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The mission of McCutchen House is to represent our university, college and school with a welcoming public image, to offer our guests the finest presentation and quality of foods, to set the highest standard of excellence in service, and to create an exceptional learning environment.

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McCutchen House Garden Grille Open
for Summer Dining May 13!

Click here to download the Garden Grille menu.

McCutchen's “Almost World Famous” Tomato Pie Research Study Conducted
--Robin B. DiPietro

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Conversation with Chef Brian Hay

McCutchen House professors serve expertise in living laboratory

McCutchen House and HRTM students featured by ESPN College Gameday

McCutchen House featured in US Airways Magazine

A note from the Director

We hope that you have enjoyed the lunches, wine and cooking classes and this semester at McCutchen House as well as the "Thursdays at McCutchen." With your support, these venues continue to assist the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and the McCutchen House in preparing and developing the next generation of hospitality managers.

The McCutchen House Gourmet Lunch Buffet will reopen for lunch on August 28th, 2014, and will begin taking lunch reservations on August 8th, 2014 by phone at 803 777 4450.

The Garden Grill, located on the patio of the McCutchen House, is open May 13 through August 1, 2014, Tuesday through Friday, 11:30-1:30 pm. The Garden Grill does not accept reservations except for groups of 15 or more. For your comfort, seating is available inside the house during our hot days of summer.

Reservations for all Wine classes, Chef du jour classes and Thursdays at McCutchen are available by online registration and pre-payment only. Available classes are posted here.

McCutchen House 2014 Dates to Save:

  • Friday April 25-May 12 McCutchen House closed
  • May 13 Garden grill opens
  • July 3-4 Garden grill closed
  • August 1 Garden grill closes
  • August 28 McCutchen House opens for Fall dining
  • Oct. 23-24 Closed for Fall break
  • November 4 Closed for Election Day
  • November 21, 24 & 25 Pie Day*
  • December 5 Closed for end of fall semester

*Online payments only

Private lunch dining

Private dining on the 3rd floor of the McCutchen House in the Patterson Room is offered to any group of 8-12. Whether it’s a group of friends, a business meeting or a group from work, you will experience a unique private board room style setting, minimum of 8 guests.

Call us at 777-4450 today to discuss in detail, conditions and arrangements. For more information about Patterson Room and private dining, click here.

McCutchen House signature tomato pie

Love our tomato pie? Wish you could have it more often? Get the recipe here!

Cooking Classes, Wine Classes and Thursdays at McCutchen

Thursdays at McCutchen—The McCutchen House now offers "Thursdays at McCutchen," a four- or five-course evening dinner designed and prepared by the students of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program (HRTM) under the direction of teaching staff and chefs. Thursdays at McCutchen guests will be seated using a "cruise ship or making new dining friends" seating arrangement where parties of fewer than six will be seated with others. For Thursdays at McCutchen menus and registration, click here.

Thursdays at McCutchen will give students an opportunity to expand their expertise in menu and operational management—
one of the Blue Print for Excellence goals of the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. The event is being offered to accommodate the need for additional and improved learning oppportunities for the growing HRTM student body.

Wine Classes—Discover the wines and sample the proper foods from these regions. Enjoy a night of wine tasting and great food, tapas style. Wine events are $50 per person (*unless other wise noted), except for series classes which are $179 per person. All classes begin at 6:30 pm. You must be 21 to attend the wine classes. For questions about wine classes, call 803-777-8225 or for full listing of classes and to register for wine events, click here!

Chef du Jour Classes at McCutchen House—Enjoy a morning of culinary instruction at the Chef du Jour classes! These half-day cooking classes are designed to help the layperson get a leg up in the kitchen. $50 per person, 9 am - 1 pm (*unless other wise noted). For questions about Chef du Jour classes, call 803-777-8225 or for full listing of classes and to register for Chef du Jour events, click here!

Private wine tastings

Our private wine tastings are offered to anyone who has a private group of 15 or more. Whether it’s a group of friends or a group from work, you will experience great wine, great food, and learn about the differences is wine types, how to select wines, and pair them with food.

This tasting can be tailored to your preference from Old World wines to New World wines, or anything in between. Call us at 777-8225 today to design your wine tasting.


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Check out our Fall class schedule of Wine, Cooking and Thursdays at McCutchen events!

McCutchen House would love to host your next event.
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Fresh on the Menu
The McCutchen House chefs and students agree to prepare menus that include at least 25% Certified South Carolina Grown foods and products in season and feature the Fresh on the Menu brand. This program will work to use our greatest resources to help ensure that South Carolinians can act progressively and think competitively in the global economy of our future.