1. Welcome to Competition Dining

  2. An Interactive Dining Experience

  3. Two Chefs

    Head to Head Competition

  4. You Be The Judge!

    with Digital Voting

  5. 2014 State Champions

    Chef Jon Fortes & team win it all!

  6. Put to the Test

    Chef Chris Hill prepares his next dish

  7. Settling the Score

  8. The Host

    Jimmy Crippen entertains the audience

  9. The Mobile Pantry

    Stocked with local Got to be NC products

  10. The Chef Ref

  11. Toasting the Evening

    and an unforgettable dining experience

  12. Deliciousness


The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is an emotionally inspiring interactive dining experience connecting the chef, the farmer and the diner. Each evening, two restaurants battle it out in a neutral kitchen location. Diners will rate each dish on an app downloaded to their smart device ultimately deciding who goes on and who goes home! This year, Raleigh, Charlotte and Winston-Salem host the high-pressure series. 

YOU BE THE JUDGE! is what differentiates us from all other cooking competitions. As our guest, you savor a full service "blind" six course dinner (3 dishes from each team) that revolves around a featured NC ingredient. As you dine, you're voting on criteria such as, presentation, aroma, flavor, creativity and more. "Share" your dishes with your friends on social media right from the app! Get live peeks behind the scenes, watch interviews with the chefs and experience the intensity as the scores are revealed right in front of you.

Tickets for each regional preliminary round start at $55 plus tax and service, excluding beverages. Pick your battles and join us for as many dinners as you like. Be sure to purchase tickets early as battles fill up fast. 

Dietary Restrictions "Due to the nature of this competition, dietary preference requests are not accommodated. However, we will accommodate allergies, given reasonable prior notice, by not serving you any item that may cause you harm, but this may significantly impact your dining experience.

News & Press

Video Update

YouTube Channel

Join us on Facebook

Stay Connected