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Southern Smoke Festival

SAVE THE DATE! The big bash returns in 2024. Join us on Saturday, October 5 as we host some of the F+B industry’s most talented chefs and personalities and throw a party to support F+B in crisis nationwide. You’ll eat your share in big and bold bites; have your choice of superb wine, beer, and spirits; and enjoy outstanding live music to enhance the chow-down experience. Proceeds will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, which has distributed more than $11 million to F+B workers nationwide. Help our cause and rock out with us this October!


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Southern Smoke Decanted

It’s time to let loose. This spring, Decanted, presented by Lexus, unlocks the best of our wines and each other in Southern Smoke’s inaugural wine event, uniting wine lovers with vintners from around the world in a spectacular afternoon benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation.

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Mind Does Matter: Managing Your Mental Health

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’re joining the James Beard Foundation for their inaugural Winter Wellness Series on Monday, February 12 at 12pm CT to host “Mind Does Matter: Managing Your Mental Health.” Southern Smoke Foundation Chief Mission Officer Catarina Bill will be joined by our Behind You university partners: A. Jordan Wright, Director of the PhD Program in Counseling Psychology at New York University, and Danielle M. Baran, Director of Psychological Services Center at Northern Illinois University, to discuss ways to create mentally balanced spaces within the F+B industry and further understanding on when and how to reach out for mental health support.


February 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




James Beard Foundation
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