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Our Story

At J. Burke Catering, we've passionate about delicious food, locally sourced and free of ingredients you can’t pronounce since 2010. We’ve been delighting our customers with innovative and health-conscious options that taste amazing. Whether you're too busy to cook dinner at home, need lunch for that business meeting or corporate training event, we'll make sure you enjoy a memorable culinary experience. We strive to promote a balanced, seasonal menu blending innovative and health-conscious options, all the while fresh, organic ingredients and never sacrificing taste or quality. We welcome the opportunity to deliver you the best service in the industry.

 

Joe Burke, Owner

With over 24 years of experience in the catering and event industry, Joe Burke shares that experience and passion as the head J. Burke’s Catering. Joe's love for the food business began in high school when he worked as a raw bar chef at Annapolis’ favorite McGarvey's.  Joe worked his way to Production Supervisor for the well-known South Florida culinary events company Lasso the Moon. While working at Lasso the Moon, Joe was responsible for managing upscale weddings for 150-300 guests and large upscale events such as the Miami Zoo's Ball of the Wild. After graduating, Joe moved to Boston to further pursue his catering career, becoming the Director of Catering for Bakers' Best Catering, an award-winning Boston caterer. Joe gained valuable experience in Bakers' Best thriving corporate catering business, specializing in corporate lunches, breakfasts and meetings. The opportunity at Bakers’ developed Joe’s skills in the planning, culinary and operations aspects of events.  Upon moving back to Maryland in 2006 Joe worked as a Special Events Manager for Dave & Busters’ before founding J. Burke Catering in 2010.

Education:

Masters of Science, Hospitality Management from Florida International University

Bachelors of Arts, Business Management from Washington College

Our Services

Buffet Style

Corporate Events

At J. Burke Catering, we understand the importance of making a lasting impression at corporate events. Our professional team delivers sophisticated and delectable catering solutions, whether it's a business luncheon, a product launch, or a corporate event. We provide gourmet breakfasts, box lunches, appetizers, buffets, banquets, and more! Our food is made fresh to order and delivered with professionalism.

​JBC knows that catering is about more than well prepared, delicious food. Good food is a given, especially with us.  We understand that each of our clients has a distinct set of needs.  Our mission is to become more than just a caterer but a partner with our clients, making sure your needs are understood and realized.  Customized menu planning, dietary restrictions, and superior customer service; it's how we earn your business every day.

We can accommodate any special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc.). Please place your order at least 36 hours in advance (or 48 hours for orders over 100 guests). We can sometimes accommodate last minute orders so don’t be afraid to check with us.

Orders can be received Monday-Thursday, 9AM - 3PM and Friday 9AM – 12PM. Orders for Monday must be received and confirmed by 12PM on the preceding Friday.

Family Dinners
(COMING JUNE 2024)

Family dinner night is now covered! J. Burke Catering offers a selection of delicious dinner specials that will keep you and your tribe eating locally, healthy and clean!

We’re known for our commitment to beautifully prepared, delicious, wholesome foods.  We strive to promote a balanced, seasonal menu blending innovative and health-conscious options, all the while fresh, organic ingredients and never sacrificing taste or quality.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Prepared Meals

J. Burke Catering Market 
(COMING FALL 2024)

J. Burke’s Market is our humble reinvention of The Take Out storefront located in Linthicum, MD; an adventurous taste of what JBC has to offer. We offer locally grown or raised meat, poultry and dairy, local gourmet dry goods, prepared salads and dinner options! Hot dinners, rotisserie meals and more.

​Stop in to check-out our deli case for daily creative menu additions. 

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