The Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center Restaurant

Catering by Restaurant Associates

A passion for food. An obsession for detail.

plate of lobster pieces garnished with a sprinkling of greenery

Having earned a reputation for uncompromising quality, we can offer you exclusive access to some of the nation's most spectacular settings including landmark restaurants, cultural centers, and world-class museums.

Whether you're hosting an intimate reception for a few guests or a gala for a few thousand, our creative catering experts will be delighted to work with you to custom design a truly memorable experience.

We dedicate ourselves to ensuring the success of your event.

As caterers to kings, presidents, CEOs, and society leaders, Restaurant Associates has been the Kennedy Center's exclusive caterer for more than 30 years. The Kennedy Center's many private event spaces are sure to make your next affair an unforgettable one. Intimate dinner spaces, spectacular high-vaulted atriums, and the Roof Terrace Restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of Washington's historic monuments can create a memorable and inspiring backdrop to any event.

Executive Chef Jaime Montes de Oca Jr., who oversees all culinary aspects at the Kennedy Center, has mastered the art of global cuisine and can create special menus for any culinary taste or occasion, whether an intimate celebration, business dinner, or reception for up to 1,000.

Please contact us for additional catering and event information. We look forward to sharing a proven passion for food and obsession for detail with you and your group.

Tom Durkee,
Catering Sales