This Saturday, April 27, the Hamby Catering & Events team will be hard at work, serving 400+ of Charleston’s finest a four-course seated-served sustainable meal at the 2013 SC Aquarium Conservation Gala. We are thrilled for this opportunity to showcase customized culinary offerings created exclusively for this event by our Executive Chef John Brunski. The annual event focuses on preserving and sustaining the health and beauty of our natural world.
This year’s gala theme is Oceans. Guests will feel immersed in the various tastes, sounds and sights of the deep blue sea. Liberty Square will be transformed into a black-tie swoon-worthy venue by the skillful hand of Mitchell Crosby and the JMC Charleston team. Prepare yourself to travel through the depths of the ocean blue with dramatic lighting, shades of the sea and accent pieces that will make you feel “submerged.”
Each year, the SC Aquarium honors one individual with the Environmental Stewardship Award; this year’s recipient is Robert “Ted” Turner, III. In addition to receiving this award, Hamby is honoring Ted Turner with a menu item that is specifically tailored to his legacy of stewardship and land/wildlife conservation. Can you guess the featured component of this dish??
To read more about the SC Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts, click here.
Stay tuned for more information about the Gala, complete with photos and delicious menu details…
Thanks to this lovely feature by The Wedding Row, we get to take a glimpse back at Kristine + Joshua’s pink and grey August 2012 Cottage on the Creek wedding, beautifully captured by Diana Deaver Weddings.
This image really depicts the sweet emotion of the day, so I had to include it in this post. Make sure to feast your eyes on the plethora of other delicious images from The Wedding Row.
Thank you to Kristine + Joshua for making Hamby Catering & Events part of your special day!
Kristine + Joshua at The Cottage on the Creek
The 4-day BB&T Charleston Wine+Food Festival is an annual event, highly anticipated by locals and out-of-towners. It has even been praised as one of the top five food and wine festivals in the U.S. by Forbes Traveler. The festival celebrates the best that Charleston has to offer; a rich, local food culture, award-winning chefs, and the best city to visit in the U.S., according to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 and 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.
This year, the Hamby team is jazzed about being part of the Saturday, March 2 Festival After Hours: Party Around the World, presented by The Art Institute of Charleston. The Visitors Center Bus Shed will provide the perfect backdrop for this celebration of international food & beverage inspired by China, Italy, Germany, Spain and Mexico. Check out the profile for Hamby’s Executive Chef John Brunski, here.
Get your tickets today before the event sells out, and prepare yourself for what will surely be a party in ANY language!
For more information about this year’s Festival, check out the official website here. Or, get the scoop from Forbes.com’s February 11th article here.
As others in the event industry can attest, when others are paryting (nights, weekends, holidays), the Hamby team is hard at work. December 2012 proved to be a marathon event month, and we were so thankful to be part of so many fabulous celebrations for our clients.
Selecting a free date in December for our company holiday party is nearly impossible, so we have opted to extend the holidays into January! This year we opted to have our holiday party at South End Brewery in their third floor event space. It is such a treat for us to let someone else handle the eats and drinks while we can enjoy each other’s company in a social setting.
The “piece de resistance” was the amazing hummingbird cake from Molly Lawson at D’Lish Desserts. We love working with vendors like D’Lish for client events, but it’s even more fun when the treats are for us! We asked her to concoct a delicious confection featuring the Hamby Catering & Events logo, and she really knocked it out of the park. Not only was the cake beautiful, but it was a true treat for the taste buds.
Feast your eyes on this cake, and let your imagination run wild with how Molly can create your own personalized dessert! Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook for more information.
The Hamby Cake!
Wishing everyone the very happiest of holidays from the Hamby Catering & Events team! Thanks to all for a fabulous 2012!
Check out the Hamby Holiday card for a few fun facts from 2012.