Palmetto Place has cared for more than 7,000 children and teens in the last 40 years. We are a safe haven for teens who find themselves living on the streets with no one to turn to and children who have been abused or neglected. We provide love and support and give our residents an opportunity for a brighter future. Despite the tragic stories, our home is filled with the laughter of new friendships. It’s where teens learn to drive, get their first job, and go prom. It’s where kids make the honor roll, play in the park and have the chance to just be a kid. Palmetto Place is home and family for many of the state’s most vulnerable children and teens.
Save the Date for April 27th, 2017!
SC State Museum- Planetarium Lobby, 301 Gervais St., Columbia 6:00-9:00 PM
Help us celebrate 40 years of service at Sweet & Savory! Our annual chef’s competition is the only event where you can find sweet treats and savory hors d’oeurves from the Midland’s most talented chefs! Join us for a night of tasty treats, live music, and friendly competition. Let your inner foodie out and be the judge – vote for your favorite sweet and savory dish!
By attending Sweet & Savory, you’re showing these kids the community they live in cares about them. You’re showing them hope for a brighter future. Help us celebrate the last 40 years and 7,000 children and teens who called Palmetto Place home, and help us look forward to new possibilities and the next 7,000 children to call our house home.
Tickets are $40 for individuals or $75 for couples. You can purchase tickets at the door or online. Attire is everything from business attire to cocktail dresses, suits to khakis & polos.
Chef Lawrence Wright, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina– Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice Grits Cakes, Braised Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork Cheeks, Charred Tomatillo, Pickled Sweet Corn
Chef Vinnie Livoti, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – Leg of Lamb over Crunchy Potato Cake
Chef Ben Perzan and Chef Arie Shenkar, the Mediterranean Tea Room – TBD
Chef Dave Grillo, Cantina 76– Braised Beef Short Rib Mini Taco topped with Fried Garlic Aioli and Pickled Red Onions
Chef Dave Grillo, Za’s Brick Oven Pizza– Mini French Silk Pie
Chef Charlie Young, – BBQ Sliders and Slaw
Chef Yasmeen Bull and Chef Brenda Perry, Southern Foodservice Management – Fried Baby Back Ribs over Oriental Slaw
Chef Robert Stegall-Smith, Performance Foodservice Florence – Salted Caramel Truffles and Palmetto State Pork Belly
Will Lacey, Savvy Foods– TBD
If you are a chef interested in competing in Sweet & Savory please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Allstar Financial Group
Southern Foodservice Management
Lambert Architecture and Construction Services
Chef Station Sponsors:
Hoffman Mechanical Solutions
Gibson & Associates
Haynsworth Sinkler and Boyd, P.A.
First Citizens Bank
Comer Distributing Company, founded 1971, in Rock Hill, SC by H. Leon Comer Sr. Our initial products were from Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., but over the 45 years in business several other major domestic, imported, and craft brands have been added to the portfolio, along with additional territories. Servicing several counties in the Upstate and Midlands, Comer Distributing takes great pride in service and excellence, and in exceeding all expectations of our customers and suppliers.
Topper’s Rhum- Locally Owned and Imported into the USA – Handmade in St. Maarten – The World’s Best Tasting, Award Winning, Premium Rhum.
Our events are nothing without our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email email@example.com for more information.
Our musical guests, Not Even Brothers, is Pat Phillips and Guy Workman. Their driving acoustic guitars, tight harmonies and unusual mix or original songs and obscure classics has set them apart from other “Top 40” style bands. They know when to be soft and mellow with acoustic guitar and flute or drive the dance floor with full percussion, LED Lighting, rhythm and lead guitars. For more info on Not Even Brothers visit: facebook.com/NotEvenBrothers/
Special Guest Judges:
Jacquelyn McHugh – Jacquelyn is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Edible Charleston & Edible Columbia. She received her degrees in Sports Medicine & Nutrition, all the while spending almost 10 years in the food & beverage industry. Her experience in Hospitality and Wellness paved the way for her to ‘make the world a better place’ through food and education. As a mother of two young boys, sharing the importance of sustainability and wholesome food has become her priority, and through Edible she embraces the opportunity to share this vision with the Lowcountry & Midlands.
Elizabeth McHugh – Elizabeth is the Director of Sales at Edible Charleston & Edible Columbia. Working in restaurants the past 5 years and growing up with a Greek mother, she adopted a love for food and all things tasty. Her background in psychology, neuroscience and health & wellness coaching fuels her passion for creating community, especially in regards to good food, understanding where it comes from, and creating the relationships to foster this.
Ron McHugh- Weighing in at 260lbs with over 25 years of eating experience, Ron brings an eclectic palate to the table (literally). With 10 years in the hospitality industry, he has had the opportunity to experience a variety of cuisines globally. As a former chef, Ron specializes in traditional American fare. His favorite dish to savor is a cheeseburger with crinkle cut fries. Currently, Ron spends time in his own kitchen while supporting Edible Charleston and Edible Columbia in various capacities.
Let us know if you’re attending by visiting our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/679355682226471/