We know not everyone loves to cook, or entertain, or plan events.
But we do!
And we do it all
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD!
And our food is amazing.
It’s made by hand, with the freshest seasonal ingredients available and a creative flair that is sure to make your event uniquely you and even more memorable!
Our aim is to be
Because down-to-earth IS delicious.
Why Do We Cater?
We believe that by preparing excellent food
we can create communities,
and we believe that communities can affect change.
So, if A equals B and B equals C...
then, we believe that food can be a force for change.
Yep. Good food can help make good things happen.
Think about it.
Q: What’s the quickest way to get a bunch of your
A: Call and tell them there’s good food and drinks
at your house.
What happens when your friends get together?
Sometimes they might cry.
They share frustrations and joys.
They share ideas.
They affect each other’s outlooks.
They give advice.
They take advice.
They ignore advice, and the next time they get together they talk about how they should have taken that advice.
This is why we cater.
We are in the business of giving people a reason to
be in the same room...and there is no better reason for a bunch of people to be in the same room than to eat.
And there is no better ice breaker than
“ Man, this is good food. Who catered? ”
Non-profits and community organizations understand the psychology of the buffet table. That’s why most fundraisers include good food.
That’s why we participate in community events.
And this is why we go to work
We want to feed the bodies of neighbors,
so they can feed each other’s minds and spirits.
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Nancy Stoms · Getting married on 02/04/2021
Highly recommend for all of your food needs!
Colorful did our wedding cocktail hour and reception food and people are STILL talking about it weeks later. The ginger snap peas were the biggest hit amongst the entire crowd. The best part about Colorful was their ability to be creative with us. We got married at Highland and they used their products wherever possible in the steak marinade, espresso brownies, etc. and it really put a special touch for us since we have a very sentimental relationship with Highland Brewing. Collectively, my husband, myself and the ambitious staff got our food brains working and came up with a menu that was completely catered to us and our palate preferences. Everyone kept repeating our impressed they were with everything: beer pretzels, Highland Brewing beer cheese, asparagus and melon wrapped prosciutto, grilled cheeses, pimento cheese truffles, smoked trout Caesar dressed salad, red and gold beets salad with fresh mozz, soy and Highland pilsner marinated flank steak, pesto chicken, ginger sautéed pees, garlic goat and cheddar grits bar with all the toppings as options to build your own, roasted root vegetable salad, local breads, fresh homemade teas, and espresso brownies with Mexican spiced ganache made with Highland brew, of course. Needless to say, our menu was diverse and we could not have been happier about choosing Colorful. They fully delivered and are such talented culinary professionals. They were always quick to respond to our inquiries which is a huge plus. My husband and I were up until 4am on our wedding night still eating leftovers, it was that amazing. Pretty sure they turned some people who dislike grits into grits lovers.Sent on 05/14/2019
Olivia Hartmann · Married on 07/20/2019
Delicious food and awesome people to work with
Colorful Palate was absolutely phenomenal to work with. We had a backyard summer wedding—a beautiful setting but definitely a little more challenging than other more traditional wedding venues! They were fantastic across the board—from quick and responsive communication, to amazing menu choices, to delivering all the way out in Lake Lure. And the FOOD OH MY GOODNESS!!! I had so many people come up to me during our wedding and ask where the food was from! People were just besides themselves over every single item. Working with Colorful Palate allowed us to keep in line with our wedding’s backyard, homegrown theme with food that was both upscale and soul warming all at the same time. I would absolutely recommend their services to any one needing some delicious, classy Southern cuisine.Sent on 07/29/2019
Laura · Married on 05/05/2018
Ragan, Tara, and their entire team are fantastic -- they catered our wedding at the NC Arboretum in May, and I could not recommend them more! When our original caterer suddenly bailed on us four months before the wedding, and just a few days before our tasting (which we had scheduled weeks in advance since we live in another state), Colorful Palate stepped in and saved the day. I called them in a panic, and not only were they so calm and helpful, but they put together a private tasting for us with only a couple days' notice. Once we tasted their food, we were sold! Everything we tried was so delicious, the hardest part was narrowing down the menu. Our guests loved the food, too.Sent on 08/07/2018
Aside from the food itself, they worked with us to get the exact menu we wanted within our price range, answered all of my questions promptly, and kept detailed spreadsheets of everything. I'm so happy they ended up catering for us -- I only wish we had booked them from the start!
The Colorful Palate catered our own wedding which was our first event at JuneBug and the food was not only delicious but the presentation was gorgeous! Highly recommend!!
Fresh, local food, wonderfully presented, and professionally staffed.
Colorful Palate is a fantastic catering company! Their food is wonderful, and the staff is extremely professional! We recommend them to all of our clients!