Avalon Caterers

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03/17/2020

We’re delighted that we can help during the COVID 19 crisis. We’ve been delivering boxed lunches to fire stations and news networks who need to keep going to work.
If you need this help as well, please call any time. We’re all scrubbed up and waiting for your call!

03/06/2020

Here’s what we do every day, at every event. Be safe, be smart and minimize the spread of germs! #nocoronavirus #avalonhealthtip

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03/02/2020

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How Fat is your Tuesday?Mardi Gras slaw in purple, green and gold cozies up to Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Creole. It's...
02/25/2020

How Fat is your Tuesday?
Mardi Gras slaw in purple, green and gold cozies up to Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Creole. It's good to be on the Avalon Crewe.

Having birthday brunch at Avalon, with Bananas Foster rather than cake. Yum!
01/08/2020

Having birthday brunch at Avalon, with Bananas Foster rather than cake. Yum!

Want to add just the right amount of sizzle to an early autumn meal? Try our Chili Verde with Sausage, Pumpkin and White...
10/17/2019

Want to add just the right amount of sizzle to an early autumn meal? Try our Chili Verde with Sausage, Pumpkin and White Beans!

My great grandmother used her perfectly seasoned iron skillet to threaten her errant husband, but we have a more civiliz...
09/18/2019

My great grandmother used her perfectly seasoned iron skillet to threaten her errant husband, but we have a more civilized use for it...Skillet-Roasted Pork Loin. The perfect spice rub and a bit of butter and oil create a perfect crust (we used cinnamon, clove, cumin and black pepper here)as the pork sizzles alongside Apricot Couscous and Ginger-Lemon Carrots.
Looking forward to making it for you!

Balsamic Roasted Red Grape, Goat Cheese and Honey- Stuffed Sweet Potatoes...add a Spatchcock Maple Chicken with Rosemary...
09/18/2019

Balsamic Roasted Red Grape, Goat Cheese and Honey- Stuffed Sweet Potatoes...
add a Spatchcock Maple Chicken with Rosemary and Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pomegranate
Autumn on a Plate!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new website!It is exciting to have this project completed during this...
08/27/2019
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We are pleased to announce the launch of our
brand-new website!
It is exciting to have this project completed during this year which marks 25 years in business for Avalon Caterers International
The new site is available both in a desktop and mobile version and the URL is www.avaloncaterers.com
Our goal with this new website is to provide a user-friendly browsing experience for our trusted and valued customers and business partners.
The new design also allows for streamlined access to menus, clear navigation and a responsive connection to all our platforms.
Explore the site to learn more about our new packages, menus and partnerships
Also, we would like to give a special thanks to all the people who have trusted and supported us for 25 years.

