49 Reviews
Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

About Simply Fresh Events

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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:

  • 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.

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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49 Reviews for Simply Fresh Events

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We can’t say enough about Simply Fresh Events. While many guests have remarked that the food was the best they’d ever had at a wedding, others have noted that the entire day felt very authentic to who we are as people - both are a result of Geoff and Jocelyn listening to us, helping us make decisions and to answer any question we might have, and then working feverishly behind the scenes to make it all happen. It rained on our wedding day, and we’d made the decision to move the ceremony indoors. With about an hour and a half to spare, as the weather improved, the Simply Fresh staff moved the entire ceremony setup back outside, and not a single guest knew. Jocelyn was incredibly helpful leading up to our wedding day and especially helpful managing the events and helping to make sure every detail was taken care of on the day itself, she and Geoff were truly invaluable in making our wedding perfect.

Profile Picture Brooke, 6/22/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Catering

Like most normal human beings, my now husband and I love food. With that being said, we aren't billionaires so we wanted to find good wedding caterers that didn't cost us an arm and a leg.

I believe it was fate because I don't even know how I came across Simply Fresh Events but I thank my lucky stars I did. Geoffrey was the first person I talked to and he was incredibly kind and helpful through the whole process before we even signed a contract with SFE. Once my now husband and I chose to book SFE for our wedding, we then worked with Monica who was the absolute best person to work with. Even when we chose to change the menu, she allowed us to come back in to have a second tasting and saw me through every change and question I had.

My husband and I chose to do away with the typical fish and steak type wedding food and chose not to do BBQ style (as that was big around the time we were in the caterer hunt) and decided to go with more a comfort food menu that included chicken and waffles and braised short ribs and let me tell you. It was absolutely DELICIOUS. Our guests cannot stop talking about the food and how delicious it was. I can't tell you how many people I saw go up for seconds or go up for items they had missed.

The rest of the staff on wedding day was equally amazing. They were always checking on us and making sure we had everything we needed/wanted and they were SO much fun to work with.

I want to thank Geoffrey, Jocelyn, Monica, and the rest of the SFE staff for their neverending kindness and for making our wedding day incredible by filling our wedding guests bellies with delicious food.

Profile Picture Aimie, 11/5/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Clean Up, Set Up, American, Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol, Buffet, Cake Cutting, Hors d'oeuvres, Tastings

Simply Fresh Events FAQ

Clean Up
Set Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Custom Menu
French Service
Latin American
Middle Eastern
Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Chocolate Fountain


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Weddings We've Done

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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.



7621 Rickenbacker Dr., Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20879   See On Map
240-685-2500 (phone)
8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday
Simply Fresh Events is a wedding caterer from Montgomery County, MD. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC . Simply Fresh Events is a professional wedding caterer that has been part of the Maryland wedding industry for 1 years. We specialize in event planning, weddings and corporate events .