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 mission of Simply Fresh Events is to provide exceptional service combined with creative and fresh cuisine to every couple they serve, aiming to create the and exceptional wedding catering experience to exceed expectations.
Simply Fresh Events use in-season ingredients to create delicious dishes and creative cuisine. While primarily servings American, Southwestern, and local cuisine, this caterer can also create an array of international dishes including French, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, German, 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 dietary restrictions. The dietary needs they can cater for include:
Simply Fresh Events offers three wedding menu templates to choose from, but can also create a custom menu package to best serve your needs and preferences. This caterer is happy to serve parties of all sizes, ranging from 25 to 5,000 guests. They are happy to bring their own grills and equipment to events to ensure your food is piping hot and delicious when served on site. In addition to cuisine created to your specifications, Simply Fresh Events also offer event rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, heaters, generators, and more.
Simply Fresh Events is happy to serve wedding events in central Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Recommended by 98% 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
Marti Heurich · Getting married on 08/05/2020
An awesome experience!
We hired Simply Fresh to cater an Open House to celebrate a new location for our company. Buffy and Brian we helpful, friendly, extremely patient, and helped us put on a wonderful event. I received countless compliments on the food and the politeness of the servers. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer in the DC area.Sent on 05/20/2019
Francine · Getting married on 08/05/2020
Buffy was so responsive and was flexible with the constant changes I was making to the time, menu, etc. Brian and his staff was professional and easy to work with as well. The food and presentation was wonderful and all the guests were impressed with food and service.Sent on 05/20/2019
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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.