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.

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UNIQUE EVENTS DESIGNED FOR YOU

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.

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GROUP CHEF EXPERIENCES

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!

TEAM BATTLE

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!

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ON THE QUIET SIDE

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.

DON’T TAKE IT FROM US

Read Google reviews from some of our clients.

  • Choosing a caterer can be a very long and tedious process. My husband and I looked at six vendors but went to Rocky Top first. One of our goals was to have tacos present, one of our favorite foods, at our wedding. Once we heard taco bar, we were sold. Vicky was responsive and very laid back throughout the whole process. We chose catering and alcohol from Rocky Top and could not have been happier. Our guests could not stop raving about the food! They kept going back up for more and choosing different servers so they would not know HAHA.

    thumb Genevieve Prevete
    October 23, 2019
  • Never tried your food but you deserve 5 stars for helping people in need.

    thumb Karen Cockerel
    April 27, 2020
  • Thank you Jeff and all the staff at Rocky Top for your services at our Rehearsal Dinner at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The service was excellent, the meal exceptional and planning a breeze. Thank you for your contributions to a very memorable evening! We love Rocky Top!

    thumb M R
    March 3, 2020
  • Rocky Top catered our wedding, they were nothing short of excellent. To this day I have yet to find better tasting food with such a variety of dishes from a catering company. Their food is better then most restaurants in Raleigh. Highly recommend!

    thumb Gregory Williams
    July 23, 2021
  • We cannot say enough wonderful things about how EXCELLENT Rocky Top and especially, Jeff Besselman, are. We chose Rocky Top before we even finalized our venue because we knew Rocky Top had top-notch food and an equally excellent reputation, but they KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK for our wedding. Our entire experience from moment one was outstanding. Jeff spent a significant amount of time getting to know us in our consult to make sure that our catering selections matched both our personalities as well as the type of experience we wanted to give our guests. He was always available by phone or email and was super patient with our multiple menu revisions. Our guests kept coming up to us during the reception to tell us how amazing the food was and how delicious the cocktails were. They are STILL talking about it two weeks later! The servers who personally attended to us during the reception were always there to make sure we had something to eat, and a drink in our hand. Rocky Top and Jeff went above and beyond to make sure our day was incredible and they far exceeded our expectations. We would give them TEN stars if we could!!

    thumb Jennifer Dye
    June 27, 2021
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