Support our oceans and fisheries with an evening of the best seafood you’ve never tried!
Charleston’s first ever Trash Fish Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Since early 2013, Chefs Collaborative has been holding Trash Fish Dinners around the country to bring attention to undervalued and underutilized species of fish. From scup to Asian carp, dogfish to lionfish, by encouraging chefs and diners to focus on fish that have historically been left off menus, we can help take pressure off of overfished species and support our fishing communities.

These outstanding chefs will prepare tantalizing dishes highlighting undervalued species of fish.

Event Moderators

  • Whit McMillan- Director of Education, South Carolina Aquarium
  • Shelley Dearhart- Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator, South Carolina Aquarium


  • Whit McMillan, Director of Education, South Carolina Aquarium
  • Mark Marhefka, Abundant Seafood.
Enjoy this dinner of underutilized fish prepared by a star lineup of chefs for $125. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Chefs Collaborative. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit