Main Event Awarded Coveted 'Caterer of the Year' By Catering Magazine

Jan 25, 2010, 10:33 ET from Main Event Caterers

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Event Caterers, emerging as one of Washington DC's most sought-after catering companies, was recently awarded the coveted "Caterer of the Year" designation by "Catering Magazine," the only national, business-to-business trade publication for the industry.

According to partner Joel Thevoz, "The creative team of Main Event Caterers is extraordinarily appreciative of receiving the highest honors from the top professional publication in our industry representing 30,000 of America's finest professional catering companies. While the past few years have been challenging due to the economic downturn, Main Event Caterers has continued to grow and prosper by dedicating our energies to providing extraordinary customer service, fine, fresh foods which are artfully prepared and served in a way that preserves the environment for future generations."  

Since "going green" in 2008 by careful management of its operating procedures, Main Event Caterers' business has grown by 48%.  The company has been recognized as one of the premier "green" catering companies and socially responsible companies resulting in increasing numbers of businesses and organizations seeking them out for events.

Main Event Caterers is 100% wind-powered, carbon-neutral, at the front line of recycling, waste management and employing alternative disposables, utilizing natural, sustainable sources for meats and sea foods and have a mandate for staff, clients, and suppliers to practice responsible environmental stewardship. Main Event Caterers is noted for its low environmental and sustainable approach to entertaining. Companies choosing to use a local caterer with local food sources result in a reduction of the use of fossil fuels while providing a fresher, more flavorful product.

While the company initially began the initiative to reduce waste and prevent a negative environmental impact, Main Event Caterers has received recognition and awards from numerous local and national organizations including Alliance for Workplace Excellence 2009 AWE Eco Leadership Award; 2008 Best Green Business Award by the Arlington Economic Development Committee, and as a nominee for the Green Business Award by the "Washington Business Journal."

Main Event Caterers, located in Arlington, Virginia has a long list of awards including: 2009 Hospitality Award for Excellence in Customer Service, Best Off-Premise Catered Event in Metropolitan Washington by International Special Events Society( ISES). They are among the Top Caterers listed by Washingtonian Magazine, as well as one of the  Best Wedding Vendors in Washingtonian's "Bride and Groom Magazine."  

Founders Joel Thevoz and Nancy Goodman provide community leadership by sharing their green practices and principals and serving as guest speakers to business and environmental organizations.

The company's founder and executive vice -president, Nancy Goodman, said: "We believe that businesses have a responsibility to not only protect but also improve our natural environment.  What is extraordinary is that so many of our colleagues in business and government agree and have entrusted their business to us! We're deeply honored."

Main Event Caterers, located at 3870 Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington, also provides its "black gold" compost for gardening plus used cooking oil for vehicles using bio-diesel fuel to "green" clients and neighbors at no charge.

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