June 15, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Charleston Wine + Food items returns with free of charge occasions, F&B inclusivity

Charleston Wine + Food items (W+F) returns this weekend for one more 12 months of indulging in fantastic nearby meals and drinks, as very well as discovering the enormous expertise the area’s field has to supply. The competition took a crack in 2021 but returned in a large way final calendar year with a revamped and relocated Culinary Village that moved from downtown to Riverfront Park, involved absolutely free spouse and children occasions and had an extensive record of specific dinners and cooks. 

Maute Smith

Previous 12 months also observed a modify of leadership. Longtime W+F Director Gillian Zettler introduced her departure right after the festival’s return, primary to communications director Alyssa Maute Smith performing as interim executive director.

Maute Smith formally took the helm as executive director in January, and underneath her management, W+F is emphasizing its emphasis on residents, the food items and beverage (F&B) community and industry experts in hospitality. This new course is seen in the members, as effectively as the programming and exclusive community-centered activities like the very first-ever Street Fest with the City of Charleston and a new partnership with Charleston County School District, Maute Smith said. 

Revamped Culinary Village

Final 12 months noticed the relocation of the event’s Culinary Village from Marion Square to Riverfront Park with a bigger established up and absolutely free accessibility to a food truck rodeo just outside the entrance. 

This 12 months, the Culinary Village is receiving a further facelift by splitting into 4 “neighborhoods,” Maute Smith stated. These neighborhoods in various sections of Riverfront Park spotlight distinctive delicacies kinds, she included.