"The greatest dishes are very simple.” - Emperor of Chefs, Auguste Escoffier. 


As a small, local catering business specializing in providing only the highest quality food served in the traditional French style, we subscribe to this motto and take recognizable, classic dishes and give them a new twist, elevating classic favorites into the elegant. 

We proudly support as many local businesses as we possibly can by using their products. The Farmer's Market, Friendly City Food Co-Op, Pickford's Seafood, T&E Meats and Mt. Crawford Creamery are just a few local businesses we love to love! We are also committed to being a giving member of our community by working with several places such as Downtown Renaissance, VA Arts Council, RHSPCA and Cat's Cradle as often as we can.





Our Owner and Executive Chef, Amanda Atwell, is an American Culinary Federation member who attended Dabney S. Lancaster.  She received her AAS of Culinary Arts and Business Management, with certificates in Food Service and Hospitality Management, as well as her ServSafe Certification.  She has worked in some wonderful local restaurants, Including Spotswood Country Club and The Joshua Wilton, finally founding A Little Something Special in 2014.  Amanda is strongly influenced by French and Mediterranean cuisines, as well as Southern comfort food.  She enjoys creating new dishes as well as taking classic favorites and adding new or unusual pairings to create something unique. Fresh, local ingredients are always paramount.