Burgers, Bands and Brews Competition

We had a great time at the Burgers, Bands and Brews Competition this past weekend at the Charleston Harbor Marina and Resort.
Our Executive Chef Bill Montgomery whipped up a real winner of a burger with his Chef Bill Good Burger! It was a crowd favorite and also the judges as Toast took home the 2nd place overall trophy against some stiff competition.

Check out the photos from the competition and be sure to try an award winning Toast! Burger soon!

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Legislative Reception

We were proud to serve those that serve us last night as Charleston Hospitality Group honored local legislators: Representative Leon Stavrinakis, Representative Chip Limehouse, Representative Peter McCoy, Representative Wendall Gillaird, Representative Jim Merrill, Senator Paul Campbell.

Here are some photos from the event.

Summerville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon

We were proud to have one of our restaurants, Toast of Summerville, cater the annual Summerville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct 28th 2014.

The local State representatives were there to go over the hot button issues facing the economic and business concerns of the area.

Legislative Panel

Senator Sean Bennett – District 38
Representative Chris Murphy – District 98
Representative Jenny Horne –District 94
Representative Joe Daning –District 92

Our own Jason Boutin of Toast of Summerville gave a great speech about the importance of giving back to the community, something he does through his job and personal life.

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Local Menu | GrowFood Carolina Event

What a fun event! Charleston Hospitality Catering had fun,was playing with his local Strawberries from GrowFood Carolina & Wabi Sabi Farm These strawberries were used is Chef’s Crab and Basil Salad topped with grilled strawberries, Chocolate Strawberry  Cake Pops, and many more great culinary items offered that evening.


“Charleston Hospitality Catering, LLC” is the perfect solution for your next corporate event. Whether you are in need of a last minute lunch for twenty, a hot plated dinner for fifty, hors d’oeuvres for five hundred, or a extravagant buffet to feed thousands, we can accommodate all of your catering needs. “Charleston Hospitality Catering” provides generous portions of fresh and innovative cuisine at reasonable prices, presented tastefully, and delivered on time. You can depend on us to plan, organize and execute your event with complete professionalism and polished efficiency.”We place 24 years of experience and commitment onto your table.”

Charleston Hospitality Catering sets the standard for exceptional production of sensational events, infusing the Lowcountry with a fresh, innovative culinary vision. We add a dash of fun and a profusion of style to your next Charleston Wedding or Event. Our team takes pride in offering generous hospitality, world-class cuisine and highly personalized service to every client!

From chic social events, private in-home dinners and corporate meetings to weddings and fashionable soirees, Charleston Hospitality Catering is enthusiastic and devoted to producing bold and brilliant events that are flawlessly executed and always original.

Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Homes, University Functions, Holiday Galas, Gallery Soirees, Yacht Receptions, and much more…

Thank you for your interest in Charleston Hospitality Catering



A real Chef’s Life!

It’s a Chef’s Life ….What you can expect from making a living in a professional kitchen:1 You’ll almost always have open wounds on your hands and arms.

2 You’ll never meet new people because your social life deteriorates into non-existence.

3 You’ll find it hard to start relationships because alone time will become a precious thing.

4 You’ll lose your social skills.

5 Your sense of humour will degrade into the politically incorrect and socially unacceptable

6 You’ll eventually start swearing like a sailor and you won’t even notice yourself doing it.

7 You’ll turn into an anorak/monomaniac and always turn all conversations back to food.

8 You’ll earn a pittance for years/decades.

9 You’ll either lose a vast amount of weight or gain a vast amount of weight.

10 You’ll never ever have a tan ever again.

11 You won’t become famous.

12 You’ll develop a habit, whether it be coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, cannabis,cocaine, or even red bull.

13 Your feet will get destroyed.

14 Your back will get destroyed.

15 Your hands will get destroyed.

16 You’ll live in a constant state of sleep deprivation, indefinitely.

17 You’ll have to ask your friends to plan everything around your schedule, which is incomplete opposition with their availability, because you never know your days off inadvance and you probably won’t be able to change it.

18 You’ll become of a very highly strung nature

19 You’ll become more prone to temper flare ups

20 Your awareness of other people’s lack of efficiency and common sense will increase and your tolerance of it will decrease.

