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Hamby’s Super Bowl 50 Pick-Up Menu

Hut, Hut, Hamby! We’re so excited to watch our Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50! Enjoy the game through the fourth quarter with touchdown worthy snacks from Hamby Catering & Events.

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We’re offering two party package options, full of ‘Carolina’ favorites. See below to view menu options and then place your order here >> 

Complete your Super Bowl party with touchdown worthy snacks from Hamby Catering & Events!

 

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Touchdown Hamby: Elevated Tailgating

As we finish another gorgeous summer here in Charleston, we can’t help but start to get excited about tailgate season! Yes, it’s almost time for our favorite rivalries to resurrect, beer to brew and our weekends to be filled with family and football. Whether you sport Clemson orange or Carolina garnet (or maybe another alma mater all together!), one thing we can all agree on is proper food and drink is a MUST during the big game.

With game-day food as a top priority, we’re eager to share our inside tips for elevated tailgating.

1. Stick to the classics

Sure everyone can throw some chips into a bowl, but when that gets stale, try our famous Black Pepper, Sea Salt and Parmesan Hand-Cut Chips for a captivating crunch!

Craving a slice of cheesy pizza? Our Mini Tomato Pies can conquer your craving, but they are small enough to eat in a bite or two. Make sure to order extra, these go quick!

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2. Fresh is festive

Make sure to balance those cheat-worthy foods with some fresh produce. Not only do ripe fruits and veggies provide the nutrients you need, but the color is as pleasing to the tailgate display. You can read more on colorful cuisine here.

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3. You don’t need to be the ‘grill guy’

With Hamby Catering & Events, you can enjoy a juicy burger during halftime, without having to miss any of the game’s action by standing outside at the grill. Our Mini Slider Station is a fan favorite. Served with lettuce, tomato, sharp cheddar and chipotle aioli, these “three bite burgers” are sure to please a (hungry) crowd! Our Sweet & Sour Meatballs are another great item to include at your football kickoff party.

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We’re also excited to announce that this fall we’ll be offering new Tailgating Packages to elevate your party snacks and simplify the stress of planning.

Some party options include:

  • Sideline Sandwich Sampler – assortment of pimento, egg salad, chicken salad and shrimp salad tea sandwiches, served with our famous hand-cut chips ($32)
  • Field Goal Feast – a display of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, pecans and egg salad ($43)
  • Blitz Backyard BBQ – slow roasted pulled pork, an array of tangy mustards, homestyle mac n’ cheese, Carolina slaw and soft rolls ($65)

All tailgating packages serve approximately 6 guests.

With the above tips and new tailgate menu from Hamby Catering, you and your friends will enjoy the game no matter what the score. Well….maybe not ALL of you.

For more information on Hamby Tailgating Packages click here to place your order online, call our office at (843) 571-3103 or stop into Hamby Catering!

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Hamby Happenings: Get Hitched

Hamby Catering & Events was honored to be involved in the Get Hitched event, an LGBT wedding showcase – the first of its kind in Charleston. The event featured multiple event companies that support and welcome the legalization of same sex marriage in South Carolina. Event organizers hoped to connect LGBT couples with vendors who would openly embrace their business.

Hamby’s philosophy is to make each couple comfortable, and to provide a fun environment for them to be able to plan their big day in a stress-free way.

The showcase was held at Memminger Auditorium and allowed for an open air vibe that gave attendees freedom to mix and mingle (and of course snack on some Hamby small bites!). Guests enjoyed a variety of our most popular items including, Mini Tomato Pies, Beef Crostinis, Cucumber Spi Rolls, Hamby Tea Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Biscuits with Carolina Pit Ham, Yucca Root Chips with Edamamus, Cheese Straws and an assortment of Tarts (think Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie and Banana Pudding!).

Get Hitched Lounge Space

Our booth gave guests a comfortable space to relax and chat with our Event Producers about their wedding day vision.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Hamby Team

The day was a huge success. Our team had a blast meeting prospective clients and being a part of such an inclusive event. We couldn’t be prouder of our very own Ryan Mckenzie, who served on the Get Hitched committee (also pictured, Managing Director, Candice Wigfield and Customer Relations Representative, Sarah Ann Nunn).

Our team had the opportunity to speak to Charleston City Paper prior to the event about Hamby’s sponsorship, you can read the article here.

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Real Hamby Weddings: Laura & Tripp

Our inbox just got a whole lot prettier thanks to photographer, Elisabeth Millay. She recently shared photos with us from a rehearsal dinner we catered back in March. The dinner took place at Society Hall with 70 of the couple’s closest friends and relatives.

Guests were greeted with passed hors d’oeuvres prior to the sit down dinner.  Small bites like our Thai Cucumber ‘Spi’ Roll with Chili Lime Vinaigrette and Cheddar and Bacon Grit Cakes were among the selections. After taking their seats, the guests enjoyed a refined menu featuring Lamb en Chemise, Parisian Potatoes and English Pea Ravioli that complimented the sophisticated setting. Along with the menu, Hamby Event Producer, Cacky Bastian, coordinated the elegant tableware through Snyder Rentals.

The guests finished up the evening by devouring our Praline Cups with Fresh Berries & White Chocolate Mousse. The perfect dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth! See below for images from the lovely affair. Our best wishes to the couple, Laura & Tripp.

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Mini Bites, Big Flavor

One of the Top 20 Catering Trends for 2015 is emerging, and it’s not the traditional beef carving station (surprise, surprise).  According to Social Tables,  a nationally recognized resource on event planning, serving miniature portions of dishes at events is hot this year.  At Hamby, we love creating the perfect bites, and have shaped our menus to offer unique options in line with this trend.

As cocktail hours continue to get stretched to longer, more extravagant affairs so that newlyweds can get photos in the “magic hour” of light, or social events become “standing room only” – our clients have started ordering more passed hors d’oeuvres for their events. We think we can credit this movement to a couple of different reasons.

First of all, people like options. It’s fun to have a stacked menu with different flavors and pairings to satisfy all tastes, and it give guests an opportunity to try something unexpected. We recommend providing variety by offering a fish or shrimp bite, a hearty meat option and a vegetarian treat.  Our Watermelon Cube with fresh mozzarella, house-made basil oil and balsamic salt is a new crowd favorite!

Guests also like to chat while they eat, so it’s best to have food that can be consumed in a single bite (or maybe two). Some events aim to have a more relaxed atmosphere and are not suited for a sit down meal, so mini bites are the perfect solution to feed your guests while keeping the party going.  It doesn’t mean they have to leave hungry.  Our braised short ribs atop crispy polenta cake, or fried chicken bite on a maple syrup waffle, are sure to appease appetites.

Combining a wide variety of ingredients into one perfect bite is not an easy task, but our chefs are up for the challenge. Chef Brunksi and his team, including sous chefs Maybell Williams and Fred Herring, work diligently to make each bite unique and precise.  From the preparation to the plating, we take a lot of pride in the display of each miniature portion.

As we spring into April, we’re excited to highlight our Spring/Summer Hors D’oeuvres menu that includes items like Carolina Sushi, Chicken Ceasar Bibb Lettuce Cups and Mini Tomato Pie.

 

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