07/19/2019

Top 5 Foods to Feed Your Brain
Memory-boosting nutrients to work into your diet
by Rachel Meltzer, AARP, June 11, 2019 |
Think about it: The foods you eat have a huge impact on your body, from your energy level to your heart health and beyond. Your brain is no exception, and research shows that things like the MIND (Mediterranean — Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, which focuses on specific brain-beneficial food groups, is linked with better brain health as well as dementia prevention.
Research also shows that the same benefits can’t be obtained from consuming the same nutrients through supplements. While the reasons for this aren't completely understood, experts believe they may lie in how pills and foods metabolize in different ways in our bodies.
Leafy greens
Of all of the foods included in the MIND diet, which was developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, leafy green vegetables stand out as an especially important category.
People between the ages of 58 to 99 who ate a heaping half-cup of cooked leafy greens, or a heaping cup of uncooked greens like lettuce each day, had less cognitive decline — the equivalent of 11 years less — than those who hardly ate any leafy greens, say researchers in one study published in the journal Neurology. MIND diet researchers recommend getting at least six such servings per week.
Get more: Start your day with a kale and mushroom omelet; mix a cup of baby spinach into pasta; dress your dinner plate with a handful of arugula before placing your entrée on top.
Berries
While all fruits pack some nutritional benefit, only berries seem to wield power when it comes to improving brain health. Women age 70 and older who ate one or two half-cup servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had brains that performed as much as two-and-a-half years younger than women who hardly ate any berries, according to a study published in the journal Annals of Neurology.
Researchers say the flavonoid compounds in berries, especially the anthocyanidin pigments that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and give berries their beautiful hues, may be responsible. Consistent with this research, the MIND diet researchers suggest eating berries two or more times per week.
Get more: Blend frozen blueberries into smoothies; slice strawberries into a salad with avocado and walnuts; mash raspberries on toast with peanut butter in place of grape jelly.
Fish
Eating seafood as little as once per week can protect against cognitive decline, according to a 2016 study published in the journal Neurology. When researchers tracked more than 900 men and women in their 70s and 80s for around five years, they found that those who ate more fish saw fewer declines in memory and other measures of brain health compared with people who rarely ate seafood. One reason, say scientists — the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, which previous research has found can protect the brain in a number of ways.
Omega-3s aren't the only brain-healthy fats, though. Researchers have found that extra virgin olive oil, for instance, contains compounds that help clean up tiny tangles and plaques in the brain, slowing disease progression.
Get more: Have tuna instead of a ham sandwich; swap salmon for grilled chicken on a Caesar salad; make fish tacos with mango salsa for Taco Tuesday.
Nuts
Researchers recommend that you eat five or more servings of nuts like almonds, walnuts and pistachios per week. Women age 70 or older who ate five or more servings of nuts per week, scored higher on cognitive tests compared with women who didn't eat nuts at all, according to a Harvard University study. The researchers say this may be due to the high concentration of nutrients in nuts; previous research has linked them with reduced inflammation, decreased insulin resistance and improved levels of fats in the blood, which can all contribute to brain health.
Get more: Sprinkle walnuts onto your morning oatmeal; toss sliced almonds into a salad instead of croutons; eat a handful of cashews along with a small apple for an easy snack.
Cocoa
Preventing cognitive decline can be as easy as adding an herb or spice to your food. Cocoa beans are a top source of flavonoid antioxidants, which have long been found to have heart health benefits. Newer research is finding that the flavonoids found in cocoa can also accumulate in the brain, particularly the regions involved with learning and memory, and can prevent damage and protect brain health over the long term. Another spice to include: turmeric, a potent source of the easily absorbed compound curcumin, which may reduce inflammation in the brain.
Get more: Sprinkle cocoa powder into plain yogurt and top with slices of banana; blend into a smoothie for an instant chocolate treat; enjoy two squares of dark chocolate for a rich, satisfying dessert.

So much fun to be with this great couple, and brava to Megan for scaling the climbing wall in her magnificent wedding dr...
07/18/2019
Thanks Megan Uber-Lustig for leaving your review on WeddingWire

So much fun to be with this great couple, and brava to Megan for scaling the climbing wall in her magnificent wedding dress so they could be married at the summit! Grace and grit! :)

What would we have done without Avalon, they were so professional, gave us EVERYTHING we wanted and super affordable! People won't stop talking about how amazing the food was, and can we please talk about how they TRANSFORMED SportRock Climbing Center (a gym) into a stunning wedding venue for our dr...

Meg and Nate | An industrial inspired wedding day with an adventurous surprise in Alexandria, VA - caitkramer.com
07/10/2019
Meg and Nate | An industrial inspired wedding day with an adventurous surprise in Alexandria, VA - caitkramer.com

Meg and Nate | An industrial inspired wedding day with an adventurous surprise in Alexandria, VA - caitkramer.com

This blog post is a big one, and it sure is a special one! Meg & Nate are married, y’all, and their wedding was one that I know everyone involved will remember forever! You see… their wedding was actually a SURPRISE! Their guests and family knew that these two were tying the knot, but where …

Cait Kramer Photography
07/08/2019

Cait Kramer Photography

I couldn’t head off to bed without sharing a sneak peek of these two! Meg and Nate are MARRIED, and their adventurous day sure was one for the books... just wait until you see where these two said their I Do’s!!!

More to come, y’all! 😍

A special thank you to the vendors that made their day so wonderful!
Getting Ready & Accommodations: Key Bridge Marriott | Ceremony and Reception: Sportrock Climbing Centers | Bridal Gown Designer: BHLDN | Bridal Gown Salon: BHLDN Georgetown | Matron of Honor Attire: Birdy Grey | Hair and Makeup: SarahMason.Style | Rings: Rubini Jewelers | Groom’s Attire: Custom Suit Designed by Tu-Anh of Alexandria | Catering: Avalon Caterers | Music and Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band

04/22/2019
Avalon Caterers

Mike Raff, we wound up doing this ourselves, so no comments from the pro😉

Take a peek inside the Avalon kitchen...

