Friday, April 30, 2021 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us for a weekend of PB & J — Pizza, Blues & Jazz! We’ve rounded up your favorite pizza joints to serve you at this inaugural festival, with live blues and jazz and local arts vendors. Sink your teeth into the cheesiest, greasiest slices of pie around, wash it down with cold beer and wine, and groove to some live blues and jazz bands!
Friday will feature music from Roosevelt Collier, and Saturday will have the Greenville Jazz Collective take the stage. See a list of food and vendors at our website.
Want to volunteer or be a vendor? To register, review the rules and regulations at mauldinculturalcenter.org/pbj-festival. Please note that the City of Mauldin reserves the right to refuse any vendor at their sole discretion.
We request that all guests and staff wear masks, and we will be conducting temperature checks at the ticket tents. Our COVID-19 policies can be found online at https://mauldinculturalcenter.org/covid-19
The art and craft of edible plant sculpture is nothing new in the east and has long been a hallmark of elegance in Asian cuisine. Western history has its own love story with food carving, although for a slightly spookier reason. Irish legend about a trickster called Stingy Jack says he swindled the devil and is doomed to roam the earth for eternity. His wandering spirit uses a hollowed out turnip as a lantern. When Irish Americans imported this tradition, they found North American pumpkins to be even more suited to the task.
Grab your cocktail, your kids and some candy and join us as we welcome Stephan C. Baity, Master Chef and Master Carver. Stephen Baity has appeared on Food Network’s Halloween Wars and has competed in the American Culinary Federation’s Olympic-style carving competitions. Stephan C. Baity is a father of four and a proud native of Canton, Ohio. After graduating culinary school in 1999, he spent time at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI studying under internationally known chefs. He also has ties to the Upstate, Stephen is connected with Wofford College through his work as Director of Culinary and Board Operations. While he is best known for his creativity and flair for dramatic plating, in recent years he has burst onto the fruit and vegetable sculpting scene.
As the founder of Graffiti Carving, he’s taken home the gold in a number of sculpting competitions. As an artist he uses the canvas of fruit and vegetables to send a unique message that encourages other culinarians to push the boundaries. His philosophy is “Boxes are for dead things. If you want your work to live on, break out of the box!” His sense of adventure, humor and work ethic is his trademark.
Please join us live online Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. Free to Register; Registration required