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Game Day

The long, drawling, hot days of summer are slowly slipping away as the cool autumn has started to roll into town. The days are beginning to get shorter, the beach towels have been packed away for next summer’s vacation and both students and teachers alike are settling into daily routines in their classrooms.

At Southern Way Catering, we are knee deep in one of our favorite times of the year: football season!

Did you know?  We cater at all of the University of South Carolina home games in each of the suites. Our menu selection ranges from Deep Fried Chicken Tenders and Grilled Hamburger Bars to Sliced Beef Brisket and Shrimp and Grits Bars, along with an assortment of sweets and USC Themed Petit Fours.

You can dress up your tailgate with items from our menu, too. Our Good to Go Menu (http://thesouthernway.com/menu_category/good-to-go/) provides an assortment of cheeses, spreads and finger foods that go perfectly with a tailgate outside of Williams Brice. We offer tailgate staples like Pimento Cheese, Chicken Salad, Ham Biscuits and BBQ Pork. You can make your game day so much more convenient (and delicious!) with our Good to Go Menus.

Staying at home and hosting your friends to watch the big game? We can even help you out there! Here’s a recipe from Chef Michael Stuckey for you to enjoy on game day:

Spicy Honey Chicken Wings with Black Garlic Ranch
Ingredients:
5 pounds of chicken wings
1 pint of honey
1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
3 cloves of black garlic
1 pint of ranch (either store bought or made from a mix)
Directions:
Boil chicken wings for 10 minutes and cool on a sheet pan in a refrigerator. While they are cooling, mix together the honey with the red pepper flakes to form the wing sauce. Combine the black garlic with the ranch in a food processor. Once the wings are cooled, cook in oven at 400 degrees until crispy (about 15 minutes). Toss crispy wings in the spicy honey sauce and serve with the black garlic ranch.

Happy Game Day!

Spotlight: Aimee Wicker

Our business development manager, Aimee, has been passionate about food from the very beginning. She has worked in the hospitality industry for years and has been with us at Southern Way Catering for close to four years now.

Her favorite part of working with Southern Way is creating fun and appealing menus with the brides, especially when the bride and groom leave much more excited than when they first came into the meeting. Food is a big part of the wedding reception, and Aimee loves getting to see people light up when they realize all that Southern Way is able to do for them. She believes that there is no job like this one because not only is each party unique, but each day at work is unique.

Aimee’s favorite dish right now is one of our speciality sandwiches. It is a smoked turkey panini that is made on an asiago cheese bread with arugula, blueberry lavender jam, and goat cheese. Sandwiches are always appetizing, but Aimee loves when you get to be creative and put a spin on them like we did with the creation of our smoked turkey panini dish.

In the upcoming year, Aimee is looking forward to all of the upcoming weddings that she is working on with couples and to see how Southern Way continues to grow. She is devoted to ensuring that every detail of each wedding reception goes smoothly. At the same time, she is anticipating watching her own family grow as she and her husband are expecting their first child in a few short weeks. Congratulations Aimee!

Director of Southern Hospitality Position Available

Southern Way Catering was founded by deep southern roots and a philosophy that demands the best. We provide the highest level of food quality and service, and have been exceeding client expectations for over 35 years. We are currently hiring for a Director of Hospitality for our Athletics Division.

The Director of Hospitality for Southern Way Athletics Division will work with the University of South Carolina at the Colonial Life Arena and at event sites. This position will require a very organized, hands-on individual who embraces the challenge of creating and ensuring an efficient operation with the highest level of detailed execution.

Not only will you be representing Southern Way Catering, but you will be a representative and promoter for one of our most valued clients. This role is critical in the partnership of both organizations and you are expected to ensure that every event is managed to perfection and is held at the highest standards.

If you are interested, please visit our Careers page for more information on the position. We look forward to hearing from those who are qualified and who are excited to join us at Southern Way Catering!

Please contact our HR Department at tknight@thesouthernway.com or by phone at 803-783-1061.
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