The Competition Dining Series makes its Queen City debut this week with Fire in the City, the sixth installment of the head to head culinary competition sweeping across North Carolina. Fire in the City features some of Charlotte’s best chefs as they face off in an all-out battle to demonstrate their culinary chops.
Chefs participate in an elimination style battle and must prepare
three six courses incorporating a secret ingredient revealed at the time of battle. Participating chefs face off in the Bonterra dining room to an audience made up of “Joes,” paying spectators who get to taste and vote for their favorite chef, and “Pros” a selection of Charlotte area foodies and personalities to weigh in on each course.
WFAEats is proud to have local farmer’s market manager, Lynn Caldwell, of the Atherton Mill and Market and WFAEats contributor, Keia Mastrianni, as official bloggers for the competition. Both women will be sitting on the “Pro” side for the early rounds of competition and will be dishing up the play by play here on the blog.
The competition begins September 3 and the winner will be crowned after the final battle on October 21. If you are interested in attending, you may purchase tickets here. To see the full roster of participating restaurants/chefs and the bracket style breakdown of the competition, visit the Competition Dining website here.