And wedding adjacent events, including rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches, welcome parties & engagement parties

The memory of your wedding will last a lifetime. Your food should be as beautiful and memorable as the rest of your big day.  Roots produces hundreds of wedding receptions and wedding adjacent events in North and South Carolina, so we understand the importance of bringing your unique vision to life. Let us curate a menu that your guests will talk about for years to come. 




Southern Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus - lemon aioli and cracked pepper

Crispy Sweet Pea Ravioli [V] - lightly fried house made sweet pea ravioli, pecorino, carrot puree

Local Bruschetta [V] - sliced tomato, goat cheese, extra virgin, micro herbs and balsamic glaze

Watermelon [GF] - watermelon cubes with pork belly and a mirin sauce

Smoked Chili Pumpkin Tarts [V] - roasted pumpkin and smoked chilies topped with caramelized onion

Winter Squash Dumplings [V] - roasted winter squash with green onion and sesame, sweet ginger dipping sauce

Southern Spring Rolls - hand rolled with pulled pork BBQ, summer slaw and South Carolina BBQ sauce

Pork Belly Sweet Potato Biscuit -seared pork belly on a hand-made sweet potato biscuit

Short Ribs - cardamom root beer braised beef, fried shallot, blue cheese, in a crisp phyllo shell

Chimichurri Roja Flank Steak [GF] - thin sliced marinated grilled flank steak with house made chimichurri roja sauce

Lamb Lollipops [GF] - herb crusted and served with apple mint chutney

Chicken Empanaditas - mini smoked chicken empanadas, Mexican spices, and sour cream

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs - fresh oregano, garlic and lemon with creamy tzatziki sauce, garnished with sumac

Duck Confit - in a tart shell with caramelized onion and port wine

Southern Style Hush Puppies [V] - sweet corn and sweet potato batter and brown sugar tomato chutney

Mushroom Tarts [V] - sautéed wild mushrooms with caramelized onions and a touch of goat cheese

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese [V] - sliced roasted beet, goat cheese spread, arugula and black pepper balsamic

Free Range Deviled Eggs [V][GF] - topped with a sweet pepper relish

Fried Green Tomatoes [V] - topped with sweet pepper relish

Potato Latkes [V] - topped with chived crema

Cornfried Oysters [GF] - oysters, cornmeal crusted, and apricot mignonette

Maryland Style Crab Cakes - topped with lemon herb remoulade

Grilled Shrimp Skewers [GF] - coconut curry sauce and fresh basil

Seared Scallops [GF] - bay scallops seared and topped with crisp thin prosciutto and a house made mustard sauce

Seared Tuna [GF] - pineapple ginger sauce, sesame seeds, green onions

Southern Pickled Shrimp [GF] - southern pickled shrimp in a wonton cup, candied jalapeno, lime, cilantro


Antipasto Trio [Self Serve] :

Charcuterie Board - cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and fresh fruit accompanied by various condiments and pickled and preserved items created by our chefs. Served on rustic wooden boards with seeded lovash.

Crudite [V] [GF] - fresh cut seasonal vegetables with caramelized onion dip and lovash.

Creuset - choose 1 of these delicious baked dips and cheeses, served with fresh torn French bread and toasted pitas: Kale and Artichoke Dip, Buffalo Chicken and Cheddar, MD Style Crab Dip, Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese, or Apple Baked Brie

Raw Bar [GF] [Self Serve]

Served on a bed of ice, or on an illuminated ice block. Raw Oysters, Mussels, Shrimp, and Snow Crab Legs with mignonette, cocktail sauce, fresh cut lemons, tabasco sauce and saltine crackers.

Oyster Tasting Station [GF] [Self Serve]

raw oysters served on a bed of ice with mignonette, cocktail sauce, fresh cut lemons, tabasco sauce and saltine crackers. 8 oysters per person.


