Black Pelican Catering

3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Map Phone number Visit website
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About Black Pelican Catering

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.

Cuisine

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:

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

** We specialize in custom cuisine for allergy conscientious clients and strive to make everyone feel heard, safe, special and full 馃槉 **

Services Offered

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

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 !!

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Tuna Poke Wonton Bowl
Tuna Poke Wonton Bowl
Creme brulee
Creme brulee
Shrimp Ceviche
Shrimp Ceviche
Lobster tail
Lobster tail
Nachos in a cup
Nachos in a cup
Cheese platter
Cheese platter
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Champagne Passing
Champagne Passing
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Small servings
Small servings
Coconut Cream Pie Dessert
Coconut Cream Pie Dessert
Sliders
Sliders
A full plate
A full plate
Fried Green Tomato
Fried Green Tomato
Carving Station
Carving Station
Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail
Orange garnish
Orange garnish
Plated Salad
Plated Salad
Grilled Chicken Ala Amandine
Grilled Chicken Ala Amandine
Buffet
Buffet
Buffet
Buffet
She Crab Soup
She Crab Soup
NY Strip Tasting Fork
NY Strip Tasting Fork
Seared Ahi Tuna on Cucumber
Seared Ahi Tuna on Cucumber
Maple Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Maple Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Belgian Endives
Belgian Endives
Mozzarella Risotto Balls
Mozzarella Risotto Balls
Petit Crab Cakes
Petit Crab Cakes
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Black Pelican Catering
Mozzarella Grape Tomato Skewer
Mozzarella Grape Tomato Skewer
Build your own salad bar
Build your own salad bar
Fresh Garden Salad
Fresh Garden Salad
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Black Pelican Catering
Raw Oyser Bar
Raw Oyser Bar
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Key Lime Pie Bites
Key Lime Pie Bites
Bailey鈥檚 Fudge Torte Bites
Bailey鈥檚 Fudge Torte Bites
Wild Berry Ciabatta Crustini
Wild Berry Ciabatta Crustini
Beef Kabobs
Beef Kabobs
Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Vegan Dip Display
Vegan Dip Display
Breads, cheeses, grapes & jams
Breads, cheeses, grapes & jams
Antipasto Display
Antipasto Display
Cobb Salad
Cobb Salad
Buffet Line
Buffet Line
Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain
Sangria
Sangria
Assorted mini rolls
Assorted mini rolls
Plated meal
Plated meal
Station
Station
Cheese & Cracker Display
Cheese & Cracker Display
All American Cookout
All American Cookout
All American Cookout
All American Cookout
Prime Rib Carving Station
Prime Rib Carving Station
Filet Medallions- Demi Glaze
Filet Medallions- Demi Glaze
Broccoli with Roasted Peppers
Broccoli with Roasted Peppers
Stationary Hors D'oeuvres
Stationary Hors D'oeuvres
Arts Gala Catering
Arts Gala Catering
Arts Gala Catering
Arts Gala Catering
NC Pulled Pork Slider
NC Pulled Pork Slider
Island Style Shrimp Cocktail
Island Style Shrimp Cocktail
Tuna Tatake Tacos
Tuna Tatake Tacos
Arts Gala 2018
Arts Gala 2018
Tarragon Riesling Chicken
Tarragon Riesling Chicken
Duck Cassoulet
Duck Cassoulet
S'mores Bar
S'mores Bar
Decor
Decor
Champagne Station
Champagne Station
Buffet Line
Buffet Line
Insalata Caprese
Insalata Caprese
Hors D'oeuvres Display
Hors D'oeuvres Display
Beverage Station
Beverage Station
Display
Display
Mixed berry Cheesecake Bites
Mixed berry Cheesecake Bites
Carving Station
Carving Station
Shrimp & Grits Station
Shrimp & Grits Station
Some of our amazing staff
Some of our amazing staff
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Plated Pasta Meal
Plated Pasta Meal
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Appitizers
Appitizers
Staff
Staff
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Black Pelican Catering
Voted Best Catering 2020
Voted Best Catering 2020

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65 Reviews for Black Pelican Catering

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Taylor

    Taylor W. 路 Married on 08/29/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic!!

    We have been coming to the outer banks for years and knew that the Black Pelican was who we wanted to cater our Obx wedding! From the very beginning, Jennifer and the rest of the Black Pelican catering team were professional, responsive, and very easy to work with. They answered all of our many questions and made sure we had everything we needed for the day of! Even when we had to change plans last minute because of Covid, their team did so flawlessly. Not only is the Black Pelican catering team fantastic to work with, the food is out of this world!! Our guests are still raving about the meal! I would highly recommend the Black Pelican to anyone having their wedding in the outer banks!

    Sent on 09/09/2020
  • Amanda

    Amanda 路 Married on 10/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing food and easy to work with.

    Black Pelican was quick to respond when I began reaching out to caterers for our wedding. They were able to work with our budget and provided wonderful catering service, including beautiful, high quality plastic ware at a good price. Our guests absolutely raved about our food! I was told it was the best wedding food at least one person had ever had. I can't say enough good things.

    Sent on 11/11/2019

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Black Pelican Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 45.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 30.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 35.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 30.00
  • 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?
    $ 25.00
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Black Pelican Catering 1
    2021 Booking Incentive!!!

    Black Pelican Catering is offering a FREE bartender for 4 hours of service for any couple that books a 2021 off-site catering event with us before the end of March 2021!!

    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鈥 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!!

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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 See on map
    252-346-6317 (Phone number)
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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 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in professionalism, 5.0 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Black Pelican Catering offer?

Black Pelican Catering currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.