**Online bidding will remain open through 6pm on April 30th, closing at the Chef’s Potluck**

One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 10th annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place on April 30 from 4-7 pm. More than a dozen participating local chefs will be paired with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients the Lowcountry has to offer!

Proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Local First’s “Growing New Farmers” Program.  Since 2010 we have trained over 146 new farmers and food systems leaders in the Lowcountry.

This year’s silent auction is going mobile thanks to the local tech wizards at Bidr. Potluck attendees will be able to take home any items they win, but all winners will be notified otherwise of how to claim prizes. Learn more about the Chef’s Potluck and grab your tickets.

SILENT AUCTION PACKAGES:


Brew Tour (#0101)
Bring your  Brew Crew to a tour & tasting for (10) at 3 local Charleston breweries: Holy City Brewing, LoFi Brewing, and Fatty’s Beer Works. And don’t worry, your ride is covered too with a 3 hour limo from Graffitti Limo.

Value: $910
Starting Bid: $200


Cheese Making Class (#0119)

Add a new skill to your resume or hobby list with a cheese making class with Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy. The top bidder and friends (up to 10 people total) can learn to make fresh cheeses in a 2 hour class either at the farm or in your home.

Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50


Culinary Creation (#0102)
Hone your culinary skills at the Cooking School at Zero George with a 2-hour demonstration style class for four people. Also take home a Culinary Crate from Garden & Gun (G&G) with a hand-selected assortment of signature G&G Southern pantry favorites, plus a signed copy of The Southerner’s Cookbook:  Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories from the Editors of Garden & Gun.

Value: $930
Starting Bid: $250


Festival Goer (#0104)

Love to get out and support the arts around town? Enjoy this package full of experiences in the coming months – from legendary jazz performances under the grand oaks of the Cistern Yard to sipping your way through Marion Square.

Winner will receive:
– Four (4) Spoleto Festival USA tickets to see “Butler, Bernstein, and The Hot 9” at the Cistern Yard at The College of Charleston (May 2017)
– Two (2) tickets to Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May-June 2017)
– Two (2) tickets for each night of the 9th Annual Greater Charleston LowCountry Jazz Festival (Sept 2017)
– Two (2) tickets to enjoy the MOJA Arts Festival (Oct 2017)
– Two (2) tickets to the 2018 Charleston Wine & Food Festival‘s Saturday Culinary Village (March 2018)

Value: $1100
Starting Bid: $250


Grow Food & Friends (#0105)
Nothing brings people together like food and a large community table. And nothing is better for the soul than getting your fingers in the dirt and learning to appreciate where your food comes from. Winner will receive two seats to a Transformation Table dinner of your choice and an installation of a 4 x 8 x 12 inch local Cypress Garden box from Rita’s Roots on your property in time for a Fall planting and harvest.

Value: $1030
Starting Bid: $300


Island Life (#0106)
Tucked away at the ocean’s edge just north of Charleston lies a residential community designed to live in harmony with its natural surroundings. Discover Dewees Island with a 2-nights accommodation, ferry passes for 4, and golf cart on the island. Take along a new, locally-crafted J. Stark Wine Wax Canvas wine bag and bottle of wine.

Value: $730
Starting Bid: $200


Landrum Table (#0107)
Capers Cauthen has dedicated his life to re-purposing Charleston’s history, a history that would otherwise rot in landfills. Landrum Tables handcrafts every piece of their furniture in Charleston, South Carolina using locally reclaimed wood. They create furniture with a heart, a soul and a memory by giving Charleston’s history a second life. Winner will receive a collectible custom Landrum table (made right here in Charleston). Made of antique heart pine and cypress console table from old wood collected from a home in downtown Charleston. Size: 53″L x 14″W x 31″H with a shelf.

