Meet Susan & Chappall

Susan Gage began her catering career creating parties for friends from her home in suburban Washington. A self-taught chef, Susan initially catered with several friends in her local community, using her home kitchen as a base. She started Susan Gage Caterers in 1986 and through her hard-work and belief in using only the highest quality ingredients built a reputation for unsurpassed quality . In 2001, Susan’s son, Chappall, joined the company. A former military officer, with an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, Chap has helped Susan oversee the company’s careful and measured growth. Today, with no advertising other than the reports of many satisfied clients, Susan Gage Caterers is a seven-day-a-week enterprise with more than 2500 parties yearly and $14 million in annual sales and was recently ranked as the top caterer in Washington DC by The Washington Post.

The company, located in Landover, MD, now operates out of a 32,000 square foot facility which includes a full commercial kitchen, sales offices, warehouse, a fleet of vehicles and more than 125 full-time employees. Susan Gage continues to rely on those qualities that made her business successful from its start in 1986 – extraordinary food, meticulous planning, and thoughtful, professional service. The company’s careful growth over the years allows us to give the same attention to detail to parties for more than one thousand people that it gives to intimate dinner parties. Susan Gage Caterers works with the best florists, musicians, tent companies and party planners to assure that all facets of your event will be well-served. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing a level of quality that is unmatched in the Washington, DC area.