foodie b’eat: Competition Dining is Back…with a Twist!

Here’s the latest from our friends at the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series.

They’re back again this Spring and Summer with a slight twist. Here’s the latest and if you’re a chef, a link for building your team! What’s cool this year is a 3 night showdown in Winston-Salem AND then, two weeks later a similar showdown in Greensboro. The 6 winners will go on to face each other in brackets in October. Read on for info.

2016 Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series
The Year of the All-Star Dream Teams!

Build your team and apply now

Dear Chefs,

This year we are mixing it up, stirring the pot and putting a new spin on things with an exciting collaborative twist for North Carolina’s most competitive chefs!

Over the years through competition dining and various other events, you, the North Carolina culinary community, have come together to become a close knit family. You have collaborated on exciting theme dinners, charitable causes and disaster relief fundraisers just to mention a few. 

So, in the spirit of collaboration, and in keeping with Competition Dining’s #1 Rule – Have Fun, get together and create your All-Star Dream Team! 

Teams can comprise of 3 members from your own establishment, or from 3 separate establishments. Our only requirement is that team members are professionally employed by, or in business as, a foodservice establishment.

This concept will be less taxing on the labor force of any one given establishment by only requiring one member to be out of his/her kitchen to participate in a battle. Also, you’ve only got to win twice to get to the Battle of Champions!

2016 teams will be selected by March 10th so get your application in now! 

Call me if you have questions and we’ll see you on the Battlefield!

Jimmy Crippen 



Durham – 4 Team Bracket – April 18th, 19th & 21st

Winston-Salem – 4 Team Bracket – May 23rd, 24th & 26th

Greensboro – 4 Team Bracket – June 13th, 14th & 16th

Raleigh -Two 4 Team Brackets – First Bracket:July 11th, 12th, 14th & Second Bracket: July 18th, 19th, 21st, Final Battle July 24th (Winner gets bye in Battle of Champions)

Charlotte – Two 4 Team Brackets – First Bracket: August 15th, 16th, 18th & Second Bracket: August 22nd, 23rd, 25th Final Battle Aug 28th (Winner gets bye in Battle of Champions)

Wilmington – 4 Team Bracket – September 19th, 20th & 22nd

Battle of Champions – 6 Team Bracket – October dates TBA

Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the 2016 Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Click Here To Apply

Follow Competition Dining on Twitter @CompDiningNC, Facebook at Competition Dining and Instagram at @CompDiningNc for all of the delicious details and inside scoop on all the action – you can even join in on the fun and get in on the conversation – plate by plate, bite by bite.


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