The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Presenting Sponsor: Got To Be NC

Got to Be NC

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division works to boost sales and expand markets for products that are Grown, Raised, Caught or Made here in North Carolina… covering all aspects of our states’ food industry.  If it comes from North Carolina, then its Got To Be NC!  Learn More  at the departments informative website where you can follow  restaurants and businesses promoting Got To Be Nc Product, Protein and Produce and get great recipes using Got To Be NC Agriculture! Keep it Social on Instagram , on Facebook  and on Twitter   GotToBeNC is North Carolina’s official state identity program for agricultural products grown, raised, caught and made in North Carolina.

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Platinum Sponsor: Sysco

SyscoSysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 196 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers.  Connect with Sysco on Facebook  and on Twitter   or visit their website to keep up with all they have going on.

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Gold Sponsor: US Foods


US FoodsFrom the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more that 25,000 people spanning 60 locations nationwide, Us Foods serves independent and multi-unit foodservice operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions. The product line up spans more that 350,000 items including their exclusive Chef’s Line Brand and Rykoff Sexton: a premium Line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. Follow USFoods on Facebook  and on Twitter  or for info, recipes and more visit the US Foods website here.

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Silver Sponsor: Gordon Food Service

Gordon Food ServiceFor over 115 years, we’ve delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve.  We believe in the power of good food—to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order, and every decision we make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate. Follow Gordon Food Service on Facebook, on Twitter or on their website.

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Silver Sponsor: Summit Hospitality Group

Summit Hospitality Group (2)The success of your hotel is contingent upon a seamless integration of every point of contact, from guest services and associate interactions, to market factors affecting your overall business plan.  At Summit,  hotel operations programs are efficient and time-tested, as they strive to remain ahead of the competition. With an intricate knowledge of market dynamics and hands-on hotel management tactics, Summit Hospitality Group knows hotel operations. Founded in 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Summit Hospitality opened the Crabtree Summit Hotel in Raleigh later that same year.  In 1991, the company, with a group of local investors, acquired The Dunhill hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Summit currently owns and operates 18 hotels in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Pinehurst … representing nearly $250 million in assets, with over 700 employees. Learn More…

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Bronze Sponsor: Fintech

FintechFintech®, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Best Business of the Year winner located in Tampa, Florida, is the OneSource® solution for your beverage alcohol business.  Not only does their platform provide user-friendly data and analytic reporting to equip businesses with powerful purchasing knowledge, they also act as a strategic advisor, connect and grow businesses through industry partnerships, and provide electronic payments to save alcohol retailers and distributors time and money. Fintech is the only EFT provider that is compliant and available for use in all fifty states. Servicing over 450,000 relationships and working with over 3,200 distributors, Fintech processes over 500,000 invoices weekly, representing $25 billion in payments annually. For more information on their new products & services, visit and follow them on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

The NCRLA 2017 NC Chef Showdown Technology Sponsor: CurEat


CURATE. CREATE. EAT.   CurEat’s purpose is to help you find curated, independent restaurants in your destination. Share your restaurant lists with friends, family, and CurEaters. Eat and enjoy the meal! Download the CurEat App and become a Cureater yourself! For more info and all the how-tos, visit the website now!


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