• Francis Marion Hotel: Our home base. As of 10/11, the group rate is no longer available, but they do still have available rooms.
  • Bed and Breakfasts: Click here for a list of area bed and breakfasts. Be mindful of where you stay if you are not planning on renting a car.

Summit Key Locations

  • Primary Summit Location, Lodging: Francis Marion Hotel: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC. 29403. P: (843) 722-0600
  • Sunday Evening Reception: Charleston Maritime Center: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC. 29401. P: (843) 853-3625
  • Monday Evening Reception: South Carolina Aquarium: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC. 29401. P: (843) 720-1990
  • Tuesday Closing Lunch: Lowndes Grove: 266 St. Margaret Street, Charleston, SC. 29403. P: (843) 853-1810

To/From Charleston

Charleston International Airport to Downtown Charleston: We know many of you will be flying to Charleston. Below is information on how to get from the airport to the Summit.

  • By car: Click here for driving directions from the Charleston International Airport
  • By public transportation: Shuttles operate from 5:00 AM until 30 minutes after the last arriving flight of the day, typically around 12:30 AM. The shuttle rate for Downtown Charleston is $12.00 per passenger and departs within 15 minutes. The shuttle is a shared ride and may make several stops, depending on the number of passengers. Click here for more.

Getting Around Charleston

Once you’re in downtown Charleston, you will not need a car for the Summit. All locations are within walking distance of the Francis Marion Hotel, or we provide shuttle service! See the agenda for more.


If you have any other logistics or program-related questions, please contact Hayley Fager: hayley@chefscollaborative.org or Alisha Fowler: alisha@chefscollaborative.org.