Simply Elegant is a full service catering & event planning company serving the Washington, D.C. area. For any event large or small, choose Simply Elegant.
At Simply Elegant, we take food seriously. We understand how important it is for your meal to arrive on time, to taste great, and to be presented in an elegant manner. That’s why Simply Elegant has earned an enviable reputation for adhering to schedules, making elegant presentations, and satisfying the most discerning palates – all while attending to the smallest of details. Chef Andrew Rodell, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America, uses only the finest and freshest ingredients when preparing our delicious dishes. Our farm fresh produce is delivered to our kitchen every day, and our breads, bagels and sweet desserts are baked fresh daily. We are also proud to support local farms and culinary artisans in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Whether you are seeking information about a corporate meeting or a social event, we will be delighted to assist you with your catering and event planning needs. Our passion for food combined with our professional service will ensure that your event is as memorable as it is elegant. We’re looking forward to exceeding your expectations at Simply Elegant.
Hello Everyone -
This past Tuesday was the Chinese Lunar New Year.
One of our clients decided to celebrate this event tonight and asked Simply Elegant to cater the reception.
Since it is the Year of the Boar - we knew we had to offer a Suckling Pig - Chef Paul did an amazing job with a "low and slow" roast. The meat is tender - the skin is crispy.
This event will not be Boaring at all.
Have a great weekend.
Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday!
If you are looking to satisfy your "Sweet Tooth" Craving -
Check out what the Simply Elegant Culinary Team created this morning.
If you have any upcoming Catering needs, feel free to call us at 571-261-5440.
Thanks and Stay Cool
Happy Fourth of July !!!
To help keep cool this Fourth, here is a refreshing recipe for
Mango Strawberry Lemonade:
1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
½ cups Mango Puree
1 pint Strawberries
2 cups Club Soda
In a blender, blend lemon juice, water, sugar, and mango puree, until blended well and sugar dissolves.
Once blended, add in strawberries. Pulse until strawberries are cut down a bit but still remain chunky .
Pour into pitcher or glasses. Add club soda and ice. Stir.
Serve with a garnish of mint, strawberries, lemon or have it plain.
The Brand New Simply Elegant Catering Menu is now available.
It just arrived from the printer and it looks amazing.
Please take a few minutes to look at the menu at
Please give us a call at 571.266.5440, if you would like a hard copy.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Summer is almost here!!
Our Fresh Fruit Platters look great and are sweet and refreshing.
Give us a call at 571-266-5440 to place your order.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW!!
Hello Everyone -
According to the good folks at the Weather Service, it is suppose to be 60 degrees or warmer starting on Wednesday.
Hopefully Spring has Arrived.
If you want a wonderful tasting and amazing looking Salad, to Celebrate the Warmer Weather - please take a look at our
Caribbean Berry Salad with Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette
Plump Blackberries and Raspberries
Hearts of Palm
Please feel free to give us a call at 571.266.5440, if you are interested in ordering one.
Thanks and have a great week.
Karen Wright reviewed Simply Elegant — 5 star
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I had the pleasure of ordering from Simply Elegant. It was the best experience I have had with a caterer in a long time. Everything was perfect - food great and fresh. They even made the delivery in the snow - you remember Wednesday, March 21st. If you are in need of good fresh food - please give Simply Elegant a try.
Good morning Everyone -
Happy First Day of Spring!!
In Preparation of the Upcoming Snow Storm - Here is a Wonderful Recipe for Delicious Hot Chocolate.
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, plus more for serving
3 cups whole milk
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Lightly sweetened whipped cream (for serving)
Bring ¾ cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder until no lumps remain, then add milk and return to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate and sugar and cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.
Divide hot chocolate among mugs. Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.
Stay Warm and Safe
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
A TASTE OF DUBLIN
If You Are Looking To Get Into The Spirit of St. Patrick's Day -
Please Take a Look at Our Great Tasting Irish Menu
Being Offered All of Next Week.
For Parties of 10 or More Guests.
Have A Great Weekend.
HAPPY MONDAY TO EVERYONE!!
We are offering a "sweet" deal, from our Catering Menu.
All the details are listed below.
Thanks and have a great week.
The Staff of Simply Elegant Catering receiving the Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award, from Fairfax County Board of Health.
From Left to Right
Rich, Maritza, Delmis, Drew, Dina, Mama Dina, John and Dave.
Also in the picture are Pieter Sheehan and Pablo Quinonez from the Board of Health
IT'S OFFICIAL - THE FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH, PRESENTED THIS AWARD TO SIMPLY ELEGANT CATERING EARLIER TODAY.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT STOP BY, FOR THE CEREMONY.
AND A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO CHEF DREW, DELMIS, DINA, MARITZA, MAMA DINA AND JAY FOR KEEPING SIMPLY ELEGANT CLEAN AND SPOTLESS.
WE ARE HAVING A CELEBRATION AND YOU ARE INVITED -
FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH WILL BE AT THE SIMPLY ELEGANT CAFE, ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.
THEY ARE GOING TO PRESENT US WITH OUR GOLDEN CARROT AWARD AND WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO STOP BY THE CAFE AND CELEBRATE WITH US.
HORS D'OEUVRES AND SWEETS FOR ALL.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE.
Happy Monday Everyone!
Only 8 More Days Until Mardi Gras
Please See Our Mardi Gras Menus On www.simplyelegantreston.com
HELLO EVERYONE - BIG NEWS FROM THE FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH WEBSITE
The Fairfax County Health Department has announced the winners of its 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award for 2017.
Ten local food service operations, including two catering companies, two fast-casual Mexican restaurants, a local high school, a Fortune 500 company café, a grocery store, and a group home for girls, are being recognized for maintaining outstanding food safety practices and employee education.
This year’s winners were selected from the more than 3,400 permitted establishments inspected each year by environmental health specialists with the Health Department.
The 2017 recipients of the Fairfax County Health Department’s 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award are:
Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale.
Atrium Catering & Event Design, 263 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon.
Aurora House Girls Group Home, 420 South Maple Ave., Falls Church.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 8971 Ox Road, Lorton.
FLIK at Freddie Mac HQ4 Café, 1551 Park Run Dr., McLean.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 5005 Westone Plaza, Chantilly.
Qdoba, 10338 Main St., Fairfax.
Ruby Tuesday, 7692 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.
SIMPLY ELEGANT CATERING 11600 SUNRISE VALLEY DR
Wegman’s Food Markets, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax.
"We instituted this awards program to recognize food service facilities that place a high importance on food safety practices and policies", said Environmental Health Director Pieter Sheehan.
While every food service facility is required to meet minimum food safety requirements, these ten establishments are to be commended for going above and beyond to safeguard their patrons from the risks of foodborne illness.
From all of us at Simply Elegant Catering, we would like to wish everyone a Joyous and Merry Christmas.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!
Here at Simply Elegant we just finished our first week of Christmas events.
The entire staff did an amazing job - Chef Drew, Delmis, Dina, Maritza, Mama Dina, Alma, Jay, Andrea and our "two night time" Marias.
Our annual Christmas staffer, John is back in Idaho with his new wife, expecting the arrival of their baby.
We miss him very much, but wish him and Heather all the best and a Merry Christmas.
I am sure Santa is proud of his elves, but our elves are absolutely amazing and truly appreciate everything they create.
Here are some of the past weeks goodies, that our clients enjoyed:
Mediterranean Charcuterie Display
Thai Chicken Skewers with a Zesty Peanut Sauce
Candied Bacon ( very addicting)
And of course Holiday Sweets
We hope everyone is getting into the Spirit of the Holidays and please take the time to remember, those that are less fortunate than us.
From All of Us At Simply Elegant - We Wish Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Left to Right : Drew, Dina Mom, Maritza, Dina and Rich
Not pictured: Dave and Jay - they are at an event.
Have a Great Holiday Weekend.
Thank you to all the Veterans that have served or are currently serving our country.
You are greatly appreciated and respected for your service.
Happy Election Day 2017 - Remember to Vote!!
BIG NEWS this Weekend!!
Our Chef, Drew Rodell is getting married on Saturday to a wonderful woman, Michelle Moore.
All of us at Simply Elegant Catering could not be more happy for Drew and Michelle and wish them both a long life together full of love and joy.
btw - In case you are wondering, we are not catering this wedding - Michelle told Drew he could not work at their wedding.
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jim and Sara, for asking us to cater their daughter Cate's Surprise Birthday Party.
Everyone had a great time at The Lake House in Reston, VA.
Happy Birthday Cate!!
Thank you to Cushman & Wakefield for allowing us to cater their Autumn Lobby Reception this morning.
fyi - The Pumpkin Doughnuts are amazing.
If you are planning on attending the Leesburg Air Show tomorrow (Sept. 30th) - please stop by and say hello to the Simply Elegant Team.
The gates open at 11:00 am and the show starts at 1:00 pm.
If you have questions or need directions - here you go:
If you need some great appetizers to go with a glass of wine or a Pumpkin Ale - Here are two delicious offerings from the Simply Elegant Culinary Team :
Mediterranean Charcuterie Mosaic
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Basil Infused Mozzarella Bocconcini
Roasted Red Peppers, Kalamata and Sevilla Olives
Picante Provolone & Genoa Salami Roulades
Balsamic Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Sundried Tomato Feta Cheese Dip
French Baguette Slices
International Cheese and Vine Fruit Display
French Triple Crème Brie, Huntsman Cheddar,
Smoked Dutch Gouda, Apricot White Stilton and Chevre Wrapped In Fresh Herbs
Multi Grain and Crisp Water Crackers
Please give us a call and we can help you plan your Autumn Weekend Party
AUTUMN IS HERE!!
A Review From an Unlikely Source
The office space building has a café called "Simply Elegant". They are open from 8 to 2:30. I would recommend it. Good prices and food."
This review was found on the Glassdoor site.
A former employee of one of the companies, in our office building, listed Simply Elegant as one of the perks of his former company.
THANK YOU - We appreciate all the support from our professional neighbors at 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive.
We hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the folks in the Houston area.
If you are able to help, please do so.
Simply Elegant would like to say a BIG thank you to our five catering clients, that had Simply Elegant cater their events this past weekend.
A business networking/social event in Sterling, a bridal shower in Great Falls, a neighborhood swim party in Ashburn, Sunday brunch in Herndon and the very first catered event at the brand new Oakcrest School in Vienna.
Thank you again for your business and we look forward to working with all of you again very soon.
Here are some of the Simply Elegant Catering superstars -Delmis, Kaylee and Maritza at the Oakcrest School Dinner on Saturday evening.
A.S. in the Reston Town Center just received a $50 American Express Gift Card from Simply Elegant!
There is more where that came from, so head on over to simplyelegantreston.com to learn more about our Rewards Program.
Create an account and start earning points today!
Today's Lunch Special - arrive early, we sold out last time we offered Crab Cakes - Have a great day!!
Heads Up Everyone -
Tomorrow is NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY!!
Stop by the Cafe and have a Slice of Refreshing Watermelon on us.
Chef Drew is whipping up a batch of Chilled Ginger-Mint Watermelon Soup and might have a few other Watermelon Surprises up the sleeve of his Chef's Coat.
MLB - All Star Game Tonight at 8:00 pm on FOX.
Best of luck to the five Washington Nationals playing in tonight's game - Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer.
Have a GREAT game.
Happy National Blueberry Muffin Day!!
Stop by the Cafe to have one - while they last.
This afternoon, we will be donating food to the food bank, Cornerstones located in Reston, VA. This is a wonderful organization that provides help to folks in our community.
During the month of July, Simply Elegant will be donating a portion of the proceeds of every catering sale to the Cornerstones organization.
Please let your family and friends know how they can help.
Thanks from Simply Elegant and Cornerstones.
Calories don't count on holidays.
THANK YOU to the men and women of the Armed Forces for their service to our County.
Happy Birthday America
We want to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July!
To the red, wine, and blue!
Keeping it fresh with all of your sandwich catering needs.
Pro tip: Always go for some dessert.
Always good to hear from you all on Yelp!
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