DC Small Business Week Caterers’ Challenge 2019

CNHED, in partnership with The Whitlow Foundation, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC), and Wacif, is excited to introduce the first DC Caterers’ Challenge during DC Small Business Week, May 5-11. Register below and be sure to attend and to sample all the great dishes!

Date:Thursday, May 9th
Time: Noon to 3 PM
Location:DC Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave NW) see map

How the Challenge Works

The four caterers selected by the DC Small Business Week Committee will prepare two (2) sample dishes from an entree and dessert, plus a beverage. A small contribution to the participating caterers will be provided by The Whitlow Foundation to help defray their costs. A small panel judges, made up of industry practitioners, will provide feedback to the caterers based on three criteria — presentation, flavor, and creativity of presentation.

The caterer scoring the highest points will receive the “Golden Apron“. Prior to the judging phase of the event, the panelists will dispense industry best practices and guidance to the attendees and the caterers. Invited organizations and other stakeholders attending this event will have an opportunity to sample each caterer’s presentations, and provide feedback by completing a brief comment card.

Helping DC Caterers

This event is an opportunity to showcase four (4) local, small-scale caterers interested in growing their businesses.


Thank you for your interest in this event. We're sorry, but we've reached capacity but you've been added to our waitlist. We'll contact you if space becomes available.

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