Piedmont Culinary Guild is a 501 C3 non-profit organization founded on the principle idea that sharing resources and promoting educational opportunities can help develop and secure our local food system. We are committed to sharing our strengths and building our local food economy.
2018 Food & Beverage Symposium
For a girl who grew up in San Francisco, went to culinary school in Hawaii, and lived all over before moving to North Carolina, PCG Member Thea Pisa has finally settled into where she’s supposed to be. Pisa, the baker and owner behind Lil Rebel Bakery, and the new Director of Baking at Summit Coffee Company, believes that good food holds the connection between people and experiences.
With experience ranging from working in a swanky Michelin Star restaurant to teaching chef-driven college courses, Chef David Quintana faced all facets of the cooking world. Currently, Quintana leads the kitchen as Executive Chef at distinguished Charlotte speakeasy Dot Dot Dot.
Dine to your heart’s content and still support local farmers, provisioners, and food artisans. Twenty-One Piedmont Culinary Guild members, representing eighteen local restaurants, are participating in Queen’s Feast – Winter 2018. Three courses for $35.00 (plus, tax/tip). There’s no better bang for your dining out buck.
Recent Job Postings
The Farm at Dover Vineyards, in Concord, NC is hiring a full-time Farmhand to work their six-acre fruit and vegetable farm as well as their six-acre vineyard. Will also have some sales responsibilities. This a year-round position. Compensation based on experience.
Cooking classes, wine pairing dinners, cheese tastings, a food-art experience, two PCG fundraisers, and the first legal hemp dinner in North Carolina in 80 years .. see what PCG Members have planned for you this month!
Check out the PCG Events Calendar!
Where You Can Find Us
You can find Piedmont Culinary Guild members throughout the area, including restaurants, farms, farmer’s markets, purveyors, artisan food companies, and other establishments where “supporting our own” takes front and center. Please join us by supporting those who support our neighbors.
Introducing PCG Tastemakers
Designed specifically for those who wish to more actively support local chefs, farmers, and culinary purveyors, PCG Tastemakers is open to anyone who is passionate about sustainably grown food, who enjoy profound taste experiences, and wish to support a vibrant, local food economy.
Be invited to exclusive monthly Tastemaker events to experience the unique flavors of the Piedmont, receive a newsletter of news, recipes, planting tips, and more!
How You Can Help
Your considerate and appreciated tax-deductible contribution will be used specifically to drive our mission forward, provide needed scholarships to active chefs and farmers for continued education and to students pursuing honorable careers in agriculture and in the culinary arts.