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 2020 festival
72.4% female Average age: 48.4 91.3% college educated 14.9% reported a household income of $150K + 45.1% reported a household income of $200K +
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Located in Marion Square, the Culinary Village is the heart + soul of the festival. 3 days 6 Neighborhoods 10,942 Culinary Village guests
Charleston Wine + Food’s multi-night international tasting experience. 3 nights Chef demos, cocktail bars, artisan vendors, live music 3,389 Night Bazaar guests
We strive to be a good steward of our city + its foodways by creating an annual economic injection that fuels Charleston’s vibrancy + growth and supports the community in which we live.
One80 Place Training graduates + current enrollees participated in a paid externship
scholarships were funded to College of Charleston students
interns + fellows participated in making the 2020 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, and we couldn’t do any of this without them.