Catering By Kevin!

Washington, DC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My number 1 PRIORITY is that YOU are a Guest at your own function! You should not be working or concerned with minor details. Leave it up to Catering By Kevin!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Meeting different People , seeing the reactions of how they enjoy my cuisine and every event brings an unimaginable number of opportunities for future business!

Location

Washington, DC 20024

Background check

Complete

Years in business

27

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

142

Reviews

113 Reviews
  • Jill B. Jun 11, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Kevin and Kim were excellent. Very friendly, professional and the food was fabulous. They made our party a success!
  • Sarah S. Jun 6, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    My Catering event has not yet happened, but I know Kevin will do an excellent job. He has been responsive to all of my questions and requests, and has offered advice and information as I've planned this event.
  • Maria S. May 26, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We really enjoyed working with Chef Kevin. His food was great, the price was great, and he is a lovely person who will treat your guests well!
  • Catherine R. May 22, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was excellent! He and his staff were so warm, friendly and easy to work with. The food was fabulous, too! We had an awesome party. Thank you!!!!!
  • Tymmar Y. May 13, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Thank you very much Chef kevin for all the delicious food and friendly and professional service.It was a pleasure to meet you and I will definitely recommend you to all my friends . Suha
  • Maria D. Mar 26, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Chef Kev and his team were great at our event, and leading up to the event. The food was great and our guests had a wonderful time!
  • Jessica W. Feb 23, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Birthday Party Success!
    Chef Kev, was excellent. He was on time, personable, prepared, and the food was as flawless as his presentation! Thanks again, Chef!
  • Binta P. Feb 20, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    FIVE STAR CATERER
    BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.
  • Maryanne D. Jan 8, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review Updated
    Chef Kev is fantastic!
    The food was delicious, delivered right on time and Chef Kev is an absolute pleasure to work with --- you won't be sorry if you hire him!
  • Verified Review Original
    The food was delicious, delivered right on time and Chef Kev is an absolute pleasure to work with --- you won't be sorry if you hire him!
  • Katherine B. Dec 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin is FABULOUS!!!
    Chef Kevin was amazing! His food was delicious, his presentation was beautiful, and his warm personality made everyone at our holiday party have a wonderful time! I cannot say enough good things about him and look forward to having him cater for us again!!!
  • Thomas T. Dec 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Real Pleasure to work with
    Everything was perfect. Arrived on time, food was hot as well as delicious. Would recommend Chef Kev to anyone.
  • Ann M. Dec 10, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Outstanding customer service
    Chef Kev provided wonderful food and outstanding customer service. He was very pleasant to work with. He and his assistant, Anita, made it possible for us to relax and be good hosts while our guests were taken care of. I appreciated the worry-free night knowing that everything was handled. Anita even chatted with guests who didn't know many people to make sure they were having a good time. My favorite items were the pasta salad, pulled pork sandwiches, and the dessert tray items because they tasted great and they were easy to eat on small plates while standing up. The sparkling punch with strawberries was so good -- I think I drank a whole pitcher. Bonus: my fridge is full of awesome leftovers. I won't have to cook for a week.
  • Lourdes H. Nov 30, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!
    ChefKev and his team were amazing. They catered my reception at The White House and it was divine. The food was delicious and my 120 guests had an amazing time! I can't wait to hire him again!
  • Sage H. Nov 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Fantastic
    Excellent food and service.
  • Chad H. Nov 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great job
    Great job . In every way. Would use again tomorrow
  • Margaret R. Oct 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Kevin and his team were impeccable in catering our dinner for 120
    Kevin and his team were not only completely professional and expert in their service, but they were warm and caring with all of the guests who attended my mother's memorial service and dinner. When my fathers and brothers and I went to the church, we left everything in Kevin's capable and trustworthy hands. He told us not to worry, that he would take care of everything, and he absolutely did. Every aspect of the event was ready and looking beautiful when we arrived home with the guests, from the passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks to the floral arrangements and greens he brought to decorate the tables. The food was delicious and plentiful and he cooked the shrimp appetizers in our kitchen to so they would be as fresh and flavorful as possible. The team cleared away unneeded dishes immediately, washed them and packed them up for the party rental company. I live in Massachusetts, and did not know Kevin. I chose him on the basis of internet reviews and the delicious menu he put together. We could not have chosen a better caterer, and we will call on Kevin again.
