When you book your event at the National Housing Center (NHC), we’ll coordinate all of your catering needs to ensure that every detail of your food and beverage plan is handled with expert precision and care.*

You simply select any of our recommended and approved caterers and develop a menu, and we’ll arrange the rest. Our experienced staff is available to recommend menu options and obtain proposals for your consideration.

2024 NHC Approved Caterers

Bittersweet Catering

Bittersweet Catering is said to be Old Town Alexandria’s favorite full-service caterer and bakery. It has established itself as one of the premiere corporate caterers in the metropolitan area. Serving the DMV for over thirty-five years, they offer a wide variety of artfully presented delicious food with outstanding customer service. The style is modern American, including comfort food standards and popular international styles.

Design Cuisine

More than a name or clever mantra, it’s what we started out doing, and it’s what we have always earned our superb reputation for – stunning décor, incredible styling, palatable canapés, seasonal dinner menus, and the very best food, drink and service possible. For three decades we have shared a goal of developing innovative and delicious dishes for our guests. Today, Executive Chef Shannon Shaffer leads a team of talented professionals that continue to inspire with creative new offerings and contemporary presentations, utilizing the best seasonal ingredients from our local partners and purveyors.

Medina Cuisine (Kosher-Certified)

Uniquely elegant and exceeding expectations: Medina Cuisine is the top gourmet kosher catering company serving Washington, DC, Maryland (MD) and Northern Virginia (VA). No matter what type of event you are planning, be it an awards gala or wedding for 500 guests, a corporate lunch meeting for 50 people or your baby’s naming ceremony, we aim to provide full-service event catering to both the traditional gourmet food lover, and the contemporary culinary aficionado – with top-notch, white glove service every step of the way.

NuVegan Café

NuVegan Café is DC’s undisputed top spot for vegan soul food eats and casual dining. NuVegan Café caters to all customers from the transitioning to vegan eater to the hardcore health enthusiast. They believe that delicious, healthy food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their dietary preferences so they offer a diverse and flavorful vegan menu that's sure to satisfy even the most skeptical of meat-eaters. If interested in ordering with NuVegan Café, please reach out to NHC directly for options and pricing via email at [email protected].


We're more than caterers of delicious gourmet cuisine. Our visionary team is in the business of making memories, building relationships, and most of all, creating beautiful celebrations. We set the bar on the Washington D.C. social scene over 85 years ago, and with every event, we work hard to raise it. To us, special events are about joy, artistry, and creative possibility. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or an elegant gala - corporate, weddings, celebrations and major events; our passion for celebration shines on and on.

Root & Stem

Root & Stem Catering believes in elegant, farm to table cuisine served with uncompromising quality and gracious hospitality. They locally source and adapt their food by each season to satiate a variety of appetites, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Whether you need full service with a chef through Root & Stem or corporate drop-off services through DC Greenleaf, their dedication to contemporary catering and polished events will accommodate both casual and upscale needs with precision and care. (Full-Service Events)

Spilled Milk

Spilled Milk Catering believes food should be fresh, creative and fun! We have fused our unique culinary backgrounds to create an extensive menu of food that reflects each of our personalities. Our menus are just a guide though! We are here to help you from start to finish to create a customized menu that reflects you and your style.

Susan Gage Caterers

The company, located in Landover, Maryland, now operates out of a 32,000 square foot facility that includes a full commercial kitchen, sales offices, warehouse, and more than 150 full-time employees. SG continues to rely on those qualities that made its business successful from the start – extraordinary food, meticulous planning, and thoughtful, professional service.

* There is a 20% service charge on final food and beverage invoices.