2020 Signature Events

Festival Overview

Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event, presented by Kimpton Hotel Arras, celebrates the area’s unique community of makers, each adding singular ingredients to the city’s recipe for its culturally diverse culinary identity. From nationally recognized chefs such as Jose Andres, Katie Button, Ashley Christensen, and Vivian Howard to multi-generational farmers and millers, bakers, potters, weavers, and brewers, Chow Chow shines a light on the ancient creative spirit of the region that continues to make the Blue Ridge Mountains a delicious place to taste, to see, to explore and to experience through immersive culinary experiences.

Discover the alluring alchemy of mountain traditions, heirloom ingredients, and urban energy that inspire the James Beard-nominated chefs, sustainable farmers, innovative brewers, talented artisans, and knowledgeable foragers who commune at Asheville’s collaborative table.

MANNA FoodBank

Pack for Kids Program

We hope you consider adding a donation!

Manna Packs for KidsWhen you buy a ticket to Chow Chow events, we hope you will consider making a donation to our 2019 Charity MANNA FoodBank! All donations will be given directly to MANNA's Packs for Kids program.

MANNA FoodBank fills plates for 100,000+ people facing hunger in WNC every year – including 1 in 4 children. Just $12 can provide a child with a pack of food for every weekend for a month, when they are away from free school meals and facing an empty kitchen at home.

To learn more, visit MANNA's website

2020 Schedule Coming Soon

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WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Learn more about the vision and mission of 501(C3) non-profit, Chow Chow. 

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Makers + Talent

From nationally recognized chefs to multi-generational farmers to millers, bakers, potters, weavers, and brewers, Chow Chow shines a light on the ancient creative spirit of the region.

Meet the Makers

Plan Your Trip

This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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