Laurels

Best Caterers
in Raleigh
2021

Why These Caterers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh Caterers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Bella Italia Pizzeria and Ristorante

Bella Italia Pizzeria and Ristorante is an authentic Italian bistro that specializes in chicken and veal dishes as well as handmade pizzas. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based restaurant opened in 2001 and has since served freshly made Italian savories, such as Chicken Bella Italia, Veal Saltimbocca, handcrafted cannoli, and pizzas. The chefs also provide expert catering for special occasions. Patrons commend the staff for their commitment to serving delectable food with exceptional service.

Raleigh, NC 27614

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Cannon Catering

Cannon Catering is a family owned catering company in Raleigh, North Carolina that is locally known for its exquisite banquet menu and hors d’oeuvres. The business has over 15 years of experience in full-service event catering and also offers complete dining room presentation and floral design services. The company's full-time staff is highly experienced and certified by Serve Safe.

Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Catering by Design

Catering by Design is an expert catering services provider that has been serving guests in the Cary, North Carolina area for over 16 years. The company specializes in Southern and Italian cuisines and offers catering services for weddings, corporate events, holidays, and social gatherings. The company was granted with the 2012 Service Excellence Pinnacle Award by the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Cary, NC 27511

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Chef Mario's, Inc.

Chef Mario’s, Inc. is a personal chef and catering company that provides corporate catering and meal delivery services to customers in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Owner Mario Huante has more than 18 years of experience in full-service catering and also offers cooking classes and custom menus for clients with dietary restrictions. The company was named as one of the Top 100 North Carolina Small Businesses by Business Leader Media in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Raleigh, NC 27607

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Cook Shack Catering

Cook Shack Catering is a Louisburg, North Carolina-based caterer that focuses on serving gourmet, made-to-order food for any occasion. The catering company was established in 2004 and has since provided sweet and savory dishes in weddings, anniversaries, cocktail parties, and corporate dinners, among other events. The company proudly boasts a five-star rating on WeddingWire.

Louisburg, NC 27549

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Donovan's Dish

Donovan’s Dish is a catering company in Apex, North Carolina that provides delectable food selection for various social events. Its professional team handles services ranging from event catering to gourmet food delivery and is known for their Southern, family-inspired savories. The company was proudly named Catering Professional of the Year by The Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Catering & Events for 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Apex, NC 27502

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Layton's Catering

Layton’s Catering has been providing full-service catering for indoor and outdoor events since 1991. The family owned, Raleigh-North Carolina-based company specializes in corporate events, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, reunions, and anniversaries. Past clients praise them for their value, service quality, and food selection.

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

Mia Francesca Trattoria is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based restaurant that specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. The chefs use the best of local, farm-to-table ingredients to craft Northern Italian dishes from scratch. The restaurant also offers full-service catering menus for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, meetings, and small parties. The restaurant was a proud recipient of the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award from OpenTable.

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Nantucket Grill & Bar

Nantucket Grill & Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina mainly doles out New England style cuisine. The restaurant serves a variety of popular gourmet dishes, including crab cakes, lobster rolls, barbecue pork ribs, filet mignon, Atlantic grilled salmon, and fried seafood platters, among other favorites. The restaurant is proud of their shining ratings on TripAdvisor and Facebook.

Raleigh, NC 27614

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Southern Pasta Company

Southern Pasta Company is a Southern-infused-Italian home-delivery food company serving the Raleigh area. It offers home-delivered handmade pasta, fresh produce from local farms, top-quality cheeses and meats, and chef-prepared entrees, with every dish packaged in ready-to-heat aluminum pans. Meals are also available for takeout at its North Raleigh location. Catering services are also available upon request. The restaurant has a sanitation rating of 99.5 with the North Carolina Health Department.

6621 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615

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The Q Shack

The Q Shack is a restaurant and catering company that primarily serves locally sourced, pit-smoked barbecue to the people of Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. The business opened in 2005 and has since provided gastronomic barbecue and vegetable dishes through its restaurant and catering services. The restaurant has proudly been featured in Raleigh Telegram, WRAL News, and Examiner.

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Village Deli

Village Deli is a gourmet restaurant that has been serving foodies in the Raleigh, North Carolina area for over 20 years. Its chefs are committed to using all-natural, organic, locally-sourced ingredients to serve the finest and freshest food staples. The restaurant also offers catering for any office and social gatherings. Village Deli is Metro Magazine’s 2005–2014 Best Deli from Raleigh to the East Coast

Raleigh, NC 27605

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We Cook For You

We Cook For You prepares a wide variety of international cuisines for small and large social events in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Its Executive Chef, Alvin Cotto has over 14 years of experience in providing professional catering services for wedding receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties, and family gatherings. The company has a five-star rating on WeddingWire.

Raleigh, NC 27603

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