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Key Ingredients Catering
Key Ingredients Catering

Key Ingredients Catering

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Introduction: We are a full service catering company. We stand out in the way that not only do we provide you will excellent, delicious, high quality menu items but we provide all of the services needed for a successful event. Whether you are getting married to the love of your life, or throwing a birthday bash for a loved one, Key Ingredients Catering is right for you. We have professional staffing, dinnerware, buffet tables, set up/clean up, cocktail tables, bartenders, and so much more. We customize each proposal to fit your needs and your budget. Call today to get an estimate and book your event with us, for a night you'll always remember. I love to cook! But most of all, I enjoy working with people on some of the most important and memorable nights of their lives. Food is what brings people together and being a part of that is really special.

Hired 52 times

Serves Gaithersburg, MD

16 employees

13 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

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Jul - Dec

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

39 reviews


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Delia R.

Event Catering (Buffet)

Key Ingredients catered our wedding, which was a champagne brunch. The food was wonderful and the staff top notch. Javier was so easy to work with and accomodated all of our needs I would highly recommend them for your next event!!
Dec 3, 2015
Rashaun T.

Wedding Catering

I can not thank Javier and his team enough for making our wedding day amazing! Javier was attentive to my many questions and special request from the very beginning! We customized our menu for our guest which included passed appetizers, stationary displays, & a duet dinner entree! Our guests can not stop raving about how great the food was! Javier adds just the right amount of spice and flavor to each one of his dishes which sets them apart from most caterers! The presentation of the food and staff were perfect! I would recommended Javier and his team for your wedding day needs!
Dec 5, 2018
Julia E.

Wedding and Event Catering

Jose and team was so great! He catered a corporate event for us and our team was so impressed with the food and service. Would hire him again in a heartbeat. Thank you for making our event such a success!!
Oct 30, 2017
Natonne K.

Wedding and Event Catering

Outstanding catering by KEY Ingredients Catering for a reception following a retirement ceremony in Greenbelt, Maryland. This caterer was selected based on its high ratings and because it offers a variety of hors d'oeuvres. Jose was extremely flexible as the menu selection changed multiple times. Attendees raved about the food. The presentation was elegant. Service by KEY Ingredients Catering met and exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend using this caterer.
Key Ingredients Catering's reply
Notonne: Thank you very much for taking your time and write us this nice review including your pictures, it was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to work with you in the future.
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Oct 5, 2017
Marianne A.

Wedding and Event Catering

Our event was a wedding eve bbq hosting family and out-of-town guests. As the bride, I didn't want to be bothered with cooking, setting out food, serving drinks or cleaning up at the end of the evening. Key Ingredients allowed me the opportunity to socialize with guests who came across the country to celebrate our special day. The food was excellent with a good combination of appetizers and bbq fare of pulled pork and chicken. There were plenty of main course leftovers for us to enjoy. The service staff, Ramon and Jose, were unobtrusive as they filled empty wine glasses, took dirty plates, and ensured guests were taken care of. If you plan on using the bartending services, please make sure you have a 6 foot long table for drinks. There was a miscommunication between us and Key Ingredients, and I needed to call a couple of neighbors to hunt down a table an hour before guests arrived. Luckily it worked out and all was good. It was a lovely evening and I would recommend using Key Ingredients.
Oct 3, 2017


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Planning an event can be a long and stressful process. We want to make things simple. Generally it takes one phone call to get things going and from there we can schedule a tasting with selected menu items and desired cuisine, and select any necessary equipment or decor.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Weddings, Rehearsal, Birthdays, Galas, Retirements, Memorials, Showers, Quinceaños, Corporate Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    If you can find someone who is all inclusive this makes it easier on you. Choosing one vendor who offers a variety of services makes things run smoothly and look unified. Look for someone who comes prepared. Your caterer should have professional cooking skills, training and experience along with a trained and professional staff and enough equipment and vendors to service your event.

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