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At the present this business receives a score of 4.7 stars out of 5 and that rating has been based on 170 reviews.
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Hidden Gem!! Serves the best food! Pretty cheat too! Serves everything and all is delicious! Staff are really helpful. Will definitely return if I return to the area
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Rouge. The pricing was competitive, the staff was friendly, and the event-day execution was flawless. They thought of the things that we didn't and over-delivered. We are extremely happy and satisfied.
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Sarah Moses and her team did an outstanding job and held our hands through everything. Not only was the food and service incredible, she helped us with other wedding details that we hadn't even thought of. I highly reccomend using Rouge (and Sarah if she's available) for your next event. Our day was exactly how we wanted it plus more and we attribute that to the Rouge team. Weeks after, we're still receiving notes from family and friends on how wonderful the food and service was! We did not have a wedding planner for our day but knowing that we had Sarah and team on our side with their expertise and experience made us feel like we were taken care of no matter what! We recommend Rouge for whatever event you may be planning, be it big (like our 150+ person wedding) or small! Thank you again, Sarah and team, for an outstanding job! --Paige & Shane
We hired Rouge to cater our May 2016 wedding at Evergreen Museum & Library - they truly went above and beyond to make our day perfect. I have to say that our catering manager, Jordan Bardel, was AMAZING from the moment we started working with her. She is super sharp, gave excellent advice and recommendations, always responded to emails and questions promptly, and made sure our event ran seamlessly. She was happy to help with additional tasks, like putting stickers on our favors, setting up our escort table and putting out our table numbers. We got so many compliments from our guests on the presentation and taste of the food at our wedding, especially the hor dourves during cocktail hour. Rouge's bar set up was also beautiful and surpassed my expectations. They also did our custom wedding cake through Sugarbakers, which turned out exactly like the photo I provided Jordan. Although Rouge was a little pricier than the other caterer we considered, it was absolutely worth every penny! The one piece of advice I would give to other couples planning their wedding would be to keep in mind that once you sign the contract for your guest count, you can't lower it if you end up having less guests than anticipated. We had this happen, but Rouge did provide us with excellent additions to our menu to make up the difference. I did not have a wedding planner, and I am so grateful to Jordan for making sure our event ran so perfectly and beautifully. Thank you Jordan and the rest of the Rouge team!! :)
We used ROUGE for our wedding earlier this month and it was a wonderful experience from the initial tasting all the way through to the wedding. Celeste and Niki were very accommodating (we were planning from out of town) and we loved that they were able to customize orders to fit our theme/taste. Everyone loved the food and the servers were very attentive to our needs that night. Very highly recommend ROUGE for your event!
ROUGE was an amazing vendor to work with. We were originally deciding between two venues who both used ROUGE (almost exclusively) as their caterer. They were were willing to work within our budget and upfront about everything. Jacqueline our point person, was super responsive and on top of things. I can't even begin to explain how delicious the food was! When we went for our tasting they had everything set up so nicely and I could not wait to have the food at our wedding. I even demanded to be at cocktail hour and get pictures done before so we could have the food. The servers were attentive and made sure we always had food a glass in our hand. They even worked with us to have two signature cocktails! ROUGE was one of the best parts of our wedding and is an incredible vendor.
Rouge helped make all my dreams come true! I recently just had my wedding catered by Rouge and they did an amazing job. In the planning stages, their team was able to answer all my questions and provide excellent recommendations. Sarah was amazing and helped set up the floor plan and worked directly with my venue. My venue actually closed 3 weeks before my wedding and Rouge didn't skip a beat! They were able to re located to a new venue and get everything lined up perfectly. They made sure the groom and I were fed and had a drink at all times! Also, the food was amazing. Every single one of my guests told me how amazing the food was. I could not have done this with out Rouge!
Service, service, service! Rouge is simply amazing! From our food tasting through the wedding night, Rouge more than exceeded our expectations! On our wedding day it torrential down poured all day. Despite the terrible weather, there was not a single Rouge employee complaining or sitting around. They were outside in ponchos and rain boots, setting up hours before the ceremony. During the reception, we had a wonderful women, Tashia who made sure we had everything we needed throughout the evening. She was energetic, friendly and extremely helpful the entire night. Our events manager, Lauren was also awesome, checking in on us throughout the night, to make sure we had everything we needed. Not to mention the food... perfect! The food was as delicious as the day we tried it during our food tasting. We got soooo many compliments, saying it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. From the mashed potato bar, to the mango salmon and the taco station, people could not stop raving about how amazing the food was! All in all, Rouge's excellent service and amazingly delicious food, puts them at the top of the class for caterers! Thank you so, so much! Nick and Carly J.
Rouge Catering was definitely the most reasonably priced and accommodated to our budget with great food. We were told multiple times throughout the day and afterwards that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Sarah Moses was so sweet and was very prompt about getting information to us in a timely manner. She instantly put our minds at ease that everything would be taken care of rain or shine. Makayla was our day of coordinator, she also was great to work with. Although, her schedule was very busy and wasn't available to speak with prior to our wedding so I wasn't able to coordinate with her about where I wanted to put some of the decorative items we provided. It wasn't a huge deal but, if you are the type of bride that needs perfection, that may not work for you. I am also a vegetarian and Rouge (Sarah Moses) was great about guiding us to options that would accommodate dietary restrictions. However, our take home container was 3 containers of meat. My husband was happy but I was a bit disappointed. All-in-all, I thought they were great and I highly recommend!
I work here the food is great, staff is even greater
Rouge was the caterer for my husband's celebration of life, under the skillful guidance of Lauren Bowyer. Lauren listened well and heard our needs for the occasion and our guests. The food and service were wonderful - delicious, beautifully presented, and just what we wanted. Best of all, my husband's favorite desserts were made with rhubarb. Rouge managed to find the rhubarb and make mini pies. How special! All we had to do the evening of the celebration was attend and celebrate. Rouge set up, took down, cleaned up.
Dear Celeste, Rouge Catering "rocked-it" last night! The evening was flawless and went off without a hitch. As always, the presentation was beautiful! Although I didn't get a chance to sample anything, the word was that everything was delicious. The waitstaff was courteous and professional. Lauren Bowyer had everything under control. With her grace and expertise, everything ran so smoothly and better than I could ever had imagined. Lauren really went over and beyond to tend to everyone's special needs, and made it look so easy. I want to thank you for your leadership in running such a "Class Act"catering service. We will definitely pass the word on to folks to patronize Rouge Fine Catering! We are looking forward to working with you in the future. Thanks so much! Best, Carol Carol Madow Director of Promotions WYPR 88.1
Great spot for lunch! Their buffet always has something tasty, and they have great pre-prepared salads in the cold case.
Rouge was the caterer for our daughters wedding in June. They were truly outstanding and so professional. They attended to every detail and the food was amazing. The staff was friendly and many of our guests commented on how wonderful they were. The day was hot 93 and the venue was an open air clubhouse with no AC and they didn't skip a beat from set up to service all the way through to an amazingly thorough clean up. Kaitlyn, our event manager, was so helpful with every step along the way and anticipated our questions before we even had them. She was wonderful to work with and I would, without reservation, recommend Rouge for your next event.
Excellent service from start to finish - all went great. Wonderful staff, food, decor and experience
We had Rouge for our wedding and they did an amazing job. They helped us from start to finish and were always willing to help. The staff was professional and the food... the FOOD was amazing. They cook on site and you can tell the difference. Anytime we get catering, it will be from Rouge.
Great tasting before our wedding
The staff was extremely professional a very personable, which ultimately added to the success of our event. From planning to execution, the staff made everything extremely easy.
We used Rouge Catering for our wedding last weekend and are so happy that we did! I got quotes from over a dozen caterers in DC/NoVA/MD and Rouge was by far the most affordable considering everything that you get for the price and the excellent quality of the food. Kate Rehnstrom was our event coordinator and she could not have been more accommodating in working with us leading up to our wedding and on the day of our event. Our guests raved about the passed hors d'oeuvres (including crab cakes, lamb chops, chicken and waffles, coconut shrimp and watermelon feta skewers) as well as the plated meals (short ribs, maryland rockfish, and eggplant). We even had a dessert bar to go along with our wedding cake that included mini doughnuts and fruit tarts, which the Rouge staff set up beautifully. We added the full open bar package because it was such an incredible deal with the low price per guest, and even had a champagne toast and signature drink (a Moscow Mule). Kate worked with me because I wanted copper mugs for my guests for the Mules, and even helped us add a rosé to the wine list at the last second that I really wanted (our wedding was on National Rosé Day). On the day of the wedding there was a huge staff attending to our guests' every need and everything went off without a hitch. If you are looking for an elegant and delicious full service caterer at an extremely reasonable price in the DC Metro area, I would 100% recommend taking a look at Rouge.
Rouge Fine Catering was extremely professional and easy to work with at our daughter's recent wedding. We had numerous guests comment on both how delicious the food was and how professional and friendly their staff was throughout the day. They took away much of the stress of the wedding day as they carried out our wishes without a hitch. We were very impressed with how responsive their management was to our questions. We highly recommend Rouge Fine Catering and would not hesitate to use them again.
We contacted Rouge for our wedding catering. We got the quote and never proceeded to do business with them due to their lack of professionalism and hospitality. As soon as you tell them you're on any budget, they will lose any ounce of interest in providing you good service. They will not put any effort in accommodating your preferences and will openly talk poorly about you among themselves. The quote I eventually got was reasonable, but if you do not read it carefully, you'll miss some of the additional fees and percentages that are added on to the quoted price. I eventually found a smaller caterer that provided better service from the beginning, with no hidden fees or foolishness. When I talk to other local vendors (ie. DJs, florists, bakeries) no one had anything nice to say about Rouge. One of our vendor for our wedding said Rouge has the worst food he's ever eaten at a wedding and are the worst people to work along with.
