Honors and Awards

Accolades & Certifications

The culinary team is made up of creative innovators with professional training from distinguished institutions such as Johnson & Wales, The California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, and the Culinary Institute of America. 


Triangle NACE Awards

Catering Works brings home four awards at the Triangle NACE gala 

  1. Best Dessert Presentation at An event
  2. Best Plated Food Presentation at an Event
  3. Favorite Food at a Meeting
  4. Favorite Overall Meeting

Midtown Magazine

Catering Works wins Best of Raleigh Diamond Award for 2019

Midtown Magazine

Catering Works wins the gold for best catering by Midtown Magazine


Triangle NACE Bites &  Pints 

Catering Works wins Best Bite & Fan Favorite awards at Triangle NACE Bites & Pints fundraiser supporting our US Veterans! 

Triangle Business Journal

Catering Works won an award for one of the Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal

NACE National Awards

July 2018 - Catering Works brings home the glass at the Triangle NACE National Awards for best On-Premise Catered Event of The Year.  The winning entry is for one of our Culinary Adventures "An Evening in Paris".  We are particularly honored to in the list with distinguished epicureans, such as Wolfgang Puck.  LEARN MORE

NACE Triangle Chapter Awards

Catering Works receives honors at the 2017 Triangle NACE Awards!  The first award was for THE BEST PLATED FOOD PRESENTATION at an event, “The Orient Express”.  This full coursed themed dinner held at The Laurelbrook was an astounding success, and one of many culinary adventures in our global dining series.  The second award was for FAVORITE FOOD AT A NACE EVENT



Executive Chef Rich Carter and team WIN THE GRAND PRIZE in this annual competition to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center.  This Sweet Sixteen style included some of the local communities top culinary talent!  

Best Wedding
Cake Bakers in


Catering Works Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Calcagno and the Pastry team awarded for overall excellence by Expertise for 2018






Maple View Farms Discover Duck 2016  
Executive Chef Rich Carter wins Discover Duck 2016 contest, with his innovative "Duck Puppies with Sorghum Glaze" recipe.






Got to be NC

Catering Works is an official member supporting North Carolina Agriculture as a whole and increasing the visibility of NC products by working with growers and companies that produce NC agricultural        products.








Orange Crush", featured Rich Carter, executive chef, Sara Samuels, personal chef and Anthony Calcagno, executive pastry chef at Catering Works out of  Raleigh. Here's the fun part: neither team knows what the mystery ingredients will be until the morning of the competition!





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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