2014 Final Fire Chefs

Antoine Murray

Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC

My cooking style is: Upscale Southern

My competitive advantage is self-redemption!  


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Michelle Bailey

Season's at Highland Lake in Flat Rock

My cooking style is refined American Cuisine utilizing local/sustainably sourced ingredients with a focus on traditional southern techniques and international flavor profiles.

My competitive advantage is that I have a rock solid team.

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Tim Thompson

Marisol in Greensboro

My cooking style is: Globally-inspired and locally-focused. 

My competitive advantage is that I am local!  I grew up in Jamestown, NC.  I know North Carolina ingredients, because I know North Carolina.

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Dean Thompson

Flights in Raleigh

My cooking style is: Awesome.  Contemporary Southern for the people

The NC Products I use include grains, cheese, meats, poultry, seafood and dry goods

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Jon Fortes

Mama Ricotta's in Charlotte

My cooking style is upscale Southern comfort.

My competitive advantage is that I, along with 3 of my chefs, can compete at a high level.  Who knows.. we could even win this thing!

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