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We are honored to present Chef's Best 2018 presented by Harris Teeter!

Chef's Best is back! On August 17th, guests will arrive at the 29th Annual Chef's Best sponsored by Harris Teeter featuring Guest Chef, Rocco Whalen from Fahrenheit at the Charlotte Convention Center Crown Ballroom.  Guests will enjoy a reception featuring some of Charlotte's hottest restaurants and chefs including Stephen Schmitt, Executive Chef at WP Kitchen + Bar (more to be announced soon), a three-course meal by Chef Whalen paired with wonderful wines, great music, a live auction and raffle.

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Last year we reached 800 people in our community coming together to end hunger. This event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina's Community Food Rescue Program. The CFR program rescues safe edible food from restaurants, catering companies, produce markets and picks up and delivers the food the same day to agencies that feed on site like soup kitchens and homeless shelters. This “Go Green” program annually saves over 6 million pounds of food.

Join Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for an evening of ENDING HUNGER!

When & Where
August 17, 2018
Reception: 6 p.m. 
Dinner: 7 p.m.

Charlotte Convention Center - Crown Ballroom
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


Title Sponsor

Harris Teeter Logo

Our Featured Chef - Dinner


Reception Chefs

Fin & Fino Vivace WP Kitchen + Bar

Banquet Sponsors


Steve & Susie Marlier

John & Peggy Schug



Wenner Bakery Burts Bees


Samuel Adams CRVA Cargill
  Sealed Air Constellation Brands Mike's


E&J Gallo Winery Maritime

Main Course Sponsors

    Pinnacle Food Sales

US. Foods         

American Airlines 

P&G Tryon Jackson Family Wines
New Belgium Brewing 3 Fish Inc. Sugar Creek Brewing

 The Springs Close Foundation Perry's Anheuser Busch
Blue Rhino La Brea Bakery Yuengling

Charlotte Living

Hormel Foods S& D Coffee & Tea

Sierra Nevada
Bakkavor USA Smart Chicken Frito Lay
TIAA La Colombe Draft Latte Bimbo


Maitre D' Sponsors

Danone Craft Brew Rogers-Premier

Smithfield Sanderson Farms Snyders Lance
Land O'Frost Brill Boar's Head


Sommelier Sponsors

        Epic Notion Firestone Walker Brewing Company


Mario Niman Ranch Hood Hargett

Mountain States Lindt Gilberts
Baskin Robbins Pacific Foods Johnsonville

Church & Dwight

CapTech Atkins
Odell DiLuigi Foods

Carolina Bison

Hors D' Oeuvres Sponsors


Seventh Generation Strauss

4C Perdue Pier 33

Red Bull Bellatoria Pizza Mission
Wayla Hams

Parla Florida's Natural
Freirich Flavor

Kellogg's Celestial
Organic Valley

Jack Links Sell Ethics
Sweet'N Low

Bubba Burger Clif

Red Classic Ste Michelle Wine Estates

Uncle Ben's
Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601   


Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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