Main Event Caterers is a full-service catering and events company serving all of the Metropolitan Washington DC area. We help create extraordinary weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events by placing a strong emphasis on personalized customer service. Our approach is simple: We hold ourselves to exceptionally high standards because you deserve the absolute finest. At Main Event Caterers, our inspiration is drawn from everywhere we go, everything we see and everyone we meet. We’re constantly fusing global cuisine with celebrated traditions, creating unique event menus and stories along the way. Our creativity paired with our experience fuels our fresh approach to event planning. From international cuisine to environmentally conscious fresh-and-local menus, we create events with exceptional character, flavor and imagination. As ever-evolving caterers, Main Event Caterers stays on the culinary edge of trends in taste, style and presentation, and we continue to raise the bar when it comes to celebrating the important milestones, celebrations and events in your life. The ultimate testament to our performance is the loyalty of our valued clients who show their confidence in us by returning to Main Event Caterers again and again.


our leadership team

nancy a. goodman | president

Her infectious laughter announces to the world her love of music, theatre, and of life itself. Nancy’s delight of chocolate truffles and a sip of champagne are only outweighed by messy pottery classes with daughter Ahmei, the golden apple of her eye. She has discovered the perfect cure for any malady is an afternoon at the beach reading Vince Flynn underneath a wide brimmed hat. After many years of paying her dues she is doubly proud of her success as a woman owned business.

Joël Thévoz | CEO

A visionary, Joel is a creative and disciplined renaissance man. Swiss born and raised, he spent his teenage years in the sunshine of Costa Rica and Mexico. Joel is comfortable behind the camera’s lens, swinging a nine iron, and scuba diving. Well read, he enjoys time with good books: discovering new travel adventures to partake in, exotic culinaria that Main Event Caterers can explore, as well as alternative medicines and health practices. A true family man, he takes pleasure in cooking for his wife, their daughter, as well as his parents Didi and Marcel.

client testimonials

The Main Event Caterers team is extremely proud of the work we do. We pour our hearts and souls into our events because we truly care about bringing people together to share important times in their lives. It’s that passion that makes us feel so honored to have been recognized by our peers over the years, as well as local and national media. While our awards and press coverage are undoubtedly some of our greatest accomplishments, nothing matches the satisfaction we feel when we get compliments from you and your guests after an unforgettable event!

  • I have worked with Main Event Caterers for several years. Their quality of service is extremely professional and very detail oriented. They are able to cater to a vast array of clientele not only with their cuisine but also with their full-service staff. Their staff is extremely creative and organized. They always have innovative ideas and are able to provide the utmost experience for the client, I sincerely recommend Main Event to any organization or company searching for first rate quality and service
    Marjory Zimmerman

    Manager of Special Events, The Corcoran Museum of Art
  • Main Event and my Event Designer were FABULOUS!!! They were such a pleasure to work with. People commented that they didn’t know vegetarian food could be so delicious! The food and presentation were phenomenal. The head waiter took excellent care of us all night. Another thing we love about this company is their green practices, but you can tell that they sincerely care about the environment and their business’ impact and it’s not just a marketing ploy. Main Event was truly fantastic. Use them!!!
    Ariel + Dan

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