'Sunday Brunch Sessions' to start March 2021, featuring culinary stars from Georgetown and elsewhere
A concept discussed last year with a few people is finally seeing the light of day starting in March 2021.
Georgetown Foodland's own Jamie Sanderson plans to launch "Sunday Brunch Sessions" at Root. located at 919 Front Street in Georgetown. The official start date hasn't been announced just yet.
The show will be livestreamed and will feature culinary stars from Georgetown County and elsewhere. The focus, however, is to spotlight the homegrown talent we have locally.
"This venture is meant to be something our local chefs and restaurant owners can count on to get their message out, let people hear, feel and see their passion. Unscripted, unedited. "
Sanderson says he welcomes others from outside Georgetown, too.
"There are chefs and owners out there I've met that I have built strong bonds with. I want them part of this, too. It'd be fun to have national chefs stop and say, hey, what's that in Georgetown? I'd like to be part of that."
Root is owned by Jimmy Hildebrandt and was excited to be part of it. Late last year, he hosted the first-ever mystery chef dinner concept Sanderson planned. That caught the attention of news outlets across the area. That concept will start again this year, too.
"I hope chefs see this and reach out to be part of it. It's being done for them. I must say, again, these chefs and owners have earned it. No need to beg or constantly ask and not get a response. If you want t be on, then make it work on your end. We'll shore up dates and look forward to your arrival."
The plot for the show is simple. Sanderson and the featured guest will be sitting at one of the spacious booths in the restaurant, promptly at 10 a.m., when brunch starts on Sundays. There may be a crowd, maybe not. They'll talk about culinary industry news, their dishes, their restaurant, their thoughts on the pandemic and the effect on business, etc. Root's own Jesse Goguen, the executive chef, will prepare a dish for them to try. They'll talk about it and call it a day.
"These first shows might be fast. But, it's about establishing a foundation. Having a baseline, a benchmark, to look at and expand on. I hope we'll see fans of these chefs and owners come for brunch and watch the show from the inside, and eat it up Georgetown here at Root."
Sanderson has created a teaser video to garner interest.
Recently, Sanderson put together the first-ever Restaurant Showcase Week for Georgetown County. He heard back from a few participants who said it was the best business they'd seen in years. He was asked by The MarshWalk of Murrells Inlet to help kick off their first-ever restaurant week for the first week of March.