Benefiting Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program

Seed to plate, farm to table, sea to skillet – the journey of the Lowcountry’s unique foodways starts with the farmers, purveyors, and fishermen who have committed their life’s work to honoring + preserving our community’s rich culinary resources. Without their efforts, Charleston would not be the renowned dining destination it is today!

Charleston Wine + Food annually celebrates an individual(s) positively impacting our community’s local food systems. This year, we’re paying tribute to the growers + purveyors that give life to our city’s world-renowned culinary industry by providing the locally-grown produce, fresh seafood, and farm-raised meat that are the true stars of Charleston’s celebrated dining rooms.

Join us as we raise a glass to our local producers!

Gather around the table for an elegant family-style supper inspired by ingredients from our featured producers and prepared by a team of acclaimed local chefs:

  • Kevin Johnson, The Grocery
  • Mike Lata, FIG + The Ordinary
  • Craig Deihl, Cypress + Artisan Meat Share
  • Chris Stewart, The Glass Onion
  • Jacques Larson, The Obstinate Daughter
  • Frank Lee, Past CHSWFF Tribute Dinner honoree
  • Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Husk + Minero
  • Jason Stanhope, FIG
  • Jeremiah Bacon, Oak Steakhouse + The Macintosh
  • Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill
  • Peden Rucker, Patrick Properties Catering

An assortment of fine wines by Grassroots, cocktails by High Wire Distilling, and an assortment of local brews will accompany the meal, as well as live music and a chance to mingle with the evening’s chefs and honorees.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program. The goal of Growing New Farmers is to provide practical, introductory production and business training for South Carolina’s next generation of diverse, small-to-mid-sized farmers and community food system leaders. Since 2011, Lowcountry Local First has trained over 130 new farmers and local food systems leaders.

Help us support the next generation of Charleston and the Lowcountry’s food system leaders by reserving your seat for this unforgettable (and delicious!) Tribute Dinner.