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The Best Caterers in Baltimore County MD Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Caterers in Baltimore County MD bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those catering companies that have exceeded the minimum Baltimore regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for catering in Baltimore County MD, including event caterers, buffet caterers, wedding caterers, and corporate caterers.

 

Updated September 11, 2017

 The TOP 10 Catering Companies in Baltimore County MD

Sterling Caterers
(410) 866-6255
8037 Philadelphia Rd
Baltimore, MD 21237

Areas Served: Baltimore MD,Baltimore County MD,Woodlawn MD,Pikesville MD,Randallstown MD,Essex MD
Services: catering company for event catering,wedding catering,corporate catering,event caterer

Signature Catering
(410) 252-1033
12460 Dulaney Valley Rd
Phoenix, MD 21131

Areas Served: Baltimore MD,Baltimore County MD,Woodlawn MD,Pikesville MD,Randallstown MD,Essex MD
Services: event caterers,wedding caterers,industrial caterers,buffet catering, banquet catering

Whitehouse Caterers
(410) 744-0040
916 S Rolling Rd # 1
Catonsville, MD 21228

Areas Served: Baltimore City,Baltimore County,Towson MD,Dundalk MD,Essex MD,Catonsville MD
Services: corporate catering, wedding catering, banquet catering, buffet catering

Beechtree Catering
(410) 297-9700
1 Texas Station Ct # 200
Lutherville, MD 21093

Areas Served: Towson MD, Baltimore City MD,Catonsville MD,Baltimore County MD,Dundalk MD,Carney MD
Services: catering services incl. event catering, corporate catering, in home catering

Maryland Turf Caterers
(410) 542-9127
5201 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Areas Served: Towson MD, Baltimore City MD,Catonsville MD,Baltimore County MD,Dundalk MD,Carney MD
Services: caters for industrial catering, corporate catering, wedding caterers, buffet caterers

Forum Caterers
(410) 358-1101
4210 Primrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Areas Served: Baltimore County,Essex MD,Catonsville,Towson,Dundalk,Parkville,Pikesville,Woodlawn MD
Services: caterers for on-premise catering, off-premise catering, corporate caterers

Lewis Caterers
(410) 764-6300
5805 Oakleaf Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Areas Served: Baltimore City,Baltimore County,Towson MD,Dundalk MD,Essex MD,Catonsville MD
Services: event caterer, corporate caterer, wedding caterer, industrial caterer, buffet caterer

Class Act Catering By Jim
(410) 368-1334
825 Yale Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229

Areas Served: Milford Mill MD,Baltimore County Maryland,Dundalk MD,Catonsville MD,Towson MD
Services: cater services incl. wedding catering, industrial caterers, corporate caterers

Schleider-Hoffman Caterers
(410) 764-6100
5805 Oakleaf Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Areas Served: Arbutus MD,Baltimore County MD,Cockeysville MD,Middle River MD,Lochearn,Perry Hall MD
Services: banquet catering,event catering,industrial catering,corporate caterers, banquet cater

The Best Caterers in Baltimore County MD Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The city of Baltimore MD requires a city license of caterers in Baltimore, while the state of Maryland makes available a statewide license for catering companies which would allow a state catering license holder located outside the city of Baltimore to legally do catering in Baltimore. 

Regulation usually has food safety as its main concern, (with varying degrees of actual enforcement of cleanliness), so the city or state license for caterers is no guarantee that any particular catering company in Baltimore County MD is competent in catering, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all caterers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction with their catering services, clean complaint record, verified license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more. 



Good Caterers in Baltimore County MD Perform Numerous Services
The right caterers in Baltimore County MD can tailor their services to improve your party or event. Some of the caterers in Baltimore County provide fine catering for a full spectrum of events, from black tie galas, to luaus, to Western hoedowns. Most caterers also serve the standards, such as pasta feeds, breakfasts, luncheons, family-style gatherings, harvest parties, Texas BBQs, meetings, picnics, parties, or romantic dinners for two. Larger catering companies in Baltimore County MD might even host location shoots, weddings, corporate events, banquets, openings, reunions, fundraisers, and might even perform as full fledged event planners in Baltimore County MD.

Often prepared by personal chefs, the food served by local caterers in Baltimore County MD can be delivered, boxed and ready-to-heat or cooked on-site. If you'd like more involved catering services than the usual buffet, some local caterers coordinate and host elegant sit down meals, complete with hors d'oeuvres, entrees, dessert, servers, five star rated chefs on site, and custom designed menus. Many of these upscale caterers even have liquor licenses, so they can provide full bars and bartenders.

 

The Best Caterers of Baltimore County MD Can Create a Personalized Menu
The caterers in Baltimore County MD run the gamut in terms of tasty spreads they can prepare. As a buffet or individual platters, some of the different foods served by caterers include chicken, ribs, hand-made sausage, pulled pork, salads, steaks, turkey dinners, baked goods, tri-tip, salmon, and lamb. The catering companies may also provide oysters, vegetables, hot dogs and hamburgers, brisket, ravioli, prime rib, and pork cushions.

Some caterers can accommodate different culinary specialties at your request, such as Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine, BBQ, deli platters, or even special diets. Food can generally be served in hot or cold buffet style, or as pre-arranged party trays. In addition to the array of foods, full service caterers might furnish tables, chairs, umbrellas, or canopies if needed.

Some Caterers in Baltimore County MD Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these catering services in Baltimore County MD: Beechtree Catering, Signature Catering, Forum Caterers, Lewis Caterers, Maryland Turf Caterers, Schleider-Hoffman Caterers, Whitehouse Caterers, Class Act Catering By Jim, Sterling Caterers. Other catering companies in Baltimore County MD that might still be in business include: .

