Kristen is a veteran of the food and wine business, spending many years working in restaurants as well as retail. Her love of wine blossomed when she found herself attending college in Portland Oregon where she was surround by top notch cuisine and world class vineyards. After returning to her home state of North Carolina, she continues her passion searching for the perfect food and wine pairing at De Maison Selections.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
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.
Learn more about the vision and values that guide Chow Chow's work to celebrate and enrich the foodways of Southern Appalachia.