Featured Image Credit: Jonathan Boncek file photo via Charleston City Paper
There is some light to be shed on the tragedy that happened downtown on Thursday, August 24th. A local favorite for brunch, Virginia’s On King, lost their executive chef in a shooting inside the restaurant after a hostage situation. Chef Shan Whiddon was not just a chef, he was a husband and father to two sons. If you have been wondering how you can help out, here are some ways you can donate as well as some events going on in the community that are supporting his family and staff.
-The Charleston Pour House released a statement that they are willing to donate their venue and help organize a fundraiser to aid Chef Whiddon’s family. To help organize or donate food/bev items email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
-The Explore Charleston and Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, on behalf of Bennett Hospitality, set up a no fee account for donations.
Make checks payable to Chef Shane Whiddon Memorial Account
Address: 423 King St. Charleston SC 29403, or drop off at any Wells Fargo Bank.
-Chef Jason McKinney, a former friend, and coworker of Chef Shane, set up a pop-up dinner in Charleston to benefit the family this dinner will be $250 per person.
For Details: 404-630-2019 to organize/sell tickets
Needs: 4-6 other chefs to participate
Vendor & Wine donations
Space, Restaurant, or Volunteer space.
-Edmund’s Oast donated 100% of their proceeds to the Whiddon family GoFundMe from 2-5.
-2 Nixons, a pop-up restaurant in Charleston, vowed to give all their gratuity from this past Friday and Saturday to the staff of Virginia’s.
-A GoFundMe account has been created by a neighbor, Terri Thomas Wall. The goal is set for 150k to give to the family.