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We were so pleased with the Well Dunn experience. Event Coordinator Madeline Zavesky ensured that I was her only client that weekend. She was very responsive initially when we were “shopping around” for caterers. Once everything was confirmed, Madeline was on hand to provide general guidance and field frantic questions and requests. I didn’t hire a wedding planner and I didn’t need one. Madeline made it easy, fun, and low-stress. All our needs were met and I would recommend Well Dunn to anyone without hesitation.
Yulia at Well Dunn is epic. She was helpful, responsive, and flexible. She knew the venue (the Anderson House) very well and set up the flow of the wedding perfectly. I did not have a wedding planner, so she took the initiative to ask for contact info for all of my vendors to help coordinate the day of. The staff on the day of the event was also amazing - they made sure that my husband and I ate, had enough water, and (of course) never had an empty drink!
We LOVED the food, and our guests were raving about it as well. We feel lucky to have found Well Dunn - the whole reception went very smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Thank you Yulia and Well Dunn!
My husband and I recently got married at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It was an absolute dream. Well Dunn catered our wedding and we couldn't have been happier. The food was amazing (all the guests raved about it). The servers were professional and the bride and groom were taken care of the entire night. The space was beautifully set up. We can't speak highly enough about Well Dunn, especially Yulia. She's extremely responsive throughout the entire planning process (not just toward the end) and really gets to know her clients and their preferences. I had 100% confidence in Well Dunn going into the wedding and every bride wants that! Trust me when I say you would not regret going with Well Dunn for your wedding--they are the best.
From start to finish, our experience with Well Dunn was everything we could have asked for and more. Working with Madeline was such a pleasure -she was super responsive, always willing to go the extra mile for us, and knew the ins and outs of our venue in such a way that we always felt like we were in trusted hands. My husband and I chose to use Well Dunn as our caterer, not just because of how yummy the food was, but because we felt so good about our initial meeting with Madeline. On the day of the event, everything went incredibly smoothly. The food was cooked to perfection and we received so many raves about the filet mignon from our guests. How often do people walk away from a wedding remembering the food? Well, with Well Dunn, everyone absolutely did. At the end of the night, we were sent off with a basket full of leftover treats which we happily enjoyed as we relived the best night of our lives.
Well Dunn was absolutely INCREDIBLE to work with!!! We had so many compliments on the quality of the food and the professionalism of the service from our reception. Yulia is SO wonderful and will anticipate anything that may pop up during the planning process. She was incredibly flexible with some of the last minute changes we had to make the week of the wedding. We put together our own flower arrangements, about 20-25 in total, and weren't sure how we'd be able to deliver them to our venue, as our venue couldn't accept deliveries prior to the day of the event. Yulia arranged for Well Dunn to store them for a day and take them to the venue in their refrigerated truck! We also had a waiter who worked with us during the reception and made sure we had all the food/drink we needed. My champagne glass was never empty :) Well Dunn couldn't have been better. Their services are literally worth EVERY penny. Choose them!!
We used Well Dunn Catering for a seated dinner for 60 people and the food was delicious. They would serve one table at a time and have 3 or 4 waiters come to the table all at the same time so everyone could eat together. The staff we cheerful and professional and the Sea Bass and Chicken dishes were EXCELLENT. All my guests were raving about how good the food tasted.
Prior to the dinner, the planning was professional and helpful keeping stress to a minimum. We worked with Madeline Z and she was a delight; helpful, flexible and knowledgeable. She made us feel at ease and that we could craft the kind of special event we wanted.
It all went off without a hitch and we all had a great time. I was so impressed, would definitely recommend Well Dunn Catering for your DC wedding.
I highly highly recommend Well Dunn for event catering! First and foremost, the food was delicious and I happened to notice that all of our wedding guests literally cleaned their plates. Secondly, I had such a positive experience working with Natalie. She really knew what she was doing and I trusted her every step of the way. She was very professional and always responsive to my questions. She provided great guidance along the way. In fact, I trusted Well Dunn so much, that I decided to ask them to take care of anything and everything else they could provide (such as the dancefloor, etc). Lastly, the night just flowed so smoothly due to Well Dunn's organization, experience, and great staff. We received many compliments on the service throughout the evening. Well Dunn really went above and beyond our expectations for our wedding day. My new husband and I are still talking about how happy we are that we chose Well Dunn to cater our wedding.
Well Dunn was amazing to work with for our wedding reception! Natalie was a pleasure to work with and was on top of every detail. She was incredibly thorough and communicated with us during every step of the planning process. Antonio was the lead at the reception and he did a great job of ensuring that everything went smoothly and keeping us in the loop. We didn't do a tasting pre-event since we didn't meet the threshold, but several guests commented that this was the best wedding food they'd had. Our only regret is that we didn't eat more of it ourselves!
We highly recommend Well Dunn for a professional, local, and delicious catering company!
