Founder & Style Director
Vicky Theodorou is Heirloom’s visionary founder. She launched the company to bring style, inspiration, and high-quality cuisine to the event and catering industry with dishes that are as immaculately designed as they are delicious.
Heirloom is a product of the American dream. Vicky’s parents as refugees from Cyprus in 1975 and made a name for themselves in the culinary industry in the US with operations like Delia’s restaurants and catering in Virginia and Medi. Vicky grew up in the world of food, growing fresh vegetables in her garden and testing new recipes at a young age.
During her time at East Carolina University, Vicky studied International Business abroad in Milan, working with companies like Disaronno Liqueur, Maserati Luxury, and the original “Parmigiana Reggiano,” while soaking up European culture, fashion, and cuisine.
After completing her BS/BA in Business Marketing, Vicky became a top sales representative for DHL, then led sales and strategy at internet marketing company Atlantic BT. At the same time, she began throwing sensational dinner parties and gaining a reputation for eye-popping tablescapes, innovative menus, and signature items, like her tiny taco bars.
When people began asking when she would start doing this professionally, Vicky’s entrepreneurial spirit took root. In 2010, her brother George asked her to take over the catering branch of the family business and she jumped in with both feet.
For Vicky, event catering and styling is a career-match made in heaven. It marries her knack for planning, marketing, and business development with a passion for great food and making people happy. She’s expanded both the business and the brand, moving from catered luncheons to fully-styled events.
In 2015, she established Heirloom as an independent company. Since, she’s grown the company 500% into a million-dollar entity, snagging event and catering gigs for high-profile brands like Madewell, Lulelemon, Facebook & Instagram, Kit & Ace, Shinola Detroit, Vogue and West Elm. She’s been featured for her catering and design expertise as well as her business savvy in Washington’s Life Magazine’s, Top 40 under 40 and Modern Luxury’s, Dynamic Women. Heirloom has been featured on the cover of Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine as well as Style Me Pretty, Inside Wedding, Bridal Guide Magazine and Inspired By This.
Vicky has a personal hand in everything that Heirloom does, from creating menus to curating style elements, to putting her signature spin on classic dishes. Through her travels and experiences, she’s developed a talent for forecasting seasonal food trends and forging creative relationships. She pours her rich inspirations into every event theme, tablescape, and dish. The key ingredient is quality: Vicky works with local farmers and markets to deliver the fresh, nutritious, and authentic cuisine that she believes her clients and their guests deserve.
Focusing on best business practices and unforgettable experiences, Vicky continues to establish Heirloom as an innovator in the catering industry. How does she do it? She’ll tell you herself. Vicky is available for consultations, speaking engagements, and workshops. Learn more on our Services Page or Get in touch.
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Event Assistant & Styling Specialist
With attention to detail and a knack for design, Carly weaves Heirloom’s vibrant culinary style into the décor of your event. Speedy and pristine, she’ll conjure your picture-perfect vision while ensuring your day runs without a hitch.
As an experienced event planner with a background in marketing, art and design, Carly has all the bases covered, from discovering a venue with the perfect backdrop to shaping your ideal tablescape. With a BA in Journalism and Public Relations from Salisbury University, she’s able to bring buzzing trends to life.
At Salisbury, Carly interned at the Office of Cultural Affairs, where she was integral in planning and amplifying over 100 events on social media. She began at Heirloom as a marketing and brand ambassador, learning the ins and outs of the catering and events business. Now, she focuses her eye for detail on executing your dream vision.
As one of three girls, Carly grew up loving fashion and creativity. You can find her strutting the DC streets, coffee in hand, but she’d almost always rather be on the beach.
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Catering & Event Manager
Lindsay is a catering all-star and vet. As Heirloom’s Catering & Events Manager, she oversees the moving parts of all social and corporate catering events, from the big picture down to the precious details. Lindsay seamlessly balances staff management and event operations, from booking rentals to coordinating logistics for food delivery and event design.
Talented and driven, Lindsay began catering at just 16. She’s since built a career, running upwards of 500 events annually at DC’s most fashionable venues and heading the Washington Redskins’ VIP catering operation. She’s honed her craft with a BS in management from George Mason University. Always up for a challenge, no dream is too big for Lindsay to tackle with ease.
The oldest of five, Lindsay is a born leader. She juggles staff scheduling, delivery logistics and food preparation with precision – down to the exact demitasse spoon or gold plated tong.
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George Theodorou &
For the Theodorou siblings, food is a family heirloom. George and Alki support the latest in their family’s line of successful culinary ventures, which include Delia’s Restaurants (Springfield and Alexandria, VA), Delia’s Catering, Medi, and now Heirloom Catering and Event Design.
George is a former professional athlete and entrepreneur with a flair for running a team. After earning his Business Marketing degree, he began managing and expanding the Delia’s Restaurants and opened a new modern Mediterranean grill, Medi. His knack—and passion—for operational management makes him the glue behind the scenes. George is well respected as a Kitchen Director, leading loyal and productive teams.
Alki matches her siblings’ business acumen, worldliness, and love of fine cuisine. After earning a degree in International Business, she worked at the Greek Embassy and became a top sales rep and manager for Nordstrom, then owned and operated the locally-renowned Old Hickory Grille in Maryland. She eventually returned home to manage business aspects of the family company, driving innovation and long-term growth initiatives across all brands. She contributes her exquisite tastes to testing dishes and devising new menu items.
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