Local chefs to participate in Queen City Food Fight: A Culinary Throwdown on August 30th 

Local chefs to participate in Queen City Food Fight: A Culinary Throwdown on August 30th 
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Five chefs representing Piedmont Culinary Guild and will face five chefs representing the NC chapter of the American Culinary Federation in Queen City Food Fight: A Culinary Throwdown on Sunday, August 30th at the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center at CPCC in Uptown Charlotte.



  • Each team will work together to create three courses. Attendees will sample them all and vote for The People’s Champion.
  • A panel of three local celebrities will also make a Judge’s Decision. Judges are: Josh Norman, Cornerback, Carolina Panthers; Kathleen Purvis, Food Editor, The Charlotte Observer; and Matt Morano, Meteorologist, TWC News.
  • Representing Piedmont Culinary Guild:
  • Representing the NC Chapter of the American Culinary Federation:
  • Jimmy Crippen of Competition Dining will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
  • In addition to six courses, attendees will also be able to enjoy cocktails created especially for the event by Kevin Gavagan of Haunt Bar and Cocktail Correspondent for The Charlotte Observer – using the Official Distilled Spirit of the event, Copper Barrel Moonshine, made in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Wines will be paired with each course. Local craft beers will also be available.
  • Ticket cost is $85.00 ($88.12 with ticket fee) and includes all dishes and three alcohol beverage tickets.
  • Proceeds from ticket sales will be divided equally between Piedmont Culinary Guild and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Culinary Foundation – and will be used to help drive the chartered initiatives within each of these non-profit organizations.
  • Sell out risk is high, tickets can be purchased online here.


“PCG is super excited to be competing against ACF. A group of our members chose the best of the best of us to put in the battle. Because these chefs were chosen by their peers, they are highly motivated to put on one heck of a show for the supporting public.” – Kris Reid, Executive Director of Piedmont Culinary Guild

“The ACF team is extremely excited to be collaborating with some of the best chefs in the business. We are honored to also have so many supporters joining us in the success of this event and in the advancement of the culinary community in Charlotte and the state.” – Wendy Dimitri, ACF NC Executive Director

About Piedmont Culinary Guild

Piedmont Culinary Guild is a grassroots effort to create a working dialogue with the food industry by providing a platform that is easily accessible for all to utilize and benefit. Connecting the food chain in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina, the PCG strengthens local chefs, farmers, food artisans, and the culinary community overall by sharing resources, educating consumers, and establishing regional recognition.

About The American Culinary Federation

Founded in 1929 in New York City, The American Culinary Federation is a professional organization for chefs and cooks. With chapters nationwide, ACF provides accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions, and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.

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