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SEWE 2017 Recap

For the third year in a row, Hamby Catering was honored to fuel some 40,000+  guests at the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. This year, we set up and served housemade favorites including, Chicken Bog, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Housemade Potato Chips. Plus, we debuted our donut machine in Marion Square.

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition was established in 1982 and since then, has grown from 100 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees to the largest event of its kind in the nation. This year, we saw nearly 43,000 attendees flock to downtown Charleston to visit with more than 500 artists and hundreds of exhibitors.

We also saw record success having served more than 1,500 Chicken Bogs, 7,000 donuts, and over 800 house-made sandwiches! Records were broken outside of our tents as well: 6 of our employees held a snake for the first time, 1 lucky staffer won a YETI cooler  and we all wanted to adopt 100% of the dogs we saw in Marion Square.

All in all, it was an absolutely wild weekend and so much fun! We look forward to seeing you all at SEWE in 2018! You can find more information about the event here.

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Be Hoppy – The Easter Menu is Here!

Hamby’s Easter menu allows you to spend the holiday at a leisure while enjoying quality time with your family and friends at home. Our fresh take on Easter ham includes our signature Pineapple Raisin glaze – don’t be surprised if guests ask for seconds! Shared alongside the traditional favorites like Macaroni & Cheese and Green Beans, and finished with a Strawberry Pie, we have no doubt all of your guests will leave hoppy.

Hamby Seasonal Easter Menu – $99 (Serves 8)

  • Brussels Sprout Salad with Gala Apples, Dried Cherries, Sliced Almonds & Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Bourbon Glazed Carolina Pit Ham (Approx. 4 lbs) with Pineapple Raisin Sauce
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Southern Green Beans with Carmelized Onions & Bacon
  • Housemade Sweet Potato Biscuits

À la Carte – $18

  • Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream

Packages serve approximately 8 guests and are available for pick-up on Saturday, April 15th from 9am-6pm. To accommodate the demand, we kindly ask that you place your orders prior to April 12th.

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Spoleto Spotlight: Porgy and Bess After Party

It’s officially Spoleto Season in Charleston and what better way to start off the weekend than with a killer after party to celebrate the opening night of “Porgy and Bess” at the Charleston Gaillard Center Exhibition Hall!

Hamby Catering was thrilled to be a part of this event and welcomed festival goers to Charleston’s southern charm with a taste of our best- from our Plank-Roasted Goat Cheese with Muscadine Chutney to the Cornbread Madeleines with Jalapeno Honey Butter.


Locals and visitors mingled with the opera’s stars, Lester Lynch (Porgy) and Alyson Cambridge (Bess), while enjoying fresh seafood like Chilled Shrimp, Plank-roasted Salmon with creamed Horseradish and a Hamby favorite- Meeting Street Crab Dip.




The evening was a great success, stay tuned for more Spoleto Festival fun! Upcoming Hamby Catering sponsored events throughout the next week include multiple happy hours and private  residence receptions.


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Spoleto Scene Shakedown 2016

Spoleto SCENE kicked off this year’s festival on April 28th with a HUGE party at Memminger Auditorium. Hamby Catering was one of the event sponsors and we had a blast mixin’ and minglin’ with this festive crowd. We look forward to a season-long calendar of events with this group.

At the event, we debuted our new Artisan Donut Station with Housemade Icings – seriously YUM! Guests got to choose (or sample one of each!) from these tempting flavors; Buttermilk Vanilla Icing with Chopped M&Ms, Chocolate Icing with Crispy Bacon, Raspberry Icing with Ground Benne Wafers or Espresso Icing with Toasted Pecans.

See below for a few snaps from photographer, Anne Rhett.

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Lowcountry (Charleston, SC) Venues…How To Choose Just One???

While I don’t have an answer to how you go about choosing just one venue for your next event, I will tell you that when it comes to Charleston, SC and the surrounding area, we are certainly blessed with a plethora of gorgeous venues. I think when it comes to selecting a venue, you have to “go with your gut” while at the same time staying within the confines of your budget and your overall desired aesthetic.

Boone Hall Avenue of Oaks Charleston SC

This post is meant to showcase some of our favorites – all of which allow outside caterers like Hamby Catering & Events (hint, hint)! Presented in alpha order, prepare yourself for the splendor of Lowcountry Venues. Happy venue hunting! For a look at a few real Hamby weddings, please visit our Borrowed & Blue profile!

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