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. 





Michael Delphey - Event Specialist

Mike has been with Canapes Catering for over 10 years and loves the camaraderie of the employees and the energy of the events. Mike enjoys serving up great food with a hearty helping of good-natured humor and attention to detail all the while striving to deliver an unforgettable experience. Mike’s talent of putting smiles on people’s faces has led him down a successful path in the service industry and to finding his home here at Canapes Catering. His great interpersonal skills and commitment to making sure every customer feels special.  He has been in the Frederick County area all of his life.  Mike grew up in Thurmont and currently lives in Blue Ridge Summit, PA with his wife and four daughters.  In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and friends and also enjoys volunteering at the local food bank, traveling, going to the movies, beach trips and the relaxing downtime in the winter.




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!