Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Aarón Sánchez

StrEATs Festival

Thank you to all who joined us at the Charlotte StrEATs Festival, a part of Charlotte SHOUT! Attendees celebrated the city’s culinary scene at this FREE event! The festival featured a special appearance from Chef Aarón Sánchez!

Attendees were also able to shop our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors, enjoyed food trucks, music, art, and more.


12:00 p.m. – Welcome from festival co-host Kristen Wile

12:15 p.m. – Cooking Demo from Chef Chris Coleman, The Goodyear House

12:45 p.m. – Neighborhood Cook-off Battle 1: Chef Courtney Evans (Leah & Louise) vs. Chef Awo Amenumey (Eh’Vivi)

1:45 p.m. – Neighborhood Cook-off Battle 2: Chef Anthony Denning (Another?! Food Truck) vs. Chef Matt Moore (VINYL)

2:30 p.m. – Cooking demonstration from Chef Aarón Sánchez followed by brief meet & greet

3:15 p.m. – Neighborhood Cook-off Final Battle, followed by the awarding of the 2024 Neighborhood Cook-off Champion

4:15 p.m. – Cooking demonstration from Sam Diminich, Restaurant Constance

4:30 p.m. – Artist Silver Sells will reveal her live painting. Last call for alcohol

5:00 p.m. – Farewell, event over

StrEATs 2023. Photo by: Ryan Allen

Food Trucks

We can’t wait to show off the best food trucks in town!

Cocktail Tasting

These mixologists each created a craft cocktail that represented their neighborhood with our liquor brand partners.

Mixologist: JoAn Cook

Mixologist: Azure Cassidy
Sea Level NC

Mixologist: Micah Yarborough

Mixologist: Kel Minton
The Punch Room


Mixologist: Justin Hazelton
Lorem Ipsum

Mixologist: Ashley Sarkis

Artisan Market Vendors

We are proudly a part
of Charlotte SHOUT!


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

Food Pillar Sponsor
Compass Group logo
Supporting Sponsors
Simply Delicious Travel