Our Preferred Caterer List

AC Events

AC Events provides catering and event execution from Ashley Christensen Restaurants, the independently-owned company behind Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken & Honey, and Death & Taxes. Our menus are crafted by James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ashley Christensen, with an emphasis on creating classic comfort foods with bright, fresh flavors, inventive techniques and locally grown, seasonal ingredients. 

We view hospitality as a relationship, and create positive, lasting impact on our guests and our community through genuine experiences around the table. Our team of chefs and service professionals will work with you one-on-one to bring your vision to life, while meeting your specific needs.

The Catering Company of Chapel Hill

In its 31st year of operation, The Catering Company provides full-service custom catering for a wide variety of corporate, individual and university-related events within the Triangle and across the state.

Dedicated to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation, and renowned for imaginative décor, we cater functions both small and large. Whether you are planning a buffet, seated dinner, cocktail party, fundraiser or other special event, our team of international chefs and event planners can offer you innovative cuisine that’s tailored to your palate, ideal for the season and perfect for the chosen theme of your event.

Chirba Chirba Dumpling


We are excited to bring you an Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings. After years of dumpling studies through extensive tasting, pleating, and learning secret family recipes, we have developed a menu that includes not only dumplings but made from scratch Chinese dim sum and entrees!

The Chirba Chirba Dumpling Story  |  Once upon a time, there were 4 friends who loved to make and eat dumplings.  After many trips to foreign lands where much delicious street food was discovered (and eaten), the 4 friends decided to bring their favorite dumplings to the streets to share with all from a food truck. Late night dumpling pleating parties have turned into inventive taste-testing and dumpling folding sessions at The Cookery.

Donovan's Dish

Whether you need a caterer for a formal dinner party, causal get-together, corporate luncheon, cocktail reception or a sit-down wedding, Donovan’s Dish, A Catering Company can handle all of the particulars to ensure that your event is truly distinctive and delicious! Our expert team can personalize any menu to suit your needs and fit your budget. We also offer full service floral design and event coordination. Delicious food, gorgeous presentations, uncompromised service; that is what Donovan's Dish, a Catering Company is serving up to the Triangle. 

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Durham Catering Company

Durham Catering Company is a full service caterer with indissoluble ties to its community. Specializing in off-premise events, our company is also committed to environmental improvement. We express that by using the freshest possible local and seasonal ingredients found in North Carolina, making it possible for our clients to “green” their events with ease, and reducing our carbon footprint as a company.

Committed to helping our clients realize the vision they have for their special event or party, we pride ourselves on the relationships that we build and the services that we render. With your special needs and budget in mind, we will make you an integral part of the planning process.

Mitchell's Catering

We introduce new and exciting dishes to the region.  One client, and thousands of guests, at a time. Choreographed flavors, shapes, colors and textures shape every Mitchell's menu. In fact, endless consideration goes into creating each and every one. As a rule, our cuisine is inspired by the finest ingredients and fresh picked produce. 

Whatever the budget and whatever form of dining style you are leaning toward, your Event Consultant will be there to guide you through many attractive and interesting ways to entertain. Always giving your guests something to talk about.

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Snap Pea


We are a small team of cooks who are as passionate about food as you are.  We bring the spirit of surprise and delight from our pop-up dinners to each of our private events -- the food is whimsical, but approachable; inspired, yet deeply personal.  For us, each menu highlights the best ingredients sourced from our network of around 25 local farms resulting in over 90% of our food costs going back into the local food system.  

Throughout the process, you will be working directly with our executive chef, from crafting a totally personalized menu based on the produce that will be in season to overseeing the event itself.  And we never commit to more than one event per day, so you always have our undivided attention.  

What’s most important to us is creating truly unique experiences marked by uncommonly delicious food that tells your story.

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Soomsoom Mediterranean Catering


Soomsoom brings refined authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to the Triangle. Their focus is on fresh, healthy, and delicious food carrying the flavors of Israel through local NC ingredients.

Soomsoom can cater lunch boxes, buffet style, elegant dinner parties, or bring the food truck to your party! Our menu provides many delicious gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options to suite all of your guests’ needs.

SPECIAL OFFER: Right now Soomsoom Mediterranean Catering is offering $500 off your catering total for your next event at The Cookery!

Sympathy for the Deli


Sympathy for the Deli is a mobile deli serving sandwiches made with locally-sourced, sustainable meats, all hand-cured, roasted, and smoked in Durham, NC by SFTD.  All of our deli meats derive from local, organic farms, and then are specially hand-cured, smoked, and roasted by Sympathy for the Deli.  From our pastrami to roast beef to smoked turkey to herb and pepper bacon – if it’s meat, we made it!   Showcasing our specialty, can’t-find-this-anywhere-else meats with quality produce and freshly-made condiments, all served on local Guglhupf bread, we are proud to both support and be a part of the unique local food scene in the Triangle!  


Desserts and Finger Food  

You can use any dessert vendor you’d like. Below is a selection of some of our favorites!

Ashley Cakes

Ashley Cakes is an award-winning, wedding cake studio in Raleigh, NC, comprised of the husband and wife cake artists, Ashley & Josh Lattier. Our cakes have been featured in numerous publications including Southern Living Magazine, Southern Weddings, The Knot, Trendy Bride, Inspire Magazine, Southern Bride & Groom Magazine, Loverly, Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, & Green Wedding Shoes (just to name a few), and would would LOVE to make your wedding cake too!

Mad Hatter’s Bakeshop

We celebrate the sweeter things in life, while staying true to what matters most to us: fresh, organic, local cuisine.
Our baked goods are made with care. This means detailed, beautiful, decorative work, as well as thoughtful ingredients. Our flour is unbleached, locally milled & organic, & our milk is local & hormone free.
From your small celebrations, or personal afternoon cravings, to your corporate gatherings & events, we provide custom cakes & catering that are sure to satisfy.


Monuts Donuts

Monuts is a busy bakery and cafe located in Downtown Durham. Started as a donut stand operating off a tricycle near the Durham Farmer's Market, Monuts has grown into a counter-service restaurant with a full menu of sandwiches on house-made bagels and biscuits, soups, salads, other brunch fare, and of course, donuts. Monuts takes an updated approach to the American breakfast and lunch, pairing bold ethnic flavors with seasonal and local ingredients. Everything we sell is made from scratch, by-hand, and to order with a focus on our ever-changing daily specials.

Monuts is available for catering meetings, parties, and other special events. Whether it be a few dozen donuts and bagels for your next office meeting, sandwiches for a baby shower or picnic, or a tower of custom-flavored mini-donuts for your wedding, we can do it all. For more info, send us an email at catering@monutsdonuts.com.

Two Roosters Ice Cream

On the porch of a piedmont farmhouse in North Carolina. That's where it all started, beneath the watch of Granny's two black wooden roosters. In the southern summers my family would gather on Sundays for a day of rest and re-connection. And ice cream. Neighbors would come over to share bounty from their garden for the next batch and sit a spell. We would sit for hours talking, laughing, story-swapping and painfully yet lovingly taking turns on that ole rock salt machine. We kids lived for that exact moment of approval when the slurry turned to scoops, our arms no longer fit for the churning, and the reward for our deeds became the epitome of happiness.

Granny's house is no longer there, and the rock salt machine has too much rust. But the love, intrigue, and passion for ice cream has bloomed over the years, just like that hand-churned batch of fresh peaches and cream. Our awareness and appreciation for seasonal harvests and skilled purveyors is a nod to our shared history. The new neighbors are local farmers, brewers, bakers, chocolate makers, tea merchants, and food artisans. We invite you come to our porch and experience all that North Carolina has to offer. And by all means, sit a while.