This month’s Battle of Champions dinner events in Raleigh, North Carolina, will mark the official end of the culinary tournament. That means these are the final five dinners left for locals to experience the best of North Carolina’s chefs going head-to-head trying to win their votes.
Below is the official statement from Competition Dining:
“The 2016 Battle of Champions dinner events will mark the official end of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series. After five years of successfully celebrating North Carolina’s agriculture and culinary talent through more than 300 interactive dinner events, 1,830 locally sourced dishes and 30,000-plus fed people across the state, the founder and event host Jimmy Crippen is retiring the competition in order to pursue other ventures. This year’s first four Battle of Champions events will take place Nov. 11 to 18, and the final Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series battle will be Sunday, November 20, where the 2016 statewide champion, and now final victor, will be crowned. This is North Carolina’s last chance to get in on the action at these unparalleled dinner experiences. Loyal Competition Dining supporters and foodies from around the state won’t want to miss this ultimate final showdown!”