The Magic Behind the Mystery 

ML Carroll - Chef & Founder

Distinguished for her talent and creativity, ML, as she is known to all, is the area's premier catering chef.  Without any culinary or business experience but armed with her passion for the culinary arts, fond memories of her parents’ entertaining, strong work ethic, off-the-charts talent and fearlessness, Canapés was born.  Now over a quarter of a century plus later, ML is considered one of this area’s most accomplished chefs and Canapés, the premier and in-demand caterer of choice.  ML has won numerous awards and has appeared on Food Network and The Cooking Channel.  In rare downtime moments, ML and her loving husband travel, golf, scuba and enjoy their home in historic downtown Frederick. 







Katie Faldowski - Event Specialist

Katie is new to the Canapés family, but not new to event planning.  She is a former bride of ours who liked us so much she decided to stick around!  She has been in the event business for 9 years, planning, coordinating and executing “oh my” events of all shapes and sizes and loves what she does.  Katie is recently a new mom to a not so little man Logan and her and her husband are just loving their new life.  Katie is excited to be here and we’re excited to have her!