An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree

For immediate release

August 16, 2016



Marie Cheek      

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture and Heritage Museums



Museum of York County to host SC’s culinary Grande Dame - Nathalie Dupree


ROCK HILL, SC- In celebration of South Carolina food and lifestyle, the Museum of York County will host “An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree” on Sunday, September 18. Recipient of four James Beard Awards, Dupree will be demonstrating the art of biscuit making – specifically her own “Senator Hollings’ Flaky Appetizer Cream Cheese Biscuits,” an essential southern hors d’oeuvre.


In anticipation of her Rock Hill appearance, Dupree expressed “There’s nothing I like more than having a room full of people know they can go home and make a great biscuit, without a bit of fear!”


“An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree” will include refreshments, appetizers and inspiration for southern-style entertaining. Dupree will be available for book signing; several of her many cookbooks, including “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking,” are available in the museum’s store.


A dinner with Nathalie Dupree and four guests at Rock Hill’s new restaurant, the Pump House, is being offered on an online auction prior to the event.  To bid on the online auction “Nathalie Dupree – Table for Five” .


“An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree” is graciously sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, The Pump House and The Ligon Company.


A culinary-themed door decorating contest is also part of the southern-style entertaining event. The contest is open to community clubs and offers a prize of $50.


Advanced registrations only, the event is open to the public with limited seating.

For registration, auction information, and to enter the decorating contest - please contact Doris VanBenschoten at 803/981-9182. Non-Member registration: $25.00; CHM Member registration: $20.00


About Nathalie Dupree:  Awarded the honor of Grande Dame for Les Dames d’ Escoffier in 2011 and founding chairman of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, Nathalie Dupree is a chef known for her Southern cooking expertise. Recipient of four James Beard Awards, Dupree is author of 14 cookbooks and is co-author of “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.”  In 2013 she was named Woman of the Year from the French Master Chefs of America. Dupree has been chef of three restaurants and director of Rich’s Cooking School in Atlanta. A popular host for cooking shows that have aired on PBS, The Food Network, and The Learning Channel, Dupree has also made appearances on many national TV shows including The Today Show and Good Morning America. 


The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC, 29732


“An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree” is on Sunday, September 18th 2016 from 2-5 p.m.

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