The partners & staff at Southern Gourmet have over 25 years of experience in business & social catering.  Specializing in grand openings, corporate entertaining, fundraisers, companies, weddings & theme parties, we are a professional, full-service catering company located in Charlotte, NC.

We make the art of entertaining easy, whether you’re hosting a birthday party for a friend, a boardroom luncheon for the boss, or throwing the wedding of a lifetime.  Let our talented team guide you through choosing a menu, selecting china & linens or booking a venue.

Detail oriented planning assures all of your entertaining needs are met.  We can recommend sites for your event as well as make advance arrangements for flowers, live music, emcees & DJs, coaches, limos,  photographers, valets, tents, dance floors, etc.

Your event will always be staffed with “The Best in the Business” servers, bartenders, coat checks, limo drivers, station attendants, table side & grill chefs in the Charlotte area.

The Southern Gourmet is dedicated to serving all of you catering needs to include boardroom lunches, theme parties, realtor luncheons,  awards banquets, customer appreciations, boxed lunches, cocktail receptions, dinner & holiday parties, weddings, party trays & social gatherings. When searching for catering companies in Charlotte, please consider us.

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What's Your Occassion

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Catering Menu

The Southern Gourmet is dedicated to serving all of your catering needs here in Charlotte and beyond. We provide boardroom lunches, theme parties, realtor luncheons, awards banquets, customer appreciations, boxed lunches, cocktail receptions, dinner & holiday parties, weddings, party trays & social gatherings.

Café Menu


The extensive restaurant menu is filled with fresh & delicious made to order sandwiches, salads & entrees using artisan breads as well as organic & locally produced meats & produce for healthy, mouth-watering fare.

Everything at Southern Gourmet is 100% trans fat-free & all natural. In addition, all of our glass, cardboard, plastic & paper are recycled to promote a greener planet.

Fully prepared meals fill the Grab & Go case, these heat & eat entrees and side dishes are great for quick & healthy dinners at home or for lunch at the office.

Don’t forget dessert. Our in house bake shop turns out some of the best southern & gourmet desserts you’ll ever try.

SoGo Specials

Made fresh daily from scratch, these warm meals are perfect for a quick lunch. Sit down in our cafe and enjoy or let us package it up for you and head back to the office.

Homemade Southern country foods are served Monday through Friday, providing a true home cooked meal. Hot, homey & dished up right in front of you. The SOGO Specials are a Southerner’s delight & huge hit at The Southern Gourmet.

These weekly menu items can also be found in our Grab & Go Case for a healthy, heat at home dinner along with our Homemade Soups, Market Salads & Quiche.

Thanksgiving Pick-Up Menu


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Catering Trays

When someone to prepare the most delicious food is at the top of your list, The Southern Gourmet is where you’ll find the party.

Bistro Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Carved Roasted Turkey or Ham, Party Sandwiches, Veggie Trays, Fresh Fruits & Berries and Homemade Desserts are just a few of the specialty foods that you’ll find on this menu.

Let The Southern Gourmet catering trays add the best of the party to your table. Pick up or Delivery available.

Wedding Menu

Allow The Southern Gourmet to assist you in creating the Wedding of a Lifetime. We will help with menu planning, choosing china & linens as well as recommend sites for your event & book the entertainment.

Your event will always be staffed with “The Best in The Business” servers, bartenders, coat checks, limo drivers, valets & table side or Grill Chefs.

We can bake your dream wedding cake! Tell us what you would like or allow us to create one for you. We bake groom’s cakes too!

Choose from our list of recommended wedding menus or create your own. Our talented team of chefs is ready to make your special day delicious & beautiful.

Menu cost includes linens & table skirts, cloud over lay & buffet decorations. Please let us know if we should work with your florist to add your choice of flower petals or greenery.

Disposable “china” & utensils are also included & china is available at an additional charge. Plated meals require additional staff.

Cake cutting & service is included even if the cake was not provided by us. Clients of The Southern Gourmet will enjoy a discounted rate for wedding cake as well as receive a gift certificate for a complimentary cake top for your first anniversary.

500.00 will secure your special date. Balance is due 14 days before the event. All prices are based on payment by cash or check. A 3% service charge will apply when paying by credit card.

