North Carolina State Fair

Culinary students, chefs serve up NC delights at the fair

Parked just outside of the Kerr Scott building, North Carolina chefs and their students are serving up tasty cuisine including N.C. catfish po-boys.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Got to Be NC and the local branch of the American Culinary Federation have teamed up to offer a fresh take on N.C. State Fair cuisine.

Chefs and their students are serving up catfish po-boys and bacon wrapped barbecue jalapenos from a yellow food truck outside the Kerr Scott building. It's not your typical State Fair food, which is attracting many customers wanting an alternative.

Every day a new set of chefs and students is manning the truck. All ingredients are sourced locally.

This is the ACF's first year at the fair, and it won't be the last.

Fayetteville Technical Community College culinary instructor Richard Kugelmann, who was working with this students at the truck on Wednesday, said the group hopes to be back next year with a menu that also includes a dessert.

Money raised from the truck will go to fund culinary scholarships.

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