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.

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 Samantha Amodio, Catering Sales Manager, at 919-996-8682 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.

View the "A Seat At The Table" Menu

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."