Creative, Custom, Full Service Catering

We’re happy, when you’re happy. End of story, beginning of our relationship.

We’re not your typical caterer. Every menu is custom and current to today's standards; clean, fresh food, well prepared and beautifully presented. There is no food sitting on a shelf or in the freezer “waiting” for your event. We are culinary bounty hunters, sourcing top purveyors, local food finds, farm markets and small food companies hands on shopping just for your event.  We look at a catering job whether it is 8 or 150 as a blank canvas, an exciting challenge and an opportunity to create something for all of the senses to enjoy.  We also look at what we do as a collaboration with our client, a creative partnership that will reflect care and love.

The types of events we do run the gamut; full service weddings and social events where we plan the event with our client or their planner, creating the time line, the event notes, coordinating vendors, the floor plan and much more. We provide all of the rentals including tables, chairs,  table linens, china, flatware, glassware, décor and service items, non-alcoholic beverages,  and an impeccable staff many of whom have worked with us for over 18 years. We have also catered sweet little baby or wedding showers where we bring the food, set it up and leave! And, everything in between. Private dinners? Love them. Corporate fundraisers? Bring them on.

Hiring a caterer comes down to trust. We want to build relationships with clients that span decades, and it matters to us that our bride's from the early 2000's can't wait to tell us they are expecting, or share their family photos with us. We catered a 60th birthday celebration in Potomac for a client and also catered her 50th birthday and her son's fabulous bar mitzvah! For us, that's what it’s all about. Being part of people's sweetest life moments, nourishing their bodies and souls.

We work with budgets of all different shapes and sizes and treat every client the same. No judgement! We’re simply happy you called or emailed us. We feel deeply honored to take part in your events, no matter the scale. We’re happy, when you’re happy. End of story, beginning of our relationship.


Client Love!

WOW! Just attended best wedding reception ever! Started with signature drinks and staff circulating with amazing appetizers. Dinner was to die for! Homemade rolls, Minda's signature salad (almost too pretty to eat) You get the picture...dinner was 5 star melt in your mouth tenderloin over a yummy mashed potato AND crab cakes, fresh asparagus. The coffee bar and dessert bar put any coffee house/bakery to shame! Then there was the wedding was the prettiest cake I have ever seen. Ever. Incredible.

~Cheryl Rimel

Minda and her team catered our daughter's wedding reception. We had a change of venue with only a week's notice and Minda did not miss a beat. She championed the cause and by her professionalism was able to pull off an even more fabulous wedding and reception at an amazing site! The set up, décor, cocktail reception, seated dinner and desert were delicious and lovely. Her staff is professional, helpful and friendly. You have a very experienced, talented and caring professional when you work with Minda and her team! @Love and Dishes Catering

~Donna Binney

Minda's food is simply magical. Every bite is truly unique and amazing.

~ Stacie Spencer

They say that buying a house, having a baby & getting married are the top 3 most stressful life events. They say that being a part of the wedding planning is super stressful - but Minda Merwin Metz - you not only outdid yourself (how is that possible?) you took away the stress & enjoyed yourself in the process. Saying thank you does not even begin to express how Fabulous, Fantastic, FUN! Eddie & Jenna's Wedding was. Not to mention how beautiful you made it... and did I mention the food yet???? OMG. Can't wait to see the photos! A Gazillion X's & O's to my Sister and Love & Dishes Catering!!

~Maureen Nichols

Great food, great service, and all of the guests were pleased. Highly recommend!

~Peter Murray

Loved all your wonderful food at the wedding yesterday. Beautiful food and beautiful presentation!

~Faye Emerson Rowe

Minda's pie bar was the talk of our wedding!! She brought what I had in my head to life with a box of assorted display items and pretty much just the words "county fair" from me. In addition to being beautiful, the pies were delicious and our guests raved about them. Minda was also wonderful to work with and always very responsive. If you're looking for something special,
hire her!

~Hanah Thompson

I had a wedding that surpassed my every dream and it was only possible because of the incredible talent of Minda Metz. Every last detail was not only handled but elevated to a place of elegance that exceeded every expectation - I did not have to worry about a single thing. Hiring her was THE BEST decision I have ever made (well, second only to the saying yes to the groom 🙂

She is a consummate professional who brings years of experience into executing special events. From how many bottles of wine to order to how to stage the reception area to what napkins go best with the table linens, Mindy has the answer. Her photos speak for themselves and if it's possible, everything tastes even better than it looks. Her staff is polite, friendly, and there to ensure the comfort of your guests in every way.

If you have the opportunity to have Love and Dishes cater your next event, DO IT. It will be the best decision you ever make!

~Andrea Phillips

Ready to plan your next event? Contact us today for a free quote!