  • Chris J. Oct 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Great food. Great Price. Saved the Day.
    Chef Kev jumped in last minute on a funeral luncheon. Saved the day. Really great food and service. Terrific staff. Could not ask for more and an excellent price. Soooo many people at the luncheon commented about the food and service. Thank you, Chef Kev! You made a difficult day much more manageable.
  • Marian W. Oct 2, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Delicious personalized cuisine.
    Chef Kevin provided personalized attention from the very start, from the planning throughout the event'so evening. Delicious food and expert advice.
  • Paul B. Sep 25, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Very good catering.
    Chef Kev did a very good job for us. He catered a post christening lunch at our house with a drop off service. He is responsive, good value and the food was very good. We would use him again for sure.
  • Sallie S. Sep 17, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Full Service Event Catering
    I am so thankful for Chef Kev! He was fabulous. He was very responsive. He took care of everything for us, decorations, serving ware, set up and clean up. I was able to relax and enjoy the surprise party for my mother. I had no worries. He created a great menu for 40 people. BBQ salmon bites, honey ginger broiled black tiger shrimp, red pepper jumbo lump crab salad on puff pastry cups, are just a few of the items he prepared along with great selection of beer and wine. Everything was delicious. Kevin was warm and friendly. He was very response and worked with me... when the guest of honor was hospitalized and we weren't sure if the party would take place. I could not of been more pleased Kevin was very cooperative and compassionate and communicated well during this difficult time. The quest of honor made it and it was a success! I highly recommend Chef Kev!
  • Gayl W. Sep 14, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Absolute Professional would use again!
    Chev Kev was an absolute professional. He was hired to cater a baby shower. He was on time, professional and quick to anticipate my guests' needs. The food was amazing and exactly as ordered. I would highly reccomend using Chef Kev for all your needs!
  • Marcus C. Aug 31, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Great service will definitely use again hands down
  • Anya M. Aug 28, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Kevin was fabulous!!! He gave us all the options of the menu we wanted as well as offering so many more! The food was amazing! He is friendly, fun and an amazing chef! He came and set up all the food, gave us plenty of extra! Couldn't have had a better experience!
  • Alicia G. Aug 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin is amazing. I hosted a small 20-person happy hour last week- he was able to create a menu of finger foods and deliver quickly, he accommodated our dietary needs, vegetarian, some gluten- free, etc. he was on time for delivery, and even brought me all of the servingware (and table cloths I could need-- I didn't even ask him for it. He'd thought of everything)! Most of all though, people loved the food- it was beautiful, colorful, delicious and fresh. He has a new repeat customer!
  • Angela P. Aug 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin was the ultimate professional. He was very responsive to our needs and provided a menu that worked well for our group. The food was great and plentiful. His staff was also very delightful and we look forward to working with him again soon!
  • Mimi O. Aug 24, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was absolutely amazing. My event was a children's tea party. I hired Chef Kev at the last minute and he exceeded my expectations. He planned the meals for the event. There was something for the kids and something for the adults. He also set up the meal table to complement our theme/ decor. I will definitely use him again.
  • Joseph H. Aug 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I used Thumbtack to arrange a luncheon for after a funeral seevice. I received 5 quotes complete with sample menus. A really great service which I am sure I will use again. I selected Chef Kevin. He called me back very promptly, reviewed the menu selections and gave me an opportunity to make changes. I told him I would need to get a head count from a couple of groups before coming up with a final number. Kevin was fine with that. I made the initial payment (50%) gave him the final number. Kevin called back the day before the funeral and comfirmed everything. His assistants Kim and Curtis arrived at the Social hall as the funeral was taking place in the Church, set everything up and laid out the food which was perfect and much enjoyed by those in attendence. Afterwards, Kim and Curtis cleared everything, packed up left overs for us and made sure the hall was as they found it. I could not have been more pleased. I am keeping Kevin's contact information and will very likely be contacting him for my next event.
