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 using her home kitchen as a base. As she continued to follow her passion, she founded Susan Gage Caterers in 1986. Through her hard-work and belief in using only the highest quality ingredients and caring staff, she 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 our reputation, SGC is a seven-day-a-week enterprise with more than 3500 parties each year, nearly $20 million in annual sales and was recently ranked as the top caterer in Washington DC by The Washington Post.
The company, located in Landover, Maryland, now operates out of a 32,000 square foot facility which includes a full commercial kitchen, sales offices, warehouse and more than 150 full-time employees. SGC continues to rely on those qualities that made it’s business successful from the start – 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 we give to intimate dinner parties. SGC works with talented florists, musicians, tent companies and party planners to ensure 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.