Carving Station [Attended]

An elegant and classic station. Your guests will get to choose from 1 or 2 types of meat carved by a chef attendant and accompanied by appropriate condiments and fresh baked rolls.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Rubbed with our Proprietary Spice Mix - spiced apple and whole grain mustard compote

Herb Crusted Filet Mignon - fresh horseradish and herbed aioli

Garlic and Herb Roasted Top Round of Beef - horseradish aioli

Cajun Rubbed Turkey Breast - cranberry chutney

Orange and Honey Glazed Ham - dijon mustard spread

Black Pepper and Garlic Rubbed Rack of Lamb - mint chutney and horseradish aioli

Peppercorn New York Strip or Prime Rib - fresh horseradish and herbed aioli

La Brasa Station [Self Serve]

This is an elegantly disguised taco station. Includes Spanish Style Rice, corn [GF] and flour tortillas, shaved lettuce, fresh made pico de gallo, cilantro sour cream, house pickled rainbow peppers, grated cheese, lime wedges, and roasted garlic chili aioli. Choose 2 Gourmet Fillings:

Grilled Chicken [GF]

Pork Carnitas [GF]

Barbacoa Beef [GF]

Lightly Fried Cod

Fire Roasted Vegetables [V] [GF]

Slow Simmered Black Beans [V] [GF]

Gourmet Sliders Station [Self Serve]

Choose 2. Served on mini soft rolls with appropriate house made condiments on the side for self-service and herbed potato wedges.

Classic Angus Burger Patties - ketchup, mustard, cheddar cheese, pickles

Moroccan Spiced Burger Patties - tomato chutney, lemon ginger pickles

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork - North Carolina style BBQ sauce, tomato brown sugar BBQ sauce, hot sauce, pickles

Smoked and Pulled Chicken - North Carolina style BBQ sauce, tomato brown sugar BBQ sauce, hot sauce, pickles

Pastrami - pickle, whole grain mustard

Sweet Potato Burger Patties [V] greens, pickled peppers, chipotle aioli

Pasta Station [Attended]

Choose a decadent pasta to be freshly tossed and garnished by a chef attendant for each guest. Served with grated parmesan, crushed red pepper and Seasonal Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette.

Sausage Linguini - linguini tossed in a classic Italian sausage ragu and topped with fresh basil

Rigatoni Pomodoro - rigatoni and creamy tomato parmesan sauce

Lemon Alfredo - penne pasta and alfredo sauce with a little lemon zest and fresh arugula

Pasta Primavera [V] - cavatapi pasta with garlic, lemon, summer squash, bursted cherry tomatoes, fresh grated parmesan and fresh herbs

Tortellini [V] - with roasted mushrooms, truffled mornay sauce, and shaved asiago

Add Grilled Sliced Chicken

Chicken and Waffles Station [Self Serve]

Crispy Fried Chicken, Homemade Waffles, Bourbon Maple Syrup, Butter, and House Made Hot Sauce.

Macaroni and Cheese Station [V FRIENDLY] [Self Serve]

White Cheddar Macaroni and Sharp Cheddar Macaroni, Rendered Bacon, Toasted Breadcrumbs, Shredded Cheese, Green Onions, Jalapenos, Blistered Tomatoes, Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Mills.

Southern Shrimp and Grits Station [GF] [Attended]

Creamy Local Grits, Sautéed Shrimp, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Sliced Green Onion, Bacon, and Cajun Gravy

Low Country Boil [GF] [Self Serve]

Steamed littleneck clams and Mussels, shrimp, Andouille sausage, baby red potatoes, and sweet corn with lots of spices.

Paella Station [GF] [Self Serve]

Slow cooked saffron rice with chorizo sausage, grilled chicken, fresh shrimp, mussels, garlic, green onions and house made Romesco sauce served in an awe inspiring 4ft wide traditional paella pan that takes 4 people to carry.

MD Style Crab Feast [GF] [Self Serve]

Our owner is from Maryland and knows how to do these right…. steamed Maryland (flown in from the Chesapeake) blue crabs dumped on long tables covered in brown paper, melted butter, crab salt, cider vinegar and crab knockers.

Food Truck Station

Roots - going back to our roots. We still have our original food truck, a 7’x10’ trailer that can fit almost anywhere a normal sized car would fit. Have your guests come to the window and “order” a slider or taco. Or use our food truck as a dessert station (think hand dipped ice cream cones, warm cookies) or a late-night bite station!


