What are the parts of an event?

Great question! We will need to know who, what, where, when, and why!
Food interests, drinks, dishes, staffing, and serviceware are all parts of an event. Click here for more detailed information

What do you need to know about my event to confirm it?
We need to know the proposed date of your event and simple information such as estimated guest count, location and some general ideas of foods so that we can consider staffing that may be needed.

How do I get a quote for my event?
Simply click “Request a quote” and fill out the customer information form with as many details as you can. The more information you have, the more quickly we can get an estimate to you.

Can I customize my own menu?
Absolutely! We encourage you to choose items from our menus that suit your taste buds! We have categories for non-meats, meats, and seafoods. Our bite-sized desserts are popular, too!

Do you have suggested menus for parties?
Yes. Just choose the type of event you are interested in and see the bottoms of those pages for suggestions. (ie- hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, dinner plated, lunch buffet, lunch plated).

What are some of your specialties?
– Popular Hors d’oeuvres:
Rosemary Goat Cheese Tarts with Fig Preserves, Tomato Pie Bites, Pickled Shrimp Dijon, Smoked Salmon Bites, Mini Lump Crab Cakes, Tuna Wontons, Crostini with Beef Tenderloin, Mini Country Ham Biscuits, Brie Bites, Palmetto Cheese Stacks, Tea Sandwiches, and Open-Faced Mini Rolls with Turkey, Apple and Brie with While Grain Honey Mustard Drizzle, and Grazing Display/Charcuterie Platter to name a few.
View all Hors d’oeuvres

-Popular Dinner Entrées:
Chef-Carved Prime Rib, Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Beef Brisket, Pan Seared Grouper, Lump Crab Cakes, Duck and Grits, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken Saltimbocca, Lowcountry Boil, Chicken Perlo, and Taco Dinners to name a few.
View all Dinner Entrees – Buffet and Plated

-Popular Dinner Sides:
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Poppy Orzo, Chive Baby Red Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus and Baby Stem-On Carrots, Fresh Sautéed Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Forest Mushrooms, Country Green Beans, Mac and Cheese, Slaws, All Types of Salads, Cheese Biscuits and Yeast Rolls to name a few.
View all Dinner Sides – Buffet and Plated

-Popular Stations:
Shrimp and Grits, Carving (Prime Rib/Beef Tenderloin/Pork Tenderloin), Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potato, and Taco Stations to name a few.
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-Popular Lunch Items:
Sandwiches (Whole or Tea Sandwiches)- Chicken Salad, Palmetto Cheese, and Egg Salad; Turkey/Roast Beef Wraps, Shrimp Pasta Salad, Lowcountry Boil, Chicken Perlo, BBQ, Shrimp and Grits, Lump Crab Cakes, Lemon Herb Orzo, Seasonal Fruit, Slaw, Potato Salad, Cheese Biscuits to name a few.
View all Lunch Items – Buffet and Plated

-Popular Dessert Items:
Bite-Sized Dessert Trio- Mini Brownies, Pecan Bars and Key Lime Bites; Cookies, Banana Pudding, Assorted Pudding Cups, Key Lime Pie, Pawleys Pie (chocolate walnut), Warm Brownie with Ice Cream, Fruit Cobbler with Ice Cream
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What types of events do you cater?
We specialize in weddings with stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffets for any occasion, family plated dinners, cocktail parties, showers, luncheons and office gatherings. Whatever your event calls for, whether it’s a custom Surf and Turf menu you have in mind or a Lowcountry Boil with your beach friends, we aim to create a smooth and successful event that your guests will be talking about! Please visit our gallery to see a sampling of our work. Also, make sure to check our testimonials from our clients.

Do I have to have staff for my event?
Not necessarily, but some foods require a staff person to maintain and/or pass around while the party is going on. If you choose to pick up your foods from us or have them delivered, be sure to stay away from the items on our menus with a * since these are items requiring a staff person.

Why should I have staff at my event?
If you are requesting multiple types of foods for your event that require warming or last minute prep, we would recommend staff for your event. In addition, the staff would set up your foods, replenish, pull dirty dishes, and clean up afterwards.

