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The Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Culinary Garden

The Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Culinary Garden


Patrick E. Ringwald is remembered as a widely respected and engaged member of Charleston’s food and beverage community. After his death in 2003, family, friends and colleagues established the Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Foundation to support hospitality and culinary training in the Lowcountry.

In 2004, the Ringwald Foundation approached Trident Technical College with a proposal to design and install a culinary garden at the College’s Culinary Institute of Charleston. TTC readily accepted this unique opportunity to provide its culinary students with hands-on experience in selecting, growing and harvesting  herbs and produce to use in their programs of study. To establish the garden, TTC provided 4,400 square feet of space. Landscape architect Sheila Wertimer worked with the project partners to develop a garden concept and design. Her design includes four growing areas arranged in a parterre style at the center of the garden, flanked by two walking and sitting areas. Construction began in October 2006 and was completed in January 2007. It was formally dedicated on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.

The Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Culinary Garden provides a unique learning experience for students at the Culinary Institute of Charleston.  Trident Technical College and The Culinary Institute of Charleston thank the following donors for their generous support.

Tripp Alley Donald and Jennifer Barickman
Sam and Liz Bass Berlin's Restaurant Supply
James Burns Lisa Buzzelli (in honor of Joyce Lowe)
Jo Cannon City of Charleston
City of North Charleston Wayland H. and Marion Rivers Cato
Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC Crab Shacks
Davis & Floyd John Duckworth
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Eiserhardt, Jr.
Fast & French Francis Marion Hotel
George Hill / By George! Hospitality Management Group, Inc.
Hyman's Seafood Company J. Bistro
Lowndes Grove Plantation Maverick Southern Kitchens, Inc.
The Inn at Middleton Place Mo Sussman's Steakhouse
Motley Rice LLC John and Anita Mueller
Virginia Norvell Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Foundation
Royal Cup Coffee Alicia Seay
Samuel Steinberg Richard Stoney / Crew Carolina, LLC
T Bonz's Mary and Stoney Thornley
Town of Mount Pleasant Trident Technical College
Turf Techs LLC Vickery's Bar & Grill
Sheila Wertimer Wild Wing Café
Mary Yarborough  





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