I just got married June 2016, and I mentioned multiple times throughout my wedding planning process that I would not know what I would do without having Rouge as my caterer. From the beginning working with Celeste to the end working with Kelly (Merriell), I was beyond please with everything their team did to make our day so special. I am extremely particular and very detail oriented. Kelly made sure she answered all of my hundreds of questions throughout the process, and made sure I was feeling comfortable with the answer she had given. She assured me multiple times that they will communicate with the vendors throughout the day and they made that true! In addition, Kelly and the staff came up to my husband and me MULTIPLE times throughout the night making sure we had a drink, to see if we ate, or to see if we needed anything. After the wedding I received hundreds of complements saying "that was by far the best wedding food I have ever had," or "that was the best crab cake I have ever had." I would 100% recommend rouge for any event, especially for a wedding, and I hope that I get to use Rouge for another event sometime in my future and I cannot be more thankful for choosing them as our caterer!
We have received DOZENS of compliments about the food at our wedding. Rouge and team are simply amazing. Everything was so perfect, though I wish I'd gotten more of the desserts because they looked awesome! I had a root beer float shot and it was fantastic. Everyone LOVED their dinner. Also, I'm glad no one saw me literally stuffing my face with items off the antipasti display before we were announced to come in. It was soooooo good. Your staff was delightful as well. You guys really made my day. My kudos to everyone. I hope I can work with you again in the future!
For the first time in my life I went out of my way to find out where the food came from at a wedding. Specifically the hors d'oeuvres. Oh. My. Goodness. Excellent, excellent food.
When My wife and I were planning our wedding, I had one request. That we had AMAZING food at our wedding, and Rouge delivered big time! they created a special menu just for us to make our day that much more special. Not only was the food amazing but the service was even better. We had an amazing team and it made our day that much more magical. I would recommend Rouge to anyone and everyone in need of catering services. They are absolutely top notch
Rouge provided wonderful catering services for our Fall 2018 wedding! The food was fantastic and our wedding guests especially loved the appetizers and mini dessert pies! I still think about and crave their lemon blueberry, smores, and pumpkin pies frequently! Celeste was very kind, understanding, and dedicated in organizing our cocktail hour and reception. She made sure to personally address all of our concerns while coordinating with her staff to ensure our wedding day went smoothly. On the day of our wedding, the staff was very attentive to our guests and provided exceptional service. Thank you Rouge!
We hired Rouge Fine Catering for our wedding and they were absolutely outstanding!! I had a wonderful experience with our Catering Manager Kaitlyn. She was super organized and made sure our event ran smoothly. We had 180 people to serve and ALL of the food came out piping hot! Crab cakes, short ribs, appetizers, cupcakes, and everything else was delicious! Everyone at the wedding said the food was great and I 100% agree! I strongly recommend Rouge for your event. They are innovative, professional, and reliable.
When our venue shut down and unexpectedly closed their doors with less than a month to go, Celeste was the calm voice in the storm. She reassured me and made her staff available to my daughter and me around the clock. I can’t count the numerous conversations where she just sat and listened to me as we attempted to understand how anyone could do this to the numerous brides and their families on their special day. Finally, we found a new venue and Megan’s special day arrived. The wedding occurred without a hitch and the ceremony was beautiful. When I arrived at the venue I immediately checked to make sure all was in place. Sarah Kelley was in the middle of a team meeting making sure that all knew what the flow of the evening was. She introduced me to everyone and I was more than confident that everything would be perfect and it was! The hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour were fabulous and the dinner was delicious. My guests said they had never experienced such great food at a wedding before! Sarah took care of every detail. But imagine my surprise when Celeste and Jonathan actually showed up to congratulate Megan and Travis and to make sure their day was perfect. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to the entire Rouge team for making my daughter's day so special. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ---A grateful mother of the bride
We fell in love with ROUGE in 2013, when my sister chose them to cater her wedding. The food was to die for! When my husband and I began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to work with ROUGE, but also interviewed with another caterer to explore our options. Jordan Bardel and I began talking via email, where she sent us a survey to gauge our style of food that we enjoyed. She then developed a menu for us based on our taste. When we met with Jordan at ROUGE, we were immediately impressed by her professionalism, kindness, knowledgeability, and the amazing food! Our tasting included full portions of each entree we considered, passed appetizers, and even included wine with our complimentary tasting! Jordan was extremely flexible with us, and was very competitive with the other caterer we met with, agreeing to include in our overall cost some of the extra things we were looking for- champagne toast during our ceremony, additional children's meals, upgraded entrees and appetizers, a signature drink, etc. We had the pleasure of working with Jordan and ROUGE for the entire year leading up to our wedding. Jordan allowed us to make some changes to our menu throughout the whole process, helped us in selecting linens for our tables, and allowed us to bring in our alcohol for ROUGE to transport early, so that we wouldn't have to cart it back and forth. The day of our wedding, ROUGE pretty much orchestrated the entire event. Tables were set in a timely manner, they were flexible with moving things around for us due to the rain (our ceremony was outdoors, we ended up under the tent halfway through!), and the food was absolutely delicious. Jordan made sure that my husband and I had enough to eat and drink during our busy night. Our guests have not stopped raving! The common theme of our wedding, and of my sister's wedding catered by ROUGE a few years ago: "This is the best wedding food I have ever had!" Thank you so much Jordan, and the entire ROUGE team, for helping to make our wedding day, and entire wedding planning experience, so wonderful!
They were wonderful, easy to work with, reasonable, and the presentation was beautiful, especially the paella. Would highly recommend. Jorden was wonderful to work with and MICA as always a wonderful backdrop and so helpful and delightful to work with. Brenda.
Rouge Catering - book them TODAY!! Five stars is not high enough to describe the many qualities of this fine organization!! First and foremost - the FOOD!!!!!!!! We received SO many compliments on both the quality and the quantity of food!! The food was beautifully displayed and every bite was delicious! The STAFF - Rouge employed not only the nicest, but the hardest working team I have encountered in some time. This applied not only to the night of the event, but to any and all correspondence leading up to our fundraiser. Niki Steel, Manager, Catering Sales & Events, took care of our every need!! She was knowledgeable, patient and flexible!! One of the final compliments (and there were many!) of the night came as we left the venue. One of our guests was watching the Rouge team outside cleaning up and loading the truck. The comment was, "Not only do they work hard - but they have fun, too!" We received truly professional SERVICE - from choosing the menu months ago until the very last guest left the event!! In closing, if Rouge Fine Catering services your area - hire them. You will be happy you did!!
It is always a pleasure to work with ROUGE for our Staff Recognition Events. The food and service is consistently excellent. The staff is professional, flexible, friendly and efficient. We know that everything will run smoothly at our events when we work with ROUGE. Highly recommend!
Rouge catered my wedding and I couldn't be happier! They executed my 'cocktail style' dinner amazingly, and the staff was upbeat and good sports while having to work in tough weather conditions. They made sure my husband and I got to taste everything too which was really nice. Thanks Maykayla and team!
We chose Rouge to cater our wedding and they did a better job than we could have ever anticipated. After working with Celeste to plan our menu, Jordan was more than accommodating to all of our wishes for the big day. We even had a last minute addition the morning of the wedding and Jordan took care of everything without hesitation. The servers during the cocktail hour were everpresent, ensuring that all guests were able to sample the delicious food that we chose. Jordan also ensured that my husband and I were always with a drink in our hands all night long. That night and the following day, we got numerous complements on how delicious the food was at our wedding. I can't recommend Rouge enough!
I was first familiar with Rouge through my old company I worked for. They used them a lot and always thought highly of their presentation, professionalism, and great tasting food! When we finally found our venue, they had a preferred caterer list and Rouge was one of them. We priced out Rouge and 1 other caterer and ultimately decided to go with Rouge because we felt we were getting a better price, there were a lot more food options to choose from, and there weren’t any hidden fees or upcharges. Jacqueline was our Catering Manager throughout the entire process. She was very attentive and accommodating with everything we asked. We changed our menu a few times because we didn’t love some things we tasted in our original tasting so she let us do a second tasting with the new menu items we changed and we loved it all! Day of the wedding, everything went according to the timeline. Jackie’s team was great! They had a designated server for us giving us our signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. Due to photos, we barely got to eat anything during cocktail hour. They surprised us at our dining table during dinner with a platter of the hors d’oeuvres we had missed! It was such a nice touch that I was definitely not expecting. All the food tasted so great. There was never a line at the bar the whole night. The service was top notch and we continue to get rave reviews from the food, especially the crab cake! At the end of the night, they sent us home with 2 extra entrees packaged up for us which was another nice touch! They certainly exceeded our expectations and we would definitely highly recommend them!
Rouge was the highlight of our wedding! The food is AMAZING and the price is very reasonable. We had our food set up in stations. There was an abundance of delicious food at every station! The quality of food from Rouge is incredible. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food tasted! We had a raw bar set up with raw oysters, shrimp cocktail, and seared tuna. It was the talk of the night! The set up and display of the food was spot on. We loved how Rouge offered set up and displays that fit our rustic theme. Our event manager Jordan was the most amazing person to work with. She was always available to us. She made the process so easy and we are so thankful for that. After signing with Rouge we had multiple changes and new ideas but nothing was too much for Rouge. Jordan and Rouge were flexible and wanted to make sure everything was perfect, which it was! Our guests are still sending us messages stating our wedding was “the best wedding ever!!” I cannot recommend this company enough. They are truly amazing!
Great for lunch, fast and healthy
We had them cater our wedding several years ago and people are still talking about the crab dip.
I seriously can't stress enough how amazing their service was for my wedding. I was 2 months away, and catering was the hardest (and for wedding planning the most important part) check on my checklist. They were the only place (out of very many) that QUICKLY responded to me and my inquires (I'm talking like 12 hours later). They catered (pun intended) to everything I needed. My budget was serious tight and they had an amazing menu to offer WITHOUT hidden costs, just a bottom line total, and when you have a wedding on your hands worried about all the hidden fine lines like the other vendors I hired had, was a huge weight off my shoulders. So, then the big day- they were on time, helped with a cake and cupcakes that I had delivered from anther vendor. But most importantly!!: I rented a lot of vintage props and when I arrived, I found they dropped off a lot of things in one big pile and took off. My stress level hit the roof and I start running around in full hair/make up/dress, trying tset everything up in 90 degree heat. People were coming in an hour. And Rouge and they're employees stepped forward and started helping me, without me asking because why would I ask them? It's not their job! But they ALL pitched in, lugging large trunks, wine barrels, wagon wheel, etc. all around my venue for me. Telling me to stop and relax, that have it handled. So without them, my wedding wouldn't have happened!! But enough about the best service I could have possibly imagined and onto the delicious food! Everything was perfect. Every single person complimented the food, the drinks, everything. They were amazing, delicious food, above and beyond service. SERIOUSLY PEOPLE! I CANNOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH!!
I can't speak highly enough about this place. Their team were amazingly attentive throughout the past 4 months of wedding planning and we're constantly involved to make sure we were taken care of. Our wedding went off amazingly and our guests couldn't stop raving about how amazing the food was. The people that were at the wedding working the event were polite and hard working and you could definitely tell they enjoyed what they did, it showed through their enthusiasm for making sure everyone was taken care of. Lauren Bowyer was our point of contact and organizer for the event and really made sure her team shined yesterday. We also wanted to thank Emily for personally taking care of the bride and also showing us a few dance moves while moving in-between the dance floor while working. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to cater a large event to please consider rouge. You will not be disappointed!
I can't say enough good things about ROUGE catering & working with Lauren Bowyer! Being in the food & beverage industry myself -- ROUGE is as professional as they come & Lauren was beyond accommodating especially when I had a few last minute curveballs with guests and food decisions! They were on-point with details, and the operation at their warehouse is nothing short of top-notch. They had a system and it WORKS! My guests at my wedding were absolutely raving about not only how good the food was, but the presentation of it was OUTSTANDING!!! When trying to deciding on catering for your next event, booking with ROUGE will take any bit worry out of the food logistics for you so you can enjoy the party!!!
There aren't enough good things I can say about my experience with Rouge Fine Catering. First and foremost, my manager, Kelly, was the stuff brides dream of. From the tasting, to the site visits, to timelines, and especially the day-of execution of our wedding everything was perfection. Our venue was Woodlawn in Alexandria so we were a bit nervous about the logistics of having an outside wedding, but Kelly and her team had everything covered. I'd always been weary of venues that have an exclusive caterer in the past, but I'm SO happy Woodlawn guided me to Rouge Fine Catering. Kelly and her team exceeded all of my expectations and I've even had several people tell me that the food was the best wedding food they'd ever had! Thank you, Rouge!!!
Rouge did the most incredible job catering our wedding during mid September at Great Oak Manor in Chestertown. At our original tasting, we decided on chicken parm and beef short rib as main dishes, mini tacos, mini sliders, chicken and waffle and crab cakes as apps. My husband and I both have odd allergies and their staff worked around them with no issues. Our food tasted EXACTLY like the sit down tasting at their location and the presentation of the food day-of was incredible. To our surprise, we even had staff that followed us (bride + groom) around with the apps, water, and drinks the entire wedding night post-ceremony. It was stellar to have that extra service! Lauren did our coordination and worked with our other vendors to ensure we had all the right equipment, linens and set-up on our wedding weekend. All of our guests were RAVING about the food days following our wedding and loved that the staff was enthusiastic and energetic. Best investment we made for our special day. I highly recommend Rouge and two thumbs up to Lauren on knocking it out of the park!!
Lauren Bowyer, wish I could give you six stars for your flexibility and willingness to change plans at the last minute. Your suggestions and reassurance was so important in making this a memorable event for all who attended. The food was delicious. The servers were so professional and helpful. Thank you from the family and friends.
We are so happy with our decision to hire Rouge for our Wedding Catering! First, they are a pleasure to work with in the planning stages of the wedding! The tasting experience was amazing (their food is so delicious), they answered all questions in a timely manner and were more than happy to accommodate special plates for my guests with crazy food allergies. Then the day of the wedding... wow, they surpassed all expectations!! The food was beyond amazing... from the appetizers to the main course.. and drinks of course.. truly high quality food and drinks!! But the service in my eyes was even better! They were kind and attentive to my guests and delivered all food in a timely manner. However, they truly shined in the service to my husband and I that day! They assigned certain servers to the bride and groom to make sure we had everything we needed the entire day... we had appetizers delivered to us during picture time to make sure we got to eat that day (bc we all know that can be hard for the bride and groom). Every time I turned around there was a server there asking if I needed another drink (whether water or wine)... at one point I asked for a drink and went to the bathroom to fix my hair, which took 10 minutes and the server was standing outside with my drink ready for me as I came back! I was truly in awe in how attentive they were and helped my husband and I feel so special that day! And the cherry on top is that they package up an extra meal for the bride and groom to take home so we could really enjoy our wedding food together... for us it was the next day! I would highly suggest hiring Rouge for your Catering needs! They provide highly quality food and service to ensure the event is top notch!
The quality and variety of offerings available from Rouge is fantastic. When we built our menu, Gabrielle was super helpful in thinking through the different components, and we were blown away at our tasting. We knew our guests would be too, which was really important to us: good food, good alcohol and good music would ensure a GREAT time at our wedding. It's also so nice that you can drop things off to Rouge the week of your event, and they bring it onsite for you. Being allowed to purchase our own alcohol, and return what was unopened, allowed us to choice and was cost effective. Not all caterers allow this, so it's a really great feature about Rouge's practice. Sustainability is also important to them, and since it was really important to me as a bride, they worked with us to ensure waste was minimized and diverted as much as possible. All in all, I would strongly recommend Rouge for your event.
Rouge catered our wedding and they did a great job. The food tasted just as amazing as the taste testing (which, from what I understand, is a rarity amongst caterers). The chefs, cooks and management at Rouge are top notch. Lauren (manager) was very responsive and very attentive to any and all requests. If there was a request that was not immediately feasible, then she worked hard to find a solution. Would recommend to any one I personally know planning a wedding or large event.
Jordan, Words can not describe how blown away we and ALL of our guests were at the quality, display and execution of everything that Rouge did on Saturday night. People could not stop talking about how delicious the food was that night and still today! I'm sure that people will be talking about it forever because it was THAT GOOD. When Jim and I sat down at our table and our plates were brought over everything was absolutely incredible. As soon as Jim took a bite, he said, "Wow, this is REALLY good!" I was so excited for him to keep eating so that I could see his reaction HAHA! During this entire experience you and your team were so accommodating, creative and attentive. No detail was missed! I loved meeting the Chef at the tasting and also I thought it was so touching that he wanted to come over and say hello again at the wedding. You are all some of the most talented people I've ever met and I am totally a snob when it comes to food! The other thing that I was SO impressed with and I thought was absolutely so sweet was the fact that you packed up all of the leftovers for me and I was able to enjoy them with the family again! I almost cried when I saw that because it showed that you guys really cared and wanted us to experience the moment all over again! Ashley, Katey and Morgan had talked you guys up from day 1 and they were SO RIGHT! They told me that we would not be disappointed and they were SPOT ON. We would use you guys AGAIN AND AGAIN! You have my recommendation forever! Thank you again, for everything. We are beyond grateful and I sincerely hope that we get the opportunity to work with you again!
Rouge catered my daughter's wedding at the Evergreen Museum and Library during the rain deluge on May 27th! So many of our guests said "the food was amazing!" They took care of everything and did an outstanding job with our "Plan B" in the event of rain. Everyone was so nice and my daughter commented that she felt like a queen because they took such good care of her. Lauren was outstanding to work with and very responsive to every question and email and menu change. I would highly recommend them!
ROUGE IS INCREDIBLE!! We booked them for our wedding and it was easily the best decision we made. They couldn't have been more wonderful, professional, and helpful. Seriously. That's not just some dumb internet review jargon...they totally saved the day. We had a few weird requests...like wanting people to color on the dinner tables (while still making it look pretty) and needing a super specific white queso dip to be made, and Rouge knocked it out of the park. The entire staff was so thorough in their approach to planning the event. It's kind of amazing to watch. Our point of contact, Kaitlyn, expertly helped us organize our menu, all the tiny details of the reception, and even had the staff bring the roster of hors d'oeuvres to us while we were taking post-ceremony pictures so we didn't miss any food (SUCH A NICE TOUCH). They really do think of everything so you don't have to. The only disappointing thing about Rouge is that now nobody talks about how much they loved our ceremony, they just talk about how this was the best food they've ever had at a wedding :) You are a complete fool if you use anyone else for your event.
Rouge catered my daughter's wedding. From beginning to end Rouge handled all the details. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding. Emily was our coordinator and she was excellent! We had a large crowd and they were wowed by Rouge. We received many compliments on their food and service. I have even received hand written notes on what a spectacular wedding. Rouge really made the difference. I highly recommend them for your next event.
Rouge Fine Catering was absolutely amazing from day 1 of signing the contract to the very end of the wedding night . I was extremely impressed. Not only was the food good , they were very attentive to our needs .
Rouge Fine Catering catered a recent event for me. The service and attention I received from the initial phone call through the end of the event was top notch. I will definitely refer friends, family, colleagues and clients to Rouge and look forward to using them again soon!
Another five star review for Rouge Catering! Lauren really went above and beyond for our organization's most recent event - her creativity and attention to detail were outstanding! Every time I use Rouge Catering, I'm reminded of their amazing customer service and commitment to fresh, quality food. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rouge for any special occasion.
Our wedding was unlike most wedding’s you've likely ever heard of; 5 weeks to our wedding date our venue owner stole our money and cancelled our wedding. And even before that, the venue did not relay any of our payments to Rouge that I had sent, even though that was part of the contract. After many attempts to resolve the issue without worrying us, Rouge finally contacted us and the entire management team handled it so professionally (a complete 180 compared to the venue owner). Jeremy (the VP of Ops) gave me his cell and allowed me to call anytime, including after business hours, even if it was just for me to vent frantically. Once we booked a new venue, I was given a new coordinator (since my previous coordinator left), Sarah, and I can’t rave enough. As you can imagine, there are already concerns with a new coordinator who may not know the ins and outs, but there are so many logistical issues with a change in venue 5 weeks before the date and Sarah put me at ease every time and brought a sense of normalcy, like this had been the plan all along. She reached out to vendors herself to confirm details, took my multiple calls per day and ultimately, made our dream wedding come to light. There were even a few issues the few days before our wedding when Sarah was out of the office, and Gabrielle stepped in, knowing nothing about our wedding, and was able to answer every question and text me options so that I didn’t have to wait! Now to get into the day of, the food was INCREDIBLE! We were able to make tweaks to certain items we selected and the menu was so unique to our tastes. The staff is beyond efficient and so professional. People are still raving about the food a month later! My only regret is not being able to box up all the leftovers and take them home with me! I’ve had several people ask where we found such a well-trained staff of people. My husband and I were given an attendant (Tara) to be with us for the duration of the night and she made us feel like royalty. She was one step ahead of us at all times, bringing us drinks before ours were empty, bringing us food while we finished up pictures, anything we needed, she was there. If you’re reading this because you’re on the fence about Rouge Catering, do yourself a favor and book immediately, you won’t be sorry! FIVE STARS!!
