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How to Stay Cool by the Pool with Summer Salads, Ceviches and Sips

Summer brings sweltering days, but it also offers respite from the high temperatures in the refreshing waters of the pool. Cool off with a delightful summer picnic poolside, with our ideas for salads, ceviches and sips to beat the heat. Cool Summer Salads Salads can be favorite additions to a summertime picnic or a main-course [...]

3 Reasons Not to Skip Dessert When Ordering for Your Corporate Luncheon

When planning a corporate luncheon, the one thing that most people look most forward to is the dessert. It’s not only a taste delight at the end of the meal, it’s a memorable moment in the middle of the day. Here are 3 reasons not to skip dessert at your corporate luncheon. Dessert is the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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