Accolades & Certifications

The culinary team is made up of creative innovators with professional training from distinguished institutions such as Johnson & Wales, The California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, and the Culinary Institute of America. 

100 Women to KNOW

Couples Choice Awards

Catering Works

Heart of NC Preferred Vendor

Midtown Diamond Award, 2023 GOLD Best Catering

Raleigh's Best, 2022

2022 Expert Choice Awards

2022 Couples Choice Awards 

2021 WRAL Voters Choice Award 

2022 Midtown Diamond Award, Silver 

Cary Magazine, Best of West Wake

Featured on Heart of NC Weddings

Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2021

Catering Works

Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2020

Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2019

Wake Living Readers' Choice Awards

Catering Works announced as Best Caterer in Wake Country by Wake Living in their Readers Choice Awards issue.


Catering Works named Best Caterer in the Triangle by INDY Week followers.

Triangle NACE National Awards

Catering Works brings home the glass at the Triangle NACE National Awards for best On-Premise Catered Event of The Year.  The winning entry is for one of our Culinary Adventures "Carolina in my Mind".

Triangle NACE Awards

Catering Works brings home four awards at the Triangle NACE gala 

1. Best Dessert Presentation at An event

2. Best Plated Food Presentation at an Event

3. Favorite Food at a Meeting

4. Favorite Overall Meeting

Midtown Magazine

Catering Works wins Best of Raleigh Diamond Award for 2019

Midtown Magazine

Catering Works wins the gold for best catering by Midtown Magazine

Triangle NACE Bites &  Pints

Catering Works wins Best Bite & Fan Favorite awards at Triangle NACE Bites & Pints fundraiser supporting our US Veterans!

Triangle Business Journal

Catering Works won an award for one of the Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal

NACE National Awards

July 2018 - Catering Works brings home the glass at the Triangle NACE National Awards for best On-Premise Catered Event of The Year.  The winning entry is for one of our Culinary Adventures "An Evening in Paris".  We are particularly honored to in the list with distinguished epicureans, such as Wolfgang Puck.  LEARN MORE

NACE Triangle Chapter Awards

Catering Works receives honors at the 2017 Triangle NACE Awards!  The first award was for THE BEST PLATED FOOD PRESENTATION at an event, “The Orient Express”.  This full coursed themed dinner held at The Laurelbrook was an astounding success, and one of many culinary adventures in our global dining series.  The second award was for FAVORITE FOOD AT A NACE EVENT

Cooking for a Classic 2017

Executive Chef Rich Carter and team WIN THE GRAND PRIZE in this annual competition to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center.  This Sweet Sixteen style included some of the local communities top culinary talent! 

Best Wedding Bakers

Best Wedding
Cake Bakers in


Catering Works Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Calcagno and the Pastry team awarded for overall excellence by Expertise for 2018

Discover Duck

Maple View Farms Discover Duck 2016 Executive Chef Rich Carter wins Discover Duck 2016 contest, with his innovative "Duck Puppies with Sorghum Glaze" recipe.

Got to be NYC

Catering Works is an official member supporting North Carolina Agriculture as a whole and increasing the visibility of NC products by working with growers and companies that produce NC agricultural products.

NC Competition Dining Series

Orange Crush", featured Rich Carter, executive chef, Sara Samuels, personal chef and Anthony Calcagno, executive pastry chef at Catering Works out of  Raleigh. Here's the fun part: neither team knows what the mystery ingredients will be until the morning of the competition!