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Catering By Vest

Oxon Hill , MD
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LOCATION

4508 Beech Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20748 US (map)

PHONE

301-423-3151
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ABOUT US

Catering By Vest is a locally owned firm which prides itself on providing personalized service. Events, both large and small are given the attention necessary to ensure that the visions... Read more
Catering By Vest is a locally owned firm which prides itself on providing personalized service. Events, both large and small are given the attention necessary to ensure that the visions and expectations of each client is met. While having an array of menu offerings, CBV individualizes and customizes menu and presentations for each clients. Realizing that tastes and expectations vary, it has always been the goal to listen and work through whatever details and challenges to make sure that every detail is handled properly and our clients satisfied. We believe in connecting with clients.

Chef Thomas Vest--owner and founder is very hands on. He is a professionally trained chef whose experience spans many types of cuisines ranging from American to European; from Caribbean to Southern and anything in between. With his special blend of spices coupled with his flare for dramatic presentation, he provides clients with cuisine which will marvel their guests--all of this done at reasonable costs. When he places his name on an event, he desires that excellence is demonstrated in our food, service and presentation. He is personally involved with each wedding . He welcomes you to explore CBV for your next event. Call him personally before booking and you will be glad that you did! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
I just decided to copy and paste my Yelp review:

I want to start off by saying the service was really good. The staff was on time with setting up the venue and were prompt when changes had to be made. Staff were dressed appropriately and were very attentive. The presentation of the food was beautiful as well. I was so pleased with it. Carol, the manager checked in with me multiple times to see how everything was and I appreciated that. My day of coordinator relayed that when she asked for refills, etc., the staff was very prompt with it, so that is definitely a plus.

The only issue I had was that a day after the event, my guests complained about cold food. The food ranged from "so cold i couldn't even eat it" to "it was kind of cold, but I still ate it." I wish that would have been brought to my attention during the event, but it wasn't so I couldn't tell you how the company would have handled it. However, cold food should have never been served in the first place, so I took off a few stars for that. If not for that, this company would easily get five stars. After speaking with the catering manager about it, I received an apology and an explanation that the food was considered room temperature and that if she was aware, it would have been handled quickly.

So, I will my share my own personal thoughts about the food. The temperature of my food was fine. I loved the food. My menu consisted of spanakopita (which was ok, but i got that for my vegetarian guests), chicken kabobs (which were delicious), teriyaki beef kabobs (again, delicious), curry chicken salad (which vastly differed from what I had at the tasting, but it was amazing), and crab cakes (they were just ok. I did not taste them beforehand, but the guests liked them). The lemonade was very sweet and good. I don't drink iced tea, but my husband liked it.

Overall, if I needed a caterer in the future, I would definitely use them again and pay close attention to the food temperature.
I just decided to copy and paste my Yelp review:

I want to start off by saying the service was really good. The Read more...
I just decided to copy and paste my Yelp review:

I want to start off by saying the service was really good. The staff was on time with setting up the venue and were prompt when changes had to be made. Staff were dressed appropriately and were very attentive. The presentation of the food was beautiful as well. I was so pleased with it. Carol, the manager checked in with me multiple times to see how everything was and I appreciated that. My day of coordinator relayed that when she asked for refills, etc., the staff was very prompt with it, so that is definitely a plus.

The only issue I had was that a day after the event, my guests complained about cold food. The food ranged from "so cold i couldn't even eat it" to "it was kind of cold, but I still ate it." I wish that would have been brought to my attention during the event, but it wasn't so I couldn't tell you how the company would have handled it. However, cold food should have never been served in the first place, so I took off a few stars for that. If not for that, this company would easily get five stars. After speaking with the catering manager about it, I received an apology and an explanation that the food was considered room temperature and that if she was aware, it would have been handled quickly.

So, I will my share my own personal thoughts about the food. The temperature of my food was fine. I loved the food. My menu consisted of spanakopita (which was ok, but i got that for my vegetarian guests), chicken kabobs (which were delicious), teriyaki beef kabobs (again, delicious), curry chicken salad (which vastly differed from what I had at the tasting, but it was amazing), and crab cakes (they were just ok. I did not taste them beforehand, but the guests liked them). The lemonade was very sweet and good. I don't drink iced tea, but my husband liked it.

Overall, if I needed a caterer in the future, I would definitely use them again and pay close attention to the food temperature. Read less
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Catering By Vest responded with the following comments:

