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Taste the Love®

Luella's Catering has celebrated a fifteen-year tradition of providing full-service catered events for weddings, birthdays, retirements, family reunions, and company retreats (to name just a few) at some of the most impressive venues throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina.  

At Luella’s, we pride ourselves in our ability to create a catering experience for any setting, from a casual backyard barbecue with on-site smoking and classic Southern decor to a formal, elevated wedding reception with elegant buffets and passed hors-d’oeuvres. No matter where your event falls, Luella’s blends in seamlessly with our surroundings.

Full-Service Menu

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you offer vegetarian/vegan options?
We do! Our BBQ Tempeh is an absolutely delicious vegetarian/vegan protein option that even our meat-eaters get addicted to. Don’t worry, we have some excellent vegetarian and vegan sides, too.

Do you offer gluten-free options?
We have many items on our menu that use gluten-free ingredients, including all of our proteins and sauces! We designate items as “gluten-safe,” meaning there are no ingredients containing gluten. Keep an eye out for the “GS” label on our menu to see which items are gluten-safe!

Is there anything on your menu that is cooked in peanut oil or contains any nuts in the ingredients?
We do not use peanut oil or nuts of any kind in our recipes.

Are plates and utensils included?
Our disposable, compostable dinnerware is not built into our pricing - if you need it, let us know!

Do you provide cake-cutting services?
We sure do - cake-cutting is included in our full-service package.

Do you provide bartending services? 
We do not provide alcoholic beverages for catered events at this time, however we are happy to provide bartending staff at your event!

Looking for an Asheville venue? We’ve been to all of them! Here’s some of our venue partners, just to name a few:  

Homewood - A historic 1920’s stone manor in the heart of downtown Asheville that is perfect for an elegant occasion. 

Haiku I Do - Stunning in its simplicity and a tranquil, charming venue conveniently located right in Biltmore Village.

Junebug Retro Resort - 1950s and ’60s-era campers dot this 50-acre valley property, alongside a treehouse venue and a ceremony space nestled near the river.

Ridgeview Venue - Nearby in Alexander and provides intimacy, serenity, and rustic charm across five acres of picturesque land. 

Highland Brewing Co. - Industrial chic event spaces fitting for occasions of any kind - their rooftop will give you a great view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Hi-Wire Brewing - An eclectic-industrial brewery in Biltmore Village with event spaces that offer ideal backdrops for casual parties, corporate events, and weddings alike.

Yesterday Spaces - Situated on historic Leicester farmland and promises rustic beauty across multiple event spaces in a mountain country setting.

We like to keep it local! Check out some of our suppliers: 

Lusty Monk - What would we do without Lusty Monk ? Our Lusty Mustard sauce is made with their whole grain mustard, and it bites in the best way.

City Bakery - They deliver fresh bread to Luella’s daily, and we are proud to pair their buns with our BBQ! 

Cheerwine - Uniquely Southern since 1917, Cheerwine is what we like to drink here at Luella’s.Uniquely Southern since 1917, Cheerwine is what we like to drink here at Luella’s.

Ashe County Hoop Cheese - Our Mac ‘N Hoop Cheese uses this local cheese to give it that creamy, made-with-love texture and flavor.

Devil’s Foot Beverage Co. - Backyard-born natural craft sodas that we are pleased to serve to our community.


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“My husband and I used Luella's for catering for our wedding and couldn't have been happier! The staff was pleasant while serving the buffet and drinks, the food was top-notch, and their accommodations for my dietary needs (gluten-free) were great! I highly recommend to anyone looking to go off the beaten path and do some good ole' Southern BBQ for their wedding.” - Leslee P

“Not only was the barbecue delicious, the service was very good. The staff fit in well with the elegant setting - they were catering a wedding reception at Homewood. I look forward to visiting the restaurant.” -Melanie W

“Luella's was an amazing choice for our backyard wedding! They provided us with a pit and smoker (with pit master), and a whole pig's worth of pulled pork and very flexible sides. They had a lot of delicious options for our guests with dietary constraints.. Our guests are still raving about the food a month later! We had an amazing experience with Luella's and highly recommend it for events and just for some great BBQ if you're in Asheville!” -Eleanor C

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“If you need to cater to folks, this is the place! We had less than 2 weeks to cater to 150 people and these guys made it happen with excellent food. Very happy with them for personal meals and catering as well. No one was disappointed, which is rare in a large crowd.” -Tabatha H

If your catering experience provided enrichment and lasting enjoyment for you and your guests, we would love to hear about it! Your feedback is the most valuable part of what we do. Leave a review below!

Merrimon Ave.  Biltmore Park

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