About Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning

Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning is a leading catering service provider in the Baltimore, Maryland – Washington, DC metropolitan areas (including Greater Baltimore, Washington, DC, and select areas of the mid-Atlantic). Over 25 years, we have built our reputation on quality, accumulating praise for our exceptional service and fresh food. We pride ourselves on creating imaginative, elegant events through a process that is fun and friendly.

We are very proud of our focus on:

At Zeffert and Gold Catering, we are committed to sustainable, green practices throughout our entire business. Zeffert and Gold’s Green Practices Include:

  • Recycling cardboard, metals, paper, and plastic
  • Source Local and/or organic food and beverages when available or appropriate
  • Offer sustainable fish, grass-fed beef and free-range chicken upon request
  • Provide bulk servings of typical single-serve packages (such as coffee creamers, sugar, and juices) upon request
  • Provide filtered water in bulk containers as an alternative to bottled water
  • Use either compostable or recyclable paper goods
  • Employ reusable real china service ware upon request
  • Reuse buffet décor
  • Source event equipment, staffing, flowers, and alcohol suppliers from local sources
  • Maintain sustainable office and kitchen spaces (i.e. motion-censored lighting, LED fixtures, green cleaning products, recycled paper products in bathrooms, composting kitchen scraps)
  • Donate leftover foods to a local food bank
  • Compost all food scraps and coffee grounds
  • Execute zero waste events upon request
  • Provide all applicable waste to biofuel recycling programs
We strongly support Baltimore and Washington area local artisans and farmers by seeking out the best possible ingredients to offer to our clients. At Zeffert and Gold we pride ourselves on developing menus that incorporate seasonal products which excite our clients while being socially responsible.

The support of our business comes from the Greater Baltimore, MD – Washington DC vicinity. Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning believes that by participating in service to our area we strengthen our reputation not only as Maryland’s top caterer, but as members of our community as well. That is why we are active supporters of many of Baltimore’s local charities including, but not limited to Art With A Heart, Associated Catholic Charities, BARCS, Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation, Days End Farm, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Luke’s Wings, Stella Maris, the United Way and many other local schools and religious organizations.

Our executives bring over 80 years combined experience in the business of hospitality and food arts in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Please take a moment to get to know us better by browsing through the biographies of our staff


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Our favorite vendor – would sing from the hilltops!

We LOVED our experience with Zeffert & Gold from beginning to end. Whatever we wanted, they were ready and willing to tailor their services to help us. The prices were up-front; nothing was a surprise. They even had a designated server to make sure that my husband and I ate on the wedding day! And to top it all off – the food was incredible! I would book Z&G 100 times out of a hundred.

Macy E.

OMG Those Crabcakes!

As two foodies, we searched high and low for the right caterer–hoping to find something that could feel both elegant and casual, up-scale and a bit whimsical. Z&G did all that and more. The quality and care the chefs put into bring our vision to life was immediately evident, and the food was impeccable. We are fortunate to have eaten at many top restaurants across the US and are happy to say that the offerings at our wedding were every bit as memorable as those. We STILL dream of their crab cakes and the mashed parsnips and short rib!

Elise J.

Best of the Best

If you don’t want to read a long review: Just hire Zeffert & Gold. Period. One look at Zeffert & Gold’s menu and we were sold. On wedding day, the Z&G team perfectly executed my vision. As if they were able to reach into my brain and see the image of what I wanted, they nailed it and made my wedding dream come true. Our wedding wouldn’t have been as perfect as it was without Zeffert & Gold and I am eternally grateful to them all.

Brienna D.

Run don’t walk to work with z&g

I cannot put into words how amazing the Z&G team are! We ran into multiple wedding planning hitches and the team at Z&G was patient, empathetic, and hard working. I was always impressed with their food and service, but this is a team that goes above and beyond with their communication, their ability to pivot, and
their kindness.

They think of what you don’t, they make you feel like royalty on your wedding day, and they deliver on their product. A double bonus is that all of our other vendors were pumped we were using them — truly a sign of a company that delivers AND is good people.

Catie G.


Zeffert and Gold supported our corporate gala which boosted a Roaring 20’s theme. Their team was completely working in synch throughout the evening. This is our second time using Zeffert and Gold, and both times, they truly delivered a magical evening.

Lisa W.

Best catering, hands down without a doubt

Ok… if you’re not hiring Zeffert and Gold for your wedding then what are you doing? This is, without question, the best food and service around. When I tell you I still have dreams about my wedding food, I am not lying. The food and service provided by Zeffert and Gold is entirely unmatched and we cannot recommend them enough!

Savannah C.

The best wedding food and team!

Every single bite of food was phenomenal! Our wedding guests RAVED about the food and stated that it was some of the best wedding food they had ever eaten! I cannot put into words how much we appreciate all of their hard work to make our wedding day so special. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone 1,000 times over! WE LOVE YOU ZEFFERT AND GOLD CATERING!

Sara T.

Best Wedding Food, Incredible Service!
WOW! Zeffert and Gold was truly incredible on our wedding day. They thought of everything, from making sure drinks were ready to be passed out right after the ceremony ended to helping us with a special toast! Zeffert and Gold took care of so much for the set up and the day of servers were always around and making sure the bride and groom had everything they needed. If you’re looking for a company to bring your day to life, this is the one!

Samantha M.

Best catering company around!!

I don’t even know where to start, but if you are thinking about booking Zeffert as your catering company, DO IT!! The food was absolutely incredible, our guests continued to talk about how amazing everything was and said it was the best wedding catering food they have ever had!! I can’t say enough good things about the entire team but what I can say is you won’t regret working with Zeffert and Gold!

Lynzie F.