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This review is long overdue as there is a lot of history with Joe DeFazio. To begin, DeFazio’s (when located in Innsbrook) was where my husband and I had our first date. What a great night! From that point, we dined at DeFazio’s on numerous occasions – all of which far surpassed our expectations.

Over the summer, I used Joe DeFazio’s Catering for my niece’s bridal shower which was a huge hit. All the food was delicious as ever and the presentation was PERFECT. Recently, I used DeFazio’s Catering for a small luncheon – very last minute planning on my part – but Joe came to my rescue! Once again, ALL WAS PERFECT! Joe is by far, the most generous in wanting to please. He and his staff are a joy to work with, very professional and provide superior, friendly service that can’t be beat! If you’re thinking about using a caterer, large or small affair – look no further than DEFAZIO’S!

You are the BEST, Joe!!! Thank you so VERY MUCH for making all of our experiences so wonderfully enjoyable, magical, flavorful and memorable! Your business slogan: “We Love to Cook” is true to its word. All we can say is “We Love to Eat!”

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“Joe, thank you for the great catering job at our recent wedding. We had numerous favorable comments about the food and especially the appetizers. You and your staff did everything to make our cocktail party and reception dinner run smoothly and deliciously! We couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone at DeFazio’s goes the extra mile to ensure a great affair. If anyone is pondering a catering decision, my recommendation: “Go with Joe”

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“DeFazio’s Catering was a great addition to our recent film shoot in Richmond, VA. The food and service was great, not to mention the generosity of the servers. If you are looking for great food and affordable catering, look no further.

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“Today was pretty good – pork. It was excellent actually. I think it was the best pork I’ve ever had in the chow hall now that I think about it. The asparagus was excellent too.”

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“On behalf of Hanover Community Services and Hanover Arc, we would like to thank DeFazio’s Catering for participating in the 8th Annual ‘A Taste of Hanover’. We really appreciate your generous donation of your delicious Penne Ala Vodka. Everything was delicious! We received lots of great comments about your booth. We really hope you earn some business as a result of your participation. We can’t thank you enough for participating this year and we hope you will be a return vendor in 2013. Thank you for helping to make this year’s event the most successful ever.”

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“Joe, Thank you so much for the opportunity of working with you and Chef Ladale during your Team Building Classes. I was impressed with the level of professionalism, and the culture of food appreciation that you have fostered in your business. Please feel free to call me if you ever need an extra set of hands in the future.”

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“On behalf of organ transplant candidates, recipients, and their families as well as organ donors and their families, we thank you for your support of the United Network for Organ Sharing. Your contribution helps us make a difference.”

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“You guys are the best! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about last night’s reception. Everyone had a fabulous time, and it was because of you! Thanks for putting that little extra “heart” into making the evening special for our UNOS family. And you did it 30 minutes earlier than expected! The food was spectacular, the decorations vibrant, and the conversations animated. Your hard work made it all possible, and it was very much appreciated by everyone who attended….and by me too! Thank you.”

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United for UNOS“Dear Joe,

As we wrap up 2010 here at United Network for Organ Sharing and prepare for 2011, we want to thank you for your support of United for UNOS: An Evening of Education this past year. Your kind donation of food and beverages were very much appreciated.

Your support of United Network for Organ Sharing helps us assist those in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. Every hour of every day, UNOS is matching organs from deceased donors to those on the national waiting list. Each day in this country, 78 patients receive a lifesaving organ transplant. With your support, you’ve helped to make those successful lifesaving matches happen. Thank you!”

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“Our small effort to help provide shelter to our neighbors here and in Haiti through No Room at the Inn continues to grow through the generosity of people like you. Thank you for providing the table cloths again.Wishing you and Linda a Merry Christmas with gratitude.”

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“On behalf of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center, we want to thank you for providing another delicious meal at our 4th annual Holiday Happening on December 7th, 2010 in memory of you mother, Beverly. We had such nice comments from the families, everyone was raving about how great the food was! We appreciate your support more than words can say; it would not have been successful without you. We will forward you invoice to our accounts payable department as soon as we receive it. Thanks again Joe!”

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“Thank you and you wonderful Staff for a beautiful and delicious Wedding reception! Perhaps we’ll meet again at a future event!”

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“Thank you so much for making our holiday party delicious. The food looked amazing and tasted even better, and the delivery boy, oh so handsome! I really appreciate all you did and I am spreading the word, Thanks and Merry Christmas”

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“Joe and Coleen were absolutely wonderful. Many of our guests told us that the food was the best wedding/event food they have ever eaten. The price was a little more than other caterers but when we tasted the food we knew that you get what you pay for. Anyone planning a wedding within an hour of Richmond should call DeFazio’s.”

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“On behalf of Centerville Co. 3 Fire and Rescue, we would like to thank you for donating pasta, ham and roast beef tray, veggie tray and bread. It was appreciated by all. It was a welcome sight over regular firehouse food”

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“Thank you so much for preparing the delicious Beef Burgundy and green beans! We so appreciate the last minute assistance and the reasonable price. Our family loves good Beef Burgundy, so we’ll be calling you again.”

