28th Annual Taste of the Upstate: Magical Makeover

Sunday, April 28, 2024
11:30 am - 2 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The 28th Annual Taste of the Upstate will explore the transformative power of the culinary arts with a “Magical Makeover” challenge. This year’s chefs will work their magic to create an enchanted new version of a classic dish. Come enjoy spellbinding bites, peruse our glamorous silent auction, and enjoy the bewitching sounds of Greenville’s own award-winning Darby Wilcox.

On the Menu

Participating chefs will select from a list of classic dishes and work their magic to transform them into a magical new creation.

  • 250+ attendees
  • Amazing food samples
  • Themed culinary competition with some of the Upstate’s most talented chefs
  • Live musical performance by award-winning Greenville musician Darby Wilcox
  • Silent auction
  • Chefs will select a common, everyday meal and give it a “Magical Makeover”
  • Check out our recent media coverage from our friends at WPSA News 7 and Fox Carolina for more information!

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Participating Restaurants

2023 Award Winners

John DeJong Culinary Excellence | Ahi Tuna with a Carrot Puree & Carrot Cake by Chef Joshua Dill, Sous Chef Addison Stone, and Pastry Chef Katie Shegda • Coral

People’s Choice | Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins by Chef Michael Sibert • White Wine & Butter

Best Original Dish | Beet Soup by Chef Deborah Bouts • Sun Belly Café

Best Sweet Dish | Sweet Potato Shooter by Chef Makiya Lesley • PopKulture

Best Presentation | Tuna with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa by Chef Greg Teal • Avenue

Best Food Rescue Dish | Creamy Cajun Pasta Salad by Chef Eugenia Talley • The Herbal Farmercy

Learn more about our Taste of the Upstate award winners in this Greenville Journal article.