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Best Catering Companies in Washington DC
2022

Bistro Cacao

Bistro Cacao

Bistro Cacao is a French restaurant in Washington DC that can be hired for catering events. Winner of the OpenTable Diners’ Choice award in 2015, the restaurant has been mentioned in the Washingtonian, The Epicurianist, and The Washington Post. One customer stated in their review, “Bistro Cacao is one of DC’s newest little gems, and is sure to remain a favorite for its creative elegance and romance.”

Washington, DC 20002

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.

Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

672 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Variable (Good)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Catering by Alan Weiss

Catering by Alan Weiss

Catering by Alan Weiss is a kosher catering company under the supervision of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington and the Star-K in DC. The company was founded in 1989, and quickly became recognized as “the top kosher caterer in Baltimore and Washington.” Typical events include weddings and B’nai Mitzvahs. Party planners are also available for assistance with no additional cost to the customer.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.7 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

26 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Catering by Seasons

Catering by Seasons

Catering by Seasons is a La Prima Food Group company that is Green Restaurant Certified and serves its clients in DC. Following the company’s local and environmentally friendly goals, the Seeds to Celebrations program launched in 2012. As one client stated, “The food was exceptional from start to finish, and many guests provided immediate feedback about how delicious everything was.”

College Park, MD 20740

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.7 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

37 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Variable (Good)

Eat and Smile Catering

Eat and Smile Catering

Eat and Smile Catering is a locally sourced caterer that opened in 2007. The company buys from farmers within 150 miles of its location in Washington. Following its many principles of locality, the caterers include a “strong core of environmental friendliness and sustainability” in as many aspects of its function as possible. WeddingWire and The Knot gave the company multiple Couples' Choice Awards.

Washington, DC 20018

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

71 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Get Plated

Get Plated

GetPlated is a catering service based in Washington, DC that prepares custom menus for weddings, social events, and corporate gatherings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The company provides personalized culinary services, preparing the menu according to the mood and theme of the event—whether rustic or romantic, chic or classic. It caters smaller gatherings, like office meetings, to big-scale occasions. GetPlated co-founder Keyon Hammond is a classically trained chef with more than 12 years of experience working at a premium country club.

63 Glymont Rd
Potomac Heights, MD 20640

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Have Some Charisma

Have Some Charisma

Have Some Charisma is a catering company that serves clients throughout the Washington DC metro area. It handles a variety of catering needs for clients with both personal and business-related event plans. Clients can choose from a particularly large selection of entrees, sides, and desserts to create custom menus for their events, and these selections can be tailored to fulfill their unique budget and guest-related needs. Have Some Charisma also offers fine dining experiences.

2800 10th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

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Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

65 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Heirloom Catering and Event Design

Heirloom Catering and Event Design

Heirloom Catering and Event Design offers catering services for weddings, corporate events, and social celebrations. Personalized designs are also available, from the menu to the overall theme of the event. The company has been featured on Healthfully Ever After, Let’s Talk Live, StyleBistro, WeddingWire, and Washington Life Magazine. One customer stated, “The food was probably the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted, definitely not your typical catering food.”

Falls Church, VA 22046

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

9 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Mai Thai Restaurant

Mai Thai Restaurant

Mai Thai Restaurant has been serving authentic Thai cuisine in DC for over 20 years. Along with the dine-in experience, customers can also hire the restaurant to cater personal and professional events. Three separate locations are available to call upon for service.

Washington, DC 20007

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Occassions Caterers

Occassions Caterers

Occasions Caterers has been open in DC for 30 years. In 1993, the catering company had the honor of being selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to cater for President Clinton’s inauguration after-party. Since then, the business has been hired to service many events hosted at the White House. The Washington Business Journal named the company Top Caterer in 2007.

Washington, DC 20017

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

35 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Paris Caterers

Paris Caterers

Based in Washington, D.C., Paris Caterers provides clients across Washington, Virginia, and Maryland with distinctive handcrafted menus tailored to their culinary preferences and style. The company also travels throughout the country to cater destination events. Founded in 1973, Paris Caterers has hosted corporate and social gatherings using primarily fresh, locally grown ingredients. By choice, it only hosts one or two events per day so it can provide each client with a unique and sophisticated experience.

