CATERING & PERSONAL CHEF DIRECTORY
Let Asheville chefs help you celebrate!
From small gatherings to big galas, these caterers and personal chefs can create the menus that impress your guests and give you one less thing to think about.
Average Cost: Minimum is $125 per person
Braised & Confit is owned by chef Christian Albrecht, who’s worked in the kitchens of The Admiral in West Asheville and The Bistro on the Biltmore Estate. It offers an impressive menu based on seasonal ingredients from local farms. Ideal for groups of 40 or fewer, Albrecht’s food is good for folks looking for a “wow” factor in both taste and presentation. Braised & Confit is popular for special occasion dinners, smaller weddings and bachelor or bachelorette parties. Check out the options for live-fire picnics for a truly unique outdoor dining experience.
Cuisine: Mediterranean and Southern
Average Cost: Minimum is $45 per person
Contact: fioreouslydelicious.com | email@example.com
Specializing in “boutique catering” and meal delivery, Fioreously Delicious is a popular option for retreats, dinner parties, family reunions and backyard weddings. Chef and owner Katie Fiore has over 25 years of experience in catering and restaurants. The company delivers healthy food that is both approachable and satisfying, accommodating almost all dietary restrictions. All menus are customizable. Noteworthy favorites include sliced beef tenderloin with red wine reduction and a mezze platter with hummus, grape leaves, pickled vegetables, artichokes and marinated feta.
Cuisine: American classics and global cuisines
Average Cost: Variable
Contact: chefpiper.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Piper Wilder is a personal chef specializing in weekly meal packages for families and working professionals—serving Asheville and the surrounding towns—as well as celebratory meals for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Before moving to Asheville in 2020, Piper was a personal chef in New York City and cultivated a broad culinary resume. Her menu options include American staples like flavorful pastas and savory chicken and beef dishes, as well as global favorites like a vegan Thai red curry in coconut milk with seasonal vegetables and a variety of Mediterranean dishes with fish. She can accommodate special diets and offers customized menu planning.
Average Cost: Minimum is $20 per person
Contact: thelobstertrap.biz | email@example.com
This downtown dining destination offers a full menu of seafood classics, but its popular catering service focuses on two of its winners—fresh coastal shrimp and cold-water oysters shucked on the spot—creating a truly unique experience for guests. With service for up to 200 people—ideal for wedding cocktail hours, corporate events or private dinner parties—The Lobster Trap often presents its food in a signature “boat” platter and offers a variety of sauces, including housemade cocktail and mignonette sauces.
Average Cost: Minimum is $15-$20 per person
Contact: tasteedineravl.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Owned by Steven Goff, a well-known Asheville chef who sits on the board of the city’s Chow Chow food festival and was named Chef of the Year by the NC Restaurant & Lodging Association, Tastee Diner offers a wide-ranging menu that can work for small gatherings to large corporate events and weddings. Menus are fully customizable—check out the options for breakfast platters and a la carte meat stations, along with dishes like seafood boils and London broil roasts. Tastee Diner offers tastings for groups of 50 or more and can meet most budgets.