For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

Application Deadlines
Ruidoso fires: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Hurricane Beryl: Friday, August 16, 2024

For us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

Help us help someone today.

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Southern Smoke Festival

Southern Smoke Festival, presented by Alaska Seafood, is back on October 5, 2024! We’re bringing out the big stars for our annual park party fundraiser. More than 70 incredible food and beverage pros from across the country will join the best wine, spirit, and beer producers and outstanding live music at Discovery Green in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Proceeds will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, which has distributed more than $12.3 million to F+B workers nationwide and more than 5,400 no cost counseling sessions.

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Southern Smoke Decanted

Decanted, presented by Lexus, unlocks the best of our wines and each other in Southern Smoke’s wine auction, uniting wine lovers with vintners from around the world in a spectacular afternoon benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation. Save the date for Spring 2025!

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Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés

We’ve been drinking pink wine with some of our favorite chefs since 2016! We’ll be back in 2025 with a new theme and another great party!

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Beyond the Hospitality Dinner – SOLD OUT

March 11 @ 6:30 pm

We have teamed up with Euphoria to bring SSF founder Chris Shepherd to Greenville to collaborate with Chef Michael Kramer of JIANNA for an unforgettable evening.

Guests will enjoy a carefully crafted menu while making a meaningful impact on the lives of the hard-working individuals who bring flavor and joy to our dining experiences. The talented lineup will share stories of their journeys in the hospitality industry, emphasizing how food and wine serve as the threads that weave communities together and how important it is to support our hospitality community. As you create memorable connections & experiences, your glass will be filled with perfectly paired wines from our local urban winery, Carter Family Wines.

$35 from every ticket purchased will directly support the hospitality industry through the Southern Smoke Foundation. We thank you for your generosity.


March 11
6:30 pm


600 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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