We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: proper nutrition is essential to fuelling a successful conference, meeting, or event.
Not only do conferences and the like tend to extend beyond the hours of a typical work day, but they also demand prolonged concentration for longer stretches of time. As such, conference organizers are routinely challenged with how to keep conference attendees engaged throughout the entire event.
The good news? There is one very basic thing you can do to prepare your guests for the day ahead: provide them with the best nutrition possible.
This doesn’t have to mean serving up a plain (read: boring) meal – in fact, at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, it means quite the opposite! With Lowcountry bounty all around us, we have just what you need to fuel your guests while also engaging and exciting them in the all-important mealtime.
Over years of experience, we’ve heard over and over that the quality of food and beverage served is critical to attendees’ satisfaction with a particular conference or event. As such, creating menus and culinary experiences that are equally unique and inspirational as they are nutritious and delicious is paramount.
Using Lowcountry inspiration.
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s setting in the Carolina Lowcountry is central to the culinary experiences provided by our chefs. Many people come to KIGR for an authentic South Carolina experience, and our unique cuisine and its history are very central to that.
As a result, Matthew Fitzgerald (executive banquet chef for The Sanctuary at KIGR) explains that, “planners almost never limit themselves to what’s on our menus, because we can also provide so many local seasonal items that will make for unforgettable meals.”
Fostering local connections.
At the KIGR, we take great pride in the strength of our relationships between our chefs and the local farms.
Situated adjacent to Kiawah Island is Johns Island, a rich agricultural area that supplies the resort with a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, spices and other items that shape the property’s standout cuisine.
The best and freshest ingredients available are a large part of what makes cooking nutritious meals for our guests possible. And the best and freshest ingredients not only fuel the body, but they also taste better.
Group culinary options on Kiawah Island.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s unique oceanfront position on Kiawah Island means that groups “can’t help but do the seafood.” KIGR offers up local favorites, like mahi, wahoo, striped bass, and wreckfish (unique to the waters off Charleston!).
Another popular option among guests is the Lowcountry boil KIGR offers, boasting fresh seafood, often combined with a whole hog roast on a spit, or even an authentic oyster roast at The Sanctuary where chefs will steam the oysters wrapped in burlap, shuck them, and roast them to perfection.
KIGR offers a variety of dining options from buffet style and elegant served dinners, to breakfast and luncheon events, so no matter what your preference, you’ll rest assured knowing your guests are getting the best nutrition and the best Lowcountry dining experience possible.
Take your choice from just about any dining experience you can think of, including:
- Bountiful Southern Breakfast Buffets
- Express and Executive Lunch Presentations
- Lowcountry Buffet Lunches and Cook-Outs
- Restaurant Style Selection Menus
- Elegant Formal Synchronized Service
- Interactive Cooking Demonstrations with our Chefs
- Wine and Beverage Tasting and Food Pairings
Specialty menu items & culinary experiences.
“For our group receptions and buffet meals, we’ll build a whole station around certain items and tell attendees the story behind what they’re eating.”
Local growers are even able to fulfill difficult special requests that the resort gets from some meeting clients. “They can use their greenhouses to raise crops that aren’t in season, so our guests can experience something completely unique,” Fitzgerald says.
For instance, when one corporate planner wanted alpine strawberries as a welcome amenity for attendees of a May meeting, “we worked with a local farmer starting in January to make sure the strawberries would ripen the same week attendees arrived. Those are the lengths we’ll go to when food is that important to a group.”
Like all the other aspects of hospitality at Kiawah Resort, the culinary team embraces an overarching philosophy. Fitzgerald explains, “Meeting planners can choose to take their groups anywhere, so we do everything we can to deliver the most memorable experience possible.”
Your next meeting on Kiawah Island.
For inquiries and bookings, please submit your request for proposal through our site, or, give us a call to discuss any additional questions, requirements, and so on: (800) 576-1585. We look forward to hearing from you!
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