At Cater 2 Events we create menus and spaces that bring your personal style and vision of hospitality to life.  To make sure your event meets the highest standard of both food and fun, we collaborate with the area's best event planners and venues, and our attentive staff treat your guests with warmth and grace.

My interest in catering began years ago. I lived on our farm and, from time to time, I would host local children's charity events.  Eventually, those gatherings grew into weddings, birthday parties, corporate parties, and other events. I prepared the food and decorated the venue while my husband, Gill, coordinated the logistics. Over time my passion for serving people by cooking and creating beautiful spaces organically became our business. Cater 2 Events was born.

At C2E, we understand that you're busy and don't always have time to prepare a homemade meal for a dinner party, handcrafted appetizers for a shower, or a gourmet spread for larger parties or corporate events. That's when you call us. We're here to help you create a tasty menu and a welcoming environment - a place where guests can gather to enjoy a good meal, a laugh, and great conversation.  

When I'm not cooking,  I enjoy tennis, horses, snow skiing, river getaways, and quality family time at home. 


Bon Appetite,

Lona Crittenden 🍋




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.
Thank you so much for all the delicious dishes you preared so beautifully! Everyone thought the food was fabulous and lovely in presentation. I could not have been more pleased and it was a tremendous relief to trust your expertise!
Cater 2 Events delights all the senses with delicious food artfully presented.
Cater 2 Events is the best in RVA! Lona and Gill with C2E 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.
Thanks so much for the “last minute” catering job you handled for us. The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed the tasty items you suggested. AND it was so easy to arrange with you! We’ll be sure to suggest your exceptional service and use you again.
— B.J.