Our Approach

The key to any successful event is having the right ingredients. Mixing inventive menus, world-class cuisine, seamless service, and trendsetting design, Main Event Caterers is proud to be one of the first full-service catering companies in the DC Metro Area. For 25 years, we’ve been in the business of building well-balanced, sensory experiences that transport guests to a bold world of celebration.

Our Team

Management Team

The mastermind behind Main Event is our innovative Management Team. Each team member possesses a rich foundation in hospitality; offering a masterful depth of knowledge that raises Main Event to elite levels of entertaining. They lead our mighty team to success, assuring the foundation of each event is creativity, excellence and warm hospitality.

Culinary Team

The heart of our business is food, and our culinary team captures inventive cuisine with gusto. Our chefs’ skills are diverse; from expertly creating intimate dinners to orchestrating large-scale galas across the Metro-DC area and beyond.

Operational Team

Main Event’s Warehouse Operations Team is the backbone of our business. The Team masterminds the details – making sure deliveries are prompt, and that every teaspoon, every martini glass, every table linen is in place and ready to make the vision for your event a reality.

Sales Team

Main Event’s Sales Team brings decades of hospitality and event experience to your gathering. Our Event Designers infuse a sense of taste, design and culture to deliver catered experiences that are unforgettable. Our team loves a good party, and will move heaven and earth to make sure your gathering is nothing short of spectacular.

Our Process

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Let’s Get Started!

You have already taken the best first step and found us at Main Event Caterers. Give us a call or send an email and we can discuss your needs.

Fill Us In

No two events are alike. Based on the client, venue, theme, time of year, time of day and even budget goals, we will handcraft a curated event for you. Tell us what you know you want, and we will guide you through what we know you need.

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Action!

Our culinary team and event designers figure out all the details for your event.

We Put It In Writing

We present a detailed proposal – YOUR proposal.

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Contract and Deposit

Let’s formalize our agreement to work together. A contract and a deposit secure a spot on our schedule and get the ball rolling to finalize the design details and menu specifics.

Tasting

This part takes about 6 weeks to schedule and can’t be rushed! We get a chance to meet face to face, finalize the menu selections and discuss other design details. You get to be a true guest and enjoy the dining experience, as we all work toward a great event. Your Event Designer will fill you in on Tasting scheduling and details.

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Walk-Through

We meet at the event site and walk through your guests’ experience! Final details like linen selections, florals, floor plan + more gets reviewed and confirmed. We will dot the i’s and cross the t’s.

Go Time

Today’s the day! All the plans we have worked on for months or even years will be executed as planned. We are ready to handle any surprises with professional grace.

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The Reviews Are In

Our Mission

We Think Local.

We work hard to shop local, bringing the freshest, most
ethically acquired ingredients to our dishes. We are proud to support local small businesses throughout Virginia and Maryland, which not only provides you with the freshest organic produce, but also contributes to
local farming. As you take a bite of your fresh Dutch
apple pie, know its ingredients were grown just up the road from where you’re seated.

We avoid wasting food and seek out creative ways to infuse ingredients in our cuisine. Our chefs’ masterful creations assure you’ll clean your plate, so that’s a plus.

Waste Not!

You Might Call Us Pioneers

We’re serious about sustainable innovation, which translates to Main Event’s insatiable hunger to be better stewards of our culinary resources. It boils down to better events, better cuisine, and a better world.

On the Mission to Plant-based

Main Event’s inventive meatless offerings bring flavor, texture and beauty to guests. With so many delicious, healthy and creative options available, plant-based dishes are worth considering for your next gathering – your meatless eaters will thank you, and you just may convert your other guests as well!

For a myriad of reasons, some of your guests might prefer meatless options. Our talented Main Event chefs have developed tantalizing plant-based menu items that not only provide more wholesome, balanced meals, but reduce carbon emissions, animal feed and waste runoff pollutants, as well as other environmental benefits. It’s a delicious new dining experience of natural umami, utilizing locally grown and sustainably grown plants to drive the menu.