit has been received.


Email [email protected] to check if your preferred date is available along with number of guests, location, any allergies/dietary restrictions, menu requests, and event type.

Personal Chef, Charlottesville Virginia
Personal Chef, Charlottesville Virginia
Personal Chef, Charlottesville Virginia
Personal Chef, Charlottesville Virginia

Email [email protected] to check if your preferred date is available along with number of guests, location,
any allergies/dietary restrictions, menu requests, and event type.


note that each menu is created uniquely to fit guest dietary restrictions,
number of ovens available, and type of event; no two menus are alike

  • Crab Stuffed Jalapenos: lump meat crab, celery, red bell pepper, fresh ginger, lemon and cream cheese stuffed jalapenos
  • Southwest Dip with Chips: green chilies, corn, pepper jack cheese, green and red bell pepper, jalapeno, scallion and cream cheese dip
  • Taco/Salad Bar: seasoned ground turkey, baked shrimp, refried beans, Spanish rice, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, lime wedges, cilantro, feta, pickled red onion, flour tortillas 
  • Flourless Bourbon Brownies: bourbon-infused brownies made with cocoa and chocolate chips


  • Bacon Wrapped Dates: dried Medjool dates wrapped in bacon, then baked until crispy
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Mushrooms: shallot, garlic, sun-dried tomato, panko, parsley and basil stuffed mushrooms
  • Herb Rubbed Chicken with Pineapple Salsa: herbed chicken baked then garnished with pineapple salsa
  • Spinach Pesto, Peas & Pasta: spiral pasta, spinach pesto and green peas
  • Mediterranean Salad: baby spinach, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, seasoned garbanzo beans, fresh mint and sherry vinaigrette
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie: Oreo crust with creamy peanut butter filling and crushed Oreo garnish


  • Artichoke & Goat Cheese Dip Spread with Rice Crackers: artichoke hearts, goat cheese, Parmesan, chives, parsley, garlic, lemon and pimentos
  • Deviled Eggs: with Madras curry sprinkle
  • Chicken Piccata: chicken cutlets sautéed with shallot, garlic, white wine, caper and lemon reduction garnished with parsley and fresh Parmesan
  • Classic Mashed Potatoes: Yukon Golds mashed with cream and butter
  • Spinach, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad: salad of fresh spinach, quinoa, grated carrots, dried cranberries, chickpeas, edamame, pumpkin seeds and carrot-miso ginger dressing
  • Chocolate Blondies: chocolate chip and walnut cookie bars


  • Roasted Beet Hummus: fuchsia colored dip made with roasted beet, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon, garlic and salt served with carrot sticks
  • Cheese Platter: variety of cheeses, grapes, specialty jelly and dried fruit served with Raincoat crisp crackers
  • Lemon-Rosemary Salmon: salmon baked with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, lemon, mirin and capers
  • Mac & Cheese: Béchamel sauce, Gruyere and white cheddar stirred into white elbow pasta
  • Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Brussels sprouts roasted with oregano, rosemary, thyme and basil
  • Spinach Salad: fresh spinach, diced apple, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and sherry vinaigrette
  • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes: one-bite lemon cheesecakes served with fresh fruit


  • Smoked Trout Pate: smoked trout, lemon, scallion, horseradish, cream cheese and capers served with Melba toast
  • Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos: roasted jalapenos stuffed with sausage, garlic, cheese and onion
  • Bourbon Marinated Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Horseradish Sauce: beef tenderloin marinated with bourbon, cilantro, lemon, Worcestershire and thyme served with sauce of sour cream, horseradish, Dijon, sea salt and white wine vinegar
  • Caesar Salad: Romaine, croutons, Parmesan shavings and traditional Caesar dressing
  • Brown Rice Pilaf: brown rice, caramelized onions, petit green peas, pecans, pumpkin seeds, scallions, carrots and ginger
  • Blueberry Pie: fresh blueberry, lemon and vanilla filling served with vanilla ice cream


  • Cocktail Shrimp: poached shrimp served with spicy cocktail sauce
  • Southern Pimento Cheese on Ritz: Ritz crackers served with traditional pimento cheese spread
  • Thai Chicken Salad: assemble-your-own buffet of Romaine, sesame oil sautéed carrots and red bell peppers, edamame, shredded chicken, Thai vinaigrette, crushed pita chips, peanut sauce, cashews and cilantro
  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake:  chocolate chip cheesecake in an Oreo


  • Smoked Salmon Board:  bagels served with smoked salmon, cucumber, boiled egg, cream cheese, lemon, red onion and capers
  • Chicken Salad: croissants served with filling of shredded chicken, chopped almonds, dried cranberries, celery, mayo and lemon
  • Medley of Berries: seasonal fruit salad
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice: made from organic Navel oranges
  • Bloody Mary Mix: just add vodka and celery stick