Category Archives: Hamby Catering

The 2017 ‘Best Caterer in Charleston’

The votes are in! We are so proud and excited to announce Hamby Catering’s new title as “Best Caterer” in Charleston by the Post and Courier‘s Charleston Choice Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us…nearly 21,000 readers voted for 6,000 businesses and casted an astounding 215,000 votes for the awards.

The contest allows the public to “voice their choice” on who they believe are the top performers in their respected industry. Hamby Catering, is eternally grateful to have served the Lowcountry since 1979 and be the recipient of this well-respected Charleston award.

Charleston, South Carolina is our home and every day we continue to recognize how fortunate we are to be surrounded by its acclaimed food culture, historic beauty and southern values. This award was granted to us for setting a standard of excellence amongst other worthy competitors and we couldn’t be more honored to take home this title.  

The heart of our business are our fundamentals. We are a family owned and operated full-service caterer, providing the Lowcountry with time-tested recipes for 38 years and counting. No matter the event, no matter the cause; we love what what we do. Thank you for your continued support throughout the years and our future endeavors to come.

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Spotlighting Boone Hall Plantation

The unparalleled beauty of Boone Hall Plantation is no secret here in Charleston. From its stunning Avenue of Oaks, to the rich history of the land, Boone Hall has become a top travel destination and venue in the Lowcountry. Like celebrity Blake Lively, brides travel from all across the country to have their dream weddings at this location.

In 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and a scene that has gained Boone Hall recognition as the #1 plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today 10BEST. Back in the 1950’s the McRae family purchased the land and decided to refurbish the interior of the plantation home and open the property to the public for tours and rentals. To this day, the McRae’s still own the land and allow all of Charleston’s locals and visitors alike to learn and enjoy the grandeur that is Boone Hall Plantation.

Catering at Boone Hall has become a favorite of ours here at Hamby. In the past year, we’ve been privileged to cater 35 events from weddings, rehearsals, corporate events and deliveries. From weddings to concerts and other events, Boone Hall provides one of the most beautiful glimpses into the rich history of Charleston. Being surrounded by the towering oaks, expansive pastures, and the historic architecture allows us to get lost in time and appreciate all Charleston has to offer.

In addition to catered events, we also work directly with Boone Hall to provide lunches for their Gullah history tours. We work with their staff to incorporate seasonal items that are being harvested at Boone Hall Farms into the menu offering for guests. For example, on our most recent Gullah luncheon, we provided a seasonal salad using fresh tomatoes, sweet onions, cucumber and jalapenos from BH Farms. The tour is a great opportunity for corporate groups or for a family reunion coming into town. You can learn more here.

We also started participating in Wine Under the Oaks in 2016, and look forward to continuing to help grow the event alongside Boone Hall.

Below are some photos of previous events Hamby has catered at Boone Hall Plantation.

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Charleston Magazine Feature

Events with Mitchell Crosby are always a good time as his tagline suggests, “It’s always a party with JMC Charleston.” Crosby is one of the city’s top event planners. Recently, he worked with Hamby Catering to host a “Breakfast in Wimbledon” brunch at his home that was featured in July’s edition of Charleston Magazine.

While a friendly tennis bruncheon might seem like a low-key get-together, that is never the case in the Crosby home. The event was adorned with floral centerpieces, a full-service bar and an array of bites from Hamby Catering.

Sticking with the theme of Wimbledon, Crosby wanted a quaint, English feel at the occasion. The menu was handcrafted at the home by Randall Felkel who enlisted Hamby’s help to round out the selections. For the party, we provided our Cheese Straws, Pecan Raisin Crisps, Deviled Eggs, Tomato and Cucumber Rounds, Petite Crêpe with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche and Caviar, along with our Shrimp Salad Sandwiches for a brunch that was bloody delicious!

In the article, Crosby discloses all of his tips and recipes for throwing the perfect party, no matter the size or season! We had a great time at this taste of Wimbledon and, like Crosby, hope you pick Hamby Catering for your next gathering. 

Check out pictures below taken by Peter Frank Edwards Photography. Read the full article, here

P.S. Do you recognize the woman in the photo below? That’s right – our very own Candice Wigfield was a lucky guest of the party!

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2017 Charleston Choice Awards

The Post & Courier is hosting the 2nd annual Charleston Choice Awards this summer. Now through July 16th, you can vote for your favorite restaurants, attractions and other local businesses for their chance to be recognized as the best in their industry here in Charleston.

Hamby Catering is honored to have made it to the final round with the opportunity to be named ‘Best Caterer’ in Charleston. Now it’s up to you to, “voice your choice!” Help us claim the #1 spot by casting your vote today. Vote here.

Why vote for us? Because we love Charleston just a much as you! Hamby Catering was born and bred right here in the Lowcountry. We started off lending a helping hand for a close friend’s wedding back in 1979. After receiving positive feedback from friends and family, Tom and Fran Hamby decided to turn their passion into a full- service catering business. Our company has grown over the years, but we’ve never stopped serving our clients as neighbors.

Friendship and food is the heart of Hamby. Whether you’re picking up a bottle of wine and appetizers from The Market at Hamby or planning an upscale wedding, the Hamby Catering staff will be there with you every step of the way!

Every vote counts! Voting will close July 16th at 11:59 p.m. Click here to cast yours.

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Preview The Market at Hamby

The Market at Hamby is our boutique specialty goods shop that offers fresh, grab-and-go meal solutions, easy entertaining choices and corporate meeting food options. Our gourmet pre-made casseroles, hors d’oeuvres, dips and desserts are easy and delicious options for parties of two all the way up to a small event. Our menu ranges from tasty snacks and appetizers for an elegant, dinner soiree to sandwiches and salads for a weekend picnic at the park.

The Market at Hamby is set up to provide clients flavorful, time treasured Hamby recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the ability to pre-order food for your next gathering. From dips to jams, casseroles to trays, pickled vegetables to dessert pairings; the Market at Hamby has it all!

Some marketplace favorites are the salad mixes that Hamby has become famous for over the past 38 years – Shrimp Salad, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad and Pimento Cheese. These delicious salad mixes come in half and full pound containers and, did we mention, are gluten free? All Hamby salads vary in price from $9-$14 and are perfect to bring to beach or a neighborhood block party. 

Another Hamby original is our Smokehouse Cobb salad. Priced at $10.75 per guest, this dish contains fresh ingredients like Baby Spinach, Smoked Turkey Breast and Housemade Sweet Onion Crisps. We also serve a Sandwich of the Day in the market that is served on a first-come, first-serve basis as a healthy lunch option. We combo the meal with Pickled Veggies and Hand-Cut Chips. These range from $8.75-$9.75 and make your lunch as easy as grab-n-go!

The Market at Hamby also displays a wide selection of hand-picked wine from advanced sommelier, Patrick Emerson of Curated Selections. With a vast library of red, white and sparkling, The Market at Hamby has unique options for your next party.

We also offer exclusive and one-of-a-kind, seasonal selections for holidays and special events. In the past, we’ve created unique menus for graduation, Thanksgiving, SuperBowl Sunday, Easter and more. Our latest menu, which is available now for ordering, is our Eclipse Eats menu. These offerings were created to accompany the once in a lifetime event that is taking place right here in Charleston on August, 21st: a total solar eclipse! For a limited time, there will be a FREE GIFT with purchase. Time is running out so call our market hotline to order today – 843.725.4035.

The Market at Hamby is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm and is located at 925 St. Andrews Blvd, in West Ashley. Come stop in during your mid-day lunch break or for larger orders, call ahead at 843.725.4035 or place your order online

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