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Festive Foods Catering, Inc.

Dc Metro Area , VA
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DC Metro Area, VA US

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888-230-4440

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ABOUT US

Since 1987, the amazing Special Events Team has been creating unique, individualized celebrations for the DC area's most discriminating residents. We have handled every type imaginable ~... Read more
Since 1987, the amazing Special Events Team has been creating unique, individualized celebrations for the DC area's most discriminating residents. We have handled every type imaginable ~ Spectacular Soirees in Museums, Happy Celebrations in Historic Homes, Stunning Nuptials at The Supreme Court, Passionate Weddings at Private Estates & Yachts and Magical Gatherings all around the Nation's Capital.

This year, 2013, as we have for the past 20 years, Festive Foods Catering is again honored to be recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine and The Washington Business Journal as the "Best of the Best" of the Metro area event providers. Further, many national special event resources, such as The Knot, Special Events Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings have all tipped their hats to our team's excellence, with Best-of Honors. These are all special distinctions we are quite proud of!

We are a full service catering and event planning company, which means we provide not only amazingly delicious and beautiful food, but all auxiliary specialty event equipment, linens, professional service personnel and complete event management...everything you need for a great celebration! For more information, contact our team info@festivefoods.com or call us 888.230.4440. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
10000

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Gretchen
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Lauren Levine of Festive Foods and we could not have been happier with our experience. I cannot just describe Lauren as a caterer, because she is so much more than that. Lauren stepped in as a wedding planner and made the process of wedding planning very enjoyable and stress free! Deciding to work with Lauren was a simple decision because from the get-go she was very quick to respond to my initial inquiry and this responsiveness continued throughout the entire planning process. Lauren helped me out by providing recommendations for the rest of my vendors, including hair, makeup, florist, deejay, and transportation. All of which, we were beyond pleased with. We had stations at our wedding and the menu the Festive Foods chef produced for us was exactly what we wanted and delicious! All of our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed the food at our reception. Lauren and all of the Festive Foods staff were very attentive and professional. The entire reception flowed effortlessly and not once did I feel an ounce of stress. I completely trusted Lauren and her capable staff of putting on an amazing and elegant affair for myself and my guests.
We worked with Lauren Levine of Festive Foods and we could not have been happier with our experience. I cannot just Read more...
We worked with Lauren Levine of Festive Foods and we could not have been happier with our experience. I cannot just describe Lauren as a caterer, because she is so much more than that. Lauren stepped in as a wedding planner and made the process of wedding planning very enjoyable and stress free! Deciding to work with Lauren was a simple decision because from the get-go she was very quick to respond to my initial inquiry and this responsiveness continued throughout the entire planning process. Lauren helped me out by providing recommendations for the rest of my vendors, including hair, makeup, florist, deejay, and transportation. All of which, we were beyond pleased with. We had stations at our wedding and the menu the Festive Foods chef produced for us was exactly what we wanted and delicious! All of our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed the food at our reception. Lauren and all of the Festive Foods staff were very attentive and professional. The entire reception flowed effortlessly and not once did I feel an ounce of stress. I completely trusted Lauren and her capable staff of putting on an amazing and elegant affair for myself and my guests. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Festive Foods. Lauren is a pro and she was great to work with. Everyone loved the food. The staff was great and very professional.
We would highly recommend Festive Foods. Lauren is a pro and she was great to work with. Everyone loved the food. The Read more...
We would highly recommend Festive Foods. Lauren is a pro and she was great to work with. Everyone loved the food. The staff was great and very professional. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Festive Foods Catering as our wedding caterer. Festive Foods’ performance during the months of planning, set-up and execution stages of our wedding was absolutely remarkable and far exceeded every expectation we had of their service. We could not recommend Lauren Levine and her Festive Foods crew more highly. Organic, cruelty-free, healthy and gourmet foods are Lauren’s forte and the primary reason we chose Festive Foods after a tasting that lasted several delicious hours at their rustic office. While the quality and taste of the food was foremost on our minds, we were also highly impressed with Lauren’s patience, responsiveness, attention to detail and innovative style. Lauren was truly as excited about our wedding as we were and her responsiveness proved it: she responded to myriad calls and E-mails generally within a couple of hours and often within minutes. She really pulled out all the stops to accommodate and recommend special flourishes and customizations that only a highly experienced professional could do. Lauren and her team worked her magic within our budget. She made expert recommendations regarding décor, menu, bar items, linens and even other vendors. The result was an exceptional value. Lauren’s service and expertise easily rivaled or exceeded other DC caterers who would not even consider our business unless we were able to increase our budget by 30%. On the day of the event, Lauren coordinated almost every aspect of the wedding with our other vendors to ensure the event was perfectly flawless. Our tables, seating cards, linens, place settings and bar were breathtakingly beautiful. The Festive Foods catering staff were efficient, professional and well dressed. The whole evening flowed due to Lauren’s choreographed direction. We received numerous praise and compliments on the meal from our guests, both during and after the wedding. Festive Foods made our most special day a memorable success and we have no doubt they could do it for you, too!
