We are proud to be the premier caterer for northeastern North Carolina and selected areas in southeastern Virginia. From 2 to 1,000, each occasion receives our personal attention and customization.
We work with you to customize your meal to satisfy your taste, style, and budget. No request or question is outrageous or out-of–the-question. Do you have a special desire for a dish that you enjoyed at a restaurant or event? We will research a recipe for you, even if we have to call another restaurant in another part of the country. Do you have a family recipe that you must have? Simply provide the recipe and we are happy to make it for you and your guests.
To help you get started, we offer these suggested menus and sample options of hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners, and buffets for your consideration in the planning stage. By no means are we limited to these food items.
Our Place or Yours?
From intimate gatherings to celebrations of 250, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern can accommodate any group for any kind of event. Kelly’s offers a perfect solution in settings for a variety of events including but not limited to birthdays, reunions, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, special community and organizational events, and business meetings/conferences. Kelly’s has Wi-Fi for business and professional needs. Depending on the time of day and year, make Kelly’s your very own – reserve the entire facility.
Ocracoke to Corolla and Beyond
When we say from Ocracoke to Corolla and Beyond, we mean it! We are proud to be the premier caterer for northeastern North Carolina. Our off-premises catering is limited only by your imagination. Our off-premises Catering, or Destination Catering, portfolio includes vacation homes, boats, businesses, parks, lakeside, and on the beach! Relax and be a guest at your own occasion and let Kelly’s do the rest.
Full Service: Our full-service catering is indeed full service. Everything but the kitchen sink. Depending on the menu, we will bring a full-service mobile kitchen or just cooking units and cook on-site. Prep work is completed at Kelly’s then we travel to your location. We provide the dishes, silverware, glassware, table cloths/napkins (basic white), serving/banquet tables, bar, and trash cans. We provide servers, bartenders, bus staff, and cooks. We take it all with us when we leave; that’s right, we take the event trash away from the catering event.
We Defined Service: Some events do not require the full extent of our resources. Suited to your menu, any of the above can be used to the level of service you desire to ensure your meal is served well and that your guests are satisfied.
Self-Directed: For those preferring “self-managed” catering, Kelly’s will prepare and deliver and set or deliver-only your customized meal. Take home catering is available for pick-up and is ready to serve or prepared for later cooking and serving depending on your needs and schedule.
Licensure/Insurance: We are fully licensed & insured including ABC. We can provide the bar product and full bartender services. You may choose to provide the product yourself but consider transportation, cost, storage, icing/cooling, and etc. Because we have a full restaurant we can absorb product not used; i.e. we charge you only for what is consumed.
Cakes: We do not do wedding cakes but we do provide the services of cutting & serving; this service is included in the cost. We work with several exceptional cake specialists and are happy to make recommendations.
Kelly’s Signature Desserts/Special Requests: Aside from wedding cakes, Kelly’s does provide our signature desserts, served in the restaurant, or special orders upon consultation with our pastry chef.
Have You Ever? With 31 years of catering experience, we have served many “customary” elements to special requests including coffee bars, potato bars, taco bars, bar-b-ques, clam bakes, oyster roasts, hot dog/hamburger picnics, Mediterranean extravaganza, Turtle Soup, pancakes, shrimp and grits and more!
Family Recipes? Yes. Whether it is your own specialty or a recipe handed down for generations, we are happy to prepare a family tradition for your event.