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Leia · Getting married on 06/06/2020
Rocky Top is EVERYTHING (Delicious Food | Amazing Service | Great Value)
We haven't even had our wedding yet and we would highly, HIGHLY recommend Rocky Top Catering. They were originally recommended by our venue so I did research and reached out to them immediately after reading all of their positive reviews. To be fully transparent, this was 2 years before our date since we planned a long engagement, but despite how far in advance they provided us with the highest customer service. Rocky Top's communication from day 1 was extremely prompt and they jumped on a call to have a consultation within days. As we are out of state they worked with us to schedule a private tasting when we'd be in town (since we wouldn't be during their free open house tastings that happen every other month). My fiancé and I felt like royalty that day and it was his favorite part of wedding planning to date by far. The best meal we've ever had and so, so much fun! You can tell the people at Rocky Top love their jobs and their company. We quickly booked them and are so pleased with how organized and communicative they have been. For what I feel like we're getting (an amazing caterer), the cost is extremely reasonable and they are one of our only vendors who accept payment by credit card with no additional fee, which is nice for us since we are paying so much in cash for everything else already. I feel so confident that they will be amazing our day of and am so excited!!Sent on 01/15/2019
La'Dasia · Getting married on 05/24/2020
I Have been to several events where Rocky top Provided Catering & Its delicious every time. My favorites would be the Korean BBQ & their beef brisket. I would recommend this to place to anyone who would like so Delicious & flavorful food. plus they have some many food options to choose from.Sent on 05/02/2019
Emily Downing · Getting married on 07/06/2019
Mini. Chicken. And waffles.
I'm just going to say it- if you haven't had Rocky Tops mini chicken and waffles (with goat cheese), you haven't lived. There's also this delightful brisket/ potato combo that you can't pass up, but is definitely worth passing to all your friends. We actually ate these exact appetizers at a friend's wedding in May of last year, and were pumped when we realized that Rocky Top was a preferred caterer through our venue as well.Sent on 01/29/2019
Suzanne · Married on 05/24/2019
The best catering experience of our lives! Great work.
We could not have been more happy with our wedding catering thanks to Rocky Top. Choosing our menu was the most fun- they have so many different options for presentation style and genre or food. We opted for passed appetizers during cocktail hour and carving stations for dinner, and we were so happy with our choices! The catering tastings were probably our favorite part of wedding planning. We had two individual tastings and also attended one of their tasting events, which made it really easy to pin down our menu! For cocktail hour, we had bacon-wrapped scallops, mushroom crostini, crab dip, and a fruit display. When my husband and I went to the bridal suite after the ceremony, they brought us a huge plate with generous samples of all the food so we could try everything but also have some alone time together to celebrate being married. It was probably the most special part of the whole day! The dinner service was incredible. We had a beef sirloin station with roasted potatoes, dinner rolls, and vegetable medley, and this station was very popular among our guests! We also had a mushroom bolognese pasta station for a vegetarian option, as well as a seared tuna station that came with sticky rice cakes and wasabi. Our guests loved the stations and the various options! My husband and I didn’t manage to eat much throughout the night because we were trying to talk to as many of our guests as we could, and Vicki made us giant takeout boxes to take to our hotels so we could enjoy everything! This was such a nice touch. We got to our hotel and feasted, it was so much fun! Vicki was the sweetest, most wonderful person to work with. She was so attentive to our needs and desires and really tried to make everything exactly how we wanted it! We loved working with Vicki and recommend her and Rocky Top to anyone looking for a wedding caterer. They will not disappoint!Sent on 06/09/2019
Sharon Mulgrew · Married on 05/04/2019
Vicki and the team from Rocky Top are awesome. The food, service, enthusiasm, cooperation with other vendors, execution, are all beyond reproach.Sent on 05/02/2019
We had many guests traveling from the northeast and wanted to wow them with southern hospitality and phenomenal food. Rocky Top excelled and based on the numerous compliments from our guests and cleaned plates our guests were wowed.
Vicki, consider this a big hug. Thank you!!!!
Paula · Married on 04/27/2019
Lara Kelleher and the Rocky Top staff went above and beyond for my daughters wedding! Our guests loved the food, the service was great. We had heavy hors d'ourves for the cocktail hour and then a buffet dinner, after dinner we had a petite dessert selection that was delicious. And before our guests left we had sliders that were passed around. I enjoyed working with Lara, she had taken over after Jenn our original contact had left, the transition was seamless! The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, everything ran smoothly! Our guests enjoyed the food and the friendly staff, can't ask for anything more! I would highly recommend Rocky Top Catering!Sent on 10/19/2016
Erin · Married on 04/27/2019
Absolutely the best catering experience we could have had! We worked with Vicki Tong to plan our wedding and could not have been happier. She was so easy to work with and so professional and experienced. This is how great they were: I didn't even notice them at our reception. Their service was so seamless, they were so attentive, everything was where it needed to be, and all of my guests were thrilled with the food. Good food was a priority for my fiance and I and we were not disappointed. I cannot say enough how wonderful our experience was!Sent on 04/24/2019
shauna · Married on 04/27/2019
Best wedding food ever!
Lara with rocky top was so great to work with. She was very responsive and professional. My fiance and I had a certain budget in mind and she worked with us until we reached the perfect menu within out budget. The day of the wedding was amazing. The staff was so professional and hard working. The servers came up to me several times during cocktail hour pictures to make sure my groom and I received appetizers and even grabbed us waters and drinks from the bar! TALK ABOUT SERVICE. I had so many people comment on how great the appetizers and food was! Also, how polite the waiters were. We had a caprese salad, cerviche tostada, and bacon, blue cheese jam slider (wow) that were absolutely to die for! Not to mention the dinner was amazing. I've been to so many weddings where the food taste dry or cold. The braised beef and stuff chicken were so moist and had the perfect amount of sauce. My husband and I who are big foodies were so impressed by rocky top!!Sent on 05/10/2019
Mel King · Married on 04/06/2019
Rocky Top Exceeded our Expectations
Vicki,Sent on 04/12/2019
I just wanted to thank-you and the rest of your team for delivering a wonderful meal for Casey and Will’s reception! From taking care of the fact that we didn’t make it to the biscuit bar during the cocktail hour. I’m sorry that I missed that and the rest of the cocktail hour spread but as good hosts we were talking with everyone.
I received nothing but positive feedback on the quality of the food. I was nervous that the fried chicken wouldn’t be as good as it was at the tasting it was. Which means it was as good as my grandmother’s on Sunday’s after church. I also received many positive comments on the brisket and the barbeque.
We had high expectations for a dream day for Will and Casey, our family, and guests. Rocky Top played a big part in exceeding our expectations! We all are big fans! Father of the Bride
Samantha · Married on 04/06/2019
SO Easy To Work With, And Delicious!
We could NOT be happier that we chose RTC to serve our wedding! They really worked diligently and well with us to meet and elevate our food wedding vision. We wanted something casual, yet substantial and delicious, and they really kicked it out of the park while working within our budget. We had heavy hors d'oeuvre and two stations, and our guests raved about how delicious everything was! The stations were fluid, so the party never stopped -- which is exactly what we wanted. We couldn't be happier or more grateful for them!Sent on 05/03/2019
jackie · Married on 11/09/2018
Vicki is the best
STOP LOOKING FOR ANY OF TEAM AND HIRE ROCKY TOP!!Sent on 01/17/2019
My (now) husband and I got married this past November, we are total foodies.. we looked high and low for a vendor who would be willing to put up with our perfectionist palate. Vicki for the win!!
I can not say enough good things about Vicki and her team, I loved her so much I almost didn't want my wedding day to come so I could continue eating amazing food and working with her. We must have changed the menu about 5 times, requested special meals, and even added a vegan meal for one of our guests last minute! She gave us everything we asked for and always with a smile!
People are still talking about how delicious our food was and commenting it was the best "wedding food" they have ever had!
Elena · Married on 11/03/2018
Great food, exceptional event coordinator
Rocky Top was great- we were very pleased with our event and would be proud to recommend them to our friends. The entire team was extremely professional from beginning to end but our account manager, Lara, was exceptional. She easily incorporated our feedback and change requests and was able to provide suggestions and recommendations to make our event perfect. The food was very good- we have received a ton of compliments from our guests. Additionally, the displays were beautiful and matched our event decor perfectly. We are so glad we chose Rocky Top for our event and highly recommend them (especially if you can work with Lara)Sent on 01/20/2019
Lydia · Married on 10/13/2018
Amazing food and service!
Rocky Top was amazing throughout our entire wedding planning process! Jeff was very communicative and accommodating. The food and beverages were fantastic. Our guests said the fried green tomato hors d'oeuvres were the best! The staff was super friendly, professional, and courteous. We couldn't have asked for a better reception!Sent on 10/24/2018
Mae · Married on 09/30/2018
Rocky Top catered our wedding with fantastic food and service. We worked with Kristen, and she was flawless! She went above and beyond to make our day perfect. She was very quick in responding to my many emails, professional, and everything we could have hoped for in a catering coordinator. The staff during our reception was incredible as well. Highly recommend Rocky Top for all of your catering needs!Sent on 10/08/2018
Leah · Married on 09/22/2018
Ohmygod I have never enjoyed such good food. My husband and I went with some good old fashion BBQ from from their Southland menu. Really great!! We selected the biscuit bar (it's as awesome as it sounds) for cocktail hour, and did a buffet of pulled pork, chicken and waffles, green beans, and mac and cheese for dinner. The servers grab a plate for you and your partner so you don't even go up to the buffet. Every need was taken care of and they accommodated for my husbands grandparents who cannot walk very well. Would highly recommend this vendor. At the end of the night they even packaged up all our left over cookies (from another vendor) and two meals for my husband and I (which we enjoyed last night and it was still delicious!).Sent on 09/26/2018
We had Vicki as our contact and she was great to work with. Answered all of my questions and walked us through the entire process with ease. Even had recommendations for us when we asked. Vicki also came with us to CE Rentals to select plates and other utensils (its really nice because you don't have to worry about a second vendor. Everything for CE is paid through Rocky Top). Additionally they had the biscuit bar and drink table decorated rustically as well (wasn't just serving trays and plates). I wasn't expecting this at all, but I'm SO glad they did, it really pulled the space together. They really think of everything!!
