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Dean & DeLuca launches gourmet catering service in Charlotte

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Dean & DeLuca has added full-service catering, and it’s available first in Charlotte.

The gourmet foods store said the service was available here starting Thursday. Catering will launch in other markets – including New York; Washington, D.C.; Kansas City, Kan.; and St. Helena, Calif. – soon, Dean & DeLuca said in a statement.

The gourmet food store’s catering can be for intimate for large-scale events, such as a business luncheon or a wedding. Dean & DeLuca said executive chef Brian Bistrong created “elegant menu options with unique flavor combinations, quality ingredients and flawless presentation.”

The catering team works with clients to create customized menus, the store said. The service team will come to the event space to ensure everything runs smoothly, and they will also oversee décor set up for the event using “Dean & DeLuca style.”

Dean & DeLuca – which sells fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, charcuterie, sushi, coffee and more – has locations in SouthPark and uptown in Charlotte.

Last month, Dean & DeLuca, which started in New York, also announced it has expanded its assortment of groceries (to include meat, seafood and produce) at its Phillips Place location in SouthPark.