New Chef & Maker Series weekends kick off in May

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The team here at Pinehurst is excited to be launching a new culinary series celebrating North Carolina’s best culinarians and creatives.

The Chef & Maker Series will features three award-winning North Carolina chefs showcasing their unique talents alongside a variety of artisan makers.

The first weekend, May 12-14, features acclaimed Charlotte chef Clark Barlowe (Heirloom Restaurant), then July 7-9, James Beard Award-winning chef Ashley Christensen (Death and Taxes, Poole’s Diner, etc.) of Raleigh, and finally James Beard-nominated Asheville chef Katie Button (Nightbell and Curate) Sept. 15-17.

“Pinehurst has a long and storied history as a festive and comfortable setting for unique culinary events and we enjoy these types of collaborations,” says Pinehurst’s Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul. “They often result in the most rewarding experiences for both the visiting chefs and our guests.”

The weekends each kick off with the Pinehurst culinary team hosting dinners inspired by the cuisine of the featured chef. Events will include a pig pickin’, comfort food or Spanish tapas. The Friday night events will be open to the general public and tickets are available for $70 per person at

Each Chef & Maker weekend offers its own unique schedule, including interactive demonstrations, informative workshops, chef dinners and more. Christensen and Button will also be signing their recently released cookbooks: “Poole’s Diner” (Ten Speed Press) and “Curate” (FlatIron Books) for guests.

View chef bios, complete weekend itineraries and package details at or call 888-832-5890 for more information.

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