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Catering in Asheville, North Carolina,
(828) 210-2220
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 28 Reviews


    Caitlin Lichtner

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  • Caroline from Dining Innovations was sweet, organized and efficient. She arrived to our Airbnb on top of a mountain and set up beautiful charcuterie boards for us all. She had our dinner ready right on time.. the food was hot/fresh and tasty. Great portions. She even packaged up the leftovers for us and cleaned the dinner table when we were finished eating. She made our night perfect! We highly recommend Dining Innovations. Wonderful experience.

    Audrey S

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the first email to the post-wedding congratulations, Melanie was amazing to work with! Her energy and kindness made setting up catering the easiest and most fun part of wedding planning. I loved getting emails from her. My husband and I were looking for something different than their standard menu and sent her a couple of example menus from our favorite restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico to see if something similar would be feasible. The chef LOVED that we wanted something out of the box. He had never made mole before but he knocked it out of the park! The tasting we did with them was mind blowing. We hired them on the spot and never talked with anyone else. When our rehearsal dinner plans fell through, we reached out again and asked if they would cater that too, but this time with a Moroccan theme. We didn't get to try anything before the night of and, man, we could eat that meal every week. If you are looking for something different, they have the imagination and skill to pull it off... Read more

    Eve Wilson

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  • Was recommended by wedding planner and was the best choice. Catering manager and staff made the party perfect and food was superb. We could not have been more pleased. Professional and easy to work with. Since I live out of town i was relieved that it was all delicious and exactly what bride and groom expected.

    Chloe

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  • We hired Dining Innovations for passed appetizers at our wedding reception. Our guests enjoyed the food, and the catering team was very professional. They were flexible with customizing the menu to account for allergies.

    Deedee Hart

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    5 out of 5
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  • Debbie stepped into her new position one week before my event. My initial concern was unfounded as she connected with me promptly and was both reassuring and helpful in getting everything lined up. The food was delicious which was another concern as I had to pick a caterer while in Hawaii and I knew nothing about any caterers in the Asheville area. They were quick to respond and help me plan our menu. They did NOT disappoint!

    responded with the following comments.

    Deedee, What a wonderful review. We are very thankful and wish you a joyous life into the future. Best regards, Jim

    Shayna Sengewalt

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ivan was such a blast to work with! We sat down for a very fun tasting with our parents and were presented with an impressive spread. Ivan was flexible with our budget. I changed the menu several times and Ivan was always quick to help me figure out what would work with my budget. And he even helped me rebook for my wedding when we had to CANCEL it 3 days beforehand due to a hurricane! He did not have to do this, but they were so understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend them due to they professionalism and creativity. 5 stars! Great food!

    Miriam

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dining innovations was our best vendor. Their food is delicious and the service was so accommodating. Ivan was our go to man, he helped with planning the timeline of our reception, and even met us at our venue months before the wedding to go over the layout of the reception room. His experience came in handy when we were calculating the portions and amount of food to order.

    Debbie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ivan and his team were just simply amazing. Dining Innovations was one of the recommended vendors through our package with the Inn at Tranquility Farm in Waynesville, NC. After speaking with Ivan, we scheduled a date for my daughter and her fiance, along with myself to travel to N.C. to meet Ivan at their catering location. We previously selected several things to taste ahead of our visit based on our dining package which was a budget of about 75.00 a person. We did go over that with some items and we added a full open bar. I can not express how well presented the food was and the quality and taste were amazing. The reception dinner was simply put beautiful. Ivan and his team made the process so easy and he was so much fun and helpful even at the last minute with changes to our bar. They were extremely professional and did not hesitate to help in any way requested. I hope you will consider Ivan and his team from Dining Innovations in the future for any event needed. They als... Read more

    Rachel

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  • Dinning Innovations was awesome on our big day, and not to mention their food is amazing! Ivan was amazing as well and super responsive to all of my emails and questions! We planned our wedding from over 800 miles away, and Ivan really helped with making me feel comfortable with choosing all of our meal selections. We actually chose to have 4 meal options for our guests and they handled it amazingly, all of our guests continued to compliment how good everything tasted; from the hors d'oeuvres to the plated dinner, everything was perfect!! Highly recommend!!

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dining Innovations catered our Reception Dinner for our October wedding and we are so thrilled they did! The staff was prompt, friendly and attentive and Ivan was easy to work with and responsive. The food was piping hot and DELICIOUS. Our guest couldn’t stop commenting on how good the food was and we would certainly recommend Dining Innovations to all our friends and family. Thank you for being a part of our big day!

    Randall

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  • Extremely happy with Dining Innovations! They catered our wedding reception and Welcome Party dinner, and we couldn't have been happier with the quality of service we received. Guests are still raving about the delicious the food and the menu we chose! Ivan was our saving grace as he went above and beyond his call of duty- Not only did he coordinate with our other vendors but he helped us throughout the transition from the ceremony to the reception. He was kind, genuine, and positive- a grounding force for me, my wife, and my parents. They ensured we had all of our leftovers (even delivering large portions to the Doubletree hotel where we were all staying). Ivan showed true leadership for his staff as they were all professional and efficient. There's a reason why Dining Innovations is the #1 preferred vendor for all venues in Asheville. My sister is getting married next year and we will definitely be using their services again!

    Amber

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dining Innovations!!! Is Amazing!!!Their food is amazing and Ivan is very responsive and accommodating. He created a delicious menu based on not only your tastes but your budget as well. Ivan was very professional and helpful throughout every aspect of the catering process. I cannot say one negative thing about my experience working with Dining Innovations or the food they provide. I highly recommend this caterer for your wedding. My guest have raved about the food now for weeks. The Pork sliders were my favorite:) I also thought it was very kind of Ivan to make a plate for my husband and I. Not only did Ivan go above and beyond by doing this he even packed up the leftovers for us. Ivan is the best!!!!! If you need delicious food stop searching and call Ivan:)

    Tatiana

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ivan and the Dining Innovations team were incredible! From the start they helped us with our planning of the reception, down to every detail (we live away from where the reception was held, so this was huge) - even those not related to the catering!! Ivan was super flexible and willing to craft whatever menu we felt matched our style and the experience we wanted for our guests. He also gave us a lot of examples and inspirations to choose from, it felt like a great team effort throughout. During the event the team was also exceptional - ensuring that everything was in place prior to our guests arriving, working proactively with the venue management team to avoid any surprises, and served our guests without missing a beat over the course of the night. So many of our guests commented afterwards about the quality and experience of the food, we were very pleased. Also if you're into brownies we would recommend them - the best we've ever had!!! Would highly recommend Ivan and his team... Read more

    Claire

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ivan Nazario-Zapata and all of his staff were amazing! Ivan is so much fun to work with and he truly cares about making your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. (We are sad our paths in life probably won't pass again.) From making sure the bride had her favorite fried pickles, to an elegant cheese and fruit spread, to the fabulous meal and mojito bar, everything was just as we dreamed. Dining Innovations' food was delicious. Family and friends have repeatedly said so. Ivan was able to cater to special dietary needs as well as making sure each and every guest had plenty of food and was served in an elegant and convenient way. We would recommend Dining Innovations and Ivan to anyone!!!

    Chelsea

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Ivan and his team at our wedding were perfect! They made sure we ate and were happy and our food was to die for! Getting there had a few minor issues with communication and getting prompt emails, I would like to contribute some of that towards the switch in management during our time working with them. However, in the end it was definitely worth it all!

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