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Eat & Smile Catering

Locally Sourced, Exquisitely Made
2212 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
202-733-3106
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4.8
107 Reviews
Sarah
8/11/18
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are beyond ecstatic that Eat & Smile were with us for our celebration. The food was phenomenal! Some of my favorites were the ceviche, red snapper, and the beef & potatoes. Everything was delicious though. Even when things went off schedule on our part all of the team adapted quickly and smoothly. They really went the extra mile to accommodate some last minute changes we made. Also, they paid great attention to me (the bride) and my mother by delivering beverages to us personally in moments when we weren't in the reception area. As D.C. residents, we were proud to have Eat & Smile who source from local vendors and farms for their ingredients, food and beverage items. We feel very loved and fulfilled, and are grateful we could share this weekend with such wonderful people. I don't know how to thank them enough for answering all of our questions, and keeping us on track! We couldn't have done this without them. If we ever have a big event again, we will definitely come to E&S. Thank you so so much again!
Mary
6/23/18
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used Eat & Smile Catering for our wedding this past June and absolutely loved it. The food was by far better than any catering I’ve had before. When reviewing caterers, E&S stood out because the food was local, fresh, flavorful and fun! E&S worked with us to keep our catering budget centered, while allowing us creative license with menu options. We were happy to support a small business in DC, but even happier with the service and products!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much for your kind words, Mary! We're so thrilled to have been a part of making your wedding day special and truly your own! Best wishes and big hugs.
User5094541

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
These people ROCK!!! We requested an out-of-the ordinary menu- 4 passed appetizers and 4 small plates that went with an ampersand theme- mac & cheese, shrimp & grits, spaghetti & meatballs...etc etc. Our guest RAVED about the yummy comfort food! Katie was exceptionally easy to work with-replied to emails within minutes many times. All aspects of the process were EASY and the results were beyond our wildest dreams! Our venue was overjoyed with the condition our venue was left in-they said it was exceptional! Really cannot recommend Eat & Smile highly enough. Delicious food and great quality & value. Five stars all the way!!!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
We are so happy the Ampersand wedding went without a hitch and we were able to help make the day awesome & great ;) Thank you, again! We love a good theme wedding, especially when it matches our favorite "&" symbol!
Faith
11/4/17
Categories: Catering, Event Rentals & Photobooths
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
All the Eat & Smile staff were amazing, accommodating, and went well above and beyond what we expected! The planning process was easy and the food was delicious. Everyone told us what a fantastic time they had and how the party really suited us and the kind of people we are. This wouldn't have been possible without all the help from Eat & Smile and the amazing coordinator Elle.
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Thanks, F&N! It was such a pleasure planning with you! Best wishes to you both :)
Neil
10/14/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Katie, Oliver, and the entire Eat & Smile staff were fantastic! We were planning our backyard surprise wedding within 3 months from getting engaged and they were great at helping us plan the menu (they even incorporated dishes from our backgrounds), suggested a great day-of wedding coordinator, and provided an excellent experience for our guests via passed hors d'oeuvres and provided a bartender and servers! They provided a great tasting session where we were able to narrow our menu for our wedding! All our guests were very impressed about their professionalism, service, and the food was delicious! We loved them so much that we are already hiring them for our next even in December!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
We are SO THRILLED to have been able to help you both (and Phoenix the dog!) have such a memorable wedding! Thank you!
User5488446

