Shrimp & Grits Cook Off | Hammock Shops Village, Pawleys Island, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

One of my personal favorites, the Hammock Shops Village’s most anticipated event thrived its second year. That’s right! This May of 2017 marked the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off  at “the porch” in the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. The top chefs in the area gathered to battle for the prestigious titles of People’s Choice and Best Shrimp & Grits offering their unique renditions of the crowd favorite comfort food. All proceeds from the delicious event benefitted Miss Ruby’s Kids, a Non-Profit literacy program serving families in Georgetown County. 

With the help of EventWorks rentals, the cook-off decor was themed around a vibrant blue and electric orange color scheme with pops of yellow accents. DJ Wally B with Paul Matthews Entertainment kept the energy up while guests indulged in the most savory bites. Kona Ice Truck parked just outside offered a sweet note to the days delectable palette. There was something for everyone when The Character Company came out with activities for the kids and balloon animals for all, but lets not forget the contestants! Up for the title were Bagel Cafe, Bistro 217, Hanser House, Rustic Table, bisQit, Get Carried Away, Quigley’s and Southern Comforts. Talk about a competition! 

It was not an easy decision, as each taste was exquisite, but with an esteemed panel of judges and the help of the attendees, two winners were chosen. People’s Choice went to Bistro 217 and the winner of Best Shrimp & Grits went to Southern Comforts. 

Looking forward to round 3! 

THE JUDGES:

Beth Stedman - President of Georgetown Co. Chamber

Bruce Bailey - President and CEO of Tidelands Health Care 

Charles Swenson - Editor of the Coastal Observer 

Jamie Sanderson - Georgetown Foodland

Rhett Graham - Coastal Carolina University Athletics

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | The Hammock Shops Village

PHOTOGRAPHY | Moments Captured by Kelley Renee

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH | Paul Matthews Entertainment with DJ Wally B

DESSERTS | Kona Ice Truck

RENTALS | Eventworks

BEVERAGE | Lowes Foods

ENTERTAINMENT | The Character Company