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The Charleston Luxury Hotel Helps Planners Craft Stylish and Distinctive Events With Its New Culinary Offerings

CHARLESTON, SC -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 18, 2015 -- Food aficionados and party planners are flocking to the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel as the property introduces brand new catering menus from the mind of Chef Robert Carter. Showcasing freshly sourced ingredients and some of the region's most creative and distinctive dishes, the new menus highlight what makes the culinary team some of the most sought after specialists in the south.

As Executive Chef and Owner of Barony Tavern, Chef Carter is making new epicurean waves, showcasing exquisite cuisine defined by a simple approach, highlighting the essence of each ingredient and creating extraordinarily distinct layers of flavor. Described as a "master of dramatic presentation" by reviewers, Chef Carter delivers exceptional food and the gold standard in customer service, further raising the bar in Charleston's thriving culinary scene.

With more than 20 years of experience, Chef Carter brings knowledge, passion and extraordinary cuisine to the kitchen, designing menus that are both bold and inspiring in concept and presentation. From themed snack, beverage and executive conference breaks, to lavish receptions with carving stations, specialty displays, appealing aperitifs and action stations, each menu is designed to thoughtfully highlight what makes every event so special.

Plated dinners and dinner buffets include selections like delicious Lump Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn Succotash, Grilled Rib Eye with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Tomato-Shallot Vinaigrette, and Local Grouper with Herb Risotto and Lemon Caper Sauce. Delectable dessert options include our Chef's Signature Coconut Cake or Chocolate Devil's Food Cake with Raspberry, plus more.

Kay Bailey-Alexis, the hotel's Catering Sales Executive, is a certified wedding planner, expertly experienced in hosting all sorts of events, from the hotel's recent very formal Emily Post luncheon, to hosting food trucks in the front drive, or even setting up the hotel ballroom as a game room. A recipient of the White Lodging Best of the Best Award, Kay brings years of hospitality experience to the position with an inspired enthusiasm, quoting that "In life, you are either a passenger or a pilot. It's your choice." As Catering Sales Executive, Kay utilizes knowledge and expertise to help planners find the perfect balance between culinary flair and delectable offerings.

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is the perfect party venue for all types of formal and informal affairs. Whether gathering for pleasure or business, there's a venue for every occasion, from a superbly decorated ballroom, to highly-equipped meeting rooms with the latest technology and high-speed Internet. Guests are invited to discover why the Renaissance is an iconic destination among downtown Charleston's best hotels.

About the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

With boutique elegance and a picture-perfect location, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel places the very best of the city within reach of its guests. The hotel fuses old-fashioned Southern sophistication with a very contemporary sense of convenience, ensuring that each stay is as relaxing as it is captivating. All of its rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, decadently comfortable bedding and well-lit workspaces. High-speed Internet access keeps guests connected and productive at all times. The popular Barony Tavern restaurant showcases distinctive American cuisine, with influences from throughout the South. Events shine in the Charleston Ballroom, the largest of the hotel's stylish venues. And of course, the city's vibrant downtown area is just steps away.

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Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
68 Wentworth Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401 USA

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