Garden Salad [GF] [V]

Mixed Greens, Local Lettuces, Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion. Served with Creamy Herb Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Spring Salad

Strawberry, Asiago, Toasted Nuts, Seasonal Greens, Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Summer Salad

Watermelon, Feta, Seasonal Greens, Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette

Autumn Salad

Fire Grilled Squash, Zucchini, Carrot, Mixed Greens, Baby Kale and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Winter Salad

Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash, Mixed Greens, Baby Kale, Sprouted Grain and Pumpkin Seed, Sweet Potato Hay and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette


Poultry Entrees

Roasted Garlic Chicken - hard seared chicken breast with roasted garlic pan gravy

Chicken Provencal - breaded chicken breast with extra virgin olive oil, honey, and thyme

Bourbon Maple Chicken [GF] - marinated grilled chicken breast with caramelized onion and bourbon maple glaze and fresh chopped herbs

Grilled Chicken and Peach Barbecue [GF] - marinated and grilled chicken breast topped with a smoked chili pepper and grilled peach barbecue sauce

Beef Entrees

Slow Roasted Beef [GF] - cracked pepper, garlic and herb crusted slow roasted beef loin sliced and ladled with natural jus pan sauce

Smoked Brisket [GF] - house smoked brisket with house made Texas style barbecue sauce

Herb Crusted Filet [GF] - herb crusted filet mignon, sliced thin and drizzled with a herbed demi glace

NY Strip Steak [GF] - peppercorn crusted NY strip loin, roasted and sliced with sauce au poivre

Short Ribs [GF] - bone in beef short ribs braised in fresh herbs, spices, and artisan root beer

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak [GF] - rosemary, garlic, thyme, red wine, marinated flat iron steak, grilled and sliced topped with fresh cracked pepper

Seafood Entrees

Grilled Salmon [GF] -choose one of these sauces to accompany your grilled salmon: Wildflower Dijon, Bourbon Maple Glaze, Fresh Citrus Zested Glaze, Ginger Tamari Glaze

Maryland Style Lump Crab Cake - Maryland style crab cakes, gently mixed for best flavor, seared and served with roasted tomato remoulade

Seared Sea Bass [GF] - pan seared sea bass citrus beurre blanc

North Carolina Trout [GF] - corn crusted North Carolina trout, pan seared and served with lemon remoulade and fresh herbs

Shrimp and Grits [GF] - local corn grits, sautéed Cajun shrimp, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon and slivered green onion

Pasta Entrees

Butternut Squash Ravioli [V] - spiced Bechamel, Parmesan, Fresh herbs

Pasta Primavera [V] - cavatapi pasta with garlic, lemon, summer squash, bursted cherry tomatoes, fresh grated parmesan and fresh herbs

Sausage Linguini - linguini tossed in a classic Italian sausage ragu and topped with fresh basil

Chicken Rigatoni - braised chicken tossed together with rigatoni and creamy tomato parmesan sauce

Lemon Alfredo Chicken - grilled Chicken with penne pasta and alfredo sauce with a little lemon zest and fresh arugula

Tortellini [V] - with roasted mushrooms, truffled mornay sauce, and shaved asiago


Fire Roasted Veggies [GF] [V] - grilled zucchini, squash, and red peppers seasoned with salt, pepper and lots of fresh herbs

Sautéed Green Beans [GF] [V] - blanched and sautéed with roasted tomato and horseradish

Roasted Carrots [GF] [V] - oven roasted with garlic and fresh herbs

Roasted Brussel Sprouts [GF] - halved and roasted, seasoned with a touch of tamari and rice wine vinegar or with bacon and cider vinegar

Squash Casserole [V] - summer or fall squash sliced and baked with onions, garlic, cream and cheese, topped with herbed bread crumbs

Smashed Red Potatoes [GF] [V] - smashed red bliss potatoes with butter and garlic

Baked Potato Halves [GF] [V] - accompanied by butter, sour cream, and green onion

Herbed Roasted Baby New Potatoes [GF] [V] -quartered, tossed in oil and garlic, roasted and tossed in fresh herbs

Au Gratin Potatoes [V] - sliced potatoes, salt, pepper, heavy cream, parmesan

Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese [V] - fusilli pasta with truffle béchamel and topped with fresh herbed bread crumbs

Truffle Mushroom Risotto [V] - roasted mushrooms, caramelized onion, fresh herbs and truffle

Butternut Squash Risotto [V] - roasted Butternut Squash Puree, Rosemary, Fall Spice, and Parmesan

Braised NC Greens [GF] - NC mustards and collards braised together with ham hock and apple cider vinegar

Cucumber Salad [GF] [V] - lightly marinated thinly sliced cucumbers garnished with fresh herbs

Heirloom Tomato Salad (Seasonal July-September) [GF] [V] - sliced heirloom tomatoes, crack pepper, sea salt, simple vinaigrette, basil

Traditional Southern Corn Bread [V] - our recipe of southern corn bread served with honey butter

Sweet Potato Hushpuppies [V] - served with tomato jam

Dinner Rolls [V] - fresh baked nova’s bakery dinner rolls with butter