  • Samra W. Aug 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Though the food was good, we were disappointed that the delivery did not arrive as early as promised and the food was not exactly as detailed in the menu. Additionally, the food was to be accompanied with utensils and plates, but somehow there were none. It could have been a great experience, but there were too many small things that were going wrong that just took away from a good working relationship. I hope this was a one off. Chef Kev was really accommodating and communicated well with us so I was a bit disappointed that the delivery didn't match my communication with him.
  • Doris B. Jul 30, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev and his assistant arrived on time and set up in a very orderly fashion. The tables were beautifully decorated. The number of guests rose from 50 to 58 with 3 days notice, and he was able to accommodate this increase with no problem. The food was great and plentiful. Several went back for seconds. We selected barbecued salmon and lemon pepper chicken with a salad, rice and grilled vegetables. The grilled vegetables were beautiful, and we received many compliments on the food, especially the barbecued salmon! I would definitely use Chef Kev again. This was my first time using his services. This was our first time hosting a women's leadership conference and we wanted to serve a special lunch. We had people attending from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolna, and I put a lot of trust in Chev Kev, and he delivered!
  • Kathy D. Jul 4, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was incredible! Not only was the food amazing, he took over so I could enjoy the evening. His two team members, Kim and Kimberly were wonderful. They even put away all the food at the end of the evening and left the kitchen immaculate. I highly recommend him and will hire him for any future events I have.
  • Saahil K. Jul 1, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was totally awesome. He checked in every now and again without being too bothersome and was always available when I needed to chat. Extremely responsive over text message. The event he was catering for me was a surprise for my girlfriend (now my fiance!) and Kev was unbelievably careful about keeping it a surprise. Always checked in before he texted me. The food itself was great. Wide range of flavors - tasty without being unhealthy. I changed the menu about a million times and Chef Kev was really helpful each time. I decided to go with an all-vegetarian menu in the end and it went great. If I had to cater an event ever again, I wouldn't think twice before going back to Chef Kev!
  • Danielle L. Jun 20, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Working with Chef Kev was a wonderful and professional experience from start to finish. I received a timely quote, a wonderful and creative menu and on the day of the event he was prompt and extremely helpful. I would definitely hire him again for future events and the food was absolutely delicious.
  • Andrea B. Jun 19, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Non reponsive - so we did not use him
  • Liz W. Jun 12, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    i really would like to give him 4.5 stars~ Kevin is very flexible and easy to work with. He understood the type of event I was trying to have and offered up great ideas. He also incorporated several of our own personal preferences. Overall the food was very, very good. If you hire him get his shrimp and his crab balls - AMAZING. they were such a hit. The rest of the food was very, very good (Gazpacho Shooters, BBQ Salmon, Roasted Vegges, Veggie mini-Quiches, Chicken salad in pastries, salad, and fruit for an outdoor event. My only concern was that he cut it a little close on time for arrival but I did hear that traffic was horrible everywhere. I would defiantly hire him again. And I wouldn't be surprised if some of my guests used him in the future.
  • Kristine C. Jun 6, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    What a great experience, easy, reasonably priced and delicious! We got so many compliments on Chef Kev's food. I would definitely hire him again when we have the chance.
  • Jay T. May 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Fantastic food, communication and guy! Would definitely work with Chef Kev again!
  • Monique V. May 16, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
  • David H. May 13, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev is awesome and the service is superb!!
  • Ellihue H. May 7, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was a delight to work with. His customer service, professionalism and his culinary skills came together to make our seniors event extremely successful. The food, delivered on time, was as equally satisfying to the eyes as it was to our taste buds...it was absolutely delicious.
  • Pam W. May 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    We had to cancel the event. Chef Kev provided excellent meal plan and was very professional to work with.
