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Gain culinary authority at the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series.

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A dish by Battle of Champions winner Ryan Conklin.
A dish by Battle of Champions winner Ryan Conklin.

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining tournament series celebrating North Carolina products and agriculture will launch its 2016 season in Durham, with events taking place April 18, 19 and 21.

Durham teams include Another Broken Egg Café and Team Captain-Kocina from Chapel Hill’s Captain Ponchos Grill and Kocina food truck. Other competitors will roll in from Southern Pines and Warrenton.

Set up in a single-elimination format, winners will be determined at the end of the evening. Votes will be cast by diners who sit down to enjoy a meal presented by two teams per night. Featured ingredients will be revealed the day of the event, and each team will create three dishes incorporating them.

The competition is all in good fun and meant ultimately to celebrate North Carolina and all the state has to offer. “Our mission is to connect and celebrate with foodies across the state through this dynamic, entertaining culinary experience,” says Jimmy Crippen, Competition Dining Series founder and host. “We look forward to sharing unique chef collaborations with our diners to make for an unprecedented year of highly competitive events with innovative dishes like never before.”

After the Durham events, the series will travel to Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and Wilmington. For more information, visit competitiondining.com.


 

Update: Team Eggheads, consisting of three chefs from Another Broken Egg Café ­­Scott Schabot, Tad Balio and Keith Calise — won Durham’s Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, beating out Team Curt’s Cucina from Southern Pines and earning a spot in the state-wide competition at the end of the year. 

 

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Laura Zolman Kirk
Assistant Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned North Carolinian who can't get enough of this buzzing community.