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The Worst Wedding Menu Options

When you’re planning your wedding menu, you have a plethora of foods and service styles from which to choose. You want to appeal to your guests’ tastes and diet preferences while creating a signature menu that’s all your own. But there are some foods you should NOT serve at your wedding reception! Here are our [...]

5 Ways to Find the Best Caterer

When you need to hire a caterer for your special event in Maryland, Washington DC or Northern Virginia, you want to hire the best.  But just how do you find the best caterer who can handle your event within your budget? Read on to find out! #1. Ask for Referrals The best way to find [...]

5 Tips on How to Be the Perfect Holiday Host With the Most This Year!

After catering holiday parties for decades, we’ve learned a few things about how to host the perfect holiday party. And we’re willing to pass along our favorite tips to you. Use these ideas to take the pressure off of your holiday hosting. #1. Have enough food available There’s nothing worse than running out of food [...]

Maison Culinaire’s Winter Guide to the Plethora of Potatoes

Fall and winter are prime times to think about potatoes, a hearty food that can be prepared in so many ways. Did you know that there are more than 200 potato varieties available in the United States? Here’s a primer on potato basics from Maison Culinaire. Potatoes fall into seven variety categories: russet, white, yellow, [...]

Game Day Catering to Make any Sports Fan Cheer for More!

There has been a lot of excitement around our local sports teams, with the Capitals taking the Stanley Cup, the Washington Mystics winning the championship title and the Nationals playing in the World Series. Hockey, baseball, basketball and football dominate many a weekend schedule throughout the year and are certainly a passion for DC Metropolitan [...]

Fall in Love With Our Magical Fall Catering Menu

Now that summer is behind us, the air is taking on a slight chill. That means fall is under way, and soon chilly nights will replace the warm languid evenings. One of the great things about fall are the end-of-harvest foods that are so abundant this time of year. They are perfect for creating a [...]

10 Authentic Italian Catering Ideas to Spice up Any DC Corporate Lunch

Who doesn’t like Italian food? Its rich and creamy sauces, its lovely pasta and its decadent desserts are just the thing to serve to your company’s in-house event. Italian cuisine is certainly easy to plan for your Washington, DC metropolitan area corporate catering, whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or a special celebration. Italian cuisine is [...]

Exquisite Vegan Wedding Catering Ideas

When you and your fiancé are vegans, planning your wedding catering can be tricky. However, there are ways to make sure your preferences are kept while at the same time, you provide a sumptuous reception for your guests who may or may not be vegan themselves. It’s easy when you use a caterer that understands [...]

Legendary Retirement Party Catering Ideas

If someone in your organization is retiring, chances are, they’ve been with your company for a while. You’ll want to give them an unforgettable sendoff; something they—and everyone—will remember with warm memories. Here are some trendy & classic retirement party catering ideas that will have you and your guests yelling, “Quit. Quit. Hooray!” “This is [...]

5 Mouth Watering Southern Themed Catering Ideas + A Bonus Beignet Recipe

Even though we’re just south of one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States, our area around Washington DC still boasts a number of Southern influences. We’re close enough to the truly “Southern” states to enjoy the people and foods of that region. Perhaps you’re from the Deep South, or have developed a [...]