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Out of the 85,851 caterers in the United States in 2023, DSquared Hospitality is proud to be one of 73 handpicked members of the esteemed Leading Caterers of America (LCA).

Founded in 2007 as a CEO roundtable focused on raising the standards of the catering industry, LCA is a highly responsive and innovative cooperative of top ranked caterers. The group annually caters over $750 million in events of all types, and includes nearly half of the top 20 caterers in the US and Canada. These members are among the most successful independent caterers in their respective markets, and an invitation to join a peer evaluated membership consortium such as LCA is a high honor and distinction.

DSquared Hospitality (formerly known only as Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering) was chosen to be a part of LCA in 2013. LCA members select only one to two companies per state or region. Prospective members are peer evaluated, representing the best catering services with the highest standards. (We are honored to share the greater Seattle region with Lisa Dupar Catering.) The partnerships we have made with fellow LCA members have helped us grow as a company – from receiving out-of-state event referrals to leaning on the wisdom and experience of our peers as we navigate growth and changes as a company.

Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit (LCAES)

Every year, the company owners and managers of each LCA member company gather in one member’s home city to discuss the industry at large and garner ideas that will continue to lead their companies to operational success. This intimate conference includes panels, presentations, and roundtable discussions hosted by various members, with each day’s activities concluding with a spectacular and delicious event organized by the hosting company.

DSquared Hospitality has long dreamed of hosting LCAES in Seattle and we are excited to announce that our dream is becoming a reality this November! We can’t wait to show our catering peers the beautiful city of Seattle, and all of the venues and services we now offer since branching out as DSquared Hospitality Company. We look forward to creating unique event experiences with the help of many of our favorite Seattle vendor partners, as well as introducing our peers to the best part of our company – our #OneBrilliantTeam of culinarians, event professionals, and gracious service staff.

Keep an eye on our social channels for a behind-the-scenes look at our team’s preparations for the big event in November!

#LSEAA | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn

Looking for an exceptional caterer for your out-of-state event?

Head to leadingcaterers.com and search by the regional categories of Midwest, South, West, and East to find a crème de la crème caterer in your desired area.

Photos from LCAES events in 2021 and 2022.

Written September 2023.

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Desiree Jones
Desiree Jones
Marketing Communications Specialist
DSquared Hospitality Company
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