Great food , service , and prices Would use for ANY THEME CELEBRATION
Rouge is THE best caterer around! I highly recommend using Rouge for any type of event you may need catering for. We used them for our wedding (5/7/16) and not only were we impressed -- the guests could not stop talking about how wonderful our food was. The food tasted great, the portion sizes were wonderful and the presentation of the food was fantastic. We are so happy Rouge was recommended to us from our wedding planner. We would definitely use Rouge again for another event. You will not be disappointed.
ROUGE Catering is amazing. We used ROUGE for our wedding at Woodlawn Plantation (Alexandria, VA) and they were simply amazing. Very good food and large portion sizes. My wedding guests were commenting on how good the food is and that there was loads of it! The whole wedding ran seamlessly, very friendly staff and no one waiting to be served at the bar! Maykayla was our Catering Manager for our wedding and I have to say she is one of the best people I have ever work with. She is beyond helpful, goes out of her way to deliver above and beyond EVERY TIME. If you want a caterer or have the pleasure to work with Maykayla on anything you will not be disappointed. Book them now.
Rouge stepped in to perform a last minute intervention to save my party! after my original caterer backed out 5 days beforehand! The food was great and the two servers were fantastic. They were incredibly polite, professional, and helpful. Even going way going above and beyond to carry food up to our upstairs deck and help with he first aid when an elderly guest was overcome by the heat! Kudos to Rouge!
Kelly was our catering coordinator and we cannot say enough kind words about her. Everything was perfect and above our expectations. Because of Rouge, our guests will forever compliment our food and the friendly staff. If we could do this day again we wouldn't have had a single thing changed. The food was delicious! Most couple take pictures during cocktail hour and miss out on the cocktail hour food. When we arrived to our sweetheart table, we were pleasantly surprised to see a whole tray of what we missed. The rouge staff stayed till the very end to make sure everything was cleaned up, even if it wasn't their mess. We would highly recommend ROUGE CATERING if you are getting married!
We hired ROUGE to cater our wedding and we were so happy with Rouge! From the initial contact, sales process, event planning, and through the wedding day, I was very impressed with their responsiveness, flexibility, organization, and professionalism. And most importantly - the food was great! We had concerns about scaling up good food to feed a larger group but everything from the hor d'oeuvres to the main entrees and sides was just great. Nothing was overcooked and we had many compliments on how good was the food. I definitely recommend Rouge to cater weddings or other events.
ROUGE catering did a marvelous job at our wedding reception. From our first meeting with them we were treated with respect and professionalism ...the team is very responsive and explicit in their service offerings. They are willing to work with you on menu selections and go the extra mile for all operational aspects of the event. By the way, the food is DELICIOUS! Kudos to Celeste and Maykayla for their utmost expertise and accommodation to make our event personal and unique.
Exceptional!!! Rouge Fine Catering far exceeded our expectations! Prior to signing with our wedding planner Elle Ellinghaus, we tried reaching out to caterers for our wedding. We were a bit discouraged because most caterers were treating us poorly because we were planning on 30 guest. Once we signed with our wedding planner she got to work. She reached out to some of the caterers she knew would offer the quality service we deserved. Heather from Rouge Fine Catering was amazing. She provided us the simple choices we wanted, that we could understand and that we actually liked! She was so patient with us through the process. We trusted everything to our wedding planner, she made it so simple for us to just list what we wanted and we didn't have to hold a series of meetings and tastings to get it done. Heather understood that we didn't see the need to be involved in every little detail and she worked seamlessly with our wedding planner. The day of the wedding was our first time meeting Heather, she was so kind. She checked on us every so often while we waited for the wedding to get started to see if we needed anything or if we were hungry. She kept me hydrated! You could tell she genuinely was passionate about her job and actually enjoyed it. The staff were all so professional and the level of service provided by each of them was most likely the best service we have ever received during a meal. One of the servers even helped a guest who got her heel stuck in a vent! The bartender was amazing, all of our guest were served quickly and pleasantly. Our meal was absolutely delicious, we dined on crab cakes and filet that was cooked perfectly. We finished off the night with delicious mini pies and s'mores. Our guest were full and satisfied. They are still talking about the phenomenal food and service. We are honored to have had Rouge Fine Catering provide such exceptional service and delicious food! Abby & Mike
We were very happy with all of the food served at the wedding through Rouge Catering. We started with the Romaine and Mixed Mesclun greens which was delicious. Our main course consisted of The crab cakes and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken breast. Both were amazing. The crab cakes had literally no filler and very fresh. The chicken was moist and tender. The bruschetta on top was delicious. All the sides worked out very well and complimented the main dishes beautifully. Our guest raved about everything. We served it family style and that made it so everyone could pick what they wanted and there was plenty of the sides for seconds. We are grateful to the staff for all their work in making this reception for 213 guests a success. Lauren Bowyer did an amazing job orchestrating everything. She was very helpful through all of the planning. The catered portion of the event from cocktail hour thru cake ran very smoothly. The cake they supplied was beautiful as well as delicious. I'd definitely look to Rouge Catering for our catered events in the future.
My experience with Rouge was nothing short of AMAZING! I worked with Sarah Kelley from the start when I was searching for a new catering company to host an annual graduation event. Right from the beginning, she was prompt, enthusiastic and always on top of things and up to the end, she was a perfect match for what we needed. Her food suggestions were ON POINT and everything tasted wonderful. The mini burger sliders were simply a HIT and the presentation was beyond my expectations. It was funny that our guests LOVE the little plates and forks, its the little things. The entire team arrived early, set up quickly and was ready to go 45 minutes before our start time. The staff was friendly and really got into the spirit of our event. It was almost as if they were joining us for the celebration instead of just doing a job. I usually don't write reviews, but I couldn't pass this up. We challenged them with a self-seating arrangement, which was a bit new for Sarah but she tackled it! There were NO mistakes and even our allergy meal and kosher meal accommodations were perfect. Sarah went above and beyond to help with every detail and I can't wait to work with her again next year! Thanks again Rouge for being a great part of our event.
5 Stars for Rouge Catering!! We used Rouge for our wedding at Belmont Manor and they were amazing. Jacqueline worked with us to to make our special day everything we could ever imagined. She communicated well and responded quickly to our e-mails. They ensured that we were taken care of during our reception and that all the tiny details were put in place. Stop looking at other caterers and go with Rouge. It's been a few days after our wedding and the one thing that all our guests cannot stop talking about is the amazing food!!
ROUGE catered our daughter's wedding and I can't say enough about how wonderful the experience was from start to finish. We were so impressed with the entire ROUGE operation. And then there was the tasting....the food was incredible and beautifully presented. We told our daughter that if ROUGE can replicate the tasting at her wedding, we were golden. Well, we were more than golden. The food and presentation were memorable! I haven't been to a wedding where I thought the food and presentation were memorable....ours was. We couldn't be happier with how smoothly everything went especially since our wedding was in a back yard. ROUGE literally set up "shop", cooking everything on site(for 180 guests). The service was impeccable and clean up very thorough.Thank you to Jordan and the entire crew for your part in making our daughter's wedding so very special.
My wife and I decided to hire ROUGE as the caterer for our wedding, and we are so happy that we did. First of all, our contact was Maykayla and she was so great to work with. She was very friendly and incredibly informative; we had a ton of questions for her throughout the planning process and she was always patient, understanding, and eager to help us in any way she could to ensure that we were getting exactly the menu and service that we wanted for our reception. As for the food, it was AMAZING. ROUGE has a huge menu from which you can build your own custom menu for your event, so we were able to select some really great options. They also cook on-site, so everything being served to you and your guests is fresh. Everyone loved it! The service was fantastic as well. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive to us and all of our guests. My wife and I were especially well-attended, with the staff regularly checking in with us to see if there was anything we needed - drinks, hors d'oeuvres, whatever! The whole experience was truly great. We were so happy with our decision to hire ROUGE to cater our wedding and we would highly recommend them to anyone else - you won't be disappointed!
Rouge served the dinner for my daughters wedding 9/23/17 at Cloisters Castle. They did a first class job and went above and beyond for my family. They took empty rooms and set tables beautifully with linens and glassware. We challenged them with celiacs, vegans and a garlic allergy and they hit a home run. Their staff on the day were in pressed uniforms, very friendly and worked hard. The most impressive thing I can share is that the bride and groom signaled me during the dinner to say how delicious the food was. Maykayla was the coordinator and lead on the day and she is a five plus star!!! Many Thanks to the Rouge team.
Claire and I want to say thank you for a wonderful evening. The job you guys did as a whole was outstanding. We heard so many rave reviews about the food. People will be talking about your food for a long time to come. The entire night went smooth and seamless. Your crew did a great job keeping things moving while staying out of the action. We could not be more pleased. My only regret was I never made it to the desert table to try one of the delicious looking cupcakes. I plan to recommend Rogue to any and all of my friends, family and coworkers if they ever need a superb caterer (that way I can get one of those cupcakes! ;) Please send a big thank you to your entire crew for a job well done. The personal attention the bride and I received from everyone was amazing and unexpected. Also, please thank the chef for a wonderful job. His food was nothing short of spectacular. And a big thank you to you. You pulled everything together perfectly and managed a great crew. You guys played a huge part in a very special evening for us. Thank you again!
