Recommended by 98%
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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
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
Lisa · Married on 10/27/2018
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.Sent on 11/09/2018
Jonathan Kaltman · Married on 10/27/2018
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.Sent on 11/18/2018
E Pitchford · Married on 10/17/2018
Great to work with
Buffy and Brian from Simply Fresh Events made our grand opening run so smoothly! We actually hired them for 3 separate events and did not have to worry about them showing up on time, or bringing everything we needed! Would absolutely recommend them!Sent on 10/25/2018
Rebecca · Married on 09/28/2018
My son and his now-wife wanted their wedding to reflect their personalities and interests, and Simply Fresh was the perfect match for them. Nicole and her team could not have been more accommodating or more fun to work with. Rather than imposing their own ideas of what a wedding should be, they were completely on-board with the anime and Harry Potter touches. They were also incredibly organized and thought of all the details. The settings were lovely, the food was fabulous (the cake was to die for), and the staff were completely professional without being stuffy. I have pretty high standards, and Simply Fresh exceeded them at every turn. Can't thank Nicole and SImply Fresh's staff enough for making our son's wedding a completely joyous event.Sent on 10/27/2018
Ali · Married on 09/28/2018
Simply Fresh saved our wedding
I can safely say that without Simply Fresh, our wedding wouldn't have happened. They helped us plan through every step of the process including decor, seating, food, even the processional down the aisle. Nicole was our wedding coordinator, and she was incredible. She kept our wedding running smoothly and was a joy to work with. Also I want to note how great the servers and staff were. Overall my husband and I are so glad we hired Simply Fresh for our wedding, we can't imagine what we would have done without them!!Sent on 11/01/2018
Michael · Married on 09/22/2018
This was a fire department function. From day one, they were extremely helpful with planning & did an excellent job at out event. They were perfectly on time & their food was excellent. People are still talking about the event.Sent on 09/24/2018
Jennie · Married on 06/23/2018
The venue we choose for our wedding celebration was a stunning backdrop for an amazing day, but it was Simply Fresh and our Event Coordinator, Nicole, that provided us with all that we needed to host the amazing party we wanted to throw, to celebrate our special day. From the first call to Simply Fresh, through the entire planning stage – to include tastings and wedding day coordination - Nicole and her team were extremely professional and extremely knowledgeable, it was easy to trust every detail would be covered. On the day of our wedding, the team kept the day moving along as planned and the staff went above and beyond, with many of our guests telling us how friendly and helpful everyone on Simply Fresh’s staff was. We also have to say, not only was Simply Fresh amazing at event planning, the FOOD was absolutely amazing as well – Five Star Restaurant quality. If you’re looking for an amazing, professional and caring team to help you celebrate your day, you cannot go wrong in working with Simply Fresh. We highly recommend them to help make your day as amazing as ours.Sent on 07/12/2018
Brooke · Married on 06/22/2018
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.Sent on 07/18/2018
Chandos · Married on 06/09/2018
It would be easy to recommend Simply Fresh just for the food they provided at our wedding. However, what really set Simply Fresh apart was the level of service they provided, especially Geoff and Jocelyn. From the start, they were quick to respond to our inquiries and were very accommodating in scheduling meetings and tastings around our trips to Maryland. In addition, not only do they offer catering services, but they provided all of the service staff on the day of the wedding and Jocelyn served as our wedding coordinator. This significantly lowered our stress as Jocelyn took care of everything during our wedding including moving guests from one point to another, helping make sure toasts were made before elderly guests had to leave, and ensuring we went home with plenty of leftovers. Geoff and Jocelyn were clearly dedicated to making sure our wedding was special for us and went off without a hitch.Sent on 10/02/2018
Mary · Married on 05/26/2018
Choosing Simply Fresh was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were recommended from our venue, Rock Creek Mansion. We started working with Geoff and Jocelyn (mainly with Jocelyn) from the start and met with her for our tasting, cake tasting, picking out the rentals, and meeting the week before the wedding. This consistency was extremely helpful in building a relationship and trust. Jocelyn also invited us to look at another wedding they were doing at our venues about 6 months before ours. This was so helpful to see the range of what they could do to transform the space. The day of the wedding, Jocelyn and her team went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we need and that everything went according to plan. I had a lot of decor that I provided/made myself and she set it up wonderfully. Jocelyn also made sure we stayed on schedule, had food to eat, and always had a drink in our hand! After a year of planning and worrying, we were able to rely on her to make sure our reception went without a hitch. Oh—and we should mention—the food was delicious and pleased our culturally diverse guests! We are so glad we worked with Simply Fresh and would recommend them to any couple.Sent on 09/11/2018
Aimie · Married on 11/05/2017
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.Sent on 11/15/2017
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.
