A picture-perfect day welcomed hundreds of people to Island Bar & Grill in Pawleys Island for the 8th Annual Chili Cookoff, presented by Midway Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3617.
The event raises money to benefit a local child through Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Judge's Choice Winner was Coastal Staffing Services, represented as "JiJi's Chili" at the event.
An emotional, happy Jina Irene Skiles walked from the patio area to the parking lot with the prestigious pot trophy.
People's Choice winner was Rustic Table. Chef Adam Kirby literally worked from the ground up as he waited on tables to set up his area. He was telling attendees it was his "20-minute chili" and people were loving it.
Here's the complete list of winners:
1st: Coastal Staffing Services LLC (JiJi's Chili)
2nd: Weichert Realtors Southern-Coast
1st: Rustic Table
2nd: PoBoys Discount
3rd: Hanser House Restaurant
Public Safety Division:
1st Place: Axemen
(Winner Takes All)
Thanks to all who participated and to the people who came out to this epic event.
Something exciting is coming to the City of Georgetown. And you'll love the name.
Winyah Bay Brewing Company.
Yup, that's right. The city will have a brewery - and it'll be located in a great restaurant, Buzzs Roost.
Not only will you be able to get locally crafted beers, like Pineapple White Ale (which is super smooth and went so well with that Smokehouse Burger), but you'll be able to enjoy some pretty tasty food, too.
Take a look at the video below for more details. People are invited to come out March 14 to enjoy the official reveal and some great beer.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association will host its 14th Annual Trio Dinner presented by Inland Seafood at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.
The Trio Dinner is the culmination of a culinary arts mentorship program that pairs a professional chef with two students, one in high school and one in college. Each trio will showcase its unique cuisine at the Trio Dinner. Along with excellent fare, the event includes hors d’oeuvres by Grand Strand Provisions, a cocktail bar, live entertainment and a silent auction benefiting hospitality educational programming.
High school students participating in the mentorship program are from the Academy for Technology and Academics. This magnet school receives students from throughout Horry County, who have an opportunity to sample hospitality courses including culinary arts in the middle and early high school years. The college students completing the trio are from the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
The Trio Dinner’s purpose is to support and promote the hospitality industry’s culinary arts profession and to give each student real-world experience in creating an original dish with the guidance of an executive chef. This event is very important to the Grand Strand culinary arts programs. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to MBAHA scholarship funds directed to Hospitality and Culinary education.
Committed Chefs at this time include: Geoffrey Blount, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; Jamie Daskalis, Johnny D’s Waffles & Benedicts; Danny Smith, Fire & Smoke Gastropub; Charif Arabe, Ailsa Pub at Legends Resort; Matt Montandon, Crown Reef Resort; William Twaler, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; Byron Bondoc, Waterscapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes; and Chen Sridet, Black Thai.
In addition to creating wonderful dishes and working with students, chefs will have the opportunity to enter one dish to be judged for the “Best Dish” and “People’s Choice” awards. Knowing chefs are as competitive as they are creative, this allows participating chefs to show off their skills and be recognized for it. We will have a combination of celebrity judges and local American Culinary Federation judges for the event.
For more information, call (843) 626-9668.
Opening Ceremony to celebrate Charleston Wine + Food’s 15th festival with culinary awards + champagne sabering
Charleston, S.C.- Charleston Wine + Food will kick off the organization’s annual festival by welcoming guests to Marion Square for its Opening Ceremony to be held Wednesday, March 4 at 12:00 PM.
The Ceremony will commence with remarks from Mayor John Tecklenburg to welcome festival-goers to the Lowcountry for Charleston Wine + Food’s 15th festival. Tecklenburg will be followed by Board Chair Steve Palmer and Executive Director Gillian Zettler.
The Opening Ceremony will also feature the presentation of awards to the festival’s honorees. Awards to be given include: Outstanding Beverage Contribution, the Frank Stitt National Chef Award, the Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award, and the Marc Collins Chef Award. Additionally, Charleston Wine + Food will recognize scholarship recipients from the College of Charleston and the organization’s partnership with the local nonprofit, One80 Place Training, who will receive an award for community engagement and philanthropy.
The ceremony will be capped off with a traditional champagne sabering as Executive Director Gillian Zettler officially kicks off the 15th installment of Charleston Wine + Food.
The Opening Ceremony will begin Wednesday, March 4, at 12:00 P.M. in Marion Square and is open to the public. No ticket purchase necessary.