Chef Competition, Wine Tastings, & Live Auction

Proceeds will go to local charities

Our Annual Fundraiser will feature:

— A fun and lively chef competition between elite Greenville chefs and RLK members;

— Food & wine pairings, with wine from four renowned California and Washington wineries and;

— A live auction, featuring unique experiences and wine.


This one-of-a-kind, fun and memorable event will raise money for local charities.  Combined with our Annual Charity Golf Classic, ART Shop sale and individual donations, our annual fundraiser event has helped raise and donate over $1.7 Million to local charities since 2006.  All thanks to the support of Reserve Members, committee members and volunteers!


— Patron Tickets –  $250 per person (includes wine tastings, small plate wine pairings, chef competition, and live auction)

— VIP Tickets – $500 per person (includes all of the above plus special seating, food tasting at the chef competition and gift) 


Auction ClosedMay 1 – May 13: Online Auction for MEMBER CHEF TEAM OF 3, SOUS CHEF (4) and JUDGE (5) positions.  

May 15 – June 6: Patron Tickets ($250 per person) and VIP ($500 per person) tickets available for purchase

May 30: Live Auction preview

Watch for email updates with further details


The Chef Competition will be a fun competition between three teams, led by two top-tier local Chef’s and one RLK member.  Sponsored by Table 301 Restaurant Group, Chef NICO ABELLO (formerly a Michelin Star Chef in NYC), and CAMP Restaurant’s Executive Chef (formerly of French Laundry), DREW ERICKSON, and one Member Chef team will compete.  Each team will include two member sous chefs.



— Members can bid for Judge and Sous Chef positions via a silent auction, from May 1-13.


— Registration for the limited VIP section tickets will open on May 15, along with General Admission tickets.


The Live Auction, a favorite Reserve tradition, is a lively event featuring unique lots up for bid, including themed dinners, trips, fine wine and more. The Live Auction preview will be available beginning May 30th.  Our Auctioneer, Robert Clement and his Auction Assistant, Eydie Clement will be part of the fun again this year.


Wine Tastings & food pairings will feature wines from Roy Estate, Black Kite Cellars, Northstar Winery and Col Solare (an Antinori partnership). Wines will also be available for purchase.

We are grateful to the Reserve at Lake Keowee Club for their contribution of the food for this portion of the event. 



6:00 – 6:45 PM  –  Check-In, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine Tasting

6:45 – 7:45 PM  –   Chef Competition

7:45 – 8:45 PM  –   Small Plate Food & Wine Pairings

8:45 – 9:30 PM  –  Live Auction


Proceeds from this event will go to the following outreach recipients:

Feed a Hungry Child
Safe Harbor
Family Promise of Pickens County
Pickens Co. Meals on Wheels
Ripple of One
Pickens Co. Advocacy Center
Samaritan Health Clinic
Purple Heart Homes (Golden Corner)
Camp iRock Reading Program
Center for Developmental Services
Helping Hands of Clemson
Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Cancer Association of Pickens
Pathways From Poverty – United Way
Senior Center of Pickens
Rebuild Upstate

For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation, Contact Becky Gilstrap, Executive Director of The Reserve Foundation at 864-481-4010 or email foundation@reservekeowee.com