Charleston Wine + Food

By rooting our everyday actions, behaviors, and decisions in generosity, we can drive an enormous amount of positive change. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Charleston Wine + Food’s Mission is to celebrate, educate, enrich, and promote the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary + hospitality community through world-class experiences. Over the last 16 years, the festival – integral to the organization’s mission – has welcomed nearly 335,000 attendees and generated over $112.2 million in economic impact. We do not take for granted that our work would not be possible without supporters like our Board of Directors; we count on this group of community leaders 365 days a year, and they embody the spirit of Giving Tuesday all year long.

Our Board is a group of enthusiastic advocates who volunteer and invest their time into the organization. These community members came together to support Charleston Wine + Food because they believe in the mission and the work the organization does to impact our local community. As leaders in the community, they act as brand representatives of Charleston Wine + Food and portray our values of people first, community, and good stewardship while providing the strategic resources to power the organization’s growth and health. 

Thank you to our Board of Directors for giving the gift of time and talents to the organization. 


Mamie C. Bush, Chair

Director of Sales and Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/LBA Hospitality

Kim Unterreiner, Vice Chair

Southeast District Manager, Far Niente Family of Wines

Steve Palmer, Immediate Past Chair

Managing Partner, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Margaret Furniss, Secretary

Co-Founder/ Principal BYOND WELL

Andy Covode, Treasurer

Principal, Elliott Davis

Tommy Preston, Communications Chair

Vice President Ethics | Law and Global Compliance, The Boeing Company

Jacques Larson, Chef Chair

Executive Chef, Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter

Karalee Nielsen Fallert, Member

Founder/Principal, All Good Industries

Charles Carmody, Member

Executive Director, Charleston Music Hall

Carrie Morey, Member

Founder, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Jason G. Brown, JD, Member

MUSC Conflict of Interest Officer and Associate Counsel

Tim Davis, Member

Sales Manager, Firefly Distillery

Rashaunda Grant, Member

Owner, The Carolina Cookery

Kevin Mitchell, Member

Chef, Culinary Historian, Author, Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College

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(843) 727-9998


Ticketing and Guest Experience Inquiries: ticketing@charlestonwineandfood.com

Partnership + Brand Inquiries: development@charlestonwineandfood.com

Media Inquiries: media@charlestonwineandfood.com

Participation Inquiries: talent@charlestonwineandfood.com

Volunteer Inquiries: volunteer@charlestonwineandfood.com

Venue + Vendor Inquiries: events@charlestonwineandfood.com

Business + Operational Inquiries: info@charlestonwineandfood.com

635 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29403