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Dining Innovations

Asheville, NC View map Visit website

About

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
  • Veteran-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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    Maureen G. Married on 06/19/2021
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    Great team!

    Dining Innovations catered the wedding for our daughter and her fiancé at Willow Falls, Hendersonville, in June 2021. Carolyn was wonderful to work with; professional, excellent communicator, and full of great ideas. She went above and beyond, even incorporating a family favorite recipe into the menu. Grilled bruschetta, chicken tenders, and a charcuterie & cheese board started us off, and the dinner menu included seared NY Strip Steak with a delicious wild mushroom demi-glace, and maple-soy glazed salmon. Our Day-Of Coordinator said she’d never worked with such a smooth running, professional catering vendor, and the food was wonderful. Thank you, Carolyn and Team! You helped to make our daughter’s wedding absolutely special!
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    Caitlin L. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Great tasting food and amazing service

    Caroline from Dining Innovations was sweet, organized and efficient. She arrived to our Airbnb on top of a mountain and set up beautiful charcuterie boards for us all. She had our dinner ready right on time.. the food was hot/fresh and tasty. Great portions. She even packaged up the leftovers for us and cleaned the dinner table when we were finished eating. She made our night perfect! We highly recommend Dining Innovations. Wonderful experience.
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    Audrey Married on 01/25/2020
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    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.
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Awards

  • 29
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Dave & Liz
    15 photos · 09/14/2019
  • Kyle & Cori
    23 photos · 06/14/2014

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Love & Wisdom Inc 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!

Capital Club of Asheville Capital Club of Asheville Rooftop Weddings

Dining Innovations provide high quality dishes with a friendly and reliable staff.

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