Gregory Collier always had a special place in his heart for food and its preparations. He attended Scottsdale Community College Culinary Program in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was at the Phoenician Resort as a breakfast chef where he improved his technique in the preparation of breakfast foods, especially eggs. In 2012, he and his wife Subrina moved to Charlotte, NC and opened The Yolk in Rock Hill, SC - where he continues his love affair with breakfast. Greg is also one of the founders of Soul Food Sessions - a Charlotte-based group of African American chefs and mixologists working to bring diversity to the hospitality industry.
Charlotte Shout! is proud to partner with Piedmont Culinary Guild to bring a unique opportunity for the public to learn about the Math Behind the Menu. Join us for a 6-course tasting dinner that you won't want to miss. Each course will feature local ingredients and be paired with a locally produced craft beverage.
Mother's Day Sip & Shop features live music and 8 local small businesses with the perfect gift for your mother! The first 100 guests 21 and over will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Double Tap Takeover Hosted by Tank's Tap featuring Olde Hickory Brewery and HI-Wire Brewing. Crowned Sparrow Co. will be building custom 6 pack beer crates, must preregister through Crowned Sparrow Co. website or Facebook page.
Sample and sip your way through Uptown Charlotte's best representations of the region and explore the influence of Southern heritage on Charlotte's cuisine, inspired by family recipes, fresh local produce, and modern twists on traditional fare. Savor local craft beers and enjoy wine pairings and blind tastings between strolls along city streets to see examples of Charlotte's past peeking through its modern façade. This food tour includes:
Don't miss the ultimate culinary experience with James Beard Nominee Chef Greg Collier and the Soul Food Sessions team! Sweet potato-themed dinner Featuring Soul Food Sessions "Founding Five" & Guest Chefs Anika Rucker of Farenheit, Darryl Cooper of The Cooking Coop, Marlene Barber, Treasure Williams, Maria Elena Lundy
Mixologists Justin Hazelton & Jaquan Bowser
Champagne Reception w/ passed hors d'oeuvres from 6:30-7pm
Dinner at 7 pm
6 courses w/ 3 cocktail pairings
Uptown Charlotte has a new rank of talented chefs and culinary artisans gaining national exposure. They have represented Charlotte around the region and across the country with participation in acclaimed Food + Wine festivals and James Beard Foundation events.
Experience first-hand how these chefs use masterful techniques and a bounty of high-quality ingredients provided by local farmers and international culinary artisans to create the flavors which define Charlotte's culinary culture. Explore the city's burgeoning craft beer industry, learn about wine and food pairing, and discover craft mixology with cocktails that mix new and traditional flavors. This food tour includes: