Our History

Catering Works was incorporated in 1989.  What started as an idea to start a chocolate truffle company in our Mom's kitchen turned into something else indeed.  Within a few months time, we leased a small building on the corner of Devereaux and Gaston street, in downtown Raleigh.  The humble beginnings of our company included a small apartment on the 2nd floor, and a non-stop rotation of laundering linens, washing pots, delivering food, staffing parties, writing invoices and trying to meet new clients, and all while averaging 20 minutes a night of sleep.  In August of 1992, the firm moved to Tryon Hill Drive, just behind Goodnight's comedy club and the Irregardless restaurant.  After nearly a 20 year lease, the property was sold to a developer who has already built new residential condominiums around the corner and plans to create more.  We worked with our long time landlord and friend, Garry Hoover, on the up fit our new space at 2319 Laurelbrook Street, and started operating out of this location in January of 2013.  Over the years, we have worked hard to provide an unparalleled experience for our clients, creating and serving delicious food and beverage and designing show stopping events and weddings that continue to surprise and delight.  Catering Works has received numerous industry awards and recognition, such as NACE “Best Tabletop Design” 2007, 2008, 2009, A Toast to the Triangle “Best Presentation” 2008, and Carolinas International Special Events Society EVIE awards for “Best Themed Menu” “Best Corporate Event” and “Best Buffet Presentation”. The “Iron Chocolate Chef” competition at the Museum of Natural Science and the Epicurious Vino Challenge at The Hinnant Vinyards. Catering Works is also pleased to announce they have won the “Best of Weddings” by The Knot Magazine for the fourth year in a row. The company has been featured in local and national media, such as Southern Living magazine, Our State, The News & Observer, NC Public Television, Southwest Airline Magazine and numerous other publications.