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Fire on the Dock crowns winning Chef

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The competition was hot tonight. It was the final night of Fire on the Dock at Wrightsville Beach.

Only two chefs remain, Andy Hopper from Chefs 105 in Morehead City, he has cooked across the country and internationally. He meets Gerry Fong from Persimmons in New Bern who says his Chinese skills and North Carolina ingredients give him an edge.

Organizer Jimmy Crippen has styled the competition in the manner of Iron Chef, now it comes down to two.

“Tonight is for all the marbles, they are competing for a two thousand dollar check, the coveted red chef’s jacket, a trophy and a brand new pair of Dansko chef’s shoes. This is the big one, they will go on to compete in the grand championship down the road representing the eastern North Carolina region.”

It started with sixteen restaurants and has run for 15 weeks. Fire on the Dock is a diner judged cooking competition, the chefs compete and the crowd eats and tonight a new champion is crowned.

The winner is, Andy Hopper, Chefs 105, Morehead City.

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