How We’re Different
Rather than create set packages that include services you don’t want or need, we provide our services a la carte, allowing you to pick and choose what you want us to take care of, and leaving off what isn’t important to you. Let us know what your budget is, and we will walk you through the process, letting you know what we’re capable of doing for that amount, as well as how much it would cost to provide all the services you’d like.
Because local foods often come from small-scale producers – that is, non-commodity farmers who are not government-subsidized – their operations and prices reflect the full costs of growing and raising their labor-consuming products, most of which are raised without environmentally detrimental shortcuts such as pesticides and herbicides. This often translates to a price premium for local products, reflecting not just high quality but also the true costs of organic, hands-on operations. As a boutique caterer, we have the unique ability to creatively work around your price point, while supporting our local producers.
Here at Eat & Smile, we consider it an honor to be part of your special day. As DC’s first locally-sourced caterer, we bring the bounty of area farms to your wedding table. Whether you want a formal plated dinner, a relaxed seasonal buffet, or taste bud-tempting hors d’oeuvres, we can provide a locally sourced menu that is both delicious and beautiful. We’re experienced in working around dietary restrictions, preferences, and budgetary concerns. There’s lots of creativity in food, and we enjoy working one-on-one with our clients to find the right balance for their event!
As with our catering services, we offer economical in-house coordinating services that are also a la carte, meant to help you select just what you need – nothing more, nothing less. Our Coordination Services can cover activities months in advance, such as planning timelines, budget management, vendor referrals and contracts, site visits, etc, or just the basics of Day Of Coordination. Our prices are more than competitive within the area, and because the services are offered in-house and overseen by our own amazing staff, your event promises to be seamless and easy! Event Coordination services are not limited to weddings – if you’d like to have coordination services for your cocktail party or other event, please inquire.
We approach every cocktail party as an opportunity to present our dishes distilled into a one or two bite format. Many of our favorite dishes are appetizers or small bites, and nearly all of our events feature hors d’oeuvres or small plates in their menu. We’ll work with you to create a menu suitable to you and your guests that will be filling to your guests and convenient to mingling.
Dinner Parties are what our company was founded on. We come to your home and create an incredible restaurant-like meal, working with you beforehand to configure a menu to your liking, and presenting you with an unforgettable meal. This service is ideal for those looking to host guests in such a way that actually leaves time for visiting with them! We take on the responsibilities of cooking and cleaning, leaving you to enjoy the company of friends and family, and, at the end of the night find your kitchen cleaner than when we arrived.
Holiday Parties, Baby and Wedding Showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
We cater it all, events large and small. If you’re wondering whether we can cater your event, simply complete our Contact Us form with the details of your gathering. We’ll get back to you promptly!