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.
Couples Choice Awards
Heart of NC Preferred Vendor
Midtown Diamond Award, 2023 GOLD Best Catering
Raleigh's Best, 2022
2022 Expert Choice Awards
2022 Couples Choice Awards
2021 WRAL Voters Choice Award
2022 Midtown Diamond Award, Silver
Cary Magazine, Best of West Wake
Featured on Heart of NC Weddings
Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2021
Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2020
Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice 2019
Wake Living Readers' Choice Awards
Catering Works announced as Best Caterer in Wake Country by Wake Living in their Readers Choice Awards issue.
Catering Works named Best Caterer in the Triangle by INDY Week followers.
Triangle NACE National Awards
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 "Carolina in my Mind".
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
Catering Works wins Best of Raleigh Diamond Award for 2019
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
Cooking for a Classic 2017
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 Bakers
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 NYC
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.
NC Competition Dining Series
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!