04/22/2019

Take a peek inside the Avalon kitchen...

04/15/2019

No one ever gets sick at Avalon and we think this must be the reason why...Magic Chicken Vegetable soup. It’s on the menu in some form at least once a week. So delicious!

Let's celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay togetherThis beloved sandwich has come a long way from two slices of American ...
04/12/2019

Let's celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay together

This beloved sandwich has come a long way from two slices of American cheese on white toast!

Pick your favorite from some sensational and gooey selections here at Avalon…

*Fig, Brie and Apple on challah

*Double Bacon, Jalapeno and Cheddar on rye

*Portabello Mushroom and Gruyere on ciabatta

*Shortrib and Horseradish Havarti on farm white

*California BLT Grilled Cheese on sourdough

*Sweet Ham and Grilled Cheese on cinnamon raisin toast

And make sure there’s a mug of soup to go with it! Tomato’s a classic, but mushroom bisque, creamy butternut squash or lemony vegetable soup are all hits as well.

It may be 82 degrees today, but it's the perfect time to plan your holiday party!Call or email today!
09/21/2018

It may be 82 degrees today, but it's the perfect time to plan your holiday party!
Call or email today!

06/08/2018

We at Avalon share the feeling of terrible loss at the news of Anthony Bourdain's death. He was the "sung" hero of our profession but also the troubadour for the unsung heroes worldwide who shared his passion for food, travel and adventure. He seemed to have a romance with life, and in his distinctive, wildly intelligent and snarky way, he exposed us all to the ties of food and family that bind us worldwide. In doing so, he also exposed his tender underbelly, whether he knew that or not. Part of the problem of being labeled the bad boy rock star chef is keeping that image burnished. I hope that whatever pressure he may have felt to do so, at the risk of not sharing the vulnerabilities or pain he also felt, did not contribute to his decision to leave this world.
In his honor, enjoy a perfectly roasted chicken today and share it with people you love. In his honor, make certain that you seek emotional help if you need it.

it's as juicy and sweet as it looks!
06/30/2017

it's as juicy and sweet as it looks!

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06/30/2017

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Wedding season is underway, this one honoring all things cherry blossom and a delightful couple
04/09/2017

Wedding season is underway, this one honoring all things cherry blossom and a delightful couple

A snapshot of Avalon at Christmas
12/23/2016

A snapshot of Avalon at Christmas

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12/17/2016

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We've brought back the edible centerpiece! The cornucopia is very old school but delicious when made with garlic butter-...
03/23/2016

We've brought back the edible centerpiece! The cornucopia is very old school but delicious when made with garlic butter-glazed puff pastry. This was done for St. Jude as it's a fundraiser and this was an inexpensive way to serve a first course and replace a floral centerpiece at the same time. I love flowers but you can't eat them and every penny counts when it comes to kids with cancer

on we go to the next holiday! Wishing everyone a delicious Christmas and a healthy, happy new year!
12/17/2015

on we go to the next holiday! Wishing everyone a delicious Christmas and a healthy, happy new year!

from kid fun to a truly spooky (but delicious!) Halloween menu...gearing up for Christmas is next!
11/04/2015

from kid fun to a truly spooky (but delicious!) Halloween menu...gearing up for Christmas is next!

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10/21/2015

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The focus is on "hydration"
06/17/2015

The focus is on "hydration"

Another Indian wedding under our belts...one of our favorite couples of the season
06/17/2015

Another Indian wedding under our belts...one of our favorite couples of the season

Avalon at home...staff Christmas lunch
06/17/2015

Avalon at home...staff Christmas lunch

Platter garnish, as done by Horacio. So pretty even before the hors d'oeuvres jump on the plate
06/17/2015

Platter garnish, as done by Horacio. So pretty even before the hors d'oeuvres jump on the plate

Horacio and Carlos, carving out a catering kitchen in Microsoft's hallway
06/17/2015

Horacio and Carlos, carving out a catering kitchen in Microsoft's hallway

Cardamom Orange beer, the juicy accompaniment to chicharrones!
06/17/2015

Cardamom Orange beer, the juicy accompaniment to chicharrones!

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109 Clermont Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(202) 337-2000

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