Simply Fresh Events is a catering company serving clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Founders Matt and Liz Phelan and Geoff and Jocelyn Barker drew their inspiration for Simply Fresh Events from a combined 50 years of experience in the industry. They’re members of the International Caterers Association, ensuring that their skills and expertise live up to the most popular trends in both the catering and event planning industries.
Simply Fresh Events provides American, Southwestern and local cuisine that can be customized to accommodate the dietary restrictions of you and your guests. This caterer can tackle small or large gatherings with anywhere from 25 to 5,000 attendees. Couples can choose from three wedding menu packages, all offering a variation of appetizers, salads, entrees, sides and drinks. You can complete any package with a wedding cake. Serving styles include:
You won’t have to lift a finger for your wedding meal preparation with Simply Fresh Events’ setup and cleanup services. Couples and guests can also enjoy full bar service with a cash, limited or open bar that offers house, specialty and premium drinks.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Alison Rhein · Married on 12/08/2018
People are still talking about the brisket
We used Simply Fresh for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah two years ago and couldn't wait to hire them again for our next one. We found Geoff and Jocelyn (and their team) as friendly and personable as before. They were both very responsive both by email and phone with our many questions. After our tasting (which we thoroughly enjoyed) they were very amenable to making tweaks to the cooking styles/seasonings to suit our personal taste. At the Bat Mitzvah, they were extremely attentive to my whole family, rushing around to make sure the Bat Mitzvah girl and all of us were fed and watered. I received a ton of compliments on how delicious the food was. People especially seemed to love the brisket (not to be missed! - smoked fresh the day before by Geoff himself), the potato pancakes (people were eating them by the handful and talking about how deliciously crisp and irresistible they were. A neighbor said she broke a 3 month carb fast by eating several, and deemed them totally worth it!), and the individual raspberry cheesecake cups. I'll be hiring them for my next event, and I recommend them highly.Sent on 01/10/2019
Amy Carroll · Married on 01/26/2019
Outstanding food and service
Simply Fresh catered my daughter-in-law's baby shower brunch last weekend, and they were wonderful. The food was outstanding and displayed elegantly. The staff was professional and extremely attentive. And when they left, my house was left spotless. I highly recommend Buffy and her team.Sent on 01/29/2019
Bailey · Married on 01/05/2019
We had a wonderful experience working with Simply Fresh. Everything from the tasting to selecting linens and silverware to the night of our wedding was great. Jocelyn was exceptionally organized and was a constant assurance that everything would be just fine - and it was!Sent on 01/17/2019
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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.....!
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.