SOUTHERN BITES. COMMUNITY TABLES. BOLD FLAVORS.

Greg Collier

Greg Collier

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.

Piedmont Culinary Guild

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.

Charlotte Food Trucks

Charlotte Food Trucks

Enjoy a highly curated selection of some of Charlotte's best food trucks. These fan favorites and new flavors will delight diners, who can enjoy their meals in community eating spaces where they can meet new friends.

May 6-11, 2019

Food Trucks on Tryon Between Trade and 5th + Trade and 4th

Food Trucks on Tryon Between Trade and 5th + Trade and 4th

Enjoy a highly curated selection of some of Charlotte's best food trucks. These fan favorites and new flavors will delight diners, who can enjoy their meals in community eating spaces where they can meet new friends.

May 10, 2019

Mother's Day Sip and Shop

Mother's Day Sip and Shop

Location: 7th Street Public Market
Cost: Free
Time: 4:30PM - 9PM

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.

FEAST- Soul of the South Uptown Tour

FEAST- Soul of the South Uptown Tour

Location: Uptown
Time: 4PM - 7PM
Cost: $60
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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 fa├žade. This food tour includes:

  • Specialties from six locally owned restaurants and other culinary establishments featuring local farms and artisans
  • Tastings of local craft beer and wine pairings
  • Enlightening blind tasting experience
  • Opportunities to interact with the key players at each restaurant and hear their stories about their businesses, personal journeys, and specialties
  • Introduction to Charlotte's history and landmarks, with a private tour of a 19th century Queen Anne home

May 11, 2019

Soul Food Sessions Dinner

Soul Food Sessions Dinner

Location: 7th Street Public Market
Cost: Early Bird $95.00, General, $105.00, Week of $110.00
Time: 6:30 pm

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

FEAST- Chef Driven Dining in Uptown Tour

FEAST- Chef Driven Dining in Uptown Tour

Location: Uptown
Time: 3PM - 6PM
Cost: $80
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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:

  • Chef's choice food items at five upscale Charlotte restaurants*
  • Tastings of local beer, wine pairing, and craft cocktail samples
  • Cooking demonstrations with chefs
  • Opportunities to interact with the key players at each restaurant and hear their stories about their businesses, personal journeys, and specialties
  • Introduction to Charlotte landmarks and their history
  • Chartered transportation for a portion of the tour
  • Uptown parking validation


*Note: Due to the chef-driven theme of this tour and the seasonal nature of ingredients, all food and beverage offerings are determined exclusively by each culinary team and are subject to change. As a result, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions (with the exception of non-drinkers) on this tour.

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