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Eleven Courses Catering

Columbia , MD

LOCATION

5430 Vantage Point Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044 US (map)

PHONE

410-459-6773

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Eleven Courses Catering offers an innovative catered experience with a private chef approach. We specialize in transforming any space into a culinary haven. From creative comfort food,... Read more
Eleven Courses Catering offers an innovative catered experience with a private chef approach. We specialize in transforming any space into a culinary haven. From creative comfort food, to fun and whimsical action stations, to formal seated dinners and cocktail receptions (we call this the Art of Small Bites) - Eleven Courses will help you design a menu that fits your vision. We utilize only the finest ingredients and cutting-edge techniques to create fresh, vibrant cuisine and couple that with unparalleled red carpet service.

With Eleven Courses, you get so much more than just really good food, you have your own culinary and event team that is there to execute your big day flawlessly. Under our staffs uniforms they might just have matching t-shirts on that say "Team (Insert your last name here)!" We love what we do and we are here for you every step of the way.

Eleven Courses has been featured on WBAL, WJZ, NBC News 4, Fox 5 (DC), Fox 45 (Baltimore), WUSA9 CBS, Let's Talk Live, ABC News 8 and in several blogs, magazines, newspapers. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Maureen
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
We chose eleven courses for our wedding and are so pleased with how everything turned out. They have a huge menu to choose from, they are quick to respond to emails, and overall very friendly. All of our guests (us included) LOVED the food at our wedding. People are still talking about it 2 weeks later! Jim Benson is great to work with, and handled all the last minute details and requests in stride. I would choose this catering company again for any other event!
We chose eleven courses for our wedding and are so pleased with how everything turned out. They have a huge menu to choose Read more...
We chose eleven courses for our wedding and are so pleased with how everything turned out. They have a huge menu to choose from, they are quick to respond to emails, and overall very friendly. All of our guests (us included) LOVED the food at our wedding. People are still talking about it 2 weeks later! Jim Benson is great to work with, and handled all the last minute details and requests in stride. I would choose this catering company again for any other event! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Eleven Courses saved our wedding!!! 6 weeks out from our big day, our original venue and caterer shut down!!! After a moment of panic, I made one call to Eleven Courses, and the wedding was back on track! Jim had a custom menu featuring 6 different exotic cultural cuisines by our request -- with pricing -- ready within 24 hours. He made a site visit to a our venue, and developed quick rapport with the site managers/owners. He even helped with our timeline and critical tips to pull our complex event together. Wow!

Eleven Courses catered both our rehearsal dinner (for 75 people) and wedding (120 people) and guests are still raving!!! Their shephard's pie apps, Hawaiian pork, and Mongolian dumplings were the three top favorites! But every morsel was exquisite, and perfectly captured the "worldwide" theme of our multi-cultural wedding.

My husband and I were totally blown away by the professionalism, speedy responsiveness, and good nature of every one of the Eleven Courses staff members. Jim and his team have somehow managed to master both the culinary and business side of the very tough profession of event catering. Bravo!
Eleven Courses saved our wedding!!! 6 weeks out from our big day, our original venue and caterer shut down!!! After a Read more...
Eleven Courses saved our wedding!!! 6 weeks out from our big day, our original venue and caterer shut down!!! After a moment of panic, I made one call to Eleven Courses, and the wedding was back on track! Jim had a custom menu featuring 6 different exotic cultural cuisines by our request -- with pricing -- ready within 24 hours. He made a site visit to a our venue, and developed quick rapport with the site managers/owners. He even helped with our timeline and critical tips to pull our complex event together. Wow!

Eleven Courses catered both our rehearsal dinner (for 75 people) and wedding (120 people) and guests are still raving!!! Their shephard's pie apps, Hawaiian pork, and Mongolian dumplings were the three top favorites! But every morsel was exquisite, and perfectly captured the "worldwide" theme of our multi-cultural wedding.

My husband and I were totally blown away by the professionalism, speedy responsiveness, and good nature of every one of the Eleven Courses staff members. Jim and his team have somehow managed to master both the culinary and business side of the very tough profession of event catering. Bravo! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
As the groom, I was not overly involved with the wedding planning for our July 30th, 2016 wedding, but Jim and his team did such an amazing job that I know I have to spread the word. Throughout the planning, Jim, Melissa, and Chrissy were extremely accommodating with menu suggestions and the scheduled food tastings. We had a very large wedding and worked with several different vendors, so at times communication became somewhat of a challenge. However, Eleven Courses always managed to carry themselves very professionally and were eager to help us overcome any concerns/issues. The day of our wedding (the same night as the record rainfall and Ellicott City tragedy), it happened to thunderstorm/monsoon for the majority of our reception, which was held at The Belmont in Elkridge, MD under the tent. This was our worst case scenario type of weather as you can imagine. Jim and Chrissy were definitely faced with a huge challenge, and they handled it in the best way possible. Throughout all the changes, Jim and Melissa both personally updated us with what the next plan of action was going to be and addressed any concerns we had until we were all under agreement. To have this level of service to ensure that all of our guests were comfortable, happy, and fed in fantastic fashion, I have to say was worth every penny. Aside from the outstanding service, the food was incredible as was our cake, which we also ordered through Eleven Courses. Eleven Courses definitely proved to be the best and we are beyond grateful for all of their efforts to make sure our special day was what we dreamed it would be. HUGE thank you to Jim, Melissa, Chrissy, and the rest of the Eleven Courses team!

