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Our Story

With more than 30 years’ experience in the food service industry, the talented team at Celebrations Catering has built a national reputation for exceptional food, creativity, and outstanding service. We are Maryland’s premier on- and off-premise caterers for all your event food service needs, including:

Celebrations Catering crafts custom menus for each unique event, offering inventive interpretations based on regional, American, and international culinary traditions. Not only do we offer creative, delicious food, but we provide full-service catering, party planning, and event management services to meet all your special event needs.

All our food is prepared from the freshest ingredients delivered by specialty food growers around the country. We use locally sourced, in-season ingredients wherever possible to preserve the highest quality in our food. From intimate luncheons to glorious galas, our experienced team provides only the best dishes and customer service.

Contact Celebrations Catering today to schedule your free consultation!

 


Our Team

Celebrations Catering is proud to offer only the finest in food and customer service. We can only accomplish this because of our talented, dedicated staff. 


Chip and Tammy Coblentz

Owners of Celebrations Catering

Chip has worked in the food service industry for 30 years. Prior to forming Celebrations Catering, Chip was a regional manager for a national restaurant chain, with responsibility for the operation of 14 locations throughout Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Today, Chip oversees the daily operations of Celebrations Catering.

Tammy has worked in the food service industry for over 25 years. Tammy assists in the coordination of events, organizes and schedules all hospitality staffing, and reviews event orders to assure all details are in order for successful events.

 


Darrell McAddley

Sous Chef

Darrell joined Celebrations Catering in September 2016. Darrell brings over 25 years of catering experience and was a team member at one of the largest catering companies in the Washington, D.C., market.

 


Colin Snyder

Executive Chef

Colin joined Celebrations Catering in 2013 as the business was growing. Prior to joining Celebrations, Colin was the executive chef of a local country club. Colin graduated with honors from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts.

 


Amber Edmondson

Operations Manager

Celebrations is happy to have Amber Edmondson on our team. Amber joins us with a high-volume catering background and many years of food service experience. Amber has extensive culinary experience serving as executive chef with a large caterer. Her knowledge of planning and coordination are a huge asset to Celebrations. Amber is responsible for Celebrations’ rental operations, delivery schedules, and assures all equipment required for events is available when needed.

 


Nicole Dempsey

Event Coordinator

Nicole joins us with 7 years of hands-on experience. She has extensive knowledge of the demands and needs of properly and successfully executing large-volume events. Big or small, showers or weddings, Nicole is detail-oriented with every event. She graduated from Johnson & Wales on the dean’s list with her bachelor’s degree in Food Service Entrepreneurship.

 


All I can say is WOW. This catering company–Chip and his team–are nothing short of fabulous. Food and service were well beyond our expectations. Worth the drive to Thurmont–they are so professional and clearly have expertise in this business. As a hospitality professional, this catering company just blows any hotel catering I’ve experienced out of the water!
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