2019 NCRLA Chef Showdown – Applications Now Being Accepted!
NCRLA’s Chef Showdown, presented by Got To Be NC Agriculture, is THE can’t-miss culinary competition of the year. The application process is now open for chefs and distilleries across the state. Apply now to compete for the coveted title of NCRLA Chef of the Year, NCRLA Pastry Chef of the Year, and NCRLA Mixologist & Distillery of the Year.
New in 2019, culinary competitors will compete in private preliminary and regional events prior to the final event open to the public on September 30 at Angus Barn’s Bay 7. The three highest-scoring savory chefs and highest scoring pastry chef from each preliminary round will move on to regionals and the finals. Fans will be able to follow the preliminary and regional action & results on the NCRLA and Chef Showdown social media pages.
Preliminary rounds will be held in:
- New Bern, May 6 @ Carteret County Community College
- Asheville, June 3 @ Princess Anne Hotel
- Charlotte, June 24 @ Heirloom
- Greensboro, July 8 @ The Painted Plate
- Chapel Hill, July 22 @ The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Regional rounds will be held in:
- Raleigh, August 12 @ Vidrio
- Charlotte, August 19 @ Central Piedmont Community College
- Wilmington, August 26 @ Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Finals will be held in:
- Durham, September 30 @ Angus Barn’s Bay 7
Competitors will be judged on the presentation and taste of their dish, as well as the best use of local North Carolina ingredients on each plate.
Back by popular demand, the final event will feature six North Carolina distilleries partnered with six top-shelf mixologists to stir up excitement and compete for the NCRLA Distillery & Mixologist of the Year award.
Application deadline is April 17, 2019.
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