Creating Memories of Life's Celebrations

Sogo FAQ’s

What is the best way to reach Southern Gourmet?

We are always looking forward to hearing from you, however we are not always at the Café. So, EMAIL is the best way to get in touch with our team for all of your catering questions.

How much notice do we need for a catering order?

A two-business day notice in most cases is ideal for us to shop for & create your special event.  Advance orders always receive special consideration; however, we will always attempt to accommodate last minute orders.

How much do you charge per person?

Please visit our extensive collection of menus to decide on the best menu & pricing for your special event. If you are on a budget, we will be happy to guide you in selecting a menu that accommodates the budget as well as your taste.

Do you provide tastings?

For parties of 75 or more guests, tastings are offered at our Café during business hours. Tastings for secured parties are at no charge, unsecured tastings are $25.00 per menu. For smaller groups, you are welcome to join us for lunch to experience firsthand the creative, high quality menus that we offer.

What can Southern Gourmet provide with a catering order?

Each event is unique so along with our mouthwatering fare we can provide plates, utensils, serve ware, buffet linens and service. Please visit our Network of Professionals page for additional services.

Can Southern Gourmet accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes, all of our food is scratch made so we can guide you to planning the perfect menu for all of your guests.

Does Southern Gourmet make Wedding Cakes?

Yes, our in-house pastry chef bakes all our wedding cakes, celebration cakes and desserts from scratch. Please visit our dessert menu for the full selection.

Does Southern Gourmet deliver?

Yes, for orders of $250.00 or more we will be happy to deliver and set up your catering order. Delivery fee will vary based on distance and time of day.

Will there be enough food at my event?

Yes, The Southern Gourmet uses FDA standards for all portion sizes. We recommend that you order for as many guests that you are expecting so that we bring enough food for all to enjoy. We will be happy to assist you in planning the quantities for your menu items.

Can I take leftovers home form my event?

If there is proper refrigeration on site, we will package your leftovers in carryout containers to take home.

Does Southern Gourmet have event space?

Yes, we can accommodate up to 100 guests at a seated dinner or up to 140 cocktail style in our Southern Garden Events venue. Please visit the Southern Garden Menu of services for pricing. Email southerngournet@windsteram.net for availability.

Is Southern Gourmet just a catering company?

No, we have a Café open for lunch Monday – Friday 11:00 – 3:00. Saturdays by appointment. Also available for pick up items in our grab & go, desserts and dessert trays as well as smaller orders. Southern Garden Events is available 7 days a week. The Southern Gourmet will travel within one hour from Charlotte for your catered event.

Contact Us

Thank you for reaching out to The Southern Gourmet. If you are looking for an estimate for your event, please include the type of event you're looking for along with your guest count and budget. If you haven't seen our menus, please click here! We look forward to hearing from you