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Catering in Smithfield, NC,
(919) 824-0708

About Us

A wedding catering service based in Smithfield, North Carolina that services the Raleigh/Triangle area and Johnston County, Under the Oak Catering is a chef-driven company that specializes in local sourcing. A foodie’s dream caterer, Under the Oak Catering is owned and operated by Blake and Megan Gotliffe, a husband and wife duo. Couples can expect customized seasonal menus and a one-stop shop for all of their wedding culinary needs, from unique passed appetizers and house-made charcuterie, to small plate stations, buffets, wedding cakes and elaborate dessert displays. The team at Under the Oak Catering strives to provide couples with an unforgettable dining experience.

Services Offered
Couples work with the team at Under the Oak Catering to coordinate delivery, setup, and cleanup services, and develop their menu for their special day. They can request any type of course that fits with their event theme. Whether you are looking to host a breakfast, brunch, or lunch, family-style, buffet, or plated dinner, Under the Oak Catering creates a custom menu to fit the season and your needs. If desired, you can also request a menu tasting for both the meal and cake/dessert.

Other services include:

  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Bartenders
  • Bar packages
  • Stations
  • Tapas

    At Under the Oak Catering, couples have a wide selection of food and cuisines to consider for their menu, all based around local seasonal produce, pasture raised meat and poultry, and fresh NC seafood. For those with any dietary restrictions, chefs adhere to special requests such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options. Some of the more popular cuisine selections include American, BBQ, Asian, Italian, European, Cajun and seafood.

    Other Services
    Blake and Megan also provide bar packages to enhance beverage selections. Couples can decide on a cash, limited, or open bar, and request a variety of beers and wines, as well as specialty beers and wines. Couples are allowed to bring in outside alcohol and/or bar services.

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  • Blake and his team do a magnificent job using local ingredients to prepare amazing meals!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

    $ 32.00

    What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

    $ 28.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 32.00

    What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

    $ 18.00

    Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 22.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Open Bar, House Beer, House Wine

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    African, American, Asian, BBQ, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Chairs, Tables

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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