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Catering in Washington,
(202) 733-3106
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4.8 out of 5
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    Megan

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  • Eat & Smile catered our 100 person wedding at Josephine Butler Park Center, and they were absolutely amazing! From the beginning, Katie was really responsive, even though it was peak wedding season. After we had a great tasting and meeting with Katie, we knew E&S would be perfect for our wedding. We really wanted to support local businesses, and through E&S we got to support a great local business and local farmers. Katie was super organized and followed the timeline they laid out in the contract, which helped us keep on schedule. She also coordinated our rentals through one of E&S’s partners, which was especially nice when we hit some planning fatigue. Plus, E&S is really familiar with our venue, which made planning a lot easier. When it came to the food, everything was awesome! We loved that they asked about the theme of our wedding as part of the menu planning. Chef Oliver did a great job of capturing our DC theme in the menu options, including mini half-smokes as one of passed... Read more

    User6427048

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  • I don't know if I can put into words just how wonderful Eat and Smile was to work with. From the first email to the first tasting, from last minute adjustments to a perfectly choreographed reception, Eat and Smile was simply the best. They adapted to a venue with considerable restrictions and pulled it off without issue. Eat and Smile offers packages at every budget level. We went on the lower end, with Eat and Smile charging about half of what other caterers in the DC area charge, and were blown away by the quality and the options. Eat and Smile also offers an option that we didn't see with anyone else, a "party style," with 5 hors d'oeuvres and 3 small plates, that is a playful alternative to a sit-down dinner. This style means that you don't need seats for every guest, as people can grab food as they please, and it saves you the headache of figuring out that seating arrangement. This also means that food comes to your guests, and there are no lines at a buffet table or cold food... Read more

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Katie was fantastic to work with. Great at being flexible, but also keeping me on track. The tasting was fun, but not drawn out and a great chance to get a sense of the type of food they create. The chef was flexible in creating a menu that reflected our personalities and the food we love, like a biscuit bar and a cheesy grits station. Our guests really loved the food and I appreciated their willingness to work with me on keeping the costs affordable. All together a wonderful experience!! I hope you'll love working with them as much as we did.

    Suzanne

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I was planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to do a full dinner but served "cocktail style". I didn't think I'd be able to find anyone willing to cater this - in walked Eat & Smile. Not only did they understand my vision, but they assured me that they did more than 1/2 their weddings that way and were pros at it. We went for a tasting and were blown away by how delicious everything was. I expected to think it tasted good for "wedding food". It was beyond anything I expected. We worked with Oliver to craft a custom menu for our reception. They worked with our dietary restrictions (nut allergy) and made sure to provide a few gluten/dairy free choices as well for some of our guests. We worked with Katie Rotramel who held our hand through every step of the process. She directed us to several of the other vendors we ended up using and went above and beyond to highlight things we had forgotten. They did an amazing job at service - despite not having set tables - every guest got every ... Read more

    Hilary

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    5 out of 5
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  • After reading so many positive reviews, we had our eyes set on Eat & Smile even before we were set on a venue, and I'm still so happy they were available on the day of our event. We love their local approach to food, and reuse and recycle mentality, and I can't say enough about their services and the entire staff! Within a few hours of contacting E&S we heard back from Katie, who was our contact all the way through to the wedding. She did a fantastic job hosting us for the tasting, explaining about the services, answering our questions, keeping track of our orders, helping with the venue walk through and layout, and coordinating all of the rentals. Working with Oliver on the menu was a breeze, especially after we received such amazing initial menu options - just choosing was the hardest part! We knew for our venue and space that we wanted to do an hors d'oeuvres/small plate format for the reception, and Katie helped guide us on the flow and optimal set up of the space. On the da... Read more

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the very start working with Katie was a dream. She was so responsive to our inquiry and any follow up questions. After tasting their delicious food it was clear that we had to have E&S cater our day. We loved how their food seemed to be exquisitely well-done comfort food with an elevated twist. Every step of the planning was so easy with Katie- she gave us wonderful advice, took care of our rentals, our dessert/favors, and probably so much more that we were unaware of. The small changes that we suggested were taken into account and executed perfectly. We absolutely loved working with E&S- their staff, their talented chefs, and incredible service is second to none. If you want the highest quality food and service, with incredibly down to earth, professional staff- then you need to have E&S cater your next event.

