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This is the best caterer in the MD, maybe everywhere! Nicole Van Natta was amazing, knowledgable and professional. The food was fabulous, the service perfection and the entire event was wonderful. Thanks Nicole and all of the staff for making our daughter's wedding so memorable .

5.0/5.0
Barbara, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017

About

A professional wedding caterer in Baltimore, Maryland, The Classic Catering People operates under the belief that each couple’s highest expectation is their starting point. 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!

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

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

Details

Catering - Frequently Asked Questions
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, 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?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
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
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
Describe your venue:
Farm, Hotel, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue:
City, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering/Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rental, Liability Insurance, Lighting/Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific
What transportation and access is available?
Parking
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Sweet 16s

140 Reviews

4.8/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
C, Wedding Date: 06/02/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Lynn and all her staff were lovely to work with, very professional and attentive to all our guests for our daughter's wedding.

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location

5.0/5.0
Arif, Wedding Date: 04/27/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Best decision ever! We held our wedding at Peabody Library in Baltimore and going with Classic was a delight from start to finish. At our first visit, they fed us lunch and gave us chocolate strawberries as a token of appreciation. Lynn was so accommodating to our countless requests, including dietary restrictions. They even were able to find halal duck! Our guests are still talking about their mouth watering braised beef short rib as well as their decadent crab cakes. The crab cakes were more full of crab then any other crab cake I've eaten, and guests received two of them! We went with the following appetizers - Nashville chicken hot slider, veggie samosa, Peking duck pancake, Mediterranean shrimp cocktail, empanadas, and Mahi Mahi fish taco. Everything was delicious! Don't get us started on the deserts. The assortment buffet of desserts was totally worth it. Still thinking about the peanut butter s’mores and the various cheesecake bites. Some wedding cakes can be dry and boring, but we received several compliments on how that was the best wedding cake guests have had (we went with raspberry filling, butter cream frosting, marble cake). My wife and I come from multi-cultural foodie families and Lynn made sure that everything was just perfect to our taste buds and palates. She did a fantastic job working with our day-of-coordinator and making sure everything was set on time on our big day. The servers all had a smile on their face and were happy to be there, which to me is always important. The linens worked perfectly with our florist's decor. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and if you need a caterer for your wedding or any party, DO NOT HESITATE TO GO WITH CLASSIC!

Services Used: Catering

5.0/5.0
Dana, Wedding Date: 02/16/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

When booking the Peabody Library for our wedding, we knew that the venue limited our choice of caterer to one of three pre-approved companies, which made sense given that the on-site caterer has to literally cook in the librarian's office. We met with the two Maryland-based approved caterers and were blown away by CCP's (specifically Lynn, who handles all Peabody events) enthusiasm, responsiveness and interest in working to match our vision.

I feel like we've probably sent Lynn hundreds (?) of emails over the past several months, but EVERY SINGLE ONE was replied to in a timely fashion and in the most accommodating and professional manner. Lynn worked with us to tweak our entree selection until it was just right, helped coordinate some special beverage options and worked so well with the rest of our vendor/coordinator team.

Plus, the insight that Lynn had in working at the Peabody for so many years proved to be invaluable - everything from layout of the space to rules, do's/don'ts and lighting & decor suggestions. Beyond the catering specifics, Lynn was also just such a calming presence and we really had the utmost confidence in her team.

Many of our guests remarked how great the food was, and in particular, how wonderful the service team was. The servers and bartenders were friendly and accommodating; they even (unbeknownst to us) marked guests who had dietary restrictions that required special meals with a flower at their place setting. I thought this was such a special touch - way more beautiful & personal that having a generic place card.

Gail, an owner/partner of CCP, also worked our event to help ensure that everything ran as smooth as possible. We didn't know she would be at our wedding (and it would not be reasonable to expect that she work all CCP events), but it did mean a lot to know that she valued being there.

We don't plan on getting married again, but I do look forward to future opportunities to work with Lynn and the CCP team again.

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Catering, Event Venue
The Classic Catering People responded with the following comments:
Dana,

What a beautiful shout out to Lynn and our People of The Classic Catering People. I’m so proud to work with each and everyone of them. Congrats to you and wishing you all the best.

5.0/5.0
Barbara, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

This is the best caterer in the MD, maybe everywhere! Nicole Van Natta was amazing, knowledgable and professional. The food was fabulous, the service perfection and the entire event was wonderful. Thanks Nicole and all of the staff for making our daughter's wedding so memorable
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Services Used: Catering

Deals

Be A Guest At Your Wedding!
Serving the bride and groom, with our compliments on your wedding day. Estimated value up to $200 based on menu selection and bar package.
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A Classic Spirited Celebration
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.
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