3 Moments You Don’t Want to Miss at our first Chef & Maker event of the season

There is still time to book a package and ensure you will have the ultimate VIP experience in visiting Pinehurst for the Chef & Maker Weekend with Chef Paul Verica, which will be May 4-6.


By booking the package, guests will receive access not provided elsewhere during the weekend. Here are three top moments you won’t want to miss at our first weekend of the 2018 Chef & Maker Series season.

Lunch Cooking Demo with Chef Paul

Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

Chef Paul Verica has been part of the emerging culinary scene of Charlotte for quite some time, and is on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, The Stanley. You’re catching Verica at the best time in his career, which features a recent James Beard Award nomination, and here you’ll be able to interact with him in an intimate and fun cooking demo just for guests. A three-course lunch will be served throughout the demo, with pairings by Paragon Wine Group.

Know Your Salt Demonstration

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Before lunch, guests will get to spend time with 7th-generation saltmaker Nancy Bruns of J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works. She will guide guests through a unique tasting of salts and how they pair with foods while also allowing guests to experience the differences in artisan salts from around the world. Imagine how your cooking at home can change after a few tips from Nancy.

Chef Dinner

Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

From Friday’s night’s fun farm-to-table dinner reception that kicks off the weekend to the Chef Dinner, no one will be as familiar with the sights, sounds and, most importantly, the culinary delights of Chef Verica’s talent as you. Celebrate the weekend with new and old friends, reveling with an inventive four-course meal rooted in Verica’s Southern background. The dinner is sponsored by Italics Winegrowers, and will highlight tastings throughout.