If you are considering using Rouge for your wedding or any event my advice to you is run. The venue we selected for our wedding used Rouge exclusively (even booking the venue goes through Rouge) so we did not have a choice for caterer, which at time was fine with us. I have been to events in the past that Rouge was a part of and was happy with the food and service. Our wedding was in April 2019 and in the end of January 2019 we received a call informing us that Rouge was canceling our catering contract because >60% of their staff was deported after they were raided by ICE in NOVEMBER 2018! From that moment everything went downhill fast. We originally found out about a week before that our catering contract might be canceled because our photographer had heard from other clients and she reached out to us- it wasn’t even Rouge even though they knew months prior! Unfortunately because we booked the venue through Rouge we still had to work with them for our wedding. Once Rouge was no longer our caterer communication basically ceased, they pretty much stopped replying to any emails from us and our other vendors. It wasn’t until our photographer mentioned publishing photos that we received a response and yet our questions were still not answered. The nightmare doesn’t stop there, Celeste (the VP and one of the owners) was our main and only contact moving forward and refused to give us contact information for the person on site the day of the wedding. Celeste also double booked our walk through with another event and blamed it on a scheduling error when she was the person I booked my walk through with. She was also incredibly rude and unprofessional to us and our new caterer who had to step in less than 3 months before our wedding. Celeste promised that she would help take care of everything the day of the wedding after she added extra responsibility to our new caterer and that she would have extra staff on hand the day of including one of their best event managers. The only person from Rouge present the day of my wedding was Kyla, someone who clearly did not want to be there and could not be found majority of the day. My mother had to call Celeste multiple times to even find Kyla originally even though Kyla was on her phone the entire day, including while driving my guests to the ceremony site on a golf cart. We were supposed to have the golf cart for the entire event, but after the ceremony when we wanted to use the golf cart to take sunset photos, Kyla informed us she gave the golf cart away to campers also at the venue. Kyla was also rude to our other vendors and gave them attitude when they asked about the golf cart. The only reason our wedding didn’t turn into a complete disaster after all of the nonsense Rouge put us through was because of our other vendors. The other vendors for our wedding were amazing and went above and beyond their responsibilities to ensure our wedding was special and a day to remember for all the right reasons. Rouge caused a lot of stress and tears leading up to our wedding and I cannot stress it enough, stay away from Rouge!! They were completely unprofessional and unreliable. We were not the only wedding they canceled, I know of several other couples that had their contract canceled with even less notice than we did.
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We used Rouge for our wedding and we are SO happy we did! Our venue, Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House, only works with Rouge, so at first we were nervous that we didn't have a say in who our caterer was if we chose the venue. We loved the venue so much that we jumped in and worried about the catering after the fact. We are so glad that Rouge partners with Woodlawn because they did a FANTASTIC job! We had a buffet style dinner and the lines went fast, the food was hot and fresh. Guests raved about the dinner and the drinks. We picked out our menu prior to our tasting which was nice because were were able to experience as if it was the day of the wedding. We saw how everything would be plated and were able to make changed if necessary. Maykayla helped us throughout our process and was fantastic. At the end of the night she packed us leftovers that we enjoyed the next day! We highly recommend using Rouge!
We began our experience with Rouge with a friend who worked as an event coordinator at the time. She was amazing and incredibly helpful throughout the year of wedding planning, answering questions whenever I had them and giving me suggestions for other vendors or things to think of (that I never would have without her help). About a month out from our big day, that friend took a position with another company and, although I was incredibly happy for her, I was a bit nervous about not having her with us on the day of as she knew the ins and outs of our plans. Enter Celeste! Celeste quickly studied and familiarized herself with our plans and made some fantastic floor plan/decor suggestions. I was able to drop off ALL of my decorative items (including 72 vases and candles for the centerpieces) and they transported everything and made sure it got to where it was supposed to be on the big day. Celeste and her staff checked on us throughout the night making sure we ate when we wanted and had a drink at all times. I could not say better things about Rouge--their food is so impressive and beautiful and their full service menu is HUGE. I HIGHLY recommend Rouge as a caterer, they really are more than just that, they help you plan your event and give you peace of mind that it will all come together in the end. Our wedding day was perfect and we cannot thank Rouge and everyone who helped enough.
Rouge did the catering for a Kick Off reception for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The food, the presentation and the service (both pre-event and the night of) were exceptional! The menu was creative and delicious. The level of professionalism let's our staff focus on all the other details knowing that the food and beverage service will be flawless!
Wonderful! We had a tasting of our wedding reception menu and it was absolutely delicious. The food was great, beautifully prepared and we left completely stuffed
On June 8th, ABAG and partners hosted a welcome reception for newly appointed Baltimore City Public Schools CEO, Dr. Sonja Santelises. Rouge Catering provided outstanding services. We received numerous positive comments about the food and service. Kelly was our coordinator and she was excellent!
Rouge recently catered our wedding reception and they were fantastic! During the process of planning the menu, they were extremely helpful in guiding us with selecting each dish. They prepared a tasting for us in advance and were also very accommodating when we decided to change one of the main dishes two weeks before the event. They let us come in again for another tasting as well. During the reception, we requested a drink that they did not have at the bar, however they went out of their way to get the requested drink for us. Rouge was excellent to work with and they prepared outstanding food and service for our reception. We had many guests comment on how professional they were and how good the food tasted. We would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding reception. Great job Rouge!
Rouge catered a corporate breakfast and lunch for me, for about 40 people. I'm usually not shy about sharing constructive criticism, and I can simply say that everything was perfect. The food was wonderful, the staff took care of all the details, arrived on time, served our group impeccably, and even thought to provide some goodies for security and facilities personnel who were nearby. Thanks to all of you at Rouge for the excellent service.
Rouge helped us throw the perfect wedding at the BMA. They did an outstanding job flipping a relatively limited space and making the process as seamless as possible. Communication throughout was great, and the Rouge team was highly responsive. They gave us the royal treatment when we came in for our tasting and worked with us to ensure that everything was just the way we wanted it. On our wedding night, there were one or two dishes that weren't prepared the exact same way they were at the tasting, which wasn't a huge deal to us (because it all still tasted great), but was definitely noticed and should have been communicated. Other than that, we were basically completely satisfied. Would highly recommend and would use again.
We received so many compliments about the food at our wedding -- especially our passed apps during cocktail hour! Rouge has such a fun twist on food and that is why we really wanted to use them. Celeste and Jacqueline were so great throughout the whole process. We had a few things we wanted to do/change and they accommodated all of them. Jacqueline was so wonderful the day of our wedding - bringing us food during cocktail hour and making sure we were always taken care of throughout the night.
We hired Rouge to do a Celebration of Life Ceremony at Cylburn Arboretum. With less than a week to plan, Rouge came up with a beautiful menu, and figured out all the details - number of tables we needed and flow of the room. The event turned out beautifully and all of the guests commented that the food was wonderful. Any requests I had that day were quickly greeted with "no problem" and "absolutely". A pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Thank you to Lauren and Kyla for making this happen.
Rouge did a wonderful, 5-star job catering a volunteer appreciation event I held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry to honor our American Red Cross Volunteers. The food was incredible. The timing was spot-on. Their troubleshooting skills were stellar. The place settings were beautiful. They are actually the only caterer I've worked with that set up the programs and centerpieces for me. Well done!
I cannot say enough good things about Rouge catering. They catered my wedding on June 10th, and the guests are still talking about how great the food was. I worked directly with Celeste and Stephanie throughout the planning process and they were extremely helpful and very organized. Stephanie went above and beyond during the process and everything was perfect the day of. I've been to a lot of weddings who used Rouge, as well as my previous employer's cafeteria was catered by Rouge so I already knew they had a great reputation and experienced the food firsthand every day. They are quick to respond, pay close attention to details, provide amazing service, and make top knotch meals. I highly recommend using Rouge for your wedding!!
My husband and I were so very, very lucky to have Rouge Fine Catering host our wedding celebration in April 2016. We were original directed to Rouge by our reception venue along with 10+ other recommendations. We take eating very seriously in our house and your typical wedding menu was not going to cut it for us. After scouring all the potential caterers' websites, Rouge's menu stood out to us as the most diverse and modern. From the moment we reached out to the Rouge team, the experience was extremely professional, reliable, collaborative and fun. Before we committed to using Rouge, we had a full tasting and tour of their extremely impressive Hunt Valley facility. I had it in my head that they were a "smaller" company, which certainly isn't the case. They are a well a very sophisticated, well-oiled machine. And at the same time they always made us feel special and important. That first tasting sealed the deal and all subsequent tastings with other caterers didn't compare to Rouge. The food was absolutely outstanding and most of what we tried at our first tasting ended up on our wedding menu. What impressed me even more though was how much we felt like they wanted to work with us to make us happy. I knew we were going to be in great hands with Rouge and they did not disappoint. Leading up to the wedding we were in constant communication with our catering manager, Katie Canarr. Saying that Katie is fantastic,dedicated to executing flawless events, a true partner, and a thoughtful leader may just be the understatement of the year. Katie exercised a tremendous amount of patience with our multiple menu flips and flops. She helped me work out our very tricky seating plan, our linen selections, the event's signature drink, last minute rental needs (hello space heaters in April!). Did I mention she dreamed up the world's best donut bar?? Fresh mini donuts served in a martini glass for our guests to top with the fixings of their choice? It was absolutely amazing and such a hit. Also, I never had to track down Katie. She was always one step ahead of me guiding me through the process, which is saying a lot because I was one persistent bride with a vision for what I wanted. She made the process fun, enjoyable and easy for me and my husband. Katie is an absolute rock star and our special day would not have been the same without her. On our wedding day, everything was absolutely flawless. It was more than I ever expected with even a couple surprises for this very OCD, detail-oriented bride. The Rouge staff was top notch and we even had guests comment on the level of professionalism that their team displayed. They clearly take a lot of pride in what they do from start to finish. Did I mention the food??? IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. It's been almost six months since our wedding and I still have family and friends talking about how delicious the food at our wedding was (seriously, when does that actually happen??). And they are not just saying it....they are gushing talking about specific items that they ate. Our appetizer selections included: BLT bites, coconut shrimp with mango dipping sauce, mini chicken tacos, duck confit crepes with plum sauce, brie tartlets with raspberry coulis. We served cornbread (YUM!) along with a mesclun salad with pear, cranberries, and gorgonzola. Dinner choices were either beef shortrib with a demi glaze or seafood vol au vent (unreal!) along with grilled asparagus and roasted rosemary fingerling potatoes. Then we served delish wedding cake along with the donut bar. It was a dynamite menu and a total home run with our guests! I would recommend Rouge to anyone. I am already thinking of reasons that I may need to cater more events in the future just so I can work with them again. Seriously, I am very picky and they really, truly nailed it. Thank your Rouge team for making the most important day of our life so easy, memorable and delicious!!
