Weddings

Simply Fresh Events

Gaithersburg, MD View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   112 reviews

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Simply Fresh Events is a full-service catering company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company was established by two couples, Matt and Liz Phelan and Geoff and Jocelyn Barker, with over 50 years of professional catering experience between them. The business's mission is to provide exceptional service combined with creative and fresh cuisine to every couple. This business is proud to serve those celebrating weddings in central Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Cuisine

Simply Fresh Events uses in-season ingredients to create delicious dishes and creative cuisine. While primarily serving American, Southwestern, and local recipes, this caterer can also create an array of international dishes including French, Mediterranean, Japanese, Korean, Caribbean, and many others. Your dining experience can be served in a range of styles such as buffet, plated, stations, tapas, family-style, and more. Simply Fresh Events is happy to accommodate a number of dietary restrictions, including:

  • Gluten-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
  • Halal
  • Lactose-free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

Services Offered

Simply Fresh Events is a full-service event planning and custom catering company. The business partners with multiple venues and event professionals to create unique event experiences for couples. Their culinary team cooks on-site whenever possible to bring their clients the freshest and best-tasting menus. Their detail-oriented team is also happy to provide seamless event planning, floral, decor, lighting, entertainment, and transportation services, among others.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$80

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

$80

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$18

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

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

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

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

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)
Cash Bar
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
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Steph Married on 12/11/2021
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    Amazing from Start to Finish!

    Simply Fresh was the perfect choice for our wedding! The food was fantastic and from start to finish they were highly responsive to all our needs. Our guests could not stop complimenting the food at our reception. Highly recommend adding the event coordinator service. Our coordinator Nicole, was AMAZING. She walked us through the entire process and took over all execution during the wedding week. The wedding was perfect!
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    Loryn M. Married on 11/20/2021
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    A great vendor decision

    Simply Fresh was referred to us by our venue and they were perfect! Throughout the process, they were informative, helpful, and responsive. They had so many moving pieces to keep track of on our wedding day and they made it all run smoothly. We loved the suggestions they gave on the menu as well as our outdoor ceremony seating. The food was great and the wait staff was attentive.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Deals

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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 3% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
Simply Fresh Events 2
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Book you wedding for the months of January, February, and March and receieve a free champagne toast for all your guests!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Rocklands Farm & Winery Rocklands Farm & Winery Barn & Farm Weddings

Geoff Barker and his wife Jocelyn have worked on many many events here at Rocklands Farm. They bring a whole host of talents; not only fantastic food, but the ability to spend time with each client to find out exactly what they want their event to look like. Geoff is very well organized, and gets things done. Jocelyn is the creative side of the team, helping pull the perfect look from our collection of farm "props". She is a great "time-keeper", and moves things along in a timely fashion. She knows our unique property, knows where everything is kept, knows how to make things work! She always has a smile for her co-workers, and makes the event fun for those of us working behind the scenes. When Geoff and Jocelyn are the caterers on my property, I can really relax, and know that everything will be happily ever after.....!

A. Griffin Events A. Griffin Events Wedding Planners

From beautiful, fresh food to exacting planning, Simply Fresh Events knows what it takes to make a wedding come out perfectly. I especially love their attention to detail and desire to achieve their clients' goals at the actual event. From creating the perfect menu to executing a flawless wedding, Simply Fresh Events is a caterer you want on your team.

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7621 Rickenbacker Dr. Suite 500, Suite 500 Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
2406852500

8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday
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