1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20014

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

7 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Purple Onion Catering

Purple Onion Catering

Purple Onion Catering was founded in 1990 with the goal to “provide exceptional food and service” to DC. Typical events are weddings, corporate, and private parties. Menus are custom made, while event details are individually personalized for each client. The company is a member of ISES, as well as SESMA, ICA, and NACE. It was also awarded 2010 Best of Weddings by The Knot, Best of the Best in 2014 by The Wedding Look Book, and Couples’ Choice 2016 by WeddingWire.

Vienna, VA 22180

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.

Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

50 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Putting On The Ritz

Putting On The Ritz

Putting on the Ritz has almost 30 years of experience catering to the Baltimore and DC area. The company has earned many awards over the years, such as Howard Magazine Caterer of the Year, Bride’s Choice and Couple’s Choice Awards, first prize in the Catersource Summer Symposium Buffet Competition, and Restaurant Association of Maryland Caterer of the Year.

Laurel, MD 20723

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

12 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Quickstep Catering

Quickstep Catering

Quickstep Catering is a company in DC that caters weddings and corporate events. Services include bar setup and bartending, professional waitstaff, rental of furniture, and delivery and setup. One customer stated, "Quickstep's fare is a step above with interesting flavors and some excellent combinations."

Washington, DC 20002

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Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

21 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Ridgewells Catering

Ridgewells Catering

Ridgewells Catering has an astounding 85 years of experience catering in DC. The company donates to nonprofit organizations in support of “a variety of health, education, women, and children’s issues.” Typical events include not only weddings and corporate events, but birthday parties, mitzvahs, baby showers, and anniversary celebrations, as well. Along with multiple titles from ISES, the company has been awarded Caterer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and the Volunteer Service Award for its contributions to the National Kidney Foundation.

Bethesda, MD 20816

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Rito Loco

Rito Loco

Rito Loco is a burrito company in DC. Both the restaurant location and the food truck offer catering. Corporate events, parties, celebrations, weddings, and reunions are all events the company serves with its full-service catering. As one reviewer stated, “You won’t find rice, beans, or sour cream in Rito Loco’s burritos. Each is jam-packed with your filling of choice.”

Washington, DC 20001

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Root and Stem

Root and Stem

Root and Stem is a catering and events company in Washington DC. The Green Restaurant Certified company is split into two divisions that cater to corporate clients and those seeking services for more private social events. Because of its focus on Green practices, the caterers use locally grown produce, offer customers reusable ware, and recycle as much waste as possible.

Falls Church, VA 22042

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Well Dunn Catering

Well Dunn Catering

Well Dunn Catering has over 30 years of experience catering from its location in DC. The company services weddings, corporate, and social events. Along with the menu, decor and management are supplied for the occasion. The business follows the Green Initiative and sources its ingredients and supplies from local organizations whenever possible. Unused food and other raw food staples get donated to “charitable groups who operate soup kitchens and other facilities” in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Washington, DC 20003

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.

Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

30 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Wicked Waffle

Wicked Waffle

Wicked Waffle is a soup and sandwich shop in Washington. The restaurant believes in a “no butter, no syrup" philosophy, and emphasizes the “600-year-old European treat” by using waffles in replace of bread. A dedicated waffle iron gets utilized for the gluten free waffles on the menu. Customized menus, linens, décor, equipment, and service staff along with its catering services.

Washington, DC 20006

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1322 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Windows Catering Company

Windows Catering Company

Windows Catering Company has been catering events in DC since its founding in 1987. Weddings by Windows, Full-Service Events, and Corporate Express are the divisions offered to assist with customers’ needs. The company has been awarded the Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence and is a Certified Green Restaurant. In association with the its "green catering" philosophy, the company uses Energy Star appliances, environmentally friendly cleaning products, high-efficiency light bulbs, and low-flow water sink valves.

Alexandria, VA 22312

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.

Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

3.8 / 5 ( Good)

Total Reviews:

61 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

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