Congratulations to our CEO, Sam Mustafa.

August 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Sam Mustafa Charleston SC

Sam Mustafa Charleston SC

CHARLESTON, SC (August 27, 2015) –Sam Mustafa, CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group, has recently been named to the Greater Charleston Restaurant’s Association’s (GCRA) Board of Directors for his extensive leadership in Charleston’s thriving culinary community.

“We are thrilled to elect Sam Mustafa to GCRA’s Board of Directors and gratefully welcome his extensive entrepreneurial experience to our team,” says Kathy Britzius, executive director of GCRA. “We look forward to having him serve as an influential voice within our organization, helping to create a vast array of growth opportunities for Charleston’s award-winning restaurant industry.”

Mustafa founded Charleston Hospitality Group in 2008, a fast-growing company that owns and operates nine businesses in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. As CEO, Mustafa works tirelessly to ensure that Charleston’s visitors and residents have endless options for exceptional dining and first-class travel experiences. Mustafa looks forward to serving on GCRA’s Board of Directors, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit trade organization representing the largest private sector employer in the tri-county area.

“I feel humbled and honored to be elected to GRCA’s Board of Directors and am eager to assist in decisions related to operational benefits for members,” says Mustafa. “The Charleston area is enjoying unprecedented restaurant acclaim, providing exciting future opportunities for the hospitality industry.”

For more information on Charleston Hospitality Group, please visit or call 843.822.0011.

About Charleston Hospitality Group

Founded in 2008 by Sam Mustafa, Charleston Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing the finest experiences in the Lowcountry. From award winning cuisine and nightlife to luxury transportation, the company includes ten businesses across the Charleston area. Charleston Hospitality Group is comprised of Eli’s Table, Market Street Saloon, Queology, Tabbuli, Tabbuli-West Ashley, Toast of Charleston, Toast of Summerville, Whisk Coffee and Juice Bar, The Wreckfish, Charleston Hospitality Catering and Charleston Hospitality Shuttles. For more information, visit or call 843.822.0011.

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Queology Reveals 2015 BBQ Tour Schedule

March 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Queology Reveals 2015 BBQ Tour Schedule

CHARLESTON, SC (March 2, 2015) – Queology, with a team boasting 25 years of experience cooking Charleston’s best barbeque, has just released its 2015 BBQ Tour schedule, bringing award-winning BBQ and signature flavors to events located throughout South Carolina.
“To taste our barbeque is to taste a slow cooked and seasoned-to-perfection combination of cooking techniques that can only be mastered over time,” says Sam Mustafa founder of Charleston Hospitality Group. “Queology Pit Master and four time South Carolina State BBQ Champion Russ Cornette has years of perfecting BBQ down to a science, resulting in tender, fall off the bone meat along with signature seasonings, dry rubs and sauces. That’s why we are proud to provide Charleston’s best barbeque and to share it with events located throughout South Carolina.”
BBQ Tour specialties include smoked pork, beef brisket, grilled spatchcock chicken, smoked chicken wings and potato salad.
Below is an overview of 2015 BBQ Tour Dates:
March 27-28
Smoke at the Lodge
Summerville, SC
Southern BBQ Network
April 24-25
Summerville Southern Flame Food Festival
The Ponds, Summerville, SC
Southern BBQ Network
May 22-23
Papa Joe’s Banjobque Blue Grass Festival
Evans, GA
Kansas City BBQ Society
June 12-13
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour
Sam’s Club North Charleston, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society
July 10-11
SC Festival of Discovery
Greenwood, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society
September 4-5
Low Country Hog Fest
North Charleston, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society
September 11-12
Fiddle & Pig Shindig
Fort Mill, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society
October 2-3
Squealin’ on the Square
Laurens, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society
November 14-15
Smokin’ on the Harbor
Mount Pleasant, SC
Kansas City BBQ Society

About Queology
Named after the local award-winning barbeque competition team, Queology is a downtown eatery known for its finger-licking-good wings, ribs, smoked pork and signature sauces. Founded by BBQ pit masters Russ Cornette and Matt Gamble, Queology is a family-friendly restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit or call (843) 580-2244.
About Charleston Hospitality Group
Founded in 2008 by Sam Mustafa, Charleston Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing the finest experiences in the Lowcountry. From award winning cuisine and nightlife to luxury transportation, the company includes ten businesses across the Charleston area. Charleston Hospitality Group is comprised of Eli’s Table, Market Street Saloon, Queology, Tabbuli, Tabbuli-West Ashley, Toast of Charleston, Toast of Summerville, Whisk Coffee and Juice Bar, The Wreckfish, Charleston Hospitality Catering and Charleston Black Cab Company. For more information, visit or call (843) 822-0011.
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Legislative Reception

January 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

We were proud to honor local legislators last night in recognition of their continued effort to help businesses and their communities grow.

