The Wright People is an event staffing company, and we are a high-quality alternative to a full service caterer. We do not provide food or alcoholic beverages but we will work with you to arrange for it from your favorite store, restaurant, or anywhere else. Then we will do the rest. We will set up, serve, and clean up the party. We’ll also work with you and advise regarding equipment, vendors, venues, etc. We will keep the food warm or cold as needed, platter and plate it, serve it, clean up after.
We do sometimes partner with a Washington area caterer who will travel anywhere we do. We will happily put you in touch with him if you don't already have a source for food.
Threw a casual house party with about 50 people, and had great help and support here. Would strongly recommend the Wright People
We were thrilled with service we received from start to finish. The Wright People were absolutely wonderful. Every staff member was so efficient and so very kind and genuinely nice and friendly. Our guests loved them. The food was hot, replenished, and set out beautifully. The bartenders were quick and efficient, while still being friendly. Dishes were cleared, washed, and kitchen left clean. Owners came in prepared and we did not have one problem. Thank you.
Rick, David and the whole of the Wright People Crew are amazing! They did an absolutely terrific job on my recent wedding. They met with us a number of times to ensure that they understood what we needed and imagined, went over our time line, rental list and every part of our wedding in advance and helped us creatively address any problems. They are extremely flexible, can do any level of formality, and are very easy to work with. They even managed to make everything look seamless when half our entrees went missing (something that had nothing to do with them). I recommend them wholeheartedly!
Past Booked Events
|May 28, 2022 • 2:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|July 10, 2021 • 2:00pm - 8:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|January 16, 2020 • 6:00pm - 11:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 21, 2019–December 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 12:00am||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 5:30pm - 11:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|July 16, 2016 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
Influences & Inspiration
This is actually aimed more at musicians and other performers, but I'd like to list some influences on me and my company. I have been working in the catering industry since 1986, when I moved to Baltimore from New Orleans. From 1986 until about 1993 I worked part time for various of the better caterers in Baltimore. In 1993 I worked an Inauguration party in Washington and almost immediately started working for a few of the best, most prestigious and high end caterers in Washington. Among others, I worked for Design Cuisine, Susan Gage, and Occasions. From them I learned how to do this work as it should be done; with professionalism, attention to detail, and initiative. I've insisted on that level of service and attitude from my people ever since. I believe that if you don't want to do it as well as humanly possible while keeping a pleasant attitude you probably shouldn't be in this business.
I started The Wright People in October of 1996, mostly providing staff to some of the same caterers I worked for. Almost from the beginning, I was getting requests from private clients for servers and bartenders to assist them at their events at home which didn't require a caterer, and that's been mostly what we've evolved into over the years.