Andrea SerranoAndrea Serrano, who is familiarly known as Charleston Shop Curator, has been a key ingredient in the vibrant and dynamic growth of Charleston’s style, dining + nightlife scene for over ten years. Leaving the rush and buzz of NYC in search of a laid-back yet stimulating lifestyle, Andrea has found a true home in Charleston, becoming heavily involved in the community + sharing the joy in her many experiences via her blog, Instagram + Pinterest @charlestonshopcurator.
Ashley BrownOn her blog Sweet Southern Prep, Ashley gives readers a taste of the sunny, high-spirited and enchanting life of being just that; a sweet southern prep, right down to her roots. Opening up about balancing life as a mom of four while pursuing her passions of style, cuisine, fitness and more, Ashley is an aspirational shining light for other Charleston moms serving as a reminder that there's always a little extra time to pour yourself a well-deserved glass of rosé.
Candice HerriottFood writer and photographer Candice Herriott has graduated from her established food blog and social media handle CHSFoodWriter to her latest venture: podcast “Something Else About Food”. The podcast will introduce listeners to unique and undiscovered culinary communities + their stories, shedding light on Candice’s past experiences throughout her culinary excursions.
Charlotte ParkStarted in 2016, Charlotte founded TastemakersCHS; Charleston’s very first culinary social media club that brings together some of the Holy City's trendsetters that have paved the way for spreading the word on the ultimate Charleston dining experience. Once having founded TastemakersCHS, Charlotte empowered said handpicked influencers to share their local favorites, while also managing her non profit #Crumbs4Charleston.
Christian SengerSince 2011, local Christian Singer has shared and celebrated his Holy City favorites with his fellow Charlestonians + beyond under his popular alter ego: Holy City Sinner. On his blog, Senger provides an ever-so-epicurean perspective on how to conquer all the food + beverage, events and entertainment that Charleston has to offer.
Jai JonesBeing a veteran of #CHSWFF, Jai Jones knows all too well how a good meal and great conversation can bring people of all faces + places together as one. Through his website and Instagram @jaieats, Jai shares his rotating list of places to wine, dine or grab a frosty local brew.
Johnny Caldwell + Taneka ReevesDubbed the curly-haired ladies who talk cocktails daily, Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reeves live to spill the tea on all of Charleston’s latest trends in craft cocktails and dining from the refreshing, feminine perspective that has proved itself to be on the rise in Charleston’s food + beverage scene. On top of running their Cocktail Bandits brand, the pair are also the authors of Holy Spirits: Charleston Culture Through Cocktails.
Liz MartinWidely known across social media as The Charleston Weekender, lifestyle blogger + boutique owner Liz Martin’s blog and Instagram are your one-stop-shop for all things Charleston. Her bright and bubbly guide on all of the Holy City’s must-eats, must-haves + must-see is the perfect dose of pop, fizz, clink to making every day feel like the weekend.
Michael Stettner + Ian PalaciosA Texas-bred couple now living in Charleston, Michael Stettner + Ian Palacios have decided to shake things up with a less traditional take on exploring the Holy City and all it has to offer on their @ilovethatforyou account. Founded on the philosophy of “figuring it out together” and a passion for design and cocktails, the dynamic duo invites followers on their journey of taking each day in Charleston one at time, optimistic and thrilled about the surprises the future is sure to bring.
Miguel BuencaminoWriter, photographer, and cocktail aficionado Miguel Buencamino has crafted the perfect blend of original Charleston culinary content that is Holy City Handcraft. On his blog, Miguel raises a glass and combines his take on local dining hotspots and craft cocktail critique with his knowledge rooted in his strong culinary upbringing.
Natalie MasonDesigner Bags + Dirty Diapers has become Natalie Mason’s outlet for sharing life in the Holy City through the lens of a busy yet energetic and fun-loving Charleston mom of two. On her blog, Natalie channels her fellow readers + moms by sharing not only how to dig up the best style deals in town, but her experience with food both inside her own kitchen and in Charleston's best restaurants.
Stephanie + Melinda LeeSugar, spice + red beans n’ rice, Stephanie and Melinda Lee are the sweet Southern sisters you never had but always wanted. Head over to Charleston Foodie Babe on Instagram for a visually fresh and candid peek into the life of an original Charleston foodie ‘grammer devouring our city’s sweet, savory and everything in between.
Sydney Gallimore + Sydney TurnquistFinding a rightful home in the Holy City, writer and blogger Sydney Gallimore has crowned herself as the Queen of the Food Age. Joining her empire is Sydney Turnquist, aka Princess of the Food Age. As seen on their blog, Sydney + Sydney make the most of Charleston by dipping their feet into as many local dining and cocktail experiences as they can while also using free time to embark on their own personal culinary adventures in the comfort of their own homes.
