Bunny Dwin, one of Baltimore's best-known caterers, is giving up the chore of running her own business and is joining forces with one of the largest catering businesses in the Baltimore area.
Ms. Dwin, whose Bunny Dwin Caterers feeds partygoers at about 1,000 private and corporate functions each year, will begin work today at Classic Catering People, said Eddie Dopkin, president of Classic.
Mr. Dopkin said that recruiting Ms. Dwin was "a very positive move" for Classic Catering, which has about 200 employees at its commissary in Owings Mills.
"She has a lot of nice corporate accounts that hopefully will stay with her," Mr. Dopkin said. "She's a wonderful cook. Her hands-on knowledge is incredible."
Ms. Dwin, who launched her business in 1978, said this week that shutting down her Fells Point commissary and joining Classic as an employee will allow her to devote more time to the aspects of the business she enjoys the most.
"I will be able to be more creative and devote more time to the parties and the clients," she said.
She emphasized that clients who have booked Bunny Dwin Caterers will still get Bunny Dwin but that she will be working for the much-larger Classic Catering. "The food is coming from their kitchen, but nothing is changing," she said.