Michael Evans, owner of Helga’s Caterers in McLean, is a regular contributor to the Bridal News Blog. I asked him to describe what a typical weekend during the Fall wedding season is like for him and his staff …
In addition to a weekend filled with weddings, Helga’s catered a cocktail reception for The Diplomatic Connection at the Austrian Embassy. Just a few folks - 475 guests - enjoyed smoked salmon mousse on Belgian endive, miniature red bliss potato baskets filled with sour cream and caviar, chicken Polynesian with chutney butter, and Italian marinated shrimp wrapped with snow peas. There was also a raw bar as well as a tenderloin station.
From diplomats to brides and grooms, the staff then moved on to their weekend events, which included weddings in Arlington at The Hendry House as well as Top of the Town, Sunset Crest in Chantilly, Old Town Hall in Fairfax, and Woodlawn Manor near Mount Vernon. These feasts included the “Big Fat Greek” wedding menu, featuring Spanakopita and chicken Souvlakia with a medley of roasted veggies and a Caribbean inspired presentation offering Jamaican rice & peas, grilled rosemary & garlic breast of chicken, and fresh melons and pineapple spears.
To top off all the international flavors, Helga’s also catered an Oktoberfest at a home in McLean with a chef grilling bratwurst and beef brisket. The buffet featured a roasted suckling pig, sauerkraut, and red cabbage salad with apples and onions. German potato salad, potato pancakes with apple sauce, apple strudel, and Black Forest cake completed the culinary celebration.
As an established catering company, Helga’s can provide a variety of culinary styles to meet your palate and budget. And their knowledge of such a diverse selection of venues means the staff understands the logistics of hosting special events. To learn more about Helga’s, call 703.556.0780 or email email@example.com.