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Wedding Catering on the Outer Banks

When you have your wedding on the Outer Banks, it’s likely you don’t live here permanently. While it’s not hard to find most of the great Outer Banks wedding vendors you’ll need, finding a caterer is a little bit more involved. How can you pick a caterer when you’ve never sampled his wares?  Read more

The Best Wedding Food, Hands Down!

Planning for your wedding can be stressful, but finding the right Outer Banks caterer should be the easy part. After you make your vows and head off to your reception, your stomachs will probably be growling and you’ll be thinking about the food that you chose to have prepared. Make sure when the time comes you don’t regret your choice. Red Sky Cafe has the best wedding food on the beach and we want to show you just how great our catering service is! Read more

A Bride & Groom’s Guide To Rehearsal Dinners

At The Red Sky Café in Duck, our personal Outer Banks chefs know that the bride and groom often have many questions about the proper etiquette involved in hosting a rehearsal dinner. There are many traditions that you may want to follow, but some have been replaced or eliminated by modern trends. Many couples require party catering on the Outer Banks. You should select a venue, decide whether it will be formal or casual, decide upon a budget, and figure out who pays for the dinner. Today, we would like to offer you some helpful tips on rehearsal dinner etiquette that will hopefully answer your most pressing questions. Read more

OBX Wedding Catering Tips from Red Sky Café

wedding catering on the Outer BanksIf you are considering wedding catering on the Outer Banks, the Red Sky Café offers the finest and freshest local seafood, seasonal ingredients, prime cuts, and unmatched creativity. Today, our catering team would like to offer you a few tips that will ensure a spectacular dinner event. There are several avenues to take that will help you save money and keep your guests happy.

Beer, Liquor, & Wine Ideas:

  • Serving liquor is usually less expensive than serving wine. A bottle of liquor will produce three times the amount of drinks compared to a bottle of wine. Of course, you may still offer beer and wine to suit your guest’s preferences.

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  • Instead of serving champagne, select a fun and festive specialty drink to serve to your guests. If you really want to cut costs, serving a non-alcoholic beverage during the toasts is also an option.
  • Guests typically eat and drink less during the afternoon hours. If you schedule wedding catering on the Outer Banks earlier in the day, as opposed to hosting an evening dinner, you will save money on both drinks and food.

Guests smiling and entertained at their tables!!

Provide your guests with a dinner menu. This way they know what to expect, and you can explain any unique or exotic dishes to them. Entertain your guests with a fun wedding favor to show your appreciation for their attendance. This will also be a great conversation starter, and everyone loves a gift whether it’s large or small.

For wedding catering on the Outer Banks, contact us today to get a taste of the amazing dishes we have to offer. We promise that you and your guests will be delighted by this gourmet food experience.  And don’t forget about our Chefs On Call, who will gladly cook for you in your own home while you are busy preparing for your wedding.

Questions to Ask Your Outer Banks Wedding Caterer

Choosing a wedding caterer can be nerve wracking.  After all, this is your big day and you want it to be perfect.  Since you don’t have much, if any, experience, in choosing a caterer for your wedding, we are more than happy to help you out.

Ask these questions when you contact your prospective wedding caterer:

1.      Are they available on the day of your wedding?  If they are already booked, can they handle more than one wedding at a time?

2.      Give your caterer an accurate guest count and ask for a price.  Some of the more expensive caterers provide extra services that will make a high price more reasonable.

3.      Ask about menus.  Will they provide the type of food that you want?  Do they use the freshest ingredients?  Ask for pictures of their food presentation.

4.      What do they include with their catering service?  Do they provide a wait staff?  How about serving utensils or linens?

5.      Ask for the paperwork.  Are they insured?  Are they licensed?  Ask for references from previous clients.

6.      Ask your caterer where receptions are usually held in the area, then ask those venues about your prospective wedding caterer.  If you have already chosen a venue for your reception, ask them about their experience with your prospective caterers.

7.      Does your caterer offer tastings?  The chance to try the food before committing to a caterer can save you a mountain of regret.

Remember, this is for your wedding reception and a little bit of work now can bring you much happiness later.  Just ask the questions above when you speak to caterers and you should have no trouble choosing the best caterer for your reception.

Chef Wes Stepp is famous for his Red Sky Café and as your Outer Banks Wedding Caterer.  Whether you need great food for yourself, your wedding, or your private party, Chef Wes has got you covered.