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We combine creativity, technology and culinary arts for your special event. Our goal is to delight you with fabulous food, a great attitude, outstanding people and a commitment to constant innovation. Every day the SSA Group (SSA) strives to see things differently and translate our passion into an experience that you enjoy.

SSA, the Zoo's on-site caterer and concessionaire, has spent decades perfecting its food service and facilities management solutions for museums, zoos and aquariums throughout the world. They provide creative, customized services for all their clients. 

SSA provides "full service" catering for your company and other special occasions held at the North Carolina Zoo. Indoor and outdoor locations are available. SSA will provide assistance with your menu planning from breakfast buffets, informal boxed lunches and dinner buffets to formal upscale meals. 

A Full Range of Menu Choices

SSA has a full range of options to fit most occasions. Review our selections below: 

  • Catering Menus - All-occasion catering and party planning, including breakfast, lunch, boxed lunch, picnics, evening events and dinner buffets for 50-5000 people. For site rentals, catering information and Zoo tickets for your catered group, please call 800.488.0444 x7700 or 336.879.7700 or email.
  • School Lunch - Lunches made with school-age children in mind.


Rental Needs

We can provide a wide range of equipment needs at a reasonable price.

  • Extra tables and chairs
  • Tenting
  • China and linen

(This is just a small sampling of what is available.)