Chef Experiences

If you are looking for unique and fun experiences for your family, friends or employees, you’ve found it. Rocky Top Catering offers in-person and virtual cooking classes, team battles, culinary “knife fights,” private beer and wine dinners, and in-home private chef dining experiences. These fun, exciting and unforgettable events make any celebration memorable. Our large catering kitchen in Raleigh is perfectly set up to accommodate in-person and virtual corporate team building events, and we have successfully executed many of these for satisfied clients.



Let us build a customized culinary class or unique event for an upcoming birthday celebration, corporate team building activity, or just an evening out with family and friends. Our chefs and sales managers love crafting events and menus specially designed for you and your group, taking into account your taste, interests and styles.



Virtual Cooking Classes

Our chefs will put together everything you need to cook a delicious meal following the online instruction of one of our chefs. Once the cooking is complete, everyone can enjoy their meals virtually in a Zoom format. Craft cocktails, appetizers and dessert are all included.

Culinary Knife Fight

Enjoy an evening in our kitchen where two of our chefs go head-to-head in a culinary battle. You and your guests will select up to eight secret ingredients that our chefs must use to create your unique dinner. Guests are the judges, so come hungry!


Bring your crew and test your culinary mettle. Your group will be divided into teams and paired with our chefs to create a secret ingredient driven meal. Each team will prepare up to three courses, judged by our chef member, and compete for bragging rights!



Private Beer & Wine Dinners

In these intimate dinners, you will have the opportunity to select the perfect pairings for your perfect menu. You will meet with a member of our chef and sales teams to design your own custom five-course pairing.

In-Home Chef Experiences

We bring our expertise to you for these experiences. Our team will craft a delicious menu and drink pairings that you and your guests will enjoy in the comfort of your kitchen. We do all the work — you sit back and relax.

To learn more, email Carol Sasseen or give her a call at 919 850.2340 ext. 101.


Read Google reviews from some of our clients.

  • 5 star review  Our wedding Alcohol/Bartender/Caterer Vendor. They are great!!!

    thumb Haifeng Liu
    September 28, 2020
  • 5 star review  Rocky Top did an excellent job catering our wedding. They were incredibly responsive to every request we had, and worked with us to create a very unique and personalized menu based on our family backgrounds. We also appreciated the goodie bag they left for us to take home following our wedding weekend. I would recommend Rocky Top to everyone.

    thumb James Powers
    July 23, 2021
  • 5 star review  We used RTC for our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. We had so many compliments on all the food that we served at both events. Vicki is so personal and coordinated everything from rentals, timeline, food suggestions, etc. We would recommend RTC to any couple getting married, office party, holiday party, or for any event! They were with out a doubt the best caterer we consulted with and we look forward to using them in the future!

    thumb Shawnee Gundry
    February 21, 2020
  • 5 star review  Long story short… go to a Rocky Top tasting, ask for Carol, book Rocky Top! People absolutely loved the food & let’s be honest… great food at a wedding is important. Guests complimented us on everything from the short ribs to the asparagus… I even loved the balsamic salad dressing. This is what Rocky Top does; provide delicious food from the main course all the way down to the butter for the bread.

    thumb Ellen Cundiff
    April 20, 2021
  • 5 star review  Our daughter's wedding was suppose to be March 28, 2020 - ceremony at the JC Raulston Arboretum and the reception at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh but then the pandemic hit and everything came to a halt. The wedding was postponed to September 12, 2020 and after a few months of wondering where it would be, the decision was made to have it in our backyard. All along this crazy journey, Jeff helped us navigate through the pandemic planning and created a magical space in our backyard for the ceremony and reception. Words cannot begin to describe how perfect Jeff and his team made this day for our family and friends. Originally the reception was going to be passed hors d'oeuvres with a few stations set up, Jeff kept this idea serving everything to each table family style. The food was fabulous and we received many compliments about the style in which it was served. His staff was so kind and friendly and most importantly, discreet. From helping to move tables after the ceremony to serving the food continuously until everyone had had their fill, clearing tables, to setting up coffee AND leaving leftovers in our refrigerator!! before they departed - we never noticed them working around all of us. Jeff and his staff stayed just the right amount of time, they left shortly after we were done eating. Our daughter and her groom were the very last to leave, she said "she didn't want this night to end." Thank you Jeff, Mike, Liz, Bo and Nick for making her wedding a beautiful memory for us.

    thumb Lisa Briggs
    September 14, 2020
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