Lynne Alterman, Currituck-Dare Community Foundation board member and event chair for the 3rd Annual Duck & Wine Festival, recently presented several awards to local chefs and restaurants who won in the categories of Best Dish and People’s Choice Awards.

Top winners of judging this year go to Blue Point for Best Dish Award and Paper Canoe for People’s Choice Award. A charitable donation on behalf of Blue Point goes to support the work of the Beach Food Pantry. A Charitable donation on behalf of Paper Canoe was presented to Chris Kelly, Ex. Dir. Of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

            The Duck & Wine Festival has grown in popularity as a signature charity event hosted at the Duck Waterfront Shops and organized by Coastal Provisions with help from the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation. Charitable partners this year included the Currituck-Dare Community Fund, the Friends of Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles and Currituck Kids.  Over $9,000 was raised for charitable distributions this year.  Contributors also included Decoys by James Freeman, event T-shirts by Donna Designs, as well as participation from many of the shops at the Duck Waterfront Shops. Sponsors included: Blue Point Bar and Grill, 8 dot Graphics, Corolla Classic Vacations, East Carolina Bank, Sanderling Inn, Carolina Designs, and Sun Realty.      

Participating Restaurants and Chefs included: Coastal Cantina and Coastal Provisions, Blue Point, Paper Canoe, Pigman’s, Roadside Grill, Elizabeth’s Café, Fin & Claw, Metropolis, Argyles, Aqua Restaurant & Spa and Tommy’s Market. The theme each year is centered on duck dishes, and each chef receives a quantity of duck donated from Maple Leaf Farms to create their special dish. Each dish was paired with a selected wine to be sampled by participants.

            “ We are fortunate to have so many chefs and restaurants in our area who not only enjoy the cook-off challenges, but who also are willing to go beyond their normal work to support so many charities and do so with great talent and flair, “ commented Alterman.  Photos and links to all the restaurants, sponsors, and charities can be found at

            The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact the NCCF Senior Regional Associate Peggy Birkemeier at 252-492-8166; or Alterman.


About the North Carolina Community Foundation:


The NCCF is a single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $140 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide

long-term support for a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.

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Peggy Birkemeier

NCCF Senior Regional Associate




Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation


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