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Palate Pleasers, Inc.

Annapolis , MD
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LOCATION

1023 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21403 (map)

PHONE

410-263-6941

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ABOUT US

Palate Pleasers is a family owned and operated catering, bakery, and gourmet to go business serving the Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Eastern Shore regions for over 30... Read more
Palate Pleasers is a family owned and operated catering, bakery, and gourmet to go business serving the Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Eastern Shore regions for over 30 years. Services include full service catering, gourmet to go store pickup, delivered business events, and a full service bakery including wedding cakes. Palate Pleasers can organize the food, staff, bar, rentals, and wedding cake for your reception. We specialize in outdoor receptions and are familiar with all of the major venues in our service area including Paca Gardens, Newton White Mansion, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Londontowne Gardens, Oxon Hill Manor, and many others as well as private homes. We take pride in providing only the highest quality food all made from scratch in house for every event and our service staff is professional, yet unobtrusive. Palate Pleasers can work with most budgets to meet the needs of a wide range of clients. We are not the largest catering company around, but this is by choice so that we can maintain our high level of food quality and service to all of our clients. Give us a call or email with your request! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
600

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Palate Pleasers was fantastic! I had gone to several cakeries in Annapolis and Baltimore looking for some inspiration and great tasting wedding cake. Only a few, but once I talked to Palate Pleasers, I knew my search was over. I had seen a picture of a wedding cake that I fell in love with and was told that it would be very expensive since the flowers would have to be done in Fondant. I made an appointment with Eric @ Palate Pleasers, and immediately, he told me that it wouldn't be a problem to do the flowers in the buttercream icing. When I tasted the cake, fillings and icing I had chosen for our wedding cake, I was so thrilled with the high quality of the ingredients. The cost was exceptionally reasonable. We even had other mini desserts as options and they were great, too. Once our wedding day arrived and I saw the cake, I was So Impressed!! The cake looked exactly as I had envisioned and everyone RAVED about the taste!! Palate Pleasers is THE place to go for your wedding cake.
Services Used: Catering
Palate Pleasers, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a pleasure to help with your cake…I'm glad it turned out just as you had hoped!
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Liz
Wedding:
10/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We have known and loved Palate Pleasers for years so when we got engaged we honestly didn't consider any other caterer! The food they produce, particularly for large events, is so impressive. We went with a French theme for our reception food as we met in France and wanted to honor that connection. We had appetizers including Mini croque monsieurs, French-style pizzas, fresh oysters, cheeses, etc. Our main courses included boeuf bourguignon, mushroom tarts, trout, and more, and it was all divine. The boeuf bourguignon especially was so rich and flavorful. I can't tell you how many people commented on how good the food was.

Dessert was my main priority and we ended up with an amazing dessert tower including four cupcake flavors, mini chocolate mousse cups, mini lemon tarts, and mini apple tarts. They were all excellent and made me very happy!

The only feedback I would share is that I think they might benefit from having an organized office manager to help keep things straight. We had a couple small hiccups--when we arrived at the reception only 9 tables were set up instead of 10. Luckily we had arrived early to confirm everything was ready and when I pointed it out to the person overseeing setup it was very quickly fixed, with a 10th table setup within a minute. We also noticed that during all of our preparation meetings they were taking notes on a legal pad and then ripping off the page and putting it in our folder. There were a couple small details and changes that did not get implemented and I imagine it was due to the organization system.

