Three events were scheduled: a dinner for no more than fifteen couples in a private home, and public breakfast and lunch events which were held at the Country Club of Landfall. Chef Giada curated an italian inspired menu and worked with locally-sourced Wilmington chefs for breakfast and lunch. Chef Bobby Zimmerman, owner of True Blue Butcher and Table, sourced the ingredients and led the culinary team over several days.
Giada will share stories from behind the scenes of her celebrated career, memories of early years in Italy, and inspirations for travel and entertaining. The breakfast event was featured on Food Networks Facebook live broadcast. The lunch event concluded with a record setting live auction. Cutting boards by Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards were on hand with signature cutting boards for sale.
Phillip L. Clark of OmniStar Financial Group said the event was a huge success. He chaired the first event in 2016 which featured Emeril and chaired the culinary committee for Giada. “we set new records while educating the public about GLOW”. “We are already working on 2018” said Clark, which he says will be “over the top”.