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

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2024’s Charlotte StrEATs Festival! Charlotte showed up to show its love of food and our growing culinary scene.

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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 StrEATs Headliner is Chef Aarón Sánchez!

The Charlotte StrEATs 2024 celebrity guest was Chef Aarón Sánchez. Aarón is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. His television career spans over two decades starring on hit shows such as Food Network’s Chopped and the Emmy-nominated series Taco Trip

Aarón made an appearance at both events over the StrEATs Weekend.

Aarón is a co-star of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior on FOX and the host/executive producer of El Toque de Aarón on Discovery Familia and Hogar de HGTV. A James Beard Award winner, Aarón is the chef/owner of several restaurants throughout the U.S. including Johnny Sánchez, Showbird and Adobo Cantina.

This is the third year the StrEATs Festival has brought the world’s most celebrated culinary talent to the Queen City.

Neighborhood Cook-off Battles Winner

The StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Battles returned in 2024 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.

During the StrEATs Festival on Sunday, April 14th, Chef Awo Amenumey of Eh’vivi was named the StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Champion!

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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