2020 brunch bites chef competition


Competition Guidelines

All competing chefs are members of the WNC Cheese Trail and are challenged to create a Brunch Bite following these guidelines:

A cheesy delicacy perfect for that “in-between” breakfast and lunch.  The creation must include local cheese in its recipe and be presented in a small format that will fit on a small plate.

2020 Invitees

The following WNC Cheese Trail members have been invited to compete.  We are still waiting to finalize our list.  

  • Albemarle Inn – Defending the People’s Choice Award 2018
  • Chestnut – Defending the People's Choice and his Food Critic Award 2019, and Food Critic Award 2018
  • Early Girl Eatery
  • Laughing Seed Café
  • Pine Crest BnB
  • Princess Anne Hotel
  • Rhubarb 
  • Saw Horse Restaurant

2019 Winner

Congratulations to Chestnut Executive Chef Brian Crow for winning both the Food Critic's Award and the People's Choice Award.

Brian's appetizer highlighted Three Graces Diary Ramp Chevre placed on a rhubarb chip, with local strawberry and micro basil.  


People's Choice Award - 100 festival attendees who purchase Judging Tickets will have the opportunity to meet with each chef, sample each creation and note on their favorite.  TICKETS ON SALE FEB 18

Food Critic Award -  The Food Critic voting is a blind tasting based on a point system with three judges from our local food community who will be sequestered during their voting.