Weddings

The Classic Catering People

Owings Mills, MD View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

A woman-owned business in Maryland, The Classic Catering People believes that a passion for food is at the base of every event. Through a blend of seasonal ingredients, global flavors, contemporary cuisine and outstanding hospitality, Classic’s name is synonymous with culinary creativity, integrity and service throughout Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Imagination, craft and inspiration lie at the center of Classic’s vision of honoring food traditions while embracing new tastes and techniques, and serving the community with the same dedication as the company serves its clients.

Your highest expectation is our starting point! We are dedicated to delivering couples and their guests a unique experience, the company provides equal parts culinary expertise, attentive service and artful presentation. Backed by decades of experience, The Classic Catering People brings your wedding dreams to life!

The Classic Catering People is a member of the Leading Caterers of America (LCA), which is an invitation-only, peer-evaluated membership group of the top caterers in the United States and Canada.

Services Offered
Couples who select The Classic Catering People to cater their knot-tying affair benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Items include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Delivery
  • Buffet service
  • Plated service
  • Family-style service
  • Station service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cake cutting
  • Tastings
  • Server(s)


Cuisine
The culinary team at The Classic Catering People is committed to creating the perfect menu for your affair. To do so, the following cuisine styles and dietary restrictions are provided:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai


Venues They Work With
The Classic Catering People happily caters for a number of exclusive venues. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • National Aquarium
  • The George Peabody Library
  • B&O Railroad Museum
  • McDonogh School


Other Services
Coupled with the aforementioned services, the company gladly provides interested couples with various bar services. To suit you and your significant other’s individual tastes and needs, the following is provided:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Limited bar
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Speciality wine
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$130

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$151

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$151

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
British
Chinese
French
Indian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

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

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    Chantal C. Married on 08/20/2021
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    Wedding Reception

    Classic Catering was truly amazing to work with and provided an outstanding reception for my daughter's wedding on August 20, 2021. From the initial email inquiry to the final details for the day, Bobby Pressman, was responsive, provided suggestions and guidance throughout the entire process. This was the first wedding that we have planned and we couldn't have done this without his help over the past few months. As if his help wasn't already beyond our expectations, the amazing service and help in the final preparations that we received from Amelia Flaton, was above and beyond what I could have imagined. She truly made the event execution flawless and made sure every detail was perfect. She is an asset to the company. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. From the appetizers, to the main course, to the beautiful cake, it was all delicious and beautifully served and displayed. The entire staff was professional and accommodating to all of our guests. Their execution was flawless and every detail was perfect.
    I would highly recommend this group for any event as they are wonderful to work with and cater a wonderful event.
    My compliments to the entire staff that were a part of the beautiful reception for my daughter.
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    Jacqueline Married on 06/07/2021
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    Excellent customer service

    My fiance and I were looking at this as out caterer for our wedding. The customer service and responsiveness to our questions was quick and friendly. This caterer would have been a great choice if my fiance and I hadn't chosen to go with a destination wedding instead!

    The Classic Catering People's reply:

    Jacqueline,

    Thanks for the shout out. We wish you and your husband a safe trip and happy celebration! May I ask who you spoke with on my team?

    Larry
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    Justin K. Married on 01/09/2021
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    The dream wedding we wanted but didn’t plan

    It's a shame there are only 5 stars to give because these people deserve 10. My wife and I were working on the fifth iteration of our wedding during the pandemic and needed food for 24 people with less than 2 weeks notice. Thankfully we had already done a tasting with Classic for another venue and Larry was so helpful not only to throw things together so quickly but also to reassure us that he was thinking of and handling every little detail.

    The food stands alone as it's own 5 stars. We had crab imperial and short ribs which were so good. There was so much crab, not too much sauce or breading. The short ribs were so tender and flavorful. We asked for appetizers during the cocktail hour which included Peking duck wraps, crab cakes, scallops wrapped in bacon, Brie tarts, and (my favorite) a deceptively legitimate cauliflower arancini. They packed up leftovers for us which we enjoyed 2 days later (we had no appetite during the wedding), and I can only imagine how good the food was for our guests. Importantly, my in-laws (who are never impressed by any food ever) LOVED the food and couldn't stop talking about how delicious and delicate everything was.

    As for logistics, Larry and David were the consummate professionals. They set up our banquet table to my wife's exact specifications and it was so beautiful. We brought a Whole Foods Berry Chantilly cake which they decorated as our wedding cake and was as good as if not better than any other wedding cake. They were so kind and responsive in all phone and email correspondence and there wasn't a moment when they weren't a step ahead.

    I could go on and on, but basically you can trust these people to put on the most important party of your life and I'm so glad we were able to do business with them!

    The Classic Catering People's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved working with you and are so happy that you were able to give you the day you deserved! We hope that we will be able to celebrate again in the future!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Deals

The Classic Catering People 1
Gift
Serving the bride and groom, with our compliments on your wedding day. Estimated value up to $200 based on menu selection and bar package.
The Classic Catering People 2
Discount
Plan your wedding date during January, February, July or August and The Classic Catering People will pick up the tab for 25% of the spirited beverages! This features our four hour premium bar with the finest vodkas, rums, gins, bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, beer & wine.

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Parties by Terrye Parties by Terrye Wedding Planners

For the last 20 years we have worked with Classic Catering on Weddings, Mitzvahs, Company Picnics, Anniversaries and Galas. They are beyond perfection!

Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography Wedding Photographers

We've had the privilege to work with Classic for over 10 years and from the food, service and presentation, the team at Classic continues to exceed their clients expectations. Their food makes them the top choice for brides, but the friendly professionalism of Lynne, Teri and Bobby are what everyone from the brides to their guests love.

Chase Court Chase Court Mansion Weddings

The Classic Catering People is one of our 'go to' caterers for gourmet quality catering and outstanding service. Their commitment to their clients and their care in attending to every detail of their client's needs is a treat to behold. They're creative, attentive, and completely dedicated to producing top-notch events. Highly recommended.

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99 Painters Mill Road Owings Mills, MD, 21117
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