    User4317369

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  • Hire Eat & Smile for your next catering need and you and your guests will be gushing for weeks about how amazing the food and service was! We cannot say enough great things about this group of people. Katie was our point of contact for the planning process. From the first phone call to the last email right before our wedding, she was always kind, upbeat, professional and timely. She and Chef Oliver made the entire planning process so easy and was extremely patient with my never ending list of questions. Michael was our day-of captain/show runner. He too was a delight and kept me confident that the service would be top notch. Seeing as I was the bride, I relied on my guests to evaluate the service. There was not a single complaint. Guests said the staff was friendly, helpful and funny. Michael made sure my husband and I ate, and the food was everything we had hoped for. It was also very cool that this company is very green and Eco-friendly. One of the best decisions we made for this wed... Read more

    Elijah

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  • When we started planning our wedding, we learned pretty quickly that as excited as we were to have the celebration, actually planning it was going to be a lot of work. Enter Eat and Smile. Three things to know about them – 1) They will make the process of planning a huge element of the wedding (i.e. – everything related to food and drink!) easy. 2) You are going to actually have fun during the planning. 3) Most importantly - your guests (and you) will be blown away by the food and service. From the moment we began talking to them, it became obvious that this was one big decision we did not need to stress over. As we started the planning process, they brought us in to their kitchen, with its farmhouse table and cozy atmosphere – and fed us like royalty. They took the time to help us figure out what we really wanted in terms of the feel of the wedding, the experience we wanted our guests to have, and the memories we wanted to create. Then they guided us to buil... Read more

    User5597143

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  • Eat & Smile did a fantastic job catering our rehearsal dinner at The Gibson in Washington DC. Katie, Erin, Oliver and the whole team were incredibly collaborative and responsive, and helped us plan and manage every last detail. Highly recommended.

    Mary

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  • We can’t say enough about this wonderful caterer! We chose Eat and Smile to cater our wedding reception. Our experience was extremely positive throughout the planning period and during the event. We were delighted to have the opportunity to taste from their menu, provide input for planning based on our favorite cuisines, comment on the proposed menu, and work closely with a terrific liaison, Katie, who was accessible, pleasant, organized and responsive. Our guests were delighted with the food and raved about the freshness of each dish, combination of flavors, and how well dishes complimented each other. We had five appetizers passed when guests had cocktails: gazpacho soup shots, jalapeño hushpuppies, mini crab cakes, salmon tartar in cucumber cups, watermelon and feta skewers. Every single one was outstanding and it is impossible to pick a favorite. The small plates offered as the main meal also were just amazing! These included a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, a beef... Read more

    User5341467

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  • The food was absolutely amazing great experience very professional couldn't of had a better place thanks so mocha

    Grant

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  • The team at Eat & Smile is incredible! We had a wonderful experience with them at our wedding on 8/15/15 (and over the past year during the planning phase!). We worked with Katie, she's a gem! She was professional, passionate, knowledgable, and quick to respond to all of our requests, questions, and changes. Eat & Smile was flexible with our budget, and never sacrificed service or quality. Our menu was customized perfectly for us, and we heard nothing but rave reviews about the food! We are so happy we went with E&S as our caterer, we wouldn't change a thing! If you care about food, menu creativity, and making sustainable choices, then please check our Eat & Smile. We highly recommend their services :)

    User4417878

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  • Eat & Smile delivered a delicious, personalized menu for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier! Katie was our main point of contact, and she was always very quick to respond to all of our questions. I felt like she and the team really made an effort to get to know us, and the types of food we liked, which really showed when it came time for the tasting as well as the final menu for our wedding. Instead of a traditional sit-down dinner, we chose to have a cocktail-style reception where small plates were passed throughout the night. Part of the reason we chose Eat & Smile was because they are very experienced in this style of reception, and we trusted their expertise. We made a request for a specific dish to be added to our menu, and they were more than happy to oblige. Our menu included a variety of cuisines, and they excelled in executing all of them. They also have partnerships with other local vendors and can offer unique services for your wedding. We took advantage of their... Read more

    Shaina

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  • Eat & Smile went above and BEYOND all of our expectations both for service and for the delicious, locally sourced food. We met Katie after a particularly terrible experience with a caterer recommended by our venue. We truly did not know what to expect and thought we may have to lower our expectations for wedding food. As food lovers, this was disheartening to us as we wanted to showcase our love of food on the big day almost as much as we wanted to showcase our love for each other. Enter Eat & Smile - on Day 1 we were able to try a menu they had put together for another wedding and we were blown away. The flavor profile was so complex and the menu so tailored that we felt as if we were eating at one of our favorite restaurants and not wedding fare. Katie and Oliver worked with us over email to create a menu that reflected our Indian-Italian background and were so amenable to any changes that we had related to family recipes. Not only did the actual fare come out awesome, but the... Read more

    safaa

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  • best service ever, incredible food, love it

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