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Charlotte chef Bruce Moffett gets some love

Bruce Moffett of Barrington’s, Stagioni and Good Food on Montford.
Bruce Moffett of Barrington’s, Stagioni and Good Food on Montford. David T. Foster III/Observer files

With his iconic restaurant Barrington’s marking its 15th year, Charlotte chef/restaurateur Bruce Moffett is getting some love for his leadership in the restaurant community.

Moffett will be this year’s winner of the Pegasus Award from the Charlotte chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The Pegasus is given every year to a leader “who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the community, enhancing its reputation and prestige.”

Moffett also is the owner of Stagioni, and Good Food on Montford.

Moffett was picked for his work to get Charlotte recognized as a culinary destination, and for his charitable contributions. Earlier this year, Moffett started the “Charlotte Cooks Too” campaign, urging chefs and restaurants to use social media to get the word out on what restaurants here are doing. Chefs and diners are being asked to use the hashtag #Charlottecookstoo when they post about restaurants and food events.

Moffett Restaurant Group gives time and money each year to Second Harvest Food Bank, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, the March of Dimes and Meals on Wheels.

Moffett will get the award Oct. 28 during the PRSA annual Queen City Awards, at Byron’s South End.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis