Restructured and reimagined, we are excited to be hosting a Summer of Chow Chow with in-person, limited capacity signature culinary events occurring June 27 -September 26, 2021, as well as a corresponding virtual program series. Our schedule of 2021 programming includes immersive, meaningful, and educational events that celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of Southern Appalachia, while fostering dialogue about issues that impact our community including racial justice, climate change, and food justice. Join us as we come together over things we can’t live without.

2021 Schedule

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

From sofrito to "soccarat" (those delicious crispy bits!), Chef Katie Button of Cúrate: Tapas Bar, La Bodega, Wine Club and Trips will guide virtual guests through the timeless process...

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

No matter your space, you can grow fresh produce! Join Tamarya Sims, with Soulfull Simone Farm and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm to learn about different container...

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. Community Supported Agriculture is a model...

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Franny's Farm | 22 Franny's Farm Road, Leicester, NC 28748

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment. Join Chow...

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

Learn to add a special touch to your dinner or cocktail napkins with an embroidery demonstration and class with Echoview Fiber Mill. Attendees will also learn about natural dyes, including dyes that...

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment. Explore the...

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery | 29 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites  This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. Let’s re-store carbon on local...

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Grove Arcade | 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 small tapas dishes for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. Diaspora speaks to the...

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm | 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. The forests of Appalachia can host an...

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Location: Jettie Rae's Oyster House | 143 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Seated - Small Plates & Drinks This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 small plates for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. Dive in with us for...

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Yesterday Spaces | 305 Sluder Branch Road, Leicester, NC 28748

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Brunch with Paired Beverage This event will feature a cocktail hour and three course brunch, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment. ...

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

A fun virtual cook-along event! Join Chef J Chong of J. Chong Eats for a live Cantonese cooking demonstration. You will receive a market-inspired recipe and shopping list in advance. Shop at your...

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious dishes for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. Opened in 1948 by Fred...

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Peace Gardens & Market | Bryant Street, Asheville, NC 28806

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples. The past, present, and future of...

Sunday, September 26, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment.  Food...

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $75 per person - SOLD OUT

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks More than one third of all LGBTQ Americans live in the South. Join us for a drag brunch celebration of Appalachian Pride and a hopeful look into a world in which the...

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Salvage Station | 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks: 15 mouth-watering dishes to savor!! Savor the authentic sights, aromas, and flavors inspired by open-air food markets at Sobremesa. Markets, which dot...

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 5:00-9:00 PM

Location: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm | 1069 Olivette Road, Asheville, NC 28804

Price: $200 per person - SOLD OUT

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage Unwind and experience an inventive five-course dinner in an open air pavilion at a historic farm along the French Broad River. Cross the wide...

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks: 15 dishes to savor - see the MENU! Listen to bluegrass music and watch the sun set over the mountains during this rooftop event that celebrates a versatile...

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: The Foundry Hotel | 51 South Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person - LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks - see the MENU! (Pescatarian friendly) A true taste of wild Appalachia! Gather with us in downtown Asheville for this forage-to-table event featuring...

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Forestry Camp | 10 Shady Oak Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage - see the MENU! This unique and immersive pasture-to-table event features an unforgettable five-course meal with paired beverages, live-fire...

Chow Chow will follow all state and federal mandates related to COVID-19 as directed by the CDC. We will be monitoring all updates and each event will reflect the latest updates by these agencies, and will be communicated via email to all participants prior to each event. As of June 8, 2021, masks will be optional for all fully vaccinated individuals participating in the events, and will be strongly encouraged for all unvaccinated participants. If you are vaccinated and feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are welcome to do so. However, if a venue has a stricter mask policy in place, that will be communicated to participants in advance via email. See here for FAQs.

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