Eleven Courses Catering
Eleven Courses is recognized as the industry trendsetter with an unwavering commitment for bringing creativity and innovation to every event. Known for transforming catering into an art form; we utilize only the finest ingredients and cutting-edge techniques to create fresh, vibrant cuisine coupled with world-class service.
Our Approach: We have a secret recipe when it comes to catering, but why not…we will share it with you. First we start with a whole lot of passion for what we do (creating amazing events) and whom we are doing it for (you.)
…then we begin…
The Chef Experience: Your event comes with your own chef. We pair you up with a chef on our team that best reflects your culinary style and vision. From the menu design process to the day of your event, and the days in between, your chef will always be available to meet with you to brainstorm ideas, customize options and carry out your vision.
The Event Coordinator Collaboration: Now that you have the perfect menu, what about everything else? That is where your event coordinator comes in – ensuring that everything is happening when it should be, as it should be – overseeing timelines, layouts and our highly-trained service staff.
The Little Things: Your chef remembers you love fun, inventive chocolates and makes you a batch as a surprise; your event coordinator recalls you talking about Spanish Cava and brings you a bottle of her favorite. We work with local farms, infuse our own olive oils and butters, take pride in our Eco-initiatives, and give back to the community.
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I don’t think I can truly and fully express how blessed Ryan and I were to have had Eleven Courses as our caterer for our wedding day. From the moment we had our tasting, to the finalizing of details, to the actual wedding day, Ryan and I were in great hands. There was NEVER a doubt in our minds that Eleven Courses would let us down.
I feel like I could write an entire essay on how amazing Melissa Benson and the rest of the Eleven Courses crew carried themselves throughout this wedding planning process, without mentioning how amazing the food was…because I could totally write an entire essay on that too. To keep things short though, Melissa was just great with following up and answering all of our questions. Catering to our vegetarian guests was a breeze, and making changes to the contract was effortless. Melissa, I am so sad Ryan and I never got the honor of meeting you in person, but if I could, I would give you a HUGE hug right now for everything you did for us.
Chrissy was our day-of-coordinator, which I was personally ecstatic about because she hosted our food tasting, and I absolutely loved working with her. Chrissy, if you are reading this, I am so sad that I did NOT get a chance to hug you that day, because you were just awesome about listening to our needs, and really making sure that Ryan and I got a chance to eat. Not only that, but Ryan and I came back to the venue and found that the room was absolutely spotless. Thank you SO much for taking care of the clean-up.
Now on to the food: I can only say one word: incredible. EVERYONE in the wedding commented on how crazy amazing the food was. We barely had any leftovers!! (Which, I was very sad about haha.) Chef Jim, it was such an honor to have met you….your dishes were excellent. And my goodness, can I just also add how incredibly humble Chef Jim is?
“Working with Chrissy to coordinate the catering for our wedding made things so seamless and took a lot of the stress away! She and the staff from Eleven Courses on the day of our wedding always made sure my husband and I were taken care of & worked with our other vendors as if they’d known each other for years! Not to mention, the food was fantastic and our guests are still raving about it! Last minute changes? Budget concerns? No problem! Chrissy & Eleven Courses handled it with ease. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing catering services in the Baltimore area!”
“I highly recommend Eleven Courses. As a wedding coordinator I was highly impressed with their service and quality of ingredients. The wedding was a phenomenal success large in part to Eleven Courses. I enjoyed working with Melissa and Jim on the correspondence behind the scenes and especially Chrissy the catering manager the day of the wedding. My heartfelt appreciation to you all for making special memories for the newly married Edwards family.”
“Eleven Courses catered my wedding and Melissa Benson and the entire Eleven Courses staff was fantastic from the very beginning of our wedding planning through to the big day. Our guests raved about how delicious the food was, and Eleven Courses did a fabulous job accommodating our vegan guests as well. Melissa was our day-of-coordinator, and our wedding was seamless and beautifully organized under her supervision. She and her team also went above and beyond as my family dealt with an unexpected and very serious medical emergency just weeks before the wedding — the staff of Eleven Courses could not have been more patient, generous and compassionate. I can’t recommend them highly enough; they do amazing work, and they’re wonderful people.”
Jim, Melissa, their team, and the food at Eleven Courses are outstanding. Our wedding was four weeks ago and we are still getting messages from friends about how good the food was. We had so much fun working with Melissa to plan our wedding, customize food options to our taste, and create a beautiful atmosphere for our reception. Jim and his team executed the event perfectly even when rain came and forced us to change just about every detail we had spent the prior eight months planning. They are pros at food — they gave us TONS of options to choose from and were flexible when we asked for things that were slightly off the typical menu. Every single dish we tasted at our tasting session was fabulous and the food on the day of our wedding was even better than we imagined it would be. I can’t say enough good things about working with them – they are just the best. I really hope I get to work with them for another event in the future and I will absolutely recommend them to all of our friends who have weddings coming up.
I cannot say enough about the quality of service provided by Melissa and Jim for our wedding at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. I asked Melissa to help me come up with a menu that incorporated Annapolis, Maine, Greek, and Irish food…and it was perfect! Our menu included crab appetizers, a full Greek spread, Irish braised beef, and Maine haddock. We were even able to honor my husband’s love of tacos with a mini steak taco appetizer. When I finally had a chance to sit down and eat, I couldn’t not believe it. I felt like I was eating food from a 5-star restaurant, not typical mass-produced wedding food. The prices are very reasonable for the quality. In fact, their prices were the most affordable of the 10 or so vendors I contacted, not to mention that the menu was exactly what I had hoped for. Melissa, Jim, and their team were so enjoyable to work with. They were accommodating, flexible, reliable, and just the nicest people. They surely contributed to the overall experience of what was the most perfect and memorable night of our lives, and we are so thankful.
P.S. Whatever dish you decide on, make you get the mashed potatoes. Yum!!
We were so pleased with our decision to go with Eleven Courses. The food was delicious and offered diverse choices (this is not your standard wedding caterer). They work closely with you to create a menu that reflects your tastes/backgrounds/etc. Staff was terrific. Eleven Courses’ flexibility was also much appreciated, which included allowing us to purchase our own wine and liquor and having one of their bartenders serve drinks. They worked seamlessly with all our other vendors and did an amazing job with set-up and clean-up. We would highly recommend Eleven Courses. Thank you, Chrissy, for doing such an amazing job pulling this all together on the day of our wedding.
–Derek & Juan Carlos
“Words cannot express how phenomenal Melissa, Eric and their whole team is! They worked with us to come up with a stellar menu for a corporate event. They were able to work within our budget and provided amazing ideas to make our event even better. We can’t wait to work with Eleven Courses in the future! They are top-notch and come highly recommended.”
Eleven courses was incredible from day one. We had an amazing initial tasting. They were the first caterer we had tried and had other tastings set up. However, when as soon as we left the tasting we knew we had to go with them. The food was incredible. We wanted comfort food with a fancy twist and that’s what we got. Melissa is so responsive and dealt with probably hundreds of emails from me with questions on a daily basis. Chrissy was our day-of-coordinator and we immediately adored her. I couldn’t have been happier the services Eleven Courses provided.