This charity driven event is a part of the weekend festivities, Taste of Charleston, supported by Southern Living magazine. All tickets included hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer. The food was fabulous. I was amazed that so many people had traveled to South Carolina specifically to attend this event. This is a "don't miss" event, I'll be there again next year.
preparing the "living" cake
smile and prepare to stand for 5 hours
one of many delicious appetizers, red bean cake
sampling of food prepared during the competition
the most amazing kitchen
Chefs Matthew Neissner of Halls Chophouse and 82 Queen's Steven Lusby take home the trophy
competitors were Tomelex Copeland of Red's Icehouse and Pearlz Oyster Bar's Victoria Neikirk