Come Open MindedWe here at Charleston Wine + Food want to share our local food community + world-renowned talent with you. Whether strolling through the Culinary Village or rolling out biscuits in a hands-on class, take a second to listen to our talented chefs, you never know when you might stumble on a tasty tidbit.
When In Doubt, Layer it OutThe festival takes place on the first weekend of March - March 6th - 10th to be exact. You can expect temperatures in the 60’s and, depending on where you come from, that can feel like winter or summer. Throw on your jeans, layer on top, and pair it with your most comfortable pair of shoes and you’ll be set!
Chat It UpCharleston Wine + Food offers the perfect place to mingle with those who love food and wine. Say hi to your neighbors or strike up a conversation with someone you bump into, we’re all friends here in the Holy City!
Be a Social ButterflyAll foodies love a good Instagram post full of great food, pretty drinks, and amazing people! Charleston Wine + Food has tons of exciting photo opportunities to take your social media to the next level. So go ahead, make your friends jealous and snap away!
Pace YourselfCharleston Wine + food is a marathon, not a sprint.Pace yourself, get good rest, and drink plenty of water.
Walk, Rideshare, CarpoolAlternate means of transportation are cool. Bike, walk, rideshare or rickshaw to events. If you are driving, look for public garages or street parking and remember to drink responsibly.
Rodney ScottJames Beard Award winner Rodney Scott is one of the most recognized names to come out of the Holy City, with his whole hog barbecue becoming synonymous with Charleston's food scene. Rodney's story is one rooted in the South as he learned to love the art of smoking meat in his hometown of Hemingway before bringing his talents to Charleston.
Carrie MoreyCharleston's resident biscuit queen Carrie Morey was no stranger to the culinary world after growing up watching her mother run a successful catering company. Tapping into her family's traditions + recipes, Carrie opened Callie's Hot Little Biscuit to share her love for cooking with the world and give them a little taste of true southern cuisine.
Caroline WoodruffCaroline Woodruff has made her mark on both the Holy City and Charleston Wine + Food, taking home the title of Iron Mixologist during the 2018 festival. For Caroline, being behind the bar gives her a chance to make meaningful connections with her customers and pour out a little fun to brighten up anyone's day.
Morgan CalcoteMorgan Calcote is a freshly-minted James Beard Award winner after building the carefully curated wine program at Charleston favorite, FIG. Behind each glass of wine is the story of a grape and its journey from vine to bottle, and Morgan's passion for telling those stories resonates in each perfectly paired glass served in the quaint dining room she helms.
Cynthia WongCynthia Wong quickly established herself as one of the best pastry chefs in Charleston. In 2018, Cynthia decided to follow her passions and open up her own ice cream company. Life Raft Treats has become a local favorite for those looking to save their day with a unique, hand-crafted sweet treat.
Ruchi MistryAlong with her husband Tom, Ruchi Mistry opened Huriyali Gardens in Charleston's North Central neighborhood to prove food can be used to nourish both the body + the mind. Priding herself on her commitment to sound ecological practices, Ruchi continues to celebrate the vibrance of flavorful food sourced from the earth, satisfying both our stomachs + our souls.
Shuai + Corrie WangShuai + Corrie Wang are some of the leaders of the emerging renaissance in southern cuisine. Fusing together traditional Chinese recipes with their love for the ingredients found in Charleston's vibrant landscape, this dynamic duo is changing the way people think about Asian cuisine and leaving their mark on the Holy City's culinary community.
Camry Kitchen Creations
Customize a cutting board that shows off your style and your state! Watch as your South Carolina-inspired cutting board is personalized in the trunk of the Camry.
RAV4 Tag Your Bag
Can we tag along on your next trip? Put your personal touch on these soft leather luggage tags to make your suitcase stand out from the rest!
Back by popular demand, these canvas tote bags will return with two new commemorative designs. Grab one while they last!
Tandem Photo Op
Grab a friend and strike a picture-perfect pose on the tandem bicycle!
Stop by the Aquas Frescas cart for a refreshing, fruity sample of this Mexican staple.
Collect 3 stamps on your culinary passport as you explore Travel.Eat.Repeat. in the Culinary Village and receive a complimentary leather passport cover.
And Toyota Owners - be sure to show your keys for a special gift!
Postcard Photo Booth
Attending Smokin' in the Boys' Room or Southern Renaissance? Commemorate your 2019 festival experience with a postcard greeting to send to friends and family.