Takes Home 1969 Corvette Stingray, Proceeds Benefit Lucy Daniels Center
After four rounds of head-to-head battles throughout February and March featuring renowned chefs from throughout North Carolina, it all came down to this. Chef Rich Carter of Catering Works in Raleigh beat out 15 other competitors to win the inaugural Cooking for a Classic chef competition benefitting the Lucy Daniels Center. Chef Carter won the keys to a 1969 Corvette Stingray at the championship round April 10 at 1705 Prime in Raleigh.
More than 1900 tickets were sold for the series, which raised more than $80,000 to support the Lucy Daniels Center, a therapeutic education setting and mental health treatment facility for children of preschool through elementary-school age.
Each chef was tasked with creating a three-course small-plate menu plus a signature cocktail, wine or beer pairing for each course. Chef Carter and Chef Troy Stauffer of Raleigh City Club each progressed through the first three rounds to set up their matchup in the finals. The score was incredibly close but Carter won the night and the keys to the Corvette.
“Congratulations to Chef Carter and his talented team on winning the first Cooking for a Classic,” said Don Rosenblitt, executive director of the Lucy Daniels Center. “We’d like to thank all the chefs who participated and all the patrons who attended one or more of the dinners. Chef Carter won the competition, but the real winners will be the children and families who will benefit greatly from our expanded service.”
Due to the generosity of sponsors, all proceeds from the competition went to the Lucy Daniels Center. Sponsors of Cooking for a Classic include Rocky Top Hospitality, WRAL Out & About and MOJO Performance Partners. In-kind sponsors include ALSCO, F8 Photo Studios, FreshPoint Produce, Inland Seafood, Libbey, Bauscher Hepp, Jen Rhoton Designs, Locals Seafood, Long Beverage, Prestige Farms, Spin NC, TOPO Spirits, United Restaurant Equipment, and US Foods.
To learn more about the Lucy Daniels Center, visit www.lucydanielscenter.org. For more information on Catering Works, visit http://www.cateringworks.com/.
Contact: Ellen Fort