Savor the flavors of Southern Appalachia artfully prepared by our renowned culinary team. Our menu is rooted in southern traditions and highlights locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Everything is made from scratch on site using the freshest, natural products.
Your guests will feel at home as our chefs prepare your snacks and meals in our semi-open kitchen. Hawkesdene's newest edition, our massive outdoor wood-burning smoker, is sure to make you salivate as the delicious aromas of smoked meats, fish and vegetables permeate the air. Enjoy farm-to-fork food, presented buffet-style, either in the main house dining area or outside under our open air pavilion. Our chef team will personally guide you to create a spectacular dining experience for you and your guests.
Leading our innovative culinary team at Hawkesdene is Chef Caroline El-Khouri who brings deep passion for fresh and naturally nourishing food. A gifted baker, she creates all of our pastries, breads and desserts from scratch using all natural, Carolina-grown wheat. Chef Caroline is known for her refreshing use of the abundant local vegetation of the Southern Appalachia.
Phil Rampy, co-owner of Hawkesdene and chef extraordinaire, maintains an active consulting role for the culinary team. An Alabama native with over 30 years in restaurant and catering, his deep southern roots and warm hospitality set the tone for a truly unique dining experience.
The estate dining plan is required for on site guests and the rate per person includes all meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, bar supplies and service. While Hawkesdene does not sell alcoholic beverages, you are welcome to provide your own and there is no additional fee for this. We are happy to handle the set-up, management and service of your alcoholic beverages once they arrive on property.Please refer to the Estate Dining Plan for rates and details.
Breakfast & lunch buffets — Your stay at Hawkesdene includes breakfast and lunch buffets served in the great room of the main house.
All meals are staff-prepared on-site.