A unique new experience that puts our chefs’ skills to the test every time, because they never know what they are walking into.
An exceptional chef, a specially-crafted menu, and a professional staff committed to stellar service-
Having a group of close friends from your inner circle over for dinner? Need to impress some new business prospects and win their trust?
Created with a bold freshness in mind, the Sweet Bazil name grows from the same vine as the organic herbs found in our kitchens. Sweet Bazil is the seasoning that combines exceptional service and flavor.
The Sweet Bazil Team is well equipped to offer you and your guest(s) an affordable, refreshing, flavorful culinary adventure with professional friendly service. Making every private dinner or event an unforgettable memory that your guest(s) will rave about.
The food was a hit and delicious per the usual! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you again for continued excellent service.
Will be reaching out again for my next event.
Hi Chef Karida,
Thank you very much for an outstanding evening! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. You have a very pleasant team to work with.
Thank you for working with my sister to find a menu that worked for our budget. Everything turned out really great!
First and foremost, thank you, again for such wonderful, service! Your professionalism is so appreciated. As well as effective communication, the kindness of the staff, the decor, and presentation of the food/drinks and last but not least, the flavorful meal. You and your staff are so kind and I especially want to thank (Melvin?) for going above and beyond to lend a hand when needed. His professional eye and “quick fix” abilities proved to be very effective. I really appreciated that.
So, once again, we have had another successful event. I will continue to refer your name to anyone looking for a catering company and I look forward to our next venture
My family, friends and I were very pleased with the delicious salmon, collard greens, roasted chicken breasts, veg. medley and peach cobbler that Sweet Bazil provided for our Thanksgiving dinner. My not having to prepare all of the Thanksgiving dinner food for my family and friends was a major plus and having the food delivered by Sweet Bazil on Thanksgiving Day was a super plus! I look for to doing business again with Sweet Bazil in the near future!
Chef Celestine and the entire crew at Sweet Bazil are amazing! We hired them for our wedding on October 13, 2018 and I couldn’t be happier with the choice. Not only did I receive multiple compliments on the food and decor, but the entire team’s professionalism made a complicated day so easy! Planning a wedding without a wedding planner was difficult and stressful but Chef Celestine, Danielle, and staff made it so easy. They were with us every step of the way, agreeable to last minute changes, and even helped us with the stuff we didn’t know we needed. I could not recommend them enough! Oh and if you don’t get the mac&cheese, you are missing out! If a thousand good stars were possible then I would leave a thousand star review!
Good morning Chef Celestine, First and foremost, you are wonderful. I had planned to be in the kitchen to learn alongside My grandson. However instantly, even before stepping inside his house, you created a working relationship with Kelly that showed how well you read people (just-turned 12 kids included). I did not want to interrupt that relationship. His exciting 4 hours of flour everywhere pasta class was a spectacular scene, with an encore…magical clean-up, leaving our family of 5 at the table enjoying the MOST delicious from scratch: 3-cheese ravioli with 5 star Marinara, fettuccine in fresh pesto, capresse salad, and garlic bread. Absolutely no room was left for the chocolate chip cannoli, which we devoured anyway. Normally we would have frozen all the left overs for a later meal, BUT so irresistible, it was finished off for Sunday’s lunch and dinner. Those recipes will be keepers! Kelly will remember the time spent with you for a lifetime and I expect use his new skills for as long. Thank you Chef Celestine so very much!!!
All of our guests raved about how delicious all the food was. I expected nothing less. But when sister, the ultimate food critic said EVERYTHING WAS GOOD, I knew for sure. And bragging about Sweet Bazil and Karida to everyone at the party!
I love Sweet Bazil. 3 course meal was delicious. My wife was impressed by the service Chef Celestine of Sweet Bazil and her helper provided on our romantic date night during Valentine’s day weekend. Food with Sangria was presented well and the food was excellent. I will definitely recommend it to anyone!
From my first contact with Sweet Bazil, there was excellent communication. Danielle was extremely helpful and professional. The food was delicious. Chef Celestine and her staff were prompt, well organized and really contributed to the overall quality of my shower. I would highly recommend Sweet Bazil to all of my family and friends!!
The level of professionalism was outstanding. Chef Celestine is an astute business woman as well as an excellent chef. The food was great. I am still hearing positive comments from attendees. I would highly recommend her for any event.
Sweet Bazil is so on point. What I think I enjoyed the most is it was a sweat free event for me. This meant everything to my peace of mind. It was worth it all! I would do it again!
I truly enjoyed our experience with Sweet Bazil from start to finish. A very professional, well organized and responsive staff. The brunch was amazing! Looking forward to referring and working with you again in the future!
Thank you for all your hard work; we didn’t have to worry about a thing. So nice to have met you! Amy and Joe Sanchez
“I was provided a drop off menu with set up. The food was fantastic! Everything tasted great. My guest especially loved the seared salmon w/ citrus sauce, the orzo w/ pesto & the cabbage!! Several guest took the business card or wrote the contact info for future reference in anticipation of using their services. Myself and one of my guest are the coordinators for our “social committee”. We are definitely going to be calling around the holiday time to try and use your services. Thank you so much for making my “Ladies Chat & Chew” special. As previously stated…many complements…ALL POSITIVE.”
No issues…a truly pleasant experience. My event was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the entire menu selection. Thanks again for making my family gathering truly memorable. I will spread the word and look forward to calling on you for my next event.
“Chef Celestine and her phenomenal staff with “Sweet Bazil” did an amazing job working our clients, Surprise 40th birthday party event this past weekend in DC. As an award winning wedding/special events planner who has planned a number of events both nation and worldwide, I was blown away by the level of excellence she and her staff possessed. The clients were very impressed! I would definitely recommend their services to many of my clients in the future. Great job #teamsweetbazil”
Date Night IN!
