Goodness, served buffet style.

Rita B. Catering

Specializing in down home food and service with a smile, we welcome you to Rita B. Catering. We’re a family of folks who love to eat, cook, and hang out together. 15 years ago, we figured we were so good at those three things, we might as well make a business out of it.

If you’re planning a party, large or small, quaint or grand, in St. Mary’s, Charles, or Calvert County in Southern Maryland, we would love to help make your event a hit...and a tasty one at that.

Rita B. Catering Rita B. Catering


Hi there! I’m Rita and I appreciate you stopping by. My husband, Robert, and I started Rita B. Catering as a labor of love over a decade ago. Since then, our company has grown by leaps and bounds, requiring us to hire beyond our immediate family. Now with cousins and nieces and nephews on the payroll, we are so proud to be an extended family-run business!

The vast majority of our business comes from referrals and we think that speaks strongly to the quality of our country cuisine, the personality of our staff, and our commitment to customer satisfaction. We thank you for your considering Rita B. and we look forward to working with you soon.

Rita B. Catering


We offer three menus: hors d'oeuvres, picnic, and dinner. Please look through and determine which best suits your appetite and event. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Hearty Hors d'oeuvres

Entrees Options

  • Turkey
  • Steamship Round (Beef)
  • Pork Loin
  • Fried or Baked Chicken
  • Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Baked Ham
  • Stuffed Ham ($.25 extra per plate)
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Steamed Shrimp
  • Crab Balls
  • Fried Oysters (in season)
  • Crab Imperial
  • Battered Fried Shrimp
  • Seafood Newburg Over Rice
  • Prime Rib ($2.00 extra per plate)

Optional Hors D’oeuvre Table ($2.00 extra per plate)

  • Vegetable Tray: Cauliflower,
    Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumbers, etc.
  • Dips: Vegetable & Ranch
  • Cheese Tray: Soft Roll, Sharp,
    Mild & Hot Pepper
  • Tortilla Chips & Salsa
  • Crackers
  • Fruit (available at an extra

All Plates Include

  • Parsley Potatoes
    or Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
    or Red Potatoes
  • Seasoned Green Beans
    or Corn
  • Cole Slaw
  • Macaroni Shrimp Salad
  • Pickled Beets
  • Peaches
    or Applesauce
  • Pickle & Olive Tray
  • Rolls & Margarine
  • Coffee & Iced Tea
  • Sugar & Cream

Provided Amenities

  • Skirting & Tablecloths for the
    Food Tables & Drink Table
  • Knives & Forks: Choice of Real
    Silverware or Plastic
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Plates (real
    plates available for an extra
  • Napkins
  • Cups for Beverages
  • Cake Plates & Forks are NOT Provided


  • Fried Chicken or Pork Barbeque
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs


  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Macaroni Shrimp Salad
  • Baked Beans


  • Lettuce & Sliced Tomatoes
  • Cheese & Sliced Onions
  • Ketchup, Mustard & Mayonnaise
  • Hamburger & Hot Dog Rolls


  • Iced Tea with Sugar & Lemons

Provided Amenities

  • Tablecloths for the Food Tables & Drink Table
  • Napkins
  • Cups for Beverages
  • Knives & Forks
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Plates

Hors d’oeuvres

  • Ham on Party Rolls
  • Chicken Salad on Party Rolls
  • Meatballs
  • Wing Dings (Chicken Wings)
  • Pigs-in-Blankets
  • Summer Hard Salami
  • Cocktail Sausage
  • Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
  • Mini Quiche
  • Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Crab Balls
  • Steamed Shrimp


  • Iced Tea & Coffee


  • Tortilla Chips & Salsa
  • Chips & Dip
  • Vegetabe Tray
  • Cheese & Cracker Tray


Rita, Missy, and the whole Team.
Thank you guys so much for all of your hard work!  Shaun and I Appreciate everything you guys have done to make our day special.  You answered all of my emails and questions, and you even boxed up our plates.  It has been SO wonderful to work with Rita B Catering.  One family member even said it was the best wedding food he ever had.  Thank you again.
With Love,
The Kesslers
Shaun and Nelie Shaun and Nelie Kesslers, Thank You!
We are just so thankful to have you helping us out with Hailey's wedding.  To us you are the ONLY choice, Home cooking with Love. 
Fay and Grant Wallace Fay Wallace, Thank You
Rita, Missy and All
Thanks so much for a delicious dinner.  Many compliments on the meal and service. You always do a super job, excellent food and the best customer service always so friendly and professional.  We had a wonderful event and this was a huge part of it.

Thanks Again
Awesome Job
Joan And Wayne Joan and Wayne Thompson