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NCRLA Chef Showdown

August 27, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm

If you love to eat and drink, the 2018 NCRLA Chef Showdown presented by Got to be NC Agriculture is the can’t miss event of the year!

Twenty-one of the best chefs and six of the most talented mixologists from across North Carolina will gather in Charlotte on Monday, Aug. 27, to compete for the titles of “NCRLA Chef of the Year,” “NCRLA Pastry Chef of the Year” and “NCRLA Mixologist of the Year.” This annual culinary competition has awarded these honors to fantastic names in the industry including Matthew Krenz of The Asbury (Charlotte), Ann Marie Stefaney of Heirloom (Charlotte), Amanda Britton of Crowntown Collective (Charlotte) and Jesse Roque of Never Blue (Hendersonville).

Don’t miss a bite of the action! Get your tickets now for the opportunity to meet talented chefs, taste their amazing dishes, created with NC grown-ingredients, and mix and mingle with the who’s who of the state’s food and beverage industry. We’ll shake up the fun with six mixologists serving samplings of hand-crafted cocktails made from spirits distilled right here in North Carolina. A great selection of North Carolina craft beer and wine will also be available.

NCRLA Chef Showdown tickets are $125 and are all-inclusive. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Guests will have the opportunity to vote to determine several People’s Choice awards based off the food and drink served at the event.

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This event is in conjunction with the 2018 North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo on Monday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Charlotte Convention Center. To learn more about the NCRL Expo, click here.



August 27, 2018
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mindy Wharton