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.
Our executive chef, Phil Evans, has spent years perfecting his craft in some of the U.S.' finest kitchens, including multiple five-star and five-diamond resorts. From his beginnings working in the kitchen of three-star Michellin chef Marc Meneau in France, Chef Phil has served as Executive Sous at the St. Regis in Houston, Executive Chef at the St. Regis in Aspen, and the Executive Chef at the Triangle's own acclaimed Umstead Hotel & Spa and Herons Restaurant.
To learn more or begin customizing your perfect menu, feel free to explore our Catering Guide below or you may contact Heavenly Loyd, Catering Sales Coordinator, at 919-996-8678 or by email.
Thoughtful, Local, Equitable.
We are pleased to announce a new menu, "A Seat At The Table: Southern Cuisine Featuring North Carolina’s Women and BIPOC Farmers and Food Producers." Highlighting the work of farmers and cooks from our region, Executive Chef Phil Evans has developed a fresh look at southern classics with ingredients that celebrate the hard work of historically underrepresented contributors to North Carolina's food culture.