We were honored to be a part of this special vow renewal event. Our clients were gracious and knew what they wanted. It was a pleasure working with the "bride" who along with her coordinator did an excellent job. The reception service was in two phases with the first part being stationed appetizers of salads, fruit displays, specialty dips, crostini, cheese and lemonade. The client wanted a stand-up cocktail type of reception and requested an array of passed appetizers - chicken kabobs, teriyaki beef on skewers, spanakopita, crab cakes and curry chicken salad in phyllo cups. The passed appetizers were heated and placed on trays (except the curry chicken salad) right before being given to the waiters who circulated the throughout the venue offering the passed appetizers. Unfortunately, the venue had to run large fans because of the temperature that day. This may have contributed to a quick loss of heat, but most of the passed appetizers may be served at room temperature. We would have loved to have known of any issues during the event since our staff is trained to interact with guests and be proactive in handling their needs. Then we could have quickly replaced those items. We strive for 100% and will take this advisement into consideration as we go forward and do similar events. We only have deep appreciation when clients communicate with us since that in turn allows us to improve. Again, we send out thanks and congratulations to our wonderful clients!
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Alicia
Wedding:
5/26/2016
4.7/5.0
Catering By Vest (CBV) was amazing. We met a few times in person and had some phone conferences, where I expressed our vision for our May 26, 2016 wedding and Mrs. Carol made our vision into a reality. With the help of my decorator, coordinator, and the catering company, the table settings were beautiful! Everyone raved about the food and it's flavor! And above all, Mrs. Carol was extremely professional, flexible, and kind throughout the process.
Catering By Vest (CBV) was amazing. We met a few times in person and had some phone conferences, where I expressed our Read more...
Catering By Vest (CBV) was amazing. We met a few times in person and had some phone conferences, where I expressed our vision for our May 26, 2016 wedding and Mrs. Carol made our vision into a reality. With the help of my decorator, coordinator, and the catering company, the table settings were beautiful! Everyone raved about the food and it's flavor! And above all, Mrs. Carol was extremely professional, flexible, and kind throughout the process. Read less
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Capacine
Wedding:
1/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Catering By Vest is fantastic. The food was scrumptious and the staff was superb. They will be our family caterer from now on. Many thanks to them for making our son's wedding day a beautiful event.
Catering By Vest is fantastic. The food was scrumptious and the staff was superb. They will be our family caterer from now Read more...
Catering By Vest is fantastic. The food was scrumptious and the staff was superb. They will be our family caterer from now on. Many thanks to them for making our son's wedding day a beautiful event. Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering By Vest did an exceptional job catering my Wedding. My husband and I were very pleased with their professionalism, customer service and most importantly their DELICIOUS food!! Everything turned out exactly the way we wanted it to. Our guest have still been raving about how good the food was. I would highly recommend them to caterer your next event. You won't be disappointed.
Catering By Vest did an exceptional job catering my Wedding. My husband and I were very pleased with their Read more...
Catering By Vest did an exceptional job catering my Wedding. My husband and I were very pleased with their professionalism, customer service and most importantly their DELICIOUS food!! Everything turned out exactly the way we wanted it to. Our guest have still been raving about how good the food was. I would highly recommend them to caterer your next event. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Lenee
Wedding:
9/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing Staff. Awesome customer service, and the food was outstanding. I would definitely use them again.
Amazing Staff. Awesome customer service, and the food was outstanding. I would definitely use them again.
Amazing Staff. Awesome customer service, and the food was outstanding. I would definitely use them again. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
9/8/2013
4.6/5.0
My guests RAVED about the food and enjoyed multiple servings. Great job!
My guests RAVED about the food and enjoyed multiple servings. Great job!
My guests RAVED about the food and enjoyed multiple servings. Great job! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Carol and the Catering By Vest staff. Knowing the catering aspect of my wedding was in good hands provided me the peace of mind I needed on that day. My guest raved about how excellent the food was, which pleased me even more. I would recommend Catering By Vest to all my friends and family for future events.

Thank you Ms. Carol and Happy Holidays to you and Family!
Mr. & Mrs. Walker El
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Carol and the Catering By Vest staff. Knowing the catering aspect of my wedding was in Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Carol and the Catering By Vest staff. Knowing the catering aspect of my wedding was in good hands provided me the peace of mind I needed on that day. My guest raved about how excellent the food was, which pleased me even more. I would recommend Catering By Vest to all my friends and family for future events.

Thank you Ms. Carol and Happy Holidays to you and Family!
Mr. & Mrs. Walker El Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr. Vest and his staff were wonderful!! The food was great and I would highly recommend them for their services!
Mr. Vest and his staff were wonderful!! The food was great and I would highly recommend them for their services!
Mr. Vest and his staff were wonderful!! The food was great and I would highly recommend them for their services! Read less
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Kysha
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved the food, very personal and professional and the guest still talk about how good the food was today!
Loved the food, very personal and professional and the guest still talk about how good the food was today!
Loved the food, very personal and professional and the guest still talk about how good the food was today! Read less
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Sarika
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are not a typical couple as we are both very unique. Our wedding theme was the combination of his likes and my likes to signify the joinging of two people as one. CBV rose to the challenge as we did not go for a traditional meal. It was a combination of his favorite food and mines. It was just as unique as we are. The food was wonderful and worked so well together that they actually complimented one another (just like us!). Everyone is still talking about the great quality, taste, and flavor of the food. If the rating could be higher believe us they deserve a 10+. They will be catering our daughter's Sweet Sixteen in October so we are looking forward to some more great food!
My husband and I are not a typical couple as we are both very unique. Our wedding theme was the combination of his likes Read more...
My husband and I are not a typical couple as we are both very unique. Our wedding theme was the combination of his likes and my likes to signify the joinging of two people as one. CBV rose to the challenge as we did not go for a traditional meal. It was a combination of his favorite food and mines. It was just as unique as we are. The food was wonderful and worked so well together that they actually complimented one another (just like us!). Everyone is still talking about the great quality, taste, and flavor of the food. If the rating could be higher believe us they deserve a 10+. They will be catering our daughter's Sweet Sixteen in October so we are looking forward to some more great food! Read less
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