Chefs and mixologists from across North Carolina gathered at the Angus Barn on August 14 for the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 2023 Chef Showdown grand finale. Raleigh’s Adé Carrena of Dounou Cuisine took home NCRLA Chef of the Year.
Jason Queen, Ian Murray
Chad Blackwelder, Inez Nicholson, Jason Allen, Heidi Billotto
Lynn Minges, Steve Troxler
Jen Altizer, Abby Elfman
This article originally appeared in the October 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.