-Richard & Claire
As the groom, I was not overly involved with the wedding planning for our July 30th, 2016 wedding, but Jim and his team Read more...
As the groom, I was not overly involved with the wedding planning for our July 30th, 2016 wedding, but Jim and his team did such an amazing job that I know I have to spread the word. Throughout the planning, Jim, Melissa, and Chrissy were extremely accommodating with menu suggestions and the scheduled food tastings. We had a very large wedding and worked with several different vendors, so at times communication became somewhat of a challenge. However, Eleven Courses always managed to carry themselves very professionally and were eager to help us overcome any concerns/issues. The day of our wedding (the same night as the record rainfall and Ellicott City tragedy), it happened to thunderstorm/monsoon for the majority of our reception, which was held at The Belmont in Elkridge, MD under the tent. This was our worst case scenario type of weather as you can imagine. Jim and Chrissy were definitely faced with a huge challenge, and they handled it in the best way possible. Throughout all the changes, Jim and Melissa both personally updated us with what the next plan of action was going to be and addressed any concerns we had until we were all under agreement. To have this level of service to ensure that all of our guests were comfortable, happy, and fed in fantastic fashion, I have to say was worth every penny. Aside from the outstanding service, the food was incredible as was our cake, which we also ordered through Eleven Courses. Eleven Courses definitely proved to be the best and we are beyond grateful for all of their efforts to make sure our special day was what we dreamed it would be. HUGE thank you to Jim, Melissa, Chrissy, and the rest of the Eleven Courses team!

-Richard & Claire Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim and Staff
Cannot tell you what a pleasure it was working the Masterson/Hatmaker wedding with you Sat night. Jim, your staff is the best I have ever worked with. You all really took care of me! Everyone was impressed with your service, compliments to the chef (do NOT know how you pull off all the time changes), and overall ease with which you made the night perfect. The professionalism demonstrated by Eleven Courses is impressive.

I will sing your praises to all who are looking for top notch catering company.

Cheers,
Jani

Jane Awtrey
Aisle Plan It LLC
43266 Mission Hills Way
Leesburg, VA 20176
Jim and Staff
Cannot tell you what a pleasure it was working the Masterson/Hatmaker wedding with you Sat night. Jim, Read more...
Jim and Staff
Cannot tell you what a pleasure it was working the Masterson/Hatmaker wedding with you Sat night. Jim, your staff is the best I have ever worked with. You all really took care of me! Everyone was impressed with your service, compliments to the chef (do NOT know how you pull off all the time changes), and overall ease with which you made the night perfect. The professionalism demonstrated by Eleven Courses is impressive.

I will sing your praises to all who are looking for top notch catering company.

Cheers,
Jani

Jane Awtrey
Aisle Plan It LLC
43266 Mission Hills Way
Leesburg, VA 20176 Read less
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Mike and Michelle
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Hi Jim,
We can't thank you enough for being so accommodating and easy to work with at our daughter's wedding last Saturday. We had a plan B if it rained (everything in the tent), but never dreamed we would all end up being in the house for 2 hours!!! You all were able to get a bar set up in the house, pass around the appetizers, postpone having dinner ready, and watch for lightning strikes for us! You were so accommodating with us and the staff of the venue as we were making decisions about having dinner in the tent or the house. You were very tactful, professional, flexible, and amazingly had a smile on your face the entire time! For all of this, we thank you very much!

As for the food- it was fantastic! We have received so many unsolicited comments from family and friends commenting on how delicious everything was. I know you were worried about it being cold because of the lightning delay and then all of the toasts that were supposed to occur AFTER we ate. However, amazingly it was not cold or overcooked at all... even with being served an hour later than planned! It was all perfect and sooo delicious! WOW!

We don't live in Maryland, but I will be sure to tell my daughter and new son-in-law to highly recommend you to their friends and co-workers for any future weddings or other events.

Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you!
Hi Jim,
We can't thank you enough for being so accommodating and easy to work with at our daughter's wedding last Read more...
Hi Jim,
We can't thank you enough for being so accommodating and easy to work with at our daughter's wedding last Saturday. We had a plan B if it rained (everything in the tent), but never dreamed we would all end up being in the house for 2 hours!!! You all were able to get a bar set up in the house, pass around the appetizers, postpone having dinner ready, and watch for lightning strikes for us! You were so accommodating with us and the staff of the venue as we were making decisions about having dinner in the tent or the house. You were very tactful, professional, flexible, and amazingly had a smile on your face the entire time! For all of this, we thank you very much!

As for the food- it was fantastic! We have received so many unsolicited comments from family and friends commenting on how delicious everything was. I know you were worried about it being cold because of the lightning delay and then all of the toasts that were supposed to occur AFTER we ate. However, amazingly it was not cold or overcooked at all... even with being served an hour later than planned! It was all perfect and sooo delicious! WOW!

We don't live in Maryland, but I will be sure to tell my daughter and new son-in-law to highly recommend you to their friends and co-workers for any future weddings or other events.

Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Eleven Courses was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were very responsive to all emails and phone calls and handled everything for us the day of the wedding. They worked with our budget and gave us a wide range of options for our menu. We had nothing to worry about the day of and Chrissy and Jim were wonderful to work with. They found my husband and I to make sure we were eating and always had a drink in our hand. Our wedding was outside on a hot June day, but it didn't seem to phase any of the cooks or staff members at all. We changed our minds about some of the table clothes and added some things last minute and Jim was wonderful about all of the changes. Overall, I would highly recommend Eleven Courses for any special event; we are still receiving compliments from our guests about how wonderful all of the food was the day of.
Eleven Courses was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were very responsive to all emails and phone Read more...
Eleven Courses was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were very responsive to all emails and phone calls and handled everything for us the day of the wedding. They worked with our budget and gave us a wide range of options for our menu. We had nothing to worry about the day of and Chrissy and Jim were wonderful to work with. They found my husband and I to make sure we were eating and always had a drink in our hand. Our wedding was outside on a hot June day, but it didn't seem to phase any of the cooks or staff members at all. We changed our minds about some of the table clothes and added some things last minute and Jim was wonderful about all of the changes. Overall, I would highly recommend Eleven Courses for any special event; we are still receiving compliments from our guests about how wonderful all of the food was the day of. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Jim Benson and his staff at Eleven Courses Catering. They are so personable, accommodating, professional-- and so creative. My guests were going in the kitchen to tell him how crazy they were about the food! The taste, the presentation--It was the best catering I have ever experienced-- anywhere. And, we did not have to concern over any issue. Jim is a gem!
It was fabulous!!! You had better grab them fast!
I cannot say enough about Jim Benson and his staff at Eleven Courses Catering. They are so personable, accommodating, Read more...
I cannot say enough about Jim Benson and his staff at Eleven Courses Catering. They are so personable, accommodating, professional-- and so creative. My guests were going in the kitchen to tell him how crazy they were about the food! The taste, the presentation--It was the best catering I have ever experienced-- anywhere. And, we did not have to concern over any issue. Jim is a gem!
It was fabulous!!! You had better grab them fast! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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melissa
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Jim and Melissa are top notch! Their service was exceptional and beyond what I had expected. The food was fantastic - the guests raved about not only the food, but the desserts and cake as well. They made everything about the day/evening so incredible-and even made special accomodations for my grandmother.
I can't thank them enough for the best day of my life!
Jim and Melissa are top notch! Their service was exceptional and beyond what I had expected. The food was fantastic - the Read more...
Jim and Melissa are top notch! Their service was exceptional and beyond what I had expected. The food was fantastic - the guests raved about not only the food, but the desserts and cake as well. They made everything about the day/evening so incredible-and even made special accomodations for my grandmother.
I can't thank them enough for the best day of my life! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa Benson and the entire Eleven Courses staff was fantastic from the very beginning of our wedding planning through to the big day. Our guests raved about how delicious the food was, and Eleven Courses did a fabulous job accomodating our vegan guests as well. Melissa was our day-of coordinator, and our wedding was seamless and beautifully organized under her supervision. She and her team also went above and beyond as my family dealt with an unexpected and very serious medical emergency just weeks before the wedding -- the staff of Eleven Courses could not have been more patient, generous and compassionate. I can't recommend them highly enough; they do amazing work, and they're wonderful people.
Melissa Benson and the entire Eleven Courses staff was fantastic from the very beginning of our wedding planning through Read more...
Melissa Benson and the entire Eleven Courses staff was fantastic from the very beginning of our wedding planning through to the big day. Our guests raved about how delicious the food was, and Eleven Courses did a fabulous job accomodating our vegan guests as well. Melissa was our day-of coordinator, and our wedding was seamless and beautifully organized under her supervision. She and her team also went above and beyond as my family dealt with an unexpected and very serious medical emergency just weeks before the wedding -- the staff of Eleven Courses could not have been more patient, generous and compassionate. I can't recommend them highly enough; they do amazing work, and they're wonderful people. Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Eleven courses did an amazing job for my wedding. The food was delicious! They were so organized and coordinated everything perfectly. I would definitely recommend them or use them again for future events! They made my wedding day fantastic!
Eleven courses did an amazing job for my wedding. The food was delicious! They were so organized and coordinated Read more...
Eleven courses did an amazing job for my wedding. The food was delicious! They were so organized and coordinated everything perfectly. I would definitely recommend them or use them again for future events! They made my wedding day fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering

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