From the Kitchen to the Community

If you’ve ever eaten at any of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s many restaurants, you know how amazing our chefs are. But our chefs don’t just do amazing work in their own kitchens; they work hard year-round to go out and give back to the community outside of Kiawah, from donating proceeds to charity to preparing culinary presentations across the state. Below, you will find a list of our incredible chefs’ fall culinary outreach events.

August 24th: Guerrilla Cuisine

Guerrilla Cuisine is Charleston’s first underground supper club, featuring Chef Ryley McGillis of Jasmine Porch, Chef Jonathan Williams of Tomasso, Chef Matthew Fitzgerald of Sanctuary Banquets and Chef Remy Funfrock of Pastry. This BYOB event will allow you to experience local fine cuisine, great music, and the best of Charleston art – all while benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, check out click here.

September 19th: euphoria

Featuring domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists, this Greenville, SC, festival has become an annual treat. This year, look for Kiawah’s own Chef Ryley McGillis of Jasmine Porch and Chef Jonathan Banta of Atlantic Room at the Friday night event Taste of the South, a VIP opportunity to experience offerings from some of Charleston and Asheville’s top chefs! For more information, head to euphoria’s website.

September 21st: Carolina Green Fair

Held at James Island County Park, the Carolina Green Fair works to create excitement and enthusiasm for green practices, products, services, and technologies. Chef Jonathan Williams from Tomasso and Chef Jason Cote from Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House will be featured at the mini Dirt Fair, spotlighting Lowcountry food with Cooking Demos presenting our local agriculture.For information regarding the event, check out their website.

September 28th: Taste of Charleston

The Southern Living Taste of Charleston, hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is a 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by 50 of Charleston’s restaurants. Kiawah has participated in this event for the past five years, and this year you can look for Jasmine Porch’s Chef Ryley McGillis and Ocean Room’s Chef Jason Rheinwald. For more information on the event, and to see a list of the charities the event benefits, check out their website.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Jasmine Porch, The Ocean Room, and The Atlantic Room will be donating $3 for every salmon dish and $1 for every sparkling rosé ordered throughout the month of October to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Join us as we paint the island pink!

Atlantic Room Salmon Dish

October 2nd: Charleston Signature Chefs Auction

This black-tie optional gala features culinary presentations and tastings from local chefs, as well as both live and silent auctions. Proceeds will all be donated to March of Dimes. 14 chefs will be present at the event, including Chef Jason Rheinwald of The Ocean Room and Chef Jonathan Banta of Atlantic Room. For more information, check out the website here.

November 27th: Thanksgiving Donation to Lowcountry Food Bank

Kiawah will be donating $1 for every adult meal ordered at The Sanctuary’s Grand Oaks Ballroom Thanksgiving Feast, Jasmine Porch, The Atlantic Room, and The Ocean Room to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

**Save the Date: Gourmet & Grapes

Kiawah’s annual weekend-long event benefitting MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center will be held February 6-8. This unparalleled event that couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries is a can’t-miss event, so mark it in your calendars now! For more information, please go to the Gourmet & Grapes website.

 For a schedule of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s August events, click here.


Written by Kayla Brennan