Couscous Catering provides full service catering, whether you're planning a small intimate dinner or a grand party,
our trained staff will help you plan your next successful Event. (Wedding, Cocktail Party, Dinner, Office Party, etc...)
We work closely with all our amiable clientele to ensure that every function goes successfully and smoothly.
Our party planner will customize our menus to satisfy your requests & needs.
Couscous Catering is committed to creative and innovative recipes using organic ingredients and fresh seasonal produce.
Our eclectic menu has a collection of homemade Mediterranean recipes. Our appetizers, entrees, and desserts are mother-taught recipes with contemporary touches.
48 hours advance notice required for orders or cancellation.
Same day order cannot be guaranteed.
Delivery fee apply minimum $10.00.
70% same day cancellation fee will apply.
Limited delivery area. Please contact the management for details.
Special Orders Available Upon Request.
Prices and items are subject to change without notice.
Bar & Accessories
Mise en place
Fancy Equipment Rental
Bartenders/Wait Staff Service
Plates & Gallery
Hot Gourmet Sandwiches
Hot Entrees Platters
Couscous is a traditional North African dish, and the national dish of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Couscous itself is hard-wheat semolina, which is rolled by hand in a variety of consistencies and characteristics,
in a way similar to pasta, which comes in different shapes and consistencies.
A good couscous is characterized by lack of lumps in the steamed semolina. Therefore hand-rolling semolina is considered an art.
As pasta is served with a variety of sauces, so couscous is traditionally served as a complete meal with an elaborate stew of
vegetables (pumpkin, zucchini, fava beans, carrots, chickpeas, turnips, butternut squash and potatoes),
and a variety of accompaniments, which may include fish or meats (chicken, lamb, beef meatballs, or tripe).
Sweet couscous may also be served as dessert with buttermilk and embellished with fruits (dates, pomegranate, almonds and grapes).
Therefore, a meal of couscous is nutritionally complete, because it contains grains, proteins, and vegetables.
People of North Africa traditionally prepare in the fall their yearly supply of couscous.
Because of the large amount of semolina to be sifted through different sieves from coarser to finer,
the event requires a large congregation: family, neighbors and friends gather to help rolling the couscous.
A meal of couscous also has important religious characteristics and it marks the important events in the lives of North African people,
such as weddings and funerals. It may also be given as charity to poor people in order to gather blessing for the entire family.
My son got engaged on a beautiful afternoon in June and since we are from Algeria I wanted to give to the party a very specific note of authenticity.
Friends in Washington recommended Couscous Cafè & Catering and even though I did not know them personally I was confident enough
that they would have my needs and those of my guests at heart. And they did.
All the way with a very classy presentation of their food. The accent was done very meticulously and with a lot of care for a beautiful rendering.
The food was outstanding and the personnel was very professional all the way.
They even made little extras for which I am grateful.
All together they took very good care of our guests and myself and provided a very special note of my country to my family which made it very special for us.
I would use them again and again... • Dr. Nadia A Zerhouni •
Thanks again for the wonderful job of serving our clients. You were very
attentive to my clients needs on the night of our event and you were very
attentive to my needs leading up to our cocktail party. You and your team
have been very professional throughout the whole process.
• Gucci Vienna, VA Store • Mr. C.Edward Taylor JR. (General Manager)
I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful catering job at our house last night.
People were very complimentary and you and your sister did an outstanding job and I am most appreciative.
It meant quite a lot to make this a successful event...
I thank you once again and please know that if I ever need another catering job, you will be the first person I call and also know that I
will let all who need catering know about your excellent service. • Reception for Constitutents Congressman Nick Lampson • Stanley Allen
Couscous Catering did a wonderful job of bringing everything together for me. The set up was wonderful and the food display - Great. • National Geographic Society • Ms. Peggy Shughrue Walz