With over 30 years of combined restaurant, catering and event planning, Bistro Catering can provide you a memorable culinary experience for any occasion. From small intimate dinner parties to large corporate events, BC can tailor a menu plan for both your budget and palate.
Known throughout the area as Raynor, Chef Raynor is a Wilmington area native. Raynor has been a part of the North Carolina culinary scene for 22 years. Raynor’s first restaurant job was making and delivering pizza in Burgaw at the age of 16. He then went on to attend Cape Fear Community College and UNCW, but despite his college background, he never left the culinary world again.
Raynor's background includes local hot spots such as Front Street Brewery (Executive Chef) and Figure Eight Island Yacht Club (Garde Manger Chef). Raynor also ran Bistro 42 in Asheboro where he competed in the best dish in North Carolina contest and placed 2nd or 3rd for 3 years in a row and won 1st place in the category of "Casual Fine Dining".
In addition to these achievements, Chef Raynor and owner of Antonio’s of Porters Neck and Atlantic Coast Catering Jason James, have a rich long lasting comradery dating back to 2000. Chef Raynor has also been Mr. James' executive chef at Italian Bistro (downtown Wilmington), Sauce Italian Grille (Lake Norman NC) and now the Italian Bistro of Porters Neck (currently).
Through his 20 year culinary journey, Raynor has done well over 1000 on and off premise events including weddings large and small, to sit down 5 course dinners, small office parties and various Banquet events. His culinary background has allowed him to excel in French, Italian, Asian, Southern Low Country, Spanish, and All American cuisines, Simply put, Raynor has a passion for cooking and would enjoy an opportunity to organize, plan and prepare the food for your next affair or business event. No job is too small or too large. No genre of food is out of the question. Just let Chef Raynor cook for you and the proof is in the food. Chef Raynor would like to thank everyone who has supported him in the past and embraces your support in the future. CHEERS!