We hired Festive Foods Catering as our wedding caterer. Festive Foods’ performance during the months of planning, set-up Read more...
We hired Festive Foods Catering as our wedding caterer. Festive Foods’ performance during the months of planning, set-up and execution stages of our wedding was absolutely remarkable and far exceeded every expectation we had of their service. We could not recommend Lauren Levine and her Festive Foods crew more highly. Organic, cruelty-free, healthy and gourmet foods are Lauren’s forte and the primary reason we chose Festive Foods after a tasting that lasted several delicious hours at their rustic office. While the quality and taste of the food was foremost on our minds, we were also highly impressed with Lauren’s patience, responsiveness, attention to detail and innovative style. Lauren was truly as excited about our wedding as we were and her responsiveness proved it: she responded to myriad calls and E-mails generally within a couple of hours and often within minutes. She really pulled out all the stops to accommodate and recommend special flourishes and customizations that only a highly experienced professional could do. Lauren and her team worked her magic within our budget. She made expert recommendations regarding décor, menu, bar items, linens and even other vendors. The result was an exceptional value. Lauren’s service and expertise easily rivaled or exceeded other DC caterers who would not even consider our business unless we were able to increase our budget by 30%. On the day of the event, Lauren coordinated almost every aspect of the wedding with our other vendors to ensure the event was perfectly flawless. Our tables, seating cards, linens, place settings and bar were breathtakingly beautiful. The Festive Foods catering staff were efficient, professional and well dressed. The whole evening flowed due to Lauren’s choreographed direction. We received numerous praise and compliments on the meal from our guests, both during and after the wedding. Festive Foods made our most special day a memorable success and we have no doubt they could do it for you, too! Read less
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Cecelia
Wedding:
6/7/2013
4.8/5.0
I recently got married and the reception was held at the Woodend Sanctuary at the Audubon Naturalist Society. They had a list of caterers you had to choose from - I was initially upset by this since I wouldn't be able to shop around as much, but Lauren Levine and her team at Festive Foods were absolutely amazing. I think they were one of the more affordable caterers on the provided list, and Lauren was absolutely fantastic. She was prompt in answering emails, incredibly calm and flexible with last-minute adjustments, and was helpful at making suggestions when I was unsure with details. She has a wonderful knack for putting a bride at ease!
And of course, the food was excellent. We had a free tasting, where we were served with such professionalism and care. I know the bride isn't supposed to eat a lot at the reception, but I couldn't get enough of the appetizers - and I definitely filled my plate. We ended up doing a buffet line, which worked very smoothly for the guests. Festive Foods also took care of our bar and alcohol service, which I have absolutely no complaints about. We gave them some home recipes (both for an alcoholic drink and for some of the dinner items), which they were able to accommodate and serve with no problem.
Lauren has worked at Woodend numerous times and knew the venue and rules like the back of her hand. She is a fantastic coordinator, and Festive Foods is a fantastic caterer. I recommend!
I recently got married and the reception was held at the Woodend Sanctuary at the Audubon Naturalist Society. They had a Read more...
I recently got married and the reception was held at the Woodend Sanctuary at the Audubon Naturalist Society. They had a list of caterers you had to choose from - I was initially upset by this since I wouldn't be able to shop around as much, but Lauren Levine and her team at Festive Foods were absolutely amazing. I think they were one of the more affordable caterers on the provided list, and Lauren was absolutely fantastic. She was prompt in answering emails, incredibly calm and flexible with last-minute adjustments, and was helpful at making suggestions when I was unsure with details. She has a wonderful knack for putting a bride at ease!
And of course, the food was excellent. We had a free tasting, where we were served with such professionalism and care. I know the bride isn't supposed to eat a lot at the reception, but I couldn't get enough of the appetizers - and I definitely filled my plate. We ended up doing a buffet line, which worked very smoothly for the guests. Festive Foods also took care of our bar and alcohol service, which I have absolutely no complaints about. We gave them some home recipes (both for an alcoholic drink and for some of the dinner items), which they were able to accommodate and serve with no problem.
Lauren has worked at Woodend numerous times and knew the venue and rules like the back of her hand. She is a fantastic coordinator, and Festive Foods is a fantastic caterer. I recommend! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Jesus
Wedding:
4/26/2013
4.8/5.0
We didn't know how important choosing the right caterer was until our wedding day.

