To be a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful storytelling + meaningful experiences with a sense of place.
We believe that Charleston’s culinary community has received worldwide recognition because of the people that work in our kitchens + dining rooms, on our farms, behind our bars, and in front of our guests.
Charleston’s food culture is a national treasure, and Charleston Wine + Food exists as a cultural entity that unifies our city through culinary experience.
Charleston Wine + Food believes that contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics are valuable and influence our city’s culinary industry.
people attended the 2018 festival
Average age: 47
90.7% college educated
50.9% reported a household income of $150K +
36.1% reported a household income of $200K +
out of town attendees
Top 5 Origin Metro Areas include: New York, NY
kitchen equipment or renovation
hotel room or vacation rental
smartphone or tablet
house in charleston
Measured economic impact over 5 days
average spend per person
per dollar spent producing CHSWFF is mission-based
Total taxes generated
Total impressions: 528,333,941
total website page views
*August 1, 2017 – March 31,2017
169,807 unique users
Top states: SC, NC, GA, NY, DC
Located in Marion Square, the Culinary Village is the heart + soul of the festival.
10,519 Culinary Village guests
189 Chef Demos
Food rescued and donated to One80 Place
One80 Place Training graduates + current enrollees that participated in a paid externship
Scholarships were funded to College of Charleston students
Interns + fellows participated in making the 2018 festival a success
Awards were given out to members of the culinary + hospitality community
Our Partners are an integral part of what we do and who we are here at Charleston Wine + Food.