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Heidi BillottoCooking Stage Host Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto

Charlotte-based culinary expert Heidi Billotto has been writing about food and restaurants for several regional magazines, newspapers, blogs and Web sites since the early 1980s and has seen a lot of change and a great deal of growth over the years. Heidi is the face behind the voice of the social media for the GotToBeNc Competition Dining series. She also blogs at HeidiBillottoFood.com, writes and is the free-lance food editor for Charlotte Living Magazine and makes regular appearances on Charlotte's WCNC-TV, WBTV and with monthly cooking segments, 3 day weekend travel segments and a monthly restaurant roundups. Occasionally she also makes appearances on Charlottes WTVI weighing in on different local topics as a culinary expert. Between columns, Heidi, also a former James Beard Foundation judge, is a food stylist for many national chefs and cookbook authors visiting North and South Carolina and teaches a regular schedule of cooking classes both in her home and on local farms. She also conducts private in-home or office cooking classes for corporate team building and social gatherings. Over the years Heidi has parlayed her culinary talents to develop a small but successful catering business and she publishes an email newsletter with info about her cooking classes and links back to her blog at HeidiBillottoFood.com, Charlotte restaurants, food happenings and more. Heidi is married to Charlotte singer and musician, Tom Billotto. The two often work together providing “food and mood” at private parties and corporate events.

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