Riderwood Catering Wins Prestigious Judge's Choice Award for Vegetable Crab Soup at Maryland Seafood Festival's Crab Soup Cook-Off

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 12, 2011) - Riderwood Catering won the prestigious Judge's Choice Award  for Vegetable Crab Soup in yesterday's Crab Soup Cook-Off held at the Maryland Seafood Festival. This marked the third successive year that Riderwood earned a top prize in the contest. In addition, Riderwood Catering won a Third Place People's Choice Award in the same category, and it also won a Third Place People's Choice Award for its Maryland Tomato Roasted Pepper Crab Soup in the Alternative Crab Soup category. The Dining Services team at Riderwood is composed of 600 employees who, under the direction of Magdy Mishraky, comprise an operation of 18 on-campus restaurants featuring a wide variety of dining experiences from formal to casual for residents.  The Dining Services team also includes a catering group that creates menus and prepares appetizers, meals and deserts for special events such as wedding receptions and private parties. This year's Maryland Seafood Festival, which was held at Sandy Point State Park,  was attended by nearly 1,000 people. Attendees sampled 24 soups from 19 restaurants and catering companies across the state and Washington, D.C.