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Black Pelican Catering

Kitty Hawk, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
76 reviews

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Black Pelican Catering is located in Kitty Hawk, NC. As one of the largest and longest operating restaurants and catering companies on the Outer Banks they take pride in providing you and your guests with the best food and hospitality have to offer! Their talented and culinary trained chefs create each menu to your desire using the freshest and finest ingredients while also providing extreme caution to detail and exceptional presentation. Their catering team will take care of you and all your guests making a memorable and lasting impression by cooking, serving and cleaning up while you sit back, relax and enjoy your big day!

Cuisine

Black Pelican Catering offers an extensive selection of menus and options for you to choose from. Their menus can be custom created to provide light appetizers and finger foods, stations, plated dinners, heavy hors d' hoevres, family style, passed appetizers and buffets with attendants. Cuisines offered include:

  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish

Services Offered

The professional and enthusiatic catering coordinators work closely with each client to ensure all needs are met and exceeded by providing exceptional service for an everlasting and memorable event! Services offered:

Delivery & Setup

Custom menu building

Set up and break down of buffet

Removal of all dinner ware (washing and re-racking for rental company)

Set up of water glasses, plates and silverware placement on tables

Cake cutting and passing

Champagne pouring and serving

Trash removal at the end of the night

Guest Maintenance (assisting all guests with any needs that arise, refreshing drinks, clearing plates, glasses, flatware, etc.)

Black Pelican also prides themselves on working closely with other Outer Banks vendors for each event to ensure an extraordinary experience!

Included with our onsite services

Buffet Tables

Buffet linens

Chafers/sternos and serving utensils

Not looking for a buffet? No Problem!

We also offer Family Style services, Plated meals and Stations!!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$30

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$30

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Tables
Linens

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

76 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Professionalism
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    Kate Married on 10/15/2021
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    Professional and they did an amazing job !!

    Food was amazing ! Especially with not being in the area to taste test .. it was better than I could ever imagine! They were the best, I’d definitely recommend!
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    Brooke Married on 10/10/2021
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    The Best Food and Service

    The Black Pelican Catering team was amazing! Jen was great and easy to work with. She was super responsive and thoroughly answered all of our questions along the way! They also offer more than just the food which is super helpful. We were able to secure our rentals through Black Pelican as well which made things easier for us. We did onsite services and couldn't have been happier with the food and the service. Everything we ate was delicious and the servers felt like part of our friends and family. They did a great job setting up everything and they also cleaned up which was a huge help!

Awards

  • 76
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alyx & Travis
    36 photos · 05/30/2021
  • Kaycee & Grayson
    33 photos · 05/21/2021

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
First Colony Inn First Colony Inn Historic Weddings

Black Pelican's food is some of the best on the beach and always a topic of conversation at the wedding receptions they cater! Their staff is professional, organized, and experienced in the wedding industry on the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Productions Outer Banks Productions Wedding Photographers

As photographers, we have the opportunity taste a lot of OBX catering! The Black Pelican is top of the list! Never had anything but amazing food from them and everyone is super nice! They are ALWAYS on our referral list for top caterers!

Brooke Mayo Photography Brooke Mayo Photography Wedding Photographers

Their catering is just as delicious as their restaurant! We love the creativity of their dishes that they can bring to your venue. Their staff is professional, punctual and personable.

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3848 Virginia Dare Trail Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949
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Black Pelican Catering frequently asked questions

At Black Pelican Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Black Pelican Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Tables
  • Linens

At Black Pelican Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Black Pelican Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast

What event services does Black Pelican Catering offer for weddings?

Black Pelican Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Black Pelican Catering provide for weddings?

Black Pelican Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Black Pelican Catering?

At Black Pelican Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Black Pelican Catering?

At Black Pelican Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Black Pelican Catering provide for wedding events?

Black Pelican Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Black Pelican Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Black Pelican Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Black Pelican Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Black Pelican Catering is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service and 4.9 in average response time.

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