Tickets on Sale for the Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef 2012

May 10th, 2012 by ashleyg

Tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Challenge!

Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Lighthouse on the Creek in Mt. Pleasant for an evening of food, fun, and festivities to benefit Louie’s Kids.

Tickets can be purchased on-line here or at the Square Onion in I’on or Royall Hardware on Coleman Boulevard, both in Mt. Pleasant.

Prices are $50 for advance tickets and $65 the day of the event. Tickets include the creations of the chef duos, beer from Pearlstine Distributors & the Piggly Wiggly, wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, Cypress restaurant, the Charleston Grill, and The Griffon, plus hors d’oeuvres from the Square Onion & Stono Cafe.

Featured Chefs this year: 2009 James Beard winner, Best Chef Southeast Mike Lata of FIG, French Master Chef Nico Romo of FISH, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka of Square Onion, 2012 James Beard-nominated and finalist Craig Deihl of Cypress, John Zucker of Cru Cafe, John Ondo of Lana Restaurant, 2011 Winner Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery, 2012 James Beard-nominated Jeremiah Bacon of OAK and 2012 James Beard-nominated Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians Doug Jones and Charles Hedgepath, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to win a “Night on the Town” package, courtesy of Crushed Fine Wine, Red Drum and Mt. Pleasant Shuttle, a French Oven from Le Creuset and 2 Round-Trip Tickets on Southwest Airlines.

See you there!

For more information, please call 843-724-9267 or email



Official Airline Sponsor of Louie's Kids



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4th Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef – June 14, 2012

March 20th, 2012 by ashleyg

The date is set for the 2012 Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef to benefit Louie’s Kids & Run Buddies. We are excited that this year’s event will be held in The Lighthouse overlooking Shem Creek, with lots of room and AC! Details are being confirmed daily and will be forthcoming so keep coming back here or visit our page on Facebook. Louie’s Kids on Facebook

Big Chef Little Chef 2012 Sponsor Packet

Participating Chefs:

2011 Winner, Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill
Chef Marc Collins of Circa 1886
2010 Winner, Chef Mike Lata of FIG
Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse
Chef Nico Romo of Fish
Chef John Ondo of Lana Restaurant
Year 1 Winner, Chef Craig Deihl of Cypress
Chef John Zucker of Cru Cafe and Catering
Chef Cary Zapatka of Square Onion
Chef Ben Berryhill of Red Drum & Next Door
Chef Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca
Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery

Entertainment by Doug Jones, with more musical guests to join and celebrity guest to make an appearnace. Tickets are $50 pre-event and $65 day-of and will go on sale May 1st. Call 843-724-9267 or email for more info!

Tickets sell out quickly so buy them as soon as they go on sale.

Can’t wait to see you there and taste more amazing healthy dishes!

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2012 Fundraisers Announced!

February 9th, 2012 by ashleyg

Our 2012 Fundraisers have been set! Put these dates on your calendar and check back for more details as they come together.

Big Chef Little Chef - June 14th @ The Lighthouse on Shem Creek
Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Game – August 4th @ The Joe
Circa 1886 Celebrity Guest Chef Dinner – August 16th @ Circa 1886
The Yoga Marathon – October 6th – Marion Square

Looking forward to these great events for 2012! Contact if you have any questions or want to volunteer.

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Louis Yuhasz, Founder of Louie’s Kids named a “Leader With Heart’ – watch it on HLN / CNN

July 28th, 2011 by Louis

Those of us at Louie’s Kids have known this for years, now the rest of the world will too! Louis Yuhasz, Founder and CEO of Louie’s Kids, has been named a “Leader With Heart” from CNN producers and his story will be aired on Headline News network starting on August 1. We couldn’t be more proud and excited to see the final product of the Day at the Beach with Louis and many of our ‘Kids’!

Set your DVRs to watch Headline News on ‘The Morning Express’ show at the following times:
Monday, Aug. 1, between 8:30 – 9:00 am
Wednesday, Aug 3 between 9:00 – 9:30 am
Saturday, Aug 6 & Sunday, Aug 7 between 10 – 11 am

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8th Annual Yoga Marathon Date Announced ~ Saturday, October 29th, 2011

October 1st, 2011 by ashleyg

The 8th Annual Yoga Marathon presented by Half Moon Outfitters to benefit Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies in Charleston, SC will be held on Saturday, October 29th! Join us in Marion Square from noon to 3pm for an afternoon of sun salutations and downward dogs to raise funds for our special programs. To register yourself or your team, Click Here.

For more information, please call 843-724-9267 or email

Start practicing your poses and share with all of your friends!

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Our Yoga Marathon is this Saturday, October 29th!

October 24th, 2011 by ashleyg

Details and registration information below!


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Circa 1886 Chef Dinner – August 16, 2012

June 8th, 2012 by ashleyg

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 Circa 1886 Chef Dinner to benefit Louie’s Kids! The date has been set and the plans being laid now. More info will be shared once we know them. This dinner has limited seating so make sure to keep checking back so you are ready when the tickets go on sale!


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C-Section May Raise Child Obesity Risk

May 29th, 2012 by ashleyg

WOW! Surprising new statistics that children born by c-section are 50% more likely to be obese.

Click here to read more about it

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Seeking Volunteers for the Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge – 8-4-12

May 6th, 2012 by ashleyg

Seeking Volunteers for the 2nd Slim Down the South Celebrity softball Challenge, Year 2, to benefit Louie’s Kids! Takes a team of folks to make the day happen so we look forward to hearing from you!

Slim Down the South Volunteer Application 2012

Join the Fun in 2012!

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Big Chef Little Chef Sponsor Packet Available!

April 19th, 2012 by ashleyg

Join the fun and support a great cause as a sponsor of our 4th Annual Big Chef Little Chef Challenge! We have plenty of options for every budget and the exposure is HUGE HUGE HUGE so sign on today!
BCLCSponsorship Packet 2012

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Gearing up for the Cooper River Bridge Run with our 1st Running Clinic Kids!

March 22nd, 2012 by ashleyg

Watch the story on Live 5 News

Thank you to the TrySports Mount Pleasant team for making it happen so our Mitchell and Burke Running Clinic Run Buddies can have new shoes and shirts for the Cooper River Bridge Run on March 31st!

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Sponsor Packets for 2012 Events Available Here!

March 21st, 2012 by ashleyg

Big Chef Little Chef 2012 – June 14, 2012

Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge 2012 – August 4, 2012

9th Annual Yoga Marathon – October 6, 2012

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MUSC Health Go Red! Heart 5K Run/Walk this weekend – Feb 11th @ 9am

February 7th, 2012 by ashleyg

We’re at it again! Our amazing kids and running partners will be participating this Saturday in the MUSC Health Go Red! Heart 5K Run/Walk to bring awareness to Heart Health month. Come see them on the race course and cheer them to victory! We are so very proud each time one of our own crosses the finish line; I know you will be too. We hope to see you there! If you want to run or walk yourself, they would love to have you. Visit Here

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