Competition Dining heads to Winston-Salem

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-­‐elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, will pit 16 highly competitive chefs against each other in its upcoming regional tournament in the Triad. For the first time in competition history, the local series will be held in Winston-­‐Salem. All of the 15 interactive battles will be hosted at the Benton Convention Center from May 26 through July 7, and tickets are now available at

In every Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series dinner event, two chef teams battle it out preparing three courses  each centered on a featured North Carolina ingredient that is revealed only an hour before they start cooking that day. Ticketed dinner guests savor a full-­‐service, six-­‐course meal without knowing which chef prepared which dishes. Unlike any other cooking competition, attendees vote on each course using a free app, and ultimately help determine who moves on to the next battle round and who goes home.

Series competitors are randomly assigned to brackets. The Triad preliminary match-­‐up battles include:

·         May 26 Dinner: John Bobby of Noble’s Grille in Winston-­‐Salem, versus Andrew Nicholas Davila of Belle at the Jones House in Cary

·         May 27 Dinner: Matthew Montandon of The Phoenix in Brevard, versus Dion Sprenkle of Chef Dion Sprenkle in Lexington

·         June 1 Dinner: Michael Harkenreader of Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro, versus Kevin Riddick of The Screaming Radish in Winston-­‐Salem

·         June 2 Dinner: Christian Froelich of Hearth Restaurant at Sanders Ridge in Boonville, versus Anders Benton of Gia in Greensboro

·         June 3 Dinner: Mark Grohman of Meridian Restaurant in Winston-­‐Salem, versus Dave Nicoletta of Giannos in Highpoint

·         June 8 Dinner: Travis Myers of River Birch Lodge in Winston-­‐Salem, versus Alex Pierce of Greensboro Country Club in Greensboro

·         June 9 Dinner: Richard Miller of Graze in Winston-­‐Salem, versus Michael Roberson of The Iron Hen Café in Greensboro

·         June 10 Dinner: Trey Prescott of J. Pepper’s Southern Grille in Kernersville, versus Tim Barbrey of Perky’s Bistro in Jamestown

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:40