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“On behalf of the No Room at the Inn organizing committee, I want to share our sincere appreciation for your donation to our exhibit. We raised over $8,000.00 at our second exhibit with about 50% of the proceeds again coming from the auction. Construction of a new house will soon be underway in Haiti. Both Hanover Save Place and CARITAS are also grateful for funds to continue their work of caring for those in our area who need shelter.

Your compassion and generosity helped to continue our tradition of a prayerful, festive celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. We hope you will join us for our third annual exhibit, scheduled for December 3-5, 2010.”

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“Just wanted to thank you for the great job on the food, set up and service for our recent WRVA/WRVQ Reunion. It’s been 8 years since WRVA/WRVQ moved out of our building on Church Hill and it’s always an important event when we can all get together.

Joe, over the years, you have been the caterer at several functions I have either attended or arranged. You have always provided top quality food, eye catching set ups and excellent service. All of this is done with a smile on your face! Once again at this particular event, you surpassed all expectations and helped make our party a huge success!

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“Just a quick note to express my sincere appreciation for the great job your staff did at my party Friday night. The DeFazio’s staff performed flawlessly demonstrating professional friendly attentive service that did not go unnoticed by my guests. Ipersonally enjoyed the ease and lack of stress during the planning process. You certainly know how to deliver a push button party.”

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“DeFazio’s caters our Presidential Hospitality Suite in spectacular fashion and to rave reviews.

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Joe & Gang

Several years ago we decided that a great way to celebrate our success from the prior year and the opportunity ahead in the upcoming year would be a company-wide awards dinner every January. This event has grown to an offsite dinner for about 80 of our employees, their spouse or significant other and several key venders. Needless to say, it is extremely important that this is done right. 2008 was the eighth year of this tradition and the first year we had DeFazio’s cater the event.

The feedback that I received from practically 100% of our employees was that this year’s event was the “best ever” – primarily because of you and your team. What a difference having the right caterer and food can make! Everyone raved about the food. Your menu suggestions were right on. The service was outstanding. Your staff made everyone feel special. The best part, at least from my perspective, was that you guys took care of it all. With past events (working with other caterers) sometimes I felt like we were doing all the work. From coming up with ideas for the menu, to providing decorations, to planning the agenda you guys did it all! For the first time in years all I had to do was show up and enjoy the event.

Please make sure that you put us on your calendar for 2009. We plan on holding our awards dinner either the 17th or 24th of January. I don’t think my staff will let me have the party without you!

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“Joe DeFazio has been a kind and wonderful supporter of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center. Joe has given the most important things he could give this center, his time and his talents. By creating a beautiful buffet for the Cullather “Holiday Happening” last Christmas Joe brought joy to many brain tumor patients who typically are not able to attend other Christmas parties or events. Joe’s dedicated staff volunteered their time to provide this wonderful meal and Joe served at the party and interacted with our many patient guests. In addition to this event, Joe also has volunteered his time at Cullather fundraisers in the community. The Cullather Center is grateful to Joe for his generous support. We consider him a true community partner and a dear friend.

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“Dennis and I wanted to thank you and your staff again for the wonderful job on Erin’s wedding reception at Main Street Station. We could not have asked for more! The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable, and the set up was gorgeous. The guests we have talked to have also all raved about the food and the service provided by your staff. With another daughter to go, we will surely be back in touch when the need arises!”

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“DeFazio’s did a wonderful job catering our daughter’s wedding on Saturday night. From the first meeting with Coleen to the final meetings with Joe at the wedding venue we felt reassured everything was going to be taken care of, and it was! The reception was a big hit. The guests complimented us all night on how wonderful the food tasted. Your staff there was very professional and polite to all of our guests. They were ready to do anything we asked them to do, but we did not have to ask them to do anything because they were on top of everything. I will recommend DeFazio’s to anyone who has a catering need. It was a real pleasure working with you.

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“From day one, DeFazio’s gave me the best service anyone could wish for. DeFazio’s guided me all along the way and took such a burden off my shoulders. Joe, you’re the best! Rachel & Coleen – thank you, thank you. Everyone enjoyed the food and complimented the servers. Your team did a fantastic cleanup job – everyone was so impressed. I had so many asking me, “Who did the catering?”…DEFAZIO’S! I will recommend you to all my friends. Thank you again for a job well done.

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“Can’t say enough about my thanks to the DeFazio’s crew. They worked with our homegrown event & indulged us in roasting a pig on site, placing our florist’s “fascinator hat” over one ear, working around our crystal/flower laden tables, & other unconventionalities, all of which made our wedding so different and special to us. AND they stayed within our budget! Many guests commented on how impressed they were with the waitstaff who worked so intensely, tirelessly – and seemingly invisibly – moving about to 3 different sites on the property – throughout the event! They actually did get to (pass the hors d’oeurves to) everyone, unobtrusively, offering the passed foods to our seemingly closed chat circles. I usually starve as I watch passed hors d’oeurves fly by at other events, somewhere mid room, but not so with DeFazio’s wait staff. Thank you!

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