Serving Greater Annapolis, Baltimore MD and Washington, DC Areas
Mrs. Amy Daniels
Amy has been with Palate Pleasers for over 25 years. She grew up watching her mom and business owner, Sally Kaiser, prepare foods for catered events from her home back in the 1980's.
Amy attended the Baltimore International Culinary College from 1987-1989 and studied abroad in Ireland for a semester. She earned a dual degree in both culinary and baking.
When Sally decided to move to a retail space in 1990, Amy started with the business and has been a driving force ever since. She is instrumental in creating unique menus and handles the major cooking duties by using fresh local ingredients. She is always up to the challenge when working with our clients to come up with unique, trendy, and delicious meals!
Mr. Eric Daniels
Eric has been with Palate Pleasers for over 20 years as the General Manager and has been married to Amy Daniels, Palate Pleasers Executive Chef for over 26 years. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography and uses his creative eye to help design event layouts and color schemes. he often helps Sally come up with unique looking and functional layouts for many events. Eric also handles the business side of things for Palate Pleasers and is always on call to make sure that everything goes smoothly for every event.
Mrs. Sally Kaiser
Sally started Palate Pleasers when working from home back in the 1980's. Her first event was a birthday party for her brother and has continued to grow from there. She moved her operation to a retail space in Annapolis back in 1990 which continues to serve our local customers with gourmet to go and carry out catering along with the full service side of the business. Sally is still involved in the business and likes to meet with our full service clients to help them create a unique and memorable event that is all that they have hoped for. She continues to be current with popular trends in both the style and taste of the events that she helps to create.
Since 1981, our family owned and operated catering business has provided the best quality food, a professional and friendly staff and beautiful presentation.
Our goal at Palate Pleasers, Inc is to make your entertaining as care-free as possible so that you can be a guest at your own party.
Palate Pleasers, Inc caters home wedding receptions, upscale parties, dinners, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and corporate events. We offer a variety of services to suit your needs as a formal or informal occasion.
From our hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, we often cater in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Owner Sally Kaiser, General Manager Eric Daniels and Executive Chef Amy Daniels take pride in creating what you want.
Palate Pleasers, Inc offers a wide range of foods. With an n-house bakery, we produce some of the most delicious and beautiful wedding cakes and pastries in the area.
We like to create exactly what you want. We will help you plan every detail, specifically for your needs and we will be glad to recommend other vendors who can help you attain the high quality you want. Our prices are comparable to others in the area.
all products are fresh
- David Bonilla. 1/16/2020
LOVE this place!! Each time I stop in it feels like I'm visiting a dear friend's kitchen and I get to have whatever delicious treat--savory or sweet--that appeals!! Like you would if you're going home to see your parents... 💙 Today I decided upon some bbq meatballs, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a dessert of vanilla cupcakes with white icing!! Everything was soooooo yummy and fresh and it filled my every desire for a "home-cooked meal!" The bbq meatballs were savory and perfectly portioned. The roasted veggies and mashed potatoes were fresh and so delicious. And, really, who doesn't love a yummy cupcake or two with sprinkles on top to finish off your wonderful dinner?!? I also highly recommend their quiches, their prepared sandwiches, and pizzas from their refrigerated offerings as well as their homemade croissants and bar cookies--all delicious delights! Palate Pleasers, you rock!!!
- Judy Heise. 6/31/2019
The best—delicious food and drinks, easy communication, setup and cleanup perfect, fantastic people, extremely creative and versatile —makes your party or event or family meal better than you could have imagined. We look for reasons to use Palate Pleasers for parties, or buy food from their shop or give their food as gifts because the experience is so great.
- Laura Ketchum. 6/5/2019
Great food and service!
- LaVonne Tongue. 1/19/2019
First time in this store and it will not be my last. Awesome food to take home!
- Mary Smith. 9/27/2018
The food is outstanding and the staff is amazing. Highly recommend!
