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Schedule Your Outer Banks Catering Specialist Now!

The first day of Spring is already past, and you know what that means: Wedding Season! The Outer Banks is a hot spot for weddings, and if you want yours here, you need to schedule your caterer before it’s too late. And of course, there is only one person to call if you want the best wedding (or any other special event) caterer around.

If you’re planning a special event this year and don’t know what you want, come talk to Chef Wes Stepp at Red Sky Café.  Chef Wes will help you plan a menu of mouth-watering treats sure to please anyone.  Who wouldn’t love an edible fruit sculpture as delicious to eat as pleasing to see.  His use of local seafood assures you of mouth-watering flavors you will not find anywhere else.

Red Sky Café prides itself on coordinating the food presentation with the décor.  Put your event in their hands and you can relax with your guests, knowing everything is being taken care of for you.

We can handle any size group, be it a small family gathering to an elegant formal wedding.  We are a full service caterer, provding you with the best personal service.  Red Sky Café Catering was a participant at every event at the 2010 Outer Banks Wedding Expo.  Chef Wes has plenty of expertise with wedding catering and everyone always goes away with a wondeful experience.

Right now, for a limited time, Chef Wes is offering a free wedding catering consultation that includes a free tasting.  Call Chef Wes for an appointment today.   Let him tempt and tease your palette with his special creations that are sure to please.

Explore our web site and peruse some of our favorite recipes.  Local seafood, seasoned to perfection, is our specialty.  We offer something for everyone.  You can download several sample catering menus, guaranteed to salivate your taste buds!  Let us show you how catering is done, the OBX way and let Chef Wes be your Outer Banks wedding caterer today!

Cool Outer Banks Wedding Decorations: Fresh Fruit Sculptures!

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Watermelon Sculpture

Watermelon Sculpture

Beyond carefully selecting a menu that will please your guests, the Red Sky Cafe goes several steps further when caring for your Outer Banks Wedding. Every wedding that we cater receives at least two unique fresh fruit sculptures carved by our on-staff artist.

Honeydew Flower

Honeydew Flower

On the video above, you’ll see 3 carved watermelons surrounded by a banquet of fresh fruit suited for a royal beach luau. The first carving is a swan, and the artist used both the skin, and the flesh to create the perception of multi-colored feathers.

Then, we have two flower sculptures, each with a unique pattern, in a more Asian approach.

The fruit sculptures are another Red Sky catering signature item, and they are included in every one of our outer banks wedding package with no additional cost.

Click to learn more about our professional catering services – or download one our exclusive outer banks wedding menus, FREE!

The Tastiest Wedding Food Ever – Red Sky Catering!


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Somebody mentioned they couldnt see the food very well in the nags head wedding video, so I put together this mouthwatering video – it’s got amazing details on the food, and it’s just hard not to eat my monitor.

I tried to identify exactly what the camera was showing, but some of the captions came out wrong. Hopefully the great Red Sky cuisine will redeem my mistake 😉

We’ve been getting a lot of requests for our obx wedding menus – and people want to know more about what Chef Wes suggests for an authentic Outer Banks wedding.

You can get all of that when you download your wedding package info from our website. Or you can just post a comment here with your question and we’ll answer it immediately!

Enjoy the video – try not to bite your monitor!

Beyond Catering – Tips For A Perfect Outer Banks Beach Wedding

Outer Banks Weddings - Beyond Catering

Outer Banks Weddings - Beyond Catering

The fantasy of a beautiful beach wedding in the Outer Banks is shared by many brides-to-be, and making it come true for them is what our catering team’s main goal.

But an Outer Banks wedding involves more than amazing food – and here are some tips we gathered for an overall unique obx wedding experience:

Location: Think about booking a private beach. This allows you time for your wedding and your reception – so you and your guests can dance into the night under the stars. In the Outer Banks, some hotels will reserve their beaches exclusively for your party, and several of the bigger rental homes have private beach access.  If you can’t find a private beach have a public beach party. But the best is that even though only a small portion of your family and friends can make the trip, and you’re at the beach, you can always invite a few new-friends in the way of other hotel guests and well-wishers?

Invites: How about sending the invites on an old glass bottle for that message-in-a-bottle feel? Or for an easier and less expensive alternative, find stationary with sand dollar or tropical floral designs.

Decor: Make use of the Outer Banks natural beauty and design 3 heart shapes in the sand with shells, pebbles or driftwood – one for the bride and groom, one for the officiant, and a big one for the guests . Or, have your vows written in the sand for all to see. Watch as the entire decor fades aways as the tide comes in and the party goes on!

Flowers: There are several florists in the Outer Banks who can help with wedding flowers perfect for the beach, but why not wear Hawaiian-style lei flowers instead of a bouquet? Or carry a shell encrusted candle. For a more traditional approach but still keeping to the beach theme, why not encrust shells on the bouquet and flower decor?

Bridal Attire: Here’s a very contemporary approach: wear a grass skirt with a bikini and Hawaiian garland. Or, a floral dress or a sarong and bikini is equally “beachy” and it will definitely fit the Outer Banks lifestyle. Look for shell jewelry (or pearls)! Go barefoot (that’s a must at the beach – at the very least, wear one of those simple yet fashionable Hawaianas flip flops .)

Groom’s Attire: Floral shirt and Bermuda shorts with a Hawaiian garland round his neck. Or he could pull a David Beckham and wear a sarong and vest top. Barefoot or sandals.

Catering: Of course, catering for an Outer Banks wedding is our specialty, and we have several different menus. But how about this classic: White and milk chocolate shell decorations make for a beautiful beach-themed cake. Plain sponge cake is light and luscious in the beach humidity. Consider a seafood spread – prawns, lobster and other seaside favorite. For those looking for authentic cuisine, our specialties include more exotic seafood like delicious ceviches, calamari, and even an aromatic paella.

Favors: For a destination wedding, even if the Outer Banks is not that far from home, it’s not uncommon (and thoughtful) to give guests their favors upon arrival. A goodie bag containing sunglasses, sunscreen and flip-flops will be just what any beach-tripper needs. Consider including some classic OBX t-shirts and shot glasses 😉

Wedding Catering At Its Best – The Red Sky Cafe Catering Team!

We’ve all heard funny stories about the food served at weddings: blend, unappealing, boring… And the usual excuse is that we’re not really suppose to be worrying about the food, we’re there to celebrate the joyful union a couple in matrimony.

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