"JKO Catering made my party.  I knew I had nothing to worry about when the delivery arrived on time and to top it off, the setup/display was on point.  You made the experience very comfortable from start to finish and kept me informed every step of the way.  The big test came when every guest commented on how well the food tasted and can't wait until my next party.  Thanks JKO Catering - GREAT SERVICE!!!"

Franz Ramsay

"JKO Catering has been my exclusive caterer thanks to their excellent food, courteous staff,  consistent on time deliveries and punctual emailed receipts the day of each event.

Hats off JKO to a job exceedingly well done! "

Dave Anderson

Janssen Biotech, Inc. 

"As a local account executive in sales for a medical imaging company here in northern Virginia, I require a flexible, reliable, good quality caterer for my lunch/presentations. Janiele and the folks of JKO Catering have been my "Go To" caterer for over 5 years. I can always count on

deliciously prepared menu selections delivered on time, every time. In addition, Janiele is glad to fill special diet requests as needed, much to the delight of my prospective clients.

Overall, I will continue to order from JKO Catering, as I find this company friendly, easy to order with and a great value!"

Steve Frankeberger

"JKO catering can be summarized in one word. DREAMY. 

I hired them to cater my wedding at the last minute on Fathers Day and on a very tight budget. I originally had asked my Sister, who is a great cook, to cater. But when I saw how busy she was coordinating the wedding and reception, being the Maid of Honor and just being my Sister...I had to take some of the weight off of her shoulders. JKO caters lunches at my job and I instantly fell in love with their famous kabobs. 

I knew right away I wanted them to cater my wedding. When I mentioned this to Janiele, she quickly had someone bring me a tasting kit to my job! I couldn't believe the personal attention she gave me and how much she seemed to care about my menu being just right. She worked with my budget in ways I can't even express and gave me AWESOME food that my guests are still raving about. Janiele, thank you so much for being such a blessing and making my special day spectacular. I will never forget you and all that you did for us. You are truly amazing and so is your shrimp primevera! "

Mari Wallace

"I have known Janiele Hodgson for more than 7 years.  From when she was answering phones and taking orders at another catering company and now as she owns her own catering company.

I have known few people in my career who have such a strong focus on customer service.  Janiele/JKO Catering are unmatched in attention to detail, sense of urgency, professionalism, and overall customer service.  I cater with JKO for everything I possible can (only when I only need food for 2-3 people am I forced to go a different route...). 

Often, I can call the day before and ask for "lunch for Dr. Smiths office, I don't remember the address, they liked what I brought 2 months ago, can I do that?" and she simply says, "I'll take care of it...". I am in sales, not in food service, but if the food I provide is not satisfactory, my sales message and consequently my sales can suffer.  Catering is necessary to do my job effectively, and with Janiele/JKO I trust her to provide top quality ingredients, wonderful recipes, and critical on-time delivery every time. "

I would recommend JKO Catering for anyone who must cater, yet doesn't have the time or energy to be concerned about choosing something from the menu that's good, or worrying about if the order may be complete or on-time.  I depend on JKO Catering because everything on the menu is extremely fresh and high quality and Janiele's attention to detail, and overall customer service is unlike any caterer or other business person I have ever encountered for that matter.  She is exceptional and so is JKO Catering!"

-Lara Falcon

"I have been a customer of Janiele's for over 4 years.  Her food delicious and fresh!! I have never been dissapointed with any of the choices on her menu and my customers are always pleased with her food.  I almost always get at least one compliment during my pharmaceutical lunches on how delicious the food was! She is willing to work outside the box and cater to special requests not on her menu.  She is a true professional! Food is delicious and I always get a ton of compliments on her food!!"

