Colorful Arabian Nights UCM Spring Gala

Catering by Seasons welcomed in spring with a number of weddings and special events, including the UCM Spring Gala.

This colorful Arabian Nights-themed celebration at the Patent and Trade Office in Alexandria, VA, raised thousands of dollars to support the Alexandria community.

UCM is a non-profit dedicated to empowering the people of Northern Virginia to improve the community.


UCM Spring Gala - Catering by Seasons

Tables in blue, red, purple and polka-dot made this gala bright and fun, while the assortment of hors d’ouevre provided something for every taste.

Middle Eastern Turmeric Shrimp, Mushroom Crostini, Stuffed Dates, Falafal Bites, and Lamb Kabobs were enjoyed during the first part of the evening.

UCM Spring Gala - Catering by Seasons

UCM Spring Gala - Catering by Seasons

Tables featured pita and hummus and the world fare continued with Greek Salad and Moroccan Chicken with sides of grilled eggplant and Middle Eastern rice.

UCM Spring Gala - Catering by Seasons

Dessert featured Baklava with cinnamon ice cream – a favorite for many guests.

For more gala ideas and event inspirations, take a look at last year’s UCM Gala on our blog.


A special thanks to all of our fantastic vendors:

Catering Manager: Misty Zani
Executive Chef: Kyle Vermeulen
Venue: U.S. Patent and Trade Office



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