Pinehurst Resort Chefs Jay Hunter and Daniel DeFusco compete in an “Iron Chef” cook-off on the final day of the 24th Labor Day Food and Wine Festival at The Carolina Hotel. The two chefs were judged by festival guest chefs Damien Cavicchi (Biltmore Executive Chef) John Hui (Executive Pastry Chef, Pebble Beach Resorts) and Ruth Van Waerebeek (Executive Chef, Concha y Toro).
“One thing Pinehurst makes sure of is that when you are here, you are comfortable in a family setting,” says DeFusco. “Pinehurst is a giant family, and we just keep inviting more guests in to be a part of it.”
“It’s a team at Pinehurst,” says Hunter. “Even though it was a competition today, it’s a team.This winefest is not possible without (the patrons) and without the team. Hats off to the chefs this weekend. They did a phenomenal job.”