Colorful Palate

3871 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704 Map · Phone number
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About Colorful Palate

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 impress even your toughest guests.

Our aim is to be
DELICIOUSLY UN-PRETENTIOUS.

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
friends together?
A: Call and tell them there's good food and drinks
at your house.
What happens when your friends get together?
They talk.
They laugh.
Sometimes they might cry.
They share frustrations and joys.
They share ideas.
They argue.
They debate.
They affect each other's outlooks.
They encourage.
They reminisce.
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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57 Reviews for Colorful Palate

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Laura · Married on 05/05/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    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!

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    Amanda · Married on 04/08/2018

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

    Coulorful palate was amazing to work with! We had a breakfast themed wedding and our guest are still talking about how good the food was! It came out warm and delicious. There staff went above and beyond for us! Highly recommended them!

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    Christy · Married on 06/23/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    There is not a single guest that went to my wedding that did not talk about how good the food was. It was AMAZING. From the cocktail hour to the reception, there was just plain raving going on. Most people do not like wedding food...well....our wedding was a totally different experience for our guests because of Colorful Palate and their staff. The name says it all. Magical things happen when you taste their food. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING UNFORGETTABLE!

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Colorful Palate FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 65.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 50.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 50.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 50.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Dessert, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • 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, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Asian, BBQ, British, Cajun, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s)
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Chairs, Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements

  • JuneBug Retro Resort
    JuneBug Retro Resort Hotel Weddings

    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!!

  • Events for You
    Events for You Wedding Planners

    Fresh, local food, wonderfully presented, and professionally staffed.

  • Firefly Event Company
    Firefly Event Company Wedding Planners

    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!

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  • 3871 Sweeten Creek Road Arden, NC 28704 See on map
    8286847470 (Phone number)
    8286847470 (Other Phone Number)

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