Photos By Jonathan Cooper
Some of the areas best chefs came together on Wednesday night at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room to showcase Charlotte’s culinary prowess. The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour started in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City’s historic James Beard House to other budding culinary cities. While the Charlotte area is still waiting for its first James Beard Award winner, the chefs representing this official James Beard Foundation event shined bright. Joe Kindred (Kindred Restaurant), Paul T. Verica (Heritage Food & Drink), Rocco Whalen (Fahrenheit), and Bryan Skelding (The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Spring, WV) provided us with some extraordinary food memories. We were honored to document this very special event.