Sunday, February 24, 2013

This Week's Battle Update

This is an exciting week in the GotToBeNC Competition Dining Series as three veterans looking for redemption take on three newcomers to Fire On The Dock!

Monday, Feb. 25th veteran Docker Chef Clarke Merrell of Circa 81 in Morehead City, is poised for battle. He has been following the series all last year looking for that extra edge that will earn him the win. His competitor, Chef Shane Tyner of King Neptune in Wrightsville Beach has taken this restaurant to new levels of culinary excitement, and with his focus on discipline Shane has the commitment of a kamikaze to  let noone stand in his way.

Tuesday, Feb. 26th Chef Joshua Woo of downtown Wilmington's YoSake restaurant surprised everyone with win against local competition Bento Box as diners learned that it's not always about the style and reputation of the restaurant, but the talent that lies within the chef leading the charge. He knows what to expect and may have a few tricks up his sleeve. He battles Chef Mark Andrews of the Bald Head Island Country Club, finalist for NCDA's Best Dish in NC contest. Mark has the knowledge, wisdom and maturity to come into this competition swinging as serving over 100 guests multi-course dinners comes easy to the club chef.

Wednesday, Feb. 27th is the man with the most to prove as Chef Gerry Fong of Persimmons in New Bern gets back in the game. Last year Gerry went all the way to the Grand Finale but fell short. That didn't stop him from solidifying his the reputation as an insanely talented chef. Also, if you want to know who had the most fun throughout last year's series, hands down it was Gerry Fong! But standing in his way is a chef they call "Firetruck"! Chef James Rivenbark of Wrightsville Beach's South Beach Grill. He earned the name Firetruck because you can definitely see him coming and nothing gets in his way! James attended Fire On The Dock last week to get a feel for the game as he is preparing to change the color of his chef coat from blue to red as he tries to earn the coveted red chef's jacket.

Tickets are still available for this week's battles. Just click here and pick your battles !

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