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.
||Donald and Jennifer Barickman|
|Sam and Liz Bass
||Berlin's Restaurant Supply |
||Lisa Buzzelli (in honor of Joyce Lowe)|
||City of Charleston|
|City of North Charleston
||Wayland H. and Marion Rivers Cato|
|Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC
|Davis & Floyd
||Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Eiserhardt, Jr.
|Fast & French
||Francis Marion Hotel |
|George Hill / By George!
||Hospitality Management Group, Inc.|
|Hyman's Seafood Company
|Lowndes Grove Plantation
||Maverick Southern Kitchens, Inc. |
|The Inn at Middleton Place
||Mo Sussman's Steakhouse |
|Motley Rice LLC
||John and Anita Mueller|
||Patrick E. Ringwald Memorial Foundation |
|Royal Cup Coffee
||Richard Stoney / Crew Carolina, LLC|
||Mary and Stoney Thornley|
|Town of Mount Pleasant
||Trident Technical College |
|Turf Techs LLC
||Vickery's Bar & Grill |
||Wild Wing Café |
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