OBX Wedding Catering Like No Other

Recently, the Red Sky Cafe received a wonderful thank you from a beloved customer who recently held a wedding reception with our Outer Banks wedding catering staff on-hand. We enjoyed this warm appreciation (and some helpful tips for next time) so much that we couldn’t help but share. Read more

Red Sky at the 2012 Outer Banks Wedding Show!

This spring is the 2012 Outer Banks Wedding Show hosted by and it’s shaping up to be a blast! Most of their Vendors will be in attendance and several will be hosting instructional seminars to teach people about different aspects of their weddings. And of course, you can’t have a wedding event without the Red Sky Cafe!  Read more

Red Sky Attending 2012 Wedding Expo

This weekend all you upcoming brides are in for a treat because January 7th & 8th is the Outer Banks Wedding Expo where you will be able to preview over 175 different wedding vendors showing off what they’ve got that makes them the best wedding pros. The expo is a perfect time to check out all the wedding vendors on the Outer Banks and really decide who is the best for your big day. Your Outer Banks wedding caterer will be there as well, giving you a sample of delicious goods to show that with the Red Sky Cafe your wedding catering is the last thing you have to worry about.  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

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.