We are honored to present Chef's Best 2023 presented by Harris Teeter with Featured Chef David Burke

On Friday, August 18, guests are invited to the annual Chef's Best fundraiser, presented by Harris Teeter. Attendees will enjoy delicious food, beer and wine. Great entertainment, including music, a live and silent auction and raffle, will make this an evening you can't miss!

The Featured Chef for the evening is David Burke.

Fueled by passion, grit and a knack for artful innovation, David Burke is one of the best known and most respected chefs in modern American cuisine.

Considered a leading pioneer in American cooking, Burke, a New Jersey native, is also recognized internationally for his revolutionary techniques, exceptional skills, successful restaurant empire and his many TV appearances. In the parlance of today’s celebrity driven culture, he is a rock star of the culinary world.

At just 26, Burke’s kitchen mastery won him the executive chef position of New York City’s legendary River Café. While there, he became the first American ever to win the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur, cementing his reputation as a leading international chef. He subsequently won Japan’s Nippon Award for Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award of Excellence and two nominations for James Beard Best Chef. Burke was also awarded a coveted three-star New York Times review for the River Café and later became a familiar guest on TV’s Top Chef.

Click here for more information about our Featured Chef David Burke.

When & Where

August 18, 2023

Reception: 6 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Charlotte Convention Center - Crown Ballroom

501 S College St., Charlotte, NC 28202


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For more information please contact Celia Farmer at cfarmer@secondharvest.org.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Darwin Freight


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