On an unseasonably warm Halloween Eve, the back room at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. was full of knife, saw, and Dremel-wiedling chefs, farmers, mixologists, and other local culinary luminaries all focused on creating a sea of carved pumpkin masterpieces. Carved 2016 was underway! In the end, Chef Ashley Boyd of 300 East and her pirate-carving teammate Candy May garnered most votes and was named Carved 2016 champion!
PCG Events News
On March 13, 2016, 110 attendees came to Johnson and Wales University in Uptown Charlotte for the first Piedmont Culinary Guild Food and Beverage Symposium. Chefs, farmers, food artisans, educators, food journalists, plus eager consumer foodists – coming as far away as Virginia and Charleston – came to be introduced to or deepen their knowledge of the growing, preparation, and management of sustainable foods.
Over 200 people headed out to Free Range Brewing in NoDa on Sunday. October 25 to see culinary craftspeople throughout the region cut, gouge, sculpt, and otherwise create an amazing gallery of carved pumpkins. But in the end, it was Phillip Platoni of Southminster who took the CARVED 2015 Title .. narrowly beating our two-time champion Michael Rayfield of The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.
Piedmont Culinary Guild is bringing together the area’s best chefs, mixologists, food artisans, food educators, and other culinary professionals to see who is the best pumpkin carver in the region! And you will vote to see who gets the title of CARVED 2015 Champion!
For the second year in a row, Slow Food Charlotte will be leading an apple-picking expedition up to Pinnacle, NC. And for the second year in a row, six Piedmont Culinary Guild chefs will be taking that bounty to create a six-course luxury dinner – with the proceeds to benefit PCG, Slow Food Charlotte, and the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm.