Black Pelican Catering, based in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, can accommodate anything from a dinner with friends to a large reception, although weddings are their specialty. As one of the largest and longest operating restaurants and catering companies on the Outer Banks, they take pride in creating each menu custom to your wants and needs, with a stylishly presentation, and only the best to serve you. The talented Black Pelican staff can cook, serve and clean up with precision while you sit back and enjoy your big day.
Black Pelican Catering use only the freshest ingredients, ensuring that every bit ignites your taste buds. They are able to accommodate just about any couple, offering a vast variety of food to choose from including:
** We specialize in custom cuisine for allergy conscientious clients and strive to make everyone feel heard, safe, special and full 😊 **
Along with a large selection of cuisine styles, Black Pelican Catering also offers a variety of services, sure to make your wedding run smoothly. They can accommodate dietary needs such as: gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, just to name a few. Additional services include:
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 etc.)
Included with our onsite services
Chafers/sternos and serving utensils
Not looking for a buffet? No Problem!
We also offer Family Style services, Plated meals and Stations !!
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Chelsea · Married on 05/04/2019
Making fairytales come true
Thank you very much for the AMAZING food & service provided for my wedding!!!! Your team went above and beyond throughout the entire process. Jen & Nancy were SO amazing - happy to answer any questions we had and really did help bring our vision to life. The food was SO DELICIOUS and many of my guests raved about it saying that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! The service you provided was outstanding and it made this special day successful. They even had the servers wear pink bowties for our wedding to fit in with the 'princess/fairytale' theme we had going on. It was honestly a dream come true and it would've never happened without Black Pelican! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!Sent on 06/07/2019
Nicole Gernert · Married on 08/24/2019
Guest still raving about food!
Went to a food tasting and it was out of this world! Myself and two others were very pleasured with the quality and flavor of the food. Sometimes food isn't the same day of, but I can't tell you how many people complimented the food. Everyone came from at least 6hours away and they all were super pleased. No a single bad thing was said regarding the catering. Bartender was quick to provided asked for drinks. The employees were attentive to guests. During the process leading up to the wedding, the catering team was quick to reply to emails and provide tons of feedback and recommendations. Even when not getting alcohol from them, they recommended a way for me to calculate the amount needed. Everything with this company is amazing. They even worked with me during the payment process. For example, I made the final payment on time only to realize I had forgotten to include my husband and myself, it was no issue to add the two of us and apply the new total/payment. I would absolutely recommend this company to everyone getting married! If I had to do it all over, I would choose them again to cater my wedding!Sent on 09/09/2019
Rebecca Duke · Married on 07/18/2019
I can’t say enough good things about the Black Pelican catering! The food was delicious, very generous portions so great value for the price. Fair prices and excellent support and service. They were very flexible, fun and great communication!! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!!Sent on 07/20/2019
Black Pelican Catering is offering a FREE bartender for 4 hours of service for any couple that books a 2020 off-site catering event with us before the end of October 2019!!
Bartending services start at cocktail hour and include full setup of your bar, slicing of your provided fruit and garnishes, ice down of your provided drinks and full coverage under our ABC license!
All of Black Pelicans bartenders are highly skilled at preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. They are great at interacting with your guests, serving drinks and assessing bar customers’ needs and preferences while making recommendations to anyone in need!
Our bartenders are able to create classic and innovative drinks exceeding your guests expectations and keeping your party going all night long!!
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.
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!
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.