Simply Fresh Events

7621 Rickenbacker Dr. Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Simply Fresh Events

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.

Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Family style
  • Servers


Other Services
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.

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This outdoor wedding took advantage of the couple’s beautiful backyard. (Courtesy Lissa Ryan...
This outdoor wedding took advantage of the couple’s beautiful backyard. (Courtesy Lissa Ryan...
Twilight provided a magnificent backdrop at this outdoor wedding reception in the couple’s backyard....
Twilight provided a magnificent backdrop at this outdoor wedding reception in the couple’s backyard....
“Love is sweet!” proclaims the sign on the dessert table at this Rocklands Farm wedding. (Photo by...
“Love is sweet!” proclaims the sign on the dessert table at this Rocklands Farm wedding. (Photo by...
A tree may be an odd place for a chandelier…but it was the perfect touch at this Rocklands Farm...
A tree may be an odd place for a chandelier…but it was the perfect touch at this Rocklands Farm...
The walls of the weathered barn at Rocklands Farm are a great backdrop for a toast to the newlyweds....
The walls of the weathered barn at Rocklands Farm are a great backdrop for a toast to the newlyweds....
Simple white linens are beautifully offset by the surroundings at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy Audra...
Simple white linens are beautifully offset by the surroundings at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy Audra...
Antique lace calls attention to the creative seating cards display at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
Antique lace calls attention to the creative seating cards display at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
A white tents turns the family’s backyard into an ideal wedding venue with touches of burlap and...
A white tents turns the family’s backyard into an ideal wedding venue with touches of burlap and...
The tent sides are pulled back to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of the afternoon in this backyard...
The tent sides are pulled back to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of the afternoon in this backyard...
Guests dance the night away under the fairy lights strung in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
Guests dance the night away under the fairy lights strung in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
The entrance to the barn at Rocklands Farm is transformed in the twilight by the addition of filmy...
The entrance to the barn at Rocklands Farm is transformed in the twilight by the addition of filmy...
The wedding ceremony itself is framed in the doorway of the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra...
The wedding ceremony itself is framed in the doorway of the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra...
A classic sweetheart table – with a view – at the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra Wrisley...
A classic sweetheart table – with a view – at the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra Wrisley...
Teal blue and simple flowers: a perfect combination in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy Audra...
Teal blue and simple flowers: a perfect combination in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy Audra...
Simple flowers offset a unique seating cards display in the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra...
Simple flowers offset a unique seating cards display in the Rocklands Farm barn. (Courtesy Audra...
Would you rather eat s’mores or play lawn games outdoors at Rocklands Farm? (Courtesy Audra Wrisley...
Would you rather eat s’mores or play lawn games outdoors at Rocklands Farm? (Courtesy Audra Wrisley...
The teal blue theme continues with the serving line linens in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
The teal blue theme continues with the serving line linens in the barn at Rocklands Farm. (Courtesy...
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Cool refreshments for a warm day. (Photo courtesy Audra Wrisley)
Cool refreshments for a warm day. (Photo courtesy Audra Wrisley)
Appetizers - Squash and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Appetizers - Squash and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Entrees - Pork Ribs
Entrees - Pork Ribs
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This outdoor wedding took advantage of the couple’s beautiful backyard. (Courtesy Lissa Ryan...
This outdoor wedding took advantage of the couple’s beautiful backyard. (Courtesy Lissa Ryan...
Twilight provided a magnificent backdrop at this outdoor wedding reception in the couple’s backyard....
Twilight provided a magnificent backdrop at this outdoor wedding reception in the couple’s backyard....

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59 Reviews for Simply Fresh Events

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Lisa · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Amazing dinner, wonderful planner

    Working with Simply Fresh for our wedding caterer and event planner Nicole Ryan made everything easy and delicious. Fresh delicious buffet with salmon and melt -in -mouth tenderloin and her decorating crew were simply the best from start to finish . They are flexible on everything.

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    Jonathan Kaltman · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Excellent caterer of our event

    Simply Fresh Events catered our daughter's Bat Mitzvah at Rocklands Farm. They did an amazing job. Geoff and Jocelyn were very patient with us as we went back and forth on the menus and the decor. They were very creative in making an event unique to our family and time of year. The weekend was forecast to be very rainy and Geoff worked hard to make sure everything would be prepared for the weather and that our guests would be comfortable. At the event itself, the food was fantastic! The staff were very invested in making sure the event was special and ran smoothly. It was a pleasure working with Geoff and Jocelyn and they truly delivered a wonderful evening for us and our guests.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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Simply Fresh Events FAQ

  • What event services do you provide? Set Up, Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide? Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Local, Southwestern
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Rocklands Farm
    Rocklands Farm Winery 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 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 See on map
    240-377-0891 (Phone number)
    8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday

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