About us

At Daphne's Catering Co. by Twisted Laurel, we bring culinary excellence to your special occasions! Treat yourself to a rich variety of mouthwatering options, carefully selected by our skilled catering team to guarantee the success of your event. With years of experience, we specialize in creating unforgettable experiences for gatherings of all sizes throughout Western North Carolina – whether it's an elegant wedding, a corporate luncheon, a school sporting event, or a cherished family reunion. Your event deserves nothing less than the best in catering.

Whether you're craving casual comfort food or exploring the heights of upscale cuisines, our customizable menu options promise to delight every palate on your guest list.

As seasoned caterers, we specialize in crafting unforgettable experiences for events of all sizes across Western North Carolina - from elegant weddings and corporate luncheons to school sporting events and family reunions.

Let our dedicated catering team seamlessly guide you in selecting a menu that aligns with your vision, tantalizes your taste buds, and respects your budget.

At Daphne's, our paramount objective is to deliver not just delicious, but exquisitely presented dishes complemented by impeccable service - a journey that begins with concept and culminates in flawless execution.

Contact us today to discover more about our offerings. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you on creating something delicious!


Did you notice the lady in our tree? Her name is Daphne, from Greek mythology. As the story goes, Apollo had become arrogant from recent victory over a dragon. In his arrogance, he told Eros (known as Cupid today) that he should leave war-like weapons to mighty gods such as himself and stick to his own pastimes. This infuriated Eros and he abruptly climbed atop a tall rock and released two arrows: one sharp and gold-tipped and another blunt and lead-tipped. The sharp, gold-tipped arrow pierced the heart of Apollo inflaming his love for Daphne, the beautiful daughter of the river god Peneus, while the blunt, lead-tipped arrow struck Daphne creating an intense aversion for love in her heart. In an effort to escape Apollo’s advances, Daphne asked her father for help. Peneus transformed Daphne into a laurel tree forever protecting her from Apollo. Thus, the lady in our tree!


Daphne's Catering Kitchen was established in November 2022 as a result of the overwhelming demand faced by our sister properties, Twisted Laurel in Weaverville and Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville. Balancing the needs of our loyal dine-in customers with the increasing requests for large off-site catering became challenging for both kitchens. To address this, we launched a dedicated catering kitchen in Weaverville focused exclusively on off-site events, allowing us to better serve our clients' catering needs.

Meet the Team

Chef Will Stormant

Bringing over 20 years of fine dining expertise, Will joined our team in 2023 and has been dazzling our guests with his custom dinner menus ever since. Whether it's a wedding feast or a delicious birthday spread, he loves to flex his culinary muscles and bring each client's vision to life

Originally from Washington DC with a formative stint in Tampa, Will’s passion for food was kindled by his grandmother's cooking, evolving into a craft that beautifully combines tradition and innovation. When he’s not creating unforgettable meals, Will enjoys spending quality time with his wife and dog, honing his knife-sharpening skills, or strategizing over a game of Warhammer 40,000.

From transforming fine dining concepts for off-site events to ensuring every dish leaves a lasting impression, Chef Will is integral to making every Daphne's event a resounding success.

Chef Will

Chef Patrick Demeester

Chef Patrick Demeester's passion for the culinary arts was deeply influenced by his mother, with whom he spent countless hours in the kitchen during his childhood in Milford, Michigan. Following her passing from cancer, he honored his mother's memory by pursuing a BA in Culinary Arts & Business, launching a career that has seen him work at esteemed establishments like Perry's Steakhouse, Stonewerks, and Eden Hill in Gruene, Texas. Chef Patrick has had the honor of cooking for celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse, who have all praised his dishes. His dedication has extended to volunteer events, such as cooking for local fire stations to show his appreciation for their service.

Since joining the Twisted Family, Chef Patrick has advanced through the ranks, creating unique menus and daily specials cherished by patrons of Twisted Laurel. He now brings his expertise to Daphne's Catering, infusing special events with the love and culinary inspiration he inherited from his mother. Married to his wife Sharleen for ten years, Chef Patrick enjoys cooking together, raising their four dogs and exploring upscale grocery stores for new ingredients, always in remembrance of his mother.

Chef Pat

Donna Huskins

Donna joined us in 2017, specifically hired to launch Twisted Laurel's catering division, and has been an integral part of our success story ever since. She brings a unique blend of passion and precision to every event, with a particular love for the festive spirit of weddings.

Before entering the world of catering, Donna spent 28 years inspiring young minds as an elementary school teacher. Now, she channels her nurturing energy into creating unforgettable moments for our clients. When she’s not at work, Donna enjoys unwinding with her grandkids, diving into a good book, or baking her renowned cakes for family and friends.

Living in Burnsville with her family close by, Donna's roots in the community run deep, and her dedication to service is evident in every event she manages.

Manager Donna

Lacey Mahoney

Since joining us in 2023, Lacey has brought a fresh, dynamic approach to every event, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.

When she’s not masterfully setting up the perfect hors d'oeuvres table or crafting a custom menu, you might find her hiking local trails, tending to her garden, or lost in a good book. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Lacey's passion for catering stems from her love of new challenges and her keen attention to detail, which shines through in the memorable experiences she creates for every client.

Event manager Lacey

Sister Properties

Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville

Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville is open Tuesday through Saturday, serving lunch and dinner alongside a carefully curated full bar featuring 24 beers on tap, complemented by Italian-inspired comfort foods.

Twisted Laurel in Weaverville

Twisted Laurel in Weaverville welcomes guests every day of the week, serving lunch and dinner with a special Sunday brunch. At our Weaverville spot, indulge in Mediterranean-inspired comfort cuisine within a relaxed setting, complemented by two full bars for your enjoyment.

Salt Face Mule Brewery Company

The brewery, located in Woodfin, NC, offers Southern-inspired cuisine that complements our carefully crafted beers. Our brewery features two full bars, a bocce ball court, and 36 holes of mini golf, with an RC car racetrack coming soon.