Cooking Party Themes
Cooking Parties & Teambuilding Events

You pick the date and let us help you arrange a private cooking party or group class.  Cooking parties can incorporate a specific cooking trend or theme, and customized to suit your palate!  Chef Donna can stew on your ideas and create a menu for you, or here are few seasonal themes to get your ideas simmering!  A minimum of 6 guests required.  Price per person varies based on theme. 

Chopped Challenge

A "chopped-style" challenge is a great team building experience.  Your guests are broken down into teams and given recipe inspiration and a time deadline.  Each team's creation is judged by our staff panel.  Incorporate a regional cooking influence or signature ingredient if you like, or Chef Donna will help you to design the format that meets your objectives.

Cooking with Bourbon & Bourbon Tasting

Bourbon Molasses BBQ Chicken
Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Cakes
Coffee Caramel Mousse

National Blueberry Month

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Peach and Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Picnic Time

Chicken Saltimbocca Sandwiches on Focaccia
Minted Barley Salad
Peach Slaw
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Chevre Swirl

Garden Party

April is National Garden Month.  Bring the beautiful blooms of Spring inside and to the kitchen.  Our own floral designer, Joseph Barnes, will conduct a floral demonstration, and we'll whip up a delicious menu perfect for your own garden themed party, utilizing edible flowers and the recipes featuring seasonal specialties from the garden.

  • Deviled Egg filled Beets
  • Mixed Greens with Johnny Jump Ups
  • Buttermilk Chicken Skewers with Toasted Pecan Pesto
  • Lavender Lemon Mousse in Pastry Shell with Berries      

Grill Master's Challenge

Have you mastered the grill?  Bring it on!  We will give you the base recipes and you choose your favorite seasonings, spices, and marinades. We'll feature craft beers to accompany your creations. 

  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Fish
  • Grilled Fruit


Catering Works is an off-premise catering and special event planning company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We serve the Triangle area, and other regions in and out of North Carolina. At the core of Catering Works success is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to preparing and presenting the highest quality recipes and beverages with artistic vision and finesse. We offer simple delivery drop off, elaborate full service events and everything in between!
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