Our Story

Known as one of the premier off-premise caterers in Washington D.C., Windows has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation combined with outstanding service. Windows’ New American-style cuisine is abound with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, regional and international cuisine.

 

In 1985, Chef-proprietor Henry Dinardo, well known on the national food scene, founded the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Windows, which earned him the honor as one of the Top 25 Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine. In 1987, Chef Dinardo and partner, Carol Bloom, a former public relations executive for the Watergate Hotel, established Windows Catering Company to meet the growing demand for high-quality special events and entertaining.

 

Overseeing Windows’ in-house kitchen and bakery, Executive Chef Pasquale Ingenito, and the 2005 National Pastry Champion Chef Laurent Lhuillier work with a talented team to create an exceptional variety of hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Attuned to the changing tastes and trends in food and presentation, Chefs Dinardo, Ingenito and Lhuillier continually update Windows’ offerings with a variety of delicacies that include Truffled Lobster “Corn Dog” with Grain Mustard Soubise and Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Torchon Apricot Peach Compote and Moulard Duck Ham.

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Windows provides full-service catering, party planning and event management services for corporate entertaining, galas and fund-raisers, social events, weddings, receptions and business breakfast/luncheons. We offer three separate divisions to satisfy our customers’ needs – Corporate Express,Full Service Events and Weddings by Windows.

 

An experienced event planner custom designs each menu and coordinates both the decor and food presentation for your event. All of our food is prepared from the freshest ingredients delivered from specialty food growers and purveyors around the country. Whether the event is a formal French-service dinner, an authentic Texas-style barbecue, a client luncheon for ten, or a glorious gala of more than 1,000 guests, Windows has the imagination and expertise to make the event sensational.

 

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