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South CarolinaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Great southern cooking and cuisine is part of the charm of South Carolina. On a cooking vacation to South Carolina, you’ll delight in the variety and diversity of South Carolina cuisine, from BBQ to Gullah favorites to Charleston’s world-famous she crab soup. The South Carolina traveler will discover and savor one incredible dining experience after another, from little out-of-the-way places and timeless roadside diners to elegant dining rooms and unforgettable oceanfront restaurants. No matter what your tastes, a South Carolina cooking vacation will leave you hungry for more. This is authentic southern cooking at its best!

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Charleston Epicurean Escape
As one of the East Coast’s most picturesque cities, Charleston is best known for its antebellum row houses, beautiful waterfront, southern hospitality and fabulous Lowcountry cuisine. While you’ll find a bounty of epicurean options to explore during this special getaway, what may surprise you is the wealth of culinary talent to be found in this historic port city. Come discover the energy, the refinement and the cuisine of this distinctively southern destination.
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Charleston, South Carolina
High Cotton in Lowcountry
Nestled in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, relax in luxury boutique hotel accommodations. Enjoy the Charleston culinary scene where you'll dine in one of city's most sophisticated restaurants, discover the secrets of Lowcountry cuisine in a hands-on class and taste your way through the historic city in a guided foodie tour.
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Charleston, South Carolina

— South Carolina Cooking Schools —

Classic Caterers and Rent-a-Chef
Charleston 1-877-226-1107 website »
Cooking Classes for families or friends and Team-Building Corporate functions; work collectively as teams bonding in a fun educational, setting. Often we cook a full dinner and then set down and share our creations with friends and family…what I call the “Supper Club”.
Home and Garden Classics
Spartanburg 864-585-3228
Home and Garden Classics is Spartanburg’s only gourmet kitchen shop. Cooking Classes are offered by area chefs throughout the Fall and Spring. We also offer private classes for garden clubs, parties and bridal showers.
McCutchen House
Columbia 803-777-8225
Carolina Cuisine at McCutchen House offers live cooking demonstrations taught by our famous and talented culinary chefs. Each cooking show features a five-course meal prepared in the dining room and served to participants. Wine is included. Participants will receive handouts with recipes and cooking techniques.

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South Carolina Reggae, Jerk & Wine Festival

Our fundraising event combines jerk -- a method of cooking and a spice -- and reggae music, accompanied by fine wines.

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival

Myrtle Beach
9/4/2015 - 9/5/2015
Live entertainment, art & craft vendors, beer gardens, fireworks and the main attraction is the finger-lickin', lip-smackin' good BBQ.

South Carolina Apple Festival

9/8/2015 - 9/12/2015
The festival features a parade, Karaoke competition, clogging expos, crafts, and wonderful food that will tempt the strongest of wills.

Charleston Restaurant Week

9/9/2015 - 9/20/2015
Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price.

Columbia's Greek Festival

9/17/2015 - 9/20/2015
Visit Columbia for live Greek music, a variety of delicious Greek foods and presentations on Greek culture, history and heritage.


9/17/2015 - 9/20/2015
This popular event includes tasting events, cooking demos, local & international wine seminars, celebrity chefs, & master sommeliers.

Shrimp and Grits Charleston

A Chefs' Competition with a portion benefiting the Charleston Animal Society

Shrimp and Grits Charleston

A Chefs' Competition with a portion benefiting the Charleston Animal Society

Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival

This year there will be two boiled peanut categories, traditional and creative.

Taste of Charleston

9/25/2015 - 9/27/2015
Historic Boone Hall Plantation is turned into culinary enchantment! Sample the Lowcountry’s favorite restaurants, beer & wine, & live entertainment.

Irmo Okra Strut Festival

9/25/2015 - 9/26/2015
Okra Strut Parade, okra eating contest, a street dance, arts, crafts, rides, entertainment, and amusements, petting zoo, and plenty of food.

Irish Italian International Festival

North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy local restaurants, live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance all surrounding an Irish Italian theme.

Squealin' on the Square

10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook Off, live entertainment, Little River Bridge run/walk, wine tasting, arts, Great American Bake Sale.

Burgers & Brew Festival

Hilton Head Island
Local restaurants cook their best slider burgers to compete for your vote; plus tasting of 20 different brews.

Sweet Potato Festival

Attractions include games for the children, crafts, music, live entertainment, a car show and plenty of food, including sweet potato pie!

Little River ShrimpFest

Little River
10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015
Entertainment includes arts and crafts vendors, live music all day and a famous Shrimp Cookoff.

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

10/11/2015 - 10/18/2015
Local seafood, Low Country cuisine, rich history, great art & Southern hospitality in Bluffton, known for its art community & natural river beauty.

Loris Bog-Off Festival

Enjoy chicken bog is a special pilaf dish, plus craft, retail, and food vendors, chicken bog cooking contest, live music, fireworks, and much more.

'Novel' Wine Tasting, Arts and Literary Festival

Wine tastings, food and tours of September Oaks Vineyards, a breathtaking plantation-like winery in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

Pecan Festival

Run Like A Nut races, half-marathon & fun walk, cook-off, kids' fun zone, vendors, arts & crafts.
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