Zeffert & Gold’s Caterer Biographies

Aaron GoldOwner
Aaron Gold, a partner in Zeffert & Gold, has served guests at many of the most elegant and historic venues in Baltimore and Washington for over 20 years. Aaron’s expertise is in the creation of eclectic and adventurous events and cuisine, skills he brings to the coordination of events for social and corporate clients.

All primary employees have Serve Safe Certification

Monroe ZeffertOwner
Monroe Zeffert, a partner in Zeffert & Gold, has offered wonderful food and great service to his clients for over 25 years, developing a reputation for his exceptional ability to work with hosts to coordinate a successful event. Monroe is skilled in event planning and has knowledge of all the event locations in the Greater Baltimore-Washington area.

All primary employees have Serve Safe Certification

Matthew GoldCreative Director
Matt is our Creative Director and has worked at Zeffert and Gold Catering since he was thirteen. He has worked in all aspects of the business including event planning, event management, and menu creation. He currently works to create innovative ideas to amaze your guests. When Matt is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs Kirby and Chandler.
Matt Campion Executive Chef
Matt Campion has over 15 years of kitchen experience to our team. He graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s in hospitality management. After spending years in NYC and DC catering, he moved home to Maryland on a mission to bring fun, creative, and high quality food to our kitchen.
Daniel ElardoCulinary Director
Daniel Elardo came to Zeffert & Gold as the Corporate Chef in 2001 after training at esteemed regional establishments including The Center Club, Harryman House, and Hamilton Street Club. Daniel supervises our purchasing and handles our new product introduction.
Ben SmithGeneral Manager
Ben Smith was born into the hospitality industry and worked every position in his grandparents restaurants while spending his summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After graduating from the University of Maryland- Baltimore County, he found himself working in the corporate restaurant world before joining the Zeffert and Gold team in May 2017. Ben is Z&G’s General Manager and oversees the day-to-day operations of the warehouse, the fleet unit, all staffing needs, and is one of our best event managers.