Charleston Culinary Tours introduces behind the scenes chefs’ kitchen tour

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A tour group walks up East Bay Street as part of a tour given by Charleston Culinary Tour. PHOTOS PROVIDED


Charleston Culinary Tours announces that it will add a Chefs’ Kitchen Tour on Thursdays on Upper King and soon on Fridays in Historic Downtown, both at 9:30am. As the fifth culinary and history tour available, this two hour walking tour takes guests to meet the talented chefs behind some of Charleston’s greatest restaurants and gain insight into their ideas, methods and creativity. The Chefs’ Kitchen Tour will visit three epicurean hot spots and introduce you to the culinary masters who will discuss the inspirations for their restaurants, the ins and outs of running a restaurant and provide a tour of their kitchens. Tickets are $55 for an individual or $100 for a couple and available on eTix.

“The main focus of this Charleston Culinary Tour is interaction with chefs and learning about running a restaurant, not sampling dishes,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “However, coffee and pastries will be provided at the first restaurant visited and a light lunch will be provided at the final restaurant.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique historic tours that highlight the local cuisine. There are now five tours that include Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, Chef Showcase at The Farmer’s Market, Mixology & Chefs’ Kichen tours. Featuring establishments such as Husk, Rue de Jean, Macintosh, Stars, Virginia’s on King, Coast, Hall’s Chophouse and many more, 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. On each tour, you 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.

Reservations are required in advance. Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour. Tickets are available on eTix.

Meet the Historic Downtown tour at Southend Brewery and Smokehouse, 161 East Bay Street at 2 p.m..

Meet the Upper King Street tour at HOM, 563 King Street at 2 p.m.

Meet the Farmers Market tour at Visitors Center, 375 Meeting Street at 9:30 a.m.

Meet the Mixology tour at Stars Restaurant, 495 King Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at the corner of East Bay and Queen street on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Meet the Chefs’ Kitchen tour at Ann Street entrance of the Charleston Visitors Center.

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