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CHARLOTTEAN OF THE YEAR – CHEF SAM

The local celebrity chef behind Your Farms Your Table

Most of us go through life without ever meeting a celebrity, and we probably don’t even notice or feel like we’ve missed out.  Celebrities come in many varieties – authors, politicians, movie and TV stars, athletes, rock stars, and celebrity chefs! 

Please permit me to introduce Chef Sam – one of Charlotte’s growing cadre of celebrity chefs who have been emerging for about the past 20 years as the city has grown and developed a center of gravity for cuisine (not just food) and hospitality (not mere entertainment). 

Sam is the founder of Your Farms Your Table, and he has been all over the media for at least the past year, but especially since he Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network show of the same name. 

Most recently, Sam was named by Charlotte Magazine as a Charlottean of the Year (COTY) along with Michael Jordan, Bubba Wallace, Molly Grantham, Jeff Jackson, Taiwoo Jaiyeoba, Dr. Katie Passaretti, Kass Ottley, and the Black Lives Matter Mural downtown (it’s “downtown” for those of us who’ve been here for a while).  What an amazing accomplishment to be recognized among such esteemed people.  And how lucky we all are to be able to have dinner with Chef Sam 6 days a week!

So please help me congratulate Chef Sam on becoming a COTY, and check out the write up in Charlotte magazine.  Because he’s kind of a big deal, I’ve compiled a list of links to some of the most recent media featuring our loved and esteemed founder.  Check it out!

Charlotte Magazine – Charlotteans of the Year

« https://www.charlottemagazine.com/here-are-the-2020-charlotteans-of-the-year/

« https://www.charlottemagazine.com/2020-charlotteans-of-the-year-sam-diminich/

South Park Magazine – Healthy Addiction

« https://southparkmagazine.com/healthy-addiction/

Food Network – Beat Bobby Flay – America’s Funniest Food Show (S.23 – E.3)

« https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/beat-bobby-flay/episodes/americas-funniest-food-show

« https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-food-drink/article239389583.html

« https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/01/17/cbj-morning-buzz-local-chef-appears-on-food.html

« https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/local-chef-appears-food-networks-beat-bobby-flay/VLY2A4L6KNHGDJ7CTA2WJAJLJ4/

« https://www.wcnc.com/video/entertainment/television/charlotte-today/local-chef-beats-bobby-flay/275-fd48886a-1013-4af1-b6e1-b991b9522e92

PBS \ WTVI – Carolina Impact – Chef Sam’s Story

« https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIa4IiYnI20

« https://www.pbs.org/video/chef-sam-elxlc1/

Order Fire TV (S.5 – E.5)

« http://orderfire.tv/2020/10/26/s5e5-ft-chef-sam-diminich-is-now-live/

« https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-people/article246576888.html

WBTV – QC Life

« https://qclife.wbtv.com/making-oven-roasted-oysters/

« https://qclife.wbtv.com/meals-from-farms-to-you/

WTVI – Charlotte Cooks

« https://video.wtvi.org/video/tentsuyu-marinated-grouper-shiso-chimi-brown-rice-and-choi-va4gj4/

UnPretentious Palate – Isolation is the Enemy

« https://unpretentiouspalate.com/in-sobriety-isolation-is-the-enemy/

Michael J. Solender – In the Kitchen with Sam Diminich

« http://michaeljwrites.com/dishing-charlotte-in-the-kitchen-with-sam-diminich/

Heidi Billotto Cooks – COVID Challenge to Charlotte Chefs

« https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1152666255075861

Springer Mountain Farms

« https://www.springermountainfarms.com/recipes/charlotte-chef-supports-local-farms-through-weekly-meals