I was incredibly impressed with you and your staff and I can be hard to please! I will suggest you to my friends and colleagues. It was as we had hoped for and largely due to your team's extraordinary efforts. Loving the leftovers today again!
I had a wonderful experience with Rocky Top Hospitality and 1705 Prime! From day one when I contacted them through the final billing, Jenn Carlin (our catering manager) was responsive and helpful. She knew the venue and exactly how to use it to its best ability for our catering needs. The staff was wonderful on the day of the wedding - even making sure my husband and I sat down to eat! All of our guest that we have seen since the wedding said it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I will reach out to them again if have need for catering in the future!
Kevin, Jenn, and the entire staff at 1705 Prime made our wedding day run so smoothly and worry-free, I can't say enough good things about them. They took care of everything and I could really tell that they sincerely wanted to make our special day unforgettable. The service from waiter to bartender to cook to coordinator was absolutely top notch. The venue looked so amazing! It literally took my breath away. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests on the food and the atmosphere at the wedding. Without a doubt, 1705 Prime made our wedding day the best day of our lives!
We are so happy that we chose Rocky Top to cater our daughter's wedding. The staff was capable, friendly, attentive and reliable. On top of that, the food was wonderful and a great value for the cost. I would definitely use them in the future to cater any event.
Oh my gosh. I cannot even begin to explain how GLAD I am that we went with Rocky Top Catering for our vendor. Jenn Carlin is AMAZING. My husband and I initially met with her in September 2013 and had our wedding on Nov 30, 2013. For only two months of planning and with my crazy-pregnancy brain, Jenn was absolutely the number one person I had on my team. She offered us so many food options to stay within our budget. We were even allowed to provide the alcohol ourselves and used their bartenders.
Working up to the wedding day, Jenn met with us to pick out our linen rentals. She even was our advocate when it came to changing the linens and dinnerware to match better with our budget. THAT was extremely helpful.
When it came to the wedding day itself, we didn't hire a wedding planner. Jenn was there the whole time to help direct the order of events and line up people to walk down the aisle. Again, I can't say enough here about how fantastic she was. I would absolutely recommend her service and this company to anyone.
She allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner at 1705 Prime the night before. The food was INCREDIBLE. On our wedding day, the food was incredible as well (even though we didn't eat much - busy busy with guests!). People still can't stop talking about the food and it's been two months.
I just want to say if you are worrying about the prices of this catering company, which actually was the biggest expense of our wedding, if you can handle it, do it. It's WORTH it. It will save you a giant headache and you won't have to worry about a thing on your wedding day. I planned my wedding in two months with a baby on the way and felt like Jenn was the number one person I could trust to handle the food, the service, and other wedding details I didn't even think of. Go with this company!! You won't regret it.
Everyone at Rocky Top Catering was so friendly and helpful. They did exactly what we wanted and also offered suggestions and advice that made our special day so wonderful. I never doubted them for a second. Jenn Carlin was amazing!!! She responded in lightening speed to every email and phone call I made to her and always in a friendly and professional manner.
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! =)
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!
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!!!
My wedding reception was at 1705 Prime, and I had the best experience with them. Every guest raved about the service, how amazing the food was, and how attentive and pleasant the staff was. I would recommend 1705 Prime for any event.
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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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!
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.
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!