I started out on our farm where from time to time I would host local children's charity events and then eventually, weddings, birthday parties-- you name it. I prepared the food and decorated the venue while my husband, Gill, coordinated the logistics. Over time my passion for serving people through cooking and creating beautiful spaces, organically became our business. 

At Cater 2 Events we strive to create menus and spaces specifically tailored to bringing your vision to life. We believe that sourcing the areas greatest event partners and most attentive service staff allows us to help produce your perfect event. 

We understand that life is busy and doesn't always allow you the time to prepare a homemade meal for a dinner party or handcrafted appetizers for a shower, or a gourmet spread for a larger party or corporate event. We all have enough stress factors in our life, food should not be one of them. We're here to help you create a menu and an environment where guests can gather to enjoy a good meal, a laugh, and great conversation.  

In my free time, I enjoy tennis, horses, snow skiing, river getaways, and quality family time at home. 


Bon Appetite,





Cater 2 Events is the best in RVA! Lona and Gill with Cater 2 Events are always a favorite for any special occasion or professional meeting. The taste, quality, presentation and service are outstanding. I never have a second thought or worry; I place the order and forget about it until the day of my event. Whether it’s a family bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or a business meeting, Cater 2 Events is my one stop caterer. Everyone who attends my events always asked who made those famous sweet potato ham biscuits or beautiful tasty desserts!
If you’re looking for a caterer who delivers delicious food, happiness, professionalism, and extreme satisfaction, Cater 2 Events is for you!

From start to finish, Cater 2 Events was 100% present. Their professionalism was stellar, and the food was scrumptious. The set up was beautiful and matched the wedding theme perfectly. The owners and staff made our night perfect.
Cater 2 Events delights all the senses with delicious food artfully presented.
From the moment I met Lona, I knew things would be different. This wasn’t the first wedding that I hosted, but it was my first experience with Lona and I can tell you from experience, this was NOT a typical vendor/customer catering contract/relationship. I felt then, and still feel now, like she instantly became a part of the family. Her advice, direction, enthusiasm, spirit and commitment are unmatched by anyone I have met in her business. It is now four weeks after our event and I am still hearing from friends and family about how amazing the food was at the wedding – it was outstanding!!! Several folks have told me “it was the best they ever had at a wedding.” What sets her apart from her competition is simply, she cares. She poured her heart and soul into my daughters wedding and it showed. One memory I will cherish forever is when Lona first saw my daughter in her wedding dress at the reception venue, the Virginia War Memorial. Seeing the sweet exchange between the two where she broke down into happy tears only solidified that she really had become part of the family. Lona was truly one of the highlights of our wedding planning, we always looked forward to our meetings with her and could not be more thrilled with the outcome! Thank you Lona for everything and thanks to the entire staff at Cater2Events.
— Bob