International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach takes over James Beard House to present Thanksgiving Holiday Table 2019
Guests attending this year's Thanksgiving Holiday Table at the renown James Beard House on November 28, will have some Southern flair injected into their traditional meal offerings.
That's because International Culinary Institute of Myrte Beach at Horry Georgetown Technical College chef instructors and students, along with William "Banfi Bill" Whiting of Castello Banfi, Montalcino, Italy, will be preparing an outstanding Thanksgiving tasting with a superb drink pairing.
Nothing beats gathering around the dinner table for the holidays with friends and loved ones. We’ve tapped executive director Joseph Bonaparte and his team from the Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach to host this year’s annual Thanksgiving feast—a festive menu of autumnal delights that is sure to leave you stuffed! -- James Beard Foundation
Below is the menu they'll be perfecting on Thanksgiving.
To see so much of Horry and Georgetown Counties represented in this menu is phenomenal.
Congratulations to all at the ICI on this huge honor.
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'Cooking with Friends' quickly becoming a must-attend on the culinary adventure of Georgetown, South Carolina
If you're a foodie in Georgetown, South Carolina, you know about the culinary adventure it has to offer. But, do you know about "Cooking with Friends" and why it's the must-attend culinary event?
Since the beginning of this year, Friendship Place has been holding the "fun, relaxed" dining experience at Get Carried Away's Cypress Room, space graciously donated by owners Brian and Sassy Carragher Henry. Proceeds go to helping the nonprofit develop and nurture programs aimed at decreasing poverty in our area.
What's fun about Cooking with Friends is seeing local chefs preparing dishes and describing how they can prepare those dishes themselves, with a few secrets withheld. More, these same chefs are laid back, laughing at times, and letting loose. It's not the high-pressured kitchen atmosphere they're accustomed to.
From former South Carolina Chef Ambassador Adam Kirby to Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's 2019 Chef of the Year Danny Smith, great culinary talent has graced the Cypress Room's kitchen to provide divine dishes benefiting a great and worthy cause.
This experience featured renown chefs Penny and Brian Hayes from the DeBordieu Club. Also helping was their sous chef Akeem Wilson.
Penny's She Crab Sipper was more than a sip - and so divine. It was followed by Braised Short Ribs, Autumn Vegetable Slaw, Clemson Blue Cheese and Carolina Sweet Potatoes, and Yankee Cornbread. And, yes, they are from up north, but it's not why the cornbread is called Yankee. And Just when attendees thought it couldn't get any better the evening ended with Beignets with a Charleston Bourbon Drizzle.
Browse through the photos below, and make sure you like and follow the Cooking with Friends Facebook page (click the button at the bottom of the story). It's the only way to stay up to date on future experiences.
And, tickets go fast. So, plan ahead.
Let's talk about tonight.
What a great showcase for Pawleys Island chefs and a huge turnout to benefit a great cause.
The first ever Great Chefs of Pawleys Island Dinner was held at Quigley's II to benefit Friendship Place and the seven-course meal ended in huge applause. People in attendance raved over each dish as it was described and after they devoured it.
Executive Director Charlie Ball and staff couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome.
The brainchild of Frank's and Frank's Outback chef Danny Smith, both he and Ball came together to discuss getting other chefs involved to have a dinner benefit the nonprofit.
As a guest tonight, I can vouch for the success - attention to detail, execution of dishes and teamwork - that transpired.
There are more photos below from tonight's event. Please make sure to click the button below to learn more about Friendship Place and the wonderful work they do.
Chef Danny Smith of Frank's & Frank's Outback won the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's Chef of the Year award today.
This award honors an outstanding culinarian who has demonstrated the highest standard of culinary skills and dedication to advancing the culinary industry along the Grand Strand.
His continuous involvement in charity work with nonprofits like Champion Autism Network and Friendship Place has been very appreciative.
Congratulations on this exceptional achievement.
Are familiar with the "Cooking with Friends" series?
The casual eat-ins benefit Friendship Place, a Christian nonprofit with a focus on "providing a hand-up to move forward in life" and poverty-reducing initiatives.
Now, they'll be having a seven-course meal with local Pawleys Island chefs on November 17.
The "Great Chefs of Pawleys Island Dinner" will feature some great culinary talent with each focusing on a dish to make up seven courses.
This is guaranteed to be an epic culinary event benefiting a great cause.
It will be held at Quigley's Next Door, 251 Willowbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. The event starts at 5 p.m.
To get more info, see the dish offerings and purchase tickets, click the button below.
