We chose Rocky Top Catering to cater our wedding on 10/22/23 at the Merrimon-Wynne House and we could not be happier that we did!
We worked closely with Vicki throughout the whole process, and she was INCREDIBLE (literal angel). During our initial phone call, we had a lot of questions about the catering menu and selection process, and Vicki was very patient with answering them all. Additionally, we didn't know if we wanted to go with a plated or a buffet style meal, so she took the time to write up a proposal for both options to help make our decision a little easier.
Once we selected our food options, Vicki was able to schedule a tasting for us to make sure that everything on the menu was to our liking, and let me tell you... my now husband and I talked about that tasting for DAYS it was that good. We were blown away with how flavorful and well-balanced every dish was. The portions were great, and they even sent us home with leftovers, which was totally unexpected. We left that tasting beyond happy that we chose RTC as our caterer, but also super sad that we had to wait so long until we could eat their food again at our wedding!
On the day of our wedding, the service that RTC provided was exceptional. Our day-of point person Latoya made sure to introduce herself as soon as she got there, and ensured us that she was here to help with anything we needed throughout the day. Although a lot of people warned us that the bride and groom barely have time to eat, the RTC team made sure that my husband and I did not go hungry. For the passed hors d'oeuvres, they made us a plate full of all 4 options so we didn't miss anything during cocktail hour. For dinner, we decided to go with a buffet style, but the RTC team put together a plate for my husband and I so that we didn't have to leave our table. For our late night bite, someone from the RTC team made sure to hand deliver us sliders (10/10 recommend) even though we were non-stop dancing on the dance floor. We both agreed that everything we ate that day was just as good, if not better than we remembered from our tasting!
As for our guests, they also could not stop raving about how amazing the food was. Both of our families LOVE to eat, and they all agreed that everything we had on our menu exceeded their expectations. The food was hot, well-prepared, and portions were large enough to keep everyone full throughout the entire night. They especially couldn't stop talking about the slow braised beef short ribs - they literally fell apart in your mouth and people couldn't stop going back for more. At the end of the night, we were sent home with leftovers once again, which was exactly what we needed the day after lots of fun and celebrations.
Overall, I cannot recommend Rocky Top Catering enough to anyone looking for a caterer for their big day. They will go above and beyond for you, and make sure that everyone (even the bride and groom) will leave full and happy by the end of it all. If you want your wedding day to be remembered for it's top tier food and service, then I highly encourage you to book with RTC. Thank you once again to Vicki, Latoya, and the rest of the RTC team for making our wedding day the BEST DAY EVER!!