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Catering in Durham, NC,
(919) 413-7180
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 35 Reviews


    Rachel H.

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  • The folks at Southern Harvest helped us cater a fantastic meal for our reception in late September. They were wonderful through the entire planning process, and pivoted quickly to accommodate changes due to COVID restrictions and a postponement from an original Spring date. They coordinated a small backyard gathering complete with bar, signature cocktail, appetizers, and a three-course plated dinner with mini-pies for dessert. Everything was both safe and delicious!

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    Hi Rachel! Thank you so very much! You all were fantastic also, we really enjoyed working with you. COVID has changed so many things this year, and we are truly appreciative of everyone who has been flexible with all of the changes. We LOVED doing the mini pies and I am super happy that they went over well. Congratulations and thank you again for allowing us to be a part of such a special day! Sincerely, The Southern Harvest Team

    Emily Theune

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  • Before I met Rachelle, I was nervous about booking a bartender. We were on a tight wedding budget and I had no idea how the bar was supposed to work. Rachelle explained everything on the phone and over emails, outlining all our options. I'm so grateful she was patient with me because my future mother in law had about as many questions as I did! We figured out an arrangement that worked for our guest list, then COVID hit and we downsized from 100 to 8 people. That definitely changed our bar budget and Rachelle was quick to contact me and make different arrangements. When I felt most overwhelmed by the state of the world and the upheaval of all our wedding plans, she made it feel easy to adjust what we'd need for our new guest list. It ended up being one of the most budget-friendly parts of our wedding planning experience! I was also super impressed by the beer and wine selections they had for the reception. My father in law is preferential to IPAs, while my father is a strict Sam... Read more

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    Hi Emily! You are so very sweet, thank you so much for this. I think COVID has us all turned around and we are so grateful to have guests like you to make things easier. We appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you, and were blessed to be a part of your celebration. Please let us know if you need anything in the future! Best Wishes, The Southern Harvest Team

    Rachael M

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    5 out of 5
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  • We choose to work with Southern Harvest at the last minute when we changed our venue to accommodate a smaller guest list. We only used them for bar service but their service was wonderful. Very quick to respond to emails and flexible as our plans changed rapidly.

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    Hello Rachael! Thank you so much- and CONGRATULATIONS! It was a pleasure serving you and your guests on your very special day. Please know that we are always here if you need anything at all. I am so happy that all went well- it was a lovely day! Our Very Best, The Southern Harvest Team

    Ari

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    5 out of 5
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  • Southern Harvest was a key part in making our wedding day truly magical. Tom and Lisa are rock stars. I know part of the reason they loved us was because we were getting married on a goat farm, but it went a lot deeper than that. We loved being around Tom and Lisa, and we felt like they were as excited about our wedding as we were! (Which, let's be honest, is pretty rare). They put so much love and effort into our wedding. We had multiple meetings and tastings with them to perfect our menu. They were easily available for any questions or calls. They came to our venue to figure out logistics closer to the wedding date. The food blew us and our guests away, and the presentation exceeded our expectations. The other staff were so helpful and friendly. Tom and Lisa were there on the wedding day too! Lisa checked in on us many times to see if we needed anything. They're not phoning it in, they really care, and we were so lucky to have them.

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    Thanks, Ari and Kyle. The goats were awesome, true, but you guys are a ton of fun and we loved being part of your day. And the rain held off!!! All the best- Tom

    Abby

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    5 out of 5
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  • Tom, Lisa, and the entire Southern Harvest Team truly treated us like family from the moment we met them and constantly went above and beyond to make sure every single aspect of our wedding menu was perfectly tailored to our vision and budget. Tom arranged for us to attend MULTIPLE private tastings and was extremely helpful in offering up suggestions about what kinds of dishes/setup would work best for our venue and guest count. With his help, we selected a southern/local menu that guests absolutely RAVED about. On the day of the wedding, the entire Southern Harvest team treated my partner and I like royalty, frequently checking on us to make sure we had drinks and food and making sure that we were being completely taken care of. They even personally served us at the beginning of dinner so we wouldn’t have to go through the buffet line and packaged up to-go boxes for us so we’d have dinner for the next day. Several guests remarked on the Southern Harvest team’s warmth and hospit... Read more

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    Thanks, Abby, for the wonderful opportunity of serving you and your family and guests. It is our honor and joy to serve and we can't thank YOU enough for entrusting us and for keeping us informed about what you liked, wanted and envisioned. It was our pleasure and we appreciate YOU! Many blessings- Tom, Lisa and Team Southern Harvest

    Kelsey Hanlon

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    5 out of 5
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  • We used Southern Harvest catering for our wedding on 12.08.18. The whole team on the wedding day were amazing. We worked with Fallon for a majority of the planning time and she was awesome! She came with me for a walk through at the venue and really made sure we had things set to go for the big day and was easy to get in contact with. We did a buffet and the food was delicious! They also served Daniel and I so that we didn't have to do anything that night which was so nice! Highly recommend!! Thanks again for making our day so special!