Are you ready for this year's Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association's Farm to Table event? It's 10 years going strong and there's three new chefs participating for this tasty experience. Let's give you the chefs and where they throw down. You can plan a trip to one of their restaurants to give your taste buds a warm up.
Chad Marshall of US Foods, Danny Smith of Frank's & Frank's Outback, Geoffrey Blount of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, Jamie Daskalis & Courtney Newton of Johnny D's Waffles & Benedicts, Gary Smith of Sea Captain's House, Charif Arabe of Alisa Pub at Legends Resort and Brian Jones of Thoroughbreds will preparing some superb tastings for the attendees.
Make plans to attend. Buy your tickets now.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association at (843) 626-9668 or email@example.com.
Who's got the best meatball? We're going to find out as about nine restaurants compete in the Champion Autism Network "Best of the Beach Balls Challenge" on October 26. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I am honored to announce I have been asked to be a judge at this year's event.
Here's more information. You can visit here for list of competitors.
Local restaurants, food trucks, caterers and home chefs will enter their meatballs to compete for Best Beach Balls.
You can also visit here to see a list of restaurants that participate with Champion Autism Network. These restaurants offer accommodations to those with autism and discounts to CAN members.
Click the photo below to go to the Facebook event page. We'll see you there.
Known as the "The Grand Strand's Premier Culinary Event," the 36th annual Taste of the Town will treat folks to super good food from some of the area's best restaurants. There will also be a few surprises in store, too.
So, mark the date, friends. The Taste of the Town will be held November 5, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Here's some background on the event.
Since 1956, St. Andrew Catholic School has provided students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth with an education of academic excellence that is rooted in faith and love. St. Andrew embraces the community through school-wide service projects, instilling in its students the importance and value of living a life of “service beyond self”.
Visit the website for updates on this year's event and click the button below for the Facebook event page.
We'll see you there.
When: November 5, 2019 4pm-10pm
Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hosting: The area's finest restaurants serving up tapas style
Better Brands' Autumn Ale House and RNDC's Wine Patio
Admission Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the door
Ages 14 & under free
Food Tickets: $1 each (menu items between 1 and 5 tickets)
Parking: Myrtle Beach Convention Center $5 or free parking across the street
Chef Danny Smith takes on seafood challenge at World Food Championships October 16-20 in Dallas, Texas
The practice tastings are done. The prep is complete. The hype is built.
And Chef Danny Smith is still taking it all in.
He's cooking in the seafood category at this year's World Food Championships.
Smith, chef at Frank's and Frank's Outback in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, recently completed a demo on WPDE ABC 15's Amanda Live and a sit-down interview with the station to discuss his journey getting to Dallas, Texas.
Now, Smith and his sous chef Charles (Charlie) Bardo of R'Way Pizza & Family Tavern in Litchfield, South Carolina, will make the drive to Dallas Monday.
With them will be their culinary passion, childhood awe and competitive spirits. They'll also be around some great chefs cooks, too, exposing them to our culinary adventure tastes.
See below some of the tastings we had. Click here for previous story on tastings.
Front Street will be packed full of people on October 19 and 20 this year for the 30th annual Georgetown Boat Show. It's always a festive time, and both locals and tourists come out to enjoy the folks crafting boats under time constraints, seeing the same boats put into the Sampit River and watching whether or not they sink.
And while you are out and about taking in the festivities, you can rest assured knowing there will be plenty of restaurants open to feed you.
If you crave some great Mexcian food, Alfresco's Taqueria & Cantina will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
You can start your day off during the event at Coffee Break Cafe with an awesome breakfast and great coffee. Open both Saturday and Sunday.
And the place that never closes, Buzz's Roost, will be open and serving food and drinks. You can also enjoy a great view of the harbor, too.
And who doesn't love ice cream? Sweeties Homemade Ice Cream and Sweets will be open, selling their creamy and delicious ice cream outside the store.
There will be others open, so make sure you walk the street and look out for them.
We hope you enjoy the annual wooden boat show and the culinary adventure of Front Street while doing so.
Make sure you click the names of those restaurants above. They are hyperlinked to their Facebook pages.
Fall is here! And with that, you now have a spectacular event to plan for.
The 10th annual Farm to Table culinary showcase will be held Sunday, November 3rd, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. It will be held at Thompson Family Farm at Bucksville. It's hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association and presented by US Foods.
You can see photos from 2018's event by clicking here.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association at (843) 626-9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's talk about last night.
