Got To Be NC Competition Dining “Fire in the Triangle” Tickets on Sale Now!

Fire in the Triangle 2014

The Got To Be NC Competition Dining Fire in the Triangle series returns to Raleigh this month with your favorite Triangle chefs facing off in a friendly competition from June 23 through Aug. 4. Each event is a highly interactive dinner in which community members can not only attend, but also get in on the action. I’ve attended the event the past two years and can attest that it is a fun evening of great food. You can read my 2013 Fire in the Triangle recap here.

How it Works

In every battle, two chefs face off preparing three courses created around a “secret” or featured ingredient revealed at noon that day. Diners taste and grade the six courses without knowing which chef prepared each. Along with scores from professional judges, results are tallied and a winner is crowned, moving that chef on to the next round of competition.

The Goal
The Got To Be NC  Competition Dining is in its third year now and is part of a larger movement. Because we are all chefs, farmers, or diners, its mission is to connect and celebrate this community through a dynamic, entertaining experience.

Fire in the Triangle First Round Brackets:

June 23
Dean Thompson of Flights and Joseph Yarnell of Cantina 18 in Raleigh

June 24
John Childers of Herons at The Umstead in Cary and Scott Yankovictz of The Station in Raleigh

June 25
Spencer Carter of Weathervane at Southern Season in Chapel Hill and Nunzio Scordo of Driftwood Southern Kitchen in Raleigh

June 30
Christopher Hill of The Oxford in Raleigh and Yunes Sabou of City Kitchen in Chapel Hill

July 1: Serge Falcoz-Vigne of 518 West in Raleigh and James Clark of Carolina Crossroads at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill

July 2
Peter Spear of Pup’s Steakhouse in Wilson and Adam Jones of Dean’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Cary

July 7:
Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh and Steve Zanini of Jimmy V’s Steakhouse & Tavern in Cary

July 8
Regan Strachler of Little Hen in Apex & Beth LittleJohn of Coquette Brasserie in Raleigh

Location & Ticket Information

All Fire in the Triangle competition events will be held at 1705 Prime in Raleigh and begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online now and advanced reservations are required. For information or to order tickets, visit

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