Held at the Wreckfish Catering and Event Hall and catered by Charleston Hospitality Catering,  the honored guests included: Representative Leon Stavrinakis, Representative Chip Limehouse, Representative Peter McCoy, Representative Wendall Gillaird, Representative Jim Merrill, Senator Paul Campbell.

Here are some photos from the event!

Welcome Iverson Brownell as our Corporate Chef

July 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

Charleston Hospitality Group Corporate Chef

Charleston Hospitality Group has hired Iverson Brownell as its new corporate chef to help guide the company’s diverse collection of restaurants. Brownell has long been lauded for his versatility as a restaurateur, caterer, and health and wellness devotee. He will oversee corporate training and catering operations for the group, which includes such restaurants and properties as Eli’s Table, Toast!, Market Street Saloon, Tabbuli, Queology, Whisk Bakery and the Wreckfish.

“In Iverson, we saw someone with remarkable vision that we could entrust with our restaurant group,” said Sam Mustafa, founder of Charleston Hospitality Group. “His culinary experience and background should be a great advantage as we seek to grow our brand.”

Brownell, a Greenville, S.C., native, previously owned and operated Iverson Catering, which included business units in Charleston and Park City, Utah. He also worked for four years as the executive chef of The Viking Yurt in Park City, a restaurant accessible only by sleigh. There, he cooked in an open kitchen without electricity or running water. Media channels like The Discovery Channel, The Food Network, The Travel Channel and NBC took notice, featuring Brownell – and his inventive meals – on several segments.

Brownell, a Johnson and Wales University graduate, also has appeared on The Outdoor Life Network’s “Offshore Adventures,” and has been featured in such publications as Southern Living Cooking, Le Creuset and Charleston Magazine. During the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Brownell and his team to operate the Team USA dining hall for American athletes and sponsors such as Starbucks, Nike and Anheuser Busch.

More recently, Brownell has tapped into his passion for preventive foods, developing nutrient-rich, healthy meals for private clients. He plans to introduce similar options to the menus and dishes offered by Charleston Hospitality Group.

Charleston Hospitality News April 1 – 7

April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week has been super busy – here is our week in review:

Charleston Hospitality Catering was involved in VIP events for the Cooper River Bridge Run while simultaneously running a food booth for Humane Net’s recent Mega Adopt A Thon. The events went off flawlessly and a few of our employees even went home with furry new friends. Chef Eric executed three VIP breakfasts, a luncheon and three days out at the adopt-a-thon. He’s busy planning for several upcoming events in the coming weeks but is looking forward to meetings with several businesses to discuss corporate luncheons and parties. Charleston Hospitality Catering is available for any type of event and has recently gained access to several large boats to host private parties on. Call Chef Eric at 843-460-0800 if you would like to find out more information.

Eli’s Table is booming with the addition of the Gino Castillo quartet on Thursday evenings. The past two Thursdays the patio has been filled to capacity, so we do recommend reservations for these nights. We are featuring the Oscar Rivers band tonight and tomorrow night from 8 to 11 p.m.

Chef Brett McKee will be hosting an Italian wine pairing dinner on April 16th with Italian winemaker Francesco Mazzei at Eli’s Table. Mazzei is a 24th generation winemaker and his family owns one of the best vineyards in Tuscany. The dinner will feature a five course meal with pairings and all of the wines will be available for purchase by the case. Tickets are $85 per person and advance booking is required. More information about the menu is available on the Eli’s Table blog. For reservations, call 843.405.5115.

On April 22, Eli’s Table will host a special vegan dinner meal. Chef Brett and four other local chefs will prepare an all vegan menu. More details are available on the Eli’s Table blog. Advance booking is required for this dinner and seats are already selling very quickly. We do anticipate this dinner selling out, so purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling Eli’s Table at 843.405.5115.

