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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.
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:
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.
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LOVE THEM! The team, the food, the planning. They have it all
Simply Fresh is Simply the Best!
August wedding for 80, excellent experience
When comparing the menus and proposals that different caterers put together, it really felt like Simply Fresh had spent time listening to us and personalizing to fit our actual tastes. They also were flexible and helpful to further refine the menu, adjusting flavors and recipes (even finicky things like bringing a favorite brand of pickle!) to our and our guests tastes. We received tons of compliments on the food and staging after our wedding, and I'd work with them again in an instant.
Our coordinator Hillary Clagett was extremely helpful, walking us through the vendor selection and communication process, and making sure that we were on top of deadlines and decisions. We appreciated her taking the reins on things like seating charts, coordinating DJ load in, and venue visits. Day-of she went above and beyond to make sure that we and our families had everything we needed to relax and actually enjoy the wedding.
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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.