Fresh At The Farm Dinner Series
Come join Charleston Culinary Tours and Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Chef Joe DiMiao of Stars Restaurant as they host the second dinner in the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series. Setting the scene for a true farm-to-table experience, each dinner event takes place at a Charleston-area farm.
The second dinner in the Series will be held August 3rd at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island, SC. The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8::30 pm. The final dinner in the series will be held on November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC.
Tickets are available for the August 3rd and November 2nd dinners at a cost of $75/person and may be purchased by clicking the link below.
About Chef Stephen Thompson
For Chef Stephen Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion, it’s a way of life. Thompson has spent almost his entire life in the kitchen and this is where he feels the most at home. “I don’t have any worries there,” he says. “I just focus on what needs to be done.”
With a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Charleston and years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, he is excited to be the Executive Chef at Prohibition, where he has been able to really let his creativity shine. Owners, James Walsh and John Teevan obviously know talent when they see it. They did everyone a huge favor when they gave Thompson carte blanche to do whatever he felt inspired to do for their new menu.
About Chef Joe DiMaio
Chef DiMaio and Chef Thompson enjoy a close relationship. They were classmates at the Art Institute of Charleston and have supported one another as each worked his way through Charleston’s culinary ranks. As the Executive Chef of Stars, Chef DiMaio now works just blocks away from Chef Thompson on bustling Upper King Street, and they frequently collaborate on menu ideas at their respective restaurants. Chef DiMaio is known for innovation in the kitchen and, given his commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, he jumped at the opportunity to co-host one of the dinners in the Series.
About Geechie Boy Farm
Geechie Boy Farm proprietors Greg and Betsy Johnsman returned to the Edisto Island family farm in 2003, growing a variety of vegetables. In 2007 they acquired a 1945 gristmill and, after some trial and error, began producing grits and cornmeal. Greg’s commitment to traditional milling techniques has been embraced by chefs across the Lowcountry and Geechie Boy products are now served in more than 40 restaurants around South Carolina and are shipped nationwide.
CLICK HERE for a map of the Geechie Boy Farm location!
About Charleston Culinary Tours
Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.
See photos from our first Fresh at the Farm Dinner held at Walters Farm in St. George, SC!