We have been to several events that were catered by this group. The food was excellent the service was really good. I would highly recommend them
Had the pleasure to work with Jackie B. and her very accommodating staff. Very well executed and the food was fabulous!
Celeste, Amanda, Nikki, Lauen and Kyla did a phenomenal job seamlessly coordinating the food and drinks for our wedding day! Rouge created custom passed appetizers to reflect our Maryland (Groom) and Nevada/California (Bride) upbringings and had no issue changing the plated meals several times to accommodate cost cuts - we finally landed on crab cakes, beef short ribs, and vegetarian penne vodka pasta and ALL WERE PERFECT! They do not skimp on portions- the crab cakes were softball size! And I have no idea how they do it but the food looked and tasted the same (super high quality!) as it did in the makeshift museum kitchen (which we never saw) as it did during the tasting at their hunt valley kitchen. We also had Rouge man an open bar (they provided the alcohol) for a very reasonable price. Rouge executed a phenomenal plan for all the table and linen arrangements - including last minute add-ons for a children’s area. The service was exceptional and there was no extensive lag time between courses. Guests complimented how smoothly dinner went. I (the Bride) became extremely ill the day of the wedding and was not able to keep anything down. I would like to personally thank Celeste, Kyla, and the catering team, for providing me with a “bland meal” completely off menu they created personally for me. I was devastated that I couldn’t eat any of the food that I was SO SO SO looking forward to, but they packed up some left over meals that I have since eaten and we’re superb even a day or 2 later! I whole heartily recommend Rouge to any couple looking for the perfect food/beverage/table+linen option on their wedding day!
We used Rouge Fine Catering for our wedding at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighy House in Alexandria, VA. The food and service was perfection. Everything is cooked on-site, a HUGE advantage over many other catering companies. We enjoyed our tasting prior to the event. Rouge was extremely flexible with changes, very communicative, and extremely professional. We loved how they wanted to make our event personal to us- we even added a late-night ice cream sandwich bar to finish our big day! Seriously, one of the best decisions we made for our wedding was working with Rouge. Our guests made many mentions of the delicious food and excellent service.
Booking Rouge was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Their staff is extremely personable, accessible, and on top of every detail. The food was AMAZING and everything ran like clockwork. When we told our other vendors that we hired Rouge for catering, everyone was thrilled. Rouge has an a fantastic reputation and it's clear why. Great food, great service, and great people to work with!
We had a great experience with Rouge...2 years in a row! The food was delicious, they were able to provide incredible vegan /GF options, and their staff was professional. We appreciated their ability to be flexible, offer suggestions, and be a supportive partner in our fundraising event. We will use them again.
There aren't enough words to explain my feelings about the job Rouge did for my wedding. From the very beginning, all the way through to the very last minute cleaning up after the reception, they were the most professional and well oiled machine I've seen. I worked with both Jordan and Lauren throughout the planning process and they really know how to make a bride and her family feel special and important. They were flexible, helpful, professional, polite and most important had such a great attitude all along the way. My guests raved about the food and they made SURE that both me and the groom ate that night, both during and AFTER the wedding! They were absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend them!
I can't begin to quantify what Rouge did for me and my wedding. At every step, they astonished me with their skill and professionalism. Kaitlyn turned all of my incoherent emails into a menu that perfectly represented what we wanted. My family and I left the tasting absolutely stuffed. Maykayla stepped in once the event got closer and handled everything like an expert. She made sure that myself and my now-husband's hands were never without a drink or snack the whole night. The setup, breakdown, and bar staff were friendly and efficient. Rouge was the first vendor I booked that made me feel as though I could just maybe pull this whole wedding thing off. My other vendors would visibly perk up when I told them that Rouge would be catering my wedding. They were excited because they knew they would be working with great people and even better food. My guests raved to me about the food (especially the short ribs) all night. I'm not creative-minded. I don't have a decorating bone in my body, so I thought my wedding would look hastily thrown together. But there was a moment when the buffet tables and bar were getting set up that I looked around and thought "is this really my wedding? It looks so...good." All of these people were really pulling out the stops for me, as if it were the most important event they'd ever done. I could hardly believe that some in-over-her-head bride like myself could have been the center of all this professionalism and hard work. That's what Rouge will do for you - wow your family and friends while giving you the peace of mind that your event really can and will work out. I would recommend booking them without hesitation.
Kelly and the Rouge team were fantastic from start to finish. Great communication, notably flexible and adapted quickly to fit our needs throughout the planning process. Extensive (and delicious) menu options, and even sourced craft beers and wines from breweries and wineries meaningful to us. Staff was attentive, gracious, and hospitable throughout our entire event.
ROUGE was amazing for our wedding at the American Visionary Arts Museum. From the very beginning imagining what we wanted, to creating a personalized menu, and executing an awesome party. The food and staff are superb and Jacqueline was great to answer tons of questions and give advice.
Rouge catered our B'nai Mitzvah on 6.25.16. The food was delicious and all of our guests raved about it. If you have any allergies or special dietary needs they are the folks to go with. Peanut and tree nut free. When we went for our tasting, the first thing we did was get a tour of the plant - immaculate. No caterer has ever offered us that before while planning our wedding or this Mitzvah. Our event coordinator - Sarah Kelley - is the sweetest person - so accommodating and a genuinely nice. The staff were professional - and well groomed - definitely above the norm. One reason we booked them was we were tired of our son telling us he did not eat at the Mitzvahs he attending previously - and he never sounded enthused about the food at other parties (pizza, chicken tenders, pasta, etc.). We chose Rouge because we knew not only the adult food would be great - but so would the kids' food. They gobbled it all up. Pretty much no leftovers of any of the food - and we had plenty. Our guests were good customers. Rouge also worked well with our other key vendors (Limelight and R&R Events). Thank you Sarah and your team for a great evening.
After years of DJing weddings and tasting food from caterers large and small the choice for my own wedding was an easy one. My fiancée insisted on several tastings and came to the same conclusion. Not only was the food delicious - with numerous unsolicited remarks from guests and lots of people going back for seconds - it was obvious that Rouge were the most organized of all the caterers we contacted. The day of the wedding they were extremely proactive about checking in as the timeline shifted around and kept everything running smoothly throughout the entire day. They had staff that kept us fed during cocktail hour and checked in on us throughout dinner. Their staff were incredibly sharp and helpful whenever we had a question. The straightforward pricing structure was also very welcome as it made planning and budgeting much easier. Can not recommend them highly enough!
I couldn't be happier with Rouge's service. I'm not one to review, but they deserve it! I started my caterer-hunt when I got engaged in June 2016. After choosing a venue and calling multiple required caterers on the venue's list to check pricing and availability, Rouge caught my eye - solely because they could have lost my business. The venue we chose told us they could fit a certain amount of people, but 3 other caterers made strange comments to me such as, "Well I guess we can do it, but it's going to be squished" or "Wow I can't believe they are going to squeeze you all in there!" I don't have any concept of how many people fit into a certain amount of space. I'd never planned a large party before. I just assumed if the venue said, "X amount of people fit," they'd fit! Celeste (at Rouge) was the only person to schedule a call with me in order to voice her concern. She told me Rouge would not cater, nor recommend an event in the venue I chose for that amount of people, and she explained why. At this point, she knew I could tell her, "Thanks, but so and so said they would cater it, so we'll go with them instead of Rouge." But I cared about the quality of our wedding obviously, so I listened as she offered to help me find an alternative space. (This is all help from her without any contractual agreement!) We ended up canceling our original Venue (we got the deposit back, woohoo!) and booking a new space at her recommendation. At this point, Celeste had already taken the time to build a relationship with me and put together a preliminary menu many times over (with many custom requests). We met to do a tasting, and placed a deposit with Rouge that same day because everything was so good. Niki (at Rouge) took over our planning leading up to the wedding, and she was equally as fantastic. She answered all of my random questions, was always available for the many changes I made to the menu and plans, and she accommodated me easily when I told her I needed Rouge to transport our many decorations. She even coordinated the set-up and breakdown of our decorations, which I don't think originally was in the contract! On the day of our wedding, it was EXACTLY as I had imagined. There were a few doors that I wanted to be opened or closed, there were a few tables I wanted to be moved, etc (very minor things, but I was being picky) and without skipping a beat, Niki made the moves all while coordinating her team. She's magic! Rouge is a little more pricey than other options, but it's worth every penny. We got so many compliments on our food and set-up, and it was the best wedding food I've ever had (though I may be a little biased)! They even coordinated our tables, chairs, and linens, which was one less thing off of my plate. If you want the whole package of constant attention to detail, great customer service, and delicious food/drinks, don't go anywhere else. If your food is the most important thing to you for your event, it's worth the little bit of extra money to go with Rouge. Thank you Niki and Celeste for the best day ever!
Working with Rouge was a great experience! We had a small budget and assumed that meant we would have limited offerings, however our experience was exactly the opposite. We contacted Rouge and discussed our budget with Jordan and she provided us a sample menu that far exceeded our expectations. We went in for a tasting which was an insane amount of food (seriously they give you a full meal) and everything we tried was great. They were very accommodating with the fact that I am a vegetarian, we had guests with food allergies, and even offered separate vegan meals for our vegan guests. Everyone was very friendly through the lead up to the wedding day and were great on the day of. Lauren our day of coordinator took care of everything and the night went very smoothly. All the servers and bartenders were great and everyone raved about the food - especially the cupcakes! Communication over the past year was informative and prompt - it really could not have been easier.
Delicious food! The Rouge Staff worked efficiently and professionally in our unique venue. Our coordinator, Sarah, was responsive and very helpful in answering all our questions. We had a blast at our tasting and on the day of our wedding!
