Belo Shelton has loved to cook since he was 5 years old, when he burned his hands on the stovetop trying to help his Mother with breakfast. She bought him a stepping stool to get up and cook and he’s been cooking ever since. Belo opened his first restaurant, Belo’s Real-Pit BBQ, in 1983. Cooking on gas with whole hogs, Belo perfected his Sauce, Cole Slaw, Brunswick Stew and Hushpuppies. He also learned that he knew nothing about running a business, closing the doors a year and half later. Not to be discouraged, Belo went to work with Wendy’s, where he learned about food and labor costs, customer service and business management.
Belo founded Epicurean Delights in Atlanta, GA in 1991, when he began catering his award-winning North Carolina-style Barbecue to the corporate community and other gatherings out of his home kitchen. As his clients’ needs and interests grew, Belo expanded the operation-moving first to a location in Downtown Atlanta in 1992, and then in 1998 to Midtown Atlanta. As business grew Belo expanded his menu to include an increasingly sophisticated and creative selection of fine foods.
In the spring of 2000, Belo asked Margaret to marry him and he knew it was time to get out of Atlanta. Belo went into business with his friend, Rodney Evans, in their hometown of Durham, NC. He had read about the growth and great business opportunities of the area and was anxious to return. Belo and Rodney designed Thrills From The Grill as an off-premise Special Events Caterer, omitting the boxed lunches, small dinners and breakfasts, and other such catering services that had been offered in Atlanta.
Since arriving in Durham, Belo and the Thrills’ chefs have created countless mouth-watering menu items, most of them grilled. Thrills From The Grill is “The Show” of catering. We bring our grills and cook your food before your eyes, ensuring fresh, great-tasting food complete with the smell and smoke of the grill. All of our salads, sides and desserts are prepared fresh for your event. We make every marinade, sauce and rub we use. Having been in business for over 21 years, Belo and his team know how to please their guests, and how to out- service, out-deliver, and out-perform most others.
Thank you very much for your interest in Thrills From The Grill Catering. We look forward to helping you plan and serving you at your next Special Event.
Give us a call at: (919) 220-5787
22 years catering Weddings and Special Events
Excellent customer service and attention to detail from the first phone call or e-mail
Whether 50 or 5000, we'll cook on-site. Our philosophy is "Fresh is always best!"
Sustainable catering always available
Including local, seasonal foods; biodegradable, "Green" disposables; recycling program; and "Green" ideas for your event