  • Sheryl G. May 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin did a good job catering my father-in-law's 60th birthday. Guests were satisfied with the food especially the appetizers and the salmon part of our dinner choice. I would only suggest a little more variety in the flavoring as I felt that the rice, chicken (appetizers and dinner), pulled pork and salmon all had the same seasons and flavor. This was my first catering experience as well so perhaps it was my fault as well but his contract can be a little more detailed regarding what drop off catering services includes. Luckily I called to find out the size of trays the food would be served in to buy the warmers and also bought the serving utensils....I just wasn't prepared with serving platters to put the packaged bread on or for the different boxes of seasoned vegetables.
  • Michele D. Apr 24, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin catered an event at our corporate office and was outstanding! The foot was delicious, the service was beyond all of my expectations. He staff, including the bartender were too notch. I highly recommend and can guarantee the next time I have an event I will call Catering by Kevin!
  • Jenny G. Apr 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev did a great job catering a happy hour we had held in our office! The menu he picked was delicious and perfect for 50 employees. Not only was the food good to taste, great to smell but ALSO i didn't feel that bad about eating it. We had lemon rosemary chicken, veggies, honey ginger tiger shrimp, veggies, cheese...(I am getting hungry thinking about it) it was perfect! I definitely recommend using Chef Kev. He was beyond friendly and fast. He even did a great job with presentation without even being asked, he brought flowers, table cloths, name plates. He took care of us and made the happy hour exactly what we wanted "happy". I can not recommend him enough, and will be using him again for sure! Thanks Chef Kev!
  • Alycia C. Apr 3, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We have tried a few different caterers over the years for our annual awards ceremony and Chef Kev is the first one we are inviting back! He was wonderful and hit the nail in the head for what would please our guests. Courteous, professional and friendly. The food was tasty and enjoyed by all ages. Two thumbs up! A. Carlson
  • Joelle C. Mar 29, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin catered our resident Holiday party. Everyone raved about how great the food was. The staff was polite and professional. They even brought along décor to help spruce up the buffet which was awesome. Would definitely work with him again!
  • Diane K. Mar 28, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kevin catered a last minute repast for a memorial service for 50 people. He responded promptly to my request for bids, worked with me on the menu of small sandwiches, fruit, cheese, pasta salad and small desserts. He arrived at the exact minute he promised, set up the table beautifully (it was a drop off of finger food), and was so supportive! I did not know how the food tasted until people started to rave about the albacore salad sandwiches and the pasta salad with roasted vegetables. Incredibly healthy well seasoned clean and beautiful prepared food. The majority of the mourners were either very elderly, or very young, and all were attracted and delighted with the food. Wonderful experience during a sad occasion.
  • Jenny A. Mar 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Karen K. Feb 29, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Great Food, great attitude, great timing! I had Chef Kev cater a lunch for us and the food was amazing. Everyone enjoyed it, even our vegans. There was enough for everyone and he came on time for the drop-off. Would (and have) definitely recommend Chef Kev for any luncheon.
  • Kari O. Feb 29, 2016
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    We had Chef Kev cater breakfast for high level executives over 3 days and he did an amazing job. The food was delicious, he was very professional and made our jobs easier. Thanks Chef Kev!
  • Tonya H. Feb 28, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    What I can say about chef Kevin he was on time his food was awesome and that I found him on the internet and he was more than what I ever could imagine!
  • Alie S. Feb 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I host our monthly all hands meeting here at Excella Consulting for 100 attendees. Chef Kev provided me with a drop of catered dinner for all guests. The food and service was amazing! I highly recommend his meals.
  • Phillip R. Feb 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kevin was wonderful! We chatted before the event, talked about budge and menu and then even helped coordinate a staff person to work the party. We'll definitely hire Kevin again in the future.
  • Grace S. Feb 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I'll be honest, I didn't even try the food because I was so busy at my event - but I did get a lot of compliments from the attendees. Plus, Kevin gave me an AMAZING price after hearing my budget concerns and was really flexible with what was on the menu. I would definitely hire Chef Kevin again.
  • Joye F. Feb 3, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin was great to work with on a drop off catering request. The food was absolutely delicious, the quantity was generous and the price reasonable. And he was so pleasant; it's always to wonderful to work with someone who clearly loves what they do.
