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Cultura is incredibly proud to launch the Cultivated Community Dinner Series. This dinner series is intended to provide a platform for Asheville chefs who are a positive force for change within our community. We hope to give a broader platform to individuals who have a positive impact on their community and the restaurant industry as a whole.

Each month, Cultura’s Executive Chef Eric Morris will collaborate with a guest chef to design a unique culinary experience. Some of the guest chefs do not have brick and mortar locations and others may be more hands on in their restaurants and therefore have less time for the limelight. We are excited to work with the guest chefs to give them space to present their vision and emotional connection for their cuisine. Each dinner will begin with an impeccable cocktail and continued through multiple courses along with beverage pairings to compliment each course.

Each dinner in the series will feature a non-profit selected by our guest chefs to reflect the true collaborative effort of our community. Cultura will make a donation to each non-profit to support their critical community services.

The Cultivated Community Dinner Series is designed to be intimate and intentional. We are striving to create an environment that cultivates positive community and authentic connection.

Limited tickets are available for each dinner.

For ticket inquiries email

Featured chefs

Yam Seng with J Chong

Chef J and Cultura’s Executive Chef Eric Morris will collaborate on six courses, each paired with Vīdl wines, Wicked Weed beers, or Cultura designed cocktails.

Chef J has selected Campaign For Southern Equality (CSE) as the non-profit partner for the dinner. Chef J has served on the CSE Board since 2019 and is a passionate advocate for CSE’s essential services. CSE works to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every sphere of life. CSE uses a range of tools including direct services, direct action, litigation, grant-making, and long-term organizing strategies to respond to immediate community needs, support a new generation of LGBTQ leaders and build political power over the long term.

Date: December 9, 2021 @ 6pm
Location: Cultura located at 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC

Benefitting: Campaign for Southern Equality

Food of the Gods with Silver Cousler

Chef Cousler’s inspiration for the dinner is rooted in the experience of being a fisherman and chef. The meal explores their romance with the Asheville area while honoring Philippine traditions, mythology, and curiosity for new ideas. Alongside Cultura’s Executive Chef Eric Morris, the collaboration will bring this vision to your plate throughout each course, in addition to beverage pairings to match the experience.

Chef Cousler has selected Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s “Trails and View Forever” Program as the non-profit partner for this dinner, specifically designated their a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) Conservation Corps Trail Crew. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to this cause, supporting their work with connecting young adults to a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experience.

Date: November 18, 2021 @ 6pm
Location: Cultura located at 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC

Benefitting: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Swine’d Sustainably
with Jonathan Pridgen

This event, we’ll be donating a portion of proceeds to ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project). The featured chef is Jonathan Pridgen the Head of Charcuterie for Cúrate.
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: There will be two seating’s for the dinner. One seating will be held at 5pm and the second seating will be held at 8pm.
Price: $100 per person including 8 courses, 5 beverage pairings along with taxes and gratuities
Location: Cultura located at 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC

Benefitting: ASAP Connections

OaxaCalifornia with Luis Martinez

Thank you to Chef Luis Martinez and to everyone who joined us for the first installment of our Cultivated Community Dinner Series. Each and every one of you transformed the evening into an intimate communion that celebrated open hearts and beautiful plates.