Gingerbread Houses

The White House, The U.S. Capitol, and The Pentagon all dressed up in Gingerbread form!

Created for an upscale holiday gala in Washington, DC last year. These gingerbread houses sure made a statement as the centerpiece of our holiday buffets.

Can you guess how many pounds of gingerbread were used to create these houses? Below are some fun facts.

Over 100lbs of Gingerbread
Over 80lbs of icing
Over 80lbs of candy from jelly beans to gumballs
Over 100 hours of just decorating time!

 

American Kidney Fund Gala -The Hope Affair

American Kidney Fund Gala -The Hope Affair

Event Honors Patients and Caregivers, Celebrating the People Who Inspire Us in the Fight Against Kidney Disease. The  fourth annual national gala took place at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

The evenings menu:

Trio of Pumpkin: October greens with grilled Sugar Pie pumpkins with cranberry vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seed and pumpkin bisque with cinnamon creme fraiche.

Paprika Dusted Chilean Sea Bass and Bison Filet: with mushroom risotto, glazed butternut squash, haricot vert, roasted fennel, Valencia orange butter watercress emulsion and blackberry sauce

Maracaibo Chocolate Fondant: flourless chocolate cake filled with a dark chocolate cream and a crispy wafer with velvet chocolate spray and salty caramel sauce

Check out the beautiful photos by: Juan Carlos Briceno | www.fotobriceno.com  A special thank you to all of our other partners in the event!

Washingtonian Brunch and Bloodys

Windows Catering Company was a sponsor for Washingtonian’s Brunch and Bloodys event  with bite-size breakfast food and bottomless brunch cocktails at the Long View Gallery. For a sweet ending Windows Catering Company passed Macarons on a stick, S’mores on a stick, and Brownie lollipops!

Team USA World Pastry Championship

Flashback! We dug up great video footage from of Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Lhuillier,  winner of The Amoretti 2005 National Pastry Championship and the Bronze Medal recipient and captain of the Team USA at the 2006 World Pastry Championship. Take a look at the below videos to see his wonderful masterpieces!

 

2005 Amoretti National Pastry Championship

 

2006 Amoretti National Pastry Championship

 

BizBash Most Popular Pinterest Photos

Here are some of the most pinned catering photos on BizBash’s Pinterest page featuring Windows Catering Company. View the whole article here

 

Vegetable Desserts

As an alternative to sweet desserts, Windows Catering Company offers caramelized vanilla napoleon with red beet confit.

Photo: Greg Powers for BizBash

 

Solid Cocktails

Instead of drinking a cocktail, Windows Catering Company serves beverages like sangria in solid form.

Photo: Greg Powers for BizBash

Windows Catering Company Launches New Website and Lookbook!

Windows Catering Company is absolutely thrilled to reveal the new Catering.com website in our 25th year of serving the metropolitan DC area. Catering.com is modern, innovative and customer service oriented with easy navigation. The extensive catering and event planning information and graphical content will be an incredible resource for YOU…our valued clients.

 

Our new website invites customers to navigate to our Corporate, Wedding and Specials Events ‘portals’ where you will be guided through the planning process – with new menu ideas and extensive eye-catching photo galleries.

 

Corporate customers planning roundtable breakfast meetings, working lunches, or happy hours will be able to easily navigate through the corporate brochure for their next event. Brides can begin planning their Wedding day with detailed menu ideas, a list of reliable vendors, and our new Wedding LookBook which displays real wedding photos that can filtered by season and color. If you are planning a gala, anniversary party, or special occasion you will find specialty menu ideas, planning tips, and inspiration in the gallery to inspire your next Special Event.

Windows Supports Meridian Public Charter School

Windows Catering Company was proud to support Meridian Public Charter School for their grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting!  The Meridian Public Charter School is an academic institution in the charter school community providing service to the students in the historic U Street corridor. Owners/Propriortors Henry and Carol Dinardo supported the community by donating a grand opening luncheon. Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Lhuillier created Meridian’s logo on a signature sheet cake from Windows. To learn more about Meridian Public Charter School visit their website. www.meridian-dc.org

Featured on Hostess With The Mostess!

Windows teamed up with good friend Freshly Baked to style an American Pie 4th of July featured on Hostess with The Mostess!

Here are some photos from the event photographed by Moxie Sox Photography.

Crab and Shrimp Salad Tartlettes

 

Strawberry Stilton Salad Mason Jars
Apple, cheddar & rosemary pie jars topped with puff pastry stars