Wilder Catering has been serving up hospitality for over 20 years originally starting with The Wild Orchid Cafe an award winning restaurant in Annapolis, Md.
Karen Wilder and her innovative team of event professionals have years of collective experience in developing and executing first rate events.
Karen began her career as Director of Catering at Walls Catering in Dallas Texas , excelled as Owner/Chef at Riverbottom Riches and Dettermans Catering in Dallas, Tx where she was the personal caterer for many Martha Stewart events in the area. After moving to the Annapolis area, Karen was the director of catering for Company’s Coming Inc and The Wild Orchid Cafe which she co – owned with husband Chef Jim Wilder. Karen together with her culinary team has catered to many dignitaries and political figures – Larry King, Jimmy Carter, Roger Staubach, Martha Stewart and the late and great John McCain – and many others.
The result is an expertly executed, highly creative event designed especially for each client i n the most cost efficient manner possible. Karen and her team are noted for their unique and artistic presentation and attention to detail.
Because of the close relationship with the Fresh Farm Markets in Annapolis and DC, Wilder Catering Kitchen sources products from those farmers or uses only the finest locally produced and sustainable items. Fortunate and successful in her career, Karen feels strongly that giving back to the Maryland community that supports her is an integral part of business.