Plan your Event Form
Please let us know what you need us to provide by giving us as much information as possible. Please note that Bittersweet offers a choice of service levels depending on your budget - from delivery of food and equipment to full service event catering with service staff and custom menu design.
Once you submit your inquiry, one of our cheerful and experienced sales representatives will contact you shortly. Please allow 48-72 hours for events requiring staffing. Our sales office is closed on weekends.
Order from the Bakery
Bittersweet Café Bakery Order Form
All orders will be ready for pickup in the café at the time designated. Delivery is offered during off-peak hours Monday – Saturday. Please ask for delivery in the special request section and one of our cheerful representatives will call you to make arrangements
Please note that ALL orders require a MINIMUM of 36 (business) hours notice. If you are in a rush, please note there will be a rush charge added, and not all rush orders can be accommodated within a specific time frame.
The form is for standard bakery items and pastries we produce during our normal course of business. If you would like more customization of cake and/or icing flavors, specialty items, or other individual desserts, please call our sales office Monday – Friday at (703)549-2708.
Cake Flavors: Chocolate, Yellow, Lemon, Orange, Coconut, Buttercream, Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, Cream Cheese, Coconut, and Peanut Butter.
We're proud to support many community organizations. Join with us as Bittersweet Community Partner!
All requests must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to your event and follow the attached guidelines.
If application is not fully complete, you will not be considered.
Previous partners include:
- Alexandria Red Cross
- Alexandria Fire Department
- Avon Breast Cancer Walk
- Volunteers of America
- The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria
- Compute C.O.R.E.
- Bittersweet Bakery
- A Space of Her Own
- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
- Alexandria Convention and Vistors Association
- American Horticultural Society
- Alexandria Volunteer Bureau
- Alexandria Office on Women
- Fund for Alexandria's Child
- Alexandria Gang Task Force
- Alexandria Symphony
- Gadsby's Tavern
- Alexandria Education Partnership
- Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
- Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services
- The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
- Burgundy Farm School
- The Little Theater of Alexandria
- Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Bittersweet is Old Town Alexandria's award-winning cafe, bakery and corporate caterer. Now celebrating our 30th anniversary, our mission statement reflects the simple nature of our business formula... offer freshly prepared, innovative and delicious cuisine; friendly, professional service; and a warm, unique and welcoming gathering place which adds vibrancy to the community. We are a well-established favorite, with a superior staff that continues to grow with our business. Many members of our team have been with us for more than 10 years. Our long-term catering and restaurant clientele demonstrate why our passion for quality is the first ingredient in everything we do.
As a progressive employer with a true "open-door" policy, we seek to promote from within for every staff opportunity when possible. We subscribe to a "distributed" management structure, with many operational responsibilities falling to team leaders.
We invite you to review and consider the opportunities below. A cover letter describing salary expectations along with a resume may be submitted for all management positions. Hourly applicants may also submit a cover letter and resume, or may download and submit an employment application.
Bittersweet is an equal opportunity workplace - we do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, marital or familial status, appearance, sexual orientation, principal language or disability. This policy applies to activities related to recruiting, retention, training, promotion or separation. For more information about Bittersweet please see our history and company profile on the About Us page.