Tweeting Live from @beardfoundation

Guest Post by Riley Communications intern, Dana Fisher

As the Riley Communications intern, I’ve had the opportunity to do some pretty cool things. I’ve gone behind the scenes at television studios, attended a magic show and watched Terra chef Mike Davis in the kitchen. Even when my bosses went to New York for Chef Davis’ dinner at the esteemed James Beard House, they managed to make the event an experience for those of us left at home. By tweeting live from the dinner, @TerraSC gave foodie fans a play-by-play that made your mouth water for mahi mahi.

The snow was beginning to fall in the city and Chef Davis was preparing a dinner of South Carolina ingredients for 50+ New Yorkers in a strange kitchen. How do I know this? Aside from the weather report (which called for an epic blizzard,) I followed @TerraSC on Twitter. Even hundreds of miles away, Terra fans could root for Chef Davis as he served Columbia favorites like Port Royal shrimp remoulade and Caw Caw Creek suckling pig.

Pictures provided home Tweeters with the ambiance at the James Beard House. From the crowded “Champagne reception at Beard House. The trout hoecakes are in high demand!” all the way to “A straight 15 s of applause as Chef enters dining room,” followers felt proud that they ate and enjoyed the same food before it was on a national stage.