15 Creative Catering Ideas From White House Correspondents' Dinner Parties

Washington caterers served a variety of innovative dishes—from the colorful to the savory—at brunches, receptions, and after-parties.

By D. Channing Muller May 5, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris

Food plays a major role in the events surrounding the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, as Washington’s caterers get creative with their menus for various brunches, receptions, dinners, and after-parties. Tastes this year ran from savory to sweet and inventive to classic at events including Atlantic Media's private dinner at the home of C.E.O. David Bradley; the annual Garden Brunch; MSNBC's after-party featuring dinner bites, desserts, and breakfast service; and CNN's Political Hangover Brunch. Caterers served dishes in a variety of ways, from traditional passed hors d'oeuvres and buffets to specialty, art-inspired, and roaming food stations.

Check out some of the most appetizing dishes and creative presentations from the weekend's biggest events.

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