2015 City Series

Invitation to Apply

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture would like to invite you to apply to become a contestant in the Got To Be NC Competition Dini­ng Series. In its fourth year, the series is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Pate Dawson-Southern Foods, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, and Certified Angus Beef. The goal of the competition is to promote local North Carolina ingredients and talented chefs from across the state.

The overview package includes details of the competition.  Applications are being accepted online this year.  We invite you to also explore the various web and social media outlets, as well as the press generated by our competitions this past year: Fire on the Rock, Fire on the Dock, Fire in the Triangle, Fire in the Triad, Fire in the City, and Final Fire.  Along with the City, competitions will also be held in Raleigh and Winston-Salem this year.

We encourage chefs to apply for the opportunity to show off their skills, have some fun, and celebrate North Carolina ingredients with the local dining public. A panel made up of contest organizers and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture will select the competitors. Special emphasis is placed on a demonstrated passion for incorporating local ingredients into restaurant menus. Applications must be received via the online form by FEBRUARY 13, 2015 to be considered

Click here to download the overview package
Click here
 to access the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series - City Application