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NC Chef Showdown

Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, creator and host of the NC Chef Showdown, announces the 16 chefs selected to compete in its second annual cooking competition. The chefs, all based in North Carolina, were selected following a rigorous application and selection process. Forty chefs total applied to the competition.

Selected chefs—broken into two food categories, savory and sweet—are vying for the 2017 “NCRLA Chef of the Year” and “Pastry Chef of the Year” awards. Chefs will prepare and serve tasting-sized portions to event attendees. The dishes, judged by six culinary experts, will be scored on presentation, taste and use of local ingredients from North Carolina. Additional awards include “Best Use of a North Carolina Product” and “Most Creative Presentation.” The “People’s Choice” awards are determined by showdown attendees.

The 12 savory chefs are:

The four pastry chefs include:

“New this year, NCRLA will crown a 2017 ‘Mixologist of the Year,’ as six North Carolina distilleries will be featured with hand-picked bartenders crafting cocktails for guests and judges to enjoy,” said Minges.

The six selected North Carolina distilleries are:

The showdown is Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.ncchefshowdown.com.


Aug 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm