Locally Sourced and Inspired Menus: Event Catering in Asheville, NC

A catering table set for service featuring a locally-inspired menu


Event catering in Asheville, NC emphasizes locally sourced, fresh ingredients for unforgettable meals. Benefits include:

  • Quality: Fresher ingredients retain more nutrients and flavor.
  • Seasonal Theming: Align your menu with your event’s theme for an immersive experience.
  • Community Support: Choosing local supports local farmers and vendors.
  • Environmental Impact: Decrease carbon footprint by reducing transportation distance.
  • Weaver House Catering: Offers farm-to-table dining, customizable menus, and supports sustainability.


We’ve overheard a lot of pre-event chit-chat over the years. While guests do remark on the decorations and flowers, one topic comes up again and again. Our most overheard exclamation is, “I hope the food’s good!”

With that in mind, event catering has the power to make or break a wedding or celebration. While guests may not recall the color of the bridesmaid dresses, they won’t forget a delicious, locally sourced meal. When the food is fresh, prepared on-site, and comes from local sources, you can taste the difference in every bite.

In this guide, we’ll break down the benefits of choosing locally sourced catering for events in Asheville, NC. From weddings to corporate gatherings, the perfect meal will help you craft unforgettable memories. Keep reading to learn why fresh comes first when planning a catering menu.

Quality Matters

Have you ever stood in the supermarket and thought about how far a single piece of produce had to travel to get to you? According to the ATTRA, fresh produce travels a minimum of 1,500 miles before it hits your local grocery store. After traveling half the length of the United States, you wouldn’t feel very fresh, either!

It turns out, you can taste the difference. The closer the ingredients, the less nutrition they lose during transportation.

Local ingredients are likely in-season, which means produce will be bright and eye-catching, allowing you to eat with your eyes first. There won’t be any loss of flavor due to chilling or freezing, as produce will be fresh from nearby farms, gardens, and orchards. You might even gain access to some uniquely ephemeral flavors from produce that doesn’t last long after harvest.

Seasonal Theming

A locally sourced menu can even be part of your event’s overarching theme! If you’re celebrating with rich autumnal jewel tones, you can feature those same colors and seasonal flavors on a plate.

Provide your guests with an immersive sensory experience down to the colorful visuals. Who doesn’t love fresh greens, edible flowers, sweet berries, and vibrant veggies at their Spring wedding? Deep, warm winter comfort foods always satisfy in colder weather. Building memories through sensory experiences is a brilliant way to incorporate your theme into every element of your event.

Support Your Community

A buffet line at a wedding featuring locally sourced ingredients

At Weaver House, we emphasize our local catering menu because community is a major part of who we are. The original Weaver House was a community gathering place. Today, it’s a place for celebratory communion, where incredible memories are made every single day. It means a lot to us to be able to give back by supporting local farmers, vendors, and talent.

When you choose a local catering menu, you’re supporting the community that is making your big day possible. Nothing feels better than that!

Embrace the Environment

Remember what we said about how far ingredients have to travel to reach your plate? The closer the ingredients are, the lower your overall carbon footprint. If you’re environmentally conscious, a local menu can help you make a greener choice for the future. It’s a simple, tasty, and rewarding way to help ensure a better tomorrow.

Catering for Events at Weaver House

At Weaver House in Asheville, NC, we offer our guests a farm-to-table dining experience. Our event space has a fully equipped, professionally staffed catering kitchen on-site. That means guests benefit from restaurant quality service without coordinating vendors, reheating, and other sources of stress.

We source all of our ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, promoting freshness and supporting sustainability. Our practices are ethical and responsible, and support businesses in our local community.

Each menu is seasonal and customizable to suit any palate, theme, or dietary preference. We pride ourselves on producing picture-perfect plates with pops of vibrant color that look like part of the décor. Best of all, catering is part of our all-inclusive wedding packages.

Every event catering menu begins with a conversation. We’d love to speak with you about developing a farm-to-table menu that suits your every preference. Schedule a free consultation to secure your date and begin the process.

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