Our Impact

Our Mission: To celebrate, educate, enrich, and promote the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary + hospitality community through world-class experiences.


Our Purpose

An Economic Driver

The annual festival is paramount to the organization’s focus and a direct articulation of our mission. Ninety cents of every dollar we spend producing the festival has a direct measurable impact on our city’s economy and, year after year, the economic impact of Charleston Wine + Food is more than quadruple the organization’s annual budget.

Workforce Readiness

One of the largest challenges that our industry faces is staffing, employee retention, and workforce issues. Through our mission-focused work, Charleston Wine + Food invests in programming aimed at regenerating the local culinary + hospitality community.


At Charleston Wine + Food, we use our core values as our true north – the heart of what we do. We strive to be a good steward of our city and its culinary community and create a more sustainable + environmentally friendly festival year-after-year.

Community Enrichment

Food is a powerful connector and storyteller. It allows our organization to present histories, cultures, and practices that are important and deserve attention and recognition to the world. We enlighten, enrich, and educate our community through food experiences.