2017 Chef Showdown Logo - BannerThe North Carolina Chef Showdown is a delicious annual culinary competition in which chefs from across the state compete to find out who will be the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association Chef of the Year and Pastry Chef of the Year.

The first ever NC Chef Showdown Took place in 2016 with 12 North Carolina chefs, four North Carolina pastry chefs and six North Carolina Bartenders all competing for the award winning title and of course, the bragging rites.

Chefs and Pastry Chefs from across the state of North Carolina competed in the NCRLA 2016 NC Chef Showdown

The 2017 competition will once again be held August 21 at 214 Martin and Market Hall in Raleigh’s historic downtown City Market. The 2017 competition sees these  12 talented  chefs from across the state competing for top honors of 2017 NCRLA Chef of the Year

And these four talented pastry chefs from across the state vying for the honor of being selected as the 2017 NCRLA Pastry chef of the Year

All that is missing is you!  Too come and be a part of all the action, tickets for the event are now available.

static1.squarespaceTickets for  the 2017 NC Chef Showdown are priced at $125 per person. The event takes place on August 21, 2017 from 6-9 pm.

Your ticket price includes unlimited tasting sized portions from all 16 of these talented chefs, tasting sized cocktails from six North Carolina distilleries represented by six of the state’s talented mixologists, a chance to vote in the evening’s People’s Choice awards,  a selection of wine or beer, a gift bag to take home and an evening of fun, live music and more! Don’t wait, Get Your Tickets Now!


logoThe NC Chef Showdown is organized by the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, which leads North Carolina’s hospitality industry by elevating its prosperity, prominence and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. Learn more about NCRLA at www.ncrla.org.