New in 2016, The Hub is an open-air tasting experience featuring over 40 high-quality food and beverage exhibitors from around the country – a great way to try out top restaurants, purveyors, wineries and culinary creations that you won’t soon forget. Cook with cocktails with the fine folks from Grand Marnier and be sure to stop by the teepee (yes! the teepee!) Friday and Saturday to chat with the fine folks from Heritage Radio Network. You can also stop by the Bottles Wine Retail Shop to pick up a new favorite to take home and enjoy.CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF THE HUB PARTICIPANTS
PRESENTED BY: Williams-Sonoma
Nestled inside The Hub are cozy kitchen spaces jam-packed with all the one-on-one chef action your little heart can handle. Our friends at Williams-Sonoma have called upon some of their favorite culinary masters for a unique series of Kitchen Cameos in three uniques spaces throughout The Hub. Drop in to Not Yo Mama’s Broccoli to see your daily dose of veggies presented in ways you’ve never seen, slurp the perfect bite from Spoons, and satisfy your à la mode urge at I Scream, You Scream. Mark your Culinary Village map and seek out the ultimate hang-outs to nibble and get in the know.
Cooking with Cocktails
PRESENTED BY: Grand Marnier
Grand Marnier, known for its remarkable combination of premium blend cognac and exotic oranges will be holding court at the epicenter of the Culinary Village Hub.
Join an elite line up of chefs and mixologists as they showcase the marriage of artfully crafted Grand Marnier cocktails with epic culinary creations. These pairings will showcase the diversity of one of the world’s most beloved spirits – its complex flavor and rich history dating back to 1880.
You can’t miss the Artisan Market, your one-stop-taste-and-shop. Here you’ll find a delightful array of regional artisanal brands available to sample and also to purchase. Peruse unique food and beverage products, hand-crafted kitchen essentials and bespoke culinary products. Pick up something new for you and all the foodies in your life!CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF ARTISAN MARKET PARTICIPANTS
The Third Space
PRESENTED BY: The Mind of a Chef
Third spaces are anchors of community life and foster creative interaction in a laid back way. They are welcoming, comfortable, filled with old and new friends, and food and drink are paramount.
In its second year, The Third Space will come to life within a dynamic, multi-sided, airy tent. Award-winning Charleston chefs, along with guest chefs, will host 60+ intimate demos and tastings throughout each day in five areas: Earth supported by GrowFood Carolina, Air presented by Springer Mountain Farms, Land presented by Stock Yards, Sea presented by St. Jude Farms, and Fire presented by Firefly Spirits.
The Third Space will also be the spot for daily, not-to-be missed conversations, featuring commentary from The Mind of A Chef personalities, Chef Sean Brock (season two star), and Chef Gabrielle Hamilton (season four star), as well as other culinary luminaries. These dynamic conversations will dive deep into the shows acclaimed ethos, while also exploring the culinary creative process and trending food topics. Moderated by The Mind of a Chef producers, Mike Steed and Nari Kye, these talks will take notable culinary talent out of the kitchen and into the spotlight, further revealing their personal culinary journeys. While folks aren’t talkin’, take a seat and watch episodes from past and current seasons.Click Here for the Full Third Space Schedule
PRESENTED BY: Firefly Spirits
Don’t miss our new expanded Fire demo space where you can wet your whistle with a Firefly Spirits cocktail and grab a bite to eat right off the Cowboy Cauldron.
Rosé Garden + Grilling
PRESENTED BY: Château d'Esclans
Set up as a glorious French outdoor café in the expanded Rosé Garden + Grilling presented by Château D’Esclans just off of The Third Space. Learn from live grilling demos and sample food hot off the EVO grills served from Chef to you!Click Here for the Full Rosé Garden + Grilling Schedule
PRESENTED BY: Bay Street Biergarten
Grab a complimentary beer glass and visit 13 breweries to sample a variety of specialty beers from the Carolinas and beyond. Enjoy the feel of Bay Street Biergarten’s fun outdoor area featuring corn hole and lawn games, then grab a seat and put your feet up while you sip the afternoon away.CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF BIERGARTEN PARTICIPANTS
Wine Retail Shop
PRESENTED BY: Bottles
Fall in love with a bottle of wine or want to fill a growler? Bring it home from our Bottles Wine Shop. Check out our stellar tasting notes, enjoy case discounts, and place orders for very special bottles of wine tasted throughout the festival’s seminars and events straight from Charleston’s favorite beverage retailers!CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL BOTTLE TASTING + SIGNING SCHEDULE
PRESENTED BY: SCE&G
The Hands-On Kitchen, presented by SCE&G, is a dynamic learning experience in the creation of classic Lowcountry and Southern dishes. Learn to pickle, knead, devil, and craft cuisine in the heart of our Culinary Village, side-by-side with chefs and culinary personalities. These mini-classes are first come, first serve, so sign up and get ready to get your hands dirty!Click Here for the Full Hands-On Kitchen Schedule
Charleston Wine + Food Retail
PRESENTED BY: Y'allsome
Stylish Charleston Wine + Food gear available at our festival retail shop presented by Y’allsome.
PRESENTED BY: Macanudo Cigars
Enjoy cigar rolling and tasting demonstrations and more at this new tent presented by Macanudo Cigars.
Nothing pairs better with wine + food than great music. The Music Stage features favorite and up-and-coming local musicians and bands all weekend. Dancing is welcome, or feel free to rest in provided seating areas and enjoy the tunes.Click Here for the Full Music Stage Schedule
Ticketing + Concierge
How can we help you? Located at the corner of King and Calhoun in Marion Square, our new concierge service is available to help you make the most of your festival experience.
For Ticketing & Concierge, visit us in the Culinary Village from Thursday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am – 4:00pm.
PRESENTED BY: OpenTable
VIP Entry Only. Relax and renew with coastal fare and cocktails.