A Family Affair Catering LLP
A Family Affair Catering LLP

A Family Affair Catering LLP

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Introduction: We are a family run, Washington DC based catering company offering private chef services, corporate catering, special events catering and more. Please explore our profile, reviews, menus and pictures. Ready to book? Call us today! Welcome to the family. .

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Serves Washington, DC

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5 employees

11 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Very good 4.6

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Ruby T.
Feb 21, 2021

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Thank you chef Daryl! The food and whole experience was awesome. My guest and I really enjoyed the personal touch and made my bday dinner specials.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jessica R.
2 days ago

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A Family Affair Catering truly is amazing. Our original chef became I’ll with CoVid and left us without a replacement option, six days prior to our event. Chef Lyles and his lovely family came thru in such a professional, honest manner. They let us keep the same original rate and added some lovely touches to the predetermined menu. The oven stopped working in the lounge we were using, then the stove went out and there was no power. Chef Lyles and his family remained calm and cooked downstairs in the guest of honor’s apartment! They were the epitome of professional. The vibe was so relaxing and I know it’s because of Chef Lyles. He appears naturally very calm and that’s what our event needed. That you all for showing up and providing us with a wonderful meal. I had the ribeye and heard the salmon was also amazing. Blessing to you and your business, I pray you continue to succeed.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Dirah C.
Aug 28, 2021

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He was awesome ! Great food . I would highly recommend! Thank you so much chef , me and my friends appreciate you and the quality of the service

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 3 - 5 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Standard (basic ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Sibley C.
Aug 11, 2021

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We hired Chef Daryl for my parent's anniversary party and I am so glad that we did! From the start Chef Daryl was easy to work with and extremely professional. Also, the food he provided was exceptional. We will absolutely work with him again! From the start Chef Daryl was extremely responsive and never left us waiting for an answer, something I really appreciated, especially when I was already stressed about planning a party. To start with he sent us an amazing suggested menu to help get us started and then made some simple adjustments based on a single conversation. From there on out we only had a few questions, but always received a response the same day. Also, as I said, the food was exceptional. Everything from the crab cakes to the deviled eggs to the red velvet cupcakes was delicious. My family always plays the "which was your favorite" game after a party with good food and we each had a REALLY hard time picking just one (in fact we each ended up with a different item - ha!). I honestly can't say enough good things about Chef Daryl and his team. I look forward to working with him again!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Small bites • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Cloth napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Plates, utensils and glasses • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Rita L.
Jul 17, 2021

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Great experience and even better food! Chef Darryl is very accommodating and flexible with our group of seven, for a bachelorette weekend. We had brunch which was so delicious! Will definitely use in the future.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Southern • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Darryl Lyles


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We charge either per person, or per platter depending on what works best for the customer.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first step is menu consultation. Once the budget is decided we propose a menu based on event type, time and the customer's specifications. After the menu is selected, the date is reserved and the fun begins.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Our Executive Chef has a degree in Culinary Arts and has worked for the past 15 years throughout DC fine tuning his skills and finding wonderful, skilled people to work with.

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