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How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Thinking About an Eco-Friendly Wedding? Here’s How to Pull it Off! With all the focus on green living and sustainability, a number of couples are looking at carrying that theme into their wedding. Having an eco-friendly wedding is easy with these tips: Recycle a Wedding Dress It used to be popular to pass down a wedding dress from mother to daughter. Revive that tradition, or tweak the dress to add your own flair. Many bridal consignment [...]

July 10th, 2019|

How to Safely Store and Reheat Leftovers

There’s nothing better than leftovers! That means you get to enjoy your fine food (or catering) at least one more day after your event! Full enjoyment, however, depends on safely storing and reheating leftovers. The main goal of safely storing and reheating leftovers is to eliminate the risk of contamination from harmful molds, yeasts and bacteria that can multiply and cause food to spoil. The two types of bacteria found on food are pathogenic bacteria (the [...]

July 5th, 2019|

Maison Culinaire’s Guide to Identifying International Cuisine

International cuisine is often defined by flavor profiles. Different regions of the world developed their cuisine using the ingredients, spices and herbs that were most available to them throughout the ages. Of course, with today’s modern distribution systems, any cuisine can be reproduced. Here’s a quick guide on how to identify and produce international cuisines through their flavor profiles. American Cooking Cajun Thyme, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, creole mustard Celery, garlic, scallions, okra, onions, bell peppers [...]

June 24th, 2019|

Fun Catering Ideas for your Neighborhood Block Party

Throwing a neighborhood block party this summer? Gathering the neighbors for a Fourth of July celebration? What a great way to get to know your neighbors and make new friends. To stay out of the hot kitchen and enjoy your time outdoors, why not have your event catered? The caterer you choose can take care of set up and clean up, decorations, plates and cutlery, tables and chairs, and of course, the center of attention: the [...]

June 18th, 2019|

Maison Culinaire’s Essential Winery Wedding Catering Checklist

If you’re thinking about holding a destination wedding, you need look no farther than the lovely wineries and vineyards that dot the Washington DC metropolitan region. The backdrop, with its verdant vines, rolling hills, and classic, rustic or modern architecture can’t be beat. But what about the catering? Most wineries allow and encourage outside caterers for parties and wedding receptions. They are not equipped to handle large catering events on their own. This gives you the [...]

June 17th, 2019|

Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

We at Maison Culinaire are blessed to work with so many great people throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. We are always thrilled to get feedback that we did another fantastic job catering their event. Although we are humble and strive only to provide the best catering, we thought you might want to see what other people are saying about Maison Culinaire. Super Special Wedding “If you want your wedding day to be super special, you [...]

June 11th, 2019|

5 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Catering

One of the largest expenses you have with a wedding is the catering. You want to provide an excellent reception for your guests, but you also need to make sure you stay within your budget. Here are 5 ways to save money on wedding catering. 1. Compare Prices When it comes to wedding catering, you have lots of options. You don’t have to go with the first one you speak with or use your cousin’s wedding caterer. Make [...]

May 20th, 2019|

Are Fresh Ingredients Really Better for Catering?

When we say our food is fresh, you can believe it is as fresh as if we picked it that morning. The brightness of flavor and colorful appearance can only come from the freshest ingredients. If we can’t grow it ourselves, we work with local vendors known for the highest-quality ingredients. Are fresh ingredients better for catering? You bet! How Does the Maison Culinaire Garden Grow? Just outside our catering kitchen, Maison Culinaire tends its own [...]

May 20th, 2019|

Catering Ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Back to back, in the months of May and June, dates are set aside to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. They are a time to reflect on the love and sacrifices your parents and grandparents gave to ensure that you had a good life. They are also a time to gather the family together for a celebration of life. Rather than have mom spend the day at the stove, or dad at the grill (not [...]

May 10th, 2019|

Our International Community in Washington D.C Wants International Cuisine

Living and working here in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we are surrounded by people from different cultures. Between the job opportunities and the DC Embassies, you are likely to hear a number of different accents, and delight in the various styles of our varied cultures. One thing this international community wants is international cuisine—which is a specialty of Maison Culinaire. An International Background Maison Culinaire’s chef/owner, Chef Sus Grondin-Butler originally hails from Indonesia, and grew [...]

May 6th, 2019|