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Executive Chef Mark Cosgrove has an intuitive sense of flavor pairings. His love for cooking began when he was just a teen. After working in kitchens across the United States, from cafes to fine dining, he became head chef at Green Leafe Cafe in Williamsburg, VA. He followed that up with stints at several popular Northern Virginia restaurants. An early proponent of using local ingredients and supporting surrounding farms, wineries, and breweries at the many places he's cooked, Mark continues that tradition today at his own restaurant, Fardowners. His family-friendly pub is located in the heart of Virginia wine country, in Crozet.

Whether you envision an intimate evening soiree, a down-home family gathering, or a casually elegant wedding for 150 guests, Chef Mark and his friendly Fardowners catering staff has you covered. We can customize a stress-free, delicious experience to fit your needs. Offerings range from full-service catering with servers to easy pick-up and delivery. Let Fardowners make your event an especially memorable one! Cheers!

Free Crozet delivery! Charlottesville delivery minimum $200 order. Please contact our Catering Manager Elissa Dubinsky-Naber for more information at


Our Sample Menus

Holiday Office Party

-Cheese & Fruit Plate with Assorted Crackers

-Pulled Pork Sliders with Cranberry BBQ Sauce & Coleslaw

-Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps

-Couscous Salad with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce


-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Holiday Cocktail Party

-Mini Ham Biscuits with Maple Dijon

-Sliced Beef Sliders with Horseradish Cream & Onion Jam

-Mini Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Aioli

-Crispy Stuffing Bites with Onion & Chive Cream

-Caprese Skewers with Walnut Basil Pesto

-Vegetable Crudité

-Chocolate Candy Cane Brownies

Holiday Dinner Party

-Antipasto Platter with Locally Cured Meats,

-Cheese & Goodwin Creek Baguette

-Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

-Sliced Sirloin with Bleu Cheese Cream

-Maple Seared Duck Breast with Berry Compote

-Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Brussels’s Sprouts

-Flourless Chocolate Torte & Carrot Cake

Vegetarian Holiday Dinner

-Crispy Puff Pastry with Brie, Apple & Honey

-Creamy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

-Butternut Squash Ravioli with Kale Cream Sauce

-Twin Oaks Tofu with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

-Garlic Green Beans

-Herbed Stuffing

-Cheesecake & Carrot Cake

Wedding Reception
- Caesar Salad with Parmesan, Croutons, and House-made Dressing
- Hippie Wings or House-Smoked Chicken Wings
with Choice of Sauce
- Shrimp & Crawfish Boil
- Herb Roasted Chicken Quarters
- Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Root Vegetables
- Mashed Potato Bar
- Garlic Green Beans
- Fruit & Cheese Plate

Family Reunion
- Fardowners Salad with Choice of Dressings
- Hippie or House-smoked Chicken Wings with Choice of Sauce
- Shrimp & Crawfish Boil
- Fried Chicken
- House-smoked Pulled Pork with Honey BBQ and Carolina Sauces
- Potato Salad or Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Green Beans & Coleslaw
- House-made Carrot Cake or Brownies


What They're Saying. . .

“Mark and his team did an amazing job catering our wedding at Glass House Winery. From assisting us with specific guests’ dietary needs, to set up and breakdown - it was seamless. We appreciated the thorough service and wonderful food presentation. Our guests commented how fantastic the food was, and we will continue to recommend your services for all occasions!”
~Lea & Vince

“Our wedding food was amazing! From the planning period to the day of, we couldn't have asked for any better. Mark and his team did an amazing job executing our wedding day in the most professional and efficient way possible. Nothing was short of amazing! Our guests were blown away with the food, and over half of them asked what restaurant catered our big day. We were expecting 175 guests, a lot of food to cook at once, and it was perfect. The servers and bartenders were very friendly and willing to help. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant to any couple getting married. Fardowners takes the stress out of what can be a very stressful situation! We can't thank you enough!
~ Brooke & Austin

“5 years ago Fardowners catered our wedding, and friends and family still talk about it! Since then, whenever they come into town their one request is to go to the restaurant! From the staff to the food, Fardowners made our day one memerable, low stress, and delicious day!”
~ Shana & Aaron