Medina Cuisine is a gourmet kosher catering company serving Washington, DC, Maryland (MD) and Northern Virginia (VA). No matter what type of event you are planning, be it a wedding for 500 guests, a corporate lunch meeting for 50 people or your baby naming ceremony, we aim to provide catering service to both the traditional gourmet food lover, and the contemporary culinary aficionado - with top-notch, white glove service every step of the way.
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Recommended by 73% of couples
Max L · Married on 11/04/2018
Medina is the BEST
Medina absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. First, they present their food like a piece of art. Our vegetarian dish (an acorn squash with a tofu-cherry-quinoa warm salad inside) was plated with a colorful orchid. Next, their food is delicious. Sometimes catered food can be a little dry and underwhelming and Medina was far from that. Everything was spiced/seasoned well and paired perfectly. They were also incredibly open to new ideas - my husband and I wanted to have a non-dairy waffle to make a bite-sized chicken and waffles hors d'oeuvres and, though they had never made it before, they accommodated our request and it was delicious! Last, their service is impeccable. Deborah was our POC through the process and she was nothing short of incredible. My grandfather (for heath reasons) can't passed food or buffet food and she made sure that a special plate was made for him and given to him directly from the kitchen. Each time we suggested something new her first instinct was to ensure they'd be able to make it 100% kosher to accommodate our guests. She even went so far as to show guests who needed to see, the heckschers on the bottles. Michael Medina was also there on the day of my wedding and made it a point to personally congratulate me and my husband and I thought that was a lovely touch. All in all, we are very pleased and impressed with Medina.Sent on 11/13/2018
kamal · Married on 06/17/2018
Catering from Medina Cusine. Kosher
Medina Cusine did a great job in my daughter's wedding. Fish item was very soft and tasty. Vegetables & appetizers were excellent. Servers were very helpful. Karen Barall went out of her ways to help us with everything.Sent on 11/14/2018
Alex · Married on 05/27/2018
I wish our review of Medina could be more enthusiastic. We had such a joyous wedding, and everyone was happy with the food. But while the food was quite good, their business practices leave much to be desired.Sent on 07/23/2018
The day-of service was generally good, but there were clearly issues with communication with the bar staff. Despite the fact that there was plenty of beer at the event (we even took 6 cases home), the bartenders apparently didn’t know where they were and told some guests that we were out. Additionally, my wife was asked what one of our signature cocktails was when she requested it, despite the fact that we had provided recipes months ahead and made signage for the day of.
These minor service issues weren’t a big deal, but the frustrating and unprofessional experience we had with Medina’s billing was. Before the wedding, we received a "final" invoice from Medina only after emailing 5 times over the course of a month, which we promptly paid. After the wedding, they emailed stating that we actually owed about 15% more than we'd already paid. After much back and forth, we established that more than $500 of the extra charge was an arithmetic error, another portion was explicitly included in what we had already paid (so they "graciously" waived it), and part was "overtime" fees for staff that they somehow hadn't anticipated, even though the event ran according to the schedule we'd provided over a month ahead of time.
They refused to compromise, meet us halfway, or provide a discount based on the fact that we'd budgeted based on the "final" invoice they'd provided. We are certain we did not have to pay this extra fee according to the contract, which required that we be notified of overtime charges ahead of time, but decided to pay up to be done dealing with Medina.