Merz USA is a specialty healthcare company. They are dedicated to researching, developing and marketing innovative products for both physicians and patients in the U.S, as well as Canada. Merz recently celebrated the grand opening of their North American Headquarters and Catering By Design had the honor and pleasure of being the Raleigh corporate catering company of choice. Governor McCrory and Mayor McFarlane were in attendance to officiate the ribbon cutting ceremony.
This event was a really big milestone for Raleigh and the entire state of North Carolina! That’s why we wanted to bring you some of our favorite pictures from the event to share. As always, you can find the entire gallery of pictures on our Pinterest page by clicking here. If you need high quality, affordable Raleigh corporate catering, please give Catering By Design a call today with any questions.
We had a full menu for this big event. We started everyone off with a tray of international and domestic Cheeses with gourmet Crackers and a Fresh Fruit Garnish. This was followed by a colorful tray of Fresh Sliced Fruits with lots of pineapple and strawberries that were paired with a summery Yogurt Sauce. Pictured above was a special table featuring different types of Pimento Cheese served over Crostini.
We also stacked the deck with every hors d’oeuvres you could possibly imagine. Our butlers were kept busy serving delicious bites all afternoon.
Featured above are Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle. These healthy apps are perfect for summer and any event where the guests are up and moving around.
Below you’ll find one of my personal favorites, our famous Phyllo Cup stuffed with Grilled Chicken, Mango and Cilantro. These miniatures pack a lot of flavor in one small bite.
If you need a wonderful option for a summer appetizer, you can never go wrong with Ahi Tuna on a Wonton Chip. This crowd favorite was served with our homemade Wasabi Aioli.
Featured below is another hit for summer, Pesto Shrimp on a Fun and Edible Spoon. Edible spoons are great because they require no cleanup!
These favorites only scratched the surface of what we served to the guests. Not pictured are our Chicken Cornucopia, Steak Fiesta Blossoms, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites, and Garlic Cheddar Biscuits with Country Ham with Bistro Sauce.
The buffet started off with a table of Assorted Grilled Pita, Focaccia and Tuscan Breads that was paired with an assortment of Hot Spinach Artichoke, Pimento Cheese with Jalapeno, Pimento Cheese, Hummus and Tomato Basil Spreads. This was followed by another Southern favorite – Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese Aioli.
Then, guests enjoyed the two interactive slider stations. Diners were able to make their own Pulled Pork sliders complete with Creamy Cole Slaw, Northern and Southern BBQ Sauces on Miniature Kaiser Rolls. There was also a Mini Fondue Station where guests were able to skewer assorted sausages and dip them in hot melted cheese.
Needless to say, even the Governor and Mayor were impressed!
When you need affordable, yet highly rated Raleigh corporate catering, call Catering By Design for all of your menu needs. We’ve been serving up smiles all across N.C. for decades and our staff of trained professionals understand exactly what it takes to make your event successful. Please give us a call today and ask about our Lunch and Learn program. This program is great for businesses that want to get to know us, and our food.