Department of Administration
Department of Administration
Department of Administration

Capitol Food Court to Re-Open on January 10


The Department of Administration announced today the Capitol Food Court, located in the basement of the State Capitol, will officially re-open on Monday, Jan. 10.

The Pittman Group, Inc. of Charleston will operate the facility, offering breakfast and lunch as well as catering services. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for lunch, Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. Approximately 300 indoor seats are available at the establishment for state employees, legislators and visitors.

The menu will consist of various hot entrees, salads as well as “grab and go” options for those who are limited on time. Some of the proposed breakfast menu items include fresh biscuits with country gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, home-made jams and jellies, as well as featured items such as breakfast strata, mushroom and thyme quiche; strawberry almond muffins, savory pumpkin bread and home-made granola.

Proposed lunch menu items include soups, such as Italian wedding soup and creamy butternut squash soup; salads, such as pecan crusted chicken salad and classic cobb salad; sandwiches, such as Mediterranean turkey ciabatta, a trio of assorted mini-burgers (sliders), and a bistro steak sandwich; pizzas; and assorted desserts, such as pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce, fancy fruit cobbler and warm chocolate brownies.

“We are pleased to re-establish our business relationship with The Pittman Group in providing food service at the State Capitol,” said Cabinet Secretary Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. The Pittman Group previously worked with the Department of Administration, when they partnered with Morrison's Food Service in operating a temporary cafeteria with a limited menu during the 2007 Legislative Session in the basement of the Culture Center. “Their enthusiasm in this venture and the ideas they bring to the table will provide a new ambiance at the Capitol Food Court.”

Originally named Pittman Snax Sales, the Pittman Group was founded in 1980 by Harold Pittman. Pittman Group President Eddie Pittman joined the business in 1988, with his wife Melody Pittman joining the company in 2009. Ms. Pittman oversees the catering division of The PIttman Group.


Diane Holley-Browns