The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during a series of 8 to 15 dinner competitions hosted in five regions of the state throughout the year. Each evening, two restaurants battle it out side by side in a single elimination, blind dinner format. As our guest, you get to savor a six-course menu (three courses from each chef without knowing whose food you’re tasting) created around a "Mystery" North Carolina ingredient. The ingredient is revealed to the chefs at noon the day of their battle and it must be used in each of their three courses.
YOU BE THE JUDGE! Diners will rate each dish and determine who moves to the next round and who goes home. At stake in each series is a grand prize of $2,000 and the coveted “Red Chef Jacket.” Wilmington, Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte host this year’s high-pressure series. Each regional champion will move on to the Final Fire-Battle of Champions in November. Tickets for each regional preliminary round cost $59 plus tax and service, excludes beverages (total $74.78). Tickets for regional semifinal and final rounds are $69 plus tax and service, excludes beverages (total $87.46). Pick your battles and join us for as many dinners as you like. Be sure to purchase tickets early as battles fill up fast. For more information on each series or to purchase tickets today, click on the individual event links to the right.