Whitaker & Atlantic, Raleigh’s newest private event space, Open Just in Time for the Holidays

Raleigh – Whitaker & Atlantic – Chef Coleen Speaks’ new private event venue for PoshNosh Catering – is now open and available for holiday parties, weddings, pop-up dinners, fundraising galas, corporate dinners and community events. Located at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road at Dock 1053, just minutes from downtown Raleigh, Whitaker & Atlantic is a large-scale, edgy, urban event space seating 150 for dinner and 275 for cocktails. Their phone number is 919-301-8587.

After 10 successful years catering to Raleigh’s adventurous food connoisseurs – from musicians and artists to Southern brides and corporate clients – Speaks strikes out with Whitaker & Atlantic, designed by REdesign.build and Furnish Design. This event space features a scalable grand room, stylish permanent bar, access to the spacious outdoor three-season promenade, a luxurious bridal suite and an on-site kitchen to ensure superior restaurant-quality food and service. High ceilings, textured concrete floors, gold accented fixtures, contemporary chandeliers, natural wood and soft blush and ivory hues create a sophisticated backdrop to suit any style of event.

“There’s a need in this market for an event space that can accommodate and elevate large weddings and corporate events, and do so in a setting that reflects Raleigh’s progressive and creative style,” explained Speaks, whose locally-sourced custom designed menus, well-trained in-house staff, and full-service bar enhance catered events. Whitaker & Atlantic also offers full audio and video capabilities, including a digital projector, 200” screen, and dedicated DJ and multimedia booth.

Chef Coleen Speaks – whose career began at Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant, and locally at Bloomsbury Bistro and Enoteca Vin (during Chef Ashley Christensen’s tenure) – launched PoshNosh Catering in 2007, filling a need for seasonal chef-driven, catered cuisine in the Triangle region of North Carolina. PoshNosh flourished through the years, capturing the area’s boutique catering market, and cultivating a loyal following for Speaks’ locally sourced cooking and restaurant-quality service and style. Custom menus and event concepts are tailored for each client and event, creating one-of-a-kind experiences, featuring everything from made-to-order ethnic street food like bibimbap to multi-coursed wine-paired dinners at art-themed galas.

Upcoming events at Whitaker & Atlantic include “Thorward,” celebrating Chef Mike Thor, a friend and former PoshNosh employee, who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Tickets to this event on 11/25 with Whiskey Kitchen, Hummingbird, PoshNosh Catering, St Roch, LucetteGrace, Mateo, Crawford & Son, Bar Virgile, Bittersweet and William & Co. may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thorward-progress-tickets-38176042571

And don’t miss it! Chef Coleen Speaks teaches a cooking class at Southern Season November 16th:
http://www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=cooking-school&id=26748

Stay tuned! In the coming weeks, Speaks returns to her restaurant roots with the opening of her first restaurant/bar, Hummingbird, which will be located at the corner of Dock 1053, next to Whitaker & Atlantic. @HummingbirdRal

Whitaker & Atlantic, Hummingbird and Speaks’ new state-of-the-art PoshNosh Catering Kitchen (also available for small private events), is leading the revitalization of Dock 1053 – originally built in 1955 for the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P Grocery) as a regional distribution facility – the Triangle’s largest warehouse.

Follow Whitaker & Atlantic on Instagram and Twitter @WhitakerandAtlantic and on Facebook at Whitaker & Atlantic. Follow Chef Coleen Speaks on Twitter @PoshNoshRaleigh; on Instagram @PoshNoshCatering and on Facebook at PoshNosh Catering. www.whitakerandatlantic.com

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