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Matriarchs of the Lowcountry

Privately Announced to Guests

Women are the backbone of our families + our communities. They are the glue of our society – constantly raising the proverbial bar for equality + justice and taking on the roles of mother, educator, caretaker, and historian in our lives in ways we often don’t even realize. In the Lowcountry, family is more than those biologically related to you – it is the community + culture that envelops us all and makes us who we are at our core. Generations of women have led Lowcountry kitchens, creating sustainable businesses and delicious foods for locals + travelers to enjoy. This evening will celebrate the many Matriarchs of our community – heads of households, respected + revered members of the community, and the women who have quite literally taught + fed generations of those who call the Lowcountry home through Gullah Geechee and Lowcountry cuisine + culture. 

We welcome you in joining us in celebrating Emily Meggett, Charlotte Jenkins, the family of Mrs. Martha Lou Gadsden, Mrs. Natalie Daise, Ms. Sallie Ann Robinson, and the women of Bertha’s Kitchen for the impact they have made on the communities + families they have served, alongside women from the surrounding areas who have taught + fed us all these years – and who often get overlooked. In partnership with the International African American Museum, this event will celebrate the roles that talent, family, faith, endurance, and roots have played in creating their legacies. The evening will include a multi-course menu featuring the recipes of these renowned Matriarchs prepared by the next generation of Black women chefs and led by chef, writer, and author Amethyst Ganaway. Sit down, listen up, and dig in… this will be one of those evenings not soon forgotten.

Know Before You Go

  • ALL BAGS MUST BE CLEAR except for small personal clutches (no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″)
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable between events
  • This event is all-inclusive: food, beverage, and gratuity is included in the ticket price
  • Adventurous eaters welcome! Be prepared to be surprised + delighted
  • Attire: wear what makes you feel most comfortable
  • All guests must be 21+ (no infants, children, or pets)
  • Event details are subject to change
  • Food allergies: accommodations cannot be made at this event
  • If the event is sold out and has an active waitlist, you may return your ticket through Charleston Wine + Food’s Official Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte
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