If you have been to a Guerrilla Cuisine dinner before here in Charleston you already know it’s no typical evening out. And last night was no exception…
For those who are unaware of what Guerrilla Cuisine is, I’ll break it down. Guerrilla Cuisine is an underground supper club that practices the ‘pop up kitchen’ concept. Some locations that have hosted past dinners include local farm houses, art studios and distilleries. Now the fun part, the exact dinner location is top secret until the evening before the event. “I came up with the name Guerrilla, like warfare,” jimihatt said. “We storm the beach. Cook proper food and get out of there” says jimihatt, co-founder and co-owner of Guerrilla Cuisine. And the cherry on top, donations are collected at each dinner to be give back to a local charity or non-profit. That ultimate ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling.
On August 24th, Mr. jimihatt (the unique gentleman whose name is all lower case and all one word) teamed up with local chefs of Kiawah Island Golf Resort to put on an unforgettable multi-course dinner in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Once the word was out, locals and visitors filled Charleston’s well-known Brickhouse Kitchen off of Folly Rd. on James Island for a family style dinner. The Brickhouse Kitchen is a historic farm house under a canopy of grand live oak trees. With this dynamic location and a house full of chefs, diners and party planners all under one roof to raise awareness and funds for such a good cause, the evening was set up to be a whirlwind of good times.
Four perfectly crafted dishes were prepared by four heavily talented chefs of Kiawah representing Jasmine Porch, Sanctuary Banquets, Tomasso at Turtle Point and Sanctuary Pastry. Together these chefs prepared an unstoppable spread for our guests.
As the courses concluded and the evening started to wind down jimihatt began to collect comment cards and donations. After tallying everything up, it was announced that the event raised over $800 that evening for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Another great night in the books for Guerrilla Cuisine and Kiawah Island Golf Resort!
*Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now — more than ever — to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.