How many staff do you send to an event?
It all depends on the menu and the dynamics of your event. Staff can handle everything from passing to carving to bartending. More staff is needed for events with larger guest counts and when rental dishes and glasses are used versus disposable.

How long does your staff stay at an event?
Most events run about 3-4 hours. Wedding receptions can last longer. We will ask you for your start and end times and we will figure out how long our staff will need to be onsite.

Can I just get food from you and throw my own party?
Yes, as long as you choose foods without a * from our menus, we can give you directions on how to heat some other items from our menus, if needed.

Can you provide real platters, chafing dishes and serving utensils for my catered party?
You may provide your own, some of your own and some of ours, or we can provide plastic platters and/or plastic serving utensils. Just specify on the catering information form which you prefer. If using our dishes, they will need to be returned to our location the next day and there may be an additional charge. Platters, chafing dishes, and serving utensils are included in staffed events.

Can you provide alcohol?
No, we can provide anything and everything but alcohol.

What other bar services can you provide if we provide our own alcohol?
We can handle any of the following: Coolers, Ice, Mixers, Chilling of host alcohol, Lemons, Limes, Tea, Lemonade, Water (tap or bottled), Specialty Drink Mixers, Bartenders.

Do you have plates, utensils and cups/glasses?
We can provide disposable (plastic or biodegradable) plates, forks, cups, and napkins at request. If you choose to rent real dishes and glasses, we recommend using Event Works out of Myrtle Beach (ph# 843-492-7011).

Do you provide tables and cloths for your foods?
No, we recommend using Event Works (or Grand Rental in Georgetown) for all tables and cloths.

What if I have an event planned at a place without a kitchen?
We will need to tailor your menu and set up based on the amenities at your location. For example, we would need for you to provide a catering tent, prep tables and lighting for our catering set up if there is no hub at your venue. If there is no oven, we will need to choose items that do not require an oven. We have hot boxes to keep certain foods warm and fryers for onsite frying.

How far do you travel?
Depending on the foods you are interested in and how well they will hold, we can travel up to 1.5 hours one way, if the date is available.

When is the deadline for my final guest count?
Typically, 2 weeks to 10 days out is ideal for larger events. For smaller events, one week out is sufficient.

What is your payment policy?
When we arrive at a menu and price, you are confirmed for the date. If another event tries to book the same date and we could not handle both, you are asked to put down a deposit of half in order to hold the date.

Is gratuity included on the price?
No. Gratuity is appreciated, but not expected. Our staff is wonderful, and we know that you will be pleased with your service!

Can you work with a budget?
Most of the time, yes we can. Pricing depends on the foods you choose. If your budget is lower, stick to requesting foods lower in price such as chicken versus beef or seafood.

Is a plated meal priced the same as a buffet?
No. A plated meal requires much more staffing in order to plate each course behind the scenes and servers to serve them. A buffet requires less staff typically as long as it is mostly self-serve.

What is the difference between stations and buffet?
Stations are separate tables of foods dispersed around your entire space. The idea is for guests to mingle around, make a small plate at one station, put down their plate, and mingle around at the other stations, doing the same. A buffet is a lined up array of foods where the guests make one large plate and typically have a seat to eat it.

Are children priced the same as an adult? It depends on their ages. Age 11 and over are priced the same as an adult. From ages 4-10, they are priced as ½ of an adult, and 3 and under are free.

Is there a minimum guest count?
Not necessarily. If we have multiple events going on, smaller events are hard to guarantee. If we are in an off-season time of year, we are more able to handle smaller events. Smaller events typically end up being a little more per-person than larger events since the overall prep work is similar.

Is food tasting available and what is the price?
Yes. We offer tastings by appointment. Typically, we offer 3-4 items for up to around 4 guests at a tasting. Depending on the items you choose to taste, the general price runs about $25 per person. If you book with us, the cost will be rolled into your total. If the items you choose are more expensive, we will let you know ahead of time if the cost will be more.