  • Wallis M. Feb 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    My catering event is not until March but I already feel that Chef Kev deserves 5 stars. He has answered all of my questions immediately and to my satisfaction. I will be happy to post another review after the event and I am pretty certain it's going to be another 5 stars! Thanks, Chef Kev!
  • Marcus L. Jan 24, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kev did an outstanding job as the caterer for my military retirement. He provided delicious food on time and for a fair price. I was worried there would not be enough heavy appetizers for the 70 people but I talked to Kev, he made a great menu, and there was ample food. I opted for drop off service and he made it quite easy with plates and utensils as well as all required dry goods. I got tons of rave reviews from the guests. I would hire again in a heartbeat, thanks Kev.
  • Lillian H. Jan 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    You delivered on time and my guests enjoyed the food. I will certainly call you again! Thank you so much.
  • Martin B. Jan 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Chef Kev! Had a corporate party for 25. Easy to work with, really delicious food (drop off), not one single problem from the start till dinner. That's all how it should be. Looking forward working together again!
  • Isiah W. Dec 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Serena L. Dec 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great, prompt, delicious and tailored to meet my needs!
  • Jonathan B. Dec 23, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I hired Kevin to cater a work lunch for the office (about 40 people) and it was fantastic! I got lots of feedback that the food was excellent and I really appreciate his prompt attention to details. I will likely use him again in the future for larger events.
  • Samir P. Dec 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great food and great service! All veggie - but everyone loved it!
  • Johnelle B. Dec 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin is amazing! He was literally a super hero--after I managed to mix up the dates for my event he still made amazing food happen with less than 12 hours notice. He was kind and calming when I called him and a ball of sunshine when he showed up the next day with all of the food. The food was delicious and a big hit with my group!
  • Maureen D. Dec 5, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Let me start by saying that as an event planner, I would like to refer Chef Kev as my "caterer of choice" to all of my clients. Chef Kevin's catering company is FABULOUS! He is not only has a wonderful personality - but it is clear that he loves what he does and is passionate about preparing quality and healthy food. His food and customer care are outstanding. He was able to accommodate our law firm open house of 70 with no problem. He planned a creative and exquisite menu, arrived early before the event, came well prepared and set up a beautiful table. The guests were blown away by his food - which was DELICIOUS! Several guests requested his business card, and there were actually no leftovers... (Teriyaki Meatballs and Mesquite Chicken Wings were to die for!).
  • Tracy T. Nov 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was amazing! The food was delicious, presentation top notch! I received compliments from almost every one of our guests. I will absolutely use Chev Kev again! :)
  • Stephanie W. Nov 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was very easy to work with and the food was delicious. I hosted a remembrance dinner, and he was on time and helped with setting it up. The BBQ, salad (with hints of fresh dill?), ginger shrimp, and corn/brussel spouts were all a hit. Also everyone enjoyed the light dessert assortment that was offered (chocolate covered strawberries, brownies, and lemon squares). If I ever hosted another 15+ person event again, I would definitely call Chef Kev again.
  • Monea W. Nov 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Everything went well, from the time we both where communicating on the menu.
  • George H. Nov 13, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev did a wonderful job. Food was on time and delicious. Presentation was perfect. Setup was hassle free. The whole experience went flawlessly. A huge compliment for Chef Kev...our clients whom lunch was catered for, ALL asked for Chef Kev's cards. They all wanted his card fro their own. Thank you Chef Kev, we will be calling you in the near future.
  • Candice E. Nov 6, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    If you want delicious food at an affordable price, you want Chef Kev! I’m am surly the pickiest eater there is, but Chef Kev got the best of me! We hired Chef Kev to provide the food for a networking event that we hosted. As an event planning company, we have had the chance to taste food from many different caterers throughout the Maryland, DC and VA area, but Chef Kev is among the best! His food made all the difference for our event and we cannot wait to begin referring our clients too him! (I should also mention how professional, and neat he was. He left the venue looking better than when he got there!)
  • Michael B. Oct 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Food was great and Kevin made the entire event a breeze. I had some budget constraints - but no constraint for Kevin. He was totally flexible and worked with me to fit our needs. Highly recommended!!!