TL;DR: Book without hesitation. It was really wonderful working with Rouge, from start to finish. Our venue had a limited list of approved caterers and we are very glad that Rouge was one of them.They are worth 10 out of 5 stars. We primarily worked with Jackie, who was in charge of our event who was outstanding. She was very quick to respond to emails and easy to communicate with. We had a 200+ person wedding with inclement weather which was NOT easy. I can tell she did a TON behind the scenes and cannot thank her enough. Our cocktail hour had to be moved last second from the outdoor area all the way to the tent (not super close) due to thunderstorms starting 5 minutes after our ceremony and the change was executed flawlessly. In fact I was told that the service staff was ready with trays full of white wine for our guests while they walked from the ceremony to the tented cocktail hour space - a nice and thoughtful touch. Food - amazing. Guests raved about the food all night and after the wedding. Very extensive options, you could have pretty much anything you can imagine. They cook their food on site which is unheard of. We made multiple changes to our menu without any problems, and they even were able to accommodate a couple of custom requests for us (we provided them with a couple of family recipes for cocktail hour). Service was excellent. Pricing - great price especially for the quality. Included gratuity. We had a signing incentive of a free flavored water station on booking which was nice. The steal of the wedding, however, was the open bar - $9 per person which I still cannot believe, although I can imagine it cannot stay this low for long (especially given hour much our friends took advantage of it!!). The only kind of annoying thing was that there was no online portal for payment so we had to mail our checks in - made me uncomfortable to have that much money in the mail, even with tracking. Extras - The rental came with utensils and china, though we did need to rent linens, though this was also contracted and coordinated through Rouge, which made it very convenient.
I found my experience with Rouge Catering to be seamless. I had to change my order 3 times, and Heather was just wonderful. She worked with me in the beginning making great item selections with the right amount of food for the number of people we were having. We spoke on Tuesday, to confirm and I needed to decrease. No sooner had we spoken and my boss change the time of their meeting, which meant we had to start over as it was no longer a luncheon. Again, she reviewed your items and we decided on a menu. On the day of the event, the young man making the delivery phoned just like we planned. I met him and walked him into the space for delivery. He set everything in a “flow order” if you will – everything was laid out very nicely. Wonderful young man. He represented you company to a “T”. Not to mention we received everything we ordered and it looked delicious and fresh. Thank you again for your detail to service. We will definitely be using Rouge Fine Catering again.
Rouge Catering did my wedding in June and they were fantastic!!! Kaitlyn, our event manager, was so attentive to all of my questions along the way, the last minute changes and anticipated so many things that I never would have thought of. They were walking into a "rustic" venue with literally no kitchen and no onsite staff- they handled it like the professionals that they are! Food was amazing and we have received so many compliments from our guests. They even provided some little touches that definitely made a differences like matching our colors and fonts for the bar menu and buffet food labels- We hadn't even discussed that during our talks. My husband and I were also so well taken care of by the staff- I think almost every server asked us at some point if we needed anything and were so quick to help if we wanted anything. I would recommend them hands down for any event. :)
Rouge did an excellent job for the Johns Hopkins Women's Board Best Dressed Sale. We worked with Lauren Bowyer and were very pleased with her responsiveness and professionalism. She arrived 3 hours before our party and didn't leave until everything was cleaned up. She was watching the whole time to make sure we had a flawless presentation. We highly recommend her and the Rouge team. Rouge served lite fare buffet for 250 people and everyone was very pleased with the quality of the food, presentation and the attentiveness of the staff. The bar was handled beautifully as well. It was a flawless, A++ presentation from beginning to end. We highly recommend them.
ROUGE catering was fantastic for my recent wedding. Everyone raved about the food and said it was the best. The beef was tender enough to cut with a fork, salsa on the salmon was delicious, and ROUGE met my wish of having an omelet bar. Sarah Kelley made sure everything was the way I wanted it to be. She was professional and kind in making sure I was eating during the reception and helped me dance to the Cupid Shuffle. I was so relaxed at my wedding, for I knew ROUGE was taking care of the day.
Serves lunch. Big portions. Great food.
So many guests raved about the food from Rouge. Some even saying that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The food was also presented and tasted as it did at our tasting. They were a well-oiled machine that expertly handled the rest of the wedding. The wait staff was lovely and tentative and they brought out appetizers for us to scarf down in between photos so we didn’t totally miss out on the cocktail hour fare. That being said, we had a couple logistical issues working with them. Firstly, we got passed from one coordinator to another part way through the planning process which wasn’t a big deal except that led to them not knowing some logistical issues about our big day until I brought them up a few weeks before the wedding. This led to additional last minute costs (for flipping a space which also required additional staff member) that we had not originally known about. The chair count was also off so instead of getting to sit with guests as we would have liked we had to sit at a sweetheart table. I appreciate that they pivoted so swiftly and I realize that this is not the worst thing in the world but it was something that my fiancé and I did not want from the get-go and were bummed about. The most upsetting though, was at our outdoor wedding they had set up a generator just a few yards from our ceremony site which meant that throughout our whole ceremony we and our guests could hear the machine whirring. For me, this was a huge oversight on their part and they could have at least switched it off for our reception.
This restaurant is unique from most catering places. For one, their food is delicious and there is always a different selection to choose from. The only couple problems that this restaurant has is that the location is hard to find and at the lunch rush, it takes forever because there's only two people serving food and making transactions.
We were fortunate to have Rouge cater our daughter's wedding this weekend. IT was such an amazing pleasure to work with Niki and Celeste. Perfection is an understatement as to what was achieved by them and their staff . All of the food from the hors d'ourves to the dinner to the dessert was plentiful and delicious, and served quickly. With a party of 283, that is no easy feat! Guests are still raving about everything. Rouge was accommodating, responsive and flexible. They even allowed us to provide some personal touches to make our wedding extra special. From the bottom of our hearts, we can't thank you enough. IF you want a special and elegant affair, look no further than this fabulous team of caterers!!
Even though we just so happened to get Rouge as our wedding caterer because of the wedding venue we wanted, they helped solidify our decision to select the Woodlawn and Pope Leighey House for our ceremony and reception. Rouge is the dedicated caterer for Woodlawn, and we first tasted Rouge's food at one of the venue's open houses. We instantly knew they would provide excellent service and delicious food for our family and friends. A few months prior to our wedding date, we had a full tasting to make sure we would be happy with every each menu item. On the day of, Maykayla and the rest of the Rouge staff made sure everything was set up perfectly for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They kept to our schedule perfectly for dinner and dessert. I heard only positive things from our guests regarding their interactions with the servers and bartenders. Food seems to be one thing that people are quick to criticize at weddings, but our guests raved about their meals. All of the food was cooked on site and came out fresh. Rouge helped make our wedding day so memorable!
Thrilled to partner with Rouge Fine Catering for the BMA's third Art After Hours event. From load-in to load-out, their team was professional and personable. Working in an art museum is challenging---sound, temperature, vibrations---the folks at Rouge were conscious and careful within the surroundings. This same respect was evident when taking care of 775 guests for the evening. Quick service at the bars, delish food offerings. Both Rouge owners were in attendance plusthe stellar attentiveness of Event Manager Lauren and her team---Rouge clearly understands that every event is their opportunity to earn your business over and over again. And they have.
I know everyone says this but seriously all of our guests commented on how amazing the food was while we we we’re going around to all of our tables. The food was as good if not better than our tasting and the price was fantastic for the quality and quantity of food we received. I didn't want to serve BBQ but I also didn't want to spend a fortune and Rogue made that possible for us. Rouge also made it so easy by providing the linens and all glassware, silverware, etc and bringing everything they needed to our site, including ovens and whatever they need to cook everything on site. We also had their cheesecake for our “cake” and it was absolutely delicious. The only downside in our experience was that we were passed to three different catering managers. This was a bit scary and I was getting nervous that we were just getting passed along to the newest employee who wouldn’t know how to run the show. But we ended up in the very capable hands of Kaitlyn Canarr and the day went smoothly without any issues. Our wedding was 9/30/2017 at the Birkby House in Leesburg, VA.
Last Friday, we held our annual Resident Graduation Dinner where Rouge Provided their phenomenal catering service. They were an absolute delight to work with. Everything from the food to the customer service was top notch. A week has past and people are still talking about how nice the event was. To Sarah and her team, thank you for everything!
We were very happy with our decision to make Rouge part of our team for our special evening! Jackie Bowen was our point person, and she and her crew made the food portion of our planning a very pleasant experience. There were professional in all facets of the planning, and the food was as requested and delicious!
ROUGE Fine Catering was wonderful to work with and had an outstanding meal! I will definitely plan on using them again!
AMAZING!! they took care of everything!! really amazing job!
We. Love. Rouge. We worked with Sarah Kelley and she was absolutely amazing. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. After meeting Sarah and going for a tasting, we signed a contact right away. Sarah was a joy to work with and we are so grateful to her and Rouge for making our wedding perfect. The food was delicious. The staff were attentive and professional. They accommodated our guests with food allergies. Rouge is the best and we are recommending them to everyone we know! And even people we don't know! Thanks again, Rouge!
Rouge catered my spring wedding and I couldn't have been more happy with the results! I worked with Kelly at Rouge through out my whole wedding planning process and she was a delight. She was always very quick to get back to me on my questions I had and she was always understanding and explained everything well. The food was WONDERFUL, we got so many compliments on our choices. The presentation was beautiful and it was all very visually appealing. I would recommend Rouge over and over again, I was extremely happy with how everything turned out!
Rouse is the Best catering company I have ever worked with! From the taste of the food to the beautifully displayed platters all throughout my party, Rouge was amazing. The first day I met Kaitlyn, I knew my party was going to be a success! We hired Rouge to cater our daughters' Bat Mitzvah party for over 200 people. They worked with us to create the exact menu that would appeal to our guests, provided us with an incredible "tasting", and then recreated ALL the food we chose on the day of our actual event. My guests have been to many parties and everyone commented on how terrific the food was at ours. Rouge has a terrific staff and a keen sense of how to work with different types of parties and guests. Kaitlyn managed the entire experience so professionally that I had no doubt everything was going to run smoothly and I could enjoy my own party! I had no worries a all! Thanks again for everything and I look forward to working with Rouge again in the very near future!