 
 

 

 

Questions To ask Caterers in Baltimore County MD 


Ask these questions of caterers in Baltimore County MD about their expertise, specialities, and procedures:

Step 1: Describe The Catering Services Desired
Explain the basic elements you need from the caterers. This includes a guest count, choice of food and any other goodies you've already thought of. The caterers can help you brainstorm.


Step 2: Answer Questions of the Caterers & Take Notes

After your brief description of the desired catering serivces, the caterers should give you input on feasibility, suggested enhancements and a rough estimate for the catering services. Pay attention to the manner in which the catering companies do this. If they just hand you a flyer and move on, the presence of the caterers at your event might be just as detached. So try and draw the potential caterers out with some questions about qualifications and experience in providing catering services. It might help to use the list below as a basis for your inquiries to local catering companies in Baltimore County MD.

How long have the caterers been providing catering services in Baltimore County MD?

How many catering jobs like yours have they done, i.e. wedding catering vs event catering vs corporate catering, etc.?

Do the caterers specialize in the theme or cuisine you have in mind? Will the caterers give you names and numbers of previous clients as references you can check? (All caterers in Baltimore County MD bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers have a liquor license?

Are any city or county permits required for your event? If so, who is responsible for getting them, you or the catering company? If the catering company, is that cost included in their quoted price?

Do the caterers provide any furniture or themed props?Do the caterers have liability insurance as protection for you? (All caterers in Baltimore County MD bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers set up and/or clean-up?

What is the cancellation policy of the catering companies?

What is the required deposit for the catering services?

Will the caterers provide a detailed written estimate? This is important because cheap caterers in Baltimore County may not actually be less expensive but rather using cheaper food or less staff than another one. A detailed estimate will allow you to make exact comparisons.

Will the caterers provide a written contract?

How do the caterers determine costs?Once the catering company has a detailed explanation of your event, ask the caterer what potential issues might arise that could change the cost they've quoted, and if any, by how much?

How well do the caterers know the staff that will be working your event? Are they well-known employees or do they hire temporary laborers? Can the caterer prove that all the workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All caterers in Baltimore County MD bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to hire only documented workers.)



Once you've chosen the best caterers in Baltimore County MD for your particular needs, make sure they have either the statewide license from the state of Maryland or one from your city specifically.   (All caterers in Baltimore County MD bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state or city license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


 
Now that you're completely familiar with your caterers business practices and qualifications, you can comfortably set a date and sign a contract for the catering services in Baltimore County. Solidify your preferences and ask the caterers to provide a written and signed pricing, quality, and warranty agreement for all desired catering services. The best catering companies in Baltimore County MD should be happy to do this.  But don't let price be the only consideration. Cheap caterers in Baltimore County MD usually aren't the best ones. And if the estimate from one catering company is so much less than others, there may be reason for concern.

 

 

 

Resources About Caterers in Baltimore County MD 


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Relevant to Caterers in Baltimore County MD


ACEP Association of Catering and Event Professionals www.acep.com
American Culinary Federation www.acfchefs.org
American Culinary Federation - Greater Baltimore Chapter www.greaterbaltimoreacf.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CCFMA Convenience Caterers & Food Manufacturers Association www.mobilecaterers.com
Maryland Licensing & Regulation www.marylandtaxes.com
ICA International Caterers Association www.icacater.org
ICCA International Corporate Chefs Association www.iccachefs.com
NACE National Association of Catering Executives www.nace.net
Restaurant Association of Maryland www.marylandrestaurants.com
USPCA United States Personal Chef Association /www.uspca.com



Media Related to Caterering in Baltimore County MD

Catering Magazine
Catering Update
Cater Source Journal
Chef
Event Solutions
Special Events Magazine

 
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Caterers in Baltimore County MD within the following zip codes:

21202, 21236, 21290, 21117, 21094, 21229, 21111, 21220, 21057, 21053, 21231, 21234, 21222, 21161, 21205, 21237, 21162, 21217, 21139, 21022, 21252, 21120, 21023, 21155, 21156, 21213, 21071, 21201, 21128, 21214, 21227, 21203, 21093, 21286, 21219, 21230, 21136, 21031, 21282, 21153, 21225, 21216, 21228, 21206, 21212, 21163, 21287, 21239, 21133, 21082, 21221, 21235, 21210, 21223, 21208, 21152, 21209, 21284, 21020, 21211, 21215, 21207, 21224, 21226, 21204, 21244, 21218, 21251, 21131, 21013, 21030 and 21087



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Catering in Baltimore County MD within the following cities.

Reisterstown, Overlea, Dundalk, Essex, Hampton, Owings Mills, Cockeysville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Pikesville, Woodlawn, Sparks, Lansdowne, Carney, Towson, Timonium, Arbutus, Garrison, Edgemere, Mays Chapel, Milford Mill, Baltimore, Rosedale, Rossville, Kingsville, Monkton, Middle River, Randallstown, Bowleys Quarters, Baltimore Highlands, Catonsville, Lutherville, Lochearn and Parkville



 

 

 

 

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Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Catering Companies in Baltimore County serving Reisterstown, Overlea, Dundalk, Essex, Hampton, Owings Mills, Cockeysville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Pikesville, Woodlawn, Sparks, Lansdowne, Carney, Towson, Timonium, Arbutus, Garrison, Edgemere, Mays Chapel, Milford Mill, Baltimore, Rosedale, Rossville, Kingsville, Monkton, Middle River, Randallstown, Bowleys Quarters, Baltimore Highlands, Catonsville, Lutherville, Lochearn and Parkville

 

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Questions To ask Caterers in Baltimore County MD


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