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Made in Virginia

Center Stage Catering is a local, family owned company whose roots run deep here in Franklin County Virginia.  Our small but mighty team dreamed big in early 2000 when we launched our catering company.  Chef John Schopp and his Wife Karen discovered they were really good at feeding people who appreciate fresh cooked food with attention to detail … AND they loved doing it.

Fast forward several years … Center Stage transforms into the top wedding caterer, and our business evolves to encompass fine dining, elaborate weddings and social events … harnessing strong relationships with talented event planners, we pushed the limits of our team’s full potential.

We emphasize employee empowerment, hospitality, and focused delivery of safe-fresh-healthy, made from scratch cuisine.   Our culinary team, as well as the majority of our beverage and service staff, is comprised of ‘culinary professionals’.  With our stellar reputation, we continued to grow and take on team members who emulate the level of passion that have been instilled into our company.  Along the way, we’ve expanded and have become a leader in providing exceptional service that clients can rely on and trust.

With several awards and many five-star reviews under the belt, our team enjoys coordinating large events for some of the most reputable companies in the region and helping couples’ wedding dreams come true. Over the last 20 years, we’ve learned the secret to giving everyone we meet a big, warm Virginia welcome.

Thanks so much for your interest! We can’t wait to learn more about you and your event. Simply fill out the event request form below or give us a call at 540.489.7827.


"The Historical Society of Western Virginia expresses its thanks to Center Stage Catering and its staff for making our annual Candlelight Dinner such a tremendous success! Compliments were shared from every direction, both during and after the event"
"Thanks so much for your hard work, creativity and great communication ~ much appreciated in a process that can get quite stressful (a wedding)! You've done a wonderful job!"
"Words could never express how very much I appreciate all you did to make my daughter's wedding reception such a special event! She and her new husband said that they felt like royalty!"
"The food was wonderful, the service was extraordinary and your staff went the extra mile to make it so it was an enchanting evening!"
"The food was definitely Center Stage at this Reception"
"Thank you so much for a delicious & beautiful reception. ALL of the food was prepared with such attention to detail. Our Wedding Coordinator said that you were the ones to get & she was right!"
"The food was fabulous and the service was better than any fine restaurant I've ever been to"
"I want you to know how wonderful our Passover Sedar was this year, thanks in large part to the delicious food you prepared. Everything tasted delicious and worked so well with my traditional dishes"
"Thank you for providing such divine food & hospitable service. We received a ton of compliments on the food & the friendliness of the staff ~ it was perfect!"
"The food was fabulous. The way it was presented, memorable"
"What gifted people you are, there are no words to describe the elegance & cuisine you so graciously provided"
"To say we were pleased with your catering is an understatement. Everyone was so impressed! Words cannot capture my appreciation"
"What an event!!! Thank you one and all for the Wedding of the Year (maybe the decade)!"
"On behalf of my family, I just wanted to thank you ALL for your help with my Grandfather's 90th Birthday Party. You all are so professional & accommodating"
"How magnificent Aimee & Rob's Wedding Cake was!!! Not only was it beautiful, but each layer was delicious. Everyone came over to tell me it was the most delicious cake they had ever had!"
"The food was outstanding, or as the guests stated 'AWESOME'"
"The food was divine. You are a class act"
"What a lovely Birthday Party. What a yummy Birthday Dinner. It was a special evening ~ the room looked beautiful and the food was the best. One of my friends said that she felt like she was in a Ritzy restaurant in New York City"
"You were all perfection, let's do it again!"

Your guests' health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. Click here to see how Center Stage Catering, Inc. addresses these concerns during your event as well as preparation and transportation of food products and equipment.

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