Mary · Married on 10/21/2017
Simply Fresh Events catered our son's wedding. Usually, the mother of the groom is not the wedding coordinator but, at the behest of the bride, I took on the role. The venue, which the bride and groom selected, recommended Simply Fresh. They are definitely a full-service caterer. We could not have been happier! Jocelyn Barker was extremely responsive and guided us through every detail. I would have been lost without her! When I walked into the venue the afternoon of the wedding, I totally relaxed because it was obvious everything was under control. From the outdoor ceremony to the last dance, I never notice a hiccup...it flowed beautifully. So many of our guests commented on how delicious the food was and we certainly agreed. Great quality for a reasonable price! I would use Simply Fresh Events again without hesitation.Sent on 10/24/2017
Kate · Married on 10/21/2017
Simply Fresh Events did an AMAZING job on our wedding - our friends couldn't stop raving about the food. They were so easy to work with and everything was done PERFECTLY. Thank you for making out wedding weekend the best of our lives!Sent on 11/06/2017
Olga · Married on 10/14/2017
We were absolutely blown away at how professional and high-quality Simply Fresh catering was for our October wedding! When my husband and I first went in for the consultation and tasting, the table was elegantly set with large portions of delicious food to try. They encouraged us to give feedback and criticism. We made changes and they ensured everything to eat was perfect for our preferences. They even gave us a doggy bag to take the rest of the food home!Sent on 10/31/2017
Throughout the process building up to the wedding, they were always responsive, professional, and easy to work with. During the wedding, they provided two event coordinators that literally ran the entire show for us, and it was an absolute blessing! We couldn’t have done it without Simply Fresh and I would recommend them to anyone.
While the wedding party was taking pictures, they even came outside and brought us drinks and crab cakes! That totally hit the spot in the heat, and hit home for me. They made sure that the bride and groom were always taken care of. I would recommend Simply Fresh to anyone as a #1 choice for event catering, especially your wedding.
Joanne · Married on 09/23/2017
Simply Fresh Events made the wedding planning process incredibly easy. We worked with them for our September wedding reception and I could not be happier with their services.Sent on 10/03/2017
The food was incredible. Our guests raved about the food that night. Highly recommend their sweet potato casserole, it was one of the best I've had!
Jocelyn was especially helpful during the planning process. She has a lot of experience with the event planning which made it all much less overwhelming.
Jeannine · Married on 09/15/2017
I had my wedding reception at Rocklands Farm earlier this month, and choosing Simply Fresh Events was easily one of the best decisions we made. Nicole was wonderful to work with and made every step of the way leading up to and during the reception so much easier. During and after the reception I heard so many positive things from guests about the cocktail hour and dinner (the BEST pulled pork), the set-up & decorations, and how everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful all evening. The whole evening was amazing and I cannot thank Nicole and the SFE crew enough!Sent on 09/24/2017
Amanda · Married on 09/09/2017
Simply Fresh did a wonderful job of coordinating and catering our wedding. They were very accommodating to all of our needs. Everything was so beautiful the day of, the evening flowed seamlessly, and all of our guests had a wonderful time. We were not worried about anything on our wedding day and were able to enjoy our time with friends/family. The food/cocktails and service was perfect. We would definitely recommend Simply Fresh!Sent on 09/25/2017
Caitlin · Married on 06/24/2017
I was recently married on June 24th. Booking Simply Fresh was one of the best decisions I made. Jocelyn and Geoff made the process so easy. I never stressed over my wedding. The food was amazing. Multiple guests commented that it was the best food they ever had at the wedding. We had mini crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, flat bread pizzas, rock fish, flank steak, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes bar, grilled vegetables, salad, and a popcorn bar. Even the pickiest of eaters were satisfied! Working with Jocelyn was a dream. She helped me with anything and everything from the linens and table settings to securing a tent at the last minute. She even helped my brother (with no officiating experience) with the order of the ceremony. The day of the wedding, there are always little things that pop up. Jocelyn handled everything! I had no idea there were any potential problems. She also made sure my husband and I had anything we may want or need throughout the day. My wedding would not have run as seemlessly without Jocelyn. She even got food from the buffet for our grandparents. There are so many other things that I know I am forgetting that Jocelyn and her team helped with. If I ever plan another event that needs catering, I will absoutly book Simply Fresh again!Sent on 07/19/2017
Arielle · Married on 05/20/2017
Nicole, Jocelyn, Geoff, and the whole team were truly wonderful throughout the entire process of planning and executing our wedding at Rocklands Farm. While the food was great, I have to say the best part of working with the SimplyFresh team was knowing that all of our bases would be covered by them a) because they're a one stop shop, b) because they are incredibly reliable. I also just appreciated how down-to-earth and dedicated Nicole and Jocelyn were - they made the process and the day easier, smoother, and stress-free. Thank you, SimplyFresh team!Sent on 11/07/2017
Aida · Married on 05/13/2017
Simply Fresh recently catered our wedding, and it was absolutely wonderful. They handled so many of the details, which made the overall wedding planning experience so much easier. They worked with our other vendors, helped coordinate with the site, and were incredibly responsive to our needs. The food and service was wonderful. We were given so many different options for food, and we were able to cater the meal to our specific interests and backgrounds. Everyone just loved the food. I highly recommend using Simply Fresh for a wedding, or any event that needs to be catered.Sent on 11/04/2017