Michelin Star Chef Mariya Russell Joins The Establishment for “Give Back Charleston” Fundraiser

Executive Chef Elliott Howells of The Establishment this week welcomed Michelin Star Chef and long-time friend Mariya Russell (right) and her husband, Garrett Russell, to prepare a six-course meal for a small audience to raise money for the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). The event, which occurred on Monday, May 9th, was the first in a series of experiences hosted by The Establishment that are called “Give Back Charleston.” This first event raised $10,000 for the CYDC. 


Chef Russell said she was happy to collaborate with the Charleston restaurant.

“We’ve known and have been cooking with Chef Howells for a long time,” said Chef Russell. “He brought this event to us and we felt everything about it lined up with the types of things Garrett and I want to be a part of. And we got to create one of the most playful event menus we’ve ever done. It’s an incredible collaboration that really showcases each of our personalities.”


The second event in the “Give Back Charleston” series will take place on June 6th at The Establishment and will feature Chef Mark Bolchoz of Charleston’s own Indaco. This event will support One80 Place, a Charleston-based charity focused on ending and preventing homelessness.

For more information on this dinner series, or to register for the next dinner in the series, visit EstablishmentCHS.com/giveBack.

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