$50

A Taste Of Gullah Geechee

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Geechee Kunda

622 Ways Temple Rd

Riceboro, GA 31323

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Come out and enjoy a delicious and authentic Gullah Geechee farm to table experience with a side of Gullah history, art and music for yourself. Presented in partnership with Geechee Kunda and Chefarmer Matthew Raiford of Brunswick Ga.

Chef Matthew Raiford was most recently the Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Culinary Arts at the College of Coastal Georgia. He has a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz and The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). Chef Raiford is trained in classic French cuisine and has an affinity for Mediterranean flavors, yet is capable of preparing dishes from around the world. With over 19!years of formal experience in the food and hospitality industry, he has worked and traveled extensively and taught culinary arts in the community and technical colleges in Georgia, Maryland and Texas.

Chef’s last three chef positions whereas the Executive Chef of Little St. Simons Island, a private resort located off the coast of Georgia and accessed only by boat. The Executive Chef of Haute Catering in Washington, D.C. at the House of Representatives where he was responsible for a total of five properties National Defense University, National Archives, Pentagon Conference Center and Library, and the Canadian Embassy. The Executive Chef of Galaxy Diner the employee dining facility at Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland were on average, there were 2000 meals served a day breakfast, lunch, dinner, and overnight.

CheFarmer Raiford returned home to Brunswick, Georgia in 2011 to become the sixth generation farmer on his families’ land that they have owned since 1874. Gilliard Farms is a sibling-run certified organic farm. Within this varied degree, Chef Raiford sees himself as a ‘Chefarmer.’ Currently, he is launching The Farmer and The Larder, a family-owned culinary retail space specializing in educational adventures in taste through culinary classes, kitchen retail, and a weekly supper club. CheFarmer serves on the Slow Food USA Board of Directors and Slow Meat Steering Committee (2014, 2015). He enjoys collecting menus, planting roses, traveling, dining, and teaching. His passion lies in creating a memorable dining experience by preparing local, sustainable organic, and flavorful foods.


This experience and menu will be like none other!

Attire: African attire, which you can purchase at Geechee Kunda or business casual.

Cost: $50 per person

All monies raised will benefit the Geechee Kunda Project.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Geechee Kunda

622 Ways Temple Rd

Riceboro, GA 31323

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved