Global Culinary Experience


This seven-course meal is prepared by "Cooking for a Classic 2017" winner, Rich Carter, Catering Works' Executive Chef.

Cocktail + wine pairings are available for an additional $25 per person.  

Orient Express  |  A Dinner Adventure to the Orient

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 | Cocktails: 6:30 | Dinner: 7 o'clock 

Ever been to Asia? Chinatown doesn't count! Welcome aboard the Orient Express....our first stop – exotic flavors with Asian flair. Continue through the Southeastern territories for our signature spin on authentic Asian street fare and onward to inspired Indochina fusion delicacies!

The Orient Express is the height of glamour and romance on rails.

The new movie “MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS" rolls into theaters November. 10th, but you can get a sneak preview at The Laurelbrook’s Global Culinary Adventure on August 3rd. 

Half the experience of traveling around the world can be summed up in a word: FOOD.

Bon Appetit from the corners of the globe – Buon appetito!, Kuidore, Kalí óreksi! A cultural oasis of flavors are awaiting for you at the 2017 Culinary Adventures series by Catering Works, the Triangle’s top caterer.

Enjoy full course dinners with optional wine and cocktail pairings at our new venue The Laurelbrook.

   Orient Express       Aug 3

   Mangia Bene           Sept 7

   A Night in Paris      Nov 2

We call it a "FOODCATION"

Photos from Aesop's Table:  A culinary adventure to Greece

Course 3 Rich Carter's take on a Greek Salad

The Laurelbrook is an eclectic/industrial space, with a stained concrete floor and three walls made of poly-carbonate windows framed in metal struts, it allows for amazing natural light and a blank canvas for ​creating a multitude of thematic designs.

Located in the HEART of Raleigh   |     2319 Laurelbrook Street. Raleigh, North Carolina 27604

Your passport is waiting at The Laurelbrook!

Watch videos from other FOODCATIONS

Meet the Chef: Rich Carter

Chef Carter recently defeated 15 of the best Triangle chefs in a friendly competition to raise $200,000 to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center in the 2017 Cooking for a Classic. As seems natural for competitions in North Carolina, chefs were paired off over multiple rounds in true “Sweet 16” NCAA Tournament style and the winner of each competition advanced to face another winner in the following round. In each round, chefs battled to create a three-course meal of small plates. In a unique twist the chefs were also responsible for a signature cocktail, wine or beer pairing to go along with each course. Guests and local celebrity judges voted for their favorite dishes to determine the winner of each round.

Quantity discounts are available

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years of experience, we promise you the freshest, local ingredients, hand crafted cooking, sprinkled with our unique elegance, exceptional service and a whole lot of love.