For nearly two decades, Annapolis’ Main Ingredient has garnered a reputation for creating mouth-watering fare, artfully presented. Whether you are hosting an intimate gathering or a corporate affair, we bring our passion for culinary excellence to the table and match it to your vision of the perfect party. The cornerstone of our success is our flexible approach to catering. Our consultants seamlessly manage the entire event if you choose; or, you can delegate just some of the details to us. We also make recommendations to top caliber vendors, creating a multi-talented team to meet your needs. It is all up to you. Whichever path you take, our promise is to create a savory menu, featuring food made with fresh, local ingredients. And the attentive service we are known for is just icing on the cake. Contact a consultant today and see why Main Ingredient is known simply as “The Best.”

Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners

It takes talent and vision to create a wedding celebration that reflects your personality, style and budget. Main Ingredient brings nearly two decades of experience to the table, and our designers effortlessly coordinate a team of chefs, servers, bartenders and more. We plan the perfect prelude, a rehearsal dinner to remember. Our consultants take time to listen as they design the wedding you envision. From the sublime to the luxurious and everything in between, we manage the details, creating a worry-free day during which you can relax and enjoy your guests. From the trip down the aisle to the tossing of the bouquet to your spirited exit, our passion is to celebrate yours.

Catering for Corporate Events

Corporate Catering Online OrderingPerhaps you plan to celebrate your company’s 25th year in business, entertain clients from overseas or launch a sizzling new product. The experts at Main Ingredient know how to showcase your company’s hospitality with tantalizing cuisine, presented with artisan passion. Our seasoned consultants partner with you to host your event on site; or, we make recommendations as you select from the region’s most prominent and sought-after venues with which we partner. Either way, we make sure the event creates a buzz.

Social Events

No one can resist a party with fantastic food, the company of friends and the opportunity to celebrate. The designers at Main Ingredient create ways to enhance your gathering with tempting appetizers, succulent main dishes and award-winning desserts, capturing the essence of the occasion by giving attention to every detail. Finally, we complement the presentation by designing an atmosphere to match. Main Ingredient designs parties for a range of celebrations, including the following, to name just a few:

  • Birthday/Anniversary Celebrations
  • Graduation/Reunion Parties
  • Private Parties
  • Tailgate Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Sports Events/Golf Tournaments
  • Movie Catering

Our Venue Recommendations

The location in which you choose to host your event is also a reflection of your style, the event’s theme and your budget. Whether yours is best captured by elegance, quiet charm or the serenity of nature, we can help create a backdrop that showcases your sensibilities. Or, personalize your event by hosting a gathering at your home. Main Ingredient, a preferred caterer to scores of venues throughout the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions, listens to your ideas and makes appropriate recommendations. Please contact us at 410.626.0388 to discuss your options, or to obtain a list of venues, including the following, to name just a few:

If you’d like to host an event on the water by chartering a luxury yacht, or enjoying one of Annapolis’ public seafaring excursions, please check out our local partner, Watermark. Main Ingredient provides premium catering on the breathtaking waters surrounding the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. regions.


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