- Annapolis Shakespeare. 8/30/2018
My husband and I had the pleasure of using Palate Pleasers as our wedding caterer in April 2018. We had initially been considering a small wedding reception at a restaurant to minimize the catering decisions. When we fell in love with a venue that required an outside caterer we had numerous concerns, especially since I have a gluten-free diet restriction. Selecting Palate Pleasers turned out to be a fantastic decision. Amy and Eric were a joy to work with. Every step of the process was great. They made planning our menu easy and accommodated my diet restrictions perfectly. Our entire menu, minus one item was gluten-free so that I didn’t have to worry about cross-contamination. We chose to have a simpler menu that would be enjoyable for our adult and child guests alike. Amy and Eric were both open and receptive to our request to include chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese as part of that menu. We also chose to have a small wedding cake separate from pick-up deserts for our guests. Eric and Amy had a suggestion for a cake style, which we loved and the bakers at Palate Pleasers executed flawlessly. Our guests raved about the food. We’ve had multiple inquiries from various guests about recreating some of the items from our menu (especially the kielbasa hors d'oeuvres and stuffed peppers). The servers were very friendly and helpful throughout our celebration. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience beginning to end.
We have also had the opportunity to stop in the store front and pick-up some treats. I have yet to try something I didn’t want more of. If you are gluten free, I strongly encourage you try their brownies and pumpkin cookies (when in season). If you are on the market for a caterer, consider Palate Pleasers whether it’s for something elegant or casual, your guests will thank you.
- Colleen P.. 7/23/2018
Food is awesome, love getting lunch to go from here. Service in the front could improve, but I imagine large events are more there area of expertise.
- L G. 1/24/2018
We have been to MANY events catered by this company. I used them for my husbands 60th birthday party last year and HURRAH, we are having them for mine this year! I can't wait! The food and the gals who came to take care of the food, serving, cleaning up, etc. were awesome!
- Kathy Kathy. 8/25/2015
An AMAZING WEDDING! Thank you to the Palate Pleasers so much - the food and service was above 5 Star! The servers were exceptionally professional. Everything was on time and on (even under) budget. Absolutely delicious food! My wife and I could not have been happier.
"Wedding cake normally doesn't taste that good, yours was delicious!"
"The steak was delivered a perfect medium rare - it was right off the grill?"
"Who made that crab cake? Wow!"
It goes on...
Palate Pleasers appears to be a small operation in Annapolis - do not be confused - they provided phenomenal food and service to our large wedding. We are ecstatic that we made the right choice. Thank you again! 6 Stars
Mike and Judy
- Mike Hooper. 5/23/2015
50th birthday celebration - Food was outstanding, Servers were excellent and the event was a ton of fun!! I would recommend Palate Pleasers every day of the week.
- Cathy Shields. 5/10/2015
Working with Sally and Bobbi is a dream come true! They make every event a deliciously, wonderful one. Their staff is professional, courteous and helpful and their food is out of this world. I would recommend them for any event, large or small! Keep up the great work ladies!
- Annika lynn. 5/12/2014
Amazing service and delicious food
They worked with our budget and had wonderful servers
Love them :)
- J.P. Clifford. 2/16/2014
Delicious food - great service. I visit their Eastport location 2 x a week and select from the gourmet-to-go refrigerated showcase, and/or hot soups. Can we talk? Portioned sized ginger-glazed salmon, wonderfully marinated then grilled-just-perfect beef strips, tender blackened chicken - all of it incredible.
Vegetables (either with a combination of pasta or couscous, or straight), and bean dishes equally succulent. Favorite vegetable dishes include a baked vegetable medley with mushrooms and spinach, and a black bean recipe with red onion, peppers, cilantro, with just the right amount of (what has got to be) cold-pressed quality olive oil. The desserts are equally as good. The carrot cake is to-die-for (TDF).
I could not finish this review without mentioning their crab cakes. Hello . . . from Baltimore to Ocean City I’ve had them all (a self-certified crab cake aficionado). The taste of the Palate Pleasers crab cake is unparalleled. No, I get the ones out of their refrigerated showcase, not hot out of the oven (although if you are catering I’m sure you get them hot), but the taste is unparalleled. I ask them for the recipe, but they insist its the quality of their crabmeat and ingredients that makes difference. If you get the crab cakes (know that they are not served everyday - probably a good thing), please don’t embarrass yourself and ask for cocktail or tarter sauce. Yes- they are that good.