Our Story: Tradition & Passion
Carolima’s was established as an outlet for the joy of cooking and entertaining by Lowcountry native, Sameka Jenkins. Sameka grew up in Mount 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.
'Emma M. Cromedy
'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. Her ability in the kitchen is unmatched and requests for her sweets come from around the world.
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 helps our team bring it all together. She eye for detail for food displays, menu signs, table decor and more, adds that special touch to our catering service. Rethmiriam is passionate about creativity and customer service and committed to making your event perfect in every way.
Contact us so we can assist with your next event or shop online to receive our Southern treats directly to your door. For local events, we will prepare and deliver. We are one of very few locally owned companies that offer drop-off and pick-up service.
Our catering services are available for:
- Corporate lunches and events
- Small soirees
- Family reunions
- Wedding receptions
- Special events and fundraisers
We even offer kid’s cooking classes. We look forward to getting in the kitchen for you!