Around Town: Serving Up Style

by Erica Moody

Heirloom Catering + Event Design launches, showcasing local artisans. 

By Erica Moody 


From left: Sarah Fowler, Morgan Borkowski, Vicky Theodorou, Melina Sternberg, Lauren Gilder and Lindsey Bly. (Photo by Emily Clack Photography)

The Loft at 600 F was abuzz last Thursday as a young, stylish crowd oohed, aahed and ate their way through the official launch party for Heirloom Catering + Event Design, a company that specializes in weddings, social celebrations and corporate events.

Founder Vicky Theodorou teamed up with some of Washington’s best local artisans to showcase their seasonal bites, stylish tablescapes and custom design services.


Served in an adorable mini mason jar was the “Deep Daly,” comprised of Deep Eddy sweet tea vodka, lemonade and club soda, a cocktail that tasted as good as it looked. The refreshing “Element Sparkler” with Element Shrub, fresh cucumber and seltzer was also a hit, and it was nice to see that the drinks were as carefully crafted and thought-out as the food and decor. Other specialty local drinks came from Charm City Meadworks, Green Hat Gin, One Eight Distilling and Compass Coffee.


Sweet potato boats with scallop ceviche (Photo by Emily Clack Photography)

The boutique bites were as creative as they were delicious, and impressively plentiful! Tables of delectable and diverse offerings were on hand and continually replenished as guests kept coming back for more. My personal favorite bite was the halloumi cheese crostini, but the sweet potato boats with scallop ceviche ran a close second. Fried chicken in mini waffle cones were a clever take on an hors d’oeuvres version of chicken and waffles.

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A table display (Photo by Emily Clack Photography)

The decor and tablescapes, custom-designed by Heirloom, provided an unpretentious, upscale rustic vibe that had guests feeling right at home. Something Vintage, a boutique specializing in farm table and furniture rentals, provided the tables, and flower delivery service UrbanStems helped with some of the floral accents. Typecase Industries brought a fun activity for the evening, with a station set up for guests to test their own screen printing skills.

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Typecase Industries with guests (Photo by Emily Clack Photography)

Theodorou says she measures an event’s success by “the volume of laughter, the echoes of enthusiasm, the smiling photos and endless compliments.” And if this event is any indication, she is off to an exceptional start.

View more event photos on Heirloom’s Facebook page and learn more at

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