A night of great food, wine, and fun to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Transitions Homeless Center image

A night of great food, wine, and fun to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Transitions Homeless Center

Individuals may attend by making a donation of $150 (1 ticket to dinner); $175 (1 ticket to dinner + sushi and sake pre-event reception); $1,000 (host table of 8 for dinner); $1,200 (table host of 8 for dinner + sushi and sake pre-event reception)

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Highlights about this fantastic evening

JOIN US SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 FROM 6-9PM AT THE PALMETTO CLUB FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL CHEFS' FEAST

The 5th annual Chefs’ Feast, chaired by Kevin Goldsmith, is bringing the focus back to the regional and local talent we have in South Carolina and Georgia. This year, the five-course seated dinner will feature a prominent lineup of chefs from around the region. Enjoy a special menu of regionally fresh and seasonal dishes (to be announced). There will be wine pairings with each course and Cary Goldsmith, our sommelier, will talk about the wine selections. A special sushi and sake pre-event reception, beginning an hour earlier at 5PM, for all sponsors and their guests (and individuals who select the combined ticket option–see below).

The evening will be a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Transitions and the volunteers who have won the Agency's Top Awards for 2021. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Synovus Bank, all funds raised by the event will go directly to support the programs and services we provide to 350 homeless men and women each day.

As an added bonus, guests will be able to bid on exciting culinary items and experiences.


Explanation of Benefits Associated with Each Donation Level

$1,200–Reserved Table for 8

  • 8 tickets to the dinner and a reserved table for you and your guests
  • Admission to the sushi and sake pre-event reception, beginning an hour earlier at 5PM, with the chefs, before the event

$1,000–Reserved Table for 8

  • 8 tickets to the dinner and a reserved table for you and your guests

$175–Individual (1) Ticket + sushi and sake pre-event reception, beginning an hour earlier at 5PM, with the chefs, before the event

$150–Individual (1) Ticket

** If you purchase multiple tickets and want to create your own table of 4 or 6, you may do so by contacting us at TBrown@TransitionsSC.org to make arrangements

*** Unfortunately, due to the special nature of the dinner, food restrictions may not be able to be accommodated


2021 Featured Chefs

Kevin Goldsmith: Kevin Goldsmith is an Augusta, GA-based restaurateur and owner of the TakoSushi restaurant group. TakoSushi’s menu is inspired by Kevin’s time living in New Mexico and his love of Asian cuisine. He is a 50-year veteran of the food and beverage industry with multiple successful concepts in the restaurant and catering industries. He is actively developing a new restaurant concept that will debut later in 2021.

Jason Palmer: Executive Chef of the Palmetto Club for more than 4 years, Chef Palmer has over 20 years of food and beverage experience and is well-versed in American, French, and Hispanic cuisine with Asian influences. Originally from Maine, his career has taken him from positions at top restaurants in Colorado to Executive Chef for the Country Club of the South in Alpharetta, GA., before putting down roots in his wife’s hometown of Lexington, SC.

Chefs Vinnie Livoti and Lawrence Wright: Chef Livoti has been the Director of Food Services for BlueCross BlueShield of SC for 20 years. This was preceded by 20 years in the food service industry working for Harpers Restaurants and Birds on a Wire. Chef Wright has been manager of one of the onsite cafes at BlueCross BlueShield for over 10 years. Previously, he was the Executive Chef at Villa Tronco. Both are well known participants in many charity food events.

Nate Lindsay: A native of Connecticut, Nate followed his formal training at the Connecticut Culinary Institute with a position at Amelia Island Plantation, FL. From there, his 17-year journey has taken him to the helm of award-winning restaurants in Napa, CA, Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville, FL. Chef Lindsay recently planted roots in his wife’s hometown of Augusta, GA, where he took up residency at Abel Brown Restaurant. A supporter of local farms and sustainable fishing, Chef Lindsay strongly believes that a great recipe requires a chef to source seasonal, quality ingredients, and he is looking forward to sharing his vision with the upcoming opening of his new restaurant concept in Augusta.

Kristian Niemi: Recognized as one of the driving forces behind the culinary growth of Columbia, Chef Niemi has created more than 6 highly successful restaurant concepts over the years, as well as the Great American Whiskey Fair. Currently Executive Chef/Owner of Bourbon and Black Rooster restaurants, he is also the managing partner of the Farm to Table Event Company and Honey River Catering.


Current Event Sponsors as of March 23, 2021:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Synovus Bank

Anointed Business Solutions, LLC (Ram’on & Nevasha Wideman); BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; the Currey Family; Elliott Davis; International Paper; Midlands Media Group; Nelson Mullins; Professional Printers; Strom Law Firm

For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Taylor Brown at TBrown@TransitionsSC.org


*If for reasons beyond our control, the event is cancelled, ticket purchases will be honored as fully tax-deductible donations to Transitions.*