Royal Oak Catering Company
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Royal Oak Catering Company’s philosophy is classic in its goal…Great product, well prepared and beautifully served. This may include private dinners, rehearsal dinners as well as wedding receptions, fine dining, special events and barbeques. When planning these events, the customer’s ideas and concerns are paramount to the company. Add to that mix our ability and unlimited imagination and a great event is born.

Every customer is important to our company and the close relationships that are formed will help make up the backbone of the Royal Oak Catering Company.

Doug Stewart has been a lifelong resident of Talbot County, with his education beginning as a graduate of Easton High School as well as Chesapeake College’s Culinary School.

Doug has been in the food service industry for eighteen years, beginning his career at Latitude 38 Bistro in Oxford, Maryland while still in high school. After completing his degree from Chesapeake College, he was promoted to Sous Chef at Latitude 38 Bistro. Additionally, he was a Sous Chef at the Old Inn at Easton working under Chef Andrew Evans and then at Mitchum’s Steakhouse in Trappe, Maryland.

In 2009, Doug returned to Latitude 38 Bistro as Executive Chef of restaurant, catering and events. In 2013, he joined Mitchum’s Steakhouse and Pizzaco as Executive Chef and General Manager. In 2014, Doug assumed the position of executive chef and partner of The River House at the Easton Club.

Laura Poole, Catering Director has been with the Royal Oak Catering Company since the very beginning.  She brings 12 years event management experience with her and a degree in Marketing.  She has a certificate in Event Planning from Chesapeake College.  Aside from being professional she has knack for making people feel comfortable, listening to what a client might like and paying close attention to detail.  She and her husband have 3 grown children and make their home in Stevensville.

Our staff is responsible for making your celebration a successful and memorable experience. They will help you choose the right mix of vendors to meet your needs and will coordinate all areas of your celebration be it a large or small wedding, rehearsal or private dinners or a BBQ, working closely with florist, tent and rental companies to help create your event.

Exclusive Venues



Royal Oak Catering Company is happy to announce the addition of our new Restaurant, The Bistro St. Michaels!

When dining at The Bistro you’ll find modern food that is steeped in traditional culinary flavors for American cuisine with a European flair.

We hope that you take the time to dine with us.

Click here to see more the Bistro has to offer. 


For over 18 years, Chef Doug Stewart has been creating memorable dining experiences in both private venues and prestigious restaurants. Partnered with a strong team, knowledge and experience, the Royal Oak Catering Company was formed.

We realize that planning a wedding can be quite overwhelming. Our professional event coordinators are available to work closely with you taking your wishes and dreams and making them a reality.

Whether it’s your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, Chef Stewart brings fresh new ideas to the table.



CONTACT US 410-490-5123