A family owned & operated, full-service caterer, Hamby Catering & Events has served the Lowcountry since 1979 with signature customer service and innovative cuisine. Hamby provides all food & beverage services, rental coordination, floor plan & timeline creation, & streamlined advice on all event logistics.
The Hamby team is dedicated to using the freshest, most sustainable ingredients and finest preparation techniques. Our secret ingredient for making each event successful is our staff, who approach each event with thoughtful expertise and time-tested experience. Our team customizes every menu to suit the palate and dietary needs of our clients, making each event unique and personalized.
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Most recently, Hamby Catering & Events was voted the 2017 Best Caterer presented by Post & Courier and the 2017 Best Caterer awarded by the Charleston Living Magazine.
Best Local Wedding Caterer
Best Local Wedding Caterer
Best Local Wedding Caterer
PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES -Watermelon Cube fresh mozzarella, housemade basil oil & housemade balsamic salt -Cheddar & Bacon Grit Cake topped with shrimp, tasso gravy & chive spear -Rillette of Duck Confit atop Cabernet-poached apple with leek frizzles
HEAVY HORS D'OEUVRES DISPLAYS - SAVORY & SWEET BISCUIT BAR Display of Silver Dollar Sweet & Savory Biscuits, Shortcake Biscuits with Mixed Berries, Local Honey, Charleston Tea Plantation Infused Peaches, Sweet Potato Biscuits with Carolina Pit Ham & Creamy Carolina Mustard and much more!
-HAMBY HERITAGE DISPLAY (EST.1979) Display of Hamby Tea Sandwiches Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, Pineapple & Cream Cheese on Raisin Bread, blanched Asparagus with dill sauce, Swedish Meatballs and much more!
CHEF-ASSEMBLED SMALL PLATE DUOS -WAFFLING AROUND Pulled Pork & Olde Colony Cream Bread Waffle – Zucchini Pickle Chip & Hickory BBQ Sauce; Roasted Chicken Pot Pie atop Grit or Cornmeal Waffle
-BISCUIT BAKESHOP Sweet Potato Biscuit with Country Ham & Honey Mustard Sauce; “Bread & Butter” Zucchini Pickle Spear Buttermilk Biscuit with Sage Sausage Patty & Sallie’s Greatest Peach Jam
-HEARTY HOMESTYLE Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumettes atop Seasonal Succotash; Classic Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- SURF & TURF Pan Seared Crab Cakes with Scuppernong 5-Pepper Jam Salad of Bibb & Frisee with Red & Yellow Grape Tomatoes and Grain Mustard Vinaigrette; Tournedos of Beef with Madeira Cream
PLATED DESSERT SLECTIONS -Praline Cups with fresh berries & white chocolate mousse -Cheesecake Mousse Benne Wafer crust, raspberry puree -Apple Tarte Tatin with cinnamon crème anglaise -Individual Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream
"These people are AMAZING!!! No other caterer can compare in my opinion..LOVE THEM. Guests raved about the food! Would never consider anyone else. Saved me a lot of money as well when it was discovered that the planner I was originally using g was spending my money like candy!"
"Let me just say, o.m.g, the food is amazing! The tasting event was so elegant and personalized, it was my favorite part of wedding planning. Most of our guests were out of town and they absolutely loved the southern flavor Hamby put together for us."
"My aunt lives in Charleston and works odd jobs at hotels, for caterers, and bartends for Middleton Place. She said that Hamby's was hands-down the best caterer in the area for all events. We didn't even look into any other vendors. My favorite services we had were the roast beef carving station and pasta bar. Friendly, professional, courteous chefs with great customer service. We received many compliments from our guests on the food. "
"Hamby's ROCKS! That is all I can say. I was born and raised in Charleston, but my husband and I currently live in his home of NYC. We knew we wanted a southern wedding with southern food. Hamby delivered that and then some. All of our NYC friends, almost all of which had never been to the South before, were oohing and aahing over the food...exactly what we wanted! :) Ryan was the absolute best. He made everything such a breeze and made my planning the wedding from NYC as easy as it could be!"
"Hamby's food is so wonderfully amazing! Their staff, was even more amazing. The food was everything to my guest....they were impressed with the staff, the presentation, and most of all, the serving staff! My husband and I are so grateful for Hamby Catering being there for one of the most important days in our lives!"
"One of the best in Charleston! We enjoyed working with Hamby, and all of our guests raved about the food! We live in Charleston, so it was easy for us to setup a tasting at Hamby, and go over the different options. We were fully confident in the quality that would be presented to our family and friends, and that was a major stress relief. We would recommend Hamby's to anyone who needs catering in the Charleston area. They are fantastic!"
"Hamby did such a great job! We wanted classic, delicious Southern food and they nailed it. We had many out of town guests who raved about the food. There was plenty of it and nobody went hungry! We loved how many options they had as well."
"The normal unmemorable 'wedding food' is not something to expect from Hamby. Every bite of every dish was fantastic, and most people went back for seconds. We decided to have a Southern-flair buffet with the pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, and two types of mac and cheese. My favorite part was the s'mores bar, they worked with me to find a perfect balance and it created not only a delicious dessert, but a fun activity. "
"Hamby catering is the best! The food all turned out wonderfully. All of Hambys recepies have been perfected over the years and our a crowd pleaser for everyone. My husbands grandmother, a Charleston native, uses them for every event. Everything was beautifully displayed as well. They knew exactly where to put each table so they they were seen and enjoyed by all."
"Mmmmmmm! You should definitely have Ryan at Hamby's do all the food for your wedding, and help you plan it. These guys took so much of the pressure off by organizing tents, delivery, catering, rentals, and on and on. Ryan is amazing!"