This is Our Passion

Our History 
Canapés is a highly regarded full-service catering and event planning company serving our clientele for over twenty-eight years.  Chef owned and quality driven, Canapés is known for unfailing consistency, organized attention to detail, creative exceptional food, outstanding personalized service and imaginative displays.  This rare combination of elements is what sets Canapés apart from others motivating us to create, conceptualize and complete your most memorable affair.

Established in 1989, Canapés operated at 77 South Market Street in historic downtown Frederick, Canapés thrived but the desire to pursue growth brought opportunities outside of Frederick.  Canapés made the difficult decision to relocate out of Frederick City moving the entire operation.  ML Carroll came to the realization that Frederick would always be Canapés’ home.  Personally and professionally missing the Frederick connection, vibe and vitality, ML Carroll & staff returned home to their beloved Frederick in 2013.  Canapés new location in Highland Tech Park is a vast 7400 sq feet housing our central kitchen, warehouse, laundry, office, showroom and the 550 Grab&Go café. 

Awards & Accolades
ML Carroll has been recognized as an elite catering professional and industry leader.  Additionally, Canapés has been locally recognized as one of the best catering companies in the area. Below are just a few of their awards and recognitions. 

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 – Best of Wedding Wire Award
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – Frederick Magazine Best Caterer Award
  • 2016, 2007, 2001 – Finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County
  • 2014 – Valley Chef Showdown WINNER
  • 2012 – MSF Angel in Action Philanthropy Award
  • 2012 – Selected as the caterer for the G8 Summit
  • 2011 – Named to “Top 25 CEOs to Know” by The Gazette of Politics & Business
  • 2010 – Graduated from Leadership Frederick County
  • 2009 – Summit Award from the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009 – Recognized as a “Hardworking Hero” by Frederick News Post
  • 2007 – Volunteer Frederick “VIP Waiter of the Year” for Fundraising efforts
  • 2014 – Decadent Desserts: Winner Extraordinary Decadent Dessert
  • 2013 – Decadent Desserts: Winner Exceptional Decadent Dessert
  • 2012 – Decadent Desserts: Winner Most Decadent Dessert
  • 2010 – Evening on the Riviera: 2nd Place Savory
  • 2009 – Chocolate Gala: Best Chocolate Mousse & People’s Choice
  • 2008 – Chocolate Gala: Best Chocolate Cake, Best Chocolate Edible & People’s Choice
  • 2007 – Evening on the Riviera: Winner Savory, 2nd Place Savory, 2nd Place Sweet
  • 2006 – Chocolate Gala: People’s Choice
  • 2005 – Chocolate Gala: Best Chocolate Confection, Best Presentation & Best of Show
  • 2004 – Chocolate Gala: Best Chocolate Cake & Tortes, Best Chocolate Confections, Best Presentation & People’s Choice
  • 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 – Evening on the Riviera: Winner

National Television 
ML Carroll has appeared on Food Network’s CHOPPED.  You can view her in episode 3108, Hearty Party.  ML along with Canapés' pastry chef, Marie, both appeared on Cooking Channel's CAKE HUNTERS.  You can view them in episode 202, No Cake on Deck.