Its a funny expression – selling like hotcakes – and I am honestly not sure of the exact origins or how quickly hot cakes actually sell; but I know the reference implies that they sell quickly and such is the case with the tickets to the 2017 NC Chef Showdown.
This post is to remind you to make your reservations and buy your tickets today – we don’t want you to miss out!
The NC Chef Showdown is an annual event, held by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association in association with the first night of the NCRLAExpo and this year presented by Got To Be NC, will find 12 of the state’s savory chefs, four pastry chefs and six mixologists up against each other going for braggin’ rites and the big title in one of three categories.
In the offing, the titles of NCRLA 2017 Chef of the Year, NCRLA 2017 Pastry Chef of the Year, and NCRLA 2017 Mixologist of the Year.
The ambulatory event held at the 214 Martin Street and Market Place venue in Raleigh will take place on August 21, 2017 – yes, the same day as the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse.
After the sun and the moon have their big show; North Carolina’s up and coming culinary stars come out to shine, cooking for an anticipated crowd of 400 or so lovers of fine food and delicious drink.
The emphasis is on all things local and living in North Carolina.
Twelve North Carolina chefs from across the state will be presenting savory dishes to the judges and to the crowd.
In addition. four North Carolina Pastry chefs will be on hand to prepare offerings that will satisfy the crowd’s collective sweet tooth
The judging panel will have final say on the big winner, but Showdown guests get to weigh in as well with a People’s Choice Award for Best Savory Chef, Best Pastry Chef and Best Mixologist.
That’s right – these six top shelf North Carolina Mixologists will also be shaking and stirring up the excitement throughout the evening at six individual bars sponsored by six local North Carolina Distilleries
All of this to say, its an event you just can’t miss it.
With thanks to our event sponsors
The 2017 NC Chef Showdown and the NCRLA would also like to add a special thanks to our in-kind sponsors for helping to make this event possible! Cheers to our friends from La Farm Bakery, Largemouth Communications, Pepsi, S&D Coffee & Tea, Shelton Vineyards , Trophy Brewing and Appalachian Mountain Brewery