This years wedding trends have everything to do with soft colors, amazing floral arrangements, and what else sharing the love!
People spend lots of energy choosing the centerpieces for their wedding day, but this season the centerpieces are defying gravity. Hanging your flowers from the ceiling makes a statement as soon as your guests walk in the room while also freeing up space for plates, food, and table numbers. We've seen cascading floral arrangements that make the room look like it's in bloom and also tulip's hanging from small glass vases. Truly amazing.
Pastels are all the rage...
Living in one of the most beautiful places with great weather allows us to get out and enjoy the local businesses a lot more than say places that have snow half the year. Charleston has been known for being a city to come and eat for years, but lately we’ve seen some changes that excite us. Johns Island has now become a destination for food loving tourists with Wild Olive, Fat Hen, Southern General Sweeney’s and coming soon the Tattooed Moose. The bar scene also boasts signature hand crafted cocktails and a nice draft beer selection from Seanachai’s Irish Pub. Gourmet Bay Catering...
We save lives and create more beautiful birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. - Hope Lodge
Working in catering we order a lot of food. A lot! Gourmet Bay Catering is so happy that we have found a place to be able to donate when we order a bit too much. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is a place where families can stay and live while a loved one is getting the cancer fighting treatment they need to survive. After meeting with staff from the Hope Lodge at a catered lunch we delivered downtown Charleston we found that the lodge...
We didn't get the pleasure of doing this wedding BUT she gave us a great review anyway!
Delicious Food, Wonderful Staff 11/7/2013 TheKnot.com
While I didn't end up using this business to cater my wedding, they came in a very close second. Honestly, I wish I had used them because I think my wedding would have gone a lot smoother with an experienced catering company like Gourmet Bay. Their food is delicious (we tasted a Southern hors d'oeuvres menu), and I felt that it was one of the best deals in the area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and took all of my suggestions and requests...
12 days of appetizers party
Now this is a holiday party that Gourmet Bay Catering can really get in to! Invite your friends over for a 12 days of appetizers party. We’re going to use the famous song as a background to help plan this menu.
Cucumber Feta Rolls
Mini Wild Mushroom Quiches
Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Asian Spring Rolls
Curried Carrot Soup Sippers
Spicy Pork Belly Shortbreads
Crab Salad Bites
Strawberry Brie & Honey Crostini
Coconut Encrusted Shrimp
Black Truffle Deviled Eggs
Grilled Zucchini Artichoke Bites
Mini Sea Salt Carmel...
Weddings aren’t the only events we at Gourmet Bay cater. Holiday parties are near and dear to our hearts. This holiday season let Gourmet Bay Catering take the work out of planning and cooking.
Here are a few fun holiday ideas for parties.
The ugly sweater party- This themed party has gotten more popular each month. People go out in search of the most ridiculous, gaudy, embellished Xmas sweater they can find. Everyone dons the sweaters and usually there is a prize for best male and female sweater. The perfect menu for this party would be passed soup sippers so that everyone can still...
Winter weddings in Charleston are a bit different than most places. The average temperature isn’t freezing and I seriously doubt it’ll snow, but having a winter wedding can still be festive. Matching your décor to the outdoors is a way to bring the winter season into your big day. Using bare branches, pine cones and a rustic look for your décor will set the winter mood.
Have your menu reflect the cooler weather outside by having a s’mores bar, warm mulled wine or hot chocolate bar, and serving passed soup sippers. The reception meal can include a roast with seasonal vegetables...
Food & Football- Apart from food, the biggest Thanksgiving traditions are football and parades. The traditional American Thanksgiving football game was usually between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, but as football has become more popular, there are now more games on Thanksgiving day. The tradition of Thanksgiving parades goes back to the early 20th century, when people began to associate Thanksgiving with the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Family- Some people choose to express their gratitude by giving back to the community. Volunteer activities, such...
Getting hitched in the South is a bit different than getting married in other places. Here are some fun Southern Wedding Traditions:
Handkerchief- Many mothers give their bride-to-be daughters a handkerchief to hold at the weddings ceremony. These handkerchiefs can be passed down from generation to generation. It is said that farmers believed that a bride’s wedding day tears were lucky and a lil rain would bring great crops. The “hankie” is still a much loved tradition today.
Grooms Cake- A gift of a cake from the bride to the groom has been a tradition since the Victorian era. ...
Tis the season for planning parties! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all on the horizon and if you walk into any store you’ll feel the holiday presence. No need to stress, Gourmet Bay Catering has some great ideas for planning the perfect party.
First off, decide what type of event you want to throw and set a budget. If you want a small intimate dinner party with only friends and family you can splurge on food and cocktails and spend less on décor. Have your catering staff pass appetizers and have a family style dinner. You will spend less on the serving staff by having...