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We Invite You to Join Us at The Table

We invite you to join us this September 27th at 6pm at The Millstone at Adams Pond for the inaugural dinner in a brand new pop up dinner series, The Table. The Table will feature a locally curated and handcrafted menu from our own Chef Michael Stuckey and proceeds from each dinner will benefit a local charity. At this intimate dinner party, you will experience some of Southern Way’s finest cuisine and great conversation, all while helping to raise funds for a good cause.

For our first dinner, we have chosen for the proceeds to go to Camp Cole. Camp Cole is an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art facility being built in the Midlands for children and adults facing serious illness and other physical and mental health challenges. The camp is founded in memory of Cole Sawyer who lost his battle with cancer in 2004 at the age of 11—his experience with a special summer camp while fighting cancer is the inspiration and guiding light behind Camp Cole.

Our own Chef Michael curated a menu for the evening based on Cole and his mother Stacy’s favorite foods for our first dinner.

Menu for the Evening
1st Course – Tomato Pie with Goat Cheese & Heirloom Tomatoes and an Asparagus Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette
2nd Course – Crab Cakes served with Charred Okra Succotash, Crispy Collards, and Roasted Corn Beurre Blanc
3rd Course – Confit Fried Chicken with Hominy Grits, Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Green Tomato Chutney, and Honey Tabasco Jus
4th Course – Chateau of Beef Tenderloin with Lions Mane Mushrooms, Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Bleu Cheese Creme, and Cabernet Reduction
5th Course – Peach Panna Cotta with Candied Pecan Brittle, Grilled Peaches, Peach Caramel, Makers Mark Ice Cream, and White Chocolate Rocks

Tickets are $125 per person and each event is limited to only 40 attendees. Reserve your seat at our table now for a truly unique and absolutely delightful dining experience!

Purchase tickets here.

A Perfect Tailgate Snack for Football Season

You might not be able to feel it yet, but believe us when we tell you: fall is in the air!

The weather, especially here in the South, may lead you to believe that we still have endless days of summer ahead of us filled with vacations at the beach, days at the pool, and boat rides on the lake. But in the South, it’s not the arrival of cooler temperatures that signal the beginning of the fall season but rather the return of college football season. That’s right: college football is back this weekend!

All of us here at Southern Way Catering could not be more excited about the return of college football, especially the return of the South Carolina Gamecocks to Williams-Brice Stadium this Saturday afternoon for the first football game of the season. Who’s ready to wake up, head out to the stadium for tailgating with friends and family, and then into the stadium to see the Gamecocks take the field against Coastal Carolina? We are!

Do you have your tailgate menu planned out yet? We have a couple of great tailgate recipes to share with you today that will impress your guests and leave everyone at your tailgate well-fed before the beginning of the game! Both of these pair well on a pulled pork BBQ Slider or you can serve the cole slaw as a side item. However you choose to serve them, we know you’ll enjoy them both.

Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
6 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 lbs shredded cabbage
6 oz blue cheese

Combine cider vinegar, onion, sugar, celery seed, salt, dry mustard, pepper, and minced garlic together in a bowl. Slowly whisk in vegetable oil to the mixture, cover, and chill for at least 15 minutes. After chilling, stir in shredded cabbage and blue cheese to the mixture. Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.
Sweet Blend BBQ Sauce
1 qt mustard
1/2 cup burgundy
1 pt white vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice
0.6# corn syrup
0.6# honey
4 cups ketchup
1/2# brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. Texas Pete
2 tbsp. salt
1/4 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tbsp. coarse black pepper
Mix together all ingredients thoroughly in mixer and store at room temperature.

Summer Bridal Show

This past Sunday, we spent a wonderful afternoon inside of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia at the July Bride City Bridal Show.
Our team loved being able to meet so many newly engaged couples! We love playing a part in a couple’s wedding day, so we love hearing all about your love story and your unique visions for your big day. Thank you to each one of you that took time out of your Sunday to come to the Bride City Bridal Show and to stop by our booth to speak with us. We hope that you had a productive afternoon full of wedding inspiration and planning, and we hope that you’ve had a chance to enjoy your jar of homemade Southern Way Catering Fig Jam.
Southern Way Catering has been hosting events and catering weddings all over South Carolina and the Southeast for over 35 years. We’ve set our expectations high, and our reputation proceeds us as a company that has immaculate service and the finest cuisine. Our team knows exactly how to leave every one of your guests ‘wowed’ at your wedding reception, and we strive to always bring the best to each event. We would love to have the opportunity to impress you and your guests at your wedding reception!

If we missed you this past Sunday, or if you would like to speak with us some more about your upcoming reception, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! You can reach us by emailing or by giving us a call at 803-783-1061. Additionally, you’ll find us on social media on Facebook (@southernwaycateringsc) and on Instagram (@southernwaycatering). We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about the type of menu that you’d like to curate for your big day!
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