You’ve got good taste. Here’s your chance to use it.
Dine, wine and vote for your favorite local chefs, as they go dish to yummy dish in the upcoming Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, July 11-24.
“We have so many loyal diners in this foodie town and we can’t wait to share some exciting new twists to the competition with everyone,” said Jimmy Crippen, the series’ founder and host.
“The Raleigh series features several dream teams competing in the seven dinner events, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what these dynamic chefs whip up in the kitchen together.”
Local chefs taking part in the competition include:
Executive chef Joseph Fasy and chef Leo Cuthbertson of Hook and Cleaver Market on Broad in Fuquay-Varina, for the July 11 dinner; Fasy is also executive chef at Old North State Catering;
Executive chef Rich Carter, personal chef Sara Samuels and executive pastry chef Anthony Calcagno of Catering Works, for the July 18 dinner; and
Executive chef Franz Propst of Peak City Grill & Bar, chef Ryan Summers of Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar for the July 19 dinner.
For the full eight-team competition line-up, see competitiondining.com/events/Raleigh.
The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series is a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state, with chef teams each preparing three courses centered on a North Carolina ingredient revealed just before they start cooking that day.
Guests can get in on the action, enjoying a six-course meal without knowing which chef prepared which plate, then voting to determine who moves on to the next round.
New to the competition this year is the creation of All-Star Dream Teams, allowing chefs from different restaurants to partner on the three-person teams.
The seven dinner events will be held at 214 Martin St., in Raleigh. Tickets are $59 per battle, and $69 for the local finale battle on July 24. Reservations are open now at competitiondining.com/events/Raleigh.