Competition Dining hosts first battle in South Carolina

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 14 highly competitive chefs against each other in its upcoming regional tournament in Greenville.

For the first time in competition history, the local series will be held in South Carolina. All of the 13 interactive battles will be hosted at Larkin's Sawmill from August 3 through September 7, and tickets are now available at

In every Competition Dining dinner, two chef teams battle it out preparing three courses each centered on a featured regional ingredient that is revealed the morning of the event. Ticketed 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. Two random competitors received a bye to automatically advance to the second round. And, while the competition will be held in South Carolina, four N.C. chefs will be competing from Asheville and Charlotte. To view the complete bracket, go to

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:50