Zeffert and Gold Catering: Amanda and Dan’s Amazing Wedding at the Cloisters Castle in Baltimore Maryland

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On Saturday April 5th, Zeffert and Gold Catering had the pleasure to work with Dan and Amanda as they celebrated their wedding with friends and family at the Cloisters Castle in Lutherville. Amanda and Dan had a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then moved inside for dinner and dancing. Guests dined on delicious food (some of which can be seen below), drank perfect cocktails, and danced the night away with family and friends. From the first meeting that we had with Dan and Amanda we knew that they would be awesome to work with, and they truly were. The small wedding details that they designed really set the room off and created the perfect backdrop for their awesome wedding. We wish Dan and Amanda nothing but happiness as they start their life together.

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Venue: Cloisters Castle

Photographer: Photography by Brea

Second Shooter: Jeana Lombard

Officiant: Paul Kaup
Caterer: Zeffert and Gold
Bakery: Pink Rhino Cupcakes
Dress: Allure Bridals from Arielle Bridal
Florist: Ellen from Local Color Flowers
Hair: Leanna Bernsten
Makeup: Sarah Berkowitz with Featherweight Makeup Artistry
Invitations: By the Bride!

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Baltimore Wedding Catering; Zeffert and Gold at Nate and Kristen’s Stunning 1840′s Wedding

Perfect Wedding at 1840s Plaza Baltimore Maryland

Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning had the pleasure of working with Nate and Kristen this past weekend at the gorgeous 1840′s Plaza in Baltimore, Maryland. This amazing couple and their guests ignored the non-perfect weather outside and had the party of a lifetime. They enjoyed good company, drinks and of course amazing food. We feel blessed to have been a part of your special day!

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All Photographs Courtesy of Timmester Photography

Second Photographer & Assistant:  Artemas Mott & Jennifer Tallman Magnuson

Venue:  1840s Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland

Hotels:  1840s Carollton Inn + Fairfield Inn & Suites

Florist:  Holly Chapple Flowers

Caterer:  Zeffert & Gold

DJ:  DJ D-Mac

Hair & Makeup:  Le Mariee, Lori Nansi

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Baltimore’s Best Custom Catering Company: Amazing Thank You Note for Iris Gold

One of the best parts about being Baltimore’s best catering company is the ability we have to work with so many amazing clients. Working with our clients to plan and execute their events which surpass their highest expectations makes the long hours of a catering and event planner worth it. When we receive thank you notes like the following one it really does make our staff proud. We love our clients and know that without their continued trust and business we would never be where we are today!

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Baltimore Catering; Jill and Helen Married at Chase Court in Baltimore After 20 Years Together!

DIY Centerpieces

Zeffert and Gold had the privilege of working with Jill and Helen at their wedding this past Saturday at Chase Court. It was a marvelous celebration with lots of friends and family from all over. Guests enjoyed a ceremony filled with special touches including a very heartwarming speech from their son, then it was on to the party. At the party guests danced to tunes both new and old. We are so happy to have been a part of Jill and Helen’s wedding celebration and wish them nothing but happiness in the future.

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Photographer: Amy Taylor (Images above by Zeffert and Gold Catering)
Officiant: Douglas Sobey

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Baltimore Wedding Catering: Charming Wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Waterfront

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On a beautiful October day, Elizabeth and Joe walked down the Museum of Industry pier to take each others hands in marriage. Everything that happened that day seemed to be pure magic. From the gorgeous weather, to the amazing view of the Baltimore waterfront, and lets no forget about the delicious catered food…this wedding really had it all!  Of the many special touches, the one that stood out with this wedding, was their idea to involve charities in lieu of wedding gifts. The couple gave each guests a cork, which they were to put in a bin to represent their choice. The couple divided their donations to each of the charities based on the number of corks their guests put in each bin. Talk about a special touch to an amazing Baltimore wedding! Zeffert and Gold Catering is happy to have worked with Beth and Joe and wishes you a lifetime of happiness together!


All Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography  www.KathleenHertel.com



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All Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography  www.KathleenHertel.com

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Spice Up Your Baltimore Wedding or Corporate Event With a Customized Moonshine Bar

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Want a terrific way to spice up your next wedding, corporate event or even Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the Baltimore Maryland area? Why not add a customized moonshine bar. Creating a few custom blended moonshines for your guests as a cocktail hour surprise or an after dinner treat will totally wow your guests.

Some of the most popular moonshine bar flavors include:

  • Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Honey Peach Moonshine
  • Blackberry Brandy Moonshine
  • Cranberry Moonshine
  • Strawberry Julep Moonshine
  • Mint Mojito Moonshine

Baltimore Wedding Moonshine Bar

Contact your favorite Baltimore Caterer’s Zeffert and Gold Catering at 410-944-4481 to plan your next event!

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Hot Wedding Menu Items

Our chefs at Zeffert and Gold Catering have been working to come up with new fun and exciting menu items for your special event. As Baltimore’s best custom catering company we are happy to work with you to include not only these delicious new creations in your menu, but we specialize in designing items that fit exactly what you are looking for. Regardless of whether its a recipe that you though up in your head, a family recipe that you want to incorporate into your wedding,  or a dish you had at an amazing restaurant or on vacation; let your event designer know and we will be happy to put together a menu that will thrill and excite your guests!


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This is our spicy Sushi Stack with sticky rice, black and white sesame seeds, and spicy crab salad! Yummm



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Sliced Filet drizzled with balsamic chipotle cocoa glaze served with seasoned potato batonnettes topped with micro thyme and steamed asparagus finished with lemon



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Zeffert and Gold Catering: A Beautiful Winter Wedding at Chase Court in Baltimore Maryland

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On January 25th we had the pleasure of working with Kristina and Nick at their gorgeous wedding held at Chase Court. The wedding had the perfect elements of a winter wedding including soft lighting accented with candles, bouquets of baby’s breath, and of course delicious food, amazing music, and a vintage backdrop that perfectly fit the celebration. Guests were seated in a spacious U shaped long table arrangement which left plenty of room for dinner, socializing and of course dancing. We are so thrilled to have been a part of your wedding and wish you health and happiness in your marriage.

