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Ripe Revival to Hold Chef Rival Competition

Factory 633 will host Ripe Revival’s Chef Rival competition on Tuesday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is a live cooking competition featuring Caitlin Hutsell from Larema, Inez Ribustello from On the Square and TBC West, and Tripp Sauls from Around the Table Bakery.

All proceeds from the event benefit Ripe Revival’s non-profit, the Ripe for Revival 501(c)(3) Mobile Market Program.

The competitors were selected to highlight local chefs and their talents, continuing the trend of the Chef Series.

These chefs will compete in an event to raise money for Ripe for Revival’s Mobile Market program. | Photo provided by Ripe Revival

The cooking challenge will require chefs to create their dish using produce and food found on the Mobile Market within a time limit.

The competition will be judged by Chef Frank Bookhardt of Nash Community College, Stacy Woodhouse of the Ed Fitts Charitable Foundation, Maggie Kane of A Place at the Table, and hostess Emily Wagner of On Carolina Soil with Emily CBS17.

Tickets to the events are $40 for an individual or $50 for a couple. Guests will be able to enjoy refreshments from Brewmasters’ Mobile and sample creations from the competing chefs. Also, guests attending the event will have an opportunity to tour and shop the Ripe for Revival Mobile Market.

The Ripe for Revival Mobile Market provides access to fresh produce and local food to areas that are considered food deserts while placing a strong focus on health and nutrition education, economic development, and empowerment of communities across North Carolina. The Mobile Market uses a pay-what-you-can model to empower communities to purchase quality goods in underserved communities.


According to Ripe Revival Founder and CEO Will Kornegay, the central goal of the event is that people will contribute to the vision by participating in their partnerships with local farmers or by contributing to the non-profit organization.

Kornegay hopes to raise $25,000 from the event through a silent auction, games, and other donations.


If you are interested in having farm fresh produce and other foods delivered straight to your home, Ripe Revival offers the “Build your Own Box” option, which has several plans to choose from.


Ripe Revival was named small business of the year by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

If you want to learn more about Ripe Revival, visit their website and check out our episode of TC Spotlight featuring Founder and CEO Will Kornegay.

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