James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and using ingredients from North Carolina.
Two club chefs have qualified for the semi-finals of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA)’s third annual Chef Showdown, the Triad Business Journal reported.
James Patterson, Executive Chef of Sedgefield Country Club, a McConnell Golf property in Greensboro, N.C., and Cody Middleton, pastry chef for Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, N.C., will compete in the next stage of the competition at the Vidrio restaurant in Raleigh, N.C. on June 25, the Business Journal reported. The semi-finals are closed to the public.
The two semi-finalists will face off against nine other chefs and present their high-end plated food to three culinary experts with the hope of qualifing for the final round of the NCRLA Chef Showdown. The chefs will be judged on presentation, taste and use of ingredients from North Carolina, the Business Journal reported.
Patterson received his bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington in Parks and Recreation Management, the Business Journal reported. Before joining Sedgefield Country Club, he was Executive Chef at Cardinal Golf and Country Club in Selma, N.C. and at Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.
Before joining Forsyth CC, Middleton received two associates degrees in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts, and a bachelor’s degree in Foodservice Management, from Johnson & Wales University, the Business Journal reported. He also received a certificate in French pastry arts from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie.
The finals of the NCRLA Chef Showdown event will be held on August 27, at the Aria at Founders Hall in the Bank of America Center in Charlotte, N.C., the Business Journal reported.