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.

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“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

http://CharlestonHospitalityCatering.com

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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.

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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

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

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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!

 

 

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah | Latest Review

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah | Latest Review

Sarah's Bat Mitzvah | Chef Eric Gaffin's | Latest Review

Dear Chef Eric,

I want to thank you and your amazing team for providing a wonderful luncheon after my daughter’s bat mitzvah on August 18th. The food was absolutely delicious, plentiful (as we requested!), and beautifully presented by your capable staff. I received rave reviews from my guests, including “best kiddush ever (at this temple),” and “this luncheon raised the bar (on future kiddushes)!” Several people asked who catered the event, so I am sure you can expect some phone calls in the near future! You made me very proud! I also appreciate your willingness to incorporate some of my grandmother’s recipes into the meal, which allowed my family to feel her presence on this very special day. It will be my pleasure to recommend you!

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Why using professionals is important for your big day

While Charleston Hospitality Catering is not a Event or Wedding Planning Company we stick to what we do and that is Fresh Food and Great Service. Charleston Hospitality Group would love to recommend some wonderful Planners to you that he has had the pleasure of working with over the years in Charleston. I will be the first to say your caterer, DJ, Pastry Chef and etc. are not trained to be your Wedding & Event Planner. If they tell you they can plan your wedding or event for you, RUN & FAST!!!!!

Leave it to the pros
Your wedding day should be the most fantastic day of your life, yet we always hear those bride horror stories don’t let that be you. Make your first wedding phone call to a wedding planner because as the newly engaged, it is your responsibility to relax and enjoy. Before you know it, it will all be over.

A wedding can be an incredibly scary undertaking, especially when you’re not sure where to start.

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Weddings are among the most beautiful, yet most stressful events we have to look forward to in our lives. So why not invite a professional to lend a hand? There are a plethora of things in our daily lives that we need help with. A wedding should be no exception.
It can be scary to put your special moment into someone else’s hands, but with a little research, I think you will agree that going it alone is a far scarier prospect.

Time
Planning a wedding takes an incredible amount of time, especially if you want it done right.Average Wedding takes 240 hours to plan, depending on the type of wedding you are looking to have, you may find it difficult to plan it all on your own. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant who is there to do all of the calling, ordering, and looking after details that you may not have time to deal with As human beings, we often fall victim to procrastination. In what can be an extremely high-stress situation, there is little room for putting things off. Many women go into the wedding planning process without knowing the first thing about time lines, and that can lead to some preventable disasters down the road. Do not waste another minute worrying about what you don’t have time to do. Get back on track by hiring a wedding planner.

Knowledge
Here’s a novel idea: Wedding planners plan weddings! Have you or your friends and family ever planned a wedding before? I’m going to venture to say the answer is no, and even if the answer is yes, I’m sure it hasn’t been many. So why are you leaving one of the most important days of your life up to amateurs?
Well-known and respected wedding planners have been doing their job successfully for quite some time, so they know where to find the best flowers, the best photographers, and the most original centerpieces. It is their job to listen to your dreams and make them a reality, so why would you settle for anything less? There is very little that a good wedding planner can’t do. Let them be the professionals they were meant to be, and give yourself a chance to enjoy the engagement.

Support
Let’s face it; men are not always the best partners when it comes to a planning wedding. They would rather let you choose the color combinations, flower arrangements, cake flavors and seating arrangements. After all, this is your wedding, not theirs. Many brides rely on mothers, sisters and best friends to help with the details, but I say you should turn to someone who can provide the ultimate guidance and be completely honest.
Wedding planners are as much there to lend support as they are to take control. Sometimes planning a wedding can seem like an impossible task, but a wedding planner has numerous lists giving him or her instant access to the best of everything, including books full of stunning displays to bring your ideas to life. Go ahead and add another friend to your wedding entourage – after all, it’s true what they say about safety in numbers.

Affordability
Weddings can be an expensive undertaking, and while hiring a wedding planner can seem like a superfluous cost, it could save you money in the long-run. Wedding planners have valuable connections with every central name in the business, which afford them discounts and special advantages that would not be open to just anyone.
They will also work within a budget, so as long as your eyes are not bigger than your wallet, they should be able to give you everything you desire, and perhaps a little more. Also, it is not uncommon for so-called “professionals” such as photographers or deejays to take advantage of unsuspecting brides and grooms. A wedding planner will ensure that you only receive the best.

Attention to Detail
Any event has the potential to look nice, but it is the attention to detail that really gives a special occasion some life. We all know there are certain things that must be covered when planning a wedding. These include finding a dress, choosing colors, picking flowers, selecting locations for the ceremony and reception, and so on. But beyond that, how do you make your wedding memorable?
This is what wedding planners were made for. A vast portion of their job is to take the wedding of your dreams and make it better. Let them.

Things are really cooking at Charleston Hospitality Catering!

This week, the entire all star chef team from Charleston Hospitality Group appeared with Chef Eric on Lowcountry Live to help promote our catering services. Each chef represents a different type of cuisine or food that we can prepare. From Master Pastry Chef Aschbacher to Pitmaster Russ Cornette, we offer every type of cuisine and can cater for any occasion at all. We do private dinner parties, corporate parties, university events, and of course, weddings. Contact Chef Eric at 843-460-0800 to set up a consultation for your special event.