Event Catering

Thank you for considering Kelly’s OBX catering for your wedding catering! We offer full service as well as food for delivery & pick up. For full service we provide dishes, glasses, silverware, serving pieces, some linen, and staff – including bartenders. Below are some food suggestions along with some sample menus. All menus are customized to suit the client, and we welcome any ideas and recipes you may have.


  • Scallops Wrapped with Bacon
  • Seared Diver Scallops
  • Chilled Steamed Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • Grilled Marinated Shrimp
  • Hot Shrimp Scampi with Garlic & Lemon
  • Shrimp & Grits
  • Bacon Seared Shrimp
  • Crab Stuffed Shrimp
  • Shrimp Balls
  • Crab Puffs (miniature of our Crab Cakes)
  • Crab Cakes
  • Baked/Seared Jumbo Lump Crab
  • Oysters & Clams on the Half Shell
  • Steamer Pots items (lobster, clams, mussels, fish, shrimp, oysters)
  • Topped Oysters & Clams (Rockefeller, Casino, etc)
  • Soft Shell Crabs
  • Oysters Fried
  • Ceviche (fish, shrimp, scallops)
  • Fresh Smoked Tuna with Caper Sauce
  • Spicy Blackened Tuna with Fresh Salsa
  • Fresh Fish – Grilled, Fried, Blackened
  • Shrimp & Scallop Kebobs with Citrus Butter
  • Hot Crab Dip with Homemade Croutons
  • Steamed Garlic Mussels
  • Blackened Scallops
  • Tuna Seared, Served Medium Rare
  • Tuna Tartare Cup
  • Sushi & Sashimi

OBX FISH CATCH (seasonal limitations)

  • Tuna, Mahi, Striped Bass, Mako, Tilefish, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Cobia, Swordfish
  • Grilled, Seared, Fried, Broiled, Baked, Ceviche


  • Chicken Fingers (grilled, fried, sauce) with Assorted Sauces
  • Chicken Wraps
  • Grilled Marinated Chicken Kebobs
  • Curried Coconut Chicken
  • Chicken Wings (prepared several ways)
  • Sesame Chicken Tidbits
  • Chicken Salad Tarts (assorted flavors)
  • Sliced Chicken Breast – Stuffed with Broccoli & Cheese, Spinach & Parmesan, or Ham & Cheese
  • Fried Chicken


  • Sliced Beef Tenderloin w/ Horseradish or Bernaise Sauce
  • Beef Shoulder Tenderloin
  • Roasted Prime Rib of Beef AuJus
  • Beef & Assorted Vegetable Kebob
  • Seared Beef Ribs
  • Beef Wraps
  • Flank Steak Tasting Fork w/Onion or Cheese


  • Pork Satay w/ Chutney
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Bourbon Marinated & Roasted Pork Loin
  • Various Styles of BBQs (beef, pork, tuna)
  • Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops
  • Sweet/Sour Meatballs
  • Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Salami Rolls


  • Spinach Parmesan Bites
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Crusty Crisps
  • Spinach Puff Pastries
  • Chilled Spinach Dip with French Bread Dippers
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Marinated Grilled & Chilled Fresh Vegetables
  • Saute Vegetable Medley
  • Asparagus (steamed or grilled ) with Dill Sauce, Chilled
  • Mini Tomato Pies
  • Green Bean Salad
  • Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
  • Seared Cabbage
  • Fresh Slaw (multiple choices)
  • House-made Hummus with Rye Toast
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Seared Broccoli
  • Butterbean/Corn/Onion Saue
  • Baked Beans
  • Marinated Collards
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Succotash
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Fresh Green Salad


  • Mushrooms Stuffed Various Ways
  • Chili & Nacho Station
  • Stuffed Wontons
  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches (chicken salad, pimento cheese, ham salad, cucumber salad)
  • Strawberries & Chocolate
  • Assorted Fresh Fruit
  • Pastas Hot or Cold
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Quiche Bits (three cheese, ham & cheese, spinach)


  • Fried Cheese Balls
  • Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Herb Cheese Spread
  • Assorted Block Hard & Soft Cheeses
  • Cheese Ball
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates
  • Fig/Cheese Spread on Tarts


  • Assorted Mousse
  • Bourbon Pecanettes
  • Cheesecake Dreams (several flavors)
  • Chocolate Rum Balls
  • Lemon Chess Bars
  • Congo Bars
  • Baklava
  • Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Orange Mandarin Cake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • House-made Cheesecake (assorted fruits)
  • Banana Pudding


  • Full Flavored Seafood Cocktail Sauce
  • Sauce Tartare
  • Remoulade Sauce
  • Fresh Pepper Salsas/Rubs
  • Fresh Fruit Chutneys, Herb Rubs
  • Tomato Basil
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa, Mango (assorted fruits)
  • Herb Butters, BBQ Glaze
  • Bean/Corn Vegetable Salsas


  • Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Dijon Fruit Vinaigrette
  • House (Feta Cheese Vinaigrette)
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing


  • Warm Artichoke Dip
  • Six Layer Bean Dip
  • Hummas
  • Spinach-Artichoke Dip (cold or warm)
  • Crab Dip
  • Seafood Dip (shrimp, fish, scallops)
  • Fresh Fruits, blended


  • Sushi/Sashimi
  • Vegetable
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • Assorted Cheese Platter
  • Chicken Wing/Legs
  • Tuna Salad, Ham Salad, Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, Crab Salad

Raw Seafood Station
Caviar Presentation
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Sushi Rolls of Tuna, Spicy Tuna & Spider
Tuna Tartar w/ Tortilla Chips
Tuna Seared Rare serve w/ seaweed salad, wasabi, soy & ginger
Blue Crab Claws

Grill Station
Beef Tenderloin serve w/ French Bread, Béarnaise & Horseradish Sauces
Lamb Chops serve w/ Mint Jelly
Pork Tenderloin served w/ Mustard Sauce
Asparagus Steamed finished w/ Truffle infused Hollandaise
Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce
Sweet Potato & Buttermilk Biscuits

North Carolina Outer Banks Station
Soft Shell Crabs Fried
Shrimp Marinated & Grilled
Scallops Oriental Glazed & Sautéed serve over seaweed salad
Pork BBQ NC Style served w/ Small Rolls & Slaw
Deviled Eggs

Miscellaneous Station
Brie w/ Pecans & Brown Sugar Wrapped in Puff Pastry
Fruits to include Apples, Pears, Grapes, Berries & Strawberries dipped in Chocolate
Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits w/ Mustard Marmalade
Hot Crab Dip ( House Recipe ) w/ Pita Points

Passed Items
Sweet Potato Ham & Pork Tenderloin Biscuits w/ Mustard Marmalade
Tuna Tartar served on Tortilla Sriracha Chips
Salmon Mousse in Puff Pastry topped w/ Wasabi Caviar
Potato Pancake topped w. Crème Fraiche & Black Caviar

Lamb Chops w/ fresh mint sauce
Melon Wrapped w/ Country Ham
Belgium Endive w/ Fruit Salsa
Bacon Wrapped Dates w/ Blue Cheese

Carving Station
Beef Shoulder Tenders serve w/ horseradish & bearnaise sauces
Asparagus Steamed & Chilled w/ Lemon – Herb Roasted Fingerling & Sweet Potatoes

Seafood Station
Ahi Tuna Seared MR serve w/ wasabi, soy, ginger & seaweed salad
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Quinoa w/ dried fruit, nuts, seeds, grilled veg, fresh herbs

Charcuterie/Salad Station
Mixed Greens, Shredded Carrots, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers
Hard & Soft Cheeses – Assorted Olives – Nuts – Grapes – Dried Fruits – Hummus
Cured Meats – Pickled Vegetables – GF crackers – Artisan Breads – Sesame Ginger

Host to Provide GF Cake for B&G
Assorted Mini Desserts
GF Cookies

Scallops wrapped in bacon
Stuffed Mushrooms
Tuna Tartar on Chips
Mini Tomato Pies
Sesame Chicken Tidbits
Garden Salad w/ Ginger Vinaigrette rolls & sweet potato biscuits served tableside
Chicken Sweet & Smoky Rub finish w/ Pico D Gallo over Black Beans & Rice
Shrimp & Cheesy Stone Ground Grits
Mahi Lightly Blackened finish w/ Pineapple Salsa & Bang Bang Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Seasonal Vegetables
Host to Provide Wedding Cake – Kelly’s to Cut & Serve

Soft Shell Crabs
Lamb Chops
Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
Scallops Seared

Station One
Beef Shoulder Tenders serve w/ French bread, bearnaise & horseradish sauces
Boneless Chicken Thighs Fried
Roasted Root Vegetables

Station Two
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Tuna Seared Rare serve w/ wasabi, soy, ginger & seaweed salad
Mac n Cheese – Green Bean Salad

Station Three
Raw & Steamed Oysters melted butter, cocktail sauce, hot sauce
Assorted Cheeses & Saltines

Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
Scallops Seared
Soft Shell Crabs
Bruschetta w/ Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Cheese
Caesar Salad Plated
Stuffed Chicken Breast w/ broccoli & cheese
Shrimp & Cheese Grits
Tuna or Mahi finish w/ Mango Salsa
Au Gratin Potatoes
Green Beans, Red Peppers & Onions Sautee
Rolls & Sweet Potato Biscuits

Deviled Eggs
Mini Tomato Pies
Pimento Cheese on Bruschetta
Host to Cook & Provide Pork BBQ
Chicken Boneless Thighs Fried
Slaw & Mini Slider Rolls
Baked Beans (Vegetarian)
Mac n Cheese
Garden Salad w/ Ranch & Champagne Vinaigrette on side
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits in Baskets on Table
Pop Corn Machine