Wilmington restaurant in running for highly touted national award

Wilmington restaurant in running for highly touted national award

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Pine Valley Market has been nominated for a national award. Whether they win it could depend on you.

PVM is one of only ten restaurants across the country nominated for the Toasty Award put on by Toast, reportedly one of the fastest restaurant management platforms in the U.S.

PVM is nominated under the category for Local Community Advocates. It’s the only North Carolina finalist.

Winners are not chosen based on the number of votes they receive, rather the most compelling testimonials supporting the category nomination.

Owners Christi and Cathy Ferretti are both actively involved in the community. Their contributions to the community were evident during Hurricane Florence when they opened their restaurant up as a satellite kitchen for World Central Kitchen to feed hundreds of people displaced from the storm.

“I think food heals people. I think food brings people together. I feel blessed to be able to have the ability to do that so, none of this was set out to be recognized in any way shape or form. As a matter of fact it makes me kind of uncomfortable. So while this is good, I really feel like Wilmington should get the recognition we deserve for being a strong community, not me, but our community in general,” Christi Ferretti said.

The deadline to write a short blurb about why you think PVM should be a winner in the Community Advocate category is Friday, December 20. Photos from the restaurant can be submitted. Supporters are only allowed to vote once. The judges select the winners based on the entries. Winners will be announced January 31, 2020.

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