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used Eat & Smile to cater our wedding in September 2017 and we could not have been happier with the entire process, from the first email to the follow-up after the event. One of the reasons we were so taken with E&S immediately is that, out of all the caterers we contacted, they were the first ones who seemed to understand our vibe, our budget, and our tastes, and were willing to tailor the experience to us. We loved working with the E&S team - it was probably one of the most fun pieces of wedding planning! Our team - first Keira, then Katie - always answered emails promptly and in detail and were beyond helpful in making suggestions on what would work best. We had a blast at our tasting and knew we had made the right decision. Plus, it felt so good supporting a local business that prides itself on supporting local suppliers and farmers. For our actual event, E&S was a dream - the crew that worked our wedding was so kind, charming, and personable - we had compliments from guests on how nice the servers were. They went out of their way to accommodate our requests and made an extra effort to be sure the bride & groom were well fed. Not only that but one very kind server helped salvage some extra items left behind and E&S helped get them back to me - truly going above and beyond! Finally, the food. The food is AMAZING. Every single thing we had to eat was incredible. They helped us incorporate hometown touches (lobster bisque for the Mainer and breakfast tacos for the Texan), which were both big successes with our guests but every dish we served was a winner. We especially loved the dessert options - gelato from Dolcezza and donuts from District Doughnuts. My only tip for planning is if you choose donuts, assume your guests will eat more than two and order extras - ours went flying off the platters at the wedding! We cannot thank Eat and Smile enough for making our wedding so special!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
How can we thank YOU for such kind words?!?! We are over the moon that we helped make your wedding day so wonderful! We LOVED working with you - you had such a great sense of humor and creative ideas that were so fun to incorporate! Best wishes to you and M!
Christine
9/9/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
E&S was beyond great for our wedding. Everything was amazing - the service (both day of, and working with Katie in the lead-up), the tasting, the wedding food, the decoration for our reception, and of course, their flexibility and friendliness through every interaction. We loved the food and so did our guests. How often do you hear 'the chicken was excellent' at a wedding?? I planned our wedding from the West Coast, and E&S made everything so easy, I felt I was in great hands with their team. I was so glad we went with them, and it was such an easy decision after the tasting. Not only was the food way better others we tasted, but we were very impressed with E&S' dedication to local sourcing. I'd love to check out their pop up restaurant when we go back to DC sometime!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Thanks for the kind words, Christine! We loved planning with you and wish you both love and happiness! Having great "wedding dish chicken" is a SERIOUS compliment!!! :) Thanks! <3
Elizabeth
9/9/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Eat & Smile is the realization of every couple's wedding cuisine dream! We worked with Katie primarily, who is just the most lovely person. Our wedding wasn't particularly easy - we had a super tight timeline (our venue had a wedding before ours, in the morning/afternoon!) and a strict set of venue restrictions on nearly every aspect of setup and service. Katie navigated every hurdle with the perfect blend of courteousness and knowledgeable advice. When we'd ask for something a little unusual food-wise, Katie and Oliver responded by figuring out the best way to make it happen. In our case, the request was Persian food for my husband's family from Iran; they created a lamb kebab dish with traditional rice that would appeal to everyone! It was to die for. But as crazy as it sounds, I think their fresh signature cocktails were the biggest pleasant surprise. Months later, I still have guests asking, "What was in that honey apple bourbon drink?" or "How can I make that fresh cucumber mint cocktail?" In summary, there's no reason to hesitate in contacting Eat & Smile if you're looking for a caterer. In fact, I'd reach out as soon as possible, because with the perfect blend of kind/attentive service, great value and incredible food, you totally want them on your wedding team.
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Aww, E&J, it was SUCH a pleasure to work with you both to help create such an amazing wedding!! It will forever be remembered for not only having a horse greeter, but because you were so on top of things and so so kind and practical with every request you ever made, always thinking of our team's well being even! We wish you both the best and years of love and laughter!
Simon
9/9/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used Eat & Smile Catering for our daughter's wedding and they did a terrific job. They were very easy to work with, the food and service were both outstanding and they had no problem dealing with dietary issues (gluten-free and vegan) that we required. It was a wonderful wedding and they made a major contribution to making it so.
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much, Simon! It was such a pleasure planning with C&K (and you, too, of course!!) Side note: I will miss saying your last name because it always made me smile, and plus it was connected to such outstanding people as well!! Best wishes and happy holidays to the whole family!
Ann
8/6/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Eat and Smile catered our daughter's wedding. From the first email they were so delightful to work with. Katie was our point woman. She was wonderful, detailed, patient, filled with great ideas, and always very positive. We loved their philosophy of remaining a small boutique catering company using in season, fresh, and locally grown ingredients, and creating unique and delicious recipes for each client. Our wedding guests raved about the food. An excellent menu was important to our foodie daughter, who formerly worked for the International Culinary Center in NYC. Eat & Smile delivered. :)
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Ann, what a beautiful review - thank you SO much! It was so fun working with you all to create an amazing outdoors wedding at a flower farm - all around magical!! We knew we had a tough crowd to please - serious foodies with good taste!!! - and we are so happy that we met those expectations. Best wishes to you and Samuel! We'll have a Thunderbeast Root Beer waiting for him here in our shop ;)
Melissa
8/5/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We met with 2 catering companies and were blown away by Eat & Smile. From the start of the entire process, Katie and her entire team were very responsive to any questions we had. When it came to setting the menu - we had to go back and forth a few times to get the right vegetarian dish and Oliver was very patient with us and provided excellent options time and time again. When the time for the wedding rolled around, we knew we were in love with Eat and Smile and it turns out our guests were too! We opted to have mocktails - and the were such a huge hit. They even accommodated 2 of our gluten free guests with a different side dish. They are really lovely people to work with and I'd work with them again in a heartbeat.
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Melissa & A, it was such a joy working with you - AND seeing that gorgeous smile big and proud on your wedding day! Thanks for your wonderful words in your review - we wish you both the best!!
Julie
7/21/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Eat and Smile were spectacular!!! From the initial tasting through the breaking down of the party site they were professional, swift, consideration, and fun. Katie was fantastic to work with building the menu and the on-site team - led by the absolutely fabulous Lucy - was the best we've ever worked with - and my husband comes from the food service industry. We cannot recommend them enough and are still dreaming of the mac 'n cheese squares and the ice cream sandwiches! Our guests keep asking if E&S sells their cookies anywhere. Everything was a huge hit! We're grateful to have found such an all-around fabulous caterer. Many thanks and much love to the E&S team!
Eat & Smile Catering responded with the following comments:
Hooray for J&E! Thanks for such sweet words! We were sure to let our pastry chef know her cookies are da bomb ;) They're kind of addicting, no? Thank you again for choosing us for your special day - we're so glad we got to be a part of it!
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Catering
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
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