Tradition & Passion, Our Story
Sameka Jenkins, Executive Chef
Carolima’s was established as an outlet for the joy of cooking and entertaining by Lowcountry native Sameka Jenkins. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant where her family often prepared meals derived from their Gullah culture. When she introduced her friends to these Gullah meals they enjoyed the Charleston Red Rice and Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits that Charleston is famous for offering. While entertaining friends, Sameka discovered a passion for preparing great food and watching others enjoy her dishes. She began cooking in college for her roommates and from there it grew into requests to cater large dinner and birthday parties. For Sameka, cooking is very therapeutic and she is most relaxed when in the kitchen trying new recipes and preparing her favorite dishes. She takes great pride in personally preparing everything with the love
required to make food taste great.
Rethmiriam Barr, Executive Director
Preparing and maintaining the integrity of great food requires organization, attention to detail and a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients when you can.
As Creative Director, Rethmiriam Barr is fulfilling her passion for creativity and customer service.
'Emma M. Cromedy, Dessert Enthusiast
'Emma specializes in southern desserts that have been passed down from generations. She has an extensive background in baking and custom cakes for all occasions.
Contact us to assist with your catering drop off to include lunch, small soirees, or wedding receptions. We even offer kid’s cooking classes.
We are one of very few locally owned companies that offer drop off/pick up service.