Cuisine Stands Out at OCtech Foundation’s Fine Wines and Foods Fundraiser

Photo of Evening of Fine Wines and Foods 2018 logoMore than a dozen local restaurants and caterers will provide tastes of their signature dishes during the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s 14th annual Evening of Fine Wines and Foods.

This year’s signature fundraising event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in the Patrick Student Services Building on the campus of OCtech.

Tantalizing the taste buds of attendees will be A Gracious Affair, Antley’s Bar-B-Q, Blaz N Buz Catering Company, Byrd’s Famous Cookies, Cakes by Joann Zeigler, Calhoun Cookers LLC, Catering for All Occasions, Chestnut Grill, Dupre Catering and Events, Fitstreet Deli and Hibachi, Fogle’s Piggly Wiggly, Golden Kernel Pecan Company, House of Pizza on Sims Street, The Rotonda of Santee, Tea Thyme, Thai Orchid, Thee Matriarch Bed and Breakfast, and Tracy’s Place.

Shrimp creole, slow-cooked brisket, raspberry Kahlua mousse brownie tarts, smoked Gouda pimento cheese, fresh-rolled sushi, creamy dill orzo and pea pasta, samosas, crabmeat shooters and roasted duck sliders are just some of the dishes guests will dine on at the event.

“These businesses and individuals are generously donating their goods, time and talent to ensure that this year’s Evening of Fine Wines and Foods is a night to remember,” Foundation Executive Director Faith McCurry said. “Many of our caterers have been with us for years, and we cannot thank them enough for helping us raise money to support OCtech students and the college’s mission in our community.”

A variety of domestic and international wines and craft beer will also be available for sampling. Participating beverage vendors include Advintage Distributing of the Carolinas, Aleph Wines Corporation, Breakthru Beverage South Carolina, The Country Vintner South Carolina, Grapevine Distributors, MidCarolina Beverage LLC, Republic National Distributing Company, and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

Golden Ticket drawings for spectacular prizes and a Wine Pull will complement the evening.

Funds raised during An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods go to support OCtech student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, projects requested by the college and other work of the Foundation.

“What could be better than exploring fine wines and sampling fare from local culinary talent while raising financial support for OCtech, a hometown gem of a school?” said Suzanna Crabb, who – with her husband Kyle and Michael and Amy Delaney – is co-chairing the event.

Wine may be ordered at the event through Gibby’s Bottle Shop. Gibby’s will donate 10 percent of proceeds from wine ordered that evening to the OCtech Foundation. Individuals ordering 12 or more bottles of wine will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase.

Tickets to An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods are $75 per person. Golden Tickets are $50 each and the Wine Pull is $20 per pull.

For more information or to purchase event tickets, call Faith McCurry at 803-535-1230, email or visit