April 18, 2016
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You Be the Judge - Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series in Durham, April 18, 19 & 21

We know that you, "Joe Diner" have been waiting to experience the new culinary trends utilizing all the incredible ingredients North Carolina agriculture has to offer. Get ready for the most exciting year in Competition Dining history.

On April 18, 19 and 21st the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series will be held at Bay 7 in Durham, from 6-9 PM, and you're invited!

Taste course-by-course during this series of dinner competitions. Each evening, two teams of three Chefs battle it out side by side in a single elimination, blind dinner format. You are the dining guest and judge while you savor a six-course menu (three courses from each team, without knowing whose food you're tasting) created around  "Featured" North Carolina ingredients.

The Venue - Formerly a tobacco warehouse, Bay 7 in Durham is 10,000 square feet of flexible rental space for parties, networking, conferences, weddings and film production. Century old   brick and wood, along with panoramic windows and a wrap around balcony make Bay 7 an unforgettable space.
Battle 1: Monday, April 18th - Team Captain-Kocina in Chapel Hill versus Team Curt's Cucina in Southern Pines

About the Chefs:
Carolina Escobar was born and raised in Mexico. She learned the traditional art of food culture at a young age. Her knowledge and experience started working at a taco truck in California. Now with her husband Hector they owned "Captain Ponchos" taco truck. Carolina and Hector would like to welcome you to their new location at Southern Village 708 West Market Street, Chapel Hill and are open from 11am to 9pm Monday thru Sunday.

JP Murcia was born in Cali, Colombia with Spanish descent, the owner/operator of this family-run food truck immigrated to the US in 1991 and soon followed a successful culinary career in New York City. Chef JP Murcia moved to NC in 2007 to make a fresh start as The Executive Chef for a major local university. JP and his long time partner, Kelly, decided to bring the taste of his homeland with dishes that have an artistic and local spin.

Curt Shelvey, Chef and Owner of Curt's Cucina in Southern Pines NC was born and raised in New England from Vermont to Connecticut. He has been in and around restaurants since  age 10. Curt spent much of his time growing up in Italian restaurants. Chef Shelvey has worked at The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, GA and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

Ryan Laton is an adjunct culinary professor at Fayetteville Tech and is the Sous Chef at Curt's.

Matthew Hannon is on the culinary team at Ironwood Restaurant in Pinehurst. Matt has battled in the 2012 Fire in the Triangle series as the chef of Ashten's in Southern Pines.

Battle 2: Tuesday, April 19th - Team Egg Heads - Another Broken Egg Cafe in Durham versus Team Garnish Nation - Robinson Ferry Restaurant in Warrenton

About the chefs:
Hailing from Another Broken Egg Cafe, Team Egg Heads consist of Scott Schabot (formerly of Kamado Grille), Keith Calise (formerly of McDaid's on Hillsboro St.) & Tad Balio (formerly of Ruckus and 18 Seaboard).  

Another Broken Egg Cafe located in Durham, near Erwin Rd's intersection with Downing Street. Another Broken Egg Cafe offers exceptionally unique creations, ranging from new twists on Eggs Benedict and Gourmet Omelettes to unbelievable Biscuit Beignets, Cinnamon Roll French Toast and so much more.

Michael Ring, formerly of Warren FoodWorks and The Burger Barn, is the general manager, and Angela Whitney, who worked at Robinson Ferry before, runs front of the house and is bar manager. The young couple moved to the mountains the summer of 2015 with plans to return to school. But two weeks later, thanks to Michael's reputation for flavors and putting new twists on fresh foods, and Angela's attention to service and friendly personality, they were summoned back to re-open Robinson Ferry.

In addition to Ring, there are four chefs in the kitchen, which is led by energetic Chef de Cuisine A.J. Garrelts, a former executive chef at a Virginia winery whose dishes are long on flavor and presentation. "His food's out-of-this-world good," Ring said.

Garrelts' No. 2 is Sous Chef David Rose, who formerly lived in Miami, FL, and brings a Cuban influence to his cooking, Ring said. The only one of the chefs with a culinary school background.

Competition Dining Series Durham Finale Thursday, April 21st
The excitement escalates as the winners from Monday and Tuesday's competition compete on Thursday, April 21 from 6-9PM at 7 Bay in Durham.

Make your reservations for one night or for all three by Clicking Here. Bon appetite!

Got to be NC products Competition Dining Series - Durham Series April 18,19 &21. All events will be held at Bay 7, 318 Blackwell St. Durham, 27701. Tickets available now.
Battles 1 & 2 $59, Finale $69. Website

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Tanked - Sharks Swarming in the Triangle, May 13

If you've been living under a sea shell since 2009 and don't know what ABC's Shark Tank is; let us explain. Shark Tank features tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons as they invest in America's best businesses and products. The Sharks give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.  

ABC is hosting a casting call at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Friday, May 13 where entrepreneurs will be pitching to the show's casting agents. But it has to be done in less than a minute.

Sharon Bui, co-founder of Raleigh-based Frill Clothing (and a "Shark Tank" alum), which creates and sells sorority-targeted clothing and apparel, said it's more difficult than you think. And the minute isn't just about your business.

"It's TV, so they want to see tons of personality in your one minute," she said. And as far as your elevator pitch goes, include numbers, she says. "But not too many numbers. You don't have a lot of time. They don't want to hear all of your data, but if you have big numbers, use them."

The event will be at Marbles Kids Museum where wristbands will be distributed to entrepreneurs from 9am until 11am. Interviews start at 10am.

Entrepreneurs who have already filled out an application are invited to pitch one business, product or idea.

Give 'Em Something to Sink Their Teeth In - Know your numbers! Remember, the Sharks are power house investors; they expect your numbers to add up.

Be able to communicate your business masterfully: What's your business model? What problem are you trying to solve? Who does your company serve? Not only should you be able to painlessly answer these types of questions, you must do so in a way that's clear and concise.

Its time to Chop-Chop...prepare for the Tank! We want to see you in Shark Tank!

Casting Friday, May 13th at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. Raleigh 27601.
9:00am to 11:00 am - Numbered Wristbands Distributed.
10:00am - Interviews Begin.
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