The Southern Living Taste of Charleston - Main Event

Join us for 2014 Southern Living Taste of Charleston!

This year will mark the 34th anniversary of the Lowcountry’s culinary event of the year, The Southern Living Taste of Charleston, hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA).  A 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants.

Main Event-

Historic Boone Hall Plantation is transformed into a sea of culinary enchantment!  50 of the Lowcountry’s  favorite casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions + beer and wine.  Specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live entertainment, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and the children’s area that includes acrobatics, juggling, dancing, crafts, jump castles and much more. Children 10 and under are free. Rain or Shine. No Pets, Coolers or Tailgating. Free Parking. Please Carpool.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the following charities:
The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center

View the Charleston Restaurant Association’s Benefiting Charities.


To view the 2012 Southern Living Taste of Charleston video, please click here! (Video created and produced by The Chart Group, Inc.)


September 26-28 2014


Boone Hall Plantation in
Mount Pleasant.
Get directions.

Taste: Sweet & Southern on Shem Creek

Join us for an intimate evening on Historic Shem Creek. This event will be a singer/songwriter showcase while guests enjoy some delicious Southern fare from Charleston caterers.



September 2014

Taste: Iron Chef Competition

A showcase of local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s state-of-the-art amphitheater kitchen. After the secret ingredient is announced, the chefs will have 45 minutes to create and cook at least 4 dishes to be judged by our panel of experts.

 Amphitheater Seating Tickets  include guaranteed seating in the amphitheater kitchen to view the competition live plus complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

General Admission Tickets include televised viewing of the competition throughout the Culinary Institute’s multiple viewing rooms plus complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.




September 2014


Culinary Institute of Charleston at Palmer Campus

Taste of Charleston Dine Around

Dozens of restaurants will design a 3 course menu, each course paired with a specialty/craft beer.

No tickets required.



September 2014


Participating restaurants

From the Blog

Mark Your Calendars – 2014 GCRA Events

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Joint Meeting with the Charleston Area Hospitality Association – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CharlestonHarbor Resort & Marinas’ Fish House in The Yacht Club Room 32 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 GCRA, Inc. Quarterly Member Meeting – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm […]

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The Charleston Restaurant Foundation, Inc. (CRF) presented $50,000 to their educational partners and charities on Wednesday, February 5 at Southerly Restaurant and Patio in Mount Pleasant. The donations are a result of fundraising events orchestrated by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA) including the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and the Southern Living Taste of Charleston. GCRA President, Steve […]

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Thank You!

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A very special THANK YOU to all our sponsors, volunteers and people who attended the 2013 Southern Living Taste of Charleston without you we wouldn’t be able to have this great event every year. It was a great weekend all around and here are some results of the weekend: Jason Alderman of 82 Queen won […]

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