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.

Annual Events
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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.

Tickets on sale now
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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!

Bid Now, Bid Often
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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!

Purchase Tickets
Jul 26 2024 | 5:00–9:30 pm
Farmstead Live Fire x Southern Smoke Foundation
St. Helena, CA
Join us for the inaugural Farmstead Live Fire x Southern Smoke Foundation event! Eight exceptional chefs from across the country head to Napa Valley to sear and celebrate with us on the Farmstead Lawn. Indulge in a variety of delectable dishes, sip on refreshing cocktails, and savor wines from the renowned Napa Valley wineries. It will be an unforgettable evening dedicated to supporting food and beverage workers.
Aug 4 2024 | 5:00 pm
Mr. C's Pop-Up, featuring Chris Shepherd
Inspired by his favorite childhood restaurant in Omaha, Mr. C’s Steakhouse, James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd will present his interpretation of the classic Italian restaurant with “Sunday Supper”. The pop-up will be set as a dark and moody dining room with Rat Pack-era live music, just as Shepherd remembers the original Mr. C’s. Shepherd’s throwback family-style dinner will feature personal storytelling as his takes on some of the restaurant’s most famous dishes are presented through a prix-fixe menu. Proceeds benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation.
Aug 4 2024 | 6:00–8:30 pm
Street to Kitchen Wine Dinner Birthday Celebration
Houston, TX
In celebration of Street to Kitchen's 4th year of business, Chef G and team are pulling out all the stops. 4 courses, 4 dishes per course and welcome drinks on arrival. And it’s all for a great cause, too! A portion of proceeds from tickets sold will be donated to the Southern Smoke Foundation—to help food workers adversely affected by Hurricane Beryl.