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Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Food & Beverage

At Washington Marriott Wardman Park, our hotel is committed to making your D.C. event truly shine. Our planning and catering services will work tirelessly to ensure that everything is catered to perfection in your chosen event space at our innovative Woodley Park hotel.

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Your Perfect Team

The expert culinary and catering services at Washington Marriott Wardman Park are ready to lend their years of experience to your next function in Woodley Park. From hearty plated breakfasts and locally sourced lunches to elegant receptions or dinner buffets, your catered event menu will be just as memorable to your guests as the event itself.

Wardman Park Marriott Catering Menus (PDF)

Abdellah A. Aguenaou - Executive Chef

Chef Abdellah literally grew up in the restaurant industry. His career started at an early age in the city of Rabat in Morocco, his hometown, where young Abdellah worked with his father in the family's restaurant, Rotisserie Couscous. At the restaurant, Abdellah learned the importance of utilizing only fresh organic ingredients and local spices--which were ground daily.
At the age of 18 he moved to the city of Besancon, France to attend college. He was introduced to the basics of "La Cuisine Françoise" while apprenticing at various dining establishments around the Jura region.
After few years of French culinary romance, he moved to New York State where he attended the Culinary Institute of America and graduated with high honor. While studying at the CIA, Abdellah often staged at many well known restaurants in New York City such as L'espinasse, and worked side by side with many acclaimed Chefs. Abdellah continued his culinary journey by traveling to Scottsdale Arizona in the Summer of 1995, where he worked as a line cook under Chef Alessandro Stratta at the five-star Mary Elaine restaurant in the Phoenician Resort.

He ventured next in the Spring of 1998 to San Antonio's Marriott River Center Hotel where he worked as a sous chef at the JW restaurant and as a specialty chef at the Cactus Flower restaurant. He then moved on to Washington D.C. in the Summer of 1999 where he worked at the Marriott Wardman Park in Woodley Park as senior banquet chef serving as many as 3,000 guests at one dinner sitting. During his tenure at Wardman Park, he also received the 2001 Mid Atlantic Region Outstanding Chef Award.

In the Fall of 2004 he was named opening executive chef of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center where he received the prestigious Marriott Award of Culinary Excellence for his achievements.

In Fall of 2008, Chef Abdellah was named executive chef of the prestigious Renaissance Mayflower Hotel where he presides over events and banquets for celebrities, heads of state and oversees the storied Café Promenade. As he learned in his earliest years in the kitchen, Chef Abdellah still believes in the importance of simplicity and cooking with great products allowing food to be uncomplicated and full of their natural flavor and goodness.

In January of 2011, he was named the executive chef of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Dining at Wardman Park


Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar
Contemporary and classic American food prepared with farm fresh, local ingredients in a relaxed space. Private Dining Rooms available.

Lobby Restaurant & Bar
Infused with natural light streaming through the glass ceiling of the atrium, our lobby bar offers re-crafted American fare, local and Eastern seaboard state brews, and thirst-quenching cocktails featuring spirits from D.C.-based distilleries.

Private Dining at Stone's Throw
Celebrate your special occasion with a private dining event in one of 4 different PDRs at Stone's Throw. Limestone, Mica, Slate, and Granite are perfect venues to host your next private event. Chef's Table events also possible.

Woodley Park Pantry
Artisanal items from local purveyors and chef-crafted meals; featuring Illy's Coffee - ideal for guests on the go in Washington D.C.

Lobby Bar
Meet a friend or colleague, or take time out just for yourself to relax over a cocktail.

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