  • Ken P. Oct 26, 2015
    There is an old rule that says never do business with a friend. I totally disagree! Chef Kev was professional, creative and the food was loved by all - A-MAZ-NG! His work is a testament to how we enjoy food: with our eyes, mouth and our heart!
  • Bebe H. Oct 19, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    My job decided to put me in charge of catering our fall employee appreciation event. I wasn’t even sure where to start since I was not familiar with any caterers in the Montgomery County area. So I decided to go to the trusty internet to start my search. I came across thumbtack which is a great site by the way. You basically enter what you are looking for and like magic you start to receive quotes from different caterers in your area. Chef Kevin Reed was very prompt with his response and also included a sample menu with his quote which I thought was excellent. We conversed over email for a while and I was convinced this was the man for the job. I also was adamant about supporting a local small black business. The day of the event, He arrived on time along with his help. I told him what our theme would be and he nailed the set up perfectly. A beautiful fall theme was laid out in our employee lounge right before my eyes. The Chef and his staff were very personable and pleasant to work with. The food was hot, very good and healthy. My coworkers were very impressed with the food and service. I would definitely recommend his services. Hopefully we will be working together again soon on our company Holiday event. We have over 180 employees here and he was able to provide plenty of food and we had lots of leftovers. Kevin is top notch. Highly recommended.
  • John K. Oct 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin's food was excellent. We held a buffet gathering for 25 adults and he assisted in making the day a real pleasure to host. He is high recommended.
  • Amber M. Sep 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was amazing!! We were having a company summer party for 75 people and the menu he came up with for our Carnival theme was wonderful and creative! The food was delicious and Chef Kev was so helpful! We can't wait to use him again in the future!
  • Gemma G. Sep 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was very accommodating and quick to respond to our queries. Price was reasobale. As soon as we hired him, he was already recommended to our nephew's 4th birthday party, two days before our dad's 75th birthday party. He personally dropped off the appetizers to our location. Food was great and bountiful. We will definitely be recommending Chef Kev to friends not only for his sumptuous food but also for his gregarious personality.
  • Terrance B. Sep 18, 2015
    Kevin catered a brunch for the Jackson Timon's family reunion. Both the food and the presentation were wonderful and beyond my expectations. Additionally, the attentiveness and quality of service were Phenomenal . lastly, little things such as name plates, flowers, and most of all his presence to field questions and replenish food in a timely manner was a Luxury within its self. If your looking for exceptional service and great food call "Catering By Kev".
  • Michele M. Sep 15, 2015
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Lisa C. Sep 15, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We really enjoyed working with Chef Kevin. He developed a perfect (and very reasonable) menu for my mother’s 90th birthday party (a late afternoon reception). We had 50 people attending and he reassured me all along the way that the event would go well, and it did! Chef and his assistant arrived early, helped set up the room for better flow, arranged the food and punch tables, and added lovely special touches such as red roses and petals on the serving tables. Guests praised the food and my mother is still raving about the event. Many thanks to Chef Kev! We highly recommend him.
  • Ashli M. Sep 15, 2015
    Chef Kev did a wonderful job! I have used him twice now for two work events and they went off without a hitch. Not only was the food delicious, everyone going back for seconds but the service and cost was unparalleled. He is always very accommodating to the vegetarian and gluten free diner in the group. Another plus is all the leftovers he packages up for me at the end of the night, the office ate well the next day! I would use Chef Kev again in a heartbeat, in fact I can't wait for our next event.
  • Ray M. Aug 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Food came on time and Kevin brought it out the car and handed the food to me in recycle and reusable bags. The food was a hit with the group.
  • Theresa R. Aug 20, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev and his staff were amazing! They pay attention to detail and everything was flawless. The food was DELICIOUS and EVERYONE at my event (this was for 100 people) raved about the selection and flavor. I HIGHLY recommend Chev Kev for any catering need you might have. He is personable and attentive to his clientele and is always making sure each guest has what they need. I cannot express how much we enjoyed him!
  • Meredith W. Aug 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Very professional. Arrived promptly and set up the food, which was delicious!! Thank you Chef Kev!
