Creating a Culture of Giving Back, One Day at a Time

May 24, 2018 § Leave a comment

Charleston Hospitality Group is Devoted to Community Support

Since its beginning in 2005, Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG) has been committed to engendering a culture of giving back to the community. Our areas of focus include education, promoting wellness, supporting the military, and eradicating hunger and poverty, particularly for women and children.  CHG is a generous donor to the Dorchester 2 Educational Foundation, Invisible Illness, College of Charleston Bonner Program, Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, among others, and is an annual sponsor for one of Charleston’s biggest fundraisers, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

In addition to corporate pursuits, here is what some of our individual properties are doing to give back:

Toast!, toastofcharleston.com

Toast stores actively support local police and fire departments, teachers (teacher appreciation and meals and gift cards), YMCA, Summerville Dream, and Sertoma, which supports the needs of children and hearing impaired.

Eli’s Table, elistable.com

Eli’s Table actively supports The College of Charleston Bonner Foundation, The Medical University of South Carolina, and Invisible Illness.

Tabbuli, tabbuli.com

Tabbuli actively supports the LGBTQ community, Aids, PRIDE, and Invisible Illness.

Queology, queology.com

Queology actively supports Dorchester 2 Education Foundation, Charleston Food Bank, and The Miracle League.

HonkyTonk Saloon, honkytonksaloon.com

HonkyTonk Saloon actively supports Rider Law, Artisan Global, the military, EMS, police department, veterans, and the homeless.

If you are an organization based in Charleston and dedicated to serving the needs of the members of our community and are looking for sponsorship or support, please reach out to marketing@charlestonhospitalitygroup.com

In the spirit of Memorial Day, we want to send a special thank you for all who served and to those who gave their lives to protect the United States of America. Happy Memorial Day! 

Farm to Fork Dinner Raises Funds to Support Ashley Ridge High School’s Agriculture and Culinary Programs

May 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

Culinary and Agricultural Students Grow and Raise Their Own Food to Learn Career Skills

Not every child has an opportunity or desire to go to college or culinary school. The staff at Summerville’s Ashley Ridge High School has acknowledged this in a way that goes well beyond intent and straight to a “classroom” farm and culinary training table.

The students’ education is part of Fox Ridge Farm, an educational farm on the school’s campus. The farm oversees and maintains livestock, vegetable and greenhouse production, forestry, wildlife management, and turf grass management. Fox Ridge Farm is comprised of ten acres and is the first GAP (Good Agricultural Practices ) certified farm operated by a school. School staff work with the students who are given hands-on instruction while participating in daily farm operations and responsibilities. Back in the kitchen Rachel Blank oversees the culinary program with her students.

The school held its second annual Farm to Fork Dinner on May 3,  featuring fresh produce and  hog they raised. The pig was was cooked and smoked by Sweatman’s BBQ, but all of the remaining food collection, cooking and service was performed by enthusiastic students of the culinary program.

Two members of Charleston Hospitality Group’s marketing team, Timmi-Jo Pashuta and Holly Herrick, were graciously invited to attend. The family-style dinner kicked off with a simple and exquisitely fresh salad of greens picked late that very same day from the school gardens by the students. Lightly and expertly tossed in a fresh herb vinaigrette, it was followed by platters of pulled pork, rife with pure pig flavor, delicately enhanced with smoke and pungent mustard  and vinegar-based sauces. Layered potato gratin, four cheese macaroni and cheese and fruit and fresh fruit parfaits finished the fabulous feast.

All proceeds from the Farm to Fork Dinner go back to the Agriculture and Culinary Programs at Ashley Ridge High School.  Ashley Ridge High School is located at 9800 Delemar Highway, Summerville, SC 29485.

 

Dorchester Two Educational Foundation’s ‘The Big Event’ Gets a Toast! Worthy Sponsor

March 22, 2018 § Leave a comment

Charleston Hospitality Group and Toast of Summerville Heartily Endorse DD2’s ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ Campaign for Improving Education in Greater Charleston 

BIGEVENT

Taking place this Saturday, March 24, The Big Event is Dorchester Two Educational Foundation’s annual fundraiser benefiting its ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ campaign.  Dedicated to creating initiatives and innovation awards in science, technology and more, in the past three years Imagine the Possibilities has raised $92,000 and funded 28 select grants benefiting 18,764 Dorchester Two students.

As part of Toast of Summerville’s and (presenter) Charleston Hospitality Group’s ongoing commitment to supporting education, this year they are sponsors of The Big Event and will be donating over $5,000 in cash, prizes and services benefiting the night’s event. Silent auction items include lunch at Eli’s Table with cookbook author Holly Herrick and signed copies of her two latest cookbooks, Chef’s Table Bourbon Dinner for two at Eli’s Table, VIP Party for Four at Tabbuli, Two HonkyTonk Saloon concert tickets with VIP passes, Brunch for Two at Toast!, Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar dinner package, Table for Four  including bottle service at HonkyTonk Saloon, and a Que the Tailgate barbecue picnic from Queology. The Toast! worthy party will be featured in their live auction, highlighting a private catered party for 12 with 4-course meal and wine pairing.

“At Charleston Hospitality Group, we are 100% committed to supporting the community, and especially the crucial and substantial educational support provided by Dorchester Two’s Educational Foundation,” says Charleston Hospitality Group CEO Sam Mustafa.

The Big Event will take place on Saturday, March 24 at The Ponds Farmhouse, 326 Hundred Oaks Parkway in Summerville. In addition to the silent auction, it will include live music, a Lowcountry bar and southern cuisine. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $100 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit DD2FOUNDATION.ORG or call 843.695.5353.

 

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