June 30, 2014 (For Immediate Release) Contact: Rebecca Burke
Phone: 802.249.6603

Charleston, SC – Cory Burke of Roti Rolls, Becky Burke of Slow Food Charleston, and the team at local marketing agency Fork & Knife, are excited to unveil a community dining experience appropriately named Commune. Commune. is a series of monthly on-­‐site dinners giving guests an insider’s look at a local coffee roaster and various breweries, farms, and fishing docks. The goal of these dinners is to bring awareness to the amazing work being done in our community while filling bellies with locally grown ingredients prepared by some of Charleston’s best Chefs.

Each family-­‐style dinner will focus on one purveyor and incorporate their wares into each of the dinner’s four courses. Pairing up two local guest chefs, each course will not only highlight the specific purveyor, but also include both a carnivorous andvegetarian dish composed of local ingredients to share.
The first Commune. dinner will take place on July 17, 2014 from 6:30-­‐9pm at CUP Coffee Roasters (339 B-­‐1 Fleming Rd., James Island, SC 29412) and feature chefs Alex Lira of The Lot and Cory Burke of Roti Rolls. Guests will also be given tours of the local coffee roastery and have the opportunity to learn more about CUP’s coffee featured on the menu.
While still adding dates, chefs and purveyors, the current line up for future Commune. dinners includes:

  • August 20, 2014 at Westbrook Brewery (510 Ridge Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 featuring Chef Jacques Larson of The Obstinate Daughter & Wild Olive
  • September 18, 2014 at Sol Legare Landing (Sol Legrare Rd, James Island 29412) featuring Chef BJ Dennis of Gullah-Geechee pop-up notoriety
  • October 16, 2014 at Abundant Seafood (Geechie Dock, 248 Magwood Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC) featuring Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry and Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill.
  • November 13 at Dirthugger Farms (Cutter Drive, James Island, SC 29412) featuring Bob Cook of Cypress and Italo Marino and Leila Schardt of Monza / Closed for Business.

Tickets to the dinners start at $75 and include a tour and meet and greet with purveyors, and a four-­‐course meal with alcohol pairings. VIP ticket options are available for $125 and additionally include a private personalized tour, Commune. t-shirt, signed poster and a ride on a shuttle to/from the dinner. A package ticket to include all the dinners is available for pre-purchase at S350. Tickets are available for purchase at

Sponsors include Cathead Vodka, Grassroots Distributors, Joseph Fields Farm, MiBek Farm and Westbrook Brewery.

Jonathan Bonceck will be providing photography.

To learn more about Commune. and our mission, please visit or @communechs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.