Five Star Catering

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The General Store

Our dishes are distinctly of this place, in large part because we use ingredients that were grown here. Our fruits and vegetables are locally and organically grown where available. We source responsibly grown meats and seafoods.

Full Service

We provide thoughtful service that seeks to create the ease of an evening in the host’s home with the careful attention to meet the importance of celebration. Service costs are based on style and extent of service. We provide convenience and the peace of mind that we’ve covered all the details. For events with service, we provide turn-key arrangements and setup of all equipment, dishware, flatware, linens, and glassware from one of the Triangle’s premier rental company.

Types of Dinner Service

Hors d’oeuvres

~ Tabled Presentation or Passed Presentation on a tray by a server
~ Custom pricing based on quantities and combination of selections

Tabled Presentation or Passed Presentation available

Family Style Meals

~ Our family style service honors our belief in shared tables, our love for lively meals, and our delight in food that longs to be passed. With this selection of food, we return thanks to the places and people who have provided it.

Station Presentation

~ A sophisticated, yet casual food presentation with three to four food stations placed throughout the Ballroom (or your venue) that is designed to get your guests mingling and interacting with each other!

~ Each station is a complete meal, and served Tapas style on small plates.

Buffet Meals

~ We offer this option to clients who want their guests to enjoy a dinner prepared with quality ingredients, and lots of care along with the casual presentation of a Southern covered dish supper.

Hors d’oeuvres

Tabled Presentation

~ Cheese Presentation (V) 
Includes 3 varieties of cheese, mango chutney, marcona almonds and baguette or crackers
~ You may choose from: Simple: Ashe County cheddar, Ashe County pepper jack Artisanal: French brie, red wax gouda, farmhouse cheddar or Stilton blue Local artisanal: Chapel Hill Creamery brie, Goat Lady Dairy goat cheese

~ Hummus Platter (VG) 
Hummus, toasted pita points, stuffed grape leaves, olives and tabouli

~ Fruit Platter (VG & GF) 
Seasonal fruit varieties presented on a platter

~ Crudité Platter (V & GF)
Crunchy vegetables paired with our special house ranch dipping sauce

~ Charcuterie Platter 
Local sausage, finocchiona salami, country pate, house pickles, Dijon mustard and baguette

~ Nacho “Bar” 
Tortilla chips along with sides of salsa, guacamole, cheese and other fixins

Tray Passed Presentation

~ Bacon Wrapped Green Beans (GF) 

~ Deviled Eggs (V & GF) 

~ Pigs in a Blanket – Made with all-beef hot dogs

~ North Carolina Mini Crab Cakes – Topped with a lemon garlic aioli

~ Crostini 
Pimento cheese (V) 
Roasted tomato with olive tapenade and chevre (V) 
Chicken salad with smoked cheddar and artichoke 
House gravlox with cream cheese, tomato, red onion and capers
Beef tenderloin with caramelized onions and creamy horseradish sauce 

~ Mini Empanadas 
Sausage, potato and raisin 
Sweet potato and ginger (V) 
Black bean and sweet potato (VG) – $3/person 

~ Stuffed Mushrooms 
Local sausage
Fennel and leek (V)

~ Pinwheels 
Your choice of meats and cheeses, wrapped in a tortilla and sliced into beautiful bite-sized portions
Pimento cheese and ham
Turkey with ranch cream cheese spread
Bacon and cheddar

~ Sweet Potato Roulade (V/GF) 
Roasted red pepper and chevre rolled in a roasted sweet potato

~ Local Meatballs with a Barbecue Sauce 


~ Beer Braised Pork Carnitas (GF)
Served over spiced rice with sauteed bell peppers and onions

~ Coconut Milk Braised Pork Shoulder (GF) 
Served with rice and brussel sprouts

~ House Smoked Pork Barbecue (GF) 
Covered in our unique Sax Gen BBQ sauce and served with baked beans (V), anise slaw and scratch made cornbread

~ Red Wine and Mushroom Pork Shoulder (GF) 
Red wine and mushroom braised pork over rice and braised seasoned greens

~ Pork and Beef Meatloaf 
Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli

~ Braised Beef Short Ribs (GF) 
Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes or seasonal risotto and braised seasonal greens

~ Shrimp and Grits (GF) 
Topped with bacon, scallions and mushrooms with collard greens

~ Salmon Wellington 
Served with rice and roasted asparagus

~ Eggplant Parmesan (V) 
Served with a side salad with dressing

~ Roasted Vegetable Lasagna (V) 
Served with a side salad with dressing

~ Sweet Potato Lasagna (V/GF) 
Served with a side salad with dressing

~ Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast (GF) 
Served with summer vegetable succotash

~ Strudels Roasted mushroom varieties, onions and cranberries in a cream sauce under puff pastry with a side mixed green salad or vegetable (V) 
~ Add chicken 

~ Honey Curried Chicken (GF) 
Served with roasted root vegetable hash and brussel sprouts

~ Red Beans and Rice (VG/GF) 
Served with a choice of in-season green side

~ Crab Cakes 
Served with a choice of in-season green side

~ Roasted Beef Tenderloin Carving Station 
With caramelized onions, creamy horseradish sauce, and baguette rounds

~ Brined and Roasted Pork Loin Carving Station
With aioli, red onion, sharp cheddar, and baguette rounds

~ Sliders on Brioche Bun
~ House BBQ with anise slaw 
~ Beef short rib with aioli, Swiss and caramelized onions 

Side Dishes

~ Scrach made local breads or our house cornbread and butter 
~ All other sides and salads 

~ Roasted potatoes
~ Sweet potato mashers
~ Roasted garlic mashers
~ Mac and cheese
~ Seasonal vegetable risotto
~ Roasted broccoli

~ Braised seasonal greens
~ Roasted summer squash, onions, peppers & corn
~ Rice (plain or seasoned)
~ Roasted green beans
~ Caramelized brussel sprouts
~ Roasted root vegetable hash


~ Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF)
~ Apples, walnuts, fennel and mixed greens with a spiced apple vinaigrette (V, GF)
~ Spiced pecans, chevre and mixed greens (V, GF)
~ Simple greens with balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF)
~ Tomato, basil and feta (V, GF)
~ Tuscan white bean and wilted spinach salad (V)
~ Fruit salad, seasonal (V, VG, GF)


~ Fruit Crisp 
A la mode also available

~ Fresh Fruit Platter 

~Seasonal Pie 

~ Ice Cream Bar
Select two ice cream flavors, provided by Homeland Creamery
Add up to six topping choices, priced by topping selection 
Most popular toppings:

~ Whipped cream
~ Mini chocolate sprinkles
~ Sprinkles
~ Chocolate syrup
~ Mini M&M’s
~ Cookie crumble

Beverage Services


House varieties of red, white and rose available 
We offer a portfolio of wines in this category to pair with our various menu choices
Prosecco or Cava available 
Custom choices available at market prices

Featured Brewery

Saxapahaw’s own Haw River Farmhouse Ales year-round and seasonal varieties including Rusted Plow Farmhouse Saison, Cotton Pickin’ Farmhouse IPA, Belgian Chocolate Rye Stout plus other seasonal brews
5 gallon kegs
15 gallon kegs

NC Microbrews and Other Favorites

Not a complete listing, we source from one of North Carolina’s largest distributors

Mystery Brewing, Foothills Brewing, Green Man Brewing, Fullsteam, Mother Earth Brewing
5 gallon kegs 
15 gallon kegs 

Carolina Brewery, Highland Brewing, Natty Green’s New Belgium Brewing “Fat Tire”, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams
5 gallon kegs 
15 gallon kegs 

Domestic Drafts

Budweiser, Bud Light, Dos Equis, Coors, Coors Light, Blue Moon
5 gallon kegs – NA
15 gallon kegs 

Bottled Beer

Sold for consumption by the 12-pack

Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light, Michelob Ultra

Magic Hat #9, Sierra Nevada, Duck Rabbit, Highland Brewing, Sam Adams


Angry Orchard, Bold Rock
5 gallon kegs 
15 gallon kegs – NA

Cocktail Setups

Setup includes lemons, limes, oranges, olives, cherries, seltzer, tonic, Coke, Diet Coke, ginger ale, Sprite, cranberry and orange juice 
Clients must supply liquor and obtain a permit per ABC laws


Boylan’s Cola, Root Beer, Cream Soda or Ginger Ale 
Coke products 
Lavender infused lemonade 
Sparkling water 1 liter bottle 
Iced tea ~ Sweet / unsweet tea & lemonade 
Coffee service Regular & decaf 
Hot tea

Kegs, bottled beer, white wine and all other chilled drinks must arrive at the temperature at which they will be served