Brand Ambassador Program

As a way to engage our guests both in-person and online, the Charleston Wine + Food Brand Ambassador program brings together a team of local social media influencers + content creators to produce unique content that engages both new + established audiences. Our Ambassadors take part in specially-curated events throughout the year as well as act as an on-the-ground Street Team during the 2023 Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

As a collaborative part of the organization’s Brand Ambassador program, you will have access to an array of content-inspiring, exclusive experiences. The end goal is for you to create fun + inspiring content to connect your audience with the Charleston Wine + Food brand in a meaningful + thoughtful way. Each voice is different, and we want ambassadors to create the content that speaks to their personal brands and audiences while delivering measurable results in this mutually-beneficial relationship.

CHSWF 2023 Street Team


Inclusion in digital content introducing the 2023 Brand Ambassador program and 2023 festival Street Team

Happy hour meet + greet at a local Charleston restaurant in advance of the festival

(2) Influencer badges – per account – each granting access to ~$2,000 worth of events

Customized festival itineraries with curated experiences

Access to the Industry Lounge within the Culinary Village where members can conduct interviews and network with local, regional, and national chefs, beverage professionals, attending media, and regional + global brands

Opportunity for creator to host a giveaway of CHSWF 2023 festival tickets on their platform at the discretion of CHSWF

Assistance in sharing + promoting content pre, during, and post-festival

CHSWF swag


Pre-festival coverage to build excitement and, if applicable, promote events at the direction of CHSWF

Daily photo + video coverage highlighting attended events during the festival

High resolution photos taken during each event you attend

Post-festival coverage recapping your festival experience alongside videos/photos

Acts as an extension of the Charleston Wine + Food brand, upholding our values of People First, Community, and Good Stewardship and abiding by the organization’s Code of Conduct

2023 Guidelines + Resources


    Charleston Wine + Food festival will take place March 1-5, 2023.


    Protocols surrounding COVID-19 have been developed using guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC).

    Charleston Wine + Food is not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend the 2023 festival. This is subject to change based on CDC and government mandates.

    An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By participating in Charleston Wine + Food you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

    Help keep each other healthy.


    By participating in Charleston Wine + Food, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party will comply with our health + safety measures. If you cannot confirm all of the below criteria you must not enter Charleston Wine + Food events.

    + Are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain / achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    + Do not need to quarantine due to close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

    + Are not under any self-quarantine orders


    Through your participation in Charleston Wine + Food, you may be photographed or recorded. Participants hereby grant Charleston Wine + Food the right and license to publish, print, display, record and use (by photograph, film, tape, and any other method or device) the participants’ name, voice, image and likeness while at the festival (the “Recordings”), and use such Recordings for any and all purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including and not limited to social media.


People First. Community. Good Stewardship.

These are the driving principles of Charleston Wine + Food…and we ask that they drive your own participation in our community gathering. We hope you will enthusiastically support our organizational code of conduct.

+ Be yourself! Participating authentically lends your uniqueness to the tapestry that is our festival.

+ Know that we have zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination. If you are a target, please let us know. Harassment and discrimination can include but are not limited to offensive comments pertaining to disability, physical appearance or body type, gender, gender identity, sexuality, mental or cognitive function, religion, body size, race, or ethnicity.

+ Violence and threats of violence will not be tolerated; the “heat of the moment” is not an excuse.

+ Deliberate intimidation, unwelcome sexual attention, and other aggressions like mis-gendering or harassing will not be tolerated.


If you experience harassment or discrimination in any way as a part of your engagement with Charleston Wine + Food, please report immediately to Rachel Bergan at Any violations of our code of conduct will be investigated immediately and mitigated.

Apply Today

 Thank you for your interest in becoming a Charleston Wine + Food Brand Ambassador! Applications for the 2023 Brand Ambassador Program are now closed. Charleston Wine + Food will be in touch regarding the status of your application in early December, 2022.