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The Good Life Gourmet

Kitty Hawk , NC
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LOCATION

3712 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC US 27949 (map)

PHONE

252-480-2855

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ABOUT US

The Good Life Gourmet has built a reputation for being one of the Outer Banks premier caterers. We are known for delicious food and superior service.

Steve Mace, owner and... Read more
The Good Life Gourmet has built a reputation for being one of the Outer Banks premier caterers. We are known for delicious food and superior service.

Steve Mace, owner and head of catering, takes pride in treating each event with kid gloves. He is known for his attention to detail and creative and innovative ideas.

Custom catering sums it all up. There are no prepared lists to choose from. You simply tell Steve what kind of food you like, what your budget is, and he will help you build your menu. If you have a favortie family recipe, he will be more than happy to serve that at your event. Steve will expertly guide you with your food choices. He has many years of experience, and he knows what kind of food holds up well for catering.

Catering options include buffet dining, sit-down, or stations. Steve will work hand in hand with the catering staff to create an outstanding and memorable experience for all of your guests.

Please consider our Kitty Hawk location for your next event. There is seating for 60 guests, an adjacent outside patio and plenty of parking. If you need more room Good Life can take its show on the road.

We are the exclusive catering service for the Pointe Golf Club which has multiple spaces available for your event. Keefer's Bar & Grille is an indoor space with room for 175 people, while The Tree House is their outdoor event space, with 2 optional tents to accommodate 150 people. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

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Paul
Wedding:
7/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The folks at the Good Life catered our sons rehearsal dinner this past week and did a great job! Susie & Steve were always there to help and suggest as we started our planning right through the end of the event. Having the venue to ourselves for the evening made the night special, it was our private party.
Chef Christain prepared a great meal for the evening which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Kudos to all the staff for making our guest feel welcome.
Check out the Good Life for a truly special catering experience .
Paul Murray
Services Used: Catering
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Steve and Susie, and staff at The Good Life Gourmet. Not only is the food to die for, the customer service sets the bar. I met Steve at the OBX wedding expo in April 2013 and he was the only caterer who actually took the time to speek to me and my mom. He impressed me so much that I had to hire him before someone else. And I am so happy I did. He completely customized my wedding menu to my 1920's Atlantic City carnival theme. The food stations were absolutely amazing, and he was on site to fry up pork roll sandwiches to order. Everything was so unique and my guests raved about the food and the staff. And the best part- I knew I could trust Steve not to take advantage of my themed menu. His pricing was fair and reasonable, and he never pressured me to keep something on the menu. He treats his brides like his daughter, and I never once doubted his judgement. My wedding was truly amazing because of The Good Life Gourmet. HIGHLY recommend!!!
Services Used: Catering
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Mollie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Our Good Life Gourmet, Steve Mace was an absolute pleasure to work with during the 7 months prior to our daughter's wedding. We spoke often and he was willing to meet with us whenever we felt the need. As Steve loves what he does, he is always thinking of ways to make an event more unique and special. His presence was enjoyed by our guests as much as his food. As ours was a casual 6 hour buffet reception for 180, Steve prepared enough at each food station for guests to return on multiple trips. Many even stopped for one last fill up before departing at midnight. He arrived early, stayed till the end and packed up the leftovers for the Bride and Groom's after party. Steve Mace's service is seamless and smooth because his planning considers every eventuality. In contracting the Good Life Gourmet, you really do get "the man in charge". You also get an unforgettable array of food which he is proud to serve.
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kathleen’s wedding last weekend was a huge success because of The Good Life Gourmet, you, and your wonderful staff!

We received so many compliments on the food that you and your staff prepared and served. The fruit and cheese buffet was grand beyond my expectations. I think people enjoy trying new foods! We heard overwhelming raves for the filet, “you could cut it with a fork”; the sweet potatoes, “I went back for seconds”; and the chicken, “amazing flavor.”

Our guests were surprised that Steve came to their tables and checked on them. We really appreciated that personal touch. Once the reception started, we were able to relax because the Good Life was in charge.

There are a lot of caterers that we could have chosen for Kathleen’s day, but from the day we walked into the Good Life and tasted your food, we knew that the Good Life was different from the other OBX caterers!
Services Used: Catering
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Ann
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve and Susie are amazing! The food was perfect they catered a seafood boil for the rehearsal dinner and it was fabulous. They also catered the wedding reception with a boneless ribeye carving station and shrimp and scallop sautéed station and it was very good. They were such a pleasure to work with and made me feel a lot better about everything. I could go on all night I would have them cater an event again for me anytime!!!!
Thanks
Ann Marie and Chris
Services Used: Catering
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Valentine
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose The Good Life Gourmet to cater our wedding and we could not have been happier with the service we received! Steve was absolutely wonderful from day one and helped point me in the right directions in regards to several wedding details and how to make the process run smoothly. With his guidance we had a beautiful reception with food that was absolutely to die for. Our guests could not get over how wonderful the food was and still tell us to this day it was the best food they ever had. Thank you Steve and team!!!!!
Services Used: Catering
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c
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Guests said Good Life Gourmet was the best reception food they had ever eaten. Once again, another choice of my Grandpa. The man knows all the good spots on the Outer Banks
Services Used: Catering
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve at the Good Life Gourmet was so great to work with! He helped us create the perfect menu for out backyard barbecue and gave countless tips and advice to make the process and planning as painless as possible. His staff were friendly and helpful the day of the wedding and took care of all the details without worrying the bride, groom, or the guests. Did I mention the food was well presented and delicious! Hushpuppies fried on the spot-YUM! Thanks for the NC BBQ reception:)
Services Used: Catering
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quinleyel
Wedding:
10/13/2011
5.0/5.0
The good life Gourmet provided fantastic catering services for our wedding. They offer a very wide variety of food, from hors d'oeuvres to full plate dinners. We opted for the hors d'oeuvres for our Halloween-themed wedding and they bent over backwards to create a custom menu for us - the only caterer we talked to that were willing to be creative for Halloween! Options included a crab dip that was dyed red, a cheese ball in the shape of a giant spider, green-colored macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and purple-colored ranch dip for the kiddos, etc. They were timely, professional, helpful, and cleaned up after themselves after the event, leaving no trace behind. I would highly recommend them to anyone having a special event in the Outer Banks, especially if your event is themed...they really go out of their way to help create an unforgettable experience!
Services Used: Catering
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obxwed2011
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing. Steve and his wife were very helpful during the planning stages! The food was just as good at the tasting as it was at the reception. Everyone at the wedding talked about how good the food was!! Definitely recommend Good Life Gourment for your next event!!
Services Used: Catering
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soccerfan77
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
The Good Life Gourmet provided a great spread of food for our wedding. We were on a really tight budget and Steve and his wife worked with us to provide a great arrangement of food. They came and delivered it and set it all up. It looked great. We received several compliments from our guests about how good the food was. Not only that but they helped us with several other pieces of our wedding too. They went above and beyond what was expected of them and we truly appreciated everything they did for us. You won't be disappointed choosing Good Life Gourmet!
Services Used: Catering
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Alicia
Wedding:
6/7/2007
5.0/5.0
We ordered tartlets and cheesecake brownies - EXCELLENT!!!
Services Used: Catering
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.8/5.0
Steve and his staff were amazing! The food was also very good and fit in perfectly with our theme. We had a mix of seafood and country classic in our menu. Everything from the taste test to the final product was carefully planned out.
Services Used: Catering
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Kirsten
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.7/5.0
Susie, Steve, and their staff did a lovely job with our cocktail hour (at the ceremony venue - a private home) and reception (at the restaurant itself). The food was fresh and delicious, and the service attentive. Planning from out of town, I might\'ve appreciated a bit more responsiveness via email, but we were able to check in with them in person a few times before the actual wedding day and everything went smoothly (although apparently their staff was a bit flustered by our plans for the layout of the reception room, which I had to communicate via my dad & some PowerPoint print-outs!). They did have us commit to a rather aggressive timeline for transitioning from cocktail hour to reception (apparently our ceremony lasted longer than the average OBX wedding), and as I feared we were \'late\' for dinner, but Steve still welcomed us graciously and our guests had a great time. The stuffed chicken and shrimp & grits were huge hits, as were the unique sodas in the display cases. Good Life was hands-down the tastiest and most attractive option we found for our small wedding reception, highly recommend.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Caroline
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.4/5.0
Steve and Suzie of the Good Life Gourmet are wonderful. They greeted us with a smile and sat to chat with us about everything from the food to the venue to the music! They truly care about each event they cater and it comes across in the time and energy they put into the food and in listening to their clients desires. The food is superb, I couldn't have asked for food that was more fresh and delightful. And they make everything from scratch! They are a lovely couple. We would recommend them to any bride and groom looking for organic, fresh, and local catering in the Outer Banks.
Services Used: Catering

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