Festive Foods did a FANTASTIC job to help make our wedding day full of great memories and have everything run smoothly. Lauren was such a pleasure to work with! We were a little stressed from our previous caterer backing out 2 months before the event after having the menu and details set. However, that turned out to be a blessing as we then contacted Festive Foods and felt so much better after our meeting with Lauren. We looked at 4 other caterers and nothing came close to the service and attention she gave us. She was extremely responsive and very easy to work with. Going out to their tasting restaurant in rural VA was at first off putting for me but it was well worth the trip. The food and venue were great and it is always nice to be treated like royalty for an evening.

On our wedding day, we had very little time to set everything up due to venue time restrictions. However, Lauren and her team were able to get everything ready on time, even with Lauren being occupied for a good 30 minutes sewing suspender buttons on one of the grooms pants. :) They were also very helpful in keeping the live band a surprise for one of the grooms which was a big moment of the day. During and after dinner, everyone was asking us about the caterer and complimenting the food. Food isn't always the highlight of the wedding but for us it was extremely important and everyone is still talking about how good it was when they remember that night.

We were so happy with Festive Foods and highly recommend them! You will not regret it.

I don't give out fives often but it is well deserved here and I will recommend Festive Foods for any event for the price, service, and experience. You only have one chance to make the event work and if it wasn't for them, I don't think it would have turned out as great as it did.
We didn't know how important choosing the right caterer was until our wedding day.

Festive Foods did a FANTASTIC Read more...
We didn't know how important choosing the right caterer was until our wedding day.

Festive Foods did a FANTASTIC job to help make our wedding day full of great memories and have everything run smoothly. Lauren was such a pleasure to work with! We were a little stressed from our previous caterer backing out 2 months before the event after having the menu and details set. However, that turned out to be a blessing as we then contacted Festive Foods and felt so much better after our meeting with Lauren. We looked at 4 other caterers and nothing came close to the service and attention she gave us. She was extremely responsive and very easy to work with. Going out to their tasting restaurant in rural VA was at first off putting for me but it was well worth the trip. The food and venue were great and it is always nice to be treated like royalty for an evening.

On our wedding day, we had very little time to set everything up due to venue time restrictions. However, Lauren and her team were able to get everything ready on time, even with Lauren being occupied for a good 30 minutes sewing suspender buttons on one of the grooms pants. :) They were also very helpful in keeping the live band a surprise for one of the grooms which was a big moment of the day. During and after dinner, everyone was asking us about the caterer and complimenting the food. Food isn't always the highlight of the wedding but for us it was extremely important and everyone is still talking about how good it was when they remember that night.

We were so happy with Festive Foods and highly recommend them! You will not regret it.

