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Hosting an Event In Columbia SC? Don’t let anyone leave hungry!

Crowd pleasers are our specialty – from fried chicken to pulled pork your event’s menu will have everyone coming back for seconds

From intimate gatherings to big events, we’ve got you covered

Karen’s Kitchen has been serving up the finest fried chicken in The Midlands for 16 years. We don’t just bring the food, we help you create memorable events! Our professional catering team has extensive experience making sure everyone leaves happy, full, and excited about your next event.

Terry from Nation Custom Builders

Catering Services

From intimate gatherings to breakfast buffets to weddings, Karen’s Kitchen is ready to satisfy your guests no matter the occasion. Our full service catering team brings amazing food to your events at a great price.

Corporate Catering

You know your business, and Karen’s knows the catering business. Let us help you host your next corporate lunch event and serve the best meal in town.

Wedding Catering

On your special day it’s important for everything to be perfect. Our experienced team is committed to making your wedding’s food unforgettably delicious.

Reunion/Party Catering

We bring great food and personal touches to cocktail parties and special occasions of all sizes. Cater your next party with Karen’s and experience the best catering Columbia SC has to offer.

Breakfast Catering

Start your day with a breakfast buffet. Our breakfast delicious menu includes the essentials for your event to start the day off right.

Our Mobile Kitchen Food Truck Can Come to You

Karen’s Mobile Kitchen Food Truck brings southern soul food classics to your event. With pulled pork, fried fish, chicken tenders, and more southern classics on offer, our food truck will make your next event special!

Karen's Kitchen Catering for Businesses in Columbia SC

Why Trust Karen’s to Cater Your Next Event


16 years experience feeding the Columbia SC area


A lifetime spent perfecting southern delicacies – Karen’s makes the best fried chicken!


Full service catering means you get to enjoy your event


We give back with donations to local shelters, charities, and schools

You don’t need to take our word for it, see what people are saying:

Fantastic food, excellent service, and satisfied guests. That’s what we promise and what we deliver.

Food was Amazing!

“Karen catered a meal for a wonderful holiday memorial service last night. Her food was amazing! It was well seasoned, flavorful and plentiful. My mom said the sweet potato pie was the best she’s ever had! (High praise). I highly recommend her services for any event. Thanks, Karen!”

– Lauren C.

Great Price

“Karen’s came to the Irmo Amphitheater for the live music festival and boy am I glad they did! Food was great and Karen even nicer. Great price for the amount of food too!”

– Christina O.


“We used Karen’s to Cater a BIA event at Century Glass and it was the best! Food was early, had everything we requested plus cornbread, sweet tea and plates! It smelled so good, the fried chicken was a hit. Everyone was very happy and we even had people asking to take home plates. WILL BE USING AGAIN!! 100%”

– Cynthia G.

Meet Karen

Karen Erinfolami learned to love cooking as a little girl while helping her daddy prepare meals for her big family. She opened a restaurant serving Carolina-style southern food back in 2006 and has been serving the Columbia area ever since.

A grandmother of two and a mother of three, Karen has been living in Irmo for the past 3 decades. She believes in giving back to her community and some of her regular contributions include donations to the Transitions Homeless Shelter, The Salvation Army, and bringing food to the homeless in local area parks.

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