Caroline Hughes

Caroline Hughes

Caroline Hughes

Sales Coordinator

Location: Columbia

Growing up as a Columbia Native, South Carolina has always been home to me!

In 2017, I relocated to Jacksonville, NC to start my sales career in Real Estate Sales and Property Management. While in real estate, I specialized in FHA and VA loan processes, and representing buyers during their first real estate transactions. While, I enjoyed my time in NC, I had the opportunity to relocate closer to my family, and therefore moved back to Columbia in 2019. While in Columbia, I continued my sales career in single and multi-family property management, and transitioned into the staffing industry. Recently, I landed at Southern Way Catering and I am excited to contribute to this wonderful and local organization.

A fun fact about me is food and hospitality has always been important to me. During my free time, I always enjoy trying new and maybe less well- known restaurants and bars, and while visiting restaurants and bars in NC, I noticed a few differences in the culture and cuisine. I consider it interesting that even though we are neighbors, accents, Bar-b-que sauces, and traditional dishes differ a lot! That interest inspired me to join this team.

So far in my time at Southern Way, I have learned so much about the Catering industry and why our clients return back to us. It is my opinion that we treat our clients and their families, as we would our own families. We are the best at providing South Carolina southern hospitality and handle our events with care. In my role as part of our Sales Team, I am excited to meet new and potential clients, and bring their events to life! I have always considered myself a “people- person” and thrive professionally in situations where I can learn what my client’s needs are and offer tailored solutions to help.

When I am not working, I spend a lot of time with my Family, my long-term boyfriend Sean, and our two dogs Atlas and Sunny. I still enjoy trying new restaurants, taking fishing trips to the beach, or camping in the Mountains, and catching live shows and concerts around the South East.

My Favorite Quote: “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” —Dolly Parton (The Queen of Country Music)