INSPIRED BY YOU.
Since becoming a family-run business in 1990, every decision, every detail, every event is like we are planning our own. We work to understand your vision, anticipate your needs, and exceed your expectations. The combined expertise of our core team translates to a service-oriented in wait staff; a creative kitchen and food presentation; efficiently executed timetables; and the very best vendor selection in the region. When you book your event on-site at Richlin, or invite us to serve you elsewhere, you get the knowledge and the care of the whole family.
Steve and his wife Linda have been the owners of Richlin Catering & Event Center since 1990. A graduate of Harford Technical’s School food preparation and management program and the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York, Steve worked in his grandfather’s food service business in Boston before returning to Maryland where he held foodservice positions at Macy’s and the Towson University Club. After becoming the General Manager of the formerly named, Gourmet Ballroom, Steve purchased the facility in 1990 and renamed it the Richlin Ballroom. “Richlin” is a unique blending of Steve’s middle name and his wife Linda’s to firmly establish their new venture as family business. Almost three decades later, Richlin has retained its original footprint, but under Steve’s leadership, the business has expanded to off-site catering at preferred regional venues as well as off-site catering at the client’s choosing. Steve recently changed the business name again to “Richlin Catering & Event Center” to more accurately depict the versatility of the space and their expanding off-site options.
A former executive at Macy’s and the General Manager of Vitali’s Restaurant for 17 years, Linda is our Sales Manager as well as our Wedding & Event Coordinator who exemplifies our commitment to customer service. Many of our reviews will thank Linda by name for her ability to keep everything running smoothly while keeping our hosts stress-free.
Keeping the tradition of hospitality and customer service going, Kristen joined the family business in 2016, with a degree in Business Marketing from University of Delaware. Kristen administers many different tasks such as assisting with personnel, coordinating sales, marketing, and event logistics. Kristen is the youngest daughter of Steve and Linda Vitali, and will follow in their footsteps of working for the family business which was founded over 30 years ago!
With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, including chef positions at The Rusty Scupper, Liberatores, and La Fontaine Bleue, our Executive Chef Darryl Deloach knows what it takes to create a memorable menu for your event. He applies his talent to the entire meal process: planning the menu to ensure tastefully complimentary items; delicately preparing the selections; and creating artful plate designs for optimal presentation.