21 You’ll spend the largest part of your life cooped up in a small, undecorated room withpoor ventilation, high temperatures, a lot of noise, humidity, no natural light and nowindows, with a small group of people who will become your only social interactions.

22 You will work longer hours than you ever imagined possible or thought legal.

23 You will spend all your waking hours on your feet, never getting a chance to sit downeven for 5 minutes.

24 Your shortest work days will be longer than most people’s longest, and your longer workdays, which make up about half of your working week, will be longer than the averageperson is awake in a day.

25 You will not cook gourmet dinners at home. You’ll be too tired, and too fed up of cooking.

26 You will probably start eating mostly fast food and cheap instant noodles.

27 You will be the subject of abuse, whether physical or emotional. Officially, it will be as a test of character. In reality, it will be as a form of entertainment.

28 You will end up spending so much time at work that your colleagues will know you better than your partner/family/friends do.

29 You will meet and form strong bonds with types of people whom you’d previously never even have imagined sharing conversations with.

30 You will be in a constant state of stress.

31 You will never be irreplaceable and will be expected to constantly give 110%.

32 You will always be exhausted.

33 You will not be allowed to call in sick for a hangover.

34 You will be expected to place your work before any other part of your life in your list of priorities.

35 You will never be congratulated on your work.

36 You will be expected to treat your superiors as absolute masters and never answer back, try to explain yourself, start a conversation, or show any other type of insubordination, even if you know that they are in the wrong or feel as if their behaviour towards you is unacceptable.

37 It will become very difficult to watch friends cook.

38 Your mum will stop cooking for you because she feels embarrassed.

39 You will be expected to cook for family gatherings such as Christmas EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Luckily, at least one year out of two, you will be working on Christmas.

40 At least one year out of two, and maybe every year, you will work Christmas, New Year’sEve, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, bank holidays, Halloween, your birthday, and pretty much every other day of celebration on the calendar.

41 You will have to work many years in menial positions before attaining any level of authority in the workplace.

42 The better the restaurant is, the longer the work hours become, the more pressure youend up under, the more unhealthy your lifestyle will become, the more likely you will beto develop a habit, the more competitive the people around you will become, the lesssleep you’ll get, the less you’ll eat etc.

43 You will constantly make mistakes, and every time you do make a mistake, someone will notice it and make you understand that you are clearly a subhuman because only asubhuman could make such a mistake.

44 If you are a woman, you will constantly be the subject of misogynist remarks and jokes,sexual harassment, belittlement and remarks about your menstrual cycle.

45 None of your friends or family will understand what is involved in your work and you willnever be able to make them understand.

46 You will spend vast amounts of money on equipment, books, eating in good restaurantsetc, which will leave you with not much money for other things.

47 You will develop a creepy obsession with knives.

48 If you are a pastry chef, you will develop a creepy obsession with spoons.

49 You will get a rash in your arse crack from the mixture of heat, sweat and friction that will not heal well, sometimes get infected, will mostly always be slimy and itchy and will be there most of the time.

50 If you are the right type of person, you will thank your lucky star every single day for the rest of your life for making you take the best decision you ever did and become a chef. And you will fall in love with your job and never look back.

Charleston Hospitality Catering is going local

I have been in talks with farmers and farm owners and with the help from GrowFood Carolina is now going local with all it’s future events.


Food Photos by Vanessa McGuire

Photo of Chef by Diana Deaver

Just  a few of the local Carolina farms and programs we will be using in the future.

Bates Farms, Hudson Family Farm, Cannon Farms, Kurios Farms, Rest Park Farms, Spade and Clover, Walters Farm, Rest Park Farm, Lavington Farm, Brickyard Point Farms, Millgrove Farms, C Breeze Organic, City Roots and Blue Dog Farms


Charleston Fashion Week | Grand Finale After Party | Charleston Hospitality Catering


Wow! What a great event hosted by Charleston Fashion Week. Charleston Hospitality Catering had so much fun providing food for 250 Models and Make Up Artist in the afternoon the finishing off the night at Charleston Fashion Week’s Grand Finale After Party!