Southern Palate Catering

Greenville, SC

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How does your business stand out?

We use fresh and local ingredients when available. Our food has exceptional taste and great presentation.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Meeting new people and watching them as they enjoy a great meal! It is so exciting to me to see people smile when they eat something I prepared and put my heart and soul into.


Greenville, SC 29615

Years in business


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14 Reviews
  • Jim F. May 12, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I had to cancel my event because of a family emergency. Quite frankly I should've been on the hook for a deposit based on our understanding. Denise was great.
  • Erin P. May 20, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Lee D. May 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Absolutely perfect. Everything was just as planned. Food was great. Service was perfect.
  • Kelly T. Apr 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I would recommend Southern Palate for any occasion! I ran a non profit for over 15 years. I used many vendors and Chef Denise, her staff and the food was by far the best ever. It looked beautiful, tasted fantastic and everyone loved her recipes! She also made sure I was fed and drank plenty of water. I did not worry about a thing and Southern Palette worked their magic!!! It added to a perfect wedding day! I might also mention that I am very hard to please and they exceeded my expectations! You will not regret hiring Southern Palate and Chef Denise Norman ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️!!!!
  • Lori P. Apr 7, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    Southern Palate catered my daughter's wedding on April 2nd, 2016 @ Willow Creek Ranch in Landrum,SC. The entire experience was outstanding from beginning to end. Southern Palate's owners were excellent to work with and always available to answer questions and offer suggestions whenever we needed them. We met with them several times before our event and spoke over the phone several times. The day of our event they arrived early, setting up and handling even the smallest details related to food. We had literally nothing to worry about in this area. The set up for our dinner was elegant, immaculate, and our guests raved about the delicious food the entire evening. The owners of Willow Creek made the comment that Southern Palate had served possibly the best food in over a year at our event. My husband and I carried home boxed dinners and agreed that it was an outstanding meal. I cannot imagine any other vendor catering our event and we recommend them without hesitation to everyone.
  • Sonya W. Mar 21, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Denise and Southern Palate Catering did an outstanding job for my husband's 40th birthday party! They truly took care of everything before and during the party and I got to enjoy the party just as much as the guests. The food was excellent and Denise did a great job putting personal touches on everything. I would highly recommend her and her team for any event you have coming up!
  • Sarah M. Feb 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Denise and her staff were outstanding! From our initial conversation to the day of the event,Denise was very professional, easy to work with, always accountable and encouraging through the whole event that I was organizing for my husbands 50th surprise birthday! Through some unexpected challenges I had faced, Denise displayed compassion and care and fully accommodated to the required change in plans without causing more stress than I was already facing! I really appreciated her for that! Food was delicious, served with an elegant fair in a contemporary flair. Guests were impressed and satisfied. She takes pride in her work and customer service. I will definitely hire her again and refer her to others.
  • Mimi A. Dec 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Denise did a fabulous job! She went way above and beyond to make sure that our function was outstanding!!! We will definitely be using Southern Palate again!!
  • Marty C. Dec 26, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Absolutely perfect experience using the catering service. The price, service, and food was over expectations.
  • Shelly M. Oct 14, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Southern Palate catered my sons wedding rehearsal dinner. They did an excellent job. We were very happy with everything. The food was great and they were so helpful. Anything I had forgotten they were able to bring. Very good caterer. Will always recommend.
  • Rodger R. Jul 10, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Denise is a wonderful and caring caterer who can REALLY cook!! Everything done from scratch and all delicious. The spinach artichoke dip is the best I have ever eaten. Will use her again.
  • Donna H. May 19, 2015
    We were having a graduation party in our home and we asked Southern Palate to cater it for us. They went beyond our expectations and the food and service was fantastic! The macaroni bar was a huge success and wildly popular. I can confidently say that Southern Palate is the way to go and we would recommend them for any catering event.
  • Heather L. May 19, 2015
    Denise makes the best mac & cheese! (But all of her food is delicious!) She is professional, organized, and prompt. We appreciate her last-minute organization of a Christmas Eve steak dinner for at-risk youth. She pulled off a tough task without a hiccup!
  • Jackie D. May 19, 2015
    Denise provided desserts for our sports banquet at Greenville Middle School. She was on time and kept in touch throughout the process to make sure we had everything we needed. Great customer service!


What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That being a chef is very hard work. It has taken a lot of training and skill to achieve what I have. I tell people "Don't ask me to sing, don't ask me to play the piano or draw a stick person because I can't! My gift is that I can cook. And I love it"