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Photography: TWIST PHOTOGRAPHY (Images above by Chase Court.)



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Outdoor Baltimore Weddings

Outdoor Weddings Baltimore

There’s something special about an outdoor wedding: the unparalleled beauty of a rocky ocean shore, a romantic botanical garden, the warm familiarity of your own backyard. But as gorgeous as these sites are, there’s also a significant amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into planning an alfresco celebration. Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning has been working with clients to perform immaculate outdoor weddings and receptions in the Maryland and Washington D.C. areas for over 25 years. From the lighting to the parking to restrooms, here’s how to pull off a flawless tented reception.


Make sure to know the different types of tents. There are many types of tents, but two of the most common are frame tents and pole tents. You definitely want to ask your caterer or event planner to show you pictures of what the tent is going to look like. There are a remarkable amount of differences that can change the look of a tent to suit your style whether that is backyard casual or classic elegant.

Keep bugs at bay

To control insects on your wedding day, think about having your site sprayed by an exterminator two days beforehand and placing citronella candles throughout the space.


Since your wedding venue may not be a place that holds weddings often, take the time to make signs that will show guests where to go. Simple arrows with signs pointing towards the ceremony, cocktail reception, and main reception will help guests get where they need to go.


Lighting your site

To set the mood (and help guests see each other), add paper lanterns, pinspot lighting, twinkling lights or stately chandeliers. Light up surrounding walkways for easy access to the bathrooms. Think luminaries and small up— lights along the paths and Mason jars with tea lights hanging from nearby tree branches.
Remember to: Have an electrician check out the space before lighting up your tent. Not only will he be able to make sure you pass all the proper inspection laws, but he should also be able to make recommendations as to whether you’ll need to rent an extra generator and how to safely secure your lighting fixtures.
Bonus tip: You may want to keep a lighting pro (who has wedding experience) on hand to ensure everything stays in place—and lit up—all evening.



If there aren’t any restrooms nearby (and even if there are a few), you should consider renting them. These days, you can find luxury portable restrooms with amenities like in—room music, granite countertops and air conditioning or heaters depending on the season.
Remember to: Give guests something to talk about with a few subtle extras like luxe soaps, fresh flowers and monogrammed towels.
Bonus tip: The general rule of thumb is to have one bathroom or stall for every 35 guests. This way, guests will spend less time standing in line and more time partying on the dance floor.


Choosing music

Let the outdoor setting guide your music choice. If you’re on the beach, you can’t go wrong with steel drums. For a backyard reception, you might go for a folk or bluegrass group.
Remember to: Make sure your band or DJ has enough power to supply their equipment. This may mean bringing in an extra generator so you don’t lose the lights in the middle of the party. They should be able to tell you what they’ll need to set up at your site. Also, figure out where the band or DJ and dance floor will be. (Hint: Make sure it’s not in the path from the kitchen to the tables.)
Bonus tip: Most city ordinances don’t allow outdoor music late into the evening; do your research and then commit to a time when the band or DJ will unplug.

Creating the menu

Having an outdoor wedding gives you flexibility to get creative with your menu. Under a tent you might throw a New England clambake, a spicy Southern barbecue or even a Hawaiian pig roast. But you probably wouldn’t even consider those options for a ballroom affair. Regardless what food appears on your menu, plan to have plenty of cold water and refreshing nonalcoholic drinks on hand—especially if the weather is hot and humid. Lemonade and iced tea are good staples.
Remember to: Schedule a site visit for your caterer to make sure she’s well—equipped to handle the space. Also keep in mind that in most cases, your caterer will need a separate prepping tent. And don’t forget about the need for electricity and running water. Work with your caterer to draw up a detailed floor plan.
Bonus tip: Make sure your catering company has experience running tented events. They’ll not only provide all the right supplies (saving you the hassle of having to rent them) and set up and clean up, but they’ll also know to have enough wait staff on hand to ensure that all of your guests are taken care of.



Zeffert and Gold Catering has been working with clients to make their outdoor wedding as worry free as possible. Please let our experienced staff help you to plan each and every detail leaving you with nothing to do on the wedding day but enjoy. For your next tented event make sure to call Zeffert and Gold Catering at 410-944-4481

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Green Catering in Baltimore

Baltimore Green Catering

At Zeffert and Gold, we love being able to bring our clients the finest in gourmet foods and attentive service, while continuing to adhere to our founders mission of using products that are local and practices that are both green and sustainable. As one of Baltimore’s leading catering companies, we are happy to always be at the forefront of these practices. In accordance with this mission, we are happy to announce that we are now replacing our disposable plates with palm plates, bowls, and cutlery. These palm products are made in India by simply pressing fallen palm leaves with steam to create these wonderful plates. There are no coatings or glazes that are put onto the products, so they are able to compost in as little as 6 weeks. These all natural products are compostable, biodegradable and can even be put into the microwave or oven.

The production of these plates begins by collecting fallen leaves from plantations—no trees are ever cut down to make this dinnerware. The leaves are then brought to the factory, where they are sprayed with high-pressure water, steamed and UV sterilized. Over 80% of the water used is recaptured and reused, and the entire manufacturing process uses just 10% of the energy used in recycling. These plates keep your meal and our earth free from harm.


Please call us to plan your next environmentally friendly event in the Baltimore area. 410.944.4481


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