Chef Danny Smith of Frank's and Frank's Outback in Pawleys Island held a seven-course practice dinner at Benjamin's Bakery in Surfside to raise funds for his World Food Championships journey to Dallas, Texas, in October.
And if you were there, your taste buds are still thanking you.
Smith is a multiple-award winning chef and is putting our culinary adventure on the national scene. The dishes he and sous chef Charles Bardo created were superb in flavor and presentation.
The best dish of the night was a tie for us. The South Carolina Shrimp Bisque with Creme Fraiche and Ciabatta Bread Croutons and Parmesan Encrusted Flounder, Butter-Poached Carolina Shrimp, Palmetto Farms Stone White Cheddar Grits, Sauteed Beets and Greens and a Carolina Blue Crab Butter Sauce were amazing.
The World Food Championships will be held October 16 through 20. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
Take a look at the photos below - with dish captions - to see what we were very fortunate to taste.
Chef Danny Smith to cook seven-course practice dinner ahead of World Food Championships this Sunday at Benjamin's Bakery
Award-winning Chef Danny Smith of Frank's and Frank's Outback will be competing in the World Food Championships this October in Dallas, Texas, but you can taste the offerings this Sunday!
That's right. The chef will be holding a seven-course practice dinner at Benjamin's Bakery in Surfside Sunday, September 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45. You can visit the event by clicking the button below.
Chef Danny Smith has made it all the way! He will be competing in the World Food Championships October 16-20. There are a lot of expenses involved, so we are helping him to practice, but also raise funds to get him and his team there! In the past we have done the tastings for free, however, this time we will charge $45/person. Included in the cost will be a 7-course meal, water, tea, coffee, cold brew and a bottle of red wine for each table. You may bring your own wine as well. RSVP is necessary. Tickets must be paid for and picked up at least 1 day after calling to reserve your spot. 843-477-1100
Charleston Wine + Food will release tickets for its year-round events and 2020 festival, March 4 - 8, 2020, on August 28th at 8:00 AM on charlestonwineandfood.com. A 48-hour public preview will be available on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 AM.
The 2020 festival marks the 15th anniversary of the organization. Programming will be reflective of this milestone year. “Authenticity, relevance, and growth continue to be questions surrounding our community at large,” says Executive Director Gillian Zettler. “As a nonprofit organization who champions our local hospitality community, we find ourselves in a period of reflection and need for innovation.”
This year’s schedule of events will showcase all that Charleston has to offer with over 120 experiences including Signature Dinners featuring a collaboration between top out-of-town talent with local chefs + restaurants; Excursions rooted in educational storytelling; Hands-on classes including a wellness track + cooking classes; Beverage Workshops featuring wine, beer and spirit tastings; and two days of panel programming designed for participating talent and industry professionals.
“Expect the return of fan favorites and a host of new programming,” Zettler remarks. “Through meaningful storytelling and unparalleled experiences, we continue to show that Charleston Wine + Food is more than just a wine and food festival.”
Year-round programming will include cooking classes, beverage workshops and a sample of industry-focused conversations in the Charleston Wine + Food Test Kitchen, as well as a large Signature Event in the fall. The organization will also release a podcast series beginning in September featuring local, regional, and national podcasts monthly. A limited number of free tickets will be released to the public on Ticket Launch.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Charleston Wine + Food is a cultural entity that champions the region’s unique foodways through world-renowned culinary experiences. Fueled by a contagious passion for the people and places that make Charleston worth celebrating, the annual festival infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March. Charleston Wine + Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Charleston and the Lowcountry's diverse culinary + hospitality community through financial contributions to organizations or persons that directly benefit our local foodways initiatives and strengthen our local community.
People like pancakes. I love pancakes.
You can turn the dial up when you add blueberries. And at Winyah Blueberry Farm's Sixth Annual Pancake Breakfast, that's exactly what happened.
Lots of people came out early to brave the heat not only to enjoy organic blueberries infused in pancakes and sample blueberry desserts from many of our local restaurants, but they did so to support a worthy cause.
The event's proceeds were to benefit Martha's House, a non-profit organization that provides a safe haven and Christian environment as formerly incarcerated women transition into society.
People also were able to pick their own blueberries or have them picked. A portion of all sales went to Martha's House, too.
Perrone's, Frank's and Frank's Outback, Chive Blossom Cafe, Indigo Bakery, Kudzu Bakery, Pawleys Island General Store and Thomas Cafe all donated desserts made with Winyah Blueberry Farm's organic blueberries.
Enjoy the gallery below.