This summer events series will celebrate the foodways of our Southern Appalachian region and the area’s unique community of makers, each adding singular ingredients to the recipe for a culturally diverse culinary identity. By engaging nationally and locally recognized chefs to multi-generational farmers, millers, bakers, artists and brewers, Chow Chow shines a light on the creative spirit of the region that makes the Blue Ridge Mountains a delicious place to taste, to see, to explore and to experience through immersive and educational culinary experiences.
This summer, we are bringing together culinary creators, makers and thought leaders for creative celebrations and meaningful experiences that broaden our understanding of one another with a focus on food justice, racial justice and climate change. Chow Chow’s vision is an equitable and thriving regional food system, where culinary and creative enterprise are central to community identity and resilience. We welcome the collective sum of differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and talent our makers and guests bring to Chow Chow.
July 8, 2021
Nourishing Community Two Sessions: 1-3PM and 5-7PM Location: Southside Kitchen | 133 Livingston Street $50/person Come to the table for a shared meal & taste the difference between charity & justice in the work to achieve food security in our community...
July 10, 2021
Sobremesa: 12pm-3pm Location: Salvage Station | 468 Riverside Drive $125/person Pollinating Metamorphosis: 5pm-9pm Location: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm | 1069 Olivette Road $200/person
July 15, 2021 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Cocktails & the Landscape: VIRTUAL SERIES $15/person This virtual cocktail demonstration will explore crafting seasonal cocktails based on local ingredients, both farmed and foraged, reflecting the terroir of our region.
July 17, 2021 10:00 am-11:30 am
Pantry Staples: Cooking with Kids VIRTUAL $15/person Gather your kids and join us for this virtual cooking demonstration highlighting healthy, affordable meals to cook with your kids using pantry staples.
July 22, 2021 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Great Grains Location: Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy $125/person Tapas & Drinks. Great Grains celebrates and educates about our regional grain shed, which connects farmers, millers, maltsters, chefs, bakers, brewers, distillers and you.
July 24, 2021
A FIND Dining Experience 12pm-3pm @The Foundry Hotel | 51 S Market St $125/person Tapas & Drinks- Get a true taste of wild Appalachia! The Grass is Greener | 5pm-9pm @Forestry Camp | 10 Shady Oak Drive $200/person Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage
July 29, 2021 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Chocolate & Climate Change Virtual $15 or $45 w/ Chocolate Tasting Join co-founder/CEO of French Broad Chocolates for a virtual conversation about the impacts of climate change on chocolate & cacao farming & the work being done in the industry in response
July 31, 2021 10:00 am-11:30 am
Navigating the Challenges of Regional Stone Ground Flours Virtual $15/device Join two former bakers turned millers in a discussion on regional flour & the various avenues one can take in navigating one’s way to success
August 5, 2021 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Paella Cook-Along w/ Chef Katie Button Virtual $15/device From sofrito to "soccarat" (delicious crispy bits!), Chef Katie Button will guide virtual guests through the timeless process of building layers of flavor, culminating in a glorious one-pan meal...
August 7, 2021 10:00 am-11:30 am
Container Gardening Virtual $15/device No matter your space, you can grow fresh produce! Learn about container garden options for different spaces: an herb garden in your kitchen window, a vertical salsa garden on your balcony...
August 12, 2021 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Out of the Box: Community Supported Agriculture Challenge WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Road $50/person Participants will enjoy bites and beverages from the creations that each chef unboxes and transforms into both fresh and fermented flavors...
August 14, 2021
It Takes a Village: 12-3pm @Making Whole | 745 Biltmore Ave $125/person A delicious meal & discussion celebrating how community is created & nourished in our region... Trial to Table: 5-9pm @Franny's Farm | 22 Franny's Farm Rd $200/person Multi-Course
August 19, 2021 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Racial Equity & the Wine Industry Virtual $15/device Join Icy Liu, of Asian Wine Professionals, for a virtual moderated conversation centered on how race & racial inequities show up in the wine industry...
August 21, 2021 10:00 am-11:30 am
Embroidered Napkins with Echoview Fiber Mill Virtual $15/device Learn to add a special touch to your dinner or cocktail napkins with an embroidery demonstration & class with Echoview Fiber Mill...
August 26, 2021 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Fermenting Change @Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue $200/person Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage. Explore the world of fermented foods with us!...
August 28, 2021
Carbon Harvest: 12-3pm @Cultivated Cocktails Distillery | 29 Page Avenue $50/person Re-store carbon on local farms & turn it into food! Diaspora: 5-9pm @Grove Arcade | 1 Page Avenue $125/person An edible query into what is lost/gained when people migrate
September 2, 2021 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Oysters as Crafted Objects Virtual $15/device Enjoy an engaging conversation about form & function, materials & design whether that be in growing oysters or in creating a work of art...
September 9, 2021 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Forest as Farm Hickory Nut Gap Farm | 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC $50/person Enjoy mouth-watering tastes of the forests as you learn from Craig Mauney, a local forest farmer, & Bill Whipple of the Acornucopia Project & Asheville Nuttery...
September 11, 2021
Sustainable Waters Two Sessions: 11AM-1PM; 2PM-4PM @Jettie Rae's Oyster House | 143 Charlotte Street $125/person Dive in with us for a tasting feast exploring sustainable seafood and fish from the mountains to the sea.
September 12, 2021 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Root to Bloom @Yesterday Spaces | 305 Sluder Branch Road, Leicester, NC $125/person Root to bloom eating encourages us to enjoy our food to its full potential by using forgotten or often discarded parts of fruits, flowers and vegetables.
September 16, 2021 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Farmers Market Cook-Along 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.
September 23, 2021 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Recipes from Rabbit's Motel Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive $50 /person Join us for a lively event featuring music, drinks and bites inspired by the original Rabbit’s Motel and Cafe.
September 25, 2021 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Burton Street Garden Gathering Peace Gardens & Market | Bryant Street $50/person Flights & Bites: The past, present & future of African-Americans in Asheville is a story of resilience. The Gardens will be activated with food, drink, art, music, poetry...
September 26, 2021 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Food Stories Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue $200/person Multi-course Dinner w/ Paired Beverage. Chow Chow brings together diverse community leaders who will be paired with chefs to tell their stories through food...
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