2024 Culinary Forms

Culinary Form Logistics

  • Deadline

    Please submit your completed menu forms by Friday, December 15, 2023.

  • Event Stipends

    Charleston Wine + Food will be providing stipends to offset food and labor costs for chef participants. You will be informed of the stipend amount via your menu form. In order to receive your stipend, you MUST complete your menu form and provide the requested information, as well as show up at your confirmed event. A CHSWF representative will be on-site at your event to confirm attendance. Stipends will be disbursed the week following the festival. Mailed checks will be voided after 90 days and CHSWF will not reissue payment if the check was not cashed.

    Visiting Talent Event Stipends

    You have the option of using your stipend locally through the Charleston Wine + Food Culinary Logistic Team in order to avoid any shipping costs you might incur. Charleston Wine + Food cannot be responsible for shipping costs. Please consider the stipend amount for your event this your budget and we are happy to procure your food on-site within said budget.

  • NEW TO THE MENU FORM: Pick your dish!

    Just like you do at your restaurant, we also plan for menu diversity at CHSWF events so we have a variety of dish options for guests such as seafood, protein, vegetarian, dessert, etc. Please adhere to the dish you chose on the menu form. If you do not see the dish selection of your choice, they have all been taken. For example if you are looking for a seafood dish option and it is not available to select, they have all been claimed.

    If your menu item does not match the dish selection you chose, our Culinary Ops team will reach out directly.

  • Foodie Partners and Donated Product

    Thanks to our amazing Foodie Partners, we have donated food items from their inventory that we are happy to offer. Product is limited, however, if you complete the form(s) requested by the deadline, the opportunity to receive food product will be greater. Basically what we are trying to say is…GET THOSE MENU FORMS IN, CHEFS!

    We will announce our 2024 Foodie Partners on a rolling basis here!


  • Serviceware 

    Charleston Wine + Food will provide all disposables, utensils, napkins, prep, and serving tables. Our Culinary Logistics Team will choose a disposable we think is best suited for your dish based on what we can source due to the global supply chain issues.

CHSWF will provide all menu signage for events with the exception of Signature Dinners, Lunches and Brunches. We will utilize the information you provide via your menu form to inform your event signage. If you do not complete your menu form, we can not guarantee accurate signage at your event.

Example of menu signage at tasting style events.

Prep Kitchens

We have two prep kitchens available throughout the festival landscape. Locations and schedules for each are below. If you are a Visiting Chef, you will have the opportunity to schedule time in our prep kitchen spaces via your forms. There will be experienced culinary support in the prep kitchens if you need assistance preparing for your event(s). We are glad to transport your food from our prep kitchen to off-site events. A schedule for food transportation will be posted here and in the off-site prep kitchen. Local chefs, we encourage you to prep at your restaurants and arrive at your events ready to serve. If you need prep kitchen space for any reason, please contact Gena Berry.

If you have any questions regarding our Prep Kitchens please contact Gena Berry, head of Charleston Wine + Food’s Culinary Logistics, directly at chefs@charlestonwineandfood.com or (404) 312-0791.

Culinary Village Prep Kitchen

Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Wednesday, March 6: 12 – 5 PM
Thursday, March 7: 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday, March 8:  9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, March 9: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, March 10: 8 AM – 5 PM

Off-site Prep Kitchen: Ghost Kitchen

3555 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29405

Wednesday, March 6: 10 AM – 10 PM
Thursday, March 7: 8 AM – 10 PM
Friday, March 3: 8 AM – 10 PM
Saturday, March 4: 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, March 5: 6 AM – 4:30 PM