Madeline and the Well Dunn team went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was spectacular. They not only provided delicious and beautiful food (for which we received many compliments), they also communicated with our other vendors to make sure everything was perfectly coordinated and ran smoothly the day of. The Well Dunn staff were incredibly professional and attentive; many of our guests commented on how well they were taken care of. Madeline even kept an eye on weather radar to help us avoid the rain at our outdoor ceremony (success!). Her professionalism, expertise, calm, and humor made her a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process. She was incredibly responsive and advised us on all aspects of the wedding--no question was ever too small. We can't recommend Well Dunn enough.
Well Dunn Catering was amazing, especially Yulia. She was very quick to answer my questions and really worked with me to give me the wedding food that I wanted in a price-point that worked for my budget. The Well Dunn team went above and beyond by providing me with wonderful menu options, giving me amazing service at the tasting, and completing a seamless delivery of food and drinks at the wedding itself. So many of my guests have told me that the food was wonderful!
I was very impressed with Well Dunn catering. My mom and I were very overwhelmed with planning my wedding, and would constantly (at least on a daily basis for like 6 months) contact Well Dunn's coordinator with questions related (and sometime unrelated) to catering and she was extremely responsive and professional (and patient!). And, aside from that, the food was really, really good. Many of our guests commented on how good the food was, and how the Well Dunn was able to meet their dietary needs/restrictions. On the day of the wedding, Well Dunn had a designated person follow us around throughout the entire evening, providing us with appetizers, drinks, dinner, and anything else we may have wanted. We were actually able to enjoy the food and drink at our wedding because of this service! I would definitely recommend this vendor!
We couldn't be happier with the job Well Dunn and Madeline did for our wedding. From our early discussions about menu options through the tasting event and all the way until the end of our wedding, everything was top-notch, professional and very flexible. Madeline was very easy to work with and made excellent suggestions throughout the process.
We had special beer and dessert requests that were fulfilled without any problems, and the service on the night of our wedding was impeccable, as many guests noted. And the lines at the bars never got more than a couple people deep. The hors d'oeuvre and entrees were delicious; we even had one friend tell us that he's never had good short ribs at a wedding but that these were amazing.
We didn't realize how amazing and helpful it would be to have a server dedicated to just the two of us, but it really made us feel even more special and make sure we didn't go hungry or thirsty as we've heard other couples have at their weddings.
Next time we have a big event that needs catered or if anyone asks us for a caterer recommendation, Well Dunn will be our immediate answer.
Perfect from start to finish. No other words to describe it. Natalie was professional, creative, and incredibly supportive with planning and working with us on our menu and event options. She was very detail-oriented and truly focused on making sure our wedding was catered exactly as we wanted. When it came to the day itself, the entire Well Dunn team was spectacular. The preparation was fast and flawless. Throughout the evening, the Well Dunn team ensured that all of the guests were well cared for, as well as paying special attention to the bride and groom. The food was simply fantastic and all of our guests were pleased and we are still receiving many compliments 6 months after the event. Most importantly, it matched what we had at the tasting both in terms of quality, preparation, and uniqueness. Thank you Natalie and her Well Dunn team for the wonderful job they all did. We are forever grateful!!!
One of the best decisions I made was working with Well Dunn. Yulia and her team were outstanding.
We were able to enjoy every moment of our wedding because we had full confidence in Yulia and her team and knew everything was taken care of.
Throughout the planning process, our questions were always answered in a timely manner. it was also extremely helpful to be given options/recommendations when we had trouble making decisions.
Equally as important, I have received numerous compliments on the quality and quantity of the food.
Part of me wishes I could do it all over again so I could work with Yulia and Well Dunn because they were simply the best!
Well Dunn catered our wedding in October 2013 and did a spectacular job! We wanted to have our food served station-style for a fun, laid back feel but still have some unique dishes and a quality that would blow everyone away. Madeline Zavesky and the Well Dunn team went above and beyond in every way. Besides their fantastic options - of which there are a huge variety - they had no problem accommodating our many special requests including Kosher meals for an Orthodox Jewish couple on my husband's side, a hot chocolate station with apple cider donuts, and a table with fruits/veggies/cheese/crackers/finger foods (included to appease my parents who feared our choices for the passed hors d'oeuvres might be too "foodie" for some). We were also greatful that we were allowed to try pretty much whatever we wanted at our tasting. And Madeline offered some great suggestions on seating arrangements for the ceremony and reception when we scheduled our walk-through of the venue. She was extremely on top of everything and never missed a beat! We very highly recommend Well Dunn!
I worked with Madeline at Well Dunn and I couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. She was such a pleasure to work with, always so responsive, and was really good at suggesting things when I would get indecisive. Everything at the wedding turned out amazing and our guests still continue to talk about how delicious the food was. My dad even wanted to ask for leftovers so he could eat it the next day! They were super accommodating and all the servers we had were professional and very attentive to us and all our guests. They certainly played a huge role in making our day so special!