Relish Restaurant Group, comprised of Ms. Rose’s, 492, and Tristan Catering + Events, believes that good service extends beyond the walls of its restaurants. The hospitality group works daily to serve the Charleston community through the philanthropic support of charitable organizations in addition to the daily task of filling the bellies of hungry diners.
“We have always encouraged our team to find ways to give back and support causes that inspire them,” Dave Bucks, Director of Operations for Relish Restaurant Group, said. “Whether participating in local fundraising events and food festivals, donating to charity auctions or simply sponsoring local kids’ sports teams, we look forward to continuing to support the Charleston community however we can.”
See below for a sampling of how all three Relish Restaurant Group businesses are giving back.
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails recently partnered with Dorchester Paws for a special edition of the restaurant’s wildly popular Mimosas & Mutts brunch series. The event raised funds for the animal shelter through mimosa sales, t-shirt sales and homemade dog treat sales and resulted in the adoption of four out of six dogs.
In addition to Dorchester Paws, Ms. Rose’s has donated to a wide range of local organizations, including the West Ashley High School Marching Band and the Blessing Box Project, which provides non-perishable food items throughout the Lowcountry to fight food insecurity.
Tristan Catering + Events
Another important cause championed by the entire Relish Restaurant Group is cancer research. All three entities offer support through involvement in the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope, a cycling event benefiting MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center. In addition to supporting the fundraising event through social media promotion, Tristan Catering + Events will cater this year’s Ride for Hope on November 11, 2018. Ms. Rose’s will also host the event’s Kick Off Party on November 10.
The team at Tristan Catering + Events, as well Ms. Rose’s, have been involved with the Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR), which provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. Both team’s have volunteered their time at the non-profit contributing to the nearly 28,000 children in the Tri-County area who have received clothing donations from LOR.
492 has also worked to raise money for the Hollings Cancer Center through their participation in the Gourmet & Grapes culinary event. The event couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient programs at Hollings. 492’s Executive Chef Josh Keeler and his kitchen team participated in the 2018 festival, contributing to the over $2 million that the event has raised since its inception in 2009.
Keeler has also participated in numerous local and regional culinary events, including Chef’s Feast benefiting Lowcountry Food Bank, Atlanta High Museum of Art Wine Dinner and No Kid Hungry.
Relish Restaurant Group has also been involved with the following organizations:
- Lowcountry Food Bank
- One80 Place
- Chef’s Feast
- Feed the Need
- Grow Food Carolina
- Slow Food Charleston
- Charleston Area CVB
- Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
- Charleston Wine + Food Festival
- DIG SOUTH
- Be A Mentor
- Carlos Dunlap Foundation
- Tri-County Cradle to Career
- International Live Events Association
- Charleston Hoteliers Network
- Child and Family Development Center
- Charleston International Film Festival
- Charleston Fashion Week
- Charleston Hospitality Social Media Group
- South Carolina Stingrays
- Ronald McDonald House of Charleston
- Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
- Dinner en Blanc
- FAB Workshop
- Historic Charleston Foundation
- The Chocolate Affair
- Art on the Beach
- Carolina Youth Development Center
- MUSC's Center for Drug and Alcohol
- American Heart Association
- Charleston Wedding Week
- Rainbow Wedding Network
- Louie’s Kids
- Speed Rack
- Surfrider Strawless Summer Campaign
- SmartRecycle USA
- Lowcountry Heart Walk
- Charleston Pride
- Lowcountry Street Grocery
- Lowcountry Local First
- Southern Foodways Alliance
- Mill Village Farms
- James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner
- Freeverse Poetry Festival
- Ohm Radio’s Sweet Corn Cook Off
- SC Aquarium's Good Catch Program and Sustainable Seafood Initiative