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Carolina Catering Company

Point Harbor , NC
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LOCATION

8863 Caratoke hwy.
Point Harbor, NC US 27964 (map)

PHONE

252-599-1643

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian, Southern, Southwestern
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

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Caroline
Wedding:
10/10/2010
1.3/5.0
I wish I had done some more research before booking Bo at Carolina Catering, or at least been able to read the review below as we had almost the same experience! Bo was pretty nice leading up to the wedding, but it wasn't always easy getting in touch with him. I figured he was busy, and we were able to touch base and finalize our plans so I wasn't too worried. Then, the day of the wedding, he started out by showing up late. Things just went downhill from there. He wasn't organized at all in getting set up, his servers didn't seem to know what they were doing, they seemed like high school kids who didn't have any experience in the catering business. He did get set up in time for the reception, and I will say that the food did taste good, but that's the only positive thing I have to say. There wasn't enough food I don't think, and we were also promised that he would package up the leftovers as the number of people that we guaranteed was much lower than the actual number of guests due to some last minute cancellations. He didn't package up any of the food, saying that there were too many mosquitos to do so? He never checked in with us at the end of the night, just packed up his stuff and left.
Plus, we had ordered a bartender through him as well, who had no idea what he was doing. He opened every single bottle of wine and liquor that was behind the bar, even though we had extra of everything and it all definitely did not need to be opened. He also took the safety's off the champagne and let them sit on the counter with just the corks in. This caused some of the corks to pop off by themselves, which broke a glass and a light bulb. There was now glass all over the floor, and we had a beach wedding, meaning most people were in their bare feet. The bartender didn't even clean this up, some of our groomsmen stepped up and did. Then, the bartender just up and left an hour early. Didn't check in with us, just pocketed the tips that people had left him and took off.
We tried talking to Bo about the things that we were unhappy about, but he was completely unresponsive and told us that we were being rude. We tried to talk to him professionally, just to let him know we were not satisfied with the services we received, but he didn't want to hear anything we had to say.
This in no way ruined our wedding, it was still an amazing day. Luckily, our guests didn't really know what was going on so everyone enjoyed themselves and we didn't let ourselves worry about it until after. I'd warn any bride against using this company or working with Bo Perkins.
I wish I had done some more research before booking Bo at Carolina Catering, or at least been able to read the review Read more...
I wish I had done some more research before booking Bo at Carolina Catering, or at least been able to read the review below as we had almost the same experience! Bo was pretty nice leading up to the wedding, but it wasn't always easy getting in touch with him. I figured he was busy, and we were able to touch base and finalize our plans so I wasn't too worried. Then, the day of the wedding, he started out by showing up late. Things just went downhill from there. He wasn't organized at all in getting set up, his servers didn't seem to know what they were doing, they seemed like high school kids who didn't have any experience in the catering business. He did get set up in time for the reception, and I will say that the food did taste good, but that's the only positive thing I have to say. There wasn't enough food I don't think, and we were also promised that he would package up the leftovers as the number of people that we guaranteed was much lower than the actual number of guests due to some last minute cancellations. He didn't package up any of the food, saying that there were too many mosquitos to do so? He never checked in with us at the end of the night, just packed up his stuff and left.
Plus, we had ordered a bartender through him as well, who had no idea what he was doing. He opened every single bottle of wine and liquor that was behind the bar, even though we had extra of everything and it all definitely did not need to be opened. He also took the safety's off the champagne and let them sit on the counter with just the corks in. This caused some of the corks to pop off by themselves, which broke a glass and a light bulb. There was now glass all over the floor, and we had a beach wedding, meaning most people were in their bare feet. The bartender didn't even clean this up, some of our groomsmen stepped up and did. Then, the bartender just up and left an hour early. Didn't check in with us, just pocketed the tips that people had left him and took off.
We tried talking to Bo about the things that we were unhappy about, but he was completely unresponsive and told us that we were being rude. We tried to talk to him professionally, just to let him know we were not satisfied with the services we received, but he didn't want to hear anything we had to say.
This in no way ruined our wedding, it was still an amazing day. Luckily, our guests didn't really know what was going on so everyone enjoyed themselves and we didn't let ourselves worry about it until after. I'd warn any bride against using this company or working with Bo Perkins. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/1/2010
1.4/5.0
I am writing this review simply to share with other brides my unpleasant experience with Bo and Carolina Catering so that they do not make the same mistake I did. There were clues early on that Bo was unprofessional and would not deliver on his promises but I ignored them and I wish I listened to my gut. Before the wedding, every time I talked to Bo on the phone, he would be distracted and he never remembered what we talked about previously. Reaching him by email was difficult. Then, a week before the wedding, he told me he would not be able to do some key elements of service that we had been discussing for months. Since it was too late to do anything, I just had to deal with this.

Bo promised the world and excellent service and we received neither. On the day of the wedding, he arrived over 2 hours late and never apologized for that. His "staff" was not professional whatsoever. They looked like kids who were local to the Outer Banks rather than professional, experienced cater servers. These kids did not understand even the basics of etiquette and service. Bo and his staff of kids also seemed so stressed out the whole time which affected me and my guests.

I will say the food was delicious and everyone was happy with it. However, there was not enough of it and I wish we had been offered seconds. The staff also did not serve me and my husband first which I thought was horrible considering we were paying for everything and it was our special day. That is a common rule at a wedding, right? And, one of the staff dropped food on my husband ruining the front of his white shirt and jacket. I understand that accidents happen but the kid did not even offer to help clean it up or get my husband club soda!

Perhaps the most insulting part came at the end of the evening. Bo promised that there would be extra food and that he would leave it for me and my guests to eat the next day. He did not leave anything for us! Nothing! Nada! Considering we paid over $3000 for a dinner for 50 guests and he promised us the food, I thought that was so tacky. I do not feel like we got our money's worth. Bo and his staff left the kitchen area where they were working a complete mess to the point where my guests had to clean up after them. What did we pay him for exactly? And, the highlight occurred when Bo and his staff were leaving. Bo had the audacity to come to me to say goodbye and ask for a tip! Not only had a gratuity already been automatically included in our bill which we had already paid, but the guy arrived late and he wants a tip for that? My husband and I actually brought cash to the wedding to tip the staff but after our experience we decided they did not deserve it.

Luckily, I had an amazing ceremony and wonderful friends and family who more than made up for Bo's shortcomings. So, no, Bo did not ruin our wedding. But he was the worst vendor we worked with. So, brides, head's up. If you are looking for a caterer who knows not only how to cook but also how to deliver excellent service, this guy is not for you!
I am writing this review simply to share with other brides my unpleasant experience with Bo and Carolina Catering so that Read more...
I am writing this review simply to share with other brides my unpleasant experience with Bo and Carolina Catering so that they do not make the same mistake I did. There were clues early on that Bo was unprofessional and would not deliver on his promises but I ignored them and I wish I listened to my gut. Before the wedding, every time I talked to Bo on the phone, he would be distracted and he never remembered what we talked about previously. Reaching him by email was difficult. Then, a week before the wedding, he told me he would not be able to do some key elements of service that we had been discussing for months. Since it was too late to do anything, I just had to deal with this.

Bo promised the world and excellent service and we received neither. On the day of the wedding, he arrived over 2 hours late and never apologized for that. His "staff" was not professional whatsoever. They looked like kids who were local to the Outer Banks rather than professional, experienced cater servers. These kids did not understand even the basics of etiquette and service. Bo and his staff of kids also seemed so stressed out the whole time which affected me and my guests.

I will say the food was delicious and everyone was happy with it. However, there was not enough of it and I wish we had been offered seconds. The staff also did not serve me and my husband first which I thought was horrible considering we were paying for everything and it was our special day. That is a common rule at a wedding, right? And, one of the staff dropped food on my husband ruining the front of his white shirt and jacket. I understand that accidents happen but the kid did not even offer to help clean it up or get my husband club soda!

Perhaps the most insulting part came at the end of the evening. Bo promised that there would be extra food and that he would leave it for me and my guests to eat the next day. He did not leave anything for us! Nothing! Nada! Considering we paid over $3000 for a dinner for 50 guests and he promised us the food, I thought that was so tacky. I do not feel like we got our money's worth. Bo and his staff left the kitchen area where they were working a complete mess to the point where my guests had to clean up after them. What did we pay him for exactly? And, the highlight occurred when Bo and his staff were leaving. Bo had the audacity to come to me to say goodbye and ask for a tip! Not only had a gratuity already been automatically included in our bill which we had already paid, but the guy arrived late and he wants a tip for that? My husband and I actually brought cash to the wedding to tip the staff but after our experience we decided they did not deserve it.

Luckily, I had an amazing ceremony and wonderful friends and family who more than made up for Bo's shortcomings. So, no, Bo did not ruin our wedding. But he was the worst vendor we worked with. So, brides, head's up. If you are looking for a caterer who knows not only how to cook but also how to deliver excellent service, this guy is not for you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Olivia Bottoni
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Bo was wonderful to work with as we were planning our wedding and our guests, my husband and I could not stop raving about his food! Everything was delicious and and his staff was very friendly and flexible, they even helped us cut and service our wedding cake! Bo responded very promptly to all communications and even came out to our reception site the week before the wedding to help us determine how things should be set up. His prices were a little bit higher than we found some other places, but it was well worth it!! The total cost included the food, the servers as well as plates and silverware. We would highly recommend his services to everyone!!
Bo was wonderful to work with as we were planning our wedding and our guests, my husband and I could not stop raving about Read more...
Bo was wonderful to work with as we were planning our wedding and our guests, my husband and I could not stop raving about his food! Everything was delicious and and his staff was very friendly and flexible, they even helped us cut and service our wedding cake! Bo responded very promptly to all communications and even came out to our reception site the week before the wedding to help us determine how things should be set up. His prices were a little bit higher than we found some other places, but it was well worth it!! The total cost included the food, the servers as well as plates and silverware. We would highly recommend his services to everyone!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.7/5.0
Bo Perkins is an incredibly creative and talented chef. He provided an incredible meal for our guests and made us feel like very special clients. His staff was very professional and provided us with dishes that we won't ever forget.
Bo Perkins is an incredibly creative and talented chef. He provided an incredible meal for our guests and made us feel Read more...
Bo Perkins is an incredibly creative and talented chef. He provided an incredible meal for our guests and made us feel like very special clients. His staff was very professional and provided us with dishes that we won't ever forget. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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