November 4-5, 2017


Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, November 4, 2016
6:00pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:00pm Dinner

The Cedar Room
701 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Cocktail Attire
Click here for ticket information

Featuring a menu created by
Dan Barber
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Dan Barber
Blue Hill at Stone Barns,
Pocantico Hills, NY
Sean Brock
Local Star
James Beard Award Winner
Sean Brock
Husk, Charleston
Katy Keefe
Pastry Chef
Katy Keefe
McCrady’s, Charleston
Jeremiah Bacon
Host Chef
Jeremiah Bacon
The Macintosh, Charleston
Mitchell Davis
Guest Emcee
Mitchell Davis
Executive Vice President,
James Beard Foundation
Reception will feature tastings by
Jill Mathias
Jill Mathias
Chez Nous, Charleston
Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell
Culinary Institute of Charleston, Charleston
Ken Vedrinski
Ken Vedrinski
Trattoria Lucca, Charleston
Michelle Weaver
Michelle Weaver
Charleston Grill, Charleston

Will Copenhaver, Director of Marketing Communications, Le Creuset
Randall Goldman, Charleston Restaurant Association
Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO, MediaLink; Trustee, James Beard Foundation
Steve Palmer, Managing Partner, The Indigo Road
Angel Postell, Home Team PR and Events
Kimberly Powell, Owner, Woodhouse Day Spa

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Charleston’s finest chefs. Then you'll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Dan Barber and Local Star Sean Brock. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience with a menu devoted to the theme of food waste and reuse.

As chef Barber outlined in his book, The Third Plate, he is passionate about a new way of eating for the future—one that incorporates underutilized crops and cuts of meat in order to support the long-term health of the land—and looks to chefs as pioneers in this cultural shift. This dinner will celebrate what chefs do every day in their kitchens (and what peasant cooking has done for thousands of years): creating something delicious out of the ignored or uncoveted and inspiring new applications for the overlooked byproducts of our food system.

Click here for tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Charleston, please contact Lacey Outten at lacey.outten@phase3mc.com or 843.722.5908.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2017, local culinary students are invited to apply through Click here to reserve tickets, or for more information on the events or local sponsorship in Charleston, please contact Julia Baker at Julia.Baker@phase3mc.com or 404-367-9898 x612.

Local Partners:

Le Creuset

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Le Creuset

116 Ripley Point Dr.
Charleston, SC 29407

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

Check back soon for further updates!

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