As any experienced Corporate Event Planner knows, planning complex corporate events takes time, effort, coordination, and clear lines of communication for all involved. Main Event Caterers has a full staff of experienced Event Planners, knowledgeable Chefs, and a superb team of Supervisors, Bartenders and Wait Staff who harmoniously work together to orchestrate any event, be it a simple luncheon in the boardroom, a cocktail reception for a ‘job well done’ or an elegant seated affair for stockholders. We are among Washington’s Premier Off-site Catering Companies with extensive experience in producing a myriad of events, from intimate gatherings of ten of your most senior executives, to creatively themed picnics for the entire company.
We want your event to be exactly how you envision it to be. Our Event Designers listen carefully to your wants and needs. Creativity is one of the greatest gifts, unusual and often difficult to find. We employ ours whenever possible. Ever at the forefront of current trends as well as being accomplished in the traditional practices of Cocktail Receptions, Recognition Dinners, and Seated Banquets, if you can imagine it, we can create it. The Design Team’s expertise encompasses an unrivaled pool of knowledge, and an unbridled creative philosophy. Working closely with you, your committee, or an outside event planner, Main Event Caterers wants turn your idea into a reality.
One of the key and most memorable components of a corporate event is the food. Your guests will either remember how terrific it was… or how terrific it wasn’t. Working with our Corporate Chef, our Event Designers compose an individualized menu specifically for each client, with items that are important to them. We want to make what you want. If you alert us of any dietary restrictions, or foods you don’t care for, you can be certain they will not be a part of your menu. We do not have a list of items, which we make in large quantities and freeze in advance, then ask you to select one item from column ‘A’ and two from column ‘B’. We make everything fresh, just for you and your guests. (Well, to be honest, there is an exception… our house-made ice cream has to be frozen!) Whenever possible we use local sources and make our items from scratch.
Your function can be as simple or as extravagant as your taste and budget dictates. At Main Event Caterers, we are unrivaled in both. From a Casual Cocktail Reception for two-hundred in an soaring atrium, with exotic destination stations to sample global fare, to a traditional Washingtonian seated dinner for six-hundred, in an elegant gallery space, Main Event Caterers is flexible to the style and taste which will be most comfortable for you and your guests.
Our Executive Chef and his staff have strong experience in the industry, preparing delectable meals for the most recent inauguration, as well as the political and corporate elite, foreign dignitaries, and Hollywood notables.
Not only does our fare taste delicious, it looks delicious too. We understand that one eats with their eyes first. Our plated entrees and our buffet presentations are aesthetically composed. Be it the precise placement of porcini agnolotti with a swirl of brown butter on crisp white china, to the composition of lavish and handsome vignettes of buffet items, our staff will create a tempting tableau of gastronomy.
Of course, then there is the service. The food may be scrumptious and a delight to behold, but poor service can ruin everything. Our wait staff are well trained in all aspects of their profession and are friendly, yet unobtrusive. At a backyard BBQ they may be attired in blue jeans, and at an embassy event, they may be in white gloves, but it does not matter where they are, they know that they are an important component in making every event, large or small, successful in every way. We are proud of our team and receive as many compliments on their performance as we do our fare.
In addition to the aforementioned, another notable detail that sets us apart is that we have designed and manufactured many of our display pieces, so that they are special to Main Event Caterers and no other. A rustic Tapas Bar, Table Top Stainless Steel + Cast Iron Grills, Oversized Gilded Picture Frames, Uniquely Chic Modern Vases, so many items that make our designs stand apart from many other catering companies.Main Event Caterers is capable of doing so much more. We can assist in site selection, musical entertainment, floral arrangements, still photography, video, transportation, valet, all of this as well as creating a menu intricately customized to your design. Give us a call and let’s discuss what you are looking for, and start the road that leads to exactly what you have in mind. At Main Event we stand ready to Create Delicious for your special event and welcome your inquiries.