  • Sean W. Aug 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • D'Aydra A. Aug 10, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I hired Chef Kev through Thumbtack because he replied promptly to my request and already had a suggested menu based off of my needs. The event was my 1 year wedding anniversary and I requested drop-off catering for a buffet style dinner. The only change that I'd make is the time. Chef Kev was delayed due to traffic but looking back, if he was able to arrive just 15-20 minutes sooner I may have been less distracted and frantic! LOL! Everything else was absolutely awesome. The price was great, the flavor and creativity were amazing... all of my guests enjoyed the food! If I ever decide to hold another large event, Chef Kev will be the first caterer I call!
  • LeToshia W. Aug 9, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    I hired Chef Kev to cater my mom's surprise 50th birthday party simply based off the reviews on here and his response time! I was a little nervous at first since I was planning this event in a different state! Not only is he personable and professional, he arrived on time, and the food was awesome! I highly recommend him and will use him for future events! Chef Kev contributed to making my mom's event a night to remember! Kudos to him and his team! Simply amazing!
  • Danielle C. Aug 5, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev! is fantastic! If you have expectations they will be exceeded. BMW of Rockville hosted him at our Olympics Test Driving event. The setup was lovely with fresh cut roses, the staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Chef Kev! He will go the extra mile to make sure everything is customized just how you want it. We had lots of happy attendees thanks to him.
  • Randy O. Jul 29, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    It's not done yet, not until October...
  • Jennifer S. Jul 25, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kevin was very personable.
  • Paul H. Jul 22, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev prepared an excellent menu for our dinner party. Everything was prepared and delivered on time. We were very happy with Chef Kevs service.
  • Kristen J. Jul 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Kevin was professional throughout from planning the menu to payment and execution at the event. I highly recommend him.
  • Tricia H. Jul 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev is passionate about GIFT! I will be working with him on future events.
  • Melanie C. Jul 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was fantastic! Great food, arrived on time and went above and beyond setting everything up beautifully. He really cared that everything was just right. Also the food was amazing!! I would definitely recommend him to a friend, and use his catering services again in the future.
  • Marriah W. Jul 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was very responsive during the email communication process. I told him what kind of event I was having and he developed the perfect menu. Chef Kev arrived right on time and was very friendly. The food was delicious! My guest loved every bit of it. I highly recommend his Mesquite Shrimp Salad. Job well done!!
  • Shawnetta J. Jun 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The catering fprovided by Chef Kev was amazing! The menu was fun and creative! Our guests enjoyed the taste and quality of the variety of foods. He created an outstanding menu and was able to work within my budget!
  • Bridget D. Jun 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kevin was very responsive to phone calls and emails. The food was wonderful, rather healthy and he provided a great variety. Thank you Kevin!
  • Maura K. Jun 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev made a great menu for our annual company picnic! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and dessert. He was professional, friendly, and very accommodating!! I would definitely recommend him for other catering events and will keep him in mind for future occasions with our company.
  • Emma G. Jun 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev has been a pleasure to work with. He was very open to ideas with the menu and was able to work with the specifics of my event and budget. He is very prompt in response and personable, too! I was afraid my job may be too small but he made sure to make me feel as though I was a top priority! Thank you Kev
  • Stephanie Z. May 29, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    A pleasure to work with! The food was amazing and we worked out a menu that stayed within our budget. Thank you!
  • Edward W. May 25, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We had a Memorial Day gathering for 25 and everyone raved about the food. The jerk chicken and pulled pork was especially good.
  • Shravan K. May 18, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We went through several iterations to finalize the menu for our baby shower. Chef Kev worked with us to keep it within our budget and delivered the food right when he promised to. The food was delicious and several guests let us know how much they enjoyed it. We definitely plan to use Chef Kev again for our next event.
  • Dee M. May 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kevin is a miracle worker. He stayed within our budget and produced healthy, delicious food for our high school music department banquet. One of the most accommodating and flexible caterers I've worked with in my 30 years of doing events. Five stars!
