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How to prepare for Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event

Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event

Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event | Photo by @chowchow_avl

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Get ready AVL Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event is just around the corner. Welcoming everyone to the table Sept. 12-15 in Pack Square and beyond, Chow Chow will be full of immersive culinary experiences as well as a place of diversity + community. (Not your average wine + food fest – which is mostly just wine).


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Spearheaded by Chef Katie Button of Cúrate, Chai Pani founder Meherwan Irani, French Broad Chocolate Lounge’s Jael Rattigan + a board of local culinary experts, the goal is to have guests experience food from an educational, historic + cultural perspective all while enjoying the atmosphere of Asheville. See the full list of chefs, makers, artists, writers + more here. Charleston Wine + Food Festival founder Angel Postell will be the event director and Asheville Event Co.’s Melissa Porter will be the on-the-ground manager to insure all the things happen.

So you’re probably wondering… Why Chow Chow? The Appalachian vegetable-based slaw has been around for generations (read about its history here), and in the spirit of this Southern condiment, this 501c3 non-profit culinary event will celebrate the uniqueness of food + community in soul-nourishing way.


The 2019 schedule is now live and includes events ranging from a Food Truck Rodeo, Makers Market, workshops + seminars, plus a Farm Trot, Sips & Sun Salutations, Pickled in the Park Grand Tasting, and so. much. more.


Tickets are on sale now with a variety of ticket options. Each event is ticketed separately (prices from $15 to $130) and a VIP ticket is $2,000.

Get Involved

And, there is still time if you want to get involved (volunteer, sponsor, donate, sell, promotions, etc.). Chow Chow will need hundreds of volunteers, so this is a great way to experience the weekend-long festival. Bonus: They are recruiting food trucks for the Food Truck Rodeo – email angel@chowchowasheville for more information on participating.


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