Who We


After managing an ice cream franchise store that closed down in 1998, Eric Staggers convinced a few friends to take a leap of faith with him and open up their own catering business, Paradise Ice Cream Inc.


 By developing a homemade ice cream recipe that "wowed" customers, they managed to find a growing client base.


Paradise Catering  brings a vibrant and upbeat  tropical-themed experience to traditional ice cream catering! Clients can also enjoy gourmet desserts, fried treats, and seasonal dishes when the summer draws to an end. Within the DC Metropolitan area, Paradise engages in the community by providing vending services at schools, sporting events, and festivals! 


When the COVID pandemic hit, Paradise introduced the curbside element! Twenty years later, son, Nathan Staggers, has  redesigned the Paradise menu to include everyday customers with drive-by pickup orders.  Now more than ever there is love in every delicious bite!

Homemade. Quality. Care

Fresh and delicious ingredients are prepared while the ice cream is going through the machine. 


After coming out the machine, the homemade ice cream goes into a dish to get mixed with ingredients.


The ice cream is then carefully topped off into containers, and put into the freezer to seal the deliciousness!