To wow with a catered meal, you need two things: delicious food and quality service. The wider the market, the harder it is for a caterer to stand out. As Business Insider notes, Raleigh, NC is one of the country’s 20 most diverse food regions, making it also one of the most competitive. So if you’re ready to try something new or curious how others in the region excel, here is a list of the top 10 Raleigh caterers ready to show their stuff.
Global Kitchen brings different cuisines together on one menu. Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern foods intermingle on a menu with many options. You’ll finish off whole platters of crispy chicken tenders, fragrant kabobs with creamy hummus and tzatziki, and cheesy meat lasagna with garlic bread and Caesar salad. And this Raleigh caterer is always reliable in delivering an order on time.
The Chicken Parmesan Sliders, Italian Sub, and Chicken Cutlet Sub are fan favorites at Vincent’s Catering. For generous portions look to the Italian Buffet, where meat and vegetarian entrees, pastas, and salads provide plenty of sustenance. And what’s the best way to cap all that off? Of course, it’s a selection of Italian cookies and brownies.
15 classic meat, vegetarian, and vegan options fill Traditional Which Wich and Wrap Wich Trays at Which Wich. For the adventurous, Signature combos include the Wicked: a heft of turkey, ham, roast beef, and pepperoni with bacon and three kinds of cheese. “We take great pride in the presentation of each catering order and those extra steps,” says franchise owner Pete Sambath. So you can guarantee that all your sandwiches, salads, chips, and sweets will arrive as toasty fresh as possible.
For a variety of Greek and Lebanese dishes, look to the family recipes of Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro. Chicken kabobs grilled and marinated in a lemon yogurt sauce pair well with garlicky bright hummus. For vegetarians, you’ll find filling comfort in baked eggplant moussaka. Finish with their beloved baklava. The layers of flaky phyllo dough, chopped walnuts, and drippy sugar syrup melt in your mouth.
Whether you’re looking for a small casual meeting or a company bash, AV Gourmet has you covered. This Raleigh caterer’s menu includes classics like Burgundy Beef Tips, Lemon Tilapia with Capers, Pasta Primavera, and a Root Vegetable Medley. For extra pizazz, try the Caprese Salad Skewers appetizer, where an AV Gourmet chef whips up the accompanying fig balsamic vinegar drizzle on site to ensure a stunning presentation.
Shish Kabob’s straightforward Mediterranean menu lets grilled chicken, lamb, and beef kabobs and vegetarian pita bread sandwiches shine. Meanwhile, bowls of Greek salad, baba ganoush, and tabouli are equal parts hefty and tasty. Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and fragrant spices are a frequent reorder, too.
Rosati’s Pizza’s chefs “keep it real” with Chicago-style pizza and Italian dishes timed for perfectly hot delivery to Raleigh. Chicken Parmigiana and linguine come with a variety of sauce options. For vegetarians there are thin-crust pizzas loaded with mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. And for a sweet end to your meal, franchise owner Akash Patel ensures their cannoli overflow with cream. The flourish of chocolate chips, pistachios, and powdered sugar are as appealing on a tray as they taste on the palate.
At Piola, Chicken Parmesan gets breaded by hand. Fluffy Gnocchi Legnano is made on-site. A hand-twist precedes each chewy garlic knot. “The love our head chef Melvin gives each dish is what makes them taste so good,” shares owner Jon LaNasa. His pizzas and panini are delivered with the same attention to detail, set up on heated trays to ensure meals stay warm and delicious for hours.
Capital Center Catering’s menu is full of Italian favorites. And every item is made with love. “We’re proud to say we have a family business,” Bernadette says. Favorites include Chicken Parmesan and Rosemary Roasted Chicken with vegetables in recipes handed down from one generation to the next. There’s also an entirely gluten-free menu with pasta and vegetables. Valuing the Raleigh community, their catering staff promises timely delivery and flawless presentation. They offer unique menu extras like chafing dishes and additional heaters to ensure food stays hot for hours.
Bruegger’s provides a dozen classic New York-style bagel flavors and Vermont-produced cream cheese in breakfast and lunch packages. For the adventurous, consider Select combos like the Leonardo da Veggie, made of red pepper, muenster cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato with light herb garlic cream cheese on an Asiago bagel.
Ready to explore? Place an order from one Raleigh’s Top 10!