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Fall 2013 Newsletter


                                                                                            Fall 2013         


It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. It feels just like yesterday that we were in the midst of planning President Obama's 2nd Inaugural celebration. I hope that as the holiday season excitement builds you found our fall postcard helpful.

Wait, you did not get the mailer? Email Shaina at to sign up for our future mailings. 
This fall is also a celebratory time for our company. 25 years ago we founded Geppetto Catering and let me be the first to say thank you for your ongoing support. I know we would not be where we are today without this wonderful community. In lieu of throwing ourselves a big party we have decided to spend the next 12 months giving back to those who have been so great to us. Each month our team will donate time and services to express our thanks. In September we supported CLB Light the Way 5K. In October we donated time and dollars to the DC Central Kitchen. In November and December we will collect items for Toys for Tots and Goodwill of Greater Washington. Have an idea for next year?
Email my colleague Shaina Bindeman at  
We have two new members that recently joined the Geppetto Catering family. Allow me to introduce you to Bella and Clara. Feel free to reach out to them for your drop-off catering needs.
Bella Ibrahim
Client Services Representative
Clara Strasenburgh
Client Services Representative
Thank you for another wonderful year. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.



Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc.




Etiquette Section
This holiday season, what is an appropriate gift?


In this time of giving, people always wonder what sort of gift you give to a colleague, vendor, or client. You can never go wrong with philanthropy.


Order "giving cards" from Act for Alexandria:

  • Much like a retail gift card, ACT Giving Cards can be purchased and redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States including schools, churches and synagogues. You can order Giving Cards to celebrate special occasions or customize the card with your company's logo and inspire others to give back to their communities.
  • About Act for Alexandria: In the fall of 2002, a small group of Alexandrians came together to decide how best to stimulate philanthropic giving to improve the lives of the vulnerable in their community. One of the several catalysts was the availability of an initial sum of  money transferred to ACT. The group determined that a community foundation focused on Alexandria would be the right vehicle to make a deep, long lasting impact on their community.
  • For more info: Act for Alexandria Giving Cards
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Butternut Squash Soup



6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons margarine 6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
3 cups water
4 cubes chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese


In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine until tender. Add squash, water, stock, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender. Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through. Do not allow to boil.


For more Thanksgiving recipes:
Geppetto Thanksgiving


In the News 


Washington Business Journal

Community Corner

Geppetto Catering, Inc.

Celebrates 25 Years of Giving



Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Team Geppetto ran the 2013 Light The Way 5K and donated BBQ to all participants.


DC Central Kitchen

Geppetto volunteered for DCCK's food preparation shift and donated $7,500. 


Toys for Tots

Toy Collection Drive

Have a new and unwrapped toy you wish to donate? We'll pick it up!

November 1st - December 20th

Call us: 301-927-8800



Goodwill of Greater Washington

Clothing Collection Drive

Have clothing you no longer wear that's collecting dust in your closet? Donate it! We'll pick this up too! November 25th - December 31st

Call: 301-927-8800


How can we help your organization?

Email Shaina Bindeman:



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