Category Archives: Seasonal Food

Hamby’s Thanksgiving Menu


screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-1-00-40-pmTired of spending your entire Thanksgiving in the kitchen or finding yourself in a pinch on what to bring to a holiday party? Let Hamby help. Whether you’re in need of a few pumpkin pies or a full feast, Hamby Catering & Events is here to make your Thanksgiving more enjoyable.

Hamby is excited to offer our 2016 Thanksgiving Pickup Menu, featuring our popular Gobble, Gobble Package ($147). Receive eight servings of:

  • Whole Roasted Turkey
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Southern Macaroni & Cheese
  • Green Beans Almandine
  • Corn Bread Dressing
  • Giblet Gravy

From every ‘Gobble Gobble’ package sold, Hamby will sponsor one Thanksgiving meal to a family in need through the Lowcountry Food Bank.

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-1-24-26-pmOur Bourbon-Smoked Turkey is a fan favorite. It’s brined first, and then smoked to create crisp skin and juicy meat! Upgrade your Gobble Gobble package to include or order your turkey à la carte.

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Need some sides? Hamby has an à la carte menu featuring, Creamy Whipped Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Pecan Pie and more Thanksgiving staples that are perfect additions to your table.

For many of you, Hamby has become a tradition for your family’s gatherings, and for that – we’re thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Order now >>

Reserve your package today! 

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Summer Grab & Go

If you’re packing up the family to head to the beach this weekend, consider a few of our ‘grab and go’ options. From our signature favorites like our Deviled Eggs and Chicken Salad to our trendy, Farm Boards – Hamby Catering looks forward to being a part of your family’s summer. Whether on the boat, by the sand or on the road.

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Deviled Eggs are a summer stample for backyard BBQs. Beware: you can never have just one.

Our BRAND-NEW Farm Boards are a great way to feed a crowd (made for 10-15 people) and offer a healthy variety of snacks. This offering came from our clients and regulars who raved about our Farm Stand as a catering option, but wanted to share something similar with their friends and family outside of a function. The farm board comes plated and features:

  • House Pickled Carrots & Okra, Grilled Squash & Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes & Assorted Bell Peppers with Dill
  • Selection of Fresh Seasonal Fruits (Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Blueberries, Red & White Grapes) with Lemon Cream Dip
  • Hamby Housemade Pimento Cheese Ball rolled in Candied Pecans
  • Plank-Roasted Goat Cheese with Muscadine Chutney
  • Hamby Traditional Deviled Eggs
  • Pecan Raisin Crisps and Water Crackers

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Other grab & go options include our famous Shrimp or Chicken Salad, available a la carte or in a box of assembled sandwiches. Don’t forget to toss in an order of Cheese Straws or a Ham Biscuit platter, to serve as a quick lunch between bocce ball, fishing or sightseeing!

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One of our favorite lifestyle bloggers, Chassity Evans of Look Linger loves our tea sandwiches!

Feel free to call ahead to order, order online or stop into the new Market at Hamby to pick-up snacks or a meal for your next summer excursion!

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Hearty & Warm: Flavors of Fall

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature drops, our minds drift to hot apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything and hearty entrée options that warm the soul. It’s fall y’all, and we wanted to share a few tips to make your fall menu memorable.

For starters, we encourage clients to highlight ingredients from the harvest. Produce like corn, pumpkin and potatoes are fall staples, but at Hamby we like to combine these basic ingredients with unexpected flavors that excite the palate. Our warm Corn Bisque with Crisp Prosciutto is one example of a unique pairing, as well as our Rilette of Duck Confit atop Cabernet-poached apple with leek frizzles (shown below).

Alongside seasonable vegetables, these surprising hors d’oeuvres invite people to approach basic ingredients with a new fall flair!

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Moving on to entrées, it’s all about the main attraction. You can’t go wrong with classics like a perfectly seasoned beef tenderloin or rosemary roasted chicken. But for couples that want to explore the less expected, Hamby offers our Lamb en Chemise with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts, Baby Malabar Spinach and Rosemary Jus.

