Welcome to our nation’s capital! It is a marvelous, international and bustling city. History has been made and is being made around every corner. Diplomacy, espionage, elegance, and scandal permeate the white marble facades. You and your guests should experience it all with an insider’s perspective and Main Event Caterers are experts in providing that vital experience. Our Event Planners will be your guide, assisting in every aspect of the execution of remarkable events and functions. Event Management is made easier for you, as we have the knowledge and experience to ensure everything is as you need it to be. We can be your primary source as we have a roster of select vendors with whom we have long term, trustworthy relationships. In addition to Destination Management we are a premiere Off-site Caterer, able to design a memorable event just about anywhere imaginable.

The District of Columbia is a multifaceted jewel. Are you in need of a seated dinner for 800? The National Building Museum has been the site of many Inaugural Balls since Grover Cleveland’s in 1893. If you are presenting Awards to your top people, The Carnegie Mellon Auditorium is a splendid venue. An elegant dinner for your Board of Directors can be stunning at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden or aboard the Former Presidential Yacht USS Sequoia. Our Corporate Event Planners are capable of designing and facilitating anything from a weeklong conference with all of the trimmings, to a simple select dinner for your most important of guests.

We want your conference or destination event to be exactly how you want 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, Fund Raisers, 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.

Main Event Caterers creates an individualized menu specifically for each client, with items that are important to you. 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 that we produce 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. 

Our Executive Chef and his staff have extensive 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 so our plating of entrees or our buffet presentations are aesthetically pleasing. From 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, are friendly, yet unobtrusive. Whether they are in blue jeans for a themed event or white gloved for a formal dinner it does not matter, they know 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.

Main Event Caterers is capable of doing so much more than many other companies. Give us call so we may discuss your vision for your event and start the journey that leads to exactly what you have in mind.