Family Dinner Menu

A menu designed especially for smaller groups, to be picked up at our cafe, warmed & enjoyed at home. When full service catering is more than you need, we can still help with the cooking.

Family meals & dinner parties are fully prepared meals serving six or more guests that come with warming & serving instructions.

Let The Southern Gourmet take the stress out of entertaining with homemade & healthy appetizers, entrees, side dishes & salads. We can prepare your entire meal or add just a dish or two to the table.

Choose from our menu or bring us your favorite family recipe.
Please visit our “Dessert” menu for more dessert options.

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Corporate Wellness

Prescribing a wellness program at work

We have an amazing investment opportunity in workplace wellness. These opportunities can make a difference in employee wellness & in the bottom line. Many of us spend the bulk of our waking hours at work. Employers shoulder a heavy burden in paying for health care, & the lives we lead at work have a significant effect on our health & the cost of our health care.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina recently conducted a study & found employers know they have a real stake in the health of their employees, particularly a financial stake.

Physical inactivity & poor nutrition costs North Carolina $24 billion a year & the bulk of that cost falls on our state’s employers. For a company with 1000 employees, the price of obesity alone is about $285,000 a year in increased medical costs & absenteeism. Unhealthy workers cost businesses money.

Obesity’s not just dangerous, it’s expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1400.00 more a year for an obese person than for someone who’s of normal weight. The higher expense reflects the costs of treating diabetes, heart disease & other ailments far more common for the overweight. Obesity related diseases account for nearly 10% of all medical spending in the U.S. or an estimated $147 billion a year.

Two thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese & the average today is 23 pounds overweight says Dr. Frieden, director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Dr Frieden’s agency has released a list of strategies it wants communities to try. They include increasing healthy foods & drinks in schools & other public venues.

The Southern Gourmet is on board with this program & fully committed to help in the fight for better health. We have created a corporate wellness menu to take the guess work out of serving your employees.

All of our menus are well balanced nutritionally & packed with flavorful grilled & roasted lean meats & seafood’s, colorful vegetables, whole grain goodness & heart healthy desserts & house made teas.

According to the Milken Institute study, we could save a cumulative $1.6 billion by 2023 through improved nutrition, weight control & exercise. Chronic disease, lost productivity, & early disease detection are among the issues that can be addressed starting at the workplace.

If you have catered food in your office, please consider our “Corporate Wellness Menu” for a delicious change that just might become a welcome trend with your employees. Eat Well, Live Well, Work Well.

For more information on workplace wellness, visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina State of Preventative Health Web site at:

Dessert Menu

Real butter, fresh herbs, pure vanilla & rich chocolate all come together to become sinfully sweet & mouth-watering cakes, cobblers, cookies & pies.

Red Velvet Layer Cake
Southern Coconut Layer Cake
Cappuccino Brownies
Homemade Cupcakes
Almond Pound Cake
Just a few of the decadent creations from our bake shop.

Enjoy handmade desserts created by our bakers or bring in your favorite family recipe & we will be happy to create a wonderful memory for you.

With dessert all things are possible!

Southern Garden Events

Imagine planning your wedding or special celebration in a lush garden atmosphere, reminiscent of a warm and charming Southern Garden.

Let the sounds of chirping finches and tranquil water fountains surround you in this beautifully appointed intimate indoor setting with no worries of rain or temperature extremes.

This picturesque banquet space will accommodate up to 145 guests cocktail style or 1oo seated at either round or rectangle banquet tables with natural fruit wood Chavari chairs, elegant linens, and garden inspired centerpieces. Feel free to dance the night away in the garden or linger just a little longer enjoying the atmosphere.

It's a Party!

In-laws are surprising you with a trip to town? Need a dish to take to the pot-luck on Saturday night? We've got you covered! Our "It's a Party" Menu is filled with both hot and cold options for your next get together.

Afternoon Tea

Make your next gathering an afternoon tea in our beautiful garden setting featuring hand blended teas, Scratch made savories & specialty sweets, all served on vintage china in our charming indoor atrium. Call today for availability and to make a reservation. 704-849-7646.