First off, Rouge is amazing!! Where do I start?? If we have any events that need to be catered in the future, my husband and I will absolutely go with Rouge, no question. We initially did a tasting with a different local catering company who made us pay $20 a head for a buffet-style tasting. We were lucky enough to find Rouge and had a completely opposite experience with them right from the start! They held our tasting at Rouge's headquarters where you are treated to a private (free) tasting of your entire menu, served just how it would look on your event day. Now, on to the food. The meal was outstanding! I can't say enough good things about the quality and presentation of the meal. Our guests were making sure to pull us aside during the wedding to tell us how delicious dinner was. :) Our vegetarians were also extremely pleased with their meals. Everything was wonderfully seasoned, nothing was swimming in sauce, the beef fillets were cooked to a perfect medium-rare (which to be honest, is an amazing feat to accomplish in an of itself, not to mention for 100 guests). Our MD Rockfish was out of this world, as were all of the appetizers. Not only was the food exceptional, but working with Rouge for practically a year prior to our big day was also wonderful. Kaitlyn was our direct contact and she couldn't have been more helpful. She was speedy on responding to emails and phone calls and was an absolute delight to work with. The staff that worked on our wedding day were polite and helped our guests with anything they needed. Bar service was speedy and it seemed everyone had plenty to drink ;) I can't say enough good things about Rouge, their staff, and the amazing food they create! Can't wait to have an excuse to use them again!! ~VERY Satisfied Customers
Rouge catered our wedding on August 12th at the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore and I can't say enough amazing things about them! From the tasting we had to the day-of they exceeded all of my expectations. First off, their food is incredible. Everyone at the wedding kept raving to me about how good the food is, which they were surprised by as wedding food is often a little mediocre. Lauren Bowyer at Rouge was our coordinator and she went above and beyond. She worked seamlessly with our event coordinator and even provided baskets for many of the accessories and favors. Their prices are competitive and the food and presentation is exceptional. Best caterer in Baltimore, hands-down.
ROUGE was the caterer for our wedding in June. They were amazing! From the planning process to the day of, they were always there to help with whatever was needed. Weeks after our wedding, people are still talking about the great food and service they received at our wedding. I would highly recommend ROUGE to anyone for any event, wedding etc., they were outstanding! Shout out to Kelly and all of her help, she was wonderful!
When it came time to decide on a caterer for our daughter’s wedding we chose Rouge Fine Catering because of their stellar quality and reputation. And they didn’t disappoint us at all…the rave reviews are still coming in a month later! The food was delicious and the presentations were exquisite and bountiful. When you couple that with impeccable service and a very friendly staff well, let’s just say that ALL of our guests were extremely impressed and happy! Niki Steel (our event planner and Rouge’s catering manager), took us by the hand and guided us every step of the way with her expertise and knowledge. With so many variables involved in planning such a big event, Niki helped us tremendously by focusing on our needs first and then put her plan of action into play. Her honest, kind, and pleasant demeanor allowed us to trust her input and recommendations which took a huge burden off of us in our planning. And because of that, we are deeply grateful to Niki and Rouge Fine Catering for making our daughter’s wedding day so beautiful and memorable. Simply, Rouge is a top-notch quality caterer and without reservation we highly recommend them to anyone planning an event. Thank you so very much! With deep appreciation and gratitude, David & Diane Yoffe
Working with Rouge Catering was the highlight of my DC wedding (St Francis Hall). Why? Three things: the food is phenomenal, the price is astoundingly affordable, and event manager Sarah Kelley was the most outstanding person ever. First, the food was incredible - like, not just incredible-for-wedding-food, but actually incredible.* I am still blown away by the appetizers and how fancy they were – we had 5 types of passed appetizers (crab vol au vents, brie and pear canape, burger sliders, caprese crepe, chicken and waffle) and a sprawling antipasti bar. For the main meal: buffet with the strawberry salad, beef short ribs, mango salmon, tortellini rose, with fingerling potatoes and asparagus with red pepper sauce. They actually build a kitchen on site to cook everything. Open bar was unlimited all night and included all top shelf liquors imaginable, a variety of beers, and three wine choices (red, white, rose). Everything was amazing. Second, the price - the whole meal, with fully open bar, with a three-tier Charm City wedding cake and coffee service included, and full staffing and setup, was under $100 per person. Yes. In downtown DC. No hidden costs or “add-ons” that popped up later (I did rent linens for $300 because those weren't included). The staff even followed us around outside on the vast venue grounds while we were taking photos to give us food and drinks. I need to expound a bit here: Rouge was by far the lowest price quoted for me, and yet it was by far the fanciest. To be honest, I actually encountered them first at a wedding expo and they were so fancy that I didn’t even call them in my initial search because I assumed that I could never afford them. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, event manager Sarah Kelley (and Rouge staff in general). Sarah was the most amazing person to work with; her excitement and professionalism made this the easiest and most enjoyable part of wedding planning. When we visited their site for our tasting, we got to meet the owners and see how small and close the staff is, and it just felt good to give my business to people who care passionately about where they work. The venue looked AMAZING, the staff that was there was adorably sweet and so efficient (and adept at handling tipsy and bossy family members!), and everything went off without a hitch without needing any attention from me. I cannot recommend this company enough for anything. They are truly outstanding and I cannot praise them enough. * Yes, everyone says, “man, my guests talked about the food all night and since then”…. but usually, we were lying to you – the filet and those three carrots were fine, they helped buffer the booze from the open bar. Rouge provided restaurant-quality food that I would actually have paid for.
We have used Rouge catering for both of our children's Mitzvahs and they were fabulous both times! The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The company (Kelly Merrill) is a pleasure to work with and paid attention to all of the details. Thank you!!
This visit was for the food tasting for my daugthers wedding. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous . I am so excited for my daugthers wedding experience.
Stopped by for a quick lunch. The food is good. The menu varies from day to day. Today they had fried shrimp, calamari and oysters on the buffet. Plan on spending $10 for lunch.
Professional, responsive, accommodating, and amazing are a few words I would use to describe Rouge Catering. They catered our wedding event in July of 2018. We had a station style wedding with Indian, Mediterranean, and Western style food and the food was outstanding. Our guests were very happy and we got so many compliments about the food. We worked with Sarah M. and she was very helpful. She made lots of recommendations, handled every question we had, and responded in very reasonable timing. I would totally recommend Rouge for your next big catering event!
Amazing!!! We worked with Sarah and she was fantastic. She answered my 73839 questions and was always kind, reassuring and flexible. The food was fantastic! Everyone kept saying how good it was and how beautifully presented. Sarah and her team set up so many little extra things like a favors table and folded and set up all my escort cars. There is literally nothing I would change about my experience with rouge. Thank you for giving me and my husband the most wonderful night.
Delicious food, impeccable service. Nadja and her team did a fabulous job for our celebratory dinner! Would use Rouge again anytime!
I am mother of the bride, Sarah, who posted earlier. I certainly concur with her statements about how professional the Rouge staff is and how good the food was. It rained on her wedding day and Rouge staff were terrific in accommodating changing events -- such as a wedding in the middle of the cocktail area. Kelly was wonderful. Even the florist said how helpful the Rouge staff was in helping her clean up the flowers after the event. Also, since I signed the contract with Rouge, I would like to say that they returned phone calls and emails promptly and helpfully. All businesses should be so well run and client-oriented. Thank you, Rouge.
Rouge's staff went above and beyond the terms of the agreement we'd signed to make my wedding great. Their staff made sure there was never a moment that myself or my bride went without a drink in our hands or food close at hand - the staff acted almost motherly in making sure we had time to eat! Of particular note to me were the personal touches that the coordinator, Sarah Moses, put into the signage - she took the time to match our theme perfectly, which was a completely unanticipated act on her part that touched me. Also, we had told ourselves that it was unlikely we'd manage to find a caterer that actually served GOOD wedding food, but Rouge did! Many guests told us how much they enjoyed every part of the dinner. My wife actually intends to steal some of their recipe ideas for her own. I highly recommend using Rouge for your event.
Spent many hours going back and forth for a few days with this company only for them to tell me I wasn't going to meet their minimum required expense of $7,500. No apology or anything for wasting my time. Very unprofessional. If you have a minimum, be upfront with people from the first moment so they don't think they will be able to change the menu around to meet their budget!
From the moment we met for the tasting to the set up and the clean up of the wedding, everything was FLAWLESS. Our event manager Lauren was always responsive and flexible in working with us to carry out our dream wedding. Countless Rouge staff members checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were ok and provided for. Because we didn't have much time to eat, they even packaged food for us to enjoy as newlyweds back at our hotel. The best part: our guests could not stop RAVING about the food. They mentioned that wedding food can be very mediocre, but everything rouge served was top notch and prepared on site. I would recommend to any couple looking for wedding catering in a heart beat!
There are a lot of great reviews on here, unfortunately our experience with Rouge was very poor. We met with Rouge late last year and signed a contract to have them cater our wedding this upcoming summer. Everything was progressing just fine until we received a call out of the blue from Rouge informing us that they could no longer be our Caterer. The reason stated was that they had an issue with immigration which caused them to lose half of their staff. This is pretty alarming for a company with such a good reputation. To even allow something like this to happen is not indicative of a company that has its act together. Needless to say this left us scrambling to find a replacement. Fortunately we did, and once we told them what happened with Rouge they indicated that they have other clients as well who came to them after Rouge let them down. If you want a caterer that you can count on and that won't potentially cause you a lot of stress, I highly recommend avoiding Rouge.
I cannot express enough the wonderful experience we had with Rouge. They catered our wedding on June 10 and went above and beyond! The food and service were amazing. Niki and her team did such a wonderful job!
Rouge catered our wedding at the American Visionary Arts Museum in July 2017 and they were fabulous! The food was delicious and the staff was amazing to work with for the whole process. We love that Rouge provided a personalized tasting for the menu items we were interested in. We also went back for a second tasting when a few menu items changed. We worked with Jacqueline and she was great! She was always very responsive and prompt in getting back to me with the millions of emails and questions I sent her way. She always had great suggestions and ideas for ensuring our wedding was the way we envisioned it. We are so appreciative of Jacqueline and Rouge for everything they did for us to make our wedding day perfect! We highly recommend Rouge!
Rouge catered my 50th birthday party. Everything was wonderful -- from the delightful and very helpful staff, to the AMAZING food -- and most especially the fact that all the food was nut-free -- so that my daughter with a life-threatening food allergy could eat everything with no worries! Anna, our Event Coordinator, was outstanding. I will be using Rouge Catering again!
Maykayla and her team at Rouge did an outstanding job at our wedding reception. Maykayla was great to work with from beginning to end. The food was great and service was excellent; many of our guests raved about both! I would highly recommend Rouge to cater your wedding.