Cooking for a Classic 2020

1969 Chevy Camaro Raffle and Silent Auction

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About Cooking for a Classic

Now in its fourth year, the Cooking for a Classic chefs competition, a fundraiser for The Lucy Daniels Center, has announced its lineup for 2020. Eight celebrated chefs will go head to head in a tournament-style event over seven nights in order to claim the top prize: a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. 

The chef lineup for Cooking for a Classic 2020 is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 24
Eli Rodriguez of so•ca  vs. Kevin Smith of 41Hundred at the Renaissance

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Blake Gotliffe of Under the Oak Restaurant vs. Kyle Teears of Whiskey Kitchen

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Kyle Fletcher of Wye Hill vs. Scott Ruzicka of Mia Francesca

Thursday, Feb. 27
Andres Kaifer of Vidrio vs. Bill Heckler of STIR

Each chef will prepare three courses with at least one secret ingredient in each dish. Attendees and guest judges will decide which chef will advance in the competition. The winners from round one will face off in the semifinals on March 4 and 5, and the competition will culminate with the grand finale on March 11. All competitions will be held at 1705 East, Rocky Top Catering’s premier event venue located at 1705 East Millbrook Road in Raleigh.

Tickets start at $75 for the First Round, $100 for the Second Round, and $125 for the Finale. Premium tables, table sponsorships and corporate sponsorships are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at

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