Even if you’ve attended the Charleston Wine + Food Festival every year since the event’s creation, there are still plenty of chances this time around to taste food unlike anything you’ve sampled before. Here is a list of the guest chefs making their festival debut (and if you’re wondering how to buddy up to them successfully, check out Mike Lata’s tips for meeting chefs, printed in today’s print section):
Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, New York City and Portland
Brett Cooper, Outerlands, San Francisco
Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston
Chris Hall, Local Three, Atlanta
Chris Lusk, Restaurant Revolution, New Orleans
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem Restaurant, Kansas City
David Santos, Louro, New York City
Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore.
Jay Swift, 4th & Swift, Atlanta
Jenna Hodges, Colt & Gray, Denver
Jimmy Bannos, The Purple Pig, Chicago
Joanne Chang, Flour, Boston
Jonathan Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles
Justin Smillie, Il Buco Alimentari, New York City
Justin Burdett, Ruka’s Table, Highlands, N.C.
Kyle Knall, Maysville, New York City
Lionel Vatinet, La Farm, Cary, N.C.
Mark Stark, Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Matt Danzer and Ann Redding, Uncle Boon’s, New York City
Matt McCallister, FT33, Dallas
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Michael Toscano, Perla, New York City
Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate, Chicago
Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Patrick Long, The Green Room, Greenville
Tyler Williams, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta