About

The Festival

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival started in October 2010 and has been named one of the “10 Southern Food Festivals You Need to Taste” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and “4 Can’t Miss Southern Food Festivals” by PeterGreenberg.com. It has earned its reputation as a premier culinary event in the Southeast because of its commitment to spreading the gospel of sustainable food and drink, and working with award-winning chefs, authors, educators, producers and farmers.

The Chapel Hill, NC-based festival, now in its seventh year, offers exceptional dinners, tasting events, after parties, chef demos as well as the “Sustainable Classroom” – educational experiences featuring renowned chefs, authors & national media. As one of the country’s leading events focused on sustainable food and drink, TerraVita lives its mission by producing a zero waste event by employing intensive use of compostable goods, and recycling nearly all of the waste produced at the event. For updates, follow @TerraVitaFoodie on Twitter and Instagram, TerraVita Food & Drink Festival on Pinterest and Facebook.

Giving Back

In line with giving back and honoring those who do such great work in our community, TerraVita has donated 100% of proceeds from the auction raised each year to deserving community organizations. Over the years, we’ve raised more than $50,000 for local organizations, including the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, CHOP NC (Culinary Historians of Piedmont), the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and TABLE, an organization dedicated to serving hungry children in our local community.

This year, we have kicked off the TerraVita Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, to promote and execute educational initiatives around nutrition and healthy eating. In particular, we feel that engaging children and exposing them to nutritional education early can make a tremendous difference in their lives that will reverberate throughout their respective communities. This year, we will raise money to begin our youth outreach program! Please help and support these initiatives through a donation or by supporting the auction at the Grand Tasting on October 1, 2016.