And, of course, you can’t forget the sides! We pair this dish with Sweet Glazed Carrots and Herb Roasted Mini Potatoes to complete the fall flavor profile (pictured below). Yum!

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Another option is our Lowcountry Chicken Saltimbocca, pan-fried with Shaved Country Ham and served with Seasonal Fall Vegetables (pictured below).

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To round out the menu, we never forget dessert! Our Homemade Fruit Pies are a fan favorite for dinner parties or holiday meals. While our Apple Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Crème Angalise or Tispy Bread Pudding (shown below) are also perfect options for the grand finale of an autumn wedding or corporate event menu.

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As the evenings cool down and a breeze drifts through the Holy City, we look forward to being a part of your fall season. Whether it’s for a wedding, Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party, Hamby would be delighted to share the flavors of fall with you and yours.

Click here to preview our fall menus.

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Slice of Life: Summertime BBQ

Classic American BBQ is always a popular choice for any Summertime event. People love it! As Dotty Griffith states in her book, Celebrating Barbeque, “If Congress decided to declare a national dish, barbecue should win by acclamation.” We totally agree!

While barbeque is usually suited for a casual affair, by no means it is limited to a family picnic. This simple southern food is a popular way to celebrate graduations, birthdays, weddings and other special events with you closest friends, family and neighbors. In fact, barbeque is the fastest growing catered wedding reception food in the United States.

Along with our popular Carolina pulled pork buffet station, which is usually paired with our creamy mac and cheese and mini corn muffins, we wanted to share with you some of our most popular summer party menu items.

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Slider Station

The perfect option for someone looking to offer variety to their guests. This station includes mini cheeseburgers, pulled pork and fried chicken sliders, served with housemate sea salt chips.

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Our Watermelon Cubes with fresh mozzarella and housemade basil oil offer a refreshing, bite-size option. And our Hamby Signature Farm Stand provides an assortment of strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, dried apricots and a variety of cheeses. For a sweet treat, try our Apple Tarte Tartin or  Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

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If you want to give your guests something that they will remember the day after your event, we have some new signature Summer menu items.  Try our new S’mores Bites, Burrata with Heriloom Tomato Mélange or Grilled Asparagus Tips wrapped in Crisp Prosciutto for an unexpected twist to your menu.

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Ultimately, Hamby loves the opportunity to provide memorable food to showcase the active Summer event schedule in Charleston.  Contact us today and we’ll create a seasonal menu for your next event or gathering.

For more inspiration, check out this free report titled “27 Mouthwatering Catering Trends for Summer” that was just released by SocialTables.

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Perfectly “Peared”

Pears Aplenty!

Pears Aplenty!

If you’re anything like we are at Hamby, you’re probably still catching up after the busy holiday season and reminiscing over the delicious holiday cuisine in which we all love to overindulge. For many of us, the ushering in of the New Year signals an end to those tasty treats as we try and opt for dishes with a little more healthy flare. Eating healthy can sometimes be a chore, but here at Hamby we’re drawing inspiration from all around to jive up our healthy options!

One of our favorite options for the season is the delicious Bosc Pear. Bosc pears have a more firm, dense flesh than other pear varieties, so they are ideal for use in baking, broiling or poaching. They retain their shape and texture better than other varieties, and their flavor is less likely to be overwhelmed by the use of strong spices like cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.

At Hamby, we love to lightly poach our Bosc pears in a chardonnay with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. These go beautifully on top of our Hamby Signature salad; a blend of baby spinach, Boston Bibb & Frisee lettuces, blue cheese crumbles, candied pecans, and Olde Colony Bakery cream bread croutons. We like to dress it all with a light champagne vinaigrette, but a sweet sorghum vinaigrette would be another tasty way to finish this salad. If we’re being honest, these “pear” well with just about anything!

Try adding poached pears to your favorite salad for a sweet, savory, and healthy topping! Or, call Zach Sharpe, our delightful Hamby To Go specialist, to place a healthy order for some Hamby Signature Salads to be delivered to your door today. 843.725.4035

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