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What’s the “main ingredient” that inspires us to create award-winning food, year after year? Passion. You’ll find it at the heart of each item on the menu and at every catered event…a passion to offer fresh, premium-quality ingredients and mouth-watering flavor. The icing on the cake? It’s all delivered with the sublime service of seasoned professionals.

Main Ingredient’s dynamic team, led by Evie Loftus, brings style and efficiency to each event across the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions. Creating a unique culinary experience matched only by a sharp eye for aesthetics, Main Ingredient offers a one-of-a-kind taste, look and presentation for each occasion.

A licensed and insured company, Main Ingredient’s list of achievements in catering include:

• Voted “Best Caterer” and “Best Desserts”
– Readers Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2012
• Voted “Best Cupcakes” and “Best Comfort Food” – What’s Up Magazine 2012
• Voted “Best vOverall Restaurant”, “Best Catering”, and “Best Take-Out”
– Bay Weekly 2011
• Voted “Best Caterer”, “Best Breakfast”, “Best Desserts”, and “Best Carry Out”
– Reader’s Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2011
• Voted “Best Chef”, “Best Bakery”, “Best Desserts”, and “Best Take Out”
– Reader’s Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2010
• Voted “Best Caterer”, “Best Chef”, “Best Desserts”, and “Best Take Out”
– Reader’s Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2009
• Nominated “Best Breakfast” – Reader’s Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2009
• Voted “Best Caterer”, “Best Wedding Cakes”, and “Best Scrumptious Desserts”
– What's Up Magazine 2009
• Voted “Best Caterer” – Reader’s Choice, The Capital Newspaper 2008
• Voted “Best Desserts” and “Best Bakery”– What's Up Magazine 2008
• Voted “Best Caterer” – What's Up Magazine 2005-2007

• Preferred vendor to …. U.S Naval Academy Athletic Association, The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Johns Hopkins University and the USNA Foundation and other fine venues across the state of Maryland

• Exclusive caterer of The Chesapeake Bayhawks

• More than 1500 events catered to RAVE reviews

• One a few selected caterers in Maryland to have earned a statewide liquor license

Main Ingredient promises the same freshly prepared food, expert service and thoughtful décor whether serving a group of 5 or 5,000.

A favorite spot among Annapolis locals, the Main Ingredient Café and Bakery is known for distinctive charm. Serving up the freshest food sourced from local farms and waters, our casual elegance offers an invitation to relax, enjoy and take in the moment.

For nearly two decades, we’re proud Main Ingredient has earned consistent accolades and praise. While our creative zenith continues to burn brightly, we’re always evolving. But we know one thing will never change: our commitment to delivering premium caliber ingredients, service and presentation. After all, your event…is our passion. Call us today, and see why we’re known as, “The Best.”

Main Ingredient is an environmentally conscious organization. We strive to adhere to “greener” standards by reducing and recycling waste, purchasing recycled paper products, generating 10% of our energy from wind power, and purchasing locally grown and organic ingredients. Always improving our efforts, we embrace new technologies and processes that help us to conserve resources.

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