Chef Jon Fortes Preparing for Final Fire Series

Chef Jon Fortes: Final Fire Battles

Chef Jon Fortes of Mimosa Grill stopped by WBTV News Sunday Morning to share a recipe and the next step in a competition dining series.

Chef Fortes is he Final Fire Series winner in the Charlotte area regional series for the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series. He is gearing up to compete against five chefs who represent the Wilmington, Greensboro, Raleigh and Asheville areas.

The Final Fire statewide competition takes place in Raleigh Nov. 19-22 and new tickets have been released for some of the events.

To learn more or reserve your seat at Final Fire, visit

Soy Chorizo and Carolina Potato Hash

local eggs. sweet onions. charred peppers.


½ lb new red potatoes, roasted and diced 1 onion, sweet, caramelized 1 poblano, seeded, small diced and sautéed 1 red pepper, seeded, small diced and sautéed 1 t thyme, chopped 2 T butter 8 eggs 4 oz soy chorizo (can use regular Mexican style chorizo Salt and pepper to taste


In a saute pan add the 1 ½ T butter and potatoes, cook until crispy, add in peppers, onions, soy chorizo, thyme and season to taste. Top with Sunny side egg up.