Folake, our very dear friend, has always had a passion for cooking. She is EXCELLENT at what she does!

It does not matter whether it is Nigerian or international cuisine, she will dish out the very best. We can testify to this because we have utilized her services many times over the years, and she has NEVER disappointed us. Although we live in New Jersey and she lives in Maryland, distance has never been a barrier to enjoying her services. She is never late - she usually gets to all her catering assignments much earlier than scheduled so as to make adequate arrangements for the event.

We had a big 60th birthday party on August 21, 2010, and guests from that party are still commenting on how delicious and tasty her food was. The display was grand! This is proof that her product is the best around here.

We highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in having a quality service for their event - she is simply The Best!!

~ Ore & Deola Soluade. New Jersey.


Mrs Ogunduyile and her team (Flourish Palm LLC) provided catering services for our wedding in April 2011. It was a delight to work with her. Her professionalism and high standard of service was evident in all our communications, from the planning to the execution. She was also very flexible and was careful to provide service that was unique to our taste and preference. She was also punctual, which is very important for an event. Our guests were very impressed with the food and we did not hesitate in referring them to her for their own catering needs in the future. Thanks Flourish Palm for adding the touch of culinary excellence to our day!

~ Mayowa and Bunmi Ogunbayo


"How does one describe delicious Nigerian food cooked by one of the most incredible cooks I know? Well to do that is to describe Ms. Folake, Flourish Palm's veteran chef schooled in the art of preparing tasty Nigerian cuisine!

I have known Ms. Folake for at least a decade or more, it began when I needed to order some meat pies and sausage rolls for an event. Everyone began raving about Ms. Folake's meat pies and sausage rolls. So we ordered them and they were wiped out fast! After that we ordered more food from her for various catering events like birthday parties like jollof rice, fried rice, moin moin, fried plantains, chicken, fish and of course the delicious meat pies and sausage rolls, My late father liked her food so much we ordered food from Folake for him. His favorite was her efo soup, pounded yam, and yam porrige, hmmm...writing this has made me hungry, I think I need to place my order for some food..."

~ Rosemarie from Washington, D.C.


"My first taste of Flourish Palms's food was at my cousin's wedding; I remember eating her food and going back for seconds. I also saw a lot of guests going back for seconds and as you may know, we Nigerians love our food but it has to have quality and taste for us to go back for seconds. Since then, my husband and I have used her at various occasions such as my surprise birthday party, his surprise birthday party, my bridal shower and just recently our wedding.

I will recommend her catering service to anyone who is looking for a great variety of Nigerian cuisine and also for great American food staple such as Tilapia, Mixed vegetable and appetizers like crab cakes and coconut shrimp. She is very personable and welcoming and she is great at making you feel loved. I always look forward to calling her and placing my order with her because I know that at the end of our conversation, I will always hear those touching words "God Bless you my daughter" and that definitely puts a smile on my face.

If you are looking for a catering service with great quality food and great customer service, then you have found one with Flourish Palm."

~ Nneka and Charlie Kalu