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Natural Red Catering Vends at Forge Brew Works In Lorton, VA

Forge Brew Works is a great local brewery in Lorton, Virginia that's been brewing great craft beer since 2013.  Nestled in the back of an industrial area, it's definitely a place you seek out...but you'll be glad you did.  Owner and brewmaster Matt Rose is dedicated to small batch beer and does all the brewing.  Matt is a great guy and made it a point to come over for a chat after I got all set up.  It's always good to talk to business owners and entrepreneurs and hear about their challenges and successes!  

I got set up pretty early and was able to relax a bit as some early birds trickled in for a tasty happy hour brew.  As the night progressed more and more craft beer fans started to fill up the joint.  Shortly thereafter, many of my friends and neighbors came to eat, drink, and support NRC..  We had a very steady stream of selling food.  We offered our two specialty barbecue meats, brisket and pork, as well as some typical bar food like nachos and bowls of chili.  

Musician Nick. Coons turned up the night's festivities with some great acoustic guitar playing some classic cover songs.  As the night winded down, it was time for me to stop being jealous watching everyone drinking great beer and grabbed a few of my own.  The Slake IPA was the choice for me for the rest of the night and it was the perfect way to enjoy a successful night.  

Thanks to Matt and Alison and the whole team at Forge for being great hosts.  I can't wait to come back and feed your patrons again!  And special thanks to all of NRC's friends and neighbors who packed the joint and made this event such a success!  Until next time...

 

 

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NRC Caters Robinson High School Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia

Natural Red Catering had the distinct pleasure of catering the Robinson High School Hall of Fame inductee ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia.  As with most of our event work, this one was also referred to us by a former customer and member of this booster club that puts this event on.  We’re so humbled when previous customers were so satisfied with our food and service that they would grant us the biggest compliment I believe there is and that’s to give NRC a glowing endorsement and encourage another group to hire us to cater their event.  

This would be our first time going through an RFP process for getting a job, but we felt simply that if we were true to ourselves, thorough in our bid and open with setting expectations, that we would come across as genuine and be selected.  In today’s culture of hiring small local businesses, we felt this too gave us an advantage.  

This would be an extensive affair as the order called for three of our mouth watering smoked barbecue meats, including crowd favorites, brisket and ribs! Mac ’n cheese, hog apple baked beans, and Jennifer’s delicious spinach salad with strawberries, walnuts, and feta cheese rounded out the dinner portion of the event.  Prior to dinner service, guests were treated to tasty and eye appealing appetizer trays including a fruit, veggie, and cheese/cracker platter that satisfied even the toughest of critics.  To top off the appetizer table was our yummy moink balls (smoked bacon wrapped meatballs), which always go quick, no matter how many are ordered!

After the food service was the Hall of Fame ceremony.  Congratulations to all of the Robinson High School athletes that were inducted and thanks to the boosters for letting Natural Red Catering feed this special group our delicious barbecue! 

Here’s a quick video showcasing our offerings,