Tabbuli is participating in tonight’s First Friday Art Walk. They will have art work, wine education with their wine vendor from Advintage and passed hors d’oeuvres from Chef Scott Vosburgh. The Woodmont Trio will be on the patio from 7 to 10 p.m.

Both Market Street Saloons have several events coming up. This weekend at North Charleston, the Bad Bunny Bash takes place on Saturday night. All bunnies with costumes get in for free. There will be contests, drink specials, prizes and a chunky bunny bull riding contest. The Saloon will be open on Easter Sunday for dinner. Adults are just $8.99 and kids are $1.99 with adult purchase. Easter dinner will be smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and roll.

Both Market Street Saloons have birthday parties tonight for their Saloon girls. Come to either location to wish the girls happy birthday and stay for fun, drink specials and dancing.

Charleston Hospitality Group News March 18 – March 25

March 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

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  It’s been another busy week of planning, preparing, cooking and entertaining at Charleston Hospitality Group.

Chef Brett McKee and Eli’s Table announced a new dinner menu modified for spring. New additions to the menu include panzanella salad, jumbo lump crabcakes, lobster macaroni and cheese and Brett’s six layer chocolate cake with mocha buttercream icing and chocolate ganache. The wine menu has also increased to 42 different wines, offering a selection for every palate.

This weekend, Eli’s Table will feature the Oscar Rivers Band for live musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening from 8 to 11 p.m. Next Thursday, the Gino Castillo quartet joins the Eli’s lineup and will play Cuban/Latin jazz every Thursday evening from 7 to 10 p.m.

Eli’s Table participated in Charleston Fashion Week this week, donating more than 150 gift bags to attendees and staff in the grand tents.

Toast! announced it will be offering college nights every Thursday night, featuring live music and drink specials. Shane Clark will be appearing at Toast! on March 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Every Sunday is F and B night with sliders and a domestic beer for $5 for all hospitality staff.  Toast also offers a $4 fried pickle appetizer, $2 domestics and $3 well drinks for hospitality staff only.

Tabbuli got in on fashion week this week donating its amazing food to be served in the green room. They held a Charleston Fashion Week after party on Thursday evening, sponsored by Absolut.

Whisk Bakery has really taken off at its 209 Meeting Street address. Chef Vinzenz and his staff have been reviewed and he’s already gotten some established regular patrons in the month that Whisk has been open. This weekend, he’s offering a cranberry chicken salad sandwich on freshly baked croissants for just $7.50.

Both Market Street Saloons have been booming. Both locations had rockin’ St. Patrick’s parties last weekend. Market Street Saloon North had week two of Battle of the Bands this week with Amherst advancing to the semi-finals. Next Tuesday the bands in round three will compete on Tuesday night. On Thursday night, Framing Hanley, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the 33s are playing the North Charleston location. Tickets are on sale now at just $10. They can be purchased at the Saloon in advance or the day of the show they will be $15.

Queology, the Market Street Saloon’s official (award winning) BBQ team is competing for the state championship this weekend!! They will be participating in “Smokin at the Market” in Columbia this weekend and “Smoke at the Lodge” next Saturday in Summerville. We wish them the best of luck this BBQ season as they look to add more awards to their substantial collection.

Charleston Hospitality Catering will be out at two weddings this weekend. Next weekend, they’ll be flying between VIP events for the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Mega-Adopt-a-Thon being put on by the ASPCA, Humane Net and PetSmart Charities. CHC will be selling barbecue sliders, bbq beans and coleslaw and will donate a portion of the proceeds to the event.

Charleston Hospitality News March 11 – 17

March 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last week on Lowcountry Live, Charleston Hospitality Group featured Toast! Chef Steve Williams prepared our famous Eggs Meeting Street dish while Chef Brett McKee discussed the new dinner menu he and Steve will be working on. Toast! has been known primarily for its fabulous breakfast dishes, but improvements are set to be made to the current dinner menu. Watch here and on the Toast! blog for more information.

Every Friday and Saturday night, we are featuring Jazz on the patio at Eli’s Table. Starting March 29th, we’ll be adding Gino Castillo to the line up on Thursday nights.

At Tabbuli, we offer Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with $2.50 domestics, $3 wells, $3 Chardonnay, and 1/2 off on Hookahs. On Thursdays, Hookahs are half price all day. Toast! also features Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.