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.
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!
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It’s back-to-back for the crew at 300 East restaurant in Charlotte as Pastry Sous Laney Jahkel-Parrish captured both the Judges and People’s Choice awards – and is the Carved 2017 overall champion! Over 200 people turned out at Lenny Boy Brewing on Saturday, October 21 for a day of fun, food, and family.
At first impression, PCG Member farmer Brad Todd recalls illustrations of ancient Vikings: tall and rugged, with a lush beard, long blond hair pulled tightly back, and a piercing gaze. Inside Lucky Clays’ sunlit greenhouse in Norwood, 40 miles east of Charlotte, clear water flows …
For the past year and a half, Abby Wyatt, Market Manager for the Davidson Farmers’ Market, has coordinated the chaos, deploying volunteers, chefs, and vendors in a continuing initiative to get local ingredients into residents’ kitchens.
Recent Job Postings
Sea Level in uptown Charlotte, NC, is looking for a full-time Sous Chef/Chef De Cuisine to oversee a kitchen staff of about 15-20 people, butcher proteins (lots of fish), maintain restaurant standards, and improve the overall operation of the back of house …
Savory Spice Shop, at Atherton Mill in Charlotte’s South End, is hiring part-time and full-time Spice Merchants. Candidates must be available to work weekend and holiday shifts, be able to lift and comfortably carry to 50 lbs, and be able to stand for long periods of time.
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.