Chef & Maker Weekend

Sept. 15-17, 2017

Join us as we celebrate North Carolina’s best culinarians and creatives. The weekend events include delectable meals, interactive demonstrations, informative workshops, chef dinners and more! We invite you to learn a little something about why the South is a unique place to live, discover and visit.

Packages are $399 per person and include: 

  • Resort accommodations for two nights
  • Overflowing breakfast buffet both mornings
  • Friday night culinary event
  • Chef’s Dinner
  • Interactive maker events

Featured Chef

Chef & Maker Katie Button headshot

Katie Button is the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell in Asheville. Named one of Food & wine’s Best New Chefs in 2015, Katie honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adria and Jose Andres.

Chef & Maker smallShe recently released her first cookbook, “Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen,” offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage.

Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change. 


6:30 p.m.
An Evening of Cúrate-inspired Tapas and Spanish Wines
Presented in part by The Country Bookshop

Kick off the weekend with a Cúrate-inspired party featuring the vibrant flavors of Spanish food and wine.

We will be serving beer from Mother Earth and Southern Pines Brewing along with spirits from Doc Porter’s Distillery and Piedmont Distillers. Wine selection to be announced.


10 a.m.
Q&A with Katie and cookbook signing

This is your chance ask Chef Button your burning questions and get insider’s tips and tricks for re-creating Spanish dishes and adapting them using American seasonal ingredients.  The session will wrap up with a signing of her new cookbook “Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen.” A copy of the book is included in your package.

2 p.m.
Pottery Demonstration 

Join area potters Scott and Bobbie Thomas of Thomas Pottery as they share the details behind their creations.

7:30 p.m.
Chef’s Dinner with Katie Button

Join us for a delectable journey to Spain with Chef Katie Button.  The multi-course menu will reflect Button’s cooking philosophy of weaving local and regional ingredients into Spanish recipes and techniques. By thoughtfully combining the two worlds she ends up with something extremely unique but firmly rooted in Spanish tradition.

Wine pairings to be announced.


10 a.m.
Counter Culture Coffee Tasting 

Explore the many distinct flavors of coffee during a tasting with a seasoned professional from Durham-based Counter Culture Coffee. Sip a variety of coffees while enjoying stories and insights about where they’re grown.

Sponsored by:


The Carolina Hotel


Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” the Carolina has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms, including suites.

The Holly Inn


Built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst’s first hotel and is located in the heart of The Village. The Four Diamond Holly features 82 guest rooms and suites each as unique as the hotel itself. As soon as you walk in the door of the picturesque Holly, time stops. Just look at the saying above the door, and you’ll see it’s true. “Time goes you say? Alas, no. Time stays. We go.

Package Rates are Per Person for Two Nights

  • Plus tax and resort service fee.
  • Enjoy complimentary shuttle service across the resort and access to the fitness center, pools, bikes and afternoon tea.