Homegrown Tomato Fest

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The 6th annual Homegrown Tomato Festival

When? July 16th from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where? CPCC Van Every Culinary Arts Building at 425 N Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204

Why? To raise money for culinary scholarships for CPCC culinary students

Sit, sample and learn about craft cocktails using tomatoes presented by Award Winning Mixologist Bob Peters.
Enjoy a hands-on tomato pie class and take home the fruit of your labor.
What tomato varieties should you be growing and what is the best culinary preparation of those tomatoes?
We have expert growers leading this class with the support of an CPCC Culinary Instructor.

Event Details

  • The Homegrown Tomato Competition: Backyard gardeners will bring their best tasting tomatoes and compete for the “People’s Choice” award voted on by attendees.
    Contestant Sign-Up Here
  • Culinary Competition: Students will be competing live at the event to be awarded proceeds from the event as a scholarship for their continued education .
  • Classes: Add on a PCG Summer Symposium Session
  • Vendors: Get tomato plants, products and more!
    Vendor Sign-Up Here
  • Tomato Sandwiches: A staple of the south! Attendees can enjoy the world’s best tomato sandwiches made with locally grown tomatoes.


About Piedmont Culinary Guild

Piedmont Culinary Guild is a grassroots effort to create a working dialogue with the food industry by providing a platform that is easily accessible for all to utilize and benefit. Connecting the Food Chain in our Piedmont region of North and South Carolina, the PCG strengthens the local chef and culinary community by sharing resources, educating consumers, and establishing regional recognition. The Guild is a gathering place and hub for innovative chefs, farmers, food artisans, culinary educators, and other professionals in the local food community committed to sharing our strengths and building our local food economy – founded on the idea that sharing resources and promoting educational opportunities can help develop and secure our local food system.