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"We started our business, Food for the Southern Soul, in 2002 when my husband Jimmy left his banking job to start a barbecue catering business. We often describe the leap as "his dream, my nightmare"! At the time, I continued practicing law while Jimmy jumped "whole hog" into the barbecue business. As the catering business grew, we decided to add a specialty foods division which focus on Southern pantry staples and specialty items we produce under our Food for the Southern Soul banner.We produce and handcraft items in our commercial kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina. Not only do we utilize local ingredients, we grow many of our own products ~~ We cultivate and harvest our Lavington Farms Charleston Gold rice at our family farm just south of Charleston. We also grow sugar cane which we harvest by hand and cook down to cane syrup in a 100- year- old kettle over an open flame. In addition, we make our own Jerusalem Artichoke Relish, Vegetable Soup, Okra Soup, Creole Sauce, Blackjack Barbecue sauces and many other Southern delicacies."Anne Marie Hagood, CEO, Chief Emotional Officer
From BlackJack Barbecue™ Sauces & Rubs to Hagood Mill grits and Lavington Farms Charleston Gold Rice, our authentic Southern foods can be assembled in our signature gift boxes and shipped to your doorstep for the perfect gift.
For our local friends, Food for the Southern Soul Catering focuses on serving up the freshest local bounty like Tidewater Shrimp Boil, steamed oysters, shrimp & grits and our award-winning BlackJack Barbecue™. From family suppers to casual rehearsal dinners, Food for the Southern Soul offers the best of the Lowcountry, personalized for you.
At Food for the Southern Soul we are focused on creating authentic Southern hospitality experiences and products by building relationships with all customers, suppliers and associates through respect, efficient service and, most importantly, honest food at fair prices.