They also catered a few lead up events during the wedding week and everything was flawless. They took great care in coordinating the menus for each event to make sure nothing was repeated so our guests enjoyed a variety of foods. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and are so glad Palate Pleasers did all our catering. I can't wait to put in an order for our first anniversary dinner and cake!!
Services Used: Catering
Palate Pleasers, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thanks! It was a pleasure working with you and your family to come up with your special meal(s)! Thank you as well for your comments...we've actually hired a new employee in December to work with our clients on larger events from start to finish for more continuity.
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Karen
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers provided absolutely wonderful food for our wedding, and were very willing to work with me on the menu. The serving staff arrived on time, were neat and tidy, and unobtrusive during the wedding. I recommend the warm crab dip as an appetizer, and the salmon as a main course, since my guests raved about both! They offered to provide everything that was needed for a home wedding, thus saving me lots of time and stress. I would recommend them for a wedding or other special event. They know their business well, and made this special day easier by being so professional.
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautiful wedding cake at a great price! Eric was really great and responsive, gave suggestions when we asked for them, but followed our desires. Fantastic experience!
Services Used: Catering
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough amazing things about this team! Everything from start to finish was so easy, fun, and professional with them. They were so helpful in giving us suggestions and guiding us with making food selections for our wedding. The taste testing was amazing and we were so excited to eat at our wedding!! They did a site visit and went over all of the details with me so we made sure we had everything set and I could relax! They also really worked with our budget so that we could still have amazing food that was affordable. Everyone loved our wedding food and my groom and I enjoyed it immensely! It was fresh, flavorful and beautifully set up! I couldn't thank them enough on the wedding day for providing such wonderful food and quality service. I didn't have to worry at all!! To the palate pleaders team-thank you! Keep up the good work!
Services Used: Catering
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April
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
A++ food and service! If you are looking for a small family oriented business run by fabulous people who make the most delicious food, look no further
Services Used: Catering
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Jesse
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers was wonderful to work with. Eric was very friendly and responsive. The cake we ordered was delicious and all of our guests said they loved it! The presentation of the cake was also very pretty.
Services Used: Catering
Palate Pleasers, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jesse! It was a pleasure to work with you!
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Coraly
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric Daniels and his staff at The Palate Pleasers are fantastic. From the "tasting" to emailing each other some ideas and options for decorations, they are great in customer service. Not to mention the FANTASTIC chocolate cake with raspberry filling decorated EXACTLY like our invitation. It was just the perfect sweetness and everyone was RAVING about how delicious it was. It was delivered intact and timely. Very professional and delicious. Needless to say, I'll be using their services. For birthdays, anniversaries, and for any other "just because".
Services Used: Catering
Palate Pleasers, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thank you Coraly! It was a pleasure to work with you on your fun wedding cake theme!
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved my cake for the wedding!! So many of our guests were raving about it. We used fresh cut hydrangeas for the decorations and it looked amazing. I was so happy with everything!
Services Used: Catering
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jwednesday7
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers swooped in to save the day about four months prior to our wedding after our previous caterer unfortunately went out of business. They were able to pick up exactly where we had left off and fulfilled our dream menu of mexican food meets backyard bbq food. Sally was great and understood exactly what I wanted and got all of my visions, as offbeat as they may have been. Everything turned out amazing, the food was perfect and the waitstaff was a delight.
Services Used: Catering
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Tina & John
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
John and I were married on 11-11-11. Our wedding was planned in 3 weeks because we decided we wanted this special date to be our special date! I found a cake online; it was beautiful. I printed then faxed the copy of it to you. The cake I fell in love with had the beautiful colors of fall in cascading leaves and small decorative pumpkins. I remember you called me and said “Yes, I can make this cake”. I was so excited. The first thing I did after we were introduced at the reception was the first dance with my new husband. The second thing I did was go check out the cake. I couldn’t believe my eyes; it was perfect. The cake I fell in love with on paper was now sitting before me. I hated to cut the cake, but I had too! It was the most moist and tastiest cake I had ever eaten. In fact, everybody said it was wonderful. I will forever be grateful to Palate Pleasers.

Sincerely,
Tina & John
Services Used: Catering
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Zoe
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED Palate Pleasers! They catered our wedding reception and provided the wedding cake and everything was wonderful. We received so many compliments from our guests about the food and service. When planning with Sally and Amy they gave us multiple dinner and cake options to help fit our budget. I will recommend them to all my family and friends!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Christine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Sally and Amy to provide the catering for my wedding day. They were so friendly and helpful with every aspect of the wedding planning and gave me honest advice on what my best options were. They were very flexible with my budget to give me the very best food and service for our money. I really liked that they only charge for the service hours billed by their staff, and are conscious to send servers home at the end of the night to save on costs. They also honored my request to recycle all bottles and cans and Amy prepared a special menu of locally sourced seasonal food for us. She also prepared a special white peach sangria for our cocktail hour, which was a huge hit! All of their food and desserts were absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend their catering to anyone planning an event in the Annapolis area!
Services Used: Catering
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Marelise
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed selecting this husband-and-wife team as our wedding caterer. We married aboard Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis, MD. Palate Pleasers prepared food that was perfect for an outdoor wedding -- didn't need to be heated or cooled, served in attractive baskets, easy to set up, etc. And the CAKE! The guests raved over its exquisite taste, especially because most wedding cakes cost a fortune, look fantastic, yet don't taste that great. This cake was reasonable, decorated just as we asked, and DELICIOUS to boot. One tier was lemon with lemon curd and fresh raspberry filling, and the other tier was chocolate filled with chocolate ganache and raspberries. Amy was very nice and helpful at our cake tasting and had an easy system for choosing our favorites. Good experience.
Services Used: Catering
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Chris
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
LOVED THEM! Loved working with Sally - she had excellent suggestions, but was also responsive to our desires. Food was fab - everyone said it was the best they had ever had at a wedding. People are still bringing it up 2 weeks later! They were also especially kind and willing to hold a lsot while I worked out details - thanks for all your patience!

They paid excellent attention to detail and made sure that we (the bride and groom) got fed and watered at regular intervals! Very key!

They also accomodated a primarily gluten free diet AND EVEN MADE A GLUTEN FREE CAKE in addition to the normal one. My celiac and allery filled family was DELIGHTED!

