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Design Cuisine Caterers

Arlington, VA View map

About

With over 38 years of experience, Design Cuisine Caterers of Arlington, Virginia has earned a reputation as one of the best-renowned caterers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Providing a top-quality custom experience for each client, their innovative menus, first-class service, and attention to detail will take your wedding to the next level. No matter the size and scale of your event, they will lead you through the process step by step and ensure that your experience is as stress-free as possible. If desired, they can partner with their sister company DC Rental to provide your event décor.

Cuisine
Constantly coming up with creative new ideas, Design Cuisine Caterers use the finest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers to create dishes that look as good as they taste. They offer a wide array of canapés, plated dinners, drinks, and desserts, and their menus can be customized to suit your taste. You can opt for custom-designed small-plate buffets and interactive food stalls instead of the traditional seated dinner, which allows guests the freedom to experiment. Options for these include sushi, retro sliders and fries, southern skillets, risotto wheels, and many more. Design Cuisine also offers themed bars, specialty cocktails, and mixologist stations for guests to make their own drinks. For dessert, they offer ice-cream bars, sweet buffets, sweet dipping stations, and more creative options, as well as an array of incredible wedding cakes. For uniquely stylish food and drink, Design Cuisine Caterers is an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$10

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$16

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
Greek
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

59 Reviews

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    Tashima L. Married on 10/03/2020
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    Excellent menu, excellent service!

    We connected with Design Cuisine almost 1 month before our wedding due to last minute COVID changes causing us to change venues. It was a very pleasant transition! The team was responsive, flexible, accommodating, professional. The night of the event they gave amazing service and the food was excellent! I was worried about "off site kitchen" leading to food being less than hot, however this was not the case. Everything was perfect!
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    Katie Married on 10/18/2019
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    INCREDIBLE food and service!

    Design Cuisine is the exclusive caterer to our venue, Woodlawn. Usually this is sort of terrifying because you feel “stuck” with a caterer you didn’t choose. If Woodlawn’s gorgeous venue didn’t sell you yet, LET DESIGN CUISINE DO IT WITH EASE. They are true professionals and their service is some of the BEST I’ve ever seen. We worked with Claire, who was helpful, understanding, and extremely responsive – even on the morning of my wedding. The Design Cuisine showroom in Shirlington is massive – so many choices for every type of wedding/style you can imagine. Claire helped us narrow down the look we were going for and helped us create a vision for our entire reception. The tasting had our jaws dropped the entire time. They had our exact linens, chairs, silverware etc. so you could get a good idea of how the reception would feel. For our tasting, they had cooked our ENTIRE wedding menu and even had folks dressed in tuxes serving us in the tasting room. Fast-forward to the day of, I couldn’t stop eating. Usually you find brides don’t have time or their nerves were too high. Nuh-uh – not with Design Cuisine’s food. Everything from the pear salad to the short rib was flawless and tasted exactly like it had (if not better!) than our tasting. We still have guests (over a month later) raving about our food.
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    Eileen Married on 07/13/2019
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    Great customer service!

    After a quick change of the catering company at our venue, we were introduced to Design Cuisine. I had been extremely stressed about the catering for our wedding (who wouldn't be?) and was so relieved when I was introduced to Claire. She eased my worries right away and worked with me and my husband's schedule to get us in for a tasting as soon as possible. She is extremely friendly and approachable and eager to help you have the day of your dreams. Design Cuisine made a point to honor our pricing from the previous caterer (which was a nice gesture) but they went above and beyond in customer service. Claire always answered every question promptly (even when they appeared in multiple e-mails!) and provided lots of options that could work. Claire and her team were very flexible in setting up different options for guests so that everyone could enjoy the evening. Everyone at our wedding raved about the food and service from the Design staff members! We are so glad that we had the chance to work with them!

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2659 South Shirlington Road Arlington, VA, 22206
703-979-9400
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