There are no words to explain how fantastic Rocky Top Catering was for our wedding. Professional, extremely responsive, accommodating; all around a fantastic catering vendor. I lost count of how many times I heard the exact phrase "that was the best food I have ever eaten at a wedding." I had more than one person even admit they enjoyed our wedding food more than their own.
All night long Rocky Top Catering remained fantastic! As the bridal party stood outside and waited for my new husband and I to wrap up wedding pictures and enter the reception, one of the servers made sure to bring each bridesmaid and groomsmen a drink and appetizers and even made a point to grab a beer for us as newlyweds. When our guests finished 5 cases of Bud Light in half an hour Jenn (our Catering Sales Manager) personally drove from Apex back to Raleigh to re-stock and saved the party. My husband and I loved Dakota, the girl who waited on us, and my family particularly enjoyed the bartender. Everyone one at Rocky Top was professional, the service they provided ensured a formal and classy affair that left all of our guests in awe.
Even during the planning process I used Jenn as a resource many times. She had an answer for every question I could even imagine and made selecting my wedding day rentals so much easier (a task that was particularly intimidating). You will have absolutely no regrets if you chose Rocky Top for your big day. I could go on for days but suffice it to say : they are THE BEST!
Jenn from Rocky Top was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was so responsive and I would recommend their services to anyone who needs catering at their next event. Not only was she responsive she was able to deal with my scatter brian, crazy ADD and random questions I had about my event. Their team took care of our guests the entire night and made us feel so special! Please book Rocky Top for your next event and ask for Jenn Carlin! =)
Awesome, awesome experience with Jenn from Rocky Top Catering. My brother and sister-in-law used this company for their wedding in 2011, and highly recommended them. My husband and I are active duty military and moved from one continent to the other while planning our wedding - Jenn from Rocky Top was very flexible and responsive via email and over the phone with menu planning, setting up a tasting and rental appointments, and with processing payments. The coordinated rental service was awesome and saved me a lot of time and effort, it was much appreciated that Jenn handled that aspect for us.
The food was DELICIOUS. Majority of the guests commented on the tastiness of the buffet and appetizers. The bar service was friendly and great. The servers were all professional. Megan, who coordinated our catering on the day of, was responsive and great to work with.
Could not recommend Rocky Top more!
We had the pleasure of working with Kevin DeHimer and I do mean PLEASURE!
Kevin was simply awesome, helped us each and every step of the way. I had NO stress what so ever. Everything was handled perfectly from day one, right to the end of our event! We were so thrilled with the end result! We along with Kevin and the staff gave our daughter and her husband the Wedding they dreamed off. We highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed!
Jenn Carlin and the wonderful folks at 1705 Prime did an amazing job for our wedding reception! We have heard so many compliments on the amazing food and the gorgeous 1705 Prime! Jenn was always responsive to emails, despite how many I sent her!! She was fantastic to work with from the beginning and was flexible throughout the entire process. In fact, we often had difficult schedules and short notice to meet with her as we were planning from out of state, and she went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. We did a buffet dinner and only heard wonderful things about the food! It was delicious -- and yes, I did actually get to eat on my wedding day! Thanks for that!! The whole day went so smoothly and everyone had a great time! 1705 far exceeded our expectations and Jenn Carlin is absolutely amazing!! Would highly recommend their services to any of my friends getting married!
Amazing!!! I couldn't have asked for a better venue for my special day. So great to work with and everything went so smooth. I wouldn't have changed a thing! Also food was fantastic!!!
Rocky Top is simply the best! I had attended several events in the past catered by Rocky Top and then was recommended to call Jenn when it came time to book a caterer for my own wedding. Best decision ever! She was so great about making up a menu for our dinner, and incredibly helpful with all the rentals we needed. Our venue came with absolutely nothing and everything had to be rented. Jenn was very communicative and so easy to work with throughout the entire process (and it was a 2 year engagement so she got to deal with me for quite a while!). I'm an event planner myself so I had some definite picky needs and special ideas and Jenn was amazing with suggestions and bringing to life what I pictured.
Oh and before I forget, perhaps the most important thing - SO DELICIOUS! Everything is amazing! I was telling one of my bridesmaids the final menu a couple weeks before the wedding and she literally said, "Oh my gosh, I don't think I've ever been more excited to eat. I cannot wait!" She was definitely not disappointed :)
If you're using a venue that requires an outside caterer you would be doing yourself a huge disservice to not choose Rocky Top. Call Jenn - you won't regret it!
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Kevin and the team at Rocky Top were so helpful in all the preparations and on the day of! I would highly recommend working with them.
The staff was extremely wonderful and the food was delicious!
Kevin was our contact at Rocky Top and he was a breeze to work with! He custom built our catering package around our needs and budget and we definitely got our money's worth! The food was some of the best I've ever had and our guests absolutely loved it as well! I would highly recommend Rocky Top catering!
Jenn was very quick to respond to all of my emails and calls! Dakota was also fantastic as she got me everything I needed during the night of th event. They both helped the event to go smoothly and helped me keep calm! The late night food was so good and they even saved me some chicken and waffles to take back after the reception.
My husband and I used Rocky Top Catering for our wedding reception at the Blue Zone in Kenan Stadium and have nothing but EXCELLENT things to say:
Alison Purdee is amazing at what she does - she organized our entire day, met up to help us cart additional items into the reception venue. She reassured us of everything. And due to a rain delay, she was flexible the day-of with rescheduling my husband and my entrance time. I want to have my wedding all over again thanks to her.
Rocky Top Catering is, in three words: delicious, personalized, and professional. Not only is their food delicious, but their menu was open to suggestions and favorites. I loved that my husband and I were able to choose what we liked (Southern food) and make changes - there was no set menu or set price. It felt like our wedding. Finally, the staff we had under Alison was all smiles, professional and just made that wedding evening feel like a dream.
Rocky Top Catering wonderful! Jen was like my fairy god mother, and came to my rescue after the catering company I originally contracted with unexpectedly cancelled. Shortly after contacting her and explaining my situation, she had sent over a quote, and was providing almost hourly updates on where she was with securing staff, since it was the 4th of July weekend. Jen and her staff were there and on point as if they had been preparing for the event for months, and the food was amazing. I cannot say thank you enough! I even went to each server and thank them individually, because I knew that they did not have to be there. I will forever be grateful to Jen and her team for their professionalism and readiness, as they truly saved the day!
Rocky Top Catering was wonderful. Jenn was my catering manager and she took care of everything in a professional, speedy, and relaxed manner wearing a smile at all times. This company is easy to work with, listens to your needs, and caters to you as their customer. Jenn even surprisingly acted as a babysitter during our reception to our 1 year old. lol. Hilarious; but this shows Rocky Top Catering's level of commitment to ensuring your special day is one to remember. I would definitely recommend Rock Top Catering for any special occasion you may be planning.
I had the most wonderful experience with Jenn and all of the staff at Rocky Top Catering. Jenn was always quick to respond to my questions and provided us with a ton of help/advice in preparing a great menu within our budget for the cocktail hour and dinner at our wedding. We have so many of our guests tell us how wonderful the food was and that they experienced spectacular service the entire night. Often you hear about the wedding party not getting to eat the hors d'oeuvres because they are taking pictures or the bride and groom not being able to eat dinner because they don't have time to get their food or eat it due to greeting guests, etc. That was not the case for our wedding! We had servers bringing our wedding party hors d'oeuvres while we were taking pictures during the cocktail hour and ensuring that we didn't miss out on any of it! Jenn and her crew also made sure when we had dinner that my husband and I had a plate made for us and brought to our table, as well as continuously checked on us to see if we needed anything or if there was anything more they could do for us. I just can't express the countless compliments we received from our guests and how pleased we were with all of the services we received from the beginning stages of planning until the end of the reception. It truly was a stress free night and better than we could have imagined!! I can't say it enough...the food was AMAZING, the service and the staff were WONDERFUL and so nice, and we couldn't have been happier!!!
Working with rocky top throughout the whole process was excellent. The food and drinks were great and the accommodated every menu request we had!
Kevin and his team at Rocky Top provide amazing service from start to finish. We compared several caterers before choosing Rocky Top...and we are SO glad we did. What a bang for your buck! Kevin was very flexible in providing unique options for the menu, as well as granting our special requests. Our guests raved about the food! If you want your guests to have a memorable experience and have the best service, professionalism, and value, you cannot go wrong with Rocky Top!!!!
Rocky Top Hospitality did an outstanding job! The food, service, & Kevin (catering manager) were amazing! I would highly encourage everyone to seek their services for such a special day!
Many of the guests have commented that the food was "the best they have ever had at a wedding!"
Jenn and staff were great--I would definitely use the venue in the future, as well as recommend the services to others.
You did a fabulous job with our reception. Kevin and his staff were very professional and quick to respond to requests. The food was wonderful--people commented about it for days afterwards. Thanks for making this event perfect!