Chef Marc Collins Named 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador

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2019 is off to an incredible start for Circa 1886. On January 16th, 2019 Governor Henry McMaster named the 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. We are thrilled to announce that our very own, Chef Marc Collins was named an SC Chef Ambassador. In honor of the 5th year of the program, 5 incredible chefs from all over the state were named the 2019 Chef Ambassadors. The 2019 SC Chef Ambassadors include:

  • Chef Marc Collins, Circa 1886 in Charleston
  • Chef Jessica Shillato, The Spotted Salamander in Columbia
  • Chef Tania Harris, The Lazy Goat in Greenville
  • Chef Kelly Vogelheim, Town Hall in Florence
  • Chef Brandon Carter, FARM in Bluffton

The South Carolina Chef Ambassador Program began just 5 years ago.  This incredible program was established to create greater unity between the Tourism and Agriculture industries while enhancing the overall promotion of South Carolina as a top culinary destination. The initiative of Governor Nikki Haley enacted in 2014, highlights the state’s talented chefs, creative recipes, authentic cuisines, locally grown produce, and unique products.

“These five chefs are among the best and brightest culinary stars in our state,” said Governor McMaster. “Being named an S.C. Chef Ambassador allows these chefs to shine a unique spotlight on not only their exceptional talents but also on the destinations in South Carolina where they live and work. We encourage visitors and locals to make the trip and dine in each of their restaurants to see all that South Carolina has to offer.” 

In 2019, the chefs will participate in a number of culinary, agriculture, and tourism-specific events throughout the Southeast, hosting cooking demonstrations and discussing the numerous offerings found in the cities in which their establishments are based. Congratulations to all of the chefs included in this wonderful program. Circa 1886 celebrates each of you and cannot wait to celebrate throughout the year!

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