Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Chef Alex Guarnashelli

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Gateway Village (900 W. Trade St.)

Join us for the main event – the Charlotte StrEATs Festival, a part of Charlotte SHOUT! Attendees can celebrate the city’s culinary scene at this FREE event! The festival will feature a special appearance from world-renowned chef, Alex Guarnashelli! Chef Alex will be doing a cooking demonstration and emceeing our Neighborhood Cook-off curated by The Plaid Penguin! These battles will pit chefs head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion.

Come shop in our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, music, art, and more! We will also have wristbands available for purchase to participate in our craft cocktail tasting. See all our participating vendors, food trucks, and liquor brands below!

View the event map here!

Stage Schedule

12:00 p.m. – Welcome from Kristen Wile, Unpretentious Palate

12:05 p.m. – Chef Bruce Moffett, Moffett Restaurant Group

12:40 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Round 1

1:40 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Round 2

2:30 p.m. – Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

3:15 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off Final Battle

4:10 p.m. – Chef Corey Jones, Mad Dash Kitchen

4:35 p.m. – Chef Chayil Johnson, Community Matters Cafe

Even though this is a free event, please let us know if you are coming so we can make sure to provide the best experience for you.

Artisan Market Vendors

Cocktail Tasting

Purchase a cocktail wristband to taste craft cocktails created by Charlotte’s top mixologists! Mixologists will create a beverage from our partners that best represents their neighborhood. Wristbands on sale now! Purchase in advance for $25 or for $30 at the door. Wristband includes 6 coins – each redeemable for a craft cocktail. 21+ only. On sale now!

Mixologist Partner:
Stefan Huebner, Dot Dot Dot

Mixologist Partner:
Justin Hazelton, Lorem Ipsum

Mixologist Partner:
Britt Clark, Love, B.

Mixologist Partner:
Larry Suggs, HUMBUG

Mixologist Partner:
Winter Voss, Dogwood Southern Table

Mixologist Parther:
Azure Cassidy, Sea Level NC

Food Trucks

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