Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs America's best food blog

Gastronauts ASSEMBLE! The Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs to share in the fun and festivities! Chefs from Georgia will join chefs from Charleston as well as the rest of the country and the world to bring us tasty bites, wine pairings, boozy cocktails and so much more.

Charleston Wine + Food will be held from March 2-6, 2016 in South Carolina. More information about Charleston Wine + Food here

Here’s a listing of Georgia chefs participating in Charleston Wine + Food and the events they’ll be participating in.

Chris Hall (Local Three, Common Quarter among others) The winner of 2015 Charleston Wine and Food Waffle House Smackdown returns to the Palmetto State for the festival this year. Hall may be a judge at the Waffle House competition at this year’s festival, I’ll check and let you know.

Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun’s, Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar) is participating in Halls Chophouse Signature Dinner a multi course meal with wine pairings. Chef rRathbun teams up with Halls Chophouse Executive Chef Matthew Niessner and Teresa D’Aurizio of ZD Winery for this Signature Dinner.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs America's best food blog

Drew Belline of no. 246 in Decatur will make the trip across state lines to participate in Charleston Wine and Food. I’m not sure what he’s working on for the festival, I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.

Duane Nutter, executive chef of One Flew South is participating in “Feast + Fire” where diners will be “whisked away to a private sea island accessible only by boat for this once-in-a-lifetime dinner”. This sounds AMAZING!!  Chef Nutter is also participating in “The Roasted Goat” which is pretty self-explanatory I think. Cocktails will be provided by High Wire Distilling Co.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs Duane Nutter chef of One flew south America's best food blog

Chef Nutter practically got on his knees to get in this picture with me. 

Mashama Bailey –The Grey, Savannah. Find out why Food and Wine named The Grey one of their “Restaurants of the Year” Mashama and I have similar backgrounds- both of us were born in the Bronx and raised in Queens and both of us attended the Institute of Culinary Education. Chef Bailey with four other fantastic female chefs will be participating in “North + South + East + West: Le Tour Des Femmes”

Nick Leahy of Saltyard is participating in “Pinot NV” where he and four other fabulous chefs will prepare delicious bites to accompany a parade of Pinots.

Steven Satterfield, Miller Union chef is participating in a couple of events but I’m most excited about the “Brosé Brunch”. I’ve been assured that you do not have to be a “bro” to attend, just a rosé lover. He’ll also participate in “Dining with Darioush” guaranteed to be a wine pairing dinner like no other.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs America's best food blog

Todd Ginsberg from The General Muir will be there but I don’t know the event he’ll participate in. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out. Check back soon!

Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Bros BBQ are scheduled to appear in an event called “Toasted: Up In Smoke” with nine other chefs. This BONANZA of barbecue is the perfect way to close the festival.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs America's best food blog

I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Brothers Barbecue a few months ago

Todd Richards, of White Oak Kitchen, The Pig and the Pearl will be participating in “Feast + Fire” and “The Roasted Goat” along with Duane Nutter

Virginia Willis Chef and author of “Lighten Up Y’all” among other books will be participating in Fried Chicken for the Southern Soul presented by Veuve Clicquot. Fried chicken and Champagne COUNT ME IN!

Zeb Stevenson of Watershed will be participating in the Gospel Brunch. Family style dining, BRUNCH COCKTAILS and good soul stirring music. Sounds pretty sweet to me.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs and I’m so glad they did. Stay tuned for more updates.


34 Comments on Charleston Wine + Food Festival Welcomes Georgia Chefs

  1. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
    January 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm (8 years ago)

    I have never been to a food and wine festival. I’m glad to see lots of Georgia chefs there! I need to check out some of these restaurants!

    • Demetra Overton
      January 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm (8 years ago)

      Yes Amy, you definitely need to check out their restaurants Georgia is well represented at Charleston Wine and Food. I’ve been to a few of these festivals and I always have a great time. Charleston is such a beautiful city, I’m sure this festival will be amazing. Thanks for reading!

  2. Latoicha
    January 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh how I wish I could attend this! These are some of my favorite chefs of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Especially One Flew South, Rathbuns, and Fox Brothers!

  3. Holly
    January 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm (8 years ago)

    First off I am hungry lol so this was a bad time to read this, but I def would love to go to a food and wine fest in Charleston or the south in general. Looks like a good time.

  4. Nicole M Williams
    January 9, 2016 at 4:32 am (8 years ago)

    will try to visit Charleston with my husband, this looks good!

  5. Kasi
    January 8, 2016 at 7:58 am (8 years ago)

    This sounds like a great event, with great chefs! If I lived in the area, or was visiting at the time, I would definitely check it out!

  6. Tyra
    January 8, 2016 at 6:52 am (8 years ago)

    I love a good food and wine festival. I have heard Charleston has a great foodie scene. It is actually high on my list of domestic places to visit.

