Special Events (simply done, for you)

Bittersweet knows event catering! Low-key or high-profile, we'll customize a great party just for you. Let us be your one-stop-shop for all your catering needs. We offer three levels of service:

Simple Delivery - If you just need help with fantastic food
Delivery with Set-Up Service - Help with setting up your buffet by our friendly delivery drivers
Full Service Catering - Our experienced staff extends your hospitality from beginning to end - worry free.
Once you've selected your event date and venue, just complete our Plan Your Event form and see how we can help! We'll respond promptly with a proposal that works within your budget.

Bittersweet Catering and The Potomac Riverboat Company

Bittersweet serves the high seas! Bittersweet is a recommended caterer for The Potomac Riverboat Company and what a great way to entertain and see our beautiful city. Each boat in the fleet offers a different experience and requirements. Feel free to call our sales office for further details and to get sailing!


Are you a bride who's looking for simple, understated elegance and most of all, really good food? Bittersweet has been exceeding bride's expectations for 28 years and we promise a fun and worry free wedding from beginning to end - all guaranteed by your own onsite supervisor. Get started planning your special day the easy way - now!

The Pricing

For most young couples, eloping doesn’t seem appealing until they’re neck-deep in the wedding planning process. At Bittersweet – we are here to take that edge off! We want to share with you the inside scoop on how to get the most of your budget & enjoy the process, too!

How it all works - the easy way to entertain
Planning an event, whether it's a wedding or a small dinner party, doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Here's how:

Select Your Perfect Venue.

Complete our Catering Inquiry form. - Your information goes directly to your event planner who'll contact you promptly. They'll discuss details and explain your best options for a great event.
Review Your Proposal. - Review your proposal and ask questions. We're happy to make revisions!
Approve Your Menu and Sign Your Contract
Consider Your Job Done! - On the day of the reception rest easy knowing that a supervisor from Bittersweet will be on site throughout the entire event to ensure that every little detail turns out just right.


We're here to help by making it easy

  • ORDER MINIMUM - 10 guests
  • NEXT DAY ORDERS - please order breakfast and all hot meals by 2pm. Sandwich lunches by 4pm. Cakes require 24 hours advance.
  • SUNDAYS - please call our sales office for further information
  • RUSH ORDERS - same day $10 pick up; $15 delivery
  • PICK UPS - on premise pick ups will be cold for reheating at home
  • CANCELLATIONS - Same day - full charge; Less than 24 hours - 50% charge

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