Seder@Equinox_April 18, 2011_106.jpg





Screen Shot 2018-02-13 at 6.38.32 PM.png

Equinox Restaurant Catering


As Washington, D.C. natives and co-owners of the award-winning Equinox Restaurant for nineteen years, Chef Todd Grey and his wife Ellen Kassoff have always had their fingers on the pulse of the D.C. culinary scene. Chef Gray, well -established in European technique, offers sophisticated, pure American cuisine, with a Mid-Atlantic regionally-inspired palate.


Here is our story….


We discovered catering just weeks after opening when one of our best clients asked if we would consider catering a business dinner in their home. We didn’t hesitate! In fact, we wondered why we didn't have catering in our original business plan. We immediately fell in love with catering – the exciting venues, the festive party planning—and of course, the thrill of seeing an event come to life.


We have created a business model that has been incredibly successful for almost 20 years.   As a result, we are adept at planning, executing and refining our catering services. We understand that our clients don’t want run-of-the-mill events—they want something new and different to call their own.  So, we customize each menu with a unique personal touch, using seasonal, regionally-sourced ingredients. In addition to our extensive range of enticing menu options, we also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free catering. Our priority is to listen to your needs, delight your guests, and attend to every detail so that your event planning is as seamless and effortless as possible.


We stay true to the mission to utilize community-sourced, organic ingredients grown within 100 miles, whenever possible.



Custom Seasonal Menus




Our Mission

Equinox offers elegant and cutting edge catering. All menus are customized for your event providing a uniquely personal touch, using seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. In addition to our range of menu options, we also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free catering. Our priority is to listen to your needs, delight your clients, and attend to every detail that goes into making the catering and planning of your event as seamless and effortless as possible.

Being DC natives and owners of the award-winning restaurant Equinox for eighteen years Equinox, Husband & wife team Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff have always had their fingers on the pulse of the DC culinary scene. With a Mid-Atlantic regionally-inspired palate, Chef Gray, offers sophisticated, pure American cuisine well established in European technique. Chef Gray stays true to his mission of using community-sourced, organic ingredients grown within 100 miles whenever possible.

Our Style

Chef Todd Gray’s catering is distinct from other caterers in that Equinox is a restaurant that caters which means we bring the restaurant experience to you.

Our catering kitchen is based in our restaurant - a block from the White House, which serves innovative, contemporary American food based on seasonal ingredients. Our menus are prepared by our restaurant staff and under the constant supervision of Chef Gray and his talented team. Few chefs are as conscientious in searching out the local best as Todd Gray. Gray's menus read like a directory of the finest the area has to offer.

Recent triumphs include: a Piedmontese-style ravioli of local pumpkin with brown butter, fresh sage, and amaretti; a crisp-skinned cod filet with potatoes, mushrooms, and minced truffle; House-made spaghetti with Riesling butter broccoli rabe & Chincoteague clams.

Our food reflects an imagination grounded in classical training along with local ingredients and stylish arrangements. Our catering is distinctive, elegant and wholesome.

Gray states his philosophy this way: “Show people your passion, and they understand you’re serious about your work.” 

Todd & Ellen will collaborate with you from inception to conclusion on your event as a personal chef, event planner & colleague, we can assist with every detail from menus to flowers.

Our menus & budgets vary with each event. Please fill out our contact form for more information. 

Catering Inquiry Form

Name *
Phone *
Event Date *
Event Date

More Information:
Ellen Kassoff


Special Events on Sunday Nights at Equinox

Sunday nights are for gatherings.

Whether it be it with friends, family, or co-workers, Equinox is the place to be. 
Come see why this distinguished D.C. venue is just right for your special celebration, rehearsal dinner or company event. 






Equinox Restaurant is within walking distance from The White House, The National Mall, and landmark hotels such as The Hay Adams, The Willard, The Mayflower and The St Regis. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., just across from the Army Navy Club near Farragut and Lafayette Parks, Equinox is a classic D.C. restaurant with a fresh, modern design.

The Perfect Venue for Any Occasion

Equinox Restaurant offers a stylish space to create an extraordinary experience for any event:

  • Social: intimate weddings, rehearsal and engagement dinners, milestone birthdays, or baby and bridal showers.
  • Corporate: board meetings, closing celebrations, staff retreats, workshops, and training
  • Non-profit: fundraisers, auctions, lectures, or conferences
  • Culinary: Private dinners, food and wine pairings, or tastings
  • And many more: film shoots, art and fashion shows, pop-ups, product launches, and even hackathons!


Equinox Restaurant offers 2000 square feet of beautifully designed event space, accommodating everything from the most intimate gatherings to large receptions and conferences.