Southern Way Catering

Jimmy Stevenson, president of Southern Way Catering, says, “Our mission is to provide our clients and their guests with professional service, southern hospitality, and a superior product. In addition, we want to exceed our clients’ every expectation. 

For over 30 years, Southern Way has built a reputation for extraordinary events rooted in southern traditions throughout the Southeast. Voted best caterer by local organizations for many years, Southern Way continues to reinvent itself. Adhering to a core philosophy of creating lasting relationships, providing extraordinary food, and unparalleled service, Southern Way Catering is the industry leader in Columbia. Whether you select one of Southern Way’s three venues or invite them to one of your own, you will experience an impressive combination of upscale service, elegant design, and unforgettable cuisine. 

Southern Way offers three venues for all types of events. The Millstone at Adams Pond, the epitome of southern venues, is reminiscent of a low country setting nestled at the end of a moss laden driveway. This historic home with wrought iron balconies is set on a lovely pond. Leaside, a beautifully appointed banquet hall, offers easy parking, an elegant ballroom, a sunny Florida room, and a secluded patio. Stone River, Southern Way’s newest venue situated on the Congaree River, provides an upscale atmosphere with inviting views of the evening lights of the city of Columbia. 

Whether you are planning a large scale event for 10,000 or an intimate gathering, Southern Way Catering provides a variety of menu choices and service options to make your event a success. Southern Way offers a consultant to custom tailor your event and to guide you in making selections consistent with any taste or style. Southern Way has catered for Republican and Democratic Conventions, four gubernatorial inaugurations, The Heritage Golf Tournament, Premium Seating at Williams Brice Stadium, numerous corporate events, and many weddings. 

Southern Way is known for its many tempting menu selections. Often requested are the grilled beef tenderloin, deep fried oysters, and catfish bites. However, the menus continue to evolve with innovative additions such as spicy tuna nachos, gourmet panini stations, and boudin eggrolls. The displays range from silver trays and crystal bowls to terra cotta ceramics and copper chafers. Whether you want a traditional reception or a most unique event, Southern Way delivers. 

As Southern Way Catering continues to grow, so does the dedication to its mission. Sothern Way was named one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina. With a full and part-time staff of over 200, Southern Way continues to grow year after year providing employment to many throughout the city. There is no event too large for this high energy company. Southern Way looks forward to the pleasure of serving you. 

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