The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is expanding their event Forks Knives, and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation by hosting three dinners in the spring of 2020. Partnering restaurants include Spotted Salamander (Columbia), The Anchorage 1770’s Ribaut Social Club (Beaufort) and Passerelle Bistro (Greenville).

Each dinner will feature a six-course meal containing unique dishes inspired by imperiled species of birds. Participants will be led through each course by SCWF Habitat Education Manager, Jay Keck, and will learn about each bird species and the conservation efforts needed to help it thrive.

“Spotted Salamander took a chance on this dinner in 2019 and we were thrilled with the results,” said Keck. “We are so excited to expand the dinner series in 2020 with talented chefs all across the state while educating participants on the impact they can have on our threatened bird species.”

Each Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills dinner will be an entirely different experience as the executive chefs from each restaurant will feature their own unique dishes to represent bird species including: Roseate Spoonbill, Scarlet Tanager, Red-headed Woodpecker and more. Alcohol pairings will also be provided with each course.

Forks, Knives and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation dates:

  •  January 24 at 7pm in Columbia at Spotted Salamander | Executive Chef: Jessica Shillato
  •  February 29 at 6pm in Beaufort at The Anchorage 1770’s Ribaut Social Club | Executive Chef: Byron Landis
  •  March 28 at 6pm in Greenville at Passerelle Bistro | Executive Chef: Jenifer E. Rogers

Event tickets can be purchased by visiting: All funds raised will benefit conservation programs of SCWF. For more information, visit their website at: