Dining Innovations

62 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Dining Innovations

Dining Innovations in Asheville, North Carolina is a full service catering company that specializes in wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and farewell brunches. With over twelve years of experience in catering wedding events, from small and intimate to large and lavish, Dining Innovations is Asheville’s premier caterer.

Services Offered
We offer full service catering for your wedding event, including plated lunches and dinners, buffet and family-style meals, cocktail receptions, and delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and stations. You will work one-on-one with Dining Innovations’ Director of Sales to plan your ideal menu for your big day. We also supply and serve a full bar selection, including signature cocktails and locally brewed beers. Our bartenders are skilled in making speciality cocktails that will perfectly compliment your menu of choice. With a wide range of cuisines, catering and serving styles, the possibilities are endless and we look forward to helping create your dream event!

Dining Innovations offers the following catering services:

  • Set-up
  • Clean-up
  • Delivery
  • Cake cutting
  • Custom menus
  • Dessert bars
  • Family style
  • Plated Dinners
  • Stations
  • Buffets
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Server(s)
  • Bartenders
  • Tapas
  • Tastings
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Seasonal Beverages
Seasonal Beverages
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Mini Lobster Rolls
Mini Lobster Rolls
Plated Dinners
Plated Dinners
Grilled Shrimp & Veg Skewers
Grilled Shrimp & Veg Skewers
Pimento Cheese Toasts
Pimento Cheese Toasts
Dark Chocolate Pot de Cremes
Dark Chocolate Pot de Cremes
Lamb Plated Dinner
Lamb Plated Dinner
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Charcuterie Boards
Charcuterie Boards
Steamed Dumplings
Steamed Dumplings
Tuna Tartare
Tuna Tartare
Breakfast Cocktails
Breakfast Cocktails
Fruit & Crudite Displays
Fruit & Crudite Displays
Carolina Shrimp Cocktail
Carolina Shrimp Cocktail
Smoked Salmon on Pita Crisps
Smoked Salmon on Pita Crisps
Carving Stations
Carving Stations
Tuna Sashimi
Tuna Sashimi
Salads
Salads
Cardamom Donut Holes
Cardamom Donut Holes
Local Sunburst Trout
Local Sunburst Trout
Heart of Palm Cakes
Heart of Palm Cakes
Grazing Boards
Grazing Boards
Plated Entree
Plated Entree
Mini Breakfast Items
Mini Breakfast Items
Watermelon Feta Spring Rolls
Watermelon Feta Spring Rolls
Breaded & Stuffed Chicken
Breaded & Stuffed Chicken
Pita Points & Hummus
Pita Points & Hummus
Specialty Cocktail
Specialty Cocktail
Cheese "Cake" Display
Cheese "Cake" Display
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
Butternut Squash Spring Rolls
Butternut Squash Spring Rolls
Cheese Display
Cheese Display
Seasonal Beverages
Seasonal Beverages
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Dining Innovations
Mini Lobster Rolls
Mini Lobster Rolls

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28 Reviews for Dining Innovations

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Audrey S · Married on 01/25/2020

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

    Hire Them Now!

    From the first email to the post-wedding congratulations, Melanie was amazing to work with! Her energy and kindness made setting up catering the easiest and most fun part of wedding planning. I loved getting emails from her. My husband and I were looking for something different than their standard menu and sent her a couple of example menus from our favorite restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico to see if something similar would be feasible. The chef LOVED that we wanted something out of the box. He had never made mole before but he knocked it out of the park! The tasting we did with them was mind blowing. We hired them on the spot and never talked with anyone else. When our rehearsal dinner plans fell through, we reached out again and asked if they would cater that too, but this time with a Moroccan theme. We didn't get to try anything before the night of and, man, we could eat that meal every week. If you are looking for something different, they have the imagination and skill to pull it off. If you are looking for something traditional, I have no doubt they would go above and beyond to make it beautiful and exploding with flavor. I cannot speak highly enough about Dining Innovations. They exceeded our expectations TWICE and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 02/16/2020
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    Eve Wilson · Married on 08/08/2019

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

    Perfect venue for rehearsal party/dinner

    Was recommended by wedding planner and was the best choice. Catering manager and staff made the party perfect and food was superb. We could not have been more pleased. Professional and easy to work with. Since I live out of town i was relieved that it was all delicious and exactly what bride and groom expected.

    Sent on 08/11/2019

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Dining Innovations FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 54
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 42
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 60
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 28
  • 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
  • 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)
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tapas
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    French
    German
    Greek
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Halal
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    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?
    Barware
    Linens

2 Real Weddings

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5 Endorsements

  • Love & Wisdom Inc. Wedding Officiants

    I work with Dining Innovations on a regular basis. Their food is absolutely delicious, their service is professional and friendly, and I always notice their attention to detail. Highly recommend!

  • Love & Wisdom Inc. Wedding Officiants

    I work with Dining Innovations on a regular basis. Their food is absolutely delicious, their service is professional and friendly, and I always notice their attention to detail. Highly recommend!

  • Love & Wisdom Inc. Wedding Officiants

    I work with Dining Innovations on a regular basis. Their food is absolutely delicious, their service is professional and friendly, and I always notice their attention to detail. Highly recommend!

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  • 62 College Place Asheville, NC, 28801 See on map
    828-212-4924 (Phone number)
    9am - 5pm
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