Value: $850
Starting Bid: $200


Le Creuset 6-piece Signature Set (#0108)
Le Creuset is focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking. Winner will receive a Le Creuset Signature Set in Oyster Grey, an exclusive new color for 2017! The set includes:
– 4 1/2 qt. round Dutch oven
– 2 1/4 qt. saucier
– square Skillet Grill
– 5 1/4 qt. Signature roaster

Value: $750
Starting Bid: $200


Looking Good, Feeling Good (#0109)
Refresh your smile, skin and hair just in time for summer! This package supplies valuable experiences from Old Trolley Dental Associates, Body By Design and Canvas Hair Salon:
– Update your smile with a new patient exam, X-rays, a cleaning, and bleaching procedure all in the Summerville office of Old Trolley Dental Associates.
– Get a jump start on that summer glow with a Dermaplane Facial and Chemical Peel in the James Island office of Body by Design and a 1-hour massage at the Mount Pleasant Office.
– 
One of the top stylists from Canvas salon on King Street will provide winner with a cut, color, and highlight using Ovaplex.

Value: $1030
Starting Bid: $300


Locally Made, for Him (#0110)
Winner will receive:
– A Nectar bowtie made locally from rooster feathers by Brackish Bowties.
– Two (2) handmade glazed whiskey cups by ceramic artist Maria White. Available in brown, sky blue, or white
– A pair of sterling silver bird cufflinks by SC sculptor, Grainger McKoy, provided by Croghan’s Jewel Box
– A best selling J. Stark Wax Wine Wax Canvas wine bag
– Two (2) floating koozies from BevBoy (made locally and as seen on Shark Tank)

Value: $635
Starting Bid: $150


Locally Made, for Her (#0111)
Winner will receive:
– A Deep Steep product package, a premium beauty care company that produces high quality personal care products that are free of harmful ingredients like phthalates, parabens and phenoxyethanol, made right here on Johns Island.
– From the hugely popular, Goldbug collection exclusive to Croghan’s Jewel Box, gold-plated cuff bracelet with hinge, featuring a message on the inside.
– Winner will receive this 5″x5″ painting – gouache and pen on deckle edge watercolor paper floating in a 6″x8″ acrylic frame, from local artist Way Way Allen.
– A Citrine Swim tassel two piece bathing suit courtesy of Channels of Charleston

Value: $655
Starting Bid: $150


Middleton Place Staycation (#0112)
Stay at the award winning Architectural gem, Inn at Middleton Place for 2 nights. Guests of The Inn have complimentary access to all the attractions which make Middleton Place so fascinating. In addition to the Gardens, begun in 1741, the House Museum (c. 1755) offers tours daily focusing on Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Plantation Stableyards bring to life the sights and sounds of an 18th and 19th century self-sustaining plantation as traditional craftsmen and trades are demonstrated and displayed. Join the restaurant at Middleton Place for dinner each night.

Value: $400
Starting Bid: $100


Plant Based Cooking Class (#0117)

Looking to make a healthy change in your meal routine? Winner will receive a two-hour, in-home cooking lesson with author of cookbook One Part Plant, Jessica Murnane, along with a signed copy of the book.

Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50


Redux Art Classes (#0118)

Nurture your inner artist with two $100 gift certificates towards Redux Studio classes and a limited edition Redux t-shirt designed by local graphic designer Justin Wolf and hand-printed in the Redux print shop by artist Marshall Thomas.

Value: $220
Starting Bid: $50


Seafood & Spirits (#0113)
Winner will receive a “Backyard Fish Fry” for 20 of your friends, family, or colleagues. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening in a charming downtown Charleston garden. Abundant Seafood will fry up delicious local fish sandwiches with all the fixings. High Wire Distilling will craft a signature cocktail and Grassroots Wine will pair the wines.

Value: $1750
Starting Bid: $500


The Great Outdoors (#0114)
Enjoy some of the best outdoor recreation that Charleston has to offer, including:
– Test your agility or just have fun with friends or family with a $100 Wild Blue Ropes gift card.
– Join Ocean Fitness for a Lowcountry ECO tour for 2 via standup paddle board.
– Try one of the most thrilling water sports our locale has to offer with a 2 hour introductory lesson with Holy City Kite.
– Take along a pair of BevBoy Floating Koozies (made locally and as seen on Shark Tank)

Value: $458
Starting Bid: $100

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications