What Makes Us Different

Caterer! Cake Maker! Event Creator!

Canapés does it all:

Weddings • Rehearsal Dinners • Showers • Wedding & Specialty Cakes • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Dinner Parties • Cocktail Receptions • Corporate Events • Aviation Catering • Drop Off On & Off Premise Catering • and so much more!

Canapés has been offering fine cuisine and impeccable, personalized service since 1989 in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. Whether large or small, casual or elegant, Canapés will work with you to ensure that your event is perfect!

Giving Back

Canapés strongly believes in giving back to the community which supports the company. Subsequently, Canapés is a major sponsor and participator in such charitable events as Festival of the Arts, The Catoctin Affair, An Evening on the Riviera, Fredericktowne Players, The Delaplaine's Rive Gauche and many more. Canapés is also a member of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Frederick Area Bridal Network.

Catering with a Conscience

Canapés believes that businesses have a responsibility to not only protect but also improve our natural environment while conducting daily operations. Through our partnership with ThorpeWood, we have changed our production and waste practices. Our production and on-site facility is 100% wind powered. From our production facility to your event, we recycle all acceptable paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, aluminum and tin.

Our organic waste is disposed of on site in a state of the art Clivus Multrum composting system converting solid and liquid waste into safe-to-handle compost and liquid fertilizer.


Canapés maintains a large variety of rental items (for full list, click here to download a pdf file) to make the planning of your event complete. From miscellaneous equipment for full catered events to single rental items for your personal needs....with Canapés, one call does it all!

how it all came about

In 1989 a client approached M.L. Carroll to cater an event. With that request came the creation of Canapés, Inc. In the beginning, M.L. rented a church kitchen to prepare for her events. Canapés grew in such popularity, moreover, that in less than a year they leased a space on South Market Street in downtown Frederick which they called home for 15 years.

For several years, many venues approached ML Carroll and Canapés to become their exclusive caterer but it was ThorpeWood, a non-profit organization and facility in Thurmont, who finally won out. In November 2007, Canapés made the move and business has never been better.

Since Canapés inception in 1989, the company has been featured numerous times in The Frederick News Post and Frederick Magazine. Canapés is also an award-winning caterer, having won several awards at such events as An Evening on the Riviera and Chocolate Gala.

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