The Pampered Palate is a full service boutique wedding caterer located in Charleston, SC. In business since 2005 and backed by years of restaurant experience, we strive to build personal relationships with each of our clients, while providing great service and delicious food. We are family owned and operated by a husband and wife team with a combined 40 years of hospitality industry experience.
Over the years we have personal experience with most of the Charleston area's wedding and special event venues. We are fully equipped to handle events of all sizes, from an intimate rehearsal dinner to a large corporate barbecue. Our kitchen services are completely mobile and we are willing to cater any venue.
Chef Merrit Brady is the executive chef and owner of The Pampered Palate Personal Chef Service. The Pampered Palate specializes in creating a unique culinary experience for residents and visitors of Kiawah Island and the Charleston South Carolina area.
Chef Merrit began his culinary career in Highlands North Carolina in 1995 and quickly realized his passion for the craft. This passion brought him to the prestigious Johnson and Wales Culinary University in 2001 where he earned his degree in the culinary arts and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003. Chef Merrit held the position of executive sous chef at 82 Queen Restaurant, a landmark for Charleston's "lowcountry cuisine." Chef Merrit then accepted a position at award winning McCrady's Restaurant where he held almost every position in the kitchen and eventually became the executive sous chef. While at McCrady's, the restaurant held the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Award, the DiRoNA Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator's "Best of," and Charleston Post & Courier's "Restaurant of the Year." Other accomplishments and experience include a six-month internship at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as being a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and member of the United States Personal Chef Association.
Chef Catherine Brady serves as a Personal Chef and Catering Manager for The Pampered Palate. Catherine is a career professional in the hospitality industry, and has held many titles over the years. Catherine has an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts, and a BS in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. In addition to Catherine's education, her experience includes a Culinary internship with Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Production Chef for The Harbor Club in downtown Charleston and the Osprey Point Clubhouse on Kiawah Island. Catherine has also held positions in front of the house as restaurant management for restaurants within the Charleston area. Most notably, Catherine served as a General Restaurant Manager for 5 years at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, which is a Forbes 5 Star, and AAA Five Diamond property. Chef Catherine has been an important part of The Pampered Palate since its founding in 2005.
Chef Brad Jones is our newest addition to The Pampered Palate Team, but by no means new to the industry. Chef Jones holds a Culinary Arts Degree from the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Chef Brad's work experience includes Production Chef for Emeril Lagasse, Executive Chef at the famous 82 Queen in Charleston, SC for 8 years, and as the Executive Private Dining Chef at the award winning McCrady's restaurant. In addition to Chef Brad's culinary experience, he has also been a Culinary Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Charleston.
Since 2005, our catering company has been providing premier menus for Charleston weddings. Your special day must be accompanied by great food and more importantly, the menu which you and your spouse want to share with special guests.
The Holy City loves nothing more than to throw a good party and The Pampered Palate loves catering to those gatherings. Whether you're planning an informal get together with family and friends or a formal fundraiser gala, we have the experience, creativity and the confidence to help make your social event a tremendous success.
At The Pampered Palate, we pride ourselves on being able to handle any situation with professional dignity in a controlled and calm manner. We have the references, the experience with budgets of all sizes and the understanding that your corporate event is first and foremost a reflection of your organization.
Our specialty is Private Chef in home catering, dinner parties and providing you and your guests with wonderful food, customized menus and a high level of service. Our Chefs are sure to entertain you and provide you with an unforgettable meal. Whether you’re looking for a chef prepared and served meal or delivery services, The Pampered Palate Personal Chef Service can exceed your expectations.