  • Eleith B. May 11, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    For graduation party. Food was absolutely amazing and perfect for my family and friends. In addition to that, Chef Kev made himself readily available, in case I had last minute changes! Thanks again!
  • Eve Z. May 3, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was so easy to work with and delivered just what was promised. He created the menu but was open to changes which he implemented perfectly. He was in contact the whole time and delivered on schedule, in budget, healthy options the guests enjoyed. Chicken tenders and taco bar were very popular.
  • Lily T. Apr 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev catered my husband's 50th bday party. Once we agreed on the menu he made sure that I was happy with it. He delivered the food to my house which was a big help. It was my first time ordering from him and believe me, he surpassed my expectations. All my guests kept telling me about how good the food. Everything was delicious. Thanks Chef Kev for delivering an excellent job.
  • Phuong N. Apr 1, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was good. Kevin was punctual and worked with in our budget to give us what we needed for a nice event. Thanks so much!
  • Ashli M. Mar 25, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Great Experience! I hired Chef Kev for a work dinner meeting. In the past we had these meeting in a restaurant but lack of privacy and cost made us try a catered dinner instead. Chef Kev arrived early to setup for the dinner. He was very accommodating and worked with our awkward space. He also accommodated a vegetarian and gluten free diner, everyone was full and satisfied. Our board members and directors are used to "fancy food" and loved Chef Kev's menu. One of our directors kept going back for more. It was even delicious the next day! I highly recommend Chef Kev, he was fast, efficient, a good value, very friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious!
  • Sonya P. Mar 12, 2015
    Chef Kev is very professional. His food is delicious. I used Chef Kev for my meal prep to help my weight loss journey. His healthy selections have really open my mind to healthy choices.
  • Kim C. Mar 12, 2015
    Love the food !!! Chef Kev has me eating meals I never thought I would enjoy or eat. Love the new eating healthly thing. Everything is portioned well and very tasty. I would highly recommend to anyone.
  • Antoine D. Dec 22, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev never seems to amaze me. This year at my annual holiday event, he did an awesome job from setting up to making sure everything was replenished to helping host my guest, which is not required of him. He was very professional, timely and his quality of work was superb! The talk of the evening was his filet mignon stuffed in mini pita sandwiches drizzled with a curry/horseradish sauce and his fresh honey/ginger teriyaki turkey meatballs. As always, I was very impressed with his services and so were my family, friends and many guests. I always hire Chef Kev to cater all of my events.
  • Jacqueline H. Dec 18, 2014
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kev was quick to respond, made the process easy, and the food was delicious! He provided a menu and was flexible. It was a pleasure working with him.
  • Amber M. Dec 15, 2014
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I needed to host a party for my 4 year old daughter and his menu hit the nail on the head. Kev really listened and understood what we needed. Kid-friendly food that was healthy and yummy! We had homemade chicken fingers, juice boxes, carrots, raisins, etc. and even takeout boxes so the kids could take home leftovers. Thank you so much Kevin!
  • Constance O. Dec 2, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Kevin was super responsive both in his timely replies and in meeting all my needs for my party. It was a birthday party for a 3 year old so I wanted food for kids and adults. He was on time and delivered the goods! He was great to work with!!!
  • Kim L. Jan 10, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Quality, on-time, professional, Great Presentation and Delicious , Well Seasoned Food! Will use Catering By Kevin again!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
My Parents always entertained and I would help my Mom decorate. Never had the opportunity to cook while living at home because my Parents were Awesome Cooks. Once I moved away I had no choice. Just started experimenting and friends started asking for platters. The rest is History!!!!!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide Quality,Afforable Services for Everyday Working Professionals who like to Entertain on a Budget.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently started a Healthy Initiative at the School I currently work at. For our first Professional Development Day I provided a Yogurt Bar for Breakfast and a Salad Bar for Lunch. Of course I knew it would be Tasty, but really shocked at how the majority appreciated lite, healthy alternatives! Can't wait for the next one.....
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I purposely don't have a website because I enjoy and appreciate the immediate one on one contact with a client. Once we talk, I provide you with every detailed that is needed.Never a doubt of what can or can't be provided!