About Us

The Official Caterer of Wake Forest University

Under the Oaks Catering is driven to be the best, not only on campus, but also in the Winston-Salem community and beyond. We will never stop striving to deliver on the promise of ambitious cuisine and memorable dining.

What We Do

Our creative culinary staff and experienced team work together passionately with individuals and organizations throughout Wake Forest and the Winston-Salem area. Together, we customize one-of-a-kind menus for memorable university events.

How It Works

From tables and linens to venue space and entertainment, we cover every detail of your event. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure that we will understand your needs and prepare to exceed your expectations.

You have always come to my rescue and been a major player in making my events successful. I can’t thank you enough for the last-minute requests, creativity and excellent presentation of meals. All of the board and visitors truly enjoyed the dinner and meals the next day.

Client, WFU

Thank you so much for managing our luncheon today in honor of Bill Leonard. I noticed the care and professionalism that you and your servers showed as we gathered. I appreciate coming to events with confidence that all present will enjoy good food and gracious hospitality.

Client, WFU

I wanted to thank you for providing me with AMAZING food for the birthday bash. The event was such a success, and I couldn’t have done it without you! I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Client, WFU
Place setting at an event
parmesan crusted portobello mushroom

Our Mission

Our Food Philosophy

Under the Oaks Catering (formerly Posh Plate Catering) gives a new name to the same long-standing Wake Forest University catering tradition. We are motivated by your vision and your recognition of a memorable university dining experience.

We are deeply committed to the work it will take to not only be the best, but to be acknowledged as the best. We will never stop striving to bring you the benefits of a high-quality catered experience that is more than you anticipate.

  • Freshness. From concept and preparation to ingredients and plating, we support health and wellness by using thoughtfully sourced foods that are prepared and served with the utmost care.
  • Creativity. We continually push the envelope of what is possible in the culinary world. We experiment with vigor to uncover thoughtful dishes and new flavor harmonies.
  • Passion. We invest ourselves deeply in our work and find purpose in bringing you one-of-a-kind meals coupled with experiences that enrich and nourish lives.
  • Professionalism. We’ve seen it all. Through success and failure, we own our efforts and represent our university as true seasoned culinary professionals.
Wake Forest University Campus
Wake Forest University Campus
Floral Table decor at an Under the Oaks Catering event

Jessica Wallace

Sean Devine

Join Our Team

Catering Director
Jessica joined the Under the Oaks Catering family in August of 2008. She brings an impressive catering background with over 25 years of experience in catering for high-profile individuals such as Martha Stewart and organizations including the PGA and International Home Furnishings Market. In addition to these noteworthy clients, she has catered for hundreds of beautiful weddings and social events.

Jessica embraces the endless possibilities that come with event planning and finds joy in making her clients’ most significant life moments truly memorable. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys travelling, antiquing, collecting cookbooks and spending time around horses with her niece (an accomplished equestrian).

Executive Chef
Upon graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in 1994, Sean Devine worked in both restaurants and private clubs in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina before moving to the triad in 1999. Prior to joining the culinary team at Aramark, he was the chef de cuisine at Bermuda Run West and the executive chef at Sapona Country Club.

Sean embraces the “never the same day twice” nature of the catering business and the set of challenges that come with it. In his spare time, he likes the solitude of doing yard work. He also enjoys being out on the water and is currently learning to kite surf.

Looking for an opportunity to grow as a person and professional?

We invite you to apply to work here at Under the Oaks Catering. We are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to ambitious catering and Wake Forest.

If interested, please contact Jessica Wallace at Wallace-Jessica@aramark.com.

Contact Us

Let us create an amazing event for you. Contact our planners or call us at 336.758.5610 to start planning.

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