Saturday was absolutely beautiful in more way than one! As I am sending a few thank you notes, I wanted to take a moment to send one to you and team. With one week to plan my party / celebration with family and friends (after switching venues)…we made it happen! The food was delicious! The garden beautiful (as always)! The service was nice! Our last family group departed yesterday. All shared similar sentiments about the above including the band, a few personal touches we included… and the overall experience! Thank you for your willingness to host my celebration given the short notice and your busy schedule. We were definitely where we were supposed to be.


Hi Crystal… I wanted to say thank you again for your usual great “product”.  I had may complements on the venue, meal and service.  Personally, I wanted to let you know that your staff did super.  I particularly want to complement on the “just do it” approach.  Rather than asking to fill our glasses (interrupting conversation) – they just filled them quietly.  Few servers get that right but yours did.


In closing, thanks for all you do for us at our events.

Warm Regards,


We attended a catered wedding reception here. Everything from the decor, the friendly staff, the food and the wedding cake was fantastic. Nothing but good things to say about this business. Cheers!!



The service went very well on Sunday…Thank you again so much for helping us out! I may have shared with you before, but when we were first in Charlotte we went to different caterers and had some difficulty with the orders we made through them. When we found the Southern Gourmet, we have NOT gone to another caterer. There is just no comparison on the job you have doe for us… So, thank you for being so reliable!



My guests could not stop raving about the food! And they almost ate it all- I had 1/3 tray of mushrooms left!… You made this event so easy, made me look like a pro, and my nerves stayed calm. I will be shouting yous praises to the roof tops!

Thank you again


Everything was Wonderful!!! The table was so lovely so please tell Kat thank you so much… Everyone loved everything…we only had some sandwiches and some pimento cheese left over…the chicken/bacon wraps and the strawberry lemonade were huge hits along with your deviled eggs…

Several people asked about Southern Gourmet, because everything was so delicious and lovely. I told them that we had used your catering services for years, and it has always been excellent.

Thank you ALL for another special event for my family. I am so grateful that you were able to help us.

~ Annette

Dear Crystal,

Just wanted to compliment you and your team’s effort in catering my Saturday luncheon and meeting. The food was Delicious, the service was superb, and your venue is simply beautiful! Thank you for everything!



Hi Crystal,

Everything was great and the food was amazing. A few people asked for our caterers contact information and I readily shared it. My brother in law was the one who recommended you and said you have helped with a few of his events. This was perfect and a great recommendation.

Thanks for your help and making this so easy!!


The event was a HUGE SUCCESS 6 STARS!!!!
Everyone had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmostphere etc.
Thanks for making this a very special and memorable event!
Charlotte, NC

Thank you so very much for catering our wedding. The food, service, the ambiance were exactly what I had hoped for for our wedding.
Kathy and Don 🙂

Hi Crystal
The food was outstanding at both events and we could not have been happier with your services. I look forward to having Southern Gourmet cater future events. Thank you for all your help. I appreciate all you did to make the day so easy for me. Southern Gourmet did indeed let us “celebrate with unforgettable food”, and I am very grateful.
Susan, Charlotte

You, Heather, and the rest of your team did a phenomenal job! The food and cake were incredible…so many guests came up to let us know how much they enjoyed everything 🙂
Gladys, Charlotte

Everything looked and tasted wonderful! Several people asked the name of the catering co, which of course, I was happy to give! Thank you so much for your suggestions on the food selections. The bride to be loved everything!
Michelle, Charlotte

The food was great and everyone enjoyed the lunch. Thank you for making the lunch portion of the orientation so stress free! I appreciate how much you contributed to making the day a success.

A note of thanks-
The dinner was wonderful- everyone complemented. Of course, I already knew it would be fabulous. The cake was beautiful a and delicious. People came back for seconds. Complements to your staff. They were very professional, courteous, and friendly. Again thank you for such great service, it contributed to making such a special occasion so memorable.
Joan, Charlotte

Our oldest daughter and her husband Jose Nunez, were thrilled to have their rehearsal dinner in “The Garden!” This was our family’s second wedding event using the services of the Provance’s. They had another opportunity to touch the world serving our friends, relatives and international guests. Looking forward to hosting a fundraising dinner for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in May in “The Garden.” I highly recommend this venue!

Charlotte, NC

Thanks to Crystal, Randy and their amazing staff for always providing professionalism and quality. My sister’s birthday party was fabulous because of your outstanding work.

Charlotte, NC

Southern Gourmet recently catered the wedding rehearsal dinner for my son and his bride. We had a party of 60 at an outside event on Lake Wylie. Crystal and Randy were amazing from start to finish! Their services, professionalism and willingness to accommodate our requests was excellent. And the food was truly amazing!! I am still receiving compliments from family members. This was classy southern food done right and delivered so well. Thanks so much to you and your staff!!

