Social Events

Birthday parties, engagement parties, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, quinseañeras — Rocky Top Catering loves being a part of important milestones in our clients’ lives. We are a special event caterer that takes a tailored approach with each and every client we serve. This allows us to customize all of your event’s details — menu, presentation and décor — to your vision. We believe that delicious, creative cuisine and exceptional service are the essential ingredients for making your event unforgettable.

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CATERING MENU

Our chefs translate their passion for food and gourmet flair into every aspect of our catering menu. We don’t limit ourselves, or our clients, to a standard. Thinking of a flavor you can’t forget from your favorite summer vacation? Yearning for a taste reminiscent of your family’s cultural background? Our seasonal menus ensure that you have fresh, sustainable and local cuisine. And everything that comes from our kitchen is made from scratch in house by our one of a kind culinary team.

SAMPLE MENUS

Our catering menus are versatile to accommodate any size event or theme, and we pay attention to every detail, from taste to presentation. Our sample packages represent a range of menu and service options to help you plan your vision.

DON’T TAKE IT FROM US

Read Google reviews from some of our clients.

  • 5 star review  Provided Wedding Reception Dinner Vicki, I just wanted to thank-you and the rest of your team for delivering a wonderful meal for Casey and Will’s reception! From taking care of the fact that we didn’t make it to the biscuit bar during the cocktail hour. I’m sorry that I missed that and the rest of the cocktail hour spread but as good hosts we were talking with everyone. I received nothing but positive feedback on the quality of the food. I was nervous that the fried chicken wouldn’t be as good as it was at the tasting it was. Which means it was as good as my grandmother’s on Sunday’s after church. I also received many positive comments on the brisket and the barbeque. We had high expectations for a dream day for Will and Casey, our family, and guests. Rocky Top played a big part in exceeding our expectations! We all are big fans! Father of the Bride

    thumb Mel King
    4/12/2019
  • 5 star review  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
    6/27/2021
  • 5 star review  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
    3/03/2020
  • 5 star review  As a part of the event industry, I have experienced their food hundreds of times and it's always a delight. From quick bites passed on trays, to full, multi-course meals, they are professional and will have guests talking about the food long after the event has passed.

    thumb James Walters
    8/20/2020
  • 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
    9/14/2020
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