Pineapple Alley Catering, Inc.


Incorporated in 1994 Pineapple Alley Catering has gained a fine reputation by utilizing only the best ingredients, preparing each dish with care and imagination, and providing presentations that are both unique and beautiful.

Tom Mueller and Nancy Goodier are owners of Pineapple Alley Catering, Inc..  Nancy Goodier has worked for The Capital Hilton and as a caterer for the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, V.A..  Tom Mueller is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has trained with various restaurants and caterers in the Washington, D.C. area.

Pineapple Alley caterers all over the Metropolitan Washington area, however also operates Mount Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.   An original Calvert home, this lovely historic mansion on one thousand wooded acres provides a perfect setting for weddings and your most important celebrations.

Pineapple Alley Catering offers customized service that is tailored to meet your individual needs.

Our clients include a prestigious list of individuals, corporations and government agencies.

What's in a Name.......

We are frequently asked about the origin of our name.

The Pineapple was chosen because it has long been the symbol of hospitality. In Colonial days sea captains would bring a pineapple home from distant shores and place it on the front gate as an invitation for the community to share in his hospitality.

The Alley part of our name comes from one of the most gracious and beautiful of our cities, Charleston, South Carolina. If you have ever had the pleasure of strolling down one of it's alleys with walled gardens, the fragrance of honeysuckle and magnolia blossoms and feel the gentle breezes from the water that surrounds Charleston you'll understand why Alley is part of our name.

When you engage Pineapple Alley Catering you will experience an ambiance of easy elegance and professional service. We are always aware that whether your event is large or small, formal or casual, you want it to be memorable for your guests. Our staff is trained to cater to their every need; From wiping your youngest guests sticky chin to making sure your oldest guest has everything they need without moving from their favorite chair.

The Pineapple is the symbol of hospitality....

Pineapple Alley is the symbol of elegant entertaining....

Seared Maine Scallops with Foie Gras and Spring Pea Puree