Catering by Seasons was proud to provide a plated dinner at the UCM Gala in Alexandria, Virginia. With spectacular decor and a beautiful venue at the United States Patent and Trade Office, this event really could not have been more perfect.

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Unite Community Ministries celebrated their 45th year with a very successful Gala with silent auction, live auction, music, dancing and exquisite cuisine!  The organization raised over $170,000 , a record-breaking number for this annual event. These donations help those in our communities that are in need.

“Since 1969, UCM has grown from a small collection of services providing food, clothing, and shelter to people in need – to a robust organization with diverse services that stabilize, empower, and engage,” said UCM Executive Director Shirley Marshall.

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Our passed hors d’oeuvre included Balsamic Strawberry Crostini, Miniature Maryland Crab Cakes, Beet Cured Salmon Cones, Edamame Dumplings and Duck Rillette.

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The plated salad of goat cheese and berries atop arugula was as beautiful as it was tasty!

Finally, the Mediterranean Salmon and Filet Mignon duel entree was the hit of the evening, served with truffle mashed potatoes and roasted broccolini.

We are always happy to hear great feedback from our clients. This one in particular blew us away:

“It was a joy working with Catering by Seasons! Bob Sierralta and his team were so professional and creative. They helped us produce an exquisite charity event while keeping the budget streamlined. Bob became an enthusiastic member of our Gala team and we had so much fun designing the decor elements as well as the menu and happily, we will be working together next year! ” Meg Sargent Galanty, UCM Gala Co-Chair

With 280 seated guests, this event truly required all hands on deck. We would like to thank our talented Chef Kyle Vermeulen, event manager Robert Sierralta, our service staff behind the scenes and all of our fabulous vendors.


Interested in planning your own event in DC, Maryland or Virginia? Give us a call to begin speaking with one of our talented event managers – 301.477.3515 or email us at

We will work with you throughout the process, coordinating with our chef, local farmers, the venue and any other vendors you choose!

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