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).
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.
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.