Eat & Smile Catering

Eat & Smile Catering Eat and Smile is DC's original locavore caterer, working with clients since 2007 to make memorable e
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Serving delicious food since 2007, Eat & Smile Catering is proud to be the first locally sourced caterer in the Washington DC area, supporting local farmers, bakers, fisherfolk, and other producers within a 150 mile radius whenever possible. We believe that high quality local foods are more ecologically friendly, economically sustainable, better for you, and taste fantastic. We work hard to incorp

orate sustainable business practices beyond just our ingredient sourcing. We use biodegradable and compostable cups, cutlery, and plates when necessary, compost our kitchen and event food waste, recycle our fryer oil into biodiesel, and source our commercial kitchen’s electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition, we pay our great staff a living wage, and provide health care for our full-time employees despite the small size of our business. All staff, both full-time and part-time, are encouraged to carpool, bike, and take public transport to work and events. The mark of true success for us is when both our clients and our team members are happy!

We love it when a good Pittsburgh Cookie Table comes together.
10/05/2023

We love it when a good Pittsburgh Cookie Table comes together.

Hello everyone!  We are looking for event servers, bartenders, & chefs!  We pay a minimum of $25 an hour and you can sel...
08/07/2022

Hello everyone! We are looking for event servers, bartenders, & chefs! We pay a minimum of $25 an hour and you can select which events you want to work. If you are interested please go to our website www.eatandsmilecatering.com and send us a message.

Since 2007, our goal is to create an incredible client experience while maintaining our high standards for ecological sustainability and local sourcing of ingredients. Rather than have set packages that include services you don’t want or need, we provide our services a la carte, allowing you to p...

The views from this job are a nice bonus.
10/24/2021

The views from this job are a nice bonus.

Hand made ricotta tortellini.  Enjoy.
08/26/2020

Hand made ricotta tortellini. Enjoy.

Gearing up for our Thai pop up at .dc the first week of August.  This is one of my favorite little-known dishes Miang K*...
07/18/2020

Gearing up for our Thai pop up at .dc the first week of August. This is one of my favorite little-known dishes Miang K*m. What’s your favorite Thai dish?

I took a long hiatus from Instagram, focusing on new projects (like the “Rock the Casbah” pop up at .dc on for the next ...
07/01/2020

I took a long hiatus from Instagram, focusing on new projects (like the “Rock the Casbah” pop up at .dc on for the next two weeks - call 202.248.4558 starting at noon to place your order), and helping my kids who are having a rough time with quarantine and covid.
When George Floyd was murdered, we had many conversations with our kids about race, both the generic “everyone is equal” and pointing out the implicit bias that so easily develops through seeing the broken way the world currently works. Getting back on IG to make sure my followers knew I supported wasn’t as big a priority as educating myself and my kids.
But now that I’m back on the ‘gram, I feel it’s my responsibility to make sure everyone who has worked with us knows that we are a company dedicated to equality.
As a white man of privilege that owns a small business, I’ve always taken race, disability, and gender into account in my hiring practices rather than ignoring them. It’s not much, but over the past 14 years the vast majority of our hires have been BIPoCs, women, and disabled people, more often than not making me the only white non-disabled man in the company.
The ampersand in our logo has always meant more than just “and”. It’s been a symbol of inclusivity.
Now it’s time to keep doing the work, keep finding ways to wield my privilege to make a difference however I can. Right now, that means listening and learning.
What are you doing to fight systemic racism?

There’s something so magical about freshly baked bread still warm from the oven.I’ve been on my bread baking journey for...
06/30/2020

There’s something so magical about freshly baked bread still warm from the oven.
I’ve been on my bread baking journey for over a decade now. And it’s still a constant exercise in learning and being humbled. Just when I feel like I’ve got it figured out, I discover something new to try.
The thing that keeps me coming back is the endless possibilities within something that at face value seems so simple. Flour, yeast, water, heat. And yet, change in any of these four elements create infinite variations that can often be difficult to replicate.
Have you been baking bread?
Ps don’t forget my pop-up “Rock the Casbah!” At .dc starts TODAY! Call 202.248.4558 starting at noon to place your take out order for some seriously awesome Levant and North African food (if I do say so myself...)

06/29/2020

Don’t miss my next pop up, Rock the Casbah, starting tomorrow at Primrose DC.

The Levant and North African foods have been inspiring me a lot lately, especially as DC is starting its yearly summer grossness. The flavors are bright and light and optimized for hot weather, so using this area to influence my menu was a no-brainer.

Only offering this awesome and underrepresented cuisines for TWO WEEKS so get it while you can! Call 202.248.4558 starting at noon tomorrow (July 1) to place your take out order.

Can’t wait for you to check it out!

Hello internet. I am doing another popup, this time for TWO WHOLE WEEKS, starting Tuesday at Primrose DCWe are calling i...
06/27/2020

Hello internet. I am doing another popup, this time for TWO WHOLE WEEKS, starting Tuesday at Primrose DC

We are calling it Rock the Casbah in a nod to The Clash (my all time favorite band) and because it is a North African & Lebanese focused menu.

Limited quantities each night so start calling 202.248.4558 at noon the day you want some! So excited!

Tonight is the night!  Larry’s Szechuan Vacay is open tonight and tomorrow ONLY at .dc so be sure to call 202.248.4558 s...
05/19/2020

Tonight is the night! Larry’s Szechuan Vacay is open tonight and tomorrow ONLY at .dc so be sure to call 202.248.4558 starting at noon! @ Brookland

05/16/2020

I’ve been recipe testing for Larry’s Szechuan Vacay, my pop up next TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY at .dc.

Be sure to call and get your order while we’re there!

Ps. Thank you to my lovely wife for making this for me!

05/08/2020

Thanks to my incredible wife for making this for me!

And watch for my pop up at .dc next week!

Our butternut squash soup shots are always a hit!  What will you serve at your next event when this is all over?⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠📸⁠
04/07/2020

Our butternut squash soup shots are always a hit! What will you serve at your next event when this is all over?⁠⠀
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We are so proud to win Best Local Caterer from the Washington CityPaper for the 3rd Year in a row!  Thank you to all our...
05/09/2019

We are so proud to win Best Local Caterer from the Washington CityPaper for the 3rd Year in a row! Thank you to all our clients, friends, staff, and help for putting in so much work to make us the best!

Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. Results are in check out all the winners!

12/13/2018
Hump day? Who can be sad on this beautiful autumn day! We are smiling from the crazy-fast turnaround of amazing photos f...
10/17/2018

Hump day? Who can be sad on this beautiful autumn day! We are smiling from the crazy-fast turnaround of amazing photos from a wedding this past Sunday for S&T by Photos from the Harty at The Loft at 600F. These two lovebirds met in law school and were so much fun to plan with!

Once in a while we get to be part of some of the most unique events. We especially loved being part of the Voodoo Weddin...
10/01/2018

Once in a while we get to be part of some of the most unique events. We especially loved being part of the Voodoo Wedding, held, where else, in the Congressional Cemetery. It threatened to rain all day, but instead we had weather perfect for the occasion: dark, cloudy, giving way to the ambiance of a joyful occasion in a cemetery! Also, the bride’s hidden jumpsuit under that amazing dress: swoon 😍

Thanks to Glittery Bride for this wonderful write-up of a gorgeous couple whose wedding we catered last year :) And of c...
07/24/2018

Thanks to Glittery Bride for this wonderful write-up of a gorgeous couple whose wedding we catered last year :)
And of course to our partner Select Event Group for the great rentals, thank you! Great job Shelly Pate Photography for capturing the day so beautifully!

https://glitterybride.com/whimsical-book-themed-wedding/

Our photo-shoot with some amazing co-vendors got published in 100 Layer Cake! Event Design & Coordination & Rentals/Venu...
07/18/2018

Our photo-shoot with some amazing co-vendors got published in 100 Layer Cake!

Event Design & Coordination & Rentals/Venue
Something Vintage Rentals
http://my.somethingvintagerentals.com/
Something Vintage Rentals

Photographer
Madison Short Photography
https://madisonrshort.com/
Madison Short Photography

Florals
Lady Bird Florals
http://my.somethingvintagerentals.com/florals/
Something Vintage Rentals
&
Rocking Bird Flower Co.
https://www.rockingbirdflower.com/
Rocking Bird Flower Co.