Cornman Family,  Florida

I had Crystal cater a party I was having for my son. I have never used a caterer before and I was extremely impressed with the service received. Crystal was a great help with the menu. The food was delicious, the price was good, and they were on time with delivery. They exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them for any event. I will use them again. Thanks guys for a job well done.


Crystal & Randy thank you and your staff once again for providing exceptional service at my siblings birthday party.

Charlotte, NC

I would like to say THANKS on a job well done. Southern Gourmet recently catered my wedding reception at South Charlotte Banquet Center and the service and food was outstanding. Thanks for helping to make my wedding so special! I will definitely use your business again for my next catering event.

Balencia Hart
Charlotte, NC

Thank you for providing awesome service and decor at my daughter’s tea party. Everything was just wonderful.


Charlotte, NC

I have been using Southern Gourmet for years. They are my FAVORITE caterer in Charlotte. Working with Randy and Chrystal and Richard is so pleasant and so easy, and their food is the highest quality you could ever imagine. Today, Southern Gourmet is catering our Thanksgiving Luncheon, and the food looks and smells spectacular!! If anyone wants a reference, contact me.

Topsy Wallace
Charlotte Law Firm

I recently had the pleasure of working with The Southern Gourmet to provide lunch for a very important client meeting. Everything was spectacular – from helping with planning a meal for 20 to making sure that I had everything I needed right down to chafing dishes. Oh, the best part….the food was superior! I received dozens of compliments. Many thanks to the fine folks at The Southern Gourmet!

John H.

The SOGO team recently served 57 for our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and it was an outstanding event! We received many compliments from our guests on the healthy and tasty selections of food, as well as the appealing presentation. They even helped with table decorations and drink serving. They truly allowed us to enjoy our own event. We would highly recommend them! (Ask about the strawberry shortcake and ice cream, in season of course! Wow!)

Randy Mitchell
Matthews NC

Randy & Crystal, thank you for providing excellent service and phenomenal tasting food at my husband’s birthday party. You did an outstanding job! Thanks again~

Charlotte, NC

Southern Gourmet has outstanding food, people and fun atmosphere! I always get excited when I get to eat anything from their kitchen 🙂 I love, love their healthy cookies! Nancy W. Charlotte

Nancy White

From the service, to the mouth-watering meals, and anything and everything before, after, and in between… absolutely incredible! We cannot say enough! Crystal… Randy… will you marry us?!

Brandy and Bj

Thank you, lunch was a lovely assortment of sandwiches & salads; a true step above the typical deli boxed lunch. Your food has “class.” Thank you for always taking such good care of us!

T. Wallace
Charlotte, NC

The tomato pie that I won at the eWomenNetwork Charlotte meeting on 7/7/2011 was delicious. It served for a few meals and greatly enjoyed. I highly recommend it. It is a small meal by itself or a great filling.

Nancy Ridenhour

The Southern Gourmet did an outstanding job catering the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception for our family’s first wedding in May. Our Canadian, European and African guest were able to experience southern cuisine at its best. The service was exceptional and I will recommend SOGO to anyone hosting a special event or dropping by for their delicious daily lunches. Falinda Farley Charlotte, NC

Falinda Farley
Charlotte, NC

The food was so delicious tonight Crystal at the National Wedding Proffesional Association Network meeting. You do such an excellent job. You and Randy make a GREAT team! Thank you so much. – Nancy

Nancy White

We received a gift card to SOGO last week and are only sorry we had not visited sooner. Our lunch was delicious, filled with unique flavors, fresh ingredients and reasonable prices. We will be back. Thank you.


Randy Thanks for the best lunch in Charlotte. I say it every week. Vince

Vincent Maizy

We never met a meal we didn’t like at SOGO. Awesome RIBS, pasta salads, cornbread muffins, casseroles, veggies, cupcakes, pies, cakes. We just love all the food and the hands that prepare it. If you haven’t tried out SOGO you are missing a BIG treat!!

Kathy & George Devereux

I absolutely love the Southern Gourmet. Crystal and Randy are so friendly and always try to welcome their customers and make them feel at home. I love the fact their food is healthy and delicious! I especially love the Spinach herb shrimp wrap with sauteed vegetables and hummus and a side of their homemade salt and pepper tortilla chips – it’s amazing….If you love healthy, delicious food you have to try the Southern Gourmet, you won’t be disappointed.

Charlotte, NC

Excellent choices make this place a no brainer for lunch. Here you get a menu with plenty of flavor without any typical chain restaurant faux food. A great spot to stop for worry free lunch. I have attended a few events where SOGO has done the catering and I was impressed.

Indian Trail

If you look forward to feeling like the ‘Most valuable customer’ at a restaurant, then head over to Southern Gourmet. The food is served up with a smile from the wonderful owners, and the dishes are exceptional! They take traditional southern dishes & fill them with the best ingredients and flavors. Great spot to pick-up food as well, since it is always ready in little over 5 minutes & served piping hot!‎