Renaissance Chef Catering Company is an award-winning catering company located in Frederick, Maryland. Owner and Executive Chef Jake Sgueo has over 20 years of experience staffing for and providing excellent culinary service, and he does it all with a venerated sense of humor. You can count on the team at Renaissance Chef Catering Company to deliver a quality catering experience for your wedding.
Jake’s team offers a number of services to ensure that each couples' catering needs are met. These services include:
Near the beginning of his culinary career, Jake graduated with honors from culinary school. His experience and academic achievements in the field have helped him to ensure the finest cuisine at every event. Renaissance Chef Catering Company offers a number of options for dietary needs, including gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, organic, vegan and vegetarian. In addition to a fantastic array of bar services, the team also offers a number of cuisine styles to pick from, including:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Samantha · Married on 08/11/2018
Renaissance made all of our wedding dreams come true, including dreams we didn't even know we had.Sent on 08/19/2018
From the very beginning, we were delighted with the prompt communication and vast variety of options, ranging from budget friendly to high-end. They offer both pre-set and a-la-carte options with endless opportunities for customization. The team was so respectful of our budget and vision, proposing both creative and delicious options to keep us on track. They were even able to concoct authentic Peruvian delicacies!
So many people came up to us to say how much they loved not only the stellar food, but the amazing staff, who went above and beyond to cater to every single person's needs, from special dietary requirements to beer preferences over wine. Many guests were on a first name basis with staff by the end of the night, who truly treated our guests as family. I was beyond thrilled that the staff connected so closely with our guests.
Upon entering the reception, our signature drinks were waiting for us along with full portions of every single one of our menu items. The food was served piping warm and delicious. Staff were so attentive to us that we felt like royalty the whole evening. Renaissance completely delivered on our request that all guests leave uncomfortably full, and even boxed up our leftovers for us to enjoy the following day. I wish I had a photo to share, but everyone gobbled the food up so quickly we didn't get a single one!
Not only did Renaissance provide exceptional service, somehow did so in a way that helped us to come in under budget and ensure we started our married lives together free of debt.
I can honestly say that our day would not have been the same without Renaissance, I know that a large part of the magic we felt on our wedding day was created by them. I cannot recommend Renaissance highly enough!
Renaissance Chef Catering Company's reply:Thank you Samantha! We had a great time working with you and Joseph and are so glad that we were able to make you and all of your guests feel special. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!
Marti · Getting married on 06/24/2023
I’m Thinking this is Really Happening Because we can make our Wedding DreamSent on 12/31/2017
Nicolette Oppelt · Married on 09/01/2019
Amazing catering company!
We hired Renaissance Chef for our daughter's wedding and could not have had a better experience!! Erin was our contact person, so professional and so incredibly attentive. She helped us every step of the way, had wonderful suggestions and I truly felt she had our best interest at heart. Plus she was just about the easiest person to communicate with, so quick to respond! Emily was extremely thorough in our meeting before the wedding and everything was done exactly the way we had asked.We cannot praise Jake's cooking enough and we are not that easily pleased, having eaten great meals all over the world. From the first to the last bite, all was delicious. We had some station appetizers including the meatballs and the passed appetizers included the Maryland Crab Balls and the DaVinci Towers. We opted for family style dinner and it was important for the couple to have grass-fed beef. Jake went out of his way to accommodate and both the beef and the salmon were cooked perfectly, not easy to do for a large crowd! And the mashed potatoes were just awesome. The whole event exceeded expectations and Ren Chef was a huge reason for that! Thank you Jake, Erin and Emily!!Sent on 09/06/2019
Renaissance Chef Catering Company's reply:Thank you Nicolette! We loved being a part of your celebration and are so happy that it was a success!
Chuck is always a delight to work with! We are always reassured when Renaissance is catering an event at the Museum that it will be great. All of our clients have enjoyed using Renaissance for their events. Can't recommend them enough!