Our Clients

Here are just a few of the folks that we’ve supported.  Our clients are industry-pros and in-the-knows.   These food-focused entrepreneurs  are working tirelessly to contribute positively to the local culinary economy.  We’ve partnered with folks in every state of business development to give them the support that they need to gain competitive advantage in the business of food.  Here are some of those stories.



Real Sauce Company

Real Sauce Company produces locally-made small batch sauces and marinades.  This Maryland based company got its start with founder Doug, who has been making his signature Jerk Sauce for family and friends for over two decades. Real Sauce Company has a great product and great ideas about how they… More »


The Pig and Pearl

The Pig & Pearl is a 120-seat destination restaurant in Richmond, VA.  Their concept is an upscale sports bar and restaurant that caters to die-hard sports fans and food fans alike. The Pig and Pearl is a passion project for the owners and their investor.  Their vision is to create a profitab… More »


Harvest Moon Hospitality

Unless you've been under a rock during the last 14 years, then you know the names of Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.  Equinox, one of the city's first farm-to-table restaurants, has held it's own when other DC institutions come and go.  Muse Cafe, the foodie destination for art lovers, is nestle… More »


Joy Bliss Raw

When Joy Bliss Raw was taking brand development to the next level, this local confectioner engaged Rebecca to help wordsmith the web content.  Although we took great pride in writing and copy editing, the best part of the project was tasting and writing descriptives of each confection for her onlin… More »

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Adam & Tory Hasler

When dear friends Adam & Tory asked us to create the food program for their wedding reception, we were thrilled to comply.  This dynamic couple has been such a big part of our lives both personally and professionally for years, and it was an honor to feed the crowd gathered to witness the cerem… More »


DC Patisserie

DC Patisserie is an artisanal producer of French Macarons and handcrafted confections.  When dedicated entrepreneur Alex DiBianchi got laid off from her demanding job lobbying for the music industry, she followed her dream of being a professional baker and launched DC Patisserie.  Incidentally, Al… More »


Inspire BBQ

Inspire BBQ is a fast-casual restaurant struggling to compete with the influx of new businesses on the H street corridor. Chef Tate needed some extra help to run operations so he could focus on his Foundation, his non-profit enterprise that provides Foodservice Industry Training for DC youth aged 18… More »


The Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC (ROC-DC) is a non-profit entity that serves as a center for restaurant workers.  The DC chapter supports the DMV restaurant industry with training, advocacy, and grass-roots organizing. Rebecca has been working with ROC-DC since 2012.  She is passionate… More »


Dragon Creek Aqua Farm

Dragon Creek Aqua Farm is a local producer and supplier of shellfish for commercial use.  This boutique oyster company is run by Col. Bruce Wood is a second-generation waterman who returned from a 25year career int he Air Force  to the reclaim the Chesapeake Bay, one oyster at a time.  Chef Rich … More »

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DC Greens

DC Greens is a non-profit that promotes the growth of programs that support farmers markets, the Farm-to-School Network, and developing school gardens with their School Garden Army. When they won the 2012 Femivore Award from ThinkLocalFirstDC, we contributed some consulting hours to the prize pac… More »


DC Dosa

DC Dosa is The winner of the 2012 Start-Up Kitchen contest is a fast-casual vegan and gluten-free concept now operating in Whole Foods at Foggy Bottom.  The concept was cultivated by  Culinary Incubation Initiative by NURISH and ThinkLocalFist DC.  Chef Rich and the team helped Chef Priya transit… More »


Eat Local First DC

Eat Local First DC is a annual series of programs and initiatives produced by Think Local First DC that supports the growth of food economies and culinary incubation.  For one action-packed week in July, events across the food economy from an Edible Garden tour to a Farm-to-Street-Party. Rebecca… More »


Joe Yonan

Food & Travel Editor, Washington Post When this dynamic foodwriter needed samples of his Smoked Trout, Green Apple, and Gouda Sandwiches to promote his new cookbook Serve Yourself, Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, operation:eatery was there.… More »


KSM Marketing

If you’ve been to a food-focused event in DC in the last decade, it probably had something to do with the good people at KSM Marketing, a boutique firm uniquely tailored to the hospitality industry. operation:eatery provides support for the KSM team by producing Chef’s Demos at leading farmer’… More »


The City Club of Washington

This private club focuses on providing services and benefits (dining/entertaining and business, social and community activities) to its members.  operation:eatery supports the Charity Classic by hosting a Chef’s table that provides tasting of outrageously fun twists on classic snack foods.  In… More »


Lifting As We Climb Foundation

This non-profit foundation empowers DC high-school students to get college scholarship through sports-related programs and charity fundraisers.  We provided ticketholders a tasting of two haute-cuisine amuse bouches during their spring gala.… More »


Eric & Julia, Happy Couple

When friends of the o:e family decided to tie the knot in Bethesda, MD, we jumped at the opportunity to help produce this food-focused, intimate wedding for 65. While the happy couple toiled away at restaurant jobs and school in Australia, we worked with the mother of the bride to finalize all the d… More »


Marisa & Anthony, Happy Couple

When this very special lady contacted us, she was desperately seeking ideas to create a very special way to celebrate her second anniversary. A private chef’s dinner for two is in order, all focused around a romantic signature ingredient: chocolate.  We are looking forward to a long relationship … More »


Beverly B.

Satisfied Customer We have been producing events for this dear friend of the o:e family since 2005. We are so proud to be her go-go to fine food and service, but that’s not what makes her the most remarkable client — it’s the way she takes the time to provide us with constructive criticism a… More »