-Yildiz Suleiman-Voyles


"Janiele Hodgson is a miracle worker!  I have worked with Janiele almost exclusively for the past 5 years and have always been impressed with her passionate devotion to the needs of her customers.  The food is consistently of the highest quality and very popular with my customers. The delivery & set up is always on time and Janiele keeps meticulous notes regarding special customer needs with regard to dietary restrictions; so if you forget, she never does and has the special meal waiting for you at the delivery site. Most recently, I had forgotten to order a luncheon for 25 people at a busy hospital.  Janiele rallied her troops and with just 1 1/2 hours notice,  had a fabulous spread delivered for me and literally saved the day! No one in the DC area does food and customer service better than JKO Catering!  Try them, you will be so happy you did!!

-Maureen Flanagan

"Hi Janiele,

I just want to say thank you for the wonderful lunch that you and your staff provided us today. The nursing staff really enjoyed it.  The chicken and potatoes were just amazing.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.Thank you again." 

-Ava Williams 

"I have worked with Janiele for a year and a half now. I have to say that she runs the most professional catering service I have worked with in my entire career. I am a specialty pharmaceutical sales rep and therefore do lunches nearly every day of the work week. Whether I am entertaining for 5 people in a small office, or 40 people in a large practice, it is never a question of the type of service I will receive. The food is on time, well-prepared, consistent and very reasonably priced. Since finding her catering service, I have literally not used another company, nor do I plan on switching. The menu offers a wide variety and she works very well with any special dietary restrictions that may arise. She has made special meals for me for people that require: kosher meals, vegetarian,  and even vegan. I have always been impressed with her professionalism and I will continue to work with Janiele and her company."

-Joshua Lehman

"I have also used Janiele and JKO catering exclusively for the past 5 years. She is not only dependable, but genuine. Her food is always excellent everytime! Her service and staff is friendly and nice and the best service I have ever gotten. I have used many caterers in the Washington DC area and none compare to JKO! Once I found JKO, I will not go back to anyone else. The food is excellent, the quality is top rated, and the service is superior! For the quality and personality of the service and staff, you can't beat the price. Janiele is truly the premier caterer of Washington DC. Just try JKO once and you too will be a believer! I will never use anyone else but JKO for all of my catering needs!"

-Melissa Lawson

"I have exclusively worked with JKO Catering for the past five years, and wouldn’t think of ordering from another caterer.  The owner, Janiele is as passionate about food as she is pleasing her customers.  She is both personable and professional and is always ready with a recommendation to help create the perfect menu, whatever the occasion may be.  I cannot tell you how many of my clients have become JKO customers due to the extensive menu, quality of ingredients, and punctual delivery and set up.  Thank you JKO for being so flexible and easy to work with!"

-Nicole Dixon

"I have been using Janiele, with JKO Catering, for 2 years at least 3-4 times per week and am always pleased with the food that I receive and the customer service she provides.  As a Pharmaceutical Representative I am always providing food to my customers and it is important that I receive my orders on time as my customers are limited in the amount of time that they have for breakfast or lunch appointments.  I can count on JKO Catering to be on time with my orders and my customers rave on the meal that was received.  I have never received a complaint, but I always receive compliments.  My customers always attend my lunches because they know that they are receiving tasty quality food. "

-Julia Singleton

"Janiele has a professionalism that is so good to work with. She has always been on time which is always important for my business. Thanks for always being there!"

-Sharon Williams-Leahy

"I have worked with Janiele Hodgson for all of my catering needs for the past two years, and could not be any happier with her professionalism, menu and most of all her food!  She is able to cater to each and every one of my client's needs; I recommend her without any reservation (no pun intended).  She is THE elite Washington D.C. area caterer!"

-Susan Cunneen

"I have been using JKO Catering for almost 2 years, approx. 2-4 times a WEEK for business.  I can say that they have never been late, never messed up an order and, most importantly, have the best food at the best prices. The owner, Janiele, is a gem to work with ~ she is flexible and will do whatever she needs to do to work within your budget, dietary considerations and delivery requirements. My customers love the food and now request JKO Catering on a regular basis. I have used many caterers over the years and I am lucky to have found JKO!"

-Sandi Rizzari-