Last week was an exciting week for our Hamby team as we tackled our biggest job to date! This year, we were the official caterers for the Family Circle Cup, a WTA tournament here in Charleston attracting more than 88,000 attendees. We spent nine days working on-site in an industrial kitchen built just for the week of the event.
We provided concessions for spectators in the food court, selling more than 900 BBQ sandwiches, 1000 sandwich samplers, 700 summer salads, and 500 chicken salad sandwiches. We also catered meals for sponsors in the suites and served 425 VIPs and players at numerous off-site events.
Our event schedule began on Sunday, April 5th, at the Player Party, where more than 65 premiere athletes were welcomed to Charleston. As the week got off to a fast start, we opened our concession booth in the Food Court and patrons enjoyed our signature sandwiches and salads throughout the week. Not to mention that we served more than 2,500 people in all of the suites, and catered the Sponsor Party and VIP Party, at Charleston Distilling and Hibernian Hall .
All in all, being involved as the official caterer of the Family Circle Cup was a fantastic opportunity for our Hamby team! Partnering with four of Charleston’s biggest events back-to-back (SEWE, Charleston Fashion Week, Charleston Wine + Food, and now Family Circle Cup) has been incredible for all of us. And, gives us yet another reason why we love this charming town of ours.