Catering & Drink Display
Eat & Smile Catering
http://eatandsmilecatering.com/
Eat & Smile Catering

Smash Cake
Fluffy Thoughts Cake
http://www.fluffythoughts.com/
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Cookies
BellyWell Sweets
https://www.facebook.com/bellywellsweets/
BellyWell Sweets

Invitation Suite
Emily Baird Designs
https://www.emilybaird.com/
Emily Baird Design

Invitation Suite Calligraphy
Ink Letter Love
http://www.inkletterlove.com/
Ink Letter Love

Chalkboard Signs Calligraphy
Calligraphette Co.
http://www.calligraphetteco.com/
Calligraphette & Co.

Cacti Backdrop, Napkins, and Bib
Desert2District
https://www.desert2district.com/
Desert 2 District Design

Neon Sign
Brite Lite Tribe
https://britelitetribe.com/
Brite Lite Tribe

Crochet Cacti
Hook & Yarn Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hookyarndesigns


Cacti, Palms, Yucca, and Fiddle Figs
Modern Foliage Designs
https://www.modernfoliage.com/
Modern Foliage Designs LLC

http://www.100layercakelet.com/2018/07/16/1st-birthday-modern-mexican-fiesta/

The best way to get over   is to spend it with good friends and good food. We gotcha!📷 by
06/27/2018

The best way to get over is to spend it with good friends and good food. We gotcha!

📷 by

06/25/2018

Come join us!

We are   on this   = a wonderful   to get us through   ! Thank you, C&P, for trusting us and having us as a part of your...
05/30/2018

We are on this = a wonderful to get us through ! Thank you, C&P, for trusting us and having us as a part of your big day! It was a gorgeous wedding and we are so happy we helped make it special for you (we love marrying two different cuisines). 😍

These awesome pictures of one of our most adorable couples just filled our inbox thanks to Ann-Marie VanTassell and her ...
05/25/2018

These awesome pictures of one of our most adorable couples just filled our inbox thanks to Ann-Marie VanTassell and her talents. She captured the couple perfectly - fun, bright, DC-centric, full of smiles! Also, that cuuuuuute cake topper sitting on top of a Sweets by E creation. As always, thanks to Select Event Group and Toolbox Pilates Art Studio for being great partners!

We had so much fun with great vendors for a Photoshoot fiesta! We can’t wait to see the awesome photos when they’re read...
05/25/2018

We had so much fun with great vendors for a Photoshoot fiesta! We can’t wait to see the awesome photos when they’re ready, but for now here are a few from our phone!

My word, it's biscuit time! Our homemade Tillamook cheddar biscuits with manchego cheese and tomato ginger jam makes mou...
05/15/2018

My word, it's biscuit time! Our homemade Tillamook cheddar biscuits with manchego cheese and tomato ginger jam makes mouths smile every time.

Family Style brunch wedding celebration, intimate wedding, non-traditional wedding gown... we loved working w G&P for th...
05/10/2018

Family Style brunch wedding celebration, intimate wedding, non-traditional wedding gown... we loved working w G&P for their beautiful day and all the lovely details that made it so special and unique! Thanks to Alexandra Friendly for capturing the moment so well, and Select Event Group for help with the wonderful rentals!

05/03/2018

Getting ready for a tasting, groovin along.

  was so much fun for us, as both partners and participants! We don’t often get enough time to meet and mingle with othe...
05/01/2018

was so much fun for us, as both partners and participants! We don’t often get enough time to meet and mingle with other vendors, and to kick back and have a little fun, too. We felt so honored to be part of it, and so proud to call Jasmine Smith & Co. our friend! What an amazing labor of love she put into organizing the week! Also special shoutout to fellow GetPlated Catering and B.Lin Catering for feeding us, and Malmaison Ajaxdc and Studio 52 for hosting us. And of course thanks to all of the other amazing vendors who participated and partnered. We ♥️ you all! Scroll through the pix to see some of the moments captured via phone.

Address

2212 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington D.C., DC
20018

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(202) 270-1018

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