Remove some of the stress from holiday preparations by relying on area restaurants to cater your event. These small businesses specialize in pleasing local customers, and they provide a range of options whether you are putting together a company breakfast or hosting a Christmas Eve feast for family and friends. All of these restaurants can customize menus, and they offer gluten-free and vegetarian selections.
Angel’s Food Market
4681 Mountain Road, Pasadena
If you want to make everything simple this season, you can start with the holiday deal meal from Angel’s. Choose turkey or ham; green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, or stuffing as sides; and a dessert of apple or pumpkin pie, or custard. Also available for order are a variety of salads, cakes, pies, bread, rolls and more.
Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant
350 Mountain Road, Pasadena
Treat guests to authentic Italian cuisine from Bella Napoli. Catered menu options include antipasti, like bruschetta and calamari, and main courses like New York or Sicilian pan pizza, baked ziti or homemade lasagna. The restaurant offers an award-winning cream of crab soup. Events may range from large pizza parties to full-service wedding receptions, and delivery is also available. Bella Napoli can accommodate private parties up to 55 people in Palma’s Room at the restaurant, and the main dining room — accommodating up to 80 — is also a possibility. Please provide at least 48 hours of notice for catering requests and more time for large orders. Bella Napoli is closed on Mondays, but orders may be placed and picked up ahead of time.
553 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park
A hometown favorite, Garry’s Grill works with customers to design menus that fit specific budgets and tastes. From straightforward continental breakfasts to tailgating gatherings and elegant holiday weddings, Garry’s offers a range of fare inspired by favorites right off its restaurant menu. Visit the website for catering suggestions, and know that anything is possible. Garry’s employs a full-time baker, provides cake tastings ahead of ordering, and even offers full-service bartenders for events. Delivery and service staff are available, depending on client needs. Please provide advance notice for large orders.
Glory Days Grill
7939 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie
Glory Days Grill is a sports-themed, family-friendly American grill and bar that combines a menu of freshly prepared appetizers, entrees and sandwiches with entertainment that appeals to all ages. Glory Days Grill offers a full bar, to-go services, catering and banquet/party facilities. Many locations have private rooms and patios available for parties and events.
Green Valley Marketplace
1238 Bay Dale Drive, Arnold
8095 Edwin Raynor Boulevard, Pasadena
410-757-0505, 410-255-0070, www.greenvalleymarketplace.com
For party planning made easy and delicious, try Green Valley Marketplace, which has steamed shrimp, loaded circle subs, chicken wings and tenders, meat and cheese trays, hummus and veggie trays, bread bowls and more. While 24 hours of notice is requested for those orders, desserts from the Lauer’s Luscious Bakery can be picked up anytime. Try pumpkin rolls or pies made from scratch, and apple cinnamon or pumpkin bread baked fresh. Store hours are daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm in Arnold and 7:00am to 10:00pm in Pasadena. Thanksgiving hours are 6:00am to 4:00pm.
552 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park
31 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena
410-544-3344, 410-439-1955, www.ledopizza.com
Lasagna, pizza, and salads are popular catering items from Ledo Pizza. The restaurant caters lunches, dinners, and parties and offers delivery to nearby locations for orders over $250. Ledo is a Super Bowl party fan favorite. Delicious desserts like cookies, brownies, and individual cakes — in a variety of flavors like strawberry shortcake, red velvet or carrot cake — are available. Order 24 to 48 hours in advance if possible, and provide additional notice for large groups. The Severna Park restaurant has a second dining room that can be rented for private events.
Two Rivers Steak & Fish House
4105 Mountain Road, Pasadena
Whether you’re hosting a simple cocktail party, a hearty buffet or an elegant plated dinner, Two Rivers offers many options to suit your unique needs. Here are some of the many items offered: Italian meatballs, steak bites, shrimp and grits, seared ahi tuna, spinach and artichoke dip, mini crab cakes, barbecue oysters, Tuscan chicken pasta, baked ziti, chicken Chesapeake, lobster pasta, garlic mashed potatoes, and sweet potato mash.
Vida Taco Bar
541 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park
The “farm-to-taco” establishment in the heart of Severna Park offers catering for offsite gatherings and has private event space at the restaurant. The menu includes shared items like guacamole, nachos and ceviche, as well as traditional and nontraditional tacos. Visit the website and fill out a catering inquiry form to provide details about your needs. Vida’s climate-controlled patio is one of the largest in the area. The restaurant can accommodate up to 100 people for private events, and its build-your-own taco bar and dip stations are popular. Vida Taco Bar in Severna Park is closed on Mondays.