  7. Staci
    January 8, 2016 at 4:32 am (8 years ago)

    You had me at Chefs. A party full of top chefs is my kind of party. I love to eat good food and sip on great wine. Charleston is on my list of cities to visit. Thx for sharing!

  8. valerie robinson
    January 8, 2016 at 4:23 am (8 years ago)

    Food and wine – perfect! I love attending food events! Looks like you met some amazing chefs and follow foodies :).

  9. Bree
    January 8, 2016 at 4:22 am (8 years ago)

    I have not been in charleston in years! This is a good excuse to visit the Carolinas. 🙂

  10. Tanay
    January 8, 2016 at 2:55 am (8 years ago)

    Food? Wine? Chefs?

    I sure wish I could visit Charleston right now! This sounds like heaven! Can’t wait to see more from the event!

  11. Jonna
    January 8, 2016 at 2:38 am (8 years ago)

    Yum! I love a good food event. I always enjoy going to an event with chefs showcasing recipes, and then trying them when I get home.

  12. Michellette Green
    January 8, 2016 at 12:19 am (8 years ago)

    This sounds like my ideal event. Chefs you say, sign me up please and thank you. I’m a lover of food and people who make it well. I’ve only been to Charleston once, I would love to come and check it out.

  13. Kelly Hutchinson
    January 7, 2016 at 8:53 pm (8 years ago)

    I have never been to Charleston, but would love to visit. This looks like a really fun event!

  14. Ann at
    January 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm (8 years ago)

    This sounds divine! Need a friend to accompany you?!? 😉 I lived in Charleston in the early 90’s and still love it.

  15. Allison Jones
    January 7, 2016 at 7:50 am (8 years ago)

    I love food and wine festivals! I always try to go to the one in Atlanta but I always miss it for some reason. This sounds like it will be a blast!


    • Demetra Overton
      January 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm (8 years ago)

      I love the food festivals here in Atlanta as well Allison, I always have a good time when I go. This will be my first tie attending Charleston Wine and Food. They have some amazing events lined up.

  16. kita
    January 7, 2016 at 6:27 am (8 years ago)

    You know Charleston is my home lol you didn’t call me so I can get some of my food. I love food it’s one reason why I gotta let some o fit go this year. I eat it way to much!

    • Demetra Overton
      January 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm (8 years ago)

      LOL Kita, so do I. I was in Charleston for Christmas to visit my S.C. family. Things were super hectic over the holidays I totally forgot to let you know I was in town.

  17. Tiff @ Sip The Tea
    January 7, 2016 at 3:35 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve never been to a food festival before. i should look into that

  18. Veronica
    January 7, 2016 at 1:06 am (8 years ago)

    Wine and food festival! sign me up! I love going to these things

  19. Ann Bacciaglia
    January 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm (8 years ago)

    I would love to go to a festival like this. I will have to see if there will be one in my area soon. Looks like you had a great time.

  20. Crystal
    January 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm (8 years ago)

    I need to go to more food festivals! I’m sure it’s so inspiring to be able to sample all of these amazing chefs’ creations and get new ideas. Can’t wait to read more!

  21. Marcie W.
    January 6, 2016 at 12:09 am (8 years ago)

    I love food and wine events and this lineup sounds fantastic. I am a huge rosé fan and would be extremely excited about the brunch as well.

    • Demetra Overton
      January 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm (8 years ago)

      YES! That Brose brunch looks fantastic! I’m super excited about that.

  22. Maureen
    January 6, 2016 at 12:04 am (8 years ago)

    This is an event I would love to attend. It looks like a good time!

  23. Valerie
    January 6, 2016 at 12:03 am (8 years ago)

    What a fun event! This seems like a great time.

  24. Tracey
    January 5, 2016 at 11:12 pm (8 years ago)

    This looks amazing for any foodie! I wish I could hop on a plane and attend.

  25. Toni | Boulder Locavore
    January 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow! This sounds so delish. I love events like this where can taste all the chefs food. Fun!

  26. Liz Mays
    January 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm (8 years ago)

    The Charleston Wine + Food Festival is going to be awesome. I have to talk to my boyfriend about maybe buying some tickets and taking a trip to SC for a couple of days.

    • Demetra Overton
      January 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm (8 years ago)

      It would be a great getaway for you and your boyfriend Liz. Charleston is a very romantic city.

  27. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    January 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm (8 years ago)

    If I lived closer, I would be there in a heartbeat. I love southern food and Charleston has some of the best I have ever eaten.

    • Demetra Overton
      January 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m so glad that I’m pretty close to Charleston (my parents live in S.C.). We visit often, they have some wonderful restaurants.


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