Catering and Dining

Specialty dessert

A Tasteful Choice

The Raleigh Convention Center is proud to provide unparalleled service and personalized attention to you and your guests. Our in-house caterer, Centerplate, is committed to doing the same when it comes to your special event. The Centerplate catering team will work with you to create an unforgettable menu that will excite and delight your guests.

Our award-winning chefs have prepared meals for four former U.S. presidents, politicians Margaret Thatcher and Newt Gingrich, and world-renowned chefs Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and Alice Waters. Your guests will be treated to an exquisite dining experience at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Centerplate is committed to its sustainability initiatives, including 100% biodegradable food-service items, a 10% pledge to using food from local vendors and farmers, composting food waste, and donating excess food to nearby food banks.

To learn more or begin customizing your perfect menu, feel free to explore our Catering Guide below or you may contact Amanda Colfer, Catering Sales Manager, at 919-996-8678 or by email.


Excellence in Service
Antipasto Platter

..the food was superb! An extremely high level of customer service was apparent at every turn, with EVERY employee! It made a difference in the attendees' experience. Well done, and we can't thank you enough!"

The Complete Experience
Dessert Display

I can’t begin to tell you how much we all enjoyed the plated meal served by your staff. The chef outdid himself. Your wait staff was very professional but friendly as well. What a wonderful combination, a great chef, and exceptional wait staff. We truly appreciate all efforts made in planning this breakfast. It was exquisite."

No Small Feat

I have been telling everyone that the food at the Raleigh Convention Center is the best food that I have ever had at a conference. Given the challenges of feeding over 500 people in a short amount of time, that is no small feat. From the fried chicken to the wonderful vegetarian options to the luscious desserts, it was the talk of the meeting. Many thanks to everyone."