About Us

A highly trained and award-winning staff brings the memorable elegance of a Personal Touch catered event to you. Please feel free to contact our offices today to start planning for your upcoming event.

Our Story

Personal Touch Catering is a part of the award-winning Dining Services department in the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.  It was originally founded in 1985 to fulfill dining center requests for faculty, staff, and student special events. The department has since evolved from a small operation into a large organization, widely recognized for its innovative, stylish approach.

Over the years, Personal Touch Catering has received numerous accolades for special events and menus, including the Best Concept Award from Food Management Magazine and the Silver Loyal E. Horton Award from NACUFS for “Seasons of Change,” the Grand Prize Loyal E. Horton Award from NACUFS for “Hollywood Night,” and the Gold Loyal E. Horton Award from NACUFS for “Wine Club Dinner.”
Personal Touch Catering caters a variety of events from simple coffee breaks to elegant, formal dinners and receptions. Delivery and pick up service is also available. We tailor our services to meet our guests’ expectations. Our sales team will make your event a success.

The Personal Touch Catering offices are located adjacent to the Owens Banquet Room in Owens Food Center on the northeast quadrant of the Virginia Tech campus. The Owens Banquet Room is an elegant, spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests. It is equipped with state-of-the-art sound equipment and a baby grand piano.

Our Staff

Personal Touch Catering continues to grow each year and now employs more than 75 people. The staff of Personal Touch Catering combines years of experience to make each event perfect. The staff includes an administrative and sales team, an operations team, and a production team.

Personal Touch Catering is dedicated to making each event an impressive one, whether it is a simple coffee service or an elegant gala dinner. The staff will recommend menus designed specifically for your occasion and will coordinate accents that will make your event unique, including working with the florist, selecting wines to compliment your menu, or helping to choose linens. The Personal Touch Catering team will handle every detail from beginning to end with efficiency and style to make your event memorable.