Walmart has hand-selected nine celebrated chefs nationally to kick off the 2nd year of its Rediscovering America program. The purpose of the program is to highlight the importance of making fresh, quality produce available to everyone while spotlighting the importance of supporting farmers and responsibly sourcing produce, which Walmart does in 42 states with thousands of farms and farmers.
Locally, Chef Sean Mendes has added a one-of-a-kind dish to his menu inspired by the fresh, quality produce found at the local Walmart stores, and this year, Walmart is bringing the program to Charleston.
Yep. You read that right. From now to October 9, Charleston residents can get a special taste of Walmart’s produce in Chef Mendes’s dish—Farmer’s Cassarole—at Gillie’s Seafood.
The retailer is also awarding ten, $10,000 scholarships to female chefs and chefs of color across the country through the James Beard Foundation.