SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024

Experience culinary excellence at the first-ever Food & Wine Classic in Charleston!

This landmark three-day celebration, presented by Food & Wine in collaboration with Southern Living and Travel + Leisure, will feature a taste of Charleston like never before:

50+ Celebrity Chef Demos, Wine Seminars, and Panels:

Learn how to be a better cook and taste Charleston’s legendary ingredients with some of the country’s most iconic chefs. Sip world-class wines and level up your beverage game with pairing and pouring tips from national wine, beer, and spirits experts.

100+ Wines, Spirits, and Foods in the Grand Tasting Pavilion

Step into the luxurious 19,000-square-foot tented Grand Tasting Pavilion, the centerpiece of our weekend event. There, you'll enjoy four exclusive sessions for two hours each, tasting local and global wines, spirits, gourmet foods from acclaimed chefs, and more.

Access to Exclusive Events

In addition to our main events, guests will be able to enjoy a series of intimate experiences from the editors of Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Travel + Leisure, to be announced soon. These exclusive offerings (and more!) are detailed below and will be available for individual purchase to passholders only.


We're excited to announce an outstanding lineup of local and national talent for the 2024 Food & Wine Classic in Charleston. Please check back as we continue to add more top-tier names to this list.

Tyler Florence

TV Host, Chef, & Podcast Host

Maneet Chauhan

Chef, Author, & TV Personality

Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality & Chef

CJ McCollum

Professional Athlete & Winemaker

Claudette Zepeda

Celebrity Chef & Culinary Entrepreneur

Mike Lata

Chef/Co-Owner, FIG & The Ordinary

Carrie Morey

Author & Founder, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Alexander Smalls

Chef, Author, & Restaurateur

Jacqui Gifford

Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure

Wanda Mann

Editor, The SOMM Journal & Tasting Panel

John Lewis

Pitmaster, Lewis Barbecue & Rancho Lewis

Erika Council

Author, Chef/Owner, Bomb Biscuit Co.

Nate Ganapathi

Whiskey Expert, Critic & Collector

Stephanie Izard

Chef, Television Personality & Author

Edward Lee

Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Sid Evans

Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living

Hunter Lewis

Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine

Roy Milner

Beverage & Hospitality Entrepreneur

Matt Conway

Sommelier/Owner, The Tippling House

Erica Blaire

Champion Pitmaster & Sommelier

Sean Brock

Chef & Restaurateur

Johnny Caldwell & Taneka Reaves

Co-Founders, Cocktail Bandits

Justin Chapple

Culinary Director-at-Large, Food & Wine

Anthony Giglio

Sommelier & Author

Bethany Heinze

Co-Owner & Beverage Director, Vern's

Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

James London

Chef/Owner, Chubby Fish

Ann Marshall & Scott Blackwell

Co-Founders, High Wire Distillery Co.

Amanda McCrossin

Sommelier, Wine Personality, Podcast host

Megan Mina

Restaurant Director, Easton Porter Group

Femi Oyediran

Sommelier & Co-Owner, Graft Wine Shop

Leslie Sbrocco

Author & TV Host

Caleb Silver

Editor-in-Chief, Investopedia

Jason Stanhope

Executive Chef, Lowland, & The Quinte

Erick Williams

Chef & Founder, Virtue Hospitality Group

Miles White

Sommelier & Co-Owner, Graft Wine Shop

Brooke Williamson

LA Chef & Restaurateur

Tamron Hall

Television Host, Executive Producer, Veteran Journalist and Bestselling Author

Lish Steiling

Culinary Producer, Chef, and Co-Founder, The Taste Curators

Rodney Scott

Pitmaster, Founder, Rodney Scott's BBQ

In addition to our main events, guests can enjoy any of the following intimate experiences and more with Ă  la carte tickets.

In addition to our main events, guests can enjoy any of the following intimate experiences and more with Ă  la carte tickets.

Dine Around Charleston

Indulge in a series of one-night-only dining experiences in Charleston, curated by Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis, to support the local restaurant community. The series will bring together esteemed local talent and nationally recognized chefs through multi-course menus paired with premium wines and cocktails, all set in world-renowned restaurants like FIG, 82 Queen, and more.

Passport To Charleston

Experience the city like a local with unique excursions, curated by Editor-in-Chief Jacqui Gifford. Stroll along some of Charleston’s most historic streets on an exclusive shopping tour, and visit local boutiques like Madison Mathews and M. Dumas & Sons. Or, dive into the city's coastal charm with a crabbing expedition on the Ashley River and cooking class with one of Charleston’s top chefs, followed by an intimate luncheon.

Lowcountry Tailgate

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Southern college football tailgate, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans, at Kiawah River, the site of Southern Living’s 2024 Idea House. Enjoy a perfect mix of Lowcountry traditions, exceptional Southern BBQ, and world-class cocktails in a stunning waterside location. Take advantage of exclusive house tours available at the Idea House. Special appearances by celebrity Chef Tyler Florence, Pitmasters John Lewis and Rodney Scott, and musical guest Boy Named Banjo.

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Food & Wine Classic in Charleston