Christine Sykes Lowe is the founder of Feast + Harmony, specializing in culinary programming, production and PR for food and music festivals, travel and tourism entities and food and beverage brand activations. With over 20 years combined experience in strategic agency-based marketing, public relations, special event programming, television design/production and brand partnerships, her work has included everything from national and international brands to single entrepreneur restaurants and chefs. Past and present brands include Pinehurst Resort, The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Bourbon and Beyond, Charleston Wine and Food Festival, Cheerwine, The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off, The Discovery Channel, and Alexander Julian for Lowes, among others.
A unique blend of Lebanese-American, Italian and Irish, her childhood was spent surrounded by kibbeh, tabbouleh, hearty stews and homemade ragus. She believes authentic and nutritious food is the ultimate expression of love. As Managing Partner of Farmer and Chef South, she has published and co-authored Farmer and Chef Asheville, a cookbook which celebrates a unique food culture comprised of chefs, farmers and craft artisans within the mountains of Western North Carolina. In its third reprint, a second book is in the works.