I wanted to give a special shout out to Cindy, a server who worked our event. She was so sweet and stopped my husband and I to wish us congratulations and compliment my dress. She was so so sweet and we talked to her more during the night. Really top notch employee and super helpful and prompt. Anything we asked for, she grab for us immediately - really made us feel like the top of her priorities. All the waiters were great , kind, and greeted us with smiles, but she really stood out to us as going above and beyond!!
Sarah · Married on 09/01/2018
Great food, even better customer service
Rocky Top and Vicki, in particular, made our wedding reception sheer perfection! Vicki worked with my fiance and me on a menu that reflected our tastes and even created a whole need appetizer just for us and our big day. You won't regret booking this vendor!Sent on 11/16/2018
Samantha · Married on 08/18/2018
Amazing food! Everyone loved the food and the service! They even brought their own little decorations for the catering table.Sent on 09/20/2018
Kathryn · Married on 08/18/2018
We worked with Vicki for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. Rocky Top and Vicki were incredible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. We wanted different menus for the RD and the reception as well as working around my food allergies. So many of our guests told us that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding! Thank you so much Rocky Top and Vicki Tong for making our wedding day incredible!Sent on 10/03/2018
Sarah · Married on 07/14/2018
We had the most wonderful experience with Rocky Top for our July 2018 wedding in Raleigh. Vicki was our catering contact, and anyone would be lucky to work with her! She nailed our menu after meeting with us once, and she was incredibly accommodating and so easy to work with throughout the whole process! She made everything less stressful. We could not have been happier with the food at our wedding. We had SO many guests come up to us after the wedding to say that the food was the best that they had ever had before at a wedding. Thank you to everyone at Rocky Top! We could not have chosen better for a caterer!Sent on 08/03/2018
Elizabete · Married on 06/30/2018
Rocky top did a great job catering my daughter's wedding. Vicki Tong was fantastic! She made sure our menu was perfect. My daughter wanted family style and they did an awesome job. We received many compliments on the food and service. The wait staff was professional, friendly and always making sure everyone was taken care of. Vicki was perfect for day one to the big day! Always checking in on us.Sent on 08/01/2018
Becky · Married on 06/23/2018
Rocky Top is the best around. They have fun events leading up to your wedding where you can taste all kinds of foods & drinks. Our wedding guests raved about our food selection and they were super easy to work with. We provided our own alcohol (we had to get a liquor license) but their bartenders served it. The staff is very proficient, friendly, and great at what they do.Sent on 07/08/2018
If you value quality and want a caterer that is trutly in it for your event this is the one to book.
Thanks, Rocky Top!
Bebee · Married on 06/23/2018
Rocky Top Catering did an amazing job on my daughter's wedding last month. Carol Sasseen and team were totally professional, honest and delivered! Their expertise made our reception everything we'd dreamed. AND their food is outstanding - all our guests are still raving about the fabulous food! Great job RTC - I will call on you whenever I need top notch catering both personally and professionally! Bebee LeeSent on 07/28/2018
Bethany · Married on 06/09/2018
Rocky Top catered my daughter's wedding recently at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. They did a fantastic job! I worked with Jeff and he was very professional, personable, accommodating and responsive to emails. He went above and beyond to assist us in coming up with a menu that was pleasing to vegetarians and meat eaters alike (bride and groom vegetarian). During the cocktail hour we had a bruschetta bar and NC inspired passed hors d'oeuvres (crispy pimento cheese with smoked apple jelly, chicken and waffle bites, shrimp and grits). Our guests devoured them! For the buffet dinner we started with the green apple and bleu cheese salad, then enjoyed a buffet including crispy smashed potatoes (amazing!), haricot vert almondine, bruschetta mac and cheese, sirloin carving station and vegetarian paella. Everything was so delicious. Rocky Top was happy to make the vegetarian paella vegan friendly for us and all the guests enjoyed eating it. It had a beautiful presentation and was served in a paella pan. I believe the chef had to go make more because it was such a hit with the meat eaters as well. All the food was very flavorful and the service was quick and friendly. They even packed up some leftovers for us! Although the museum only allows Rocky Top to cater, I would choose them to do the job regardless of the venue because of the outstanding customer service, taste, quality, value and willingness to accommodate dietary needs.Sent on 06/20/2018
Jenny · Married on 04/21/2018
Delicious! Lara was very helpful! She helped with the wedding dinner, rehearsal dinner, and helped pick out the place settings and table cloths.Sent on 06/24/2018
Kim · Married on 04/14/2018
Jeff was awesome to work with!Sent on 04/27/2018