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.
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.