Team Bistro 127
Chef Shawn Bank, executive chef at Bistro 127
Chef John Edwards, sous chef at Bistro 127
Chef Jeff Croft also of Bistro 127
Team Vicious and Delicious
Chef Ryan Forte, executive chef at Southminster
Chef Phillip Platoni, chef de cuisine at Southminster
Chef Brigitte Oger, owner at Craft Cakes in Charlotte
The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during this series of dinner competitions. Each evening, two teams of three Chefs battle it out side by side in a single elimination, blind dinner format. As a guest, you get to savor a six-course menu (three courses from each team, without knowing whose food you’re tasting) created around “Featured” North Carolina ingredients. The ingredients are revealed to the chefs the morning of their battle and they must be used in each of their three courses.
The Charlotte series will take place in two heats, the first with 2 preliminary Battles on August 8 and 9 and a semi final round on August 11. The second heat sees preliminary battles on August 22 and 23 and a semi final round on August 25. The Raleigh Finale will take place on Sunday, August 28.