Through our in-house catering company, Spectra, we strive to ensure our food reflects the local flavors of Columbia SC. Our chef often uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to craft custom menus that fit your one-of-a-kind event, no matter the size. Check out the menu and catering policies, and contact one of our sales managers to schedule your private tasting.

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Who's in the kitchen?

Meet Chef Tommy - a pilot turned culinary master who believes sourcing local products helps our Convention Center in more ways than one. On top of crafting a better product, it lowers our carbon footprint by reducing the travel needed to get our ingredients. Sustainability in the kitchen is a point Chef Tommy drives home to his staff. All paper, cardboard, and cooking oil is recycled, plus all back of house food waste is composted. 

While his favorite type of food to prepare is Upscale Southern, Chef loves to customize menus. It offers an unexpected service to the client, and also keeps his kitchen staff engaged and excited for each event. Find out more about Chef from our Behind the Scenes story below.

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Chef Tom Kasperski


Behind the Scenes at CMCC with Chef Tom Kasperski

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center's chef Tom Kasperski actually had a career plan outside the food industry. In fact, he never went to culinary school. He studied to be a pilot, and graduated...

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