Delicious, Nutritious, and Served From The Heart

 Catering, Meal Delivery, and On-Demand Cooking For The Triangle Area

The Cooking Mama is an off-premise catering company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving the Triangle and surrounding region.

We are an innovative and collaborative company with a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best and highest-quality food for any budget.

We proudly offer...

Catering Services

Fully insured and permitted. Full service or drop-off available.  

Home Delivery

Delivering pre-made, easy to re-heat meals for all tastes and nutritional needs. 

Mama On-Demand

In-home personal cooking service. From A to Z or preparing your ingredients.

The Cooking Mama is an off-premise catering company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving the Triangle and surrounding region.

We are an innovative and collaborative company with a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best and highest-quality food for any budget.

We proudly offer...

Catering Services

Fully insured and permitted. Full service or drop-off available.  

Home Delivery

Delivering pre-made, easy to re-heat meals for all tastes and nutritional needs. 

Mama On-Demand

In-home personal cooking service. From A to Z or preparing your ingredients.

I can't begin to tell you how happy we are with your meal-delivery service. 

First, the food is great. Not just good or edible - but really great. 

Second, you're helping our family get healthier. We're very busy, with a lot of balls in the air, and our tendency is to just grab whatever is quick and easy.  Usually, that meant fast/junk food. Now, we grab a healthy meal from the fridge, heat it up, and we're so happy about it.

Third, it's very reasonably priced. 

We're kicking ourselves that we didn't start this years ago!  Thanks again! 

J.W. - Cary

Goodness From The Heart

The Cooking Mama’s mission is to serve goodness from the heart - at all levels.

In other words, it's not just about preparing amazing, nutritious, and delicious food. It's also about allowing you the time and headspace to connect and enjoy the people with whom you're sharing a meal.

With The Cooking Mama, you're getting a new family member you can trust with your event, home meal delivery, or any meal prep needs you may have.

Goodness From The Heart

The Cooking Mama’s mission is to serve goodness from the heart - at all levels.

In other words, it's not just about preparing amazing, nutritious, and delicious food. It's also about allowing you the time and headspace to connect and enjoy the people with whom you're sharing a meal.

With The Cooking Mama, you're getting a new family member you can trust with your event, home meal delivery, or any meal prep needs you may have.

A Taste Of What Mama is Cooking...

Catering Services

The Cooking Mama wants to relieve your stress when planning an event.

From menu planning to attractive setup to keeping food fresh during the event to cleaning up after, we can handle it all.

Depending on your needs and desires, we offer both delivery or full-service catering and we're committed to providing the best, highest-quality food for any budget.

So, if you want to feed a large group great-tasting food at a reasonable price, you want your event to go off without a hitch, and you want to actually enjoy yourself at the same time, let's talk!

Catering Services

The Cooking Mama wants to relieve your stress when planning an event.

From menu planning to attractive setup to keeping food fresh during the event to cleaning up after, we can handle it all.

Depending on your needs and desires, we offer both delivery or full-service catering and we're committed to providing the best, highest-quality food for any budget.

So, if you want to feed a large group great-tasting food at a reasonable price, you want your event to go off without a hitch, and you want to actually enjoy yourself at the same time, let's talk!

Meal Delivery

Whether you are struggling to find time to cook, you need help with a specific dietary need, you're tired of all the fast food options, or you just need a plain ole break from cooking, The Cooking Mama is here to help.

With The Cooking Mama meal delivery service you can pre-order your meals and they will be delivered straight to your doorstep. All meals are prepared fresh and can be delivered hot or frozen.

You'll be asking yourself why you didn't start doing this sooner! 

Meal Delivery

Whether you are struggling to find time to cook, you need help with a specific dietary need, you're tired of all the fast food options, or you just need a plain ole break from cooking, The Cooking Mama is here to help.

With The Cooking Mama meal delivery service you can pre-order your meals and they will be delivered straight to your doorstep. All meals are prepared fresh and can be delivered hot or frozen.

You'll be asking yourself why you didn't start doing this sooner! 

In-Home Personal Chef Services

Want to have your weekly meals cooked right in your own kitchen?

Then my in-home personal chef services are right for you. Mama knows that a peace of mind is important and sometimes having your meal prepared in your own kitchen can ease your hesitation of using an outside meal delivery service.

With this service you simply purchase the products you like and Mama will come to your house to prepare it just the way you and your family like.

In-Home Personal Chef Services

Want to have your weekly meals cooked right in your own kitchen?

Then my in-home personal chef services are right for you. Mama knows that a peace of mind is important and sometimes having your meal prepared in your own kitchen can ease your hesitation of using an outside meal delivery service.

With this service you simply purchase the products you like and Mama will come to your house to prepare it just the way you and your family like.

The Cooking Mama is absolutely PHENOMENAL.  I was impressed from our initial conversation, to the day of the event.  She is professional, punctual, accommodating, and the dinner was marvelous!  My folks are still talking about the food and the presentation of the dinner!  I will definitely be using her services again!!

S.W. - Raleigh

More About Mama

Hello! I am Alhaja Byrd - also known as “The Cooking Mama”.

I love to cook and, more importantly, I love to make people happy. Through food I have a way to build connections with people and meet their needs.

When you meet the Cooking Mama it's like meeting an old relative and that is the exact experience I love to create for my clients.

More About Mama

Hello! I am Alhaja Byrd - also known as “The Cooking Mama”.

I love to cook and, more importantly, I love to make people happy. Through food I have a way to build connections with people and meet their needs.

When you meet the Cooking Mama it's like meeting an old relative and that is the exact experience I love to create for my clients.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

When you're ready to take the next step, the best and easiest plan is to contact me. We can email, text, speak on the phone, or even do a zoom call.

We can discuss your needs, I can answer all your questions, and we could even setup a sample meal if you'd like.

You'll find that I can handle just about any dietary need and taste preference and can find a great solution for your needs at a very reasonable price!