While our roots are in Eastern and Western NC barbecue, Southland BBQ by Rocky Top Catering offers a menu chocked full of regional barbecue cuisines that satisfies everyone’s taste buds. In-house smoked NC pulled pork, Texas style beef brisket and St. Louis ribs are just some of the many regional specialties our chefs have perfected. Pair any of these with our scratch made sides, sauces and desserts and you’ve got a meal that will be the talk of the town. We can drop off and deliver to your home or office. Or let us fully cater your next event and share the Southland love with family and friends.

A Taste of Home

Our barbecue roots began in North Carolina, but our chefs are versed in “all things BBQ,” including NC pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs and Texas style beef brisket. Our in-house smoking process captures all the delicious, mouth-watering flavors and aromas. And then there’s the sides, fixin’s and desserts — all scratch made using fresh, quality ingredients. Home cooking that you don’t have to cook!

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Crowd Pleasers

Eastern or western BBQ. Brisket or ribs. Collards or grits. Macaroni & cheese or green beans. Banana pudding or peach cobbler. Who says you have to pick just one? Our BBQ catering packages allow you to customize your event to match your tastes. Choose your meats, entrées and scratch made sides, fixin’s and desserts to create a menu that will please the whole crowd.

Shindigs to Soirees

We cater everything from wedding receptions to rehearsal dinners, class and family reunions, birthday celebrations, neighborhood cookouts, corporate events and more. From 20 people to a herd of folks, we bring the tastes and traditions to your special event with a level of service that would make our mamas proud.

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Read Google reviews from some of our clients.

  • 5 star review  Delicious barbecue, macaroni and cheese, and fried-on-the-spot hushpuppies, with fantastic service. Highly recommended!

    thumb Michael Harrison
    10/27/2019
  • 5 star review  Great to work with from planning through execution. Our guests loved the food and the catering team left our office sparkling clean. I especially like how my rep Kayla had suggestions when I asked for ways to trim my budget a bit in ways that still delivered a high-quality experience. I'd love to work with them again.

    thumb Shelley Bainter
    4/11/2019
  • 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  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  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
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