I don't give out fives often but it is well deserved here and I will recommend Festive Foods for any event for the price, service, and experience. You only have one chance to make the event work and if it wasn't for them, I don't think it would have turned out as great as it did. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Czarina
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I did a lot of research before choosing our wedding caterer, but I used three key criteria when we were deciding on our caterer: their responsiveness, their price, and the taste of food. Festive Foods right from the start was the best at addressing these criteria, and were very willing to do anything to make wedding planning easier. I was planning our wedding for about 11 months, and I had a lot of questions, and Eduardo Carrasco answered all of them promptly and was a calming presence because they were one vendor I didn't have to worry about. They were also the most cost effective based on my comparison, and worked with me even when I would change my mind on the menu ideas. We were on a budget, and they were also flexible with how we can break down the payments in several installments, looked for ways we can save money, and even eased my mind about day of coordination by offering staff support on the day of. Lastly, their food was delicious; and our guests raved about! My absolute favorite are their cakes and pies! Overall, Festive Foods made my wedding day wonderful, and they exceeded my expectations not only in the food, but the service, and coordination of the wedding. I didn't have to worry about any of the set-up because I trusted Festive Food staff Khoa Ly who made everything flow smoothly and on time. I would definitely use Festive Foods again if given the opportunity and highly recommend.
I did a lot of research before choosing our wedding caterer, but I used three key criteria when we were deciding on our Read more...
I did a lot of research before choosing our wedding caterer, but I used three key criteria when we were deciding on our caterer: their responsiveness, their price, and the taste of food. Festive Foods right from the start was the best at addressing these criteria, and were very willing to do anything to make wedding planning easier. I was planning our wedding for about 11 months, and I had a lot of questions, and Eduardo Carrasco answered all of them promptly and was a calming presence because they were one vendor I didn't have to worry about. They were also the most cost effective based on my comparison, and worked with me even when I would change my mind on the menu ideas. We were on a budget, and they were also flexible with how we can break down the payments in several installments, looked for ways we can save money, and even eased my mind about day of coordination by offering staff support on the day of. Lastly, their food was delicious; and our guests raved about! My absolute favorite are their cakes and pies! Overall, Festive Foods made my wedding day wonderful, and they exceeded my expectations not only in the food, but the service, and coordination of the wedding. I didn't have to worry about any of the set-up because I trusted Festive Food staff Khoa Ly who made everything flow smoothly and on time. I would definitely use Festive Foods again if given the opportunity and highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We have received so many compliments on our wedding! Festive Foods provided our guests with a fine dining experience that caught everyone by surprise. Absolutely unbelievable and they took care of every detail. We fell in love with Lauren's enthusiasm and her love of fine dining. An added bonus - they were not the most expensive in the area.
We have received so many compliments on our wedding! Festive Foods provided our guests with a fine dining experience that Read more...
We have received so many compliments on our wedding! Festive Foods provided our guests with a fine dining experience that caught everyone by surprise. Absolutely unbelievable and they took care of every detail. We fell in love with Lauren's enthusiasm and her love of fine dining. An added bonus - they were not the most expensive in the area. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our food was amazing and Lauren was absolutely wonderful to work with, I HIGHLY recommend festive foods!
Our food was amazing and Lauren was absolutely wonderful to work with, I HIGHLY recommend festive foods!
Our food was amazing and Lauren was absolutely wonderful to work with, I HIGHLY recommend festive foods! Read less
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Beth and Brian
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Festive Foods (FF) did a fantastic job at our wedding! This team defines the concept of true professionals of their trade. The food and service were top notch. Opposites attract and FF catered to some serious meat loving and some serious vegetarian contingents. All went home satisfied. If Festive Foods is available for your wedding day, without hesitation, we'd say sign them! We did a tasting and it was worth the drive to their headquarters. The tasting was the best we'd had compared to the others. All courses of the menu, including the desert, was the freshest, the warmest, and the most delicious of all we sampled. Notably, the tasting was consistent with what was served on the day of the wedding, even significantly scaled. We had a FF wedding cake and several stations that were fantastic. Lauren's expertise, attention to detail, and grounding throughout our planning and on the big day was invaluable, and they were able to create and execute on a menu and other stations that were truly inspired and wonderful.
Festive Foods (FF) did a fantastic job at our wedding! This team defines the concept of true professionals of their trade. Read more...
Festive Foods (FF) did a fantastic job at our wedding! This team defines the concept of true professionals of their trade. The food and service were top notch. Opposites attract and FF catered to some serious meat loving and some serious vegetarian contingents. All went home satisfied. If Festive Foods is available for your wedding day, without hesitation, we'd say sign them! We did a tasting and it was worth the drive to their headquarters. The tasting was the best we'd had compared to the others. All courses of the menu, including the desert, was the freshest, the warmest, and the most delicious of all we sampled. Notably, the tasting was consistent with what was served on the day of the wedding, even significantly scaled. We had a FF wedding cake and several stations that were fantastic. Lauren's expertise, attention to detail, and grounding throughout our planning and on the big day was invaluable, and they were able to create and execute on a menu and other stations that were truly inspired and wonderful. Read less
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Carey
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine having another caterer for our wedding. Lauren and Khoa from Festive Foods gave us personalized attention and were with us through each step of the planning process. Lauren even referred me to a florist, who was able to give me exactly what I wanted in my budget. Speaking of budget, our wedding was on a budget and Festive Foods was reasonable. Great food was extremely important for me to have at our wedding and they delivered. We received so many compliments on the food. Even months after the wedding guests were still talking about it. You will not go wrong with this caterer.
I cannot imagine having another caterer for our wedding. Lauren and Khoa from Festive Foods gave us personalized attention Read more...
I cannot imagine having another caterer for our wedding. Lauren and Khoa from Festive Foods gave us personalized attention and were with us through each step of the planning process. Lauren even referred me to a florist, who was able to give me exactly what I wanted in my budget. Speaking of budget, our wedding was on a budget and Festive Foods was reasonable. Great food was extremely important for me to have at our wedding and they delivered. We received so many compliments on the food. Even months after the wedding guests were still talking about it. You will not go wrong with this caterer. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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