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Rock 'N' Roll Tour Catering

Dega Catering

Knoxville, TN

Dega Catering is a full service concert tour catering business that has been on the road for 20 years. From their inception, Dega has tailored their offerings to artist and tour requirements. Dega can handle any size tour with any range of budget. Clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums, parking lots…they’ve done them all. dega banner

Homemade food is one of the few comforts of home that you can enjoy on the road. The sounds, smells, and flavors of memorable meals made by a staff with a love for food & great cooking. Dega’s chefs and crews connect with your tour, and make sure your people get what they want when they want it. Dega adds value to your food dollars and quality to the days you spend away from home. You help build menus based on what you love to eat. They dish it up home-style, without waste or shrink. Come loadout, you’ll agree that Dega is the ideal balance of what you pay versus what you get. For food this good, you simply will not beat the price. And your return on investment is a happy, healthy, supremely satisfied bunch of colleagues … who will thank you. (Right after they send compliments to the chef.)


Dega Catering can go as big or little as you need them to. But start out thinking about three hot and homemade meals every day • A private and comfortable refuge and dining area tended and available all day long, away from the buses and trucks • Drinks hot and cold, from the espresso bar to water, teas and juices • Dressing room service, however you like it … • Stage and bus service; great snacks, meals and drinks for when you’re sitting still and for when you’re not • Deluxe driver takeaways, for the guys who get you there and back in one piece• Direct advancing from DEGA HQ to promoters and local resources so no one’s counting quarters on the tailgate late at night. • Think clean, green and efficient kitchen systems that stretch your budget and make tasty, good nutrition more affordable than you may have imagined. • Think flexible: Dega supports tours ranging from your two-guitar troubadours, everybody on one bus, to full orchestras. If you eat, we’ll figure out a way to feed you that even your accountant will love.


If you’re traveling 10 or less, or if some lucky folks call for special attention, Dega offers personal chef service. From dietary health concerns to a Jones for specific or exotic cuisines, our pros make everybody happy. These assignments are screened beforehand by all parties to ensure the perfect combination of skills and personalities. It’s not about being elite or ostentatious. It’s about good nutrition, that’s delicious and affordable and comes together on a performer’s unique and demanding schedule.


The Dega kitchen appears every morning and disappears after dinner dessert. State of the art gear, made for hard life on the road, and they take good care of it. But you’ll never notice it. About the only thing you’ll notice is that you just never seem to be hungry anymore.  Dega can travel in your truck with your gear.  They can use their clean, modern kitchen trailer.  They even have cooked out of a small trailer pulled behind a bus for more compact tours.  Dega can make this work, and you will eat better than you ever have on the road.  Believe it.  You tell them your size and specifications, and Dega will do the rest.


Dega has been doing this for 20 years. Dega's crews and chefs are familiar with America’s performing arts venues coast to coast, and have a network of resources for up-to-date local information and assistance anywhere you want to be. They know just what to buy and what not to buy with limited means. Their chefs spend your money like it was their mom’s… All you need to do is make sure no one steals that last stuffed mushroom off your plate while you’re not looking.


Dega's presentation style emphasizes warmth, color, creativity and function.  No white table linens and steam tables here, they add color and personality to your dining room.  Their food is beautiful, and their service is outstanding.  They listen and respond to requests, and make themselves a part of your tour.  Dega cares enough to serve the best food, but also the food that you want.

“The Most Important Case on the Road” is the DEGA coffee case.  It will be your first stop in the morning, every day.  Organic, Fair Trade, freshly brewed… Coffee and Espresso, it’s all ready at the coffee case.  One hundred different kinds of tea, vitamins, emergen-c, everything you need will be in that case.  Not a day will go by without you visiting it. In fact, it becomes the tours water cooler, where deals are made and stories are told.


Dega does all of their own advancing which can work in tandem with production advancing and lighten the phone time of the tour.  They advance their own local support staff, tables, chairs, power… everything that is needed to get them cooking.  That way questions about ice, sinks, and cargo vans can be deflected away from you, and save you the tour time, energy, and potential frustration.  When Dega walks in the building, they have our own answers.  The advancing is done through their main office in Knoxville, TN.


  • Street: 711 Irwin Street
  • Zip: 37917
  • City: Knoxville
  • State: TN
  • Country: United States


  • Telephone: 865-584-3258
  • Fax: 865-584-3381
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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