Dream Team 3 COOKS led by Team Captain Paul Verica, owner and chef at Heritage Food & Drink in Waxhaw; Joseph Bonaparte, executive director at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; and Ashley Boyd, pastry chef at 300 East in Charlotte
Radical Range Riders
Dream Team Radical Range Riders led by team captain Adam Reed, owner and chef at Sante' of Matthews; Terra Ciotta, culinary instructor and chef at Artisan Restaurant in Charlotte; and Chef Jess Cochran, culinary instructor at Central Piedmont Community College.
Team Bistro127 led by team captain Shawn Bank, executive chef at Bistro127 of Hickory; John Edwards, sous chef; and Jeff Croft, assistant sous chef.
Vicious & Delicious
Team Vicious and Delicious from Charlotte: Ryan Forte executive chef at Southminster; Phillip Platoni, chef de cuisine at Southminster; and Brigitte Oger, owner at Craft Cakes in Charlotte
Team Luciano's from Charlotte: John Soilis, executive chef Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano; Daniel De Dios Guerrero, chef de cuisine at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano; and Giovanni Bassi, sous chef at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano
Team Fahrenheit Charlotte: David Feimster, executive chef; Rachel Child, pastry chef and Lewis Carter, sous chef.
Team Heirloom from Charlotte: Clark Barlowe, chef and proprietor at Heirloom; Myles Scaglione, executive sous chef at Heirloom; and Ann Marie Stefany, pastry chef at Heirloom.
Les Trois Petite Cochons
Team Les Trois Petit Cochons from Fort Mill: Neil Bratton, executive chef at Fish Market Bar and Grill; Jon Ernst, executive chef at Café Monte in Charlotte; and Wade Waller, former executive chef at Standard Brewing Co. in Maryland Heights, Missouri.