The Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Celebrate the chefs and neighborhoods that make up Charlotte’s culinary scene during Charlotte SHOUT!

April 15-16, 2023

Hosted by:

unpretentious palate
carben events

About the Festival

Charlotte StrEATs is a culinary festival celebrating the chefs and neighborhoods that make up Charlotte’s culinary scene. The event is part of Charlotte SHOUT! and is hosted by Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events.

This year’s festival was bigger and better as we took over Gateway Village all weekend! The event included a SOLD OUT Tasting Tour on Saturday and a full day of festival fun on Sunday that included our Neighborhood Cook-off curated by Plaid Penguin as well as a special appearance by Food Network star Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

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The 2023 Charlotte StrEATs Festival Schedule

StrEAT Smarts Sessions

April 1-14th, various locations

There’s a wealth of knowledge in Charlotte’s hospitality community, and we’re spreading that knowledge with help from local experts!

Leading up to the big StrEATs weekend, join us for intimate seminars on subjects such as wine, gardening, cooking, and more.

StrEATs Tasting Tour

April 15th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gateway Village

On Saturday, we’ll host a ticketed tasting event where attendees can travel from neighborhood to neighborhood without leaving Uptown!

Restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods will serve a dish that represents their neighborhood. Guests can visit each tasting tent and enjoy cocktails while taking in intimate demonstrations from our stage.

Charlotte StrEATs Festival

April 16th from 12-5 p.m., Gateway Village

On Sunday, attendees can celebrate the city’s culinary scene at our FREE event! The festival will feature a special appearance from world-renowned chef, Alex Guarnashelli! Plus! Come shop in our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, live music, art, and more! The event will also feature our StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off!

While this is a free event, to create the best experience for you, please let us know you’re coming.

We are proudly a part
of Charlotte SHOUT!


Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping make this event a reality.

Food Pillar Sponsor
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Supporting Sponsors

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