Edmund’s Oast Organizes “Switcharoo II” on March 2 to Raise Funds for Ben’s Friends

Starting at 5 pm on Friday, March 2nd, Edmund’s Oast will pause their normal service and host "Switcharoo II," a fundraiser benefiting Ben’s Friends. During the event, bartenders will be chefs for the night, while national chefs will be behind the bar. The menu they all create will be available a la carte.

All the money raised will benefit Ben’s Friends, a food and beverage industry support group in Charleston offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Founded in honor of Ben Murray, a lifelong chef who took his own life after struggling with alcoholism for years, Ben’s Friends exists to provide a safe haven and an anonymous, judgment-free forum for workers in an industry that has one of the highest rates of substance abuse in the country. The first Switcharoo held in 2017, raised $3,000 to benefit this important charitable effort.

Participants of Switcharoo include:


  • Jerry Slater
  • Pam Wiznitzer
  • Nick Detrich
  • Micah Melton
  • Stephen Palahach
  • Gary Crunkleton
  • Jayce McConnell


  • Justin Brunson
  • Travis Milton
  • Andy Ticer
  • Michael Hudman
  • Griffin Bufkin
  • Brittany Anderson

Limited reservations available. Click here for more information.

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