    Barbara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Off site catering food isn't always easy to find when you want a quality product that holds and tastes amazing, but we found it with Southern Harvest! Falon was great to work with, organized and knowledgeable. She made sure the service team had every piece of information they needed so I (the bride) didn't have to worry with anything! We had stations and everything was set up picture perfect and OMG the food was so good! Our venue is newer and the owners wanted Southern Harvest contact information because they said it was the best food they have had there yet, plus they were so amazed at how organized the service was! We wanted to serve two courses that were not part of their menu and the owner and Chef was more than happy to create for us and I'll say it again, their creation was amazing! And he was excited to do it, you can tell food is his passion! I have been in the hospitality industry for 15 years including food and beverage and this company is one I would highly recommend! A... Read more

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    Thank you so much, Barbara. We do love cooking, serving and helping to make sure everything goes as it should. YOU were a joy to serve and thank you for allowing us the pleasure of serving you. Best- Tom Owner

    Allie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Falon and her team were amazing to work with for our rehearsal dinner. She communicated amazingly in the weeks leading up to our wedding. The food arrived one time and was hot and delicious and very much fit our down-home country BBQ theme for the rehearsal dinner. Our biggest regret for the wedding? Not hiring her team to cater the wedding too! They were a dream to work with and met our expectation perfectly.

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    Thanks, Allie. We appreciate your feedback and love knowing that Falon and the team made your rehearsal dinner a great one. I love rehearsal dinners! Honestly, I remember mine more than the wedding food...lol. Thanks again and best wishes. Tom Owner

    Wanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great to work with and food was wonderful!

    W

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  • Wonderful staff, easy to work with! Food tasted great too!

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    Thanks, Wanda! We appreciated the opportunity to serve you. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year. Tom Owner

    Alyssa

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    5 out of 5
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  • So many of family and friends complimented the services provided by Southern Harvest Catering Company the day of our wedding. From the setup to cleanup, they were absolute lifesavers not to mentioned SUCH great value for the services provided. Guests were impressed by the little things, the passed appetizers, their apparel, professionalism, organization, and OH YEAH, the delicious food from Q Shack! Falon took over a few weeks before our wedding and was amazing! She helped ease my mind with a flawless timeline and gameplan going into the wedding day. She even showed up to make sure things went off without a hitch! This company went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect.

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    Thanks, Alyssa. We loved serving you at The Burning Coal Theater and appreciate the kind words. Best to you and James. Tom Owner

    Christina

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    4 out of 5
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  • We had an overall great experience with them!

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    Thanks, Christina. I am really happy you were pleased and would recommend us. That is a huge compliment! We would love to have any specific feedback that can help us provide 5 star service and food! We can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected] Many thanks! Tom Meyer Owner 919-308-6665

    Amy

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • Southern Harvest catered our wedding at the Museum of Life & Science. We had a mixed experience with Southern Harvest, so this is a hard review to write. We got married at the museum of life & science and chose southern harvest because they are the only catering company that is allowed to use the onsite kitchen and because we loved our interactions with Laura. Throughout our planning process, the main contact changed to Falon, who is incredibly nice and knowledgeable about weddings, in general. She was invested in figuring out how to make things work for us. But there was a bit of a learning curve as she adjusted to the new company. We met many staff members throughout group tastings and other Museum events. But when it came time for our private tasting, of our actual menu, there wasn’t a single Southern Harvest employee present. Although most of the food was good, we weren’t able to try everything on our menu for some reason. After discussing it with Falon, she arranged for a seco... Read more

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    Thanks, Amy, for taking the time to share your experience. I know how difficult your wedding day experience was- and you know how badly we felt and how much we wanted it to go the right way. You and I discussed the refund amount and agreed on it- and it was only right that we refunded you. We value your experience more than the money we earn. Your wedding taught us a couple of valuable lessons that have changed the way we operate. Specifically, we have a new training and certification program for all servers and captains for each of the venues in which we work. If a server isn't specifically trained to work at a particular venue, he or she can't work there for us. We also have set internal limits on the number of parties we can take in a day. On your day, we had multiple parties requiring multiple staff members and the attention to detail suffered because of it. I am very glad Falon and Laura took great care of you throughout the process. It is unfortunate that staff members change from time to time (Laura went back to grad school to pursue her passion for social work), but Falon is a veteran of the wedding industry and I am glad she was able to help you. We are an open and honest company and when there are issues or problems, it is my job to make sure that we either solve them or make amends with our guests. We meet every week as a team, solicit feedback from our team, our venue partners and our guests, and use those learnings to drive change and growth in our service levels. Our mission is to love and to nourish and we take it very seriously. We have a guest service model built around that concept. We do make mistakes, though. We stand by our mission and by our commitment to make your experience the very best it can be. Thanks again for sharing your review. Happy New Year. Tom Meyer Owner

    Jamie

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Highly recommend Southern Harvest Catering. We used them for both the catering and bar services. Falon is fabulous! She was soon patient as I changed my mind and the details so many times! She was also very quick to respond. They had a wonderful test tasting as well. Overall, highly recommend!!

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    Thanks, Jamie. Many thanks for the kind words and for allowing us to serve you and your guests. My best, Tom Owner

    Katie

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • The food was great, they were willing to work within our budget, and were generally very helpful when we had questions.

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    Thanks, Katie. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope all is well with you in this new year! Best, Tom Owner
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