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Incorporating Family Recipes into Your Wedding Reception Menu

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Wedding Catering Raleigh

When you’re planning your wedding, incorporating your family into the celebration can be a fun twist on traditional wedding planning. And what’s better than including some delicious homemade family recipes into a wedding reception menu?

Honoring Family Traditions

For many families, recipes are time-treasured secrets passed down from one generation to another, sometimes crossing countries and cultures. There’s nothing like grandmother’s handmade hummus or mom’s apple strudel to make you feel at home. Some family recipes and traditions are meant only for special occasions.

Your wedding is the perfect place to honor your family’s traditions and incorporate your unique style into your celebration, which, after all, is about honoring new relationships and new family. New and delicious flavors from around the world can invite your guests into celebrating your personal traditions.

Here, at Catering By Design, we honor family traditions and can work closely with you to include those treasured recipes. Chef Greg even opened his kitchen to a grandmother who taught him how to make a Shri Lankan family recipe. In addition to learning about new spices and tastes, Chef Greg joined in the fun and celebration of her granddaughter’s wedding!

Recently, one couple celebrated their wedding reception menu by including traditional Greek cuisine including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, Greek meat pies that were passed down from generation to generation. Or what more fun that having Kristy Kreme donuts served on silver platters, giving family members and guests smiles, and something to talk about? No matter what your fun family tradition is, we are thrilled to include your personal tastes into the reception menu!

If you have a special recipe you’d like to use in your wedding reception menu, be sure to mention it to our team, and we’ll honor your time-treasured dishes!


Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer for weddings, social occasions and corporate events, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

Call us and find out how we can help you! (919) 481-2366.