Our Members

Amalia ScatenaAmalia Scatena

Cannon Green

Andrea LimehouseAndrea Limehouse

Limehouse Produce

Angel PostellAngel Postell

Home Team PR

Ann MarshallAnn Marshall

High Wire Distillery

Anne SemmesAnne Semmes

Freelance Food Writer/Editor

Annie Byrd HamnettAnnie Byrd Hamnett

Byrd House PR

Belinda Smith-SullivanBelinda Smith-Sullivan

Chef Belinda Spices

Beth PriceBeth Price

Leite's Culinaria

Cappie PeeteCappie Peete

Neighborhood Dining Group

Carly PaumeCarly Paume

Christophe's Chocolatier

Carol RiceCarol Rice

Charleston Tea Plantation

Carrie MoreyCarrie Morey

Callie's Biscuits & Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Cassondra Hall-BusheyCassondra Hall-Bushey


Celeste AlbersCeleste Albers

Green Grocer Farm

Celia CerasoliCelia Cerasoli

Owner/Chef, Celia's of Charleston

Danielle WeckslerDanielle Wecksler

Freelance Chef Instructor

Deidre SchipaniDeidre Schipani

Post and Courier Food Writer

Devany Vickery DavidsonDevany Vickery Davidson

Freelance Food Writer/Blogger, photographer Manager of the Spice and Tea Exchange of Charleston. Website: www.Sassy-Spoon.com

Donna GustafsonDonna Gustafson

Freelance Chef Instructor/Caterer

Elizabeth BeakElizabeth Beak

Crop Up

Emma Lesesne-BoothEmma Lesesne-Booth

Duvall Catering

Faye GoodingFaye Gooding

Le Creuset

Gillian ZettlerGillian Zettler

Charleston Wine and Food

Gina StoufferGina Stouffer

Lou Hammond and Associates

Hanna RaskinHanna Raskin

Post and Courier Food Writer

Holly HerrickHolly Herrick

Cookbook Author

Jacqueline OrakJacqueline Orak

Fish Restaurant

Jamee HaleyJamee Haley

Lowcountry Local First

Jeanne DeCamillaJeanne DeCamilla

Olinda Olives

Jen KulickJen Kulick

Tattooed Moose and Voodoo Lounge

Jennifer GoldmanJennifer Goldman

Patrick Properties Hospitality Group

Jenny DiBenedettoJenny DiBenedetto


Jessica MischnerJessica Mischner

Garden and Gun

Jil MathiasJil Mathias

Chez Nous

Kate ConnorKate Connor

Kate started in New York City with independent film production, Journeyman Films, which led her to Los Angeles to work for the President of Creative Artist Agency. After teaching celebrities how to drive their Prius’, she decided not to pursue the business side of film production and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu to get her culinary degree (instead of going to law school as her mother preferred). Since that point, culinary has been the focal point of everything she does; from owning her own catering company in Texas, to running events for Sundance film in Park City Utah, from starting the culinary publication, The Local Palate, to managing accounts for The Reynolds Group PR, Kate has been steeped in the culinary world. As the editor and chief of the magazine, Kate met culinary writers and photographers throughout the country, launched opening events in several cities, directed photo shoots in varying settings, stylized and tested food recipes from numerous chefs and ran the editorial and artistic direction of the publication. Oh, and she ate inordinate amounts of fried chicken and porks of all variations. When she’s not cooking up a feast for friends, you can find Kate with her family at Seabrook, enjoying the beach or a gin and tonic on the dock.

Katherine FrankstoneKatherine Frankstone

Grey Ghost Bakery

Kelly FranzKelly Franz


Kelly WilsonKelly Wilson

Culinary Institute of Charleston

Kerry MarhefkaKerry Marhefka

Abundant Seafood

Kim AlexanderKim Alexander

Garden and Gun

Kim OrtegoKim Ortego

Lowcountry Food Bank

Lauren MittererLauren Mitterer

Wild Flour Pastry

Libba OsborneLibba Osborne

Leap Frog PR

Lisa BrophyLisa Brophy

Grassroots Wine

Lisa BurnettLisa Burnett

Le Creuset

Lisa BuzzelliLisa Buzzelli

Culinary Institute of Charleston

Liz BaconLiz Bacon

Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Lou HammondLou Hammond

Lou Hammond PR

Maggie KennedyMaggie Kennedy

Garden and Gun

Maggie WhiteMaggie White

The Local Palate

Marie StittMarie Stitt

Grassroots Wine

Marilyn MarkelMarilyn Markel

Southern Season

Marion SullivanMarion Sullivan

Culinary Institute of Charleston

Martha TeischnerMartha Teischner

CBS News

Mary ReynoldsMary Reynolds

The Reynolds Group

Mary ZapatkaMary Zapatka

Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Melissa CleggMelissa Clegg

Last Resort & Grill

Michelle WeaverMichelle Weaver

Charleston Grill

Nancie McDermottNancie McDermott

Cookbook Author / Chef Instructor

Nathalie DupreeNathalie Dupree

Grande Dame Recipient / TV Show Host / Cookbook Author / Freelance Food Writer

Nicki RootNicki Root

Grassroots Wine

Paige CronePaige Crone

American Cancer Society

Patricia AgnewPatricia Agnew

Culinary Institute of Charleston

Rhonda DunningRhonda Dunning

Art Institute of Charleston

Sara ClowSara Clow

Grow Food Carolina

Sarah GrahamSarah Graham

Southern Season

Sarah OKelleySarah OKelley

Freelance Chef / Wine Professional

Stephanie BarnaStephanie Barna

Home Team PR

Susan SlackSusan Slack

Freelance Food Writer / Chef Instructor

Susan WigleySusan Wigley

Freelance Chef Instructor

Tanya GurrieriTanya Gurrieri

Salt House Catering

Teresa TaylorTeresa Taylor

Post and Courier Food Writer

Vonda FreemanVonda Freeman

Indigo Road Hospitality Group