THANK YOU!
Services Used: Catering
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kashlun
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers is known to have amazing cakes and they did not disappoint! When we went in for our tasting we couldn't decide on just one cake so we chose 4! Red velvet, chocolate ganache, almond, and even the yellow cake were scrumptious! They decorated them beautifully without any guidance from me. Every anniversary we plan on trying a different kind!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Carey
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
This was the best cake I have ever had. Normally I just eat the frosting...but this cake was delicious. We had the almond cake, with raspberry fill on one layer, and almond brittle on the next, covered in buttercream frosting. It was beautifull decorated...all I had to do was bring a picture of what I wanted it to look like...and it was done! The cake tasting was a lot of fun--and they have so many choices on flavors and cake styles. I definitely recommend palate pleasers to anyone that wants guests chowing down on their cake!
Services Used: Catering
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Helen
Wedding:
11/4/2009
5.0/5.0
It was nice to have someone who was not only doing their job wonderfully, but was watching out for taking care of the bride and the groom. I was very pleased with Palate Pleasers and would recommend them to anyone
Services Used: Catering
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treffka
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a small cake that sat on top of a gorgeous tower of cupcakes. It was exactly what I wanted and the taste was superb.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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clshaff
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers did a wonderful job on my cake. I wanted something simple, but elegant and they gave that to us. I am not a big sweets eater, and they gave u a great suggestion. They suggested we include fresh blueberries and peaches in the cream layer inside the cake. That was perfect for me and for our outdoor summer wedding. They were responsive, the cake was delivered on time, it was delicious and MOIST!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Julia
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers has the most amazing food. Sally and Amy were great to work with. They had wonderful ideas for the wedding. They even accomodated my request for wedding pies instead of cake! Everyone is still raving about the food!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Virginia
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
For the most amazing custom wedding cakes that are also wonderfully delicious, I highly recommend Amy from The Palate Pleasers to cater to any bride’s dream wedding cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Amy and the whole family were so easy to work with and were wonderful. All of their desserts were delicious and we had trouble choosing exactly what we wanted! We ended up having a cake and finger desserts because they were so good.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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erinande
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.9/5.0
The Palate Pleasers were a fantastic company to work with! They made my wedding day beautiful and delicious. The two weeks before my wedding there were several back and forth phone calls to discuss decor choices, but I could have never guessed how beautiful they would have made my venue. They really went above and beyond. The staff at my reception were incredibly professional and attentive, yet completely unobtrusive. Don't even get me started on the food! My mother in law told me after the wedding that she didn't feel like she was at a wedding, but instead a gourmet restaurant. I had so many compliments on the food and all of them were valid. When my husband and I got home from our honeymoon a week later we were surprised to find that my parents had dropped some of the leftovers in our freezer. Let me tell you that was the highlight of our day. I would recommend this catering company to anyone and can't wait to find an excuse to use them again!
Services Used: Catering
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Noelle
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.8/5.0
Our cake was so beautiful. We chose to do a 2 tier decorated cake to cut and save and the rest was in 4 sheet cakes that were pre-cut and displayed for our guests. It saved us a ton of money and was so fun because we were able to pick 4 different flavors and fillings to give our guests a variety. There was plenty of cake left over and my family loved eating the leftovers for weeks. The service was excellent and really worked with our designs. Their catering is great too, but our venue had its own catering. I would have loved to use them for food as well.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Sandie
Wedding:
4/27/2007
4.8/5.0
The Palate Pleasers were an awesome caterer. Amy, the cook, made the most phenomenally delicious food - wonderful crab cakes, amazing hors d'oeuvres, and seemingly simple, but unbelievably delicious breaded chicken and mashed potatoes! Everyone at Palate Pleasers was extremely friendly and helpful, we got a lot of wonderful help in picking all our dishes - and I couldn't have been happier with the results! They're pretty laid back, but did everything to a T. They sent a great day-of coordinator, Michael, and they handled all the rentals, set everything up and made it all look great - and everything turned out perfectly! Everyone there the day of was extremely professional and unobtrusive. We would definitely highly recommend them for all your catering needs!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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beth76ny
Wedding:
10/24/2008
4.7/5.0
Palate Pleasers provided excellent catering for our wedding! The food was absolutely amazing, and our guests are still raving about it! They were very accomodating about meeting with me over the weekend, as I was out-of-town, as well as helping me create a menu that included a family recipe, and other unique selections. They were a little slower than I would prefer with returning emails, but I think that was more due to their new internet based services rather than lack of professionalism. We did have two concerns with them re: one of our rental items (which they arranged for) and the specific decoration of the cake, however they were responsive about both of these and made changes in our final bill to reflect this. The cake was delicious as well- just be sure to include a detailed description of design elements. Overall, Palate Pleasers did a great job, and I would highly recommend them as a caterer!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had been to events catered by the Palate Pleasers in the past, and that is why we chose them to cater our wedding. They are very easy to work with, and met with us to make suggestions based on our event. They were extremely flexible, and allowed us to make changes easily. They are pretty laid-back as someone else mentioned; this has both pros and cons, but it's mostly a good thing because they're not in to high pressure sales. Prices are very reasonable, and they are up-front about their costs, which we didn't get with a lot of the other area caterers (everyone else seemed to want to hide their price list until we had decided on a menu which seemed a little backward to us!). Emails were always answered, but phone calls sometimes were unreturned and I had to call back. Overall, everything went well and we were pleased with their services. We would recommend them.
Services Used: Catering
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HW
Wedding:
6/7/2008
3.0/5.0
Palate Pleasers actually did our wedding cake for us. Our consultation was great, the owner was very nice. Our cake definitely tasted better than it looked. It looked like the decorations were rushed which was too bad because it was tasty.
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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