To celebrate, educate, enrich, and promote the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary + hospitality community through world-class experiences.
To sustain itself as an organization and to assist in sustaining the culinary + hospitality community in the area
To create meaningful partnerships that allow the organization to act as a good community steward
people attended the 2022 festival
Average age: 54
92.8% college educated
17.9% reported a household income of $150K +
49.2% reported a household income of $200K +
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stayed in paid accommodations
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hotel room or vacation rental in Charleston
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visited Charleston primarily to attend the festival
stayed in accommodations in Downtown Charleston
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stayed in accommodations in Mount Pleasant
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pounds of glass recycled from Culinary Village
commemorative glasses distributed
small plates loaded with memorable bites
With waterfront views, room to roam, and more space to sample + sip, the 2022 Culinary Village was an experience like no other. The festival expanded this year to beautiful Riverfront Park in the City of North Charleston. Beautified by water and convenient to the entire region, our new home was like one big welcome mat for our guests.
13,777 Culinary Village attendees
Music + food are connectors. They go hand-in-hand in building community, and they bring people together over shared experiences, cultural differences, and powerful storytelling. Music has always been a cornerstone of the festival and is a key component of the experiences we create. Rooted in connection + community, we were thrilled to gather in 2022 for the largest music + food pairing the festival has ever seen.
It takes a village to put on a festival, and we are so grateful to our Partners who make this event possible.