Founded in 2008 by Javier Zerpa, Key Ingredients Catering takes pride in presenting its customers with the personal attention and creativity one expects when hosting an intimate dinner party, even when called upon to create larger and more complex events. We work closely with our customers to sort through the smallest of details and help coordinate colors, themes, linens, china patterns, lighting, tents, photography, transportation, parking, flowers, entertainment, music and more.


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Your Big Day Is Ours Too

You’ve been dreaming about your wedding day for as long as you can remember. Now that it’s finally here, you deserve for it to be perfect in every way. At Key Ingredients, every wedding we design and cater is an opportunity for us to share in that excitement. We love helping couples create the most amazing day of their lives, with the people they care about most. When you tell us what your dream wedding is, we make it happen.

A Perfect Experience Centered Around You

Your wedding should be the ultimate reflection of your personality. Small and quiet or big and loud? Formal and traditional or casual and trendy? We put you at the center of attention throughout the entire planning process and take the time to get to know you as an individual. 


Leave Everything On Us

When planning your next meeting, look our corporate menu and leave everything on us. You will succeed your expectations and enjoy the service, our Business Philosophy is based on:

  • Ingredients

  • Presentation

  • Service


Turn Any Occasion Into A Special Event.

Want to throw a spectacular, unforgettable event? One that your guests will talk about for years? Then bring us your ideas, and our team of event planners and culinary artists will work alongside you to turn your dream event into a reality.


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/ hear from our customers
  • We hired Key Ingredients catering for our big Election Ni...

    We hired Key Ingredients catering for our big Election Night Party this year (200 people), and they were absolutely wonderful! Shoutout to Carla Bettini, who was so helpful, professional, and friendly throughout the entire process. Everyone said that the food was great at our party, and the decorations and decor that came with the catering spread was absolutely beautiful! 6/5 stars! I had such a great experience with this catering should definitely hire them for your next event!

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Aubrey M.

    Best catering experience! Great food and service.
  • KIC was outstanding. The food was not only very well prepared but very good quality and exquisite...

    KIC was outstanding. The food was not only very well prepared but very good quality and exquisitely presented. They set the tables and even added runners at no extra cost. They worked very hard to ensure that everything was perfect for my daughter's wedding. This is the first time I have to organize a wedding reception and dinner and I relied on Javier and his team to make sure the details were taken care of. Excellent value and service! Thank you for making such effort and ensuring this was an amazing night for all of us.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Elvira B.

    My daughter's wedding
  • My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better experience...

    My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better experience with a catering company. This was our first event planned together and key ingredients made it a breeze. From the first meeting to the day of the wedding everything went smoothly and according to plan. We were very happy to have sampled the food before the event and we're pleased with all the choices and quality of the food we selected. Key ingredients also provided us a great selection of tablecloths and decoration for a reasonable price. Their staff was very respectful and friendly they did a great job setting everything up in a very short period of time. All in all it was a great job done at a fair price.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Mr&Mrs C.

    Great service from beginning to end


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Key Ingredients Catering

8551 Ziggy Lane,

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Phone. 2404745158

Fax. 2406543874