“Chef Celestine was simply AMAZING! She was very patient as my husband and I got our children settled. The mood was set beautifully and the food was absolutely delicious.”
Great help for a family memorial gathering
“I flew into town to plan my father’s memorial. Mom wanted food delivered, set up, and kept tidy. We ordered from Wegman’s and hired Chef Celestine. From the first contact with Sweet Bazil, staff were thorough professionals, confirming details and keeping phone appointments. Chef Celestine talked me through everything I should consider and I opted for her coffee tea station and sterno warmers, along with three extra hours of her day. At first I wondered what she would be doing the whole time, but was so glad I had Chef’s helping hands. She washed and replenished, and repacked food, so that at the end, there was literally nothing for me to do! If I lived here, I would definitely find an event for her to actually cook for. But for our family gathering of 40, this Helping Hand service really lightened my load.”
Chef Karida Celestine–you did it again. The food was delicious for the family luncheon. My family raved about each dish. They asked, so when is my next event using Sweet Bazil Catering.
Thanks for the stellar service. Will be contacting you again for future catering.
“I was in contact with Chef Karida for months in preparation for my wedding–a buffet style brunch. She specially tailored a delicious menu. It was always easy to contact her or her assistant. On the day of the event itself, Sweet Bazil provided top-notch service. The wait staff was fantastic, attentive, and personable. Everyone at the wedding is still talking about how utterly delicious the food was and how beautiful the set ups were.”
As usual the food was a BIG HIT, everyone on the Executive Board wanted to know who catered the food. Thank you for ALL that you do. The food was delicious and the service was GREAT!!!!
I’m sure we will be talking again soon. I’m sooo glad I found your catering company. Thanks again.
“The chef is amazing. The guests loved the buffet brunch. We had an omelette station and a waffle station added to the menu. I was very pleased with the professionalism and the cost. The chef added extra touches to the serving area to match the guests table settings. I highly recommend using Sweet Bazil, LLC.
I plan to use again soon.”
The presentation and food absolutely exceeded our expectations, we have heard nothing but fantastic reviews of the buffet from our guests and of course really enjoyed it ourselves.
The staff did a great job throughout the night and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. We can’t thank you enough for being so detailed and professional throughout what was a pretty hectic process and for being so willing to work with us to provide exactly the service we were hoping for, right down to the types of glasses. We had an incredible night and would happily recommend Sweet Bazil to absolutely anyone!
“Absolutely wonderful! Chef Karida and Sweet Bazil were fantastic from start to finish. She and her staff made my wife’s 40th birthday dinner one to remember. Thank you and I would recommend them time and time again.”
I can’t begin to thank you enough for the awesome job you and your team did for my birthday party on July 30, 2016. This was a very special event for me and I wanted everything to be perfect and it was beyond my expectations. The food was well presented and delicious, your staff was professional and helpful and everything was executed brilliantly. I appreciate your professionalism and commitment to your clients. My guests also raved about your food and your team.
You are on my speed dial for future catering services.
“Karida and Sweet Bazil were AMAZING. She surpassed expectations in every sense. She was timely; extremely kind, friendly, and professional; and he food was absolutely phenomenal. I can’t put into words how wonderful the food was; better than I expected and on par if not above some of the best meals I’ve had in nice restaurants. The rest of the dinner party guests also raved about the meal and the experience. I cannot recommend Sweet Bazil enough!”
“The food was amazing!!! The chef did an amazing job setting up the food and explained everything to keep the food fresh and warm. My friends loved every dish she did. I will definitely be contacting you when I do my next get together. Thank you for everything!”
“Absolutely phenomenal! We had a vision and high expectations for what we wanted this party to be and Sweet Bazil made it even better. Our guests were blown away by the presentation, the food itself and the amazing professionalism as were we. We will absolutely use them again.”
“Sweet Bazil catered an event at my home and did a great job! No detail was overlooked and I’d rate the 5 stars!!!”
“Sweet Bazil arrived as scheduled, greeted our members who were present and assisted with setting up our buffet. Excellent customer service skills were displayed.”
We had of a wedding send-off (for lack of another word) for an attorney in my office and his fiancée. They are about be married in Valencia, Spain. I thought it would be fun to have some Spanish Tapas and Sangria. SWEET BAZIL was absolutely amazing. Spanish tapas did Karida provide. The fiancée (Spanish mind you) was incredibly impressed. Staff from the office are still talking about the garlic shrimp and the empanadas. For your next gathering give them a try. You will NOT be disappointed!”
Extremely professional, friendly, reliable service. Food was Perfectly Cooked
Thank you so much for an outstanding evening! The food was delicious and the service was superb! We will definitely recommend you and have you again to cook for us. I will fill out the survey and give you an excellent recommendation!
Thanks again for a perfect evening!
I Loved the presentation of each dish, the promptness of the staff, and the high level of professionalism. I Love the concept of a chef preparing dinner in my home while I focus on my guest.
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event filled with lots of laughs and more importantly great food. We all appreciate everything you have done!
The family and I had a great Thanksgiving – there was more than enough food for everyone and they all appeared to enjoy everything. The potato salad was just what the doctor ordered! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving too. Looking forward to working with you on our the next family event!
Thanks again Karida for your expert services and delicious potato salad!!! I could not have pulled this event off without your expert help. I would have knocked myself out and been too exhausted to enjoy the event!! My family and I are very pleased with your contributions and will definitely contact you again soon.
I like the fact I didn’t have to worry about anything. Karida brought everything, including the dishes and decor.
Everything was perfect. My guests raved about the food. This was my first time using this service, but I will be us them again.
Everything was excellent from start to finish!
I LOVE that this is a full-service catering business. From the appetizer table set-up/display, to the servers and the clean up, I was very pleased!