Mar 5, 2024 - Food and Drink

11 Charlotte chefs participating in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival attendees in the Culinary Village at Riverfront Park on March 5, 2021. Photo: Cameron Pollack for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Eleven local chefs will represent Charlotte at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival this month.

Why it matters: It's one of the biggest food festivals in the Southeast, featuring dozens of chefs, wine pros, farmers and artists.

Catch up quick: The Charleston Wine + Food Festival takes place March 6-10 across the foodie city, including in the Charleston Peninsula, North Charleston, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island and beyond.

  • Tickets for the various events are sold à la carte and start at $125.

Here are the 11 local chefs representing Charlotte at this year's festival:

Adjoa Courtney — Chef Joya, a renowned celebrity chef, is the author of five vegan cookbooks. She will be at The Smokeshow on Saturday, March 5, and The Finale on Sunday, March 10.

Andres Kaifer — Chef Andres is the owner of the popular Charlotte restaurant Customshop. He will be cooking at ¡Sabor: A Taste of Spain! on Saturday, March 9, and at the Culinary Village on Sunday, March 10.

Blake Nolen — Chef Blake is a Charlotte native and executive chef at SupperClub SouthEnd. You can find him at the Culinary Village on Saturday and Sunday.

Chris Coleman — The native Charlottean and founder of Built on Hospitality Restaurants (The Goodyear House, The McNinch House and Haymaker, among others) has been participating in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival since 2015. You can find him at ¡Sabor: A Taste of Spain! on Saturday and the Culinary Village on Sunday.

Chris Rogienski — Chef Chris is the executive chef at Supperland, one of Charlotte's best restaurants. He'll be at the Kingstide Supper Club on Friday, March 8.

Corey Jones — The owner of Mad Dash, located inside The Market @ 7th, chef Corey specializes in gourmet sandwiches and tacos, along with loaded street-style fresh-cut fries. Find him at "Street Eats" on Friday and "The Day Party" on Sunday.

Daryl Cooper II and Oscar Johnson — The co-owners and chefs of Jimmy Pearls Chesapeake Kitchen recently received semifinalist nominations for Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. They'll be at the "Shucked" event on Friday and "The Day Party" on Sunday.

Greg Williams and Jamie Barnes — The co-owners and chefs of What The Fries are known for serving Charlotte's best loaded fries. Find them at "The Day Party" on Sunday.

Reyaña Radcliff — Chef and owner of local catering company Your Braisen Chef, LLC, Radcliff is a personal chef, special events chef and culinary consultant. You may have spotted her at the Bayhaven Food and Wine Festival. She'll be at the Culinary Village on Saturday and "The Day Party" on Sunday.

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