About Us

Since 2005, The Pampered Palate has been providing exceptional personal chef and catering services to Charleston and the surrounding areas. We are a full-service caterer specializing in weddings, social events and corporate gatherings. We love to build personal relationships with our clients by providing outstanding customer service alongside delicious, palate-pleasing food. At The Pampered Palate, we strive to exceed your expectations by accommodating your needs and requests.

At Pampered Palate Private Dining, we are fully equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small private in home dinners to weddings and corporate events. No matter where you wish to hold your event, we are always willing to provide our personal chef and catering services.

Meet The Pampered Palate Team

Chip Alich, Owner & Chef

A native of northeastern Ohio, Chef Chip moved to Charleston to begin his culinary career in the fall of 1998. Chip enrolled at Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, where he earned his Associates's degree in Culinary Arts in spring 2000 and then his bachelor's degree in Food Service Management in 2002.

Deciding to stay in Charleston to expand his culinary skills, Chip spent two and a half years at the former Cypress Low country Grill working as Shift Leader under Chef Craig Deihl. As well as being part of the opening staff, Chef Chip also had the opportunity to help the restaurant achieve the accolade of "Best New Southeastern Restaurant 2002" by Esquire Magazine.

While maintaining his position as Shift Leader at Cypress, Chef Chip also took on the role of AM Butcher at the longtime Charleston and Southeastern favorite McCrady's. Under the tutelage of Chef Michael Kramer and then Sean Brock, Chef Chip rapidly ascended the ranks to become the Private Dining and Banquet Chef. For three additional years, he presided over the prestigious Long Room (where George Washington once ate).

Chef Chip's stops in Charleston over the years included a stint at the Charleston Marriott and a time as Sous Chef at the historic Middleton Place Plantation and gardens.

In 2010 Chef Chip focused his sights on the illustrious Kiawah Island, settling in as a line chef at Hege's Restaurant, at the entrance to Kiawah Island. His unique skill for menu, taste, and presentation took over, and in only two short years, Chef Chip became Chef d Cuisine. He soon earned the position and title of Executive Chef.

In 2019 Chef Chip was given the opportunity to explore his love of classical French and European cuisine on a three-week tour of France and Slovenia. As well as being the trip of a lifetime, this adventure reignited his culinary passion. Chef Chip reigned as Executive Chef at Hege's until March 2020, constantly bringing his love of Southern and European Cuisine to the tables of his guests and coworkers alike.

In the summer of 2020, Chef Chip decided to transition out of the mainstream restaurant grind and devote himself to the Private Chef venue. He spent the next 14 months honing his skills under the guidance of Brady to be sure to provide the finest of guest experiences.

In November 2021, Chef Chip became Chef-Owner of The Pampered Palate Private Dining Service. He is dedicated to providing all with the fine food and service the clients have grown accustomed to and bringing new and exciting ideas and concepts in the future.

Bon Appetite! - Chef Chip

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Personal Chef Events

Since 2005, our personal chef catering company has been providing premier menus for Charleston events. Your special day or evening must be accompanied by great food and more importantly, the menu which you want to share with special guests.

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Personal Chef Menus

At The Pampered Palate, we pride ourselves on being able to handle any situation with professional dignity in a controlled and calm manner. We have the references, the experience with budgets of all sizes and the understanding that your corporate event is first and foremost a reflection of your organization.

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Catering Events

The Holy City loves nothing more than to throw a good party and The Pampered Palate loves catering to those gatherings. Whether you're planning an informal get together with family and friends or a formal fundraiser gala, we have the experience, creativity and confidence to help make your social event a tremendous success.

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