Friends of the Festival

Charleston Wine + Food is a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful storytelling + meaningful experiences with a sense of place. Our Friends of the Festival not only champion our higher purpose as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, but also the Charleston culinary + hospitality community at large. 

Friends of the Festival receive early access to tickets before public on-sale, a personal concierge to handle all ticketing + festival needs, priority waitlist access to sold-out events, “Friends only” exclusive events, VIP treatment throughout the festival week, and a curated festival badge. Our Friends program is not only the most intimate way to experience Charleston Wine + Food, but also the perfect way to take your festival experience to the next level.

Benefits Include

Advance program + festival updates

Early access to purchase 2025 festival tickets

Portion of your membership back in the form of a ticket stipend

Friends of the Festival ticketing concierge

Priority waitlist for sold-out events

Split payment into two installments*

Complimentary ticket(s) to exclusive pre-festival events*

Commemorative gift

Become a Friend of the Festival

Ready to take your festival experience to the next level?

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OUR 2024 FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

TOP CHEF

Chip & Ginny Hoover
Marie & Westin Lord
David Hudson

GRAND CRU

Claudia & Timothy Bellars
Timothy & Jessica Canning
Peter Key & Katy Chung
James & Cathy Streetman
Ken & Anne Tidwell
Paul & Jacqueline DePalma
David & Rachel Rhodes
Toni & Fred Dering
Dennis McGill & Tim Wilmott
Larry & Sarah Watts
David & Christine Stuhlmiller
Lee & Susan Richardson
Allan Soto & Ursula Kadadu
William Hewitt & Karyn Lee
Kevin Shoemaker
Jared & Emilie McKinnon
Lynsey & Michael Jones

FIVE STAR

Tim Reynolds
Kacie Highsmith
Shirin Ahmed-Shariff
Melany Kahn
Jessica & Lance Liebhaber
Quiana Scotland
Loren Beadle
Odessa Spraggins
Mosmi Naik-Patel
Elizabeth Baker
Richard Woodall
Desire Vincent-Levy

EPICUREAN

Mai-Trinh Pham
Karen Willis
Ian Pesses
Elaine Sherard
Richard McGregor
David Marconi
Jennifer Ransbottom
Casey Walker
Daniel Steinberg
Andy Horwitz
Randall Sandin