Local restaurants bring flavor to upcoming Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE — Anyone who goes hungry or thirsty at the Presidents Cup must not be trying. From hometown beer and local restaurant vendors to VIP catering and familiar national brands, the menus and dining spots scattered across the Quail Hollow Club course are many and varied.

And, because the match-play format consists of a much smaller field — 24 players in all, versus a traditional 156 players in a standard tournament — organizers have plotted to ensure plenty of options for eating, socializing and wandering.

The latter includes golf simulators, a 200-foot dock on one of the course lakes allowing fans to watch multiple holes at once, and neighborhood-themed areas for South End and NoDa that play off their real-life counterparts with restaurants including Cuzzo’s Cuisine, La Caseta, Ace No. 3 Burgers and What The Fries.

And then there are the heaviest hitters: Atlanta-based caterer Proof of the Pudding, with an army of 600 people charged with feeding 10,000 corporate customers, the golfers and the caddies; and Par Caterers of Tequesta, Florida, who will be cooking for the 25,000 to 30,000 fans each day who are not sitting in a corporate box or watching from a ticketed entertainment area.

The Presidents Cup is a larger event than the annual tournament played here, the Wells Fargo Championship.

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