“Uniformly excellent…a pleasure to be around…never intrusive…I give [Nourish] the highest possible recommendation.” 

Bob Costas 

“Our experience was nothing less than stellar…a perfect combination of professional and friendly that added warmth to our home. We appreciate careful attention to flavor, health, and seasonality. Dara was flexible and inventive, often accommodating Eli’s athlete dietary plan and our toddlers’ discriminating tastes in one meal. In addition to family meals, she catered our postgame parties and the food was always a hit. She has our ultimate seal of approval.”

Abby and Eli Manning 

“As a caterer, I’m rarely invited out, which made meeting Dara a particular treat; her fresh take on modern American Cuisine, fantastic service and passion for entertaining was so refreshing to see in an industry that tends to be dominated by a few large players. I have happily recommend many of my clients her way when we either weren’t a great fit, or couldn’t take on any more business. Dara is the fresh face of catering in DC and I am proud to be associated with her. “

Chappall Gage 
Susan Gage Caterers 

“Dara and the team from Nourish provide catering services for our YPO (Young Professionals Organization) events – offering creative cocktails and appetizers, multi course meals, and after dinner dessert and coffee service. The team are professional, courteous, and help to create the perfect event – guests are engaged, food and drink are delicious, and service is top notch.”

Sid Banerjee 
Chapter Chair YPO Gold, Washington/Baltimore, 2019/2020 

“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were working every day and didn’t have much time to cook at night, Dara and her team really stepped in to take care of us. We love to cook and use local produce, and they were creative and accommodating to our needs. They resourced produce from local farmers markets and everything was cooked with impressive flavors. The menu was always different and my family and I were so happy to have such amazing home cooked meals each night.”

John and Eris Norman
Norman’s Farm Market

“At Moroccanoil, perfect ingredients are an integral part of our business, so of course, when it comes to what I eat and feed my family, I feel the same way. Dara and her team at Nourish Culinary turn beautiful ingredients into gorgeous delicious meals that we loved to eat again and again.”

Carmen Tal 
Founder, MoroccanOil 

“Dara is personable, attentive, creative and brings a refined touch to her work. Her cooking is always of the highest quality and uses the best, freshest ingredients available. She has a knack for preparing foods that are gourmet and wholesome without compromising taste for healthfulness. 

I highly recommend her services to anyone who is either juggling too much and has no time to cook delicious, healthy meals or who is interested in employing the skills of a professional chef to obtain increased levels of health and fitness. Dara is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.”

Mackie Shilstone
The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone

“Oh my gosh! Chef Marta is everything I never knew I needed…when can she come back?!? The food has been amazing and we enjoyed Marta’s company.”

Carmen and Darius Britt, Founders of Wealth Nation

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.  The meals have been so delicious, but the amount of time you gave me back in my life has been the best part of all.”


“Nourish Culinary catered our 30th anniversary dinner party and exceeded all of our wildest expectations.  The food was beautiful and delicious, and the service was friendly, flawless and casual just like we had requested.  We were really able to host our guests without having to think twice about any of the details involved in making the evening wonderful.” 


“Nourish Culinary provided individually packaged ‘nosh boxes’ for a socially-distanced gathering we had initially intended to host as a catered party pre-COVID.  It was such a fun, innovative and thoughtful way to safely feed our guests during this crazy time.”