Chef Orchid Paulmeier


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Executive Chef Orchid Paulmeier runs her kitchen like she runs her life – surrounded by family, friends and feel-good food. Orchid knows what it takes to prepare and deliver food that people want. When she was eight years old, her grandmother moved from the Philippines to live with her family in Orlando Park, Illinois. With her grandmother’s move, came an awakening of Orchid’s culinary senses. Strapped with a taste for exotic, worldly flavors, and the kind of cooking prowess that only life can teach you, Orchid opened One Hot Mama’s in 2003; her American dream now became a reality.

Orchid know runs two award-winning restaurant. She has honed her skills over time to prepare meals and catering platters that deliver on taste, nutrition and quality. Her culinary instincts landed her a spot in the finals of the seventh season of Food Network Star. Furthermore, Orchid’s passion and dedication to only serve the highest quality food has resulted in her also recently becoming one of four 2016 SC Chef Ambassadors.

One Hot Mama’s

One Hot Mama’s is a family-friendly restaurant located on the south end of Hilton Head Island and part of the Official South Carolina BBQ Trail. One bite into our baby-back ribs, and you’ll become a raving fan of One Hot Mama’s! You’ll also want to try our delicious Meat & 3 combo platters, authentic BBQ platters, hand-cut steaks, burgers, wraps, salads, char-grilled chicken and “the world’s best” wings.

Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Orchid Paulmeier is the star of One Hot Mama’s in more ways than one. Not only is her award-winning barbecue the star of the menu, but Orchid herself has a claim to fame. As a Food Network Star, Orchid brings her expertise in Southern BBQ straight to your table. Mama Orchid continues to remain a favorite among the foodie community! She was just named 2016 SC Chef Ambassador; this award is a tribute to her culinary talent and the quality of food that she serves.

One Hot Mama’s has catered for many families and served many locals and visitors delicious, hearty meals. Not only can you enjoy lunch, brunch and dinner here, but when the sun goes down, One Hot Mama’s heats things up with a lively nightlife scene.

This is also the place to hang with friends and watch your favorite team! Late night dining, take-out, catering, a kid’s menu and large party space are available! We also offer daily food and drink specials. Mama Orchid looks forward to serving you soon!

The Lodge Burger & Beer Bar

The Lodge Beer & Burger Bar is the Southeast’s premier Craft Beer Bar, voted
“Favorite Beer Selection” and “Best Bar” by Hilton Head Monthly’s Readers’ Choice awards, “Best Place for Draft Beer” in Island Packet’s Readers’ Choice Awards and rated “World Class” by Beer Advocate. With 36 rotating taps and an extensive bar, The Lodge proves to be a popular spot for Happy Hour and is the center of Hilton Head’s nightlife. All draft beer is available in half gallon Growlers so you can take it with you to enjoy flavors of the best craft drafts at home!

Executive Chef Orchid Paulmeier welcomes you to kick back and relax in a ski mountain themed atmosphere that is sure to please everyone, whether it be a family dinner or group gathering! The Lodge features Happy Hour from 4PM-8PM daily, billiards, shuffleboard, sports on 14 screens and a full late night menu featuring Hilton Head Island’s best burgers and gourmet grilled cheeses.