StrEATs Events

2024 Charlotte StrEATs Schedule

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 Charlotte StrEATs Festival! Check back for photos of this year’s events!

StrEATs Tasting Tour

Sat. April 13th from 12-3 p.m. | Gateway Village

Taste your way from neighborhood to neighborhood without leaving Uptown!

Restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods will serve a dish that represents their neighborhoods. Guests can visit each tasting tent and enjoy cocktails while taking in intimate demonstrations from our stage. Tickets are all-inclusive. Learn more about the event and see participating restaurants here.

Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Sun. April 14th from 12 -5 p.m. | Gateway Village

Celebrate the city’s culinary scene at this FREE event! The festival will feature a special appearance from award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist Aarón Sánchez. Aarón will be doing a cooking demonstration and emceeing our Neighborhood Cook-off! These battles will pit chefs head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion.

Guests shopped from over 25 local food and beverage vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, live art, and more! Learn more here.

StrEAT Smarts: Healing with Ayurveda Cooking

Fri. March 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Coco and the Director

Former White House chef Roberto Mendoza shares the secrets to how Ayurveda cooking can shift your health from the inside out. Learn the basics and benefits of Ayurveda cooking, what it can do for your body, and taste delicious fare from chef Mendoza. 

StrEAT Smarts Sessions presented by: The Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

StrEATs Uncorked

Wed. 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. Introducing StrEATs Uncorked!

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. Learn all about StrEATs Uncorked here.

StrEAT Smarts: Shop Like a Chef

Sat. April 6th from 9 – 11 a.m. | South End Farmers Market + Trolley Barn Fermentory

Chef Eugene Briggs of Legion Brewing and Trolley Barn Fermentory will share with attendees how to cook a meal with what’s available at the market. Tour the South End Market with chef Briggs, where you’ll learn what to look for in produce and how to make a last-minute menu based on the seasons, then head to Trolley Barn for a breakfast made using those ingredients. 

StrEAT Smarts Sessions presented by: The Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

StrEAT Smarts: The Science of Pasta Making

Tues. April 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Market at 7th Street

Ever wonder why you put eggs in fresh pasta? Or why you don’t? Do different flours really make a difference? Chef Raffaele of Mano Bella Artisan Foods will dig into the art of pasta making. Attendees will taste four distinctly different types of pasta, all paired with from-scratch sauces that are perfectly suited for each pasta type. Option to purchase wine available.

StrEAT Smarts Sessions presented by: The Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

StrEAT Smarts: Wine + Cheese, Made to Pair in North Carolina

Wed. April 10th from 6-7:30 p.m. | The Market at 7th Street

Across our great state, small winemakers and cheesemakers are earning nationwide recognition for what’s made in North Carolina. Nerd out with our favorite wine and cheese pros: Josh Villapando of Assorted Table Wine and Shop and Rachel Klebaur of Orrman’s Cheese Shop, who will guide guests on wine and cheese made for each other — and made in North Carolina — and share professional tips for what to look for in wine and cheese pairings.

StrEAT Smarts Sessions presented by: The Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

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