The Charlotte StrEATs Festival

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

April, 2024

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.

2024 will see the return of the Tasting Tour and StrEATs Festival and Neighborhood Cook-off Battles. New this year, we introduce StrEATs Uncorked where we show off NC wine!

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The 2024 Charlotte StrEATs Festival Schedule

StrEATs Uncorked

April 3rd from 6-9 p.m., Johnson & Wales

Charlotte SHOUT!’s signature food festival is expanding this year to bring a taste of North Carolina’s diverse wines and cuisines to Uptown Charlotte.

The event will feature four wine regions and four Carolina cuisines, with tastings of each, including the Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek AVAs, Appalachian cooking, and fish camp fare.

StrEATs Tasting Tour

April 13th from 12-3 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 14th 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 our celebrity chef. Plus! Come shop in our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, art, and more! The event will also feature our StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off!

Neighborhood Cook-off Battles Have Begun!

The StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Battles return in 2024! In its third year, StrEATs once again chooses eight local chefs to represent their neighborhoods and go head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of the StrEATs Neighborhood Champion.

Meet this year’s competitors and vote for your favorite dish!

We are proudly a part
of Charlotte SHOUT!


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

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Simply Delicious Travel

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