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.
North Carolina Wine Dinner / Fundraiser
Enjoy an evening of NC wines – with selections from Dover Vineyards and RayLen Vineyards & Winery, paired with hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal created by Chef Luca Annunziata of Passion8, plus a chocolates / wine pairing featuring Chocolatier Barrucand … and at the same time help raise funds for No Kid Hungry and Piedmont Culinary Guild.
Elizabeth Anne Dover was a student at Davidson College, studying towards becoming a diplomat. Instead, she got Carolina clay on her hands. “I saw this PBS special on vineyards, and that they were the new and coming thing,” she says today. “I like challenges, and it sounded like my sort of lifestyle. I love being outside. I love living with nature.”
To look at the large, beefy hands of cheesemaker Zack Gadberry, you’d never guess them capable of pulling and wrapping the thin, delicate strands of mozzarella to make up a round of burrata. About 400 times every week, Gadberry plunges those hands into near-boiling water to form the popular little cheesy pouches found all over Charlotte. From farmers market stands to local retailers to some of the finest dining in town, Uno Alla Volta cheese has stolen its way onto our plates and into our hearts …
A wine vintage release party, a (RED) dinner, vegan dinners, student dinners, mixology classes, a pizza party, and more! Check out the events Piedmont Culinary Guild members are doing this month!
Recent Job Postings
Carpe Diem, in Charlotte, is hiring a full-time line cook who will rotate between the salad/hot appetizer station and the grill station. Responsibilities include prepping the garde manger station, breaking down proteins, preparing pizza dough, grilling proteins accurately, and staying organized with multiple orders.
204 North Kitchen & Cocktails, in Charlotte, NC, is hiring two full-time Baker/Pastry Cooks for its expanding pastry/bread program. Must have at least one year in a high-demand position for either plating or prepping pastry and breads.
Orrman’s Cheese Shop, Raleigh, NC, has an immediate need for a part-time Cheesemonger. The ideal candidate must be able to taste and talk cheese – able to keep up, learn, and explain to customers the over 70 different cheeses the shop carries at any one time (changes weekly).
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.
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.