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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.

The Piney Awards

What exactly is a “Piney”?
In honor of their 10th anniversary, Southern Weddings has put together a Best of the South Award to honor wedding vendors throughout numerous categories. The award has been nicknamed “The Piney” thanks to the golden pineapple trophy that winners will receive.
We have been named as a finalist for the “Best Caterer” category, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. There are so many fantastic catering companies throughout the south and to be named one of the top is truly an honor. If you’d like to vote for us, you can do so by clicking HERE!

 

In honor of our Piney nomination, we wanted to share one of our favorite pineapple recipes with you. It’s the perfect recipe for this time of year as the hot, humid days of summer begin to roll into the south.

 

GRILLED PINEAPPLE LEMONADE
Ingredients:
6 oz fresh pineapple, sliced
4 cups hot water
3 tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (4 large lemons)

 

Directions:
  1. Heat up grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple slices in a single layer and cook on each side until dark char marks appear. Set grilled pineapple slices aside to cool.
  2. Combine 4 cups hot water and sugar in a large pitcher and stir with whisk until dissolved.
  3. Process pineapple and lemon juice in a blender until relatively smooth.
  4. Pour pineapple mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into pitcher with sugar mixture; discard the solids.
  5. Stir well until fully blended and serve over ice.

 

Enjoy!
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