At a Cookology event we take care of every detail to ensure a fun and relaxing evening for you and your guests–from providing the freshest ingredients, to pouring the wine and taking care of the clean up. Make your next event unique and memorable. If you’re looking to put a tasty twist on your next birthday, anniversary, or friends night out, look no further than our kitchen for a cooking class or a catered event at your or our location.

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From team building cooking classes to cocktail parties, to bridal events like interactive rehearsal dinners,  and caterers (read below) we can help you design an unforgettable and stress-free event!

All events available at our locations in Ballston Quarter and Dulles Town Center. View Pricing and Make an Inquiry.


Catering Confidence & Delicious Food

Catering Events

No matter the event, the one thing people will always remember is the food. Having confidence in your caterer is key, and we are not only chef instructors but a team of actual chefs, not just cooks, who know how to put together the ultimate event, serve your guests and never miss a beat when it comes to delivering your event.

Our goal is to put together a menu that matches the setting, that fits your budget, and tells the story you want to tell about who you are and what this moment means to you.

CUSTOM CATERED EVENTS

The Street Taco Bar, see photos below, was created by Peruvian Chef, Javier Loayza, who used flavors from around South & Central America for a mostly Hispanic workforce. This construction company client was determined to celebrate and thank their employees for a job well done during the pandemic. We were happy to be a part of it, along with our partner, EventsUSA, who was responsible for event set up and logistics.

CORPORATE CATERING

As caterers we have fed Fortune 500 companies from around the NoVa area since 2010, when we rolled out our catering company! From lunches to afternoon snacks, our goal is always to help employees skip the donut and coffee hour by providing brain food snacks that keep people awake until it’s time to leave the conference or meeting.

BUFFETS VS. PLATED

We prefer the buffet over the plated dinner in order to stay focus on the food and not the payroll. Guests prefer to create their own plate at a buffet because guests have particular palettes, food allergies and other issues that prevent them from participating in the entire dish served in front of them. This cuts down on waste, but not in the least shows your guest that you care about their preferences.

CATERED LUNCH AND TEAM BUILDING

If you’re looking for a place to gather, that doesn’t break your budget, yet gives you a team building activity all in the same place, well that’s Cookology. Whole Foods, Exxon Mobile, Visa, EY, CACI and many more hold their meetings at Cookology. We cater breakfast or lunch, and after  teams break up into a Mystery Basket Team Building. Cocktails are flowing, and it’s a great way to cut loose and enjoy each other’s company.

Street Taco Bar

Having great chefs on staff to teach always means amazingly creative catering events.

We created a classic Street Taco bar with all the flavors and sauces you would expect from a Food Truck, an upscale taco restaurant or somewhere in the heart of Oaxaca.

STREET TACO BAR

  • BEER BRAISED CARNITAS:  Slow braised and lightly crispy, braised for 3 hours on beer and spices.
  • CHICKEN AL PASTOR: Juicy grilled thighs, chipotle marinade, tangy charred pineapple bits.
  • CARNE ASADA: 24 HR. marinated flank steak, grilled with lime cilantro & garlic.

FRESH CORN TORTILLAS – FLOUR TORTILLAS

FRESH TOPPINGS*

  • SLICED RADISHES
  • DICED YELLOW ONION
  • FRESH CHOPPED CILANTRO
  • CHARRED JALAPEÑOS
  • PICKLED ONIONS – LIME WEDGES

 SALSAS

  • ROJA: Smokey chipotle, tomato & garlic.
  • VERDE: Creamy avocado, roasted tomatillo & cilantro.
  • DIABLO: Habanero, onion and garlic, pure heat only for the brave.

ESQUITES

Street charred corn and cilantro lime crema with Cotija cheese crumbles & Tajín seasoning topping

Rental charges and transportation fees.


Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

A new family coming together for the first time can be a beautiful thing during a rehearsal dinner, but how do you get people to really find conversation starters in a restaurant setting? At Cookology, you cook and dine together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Cookology’s bridal party packages offer a variety of options to suit the needs of any occasion. From a relaxed, mixer-style bash to hands-on, interactive cooking session and elegant dinner-style events, there’s something for every bride.

Holiday Parties

Let us take the stress out of your holidays by hosting your next party! We’ll do the planning, prep and clean up…all you have to do is eat, drink and enjoy! Check out just a few of the options for your festive fete below.

Holiday Parties

Let us take the stress out of your holidays by hosting your next party! We’ll do the planning, prep and clean up…all you have to do is eat, drink and enjoy! Check out just a few of the options for your festive fete below.

Choose one of our event options or design your own party!

Cooking Classes

Choose from a number of gourmet menus designed by our executive chefs, or work with our party planners to customize your meal. Cook a hands-on menu of hors d’oeuvres to enjoy with wine, a decadent three-course meal, or a menu of sweet treats like cupcakes, pies and tarts…the possibilities are endless!

Food and Wine Dinners

Enjoy an elegant evening of gourmet food prepared by our chefs, and wines paired by 22-time Wine Spectator award-winning sommelier Mary Watson.

Cocktail Parties

Mix and mingle with friends and family while we take care of the food and wine! Our chefs and party planners will help you customize your menu.