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 2019 festival
75.6% female Average age: 46.8 89.9% college educated 57.7% reported a household income of $150K + 42% reported a household income of $200K +
out of town attendees
Top 5 Origin Metro Areas include: New York, NY Washington, DC Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Columbia, SC
hotel room or vacation rental
house in Charleston
average spend per person
per dollar spent producing CHSWFF is mission-based
Total taxes generated
Total impressions: 565,097,417
total website page views
*July 1, 2018 – March 31,2019
212,312 unique users
Top states: SC, NC, GA, NY, FL
Located in Marion Square, the Culinary Village is the heart + soul of the festival. 3 days 7 Neighborhoods 12,296 Culinary Village guests 167 Chef Demos
We strive to be a good steward of our city + its foodways by being mindful of our ecological footprint and supporting the community in which we live.
pounds of food rescued and donated to One80 Place
pounds of recycling diverted from a landfill
pounds of compostables diverted from the landfill
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 2019 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.