2024 Georgia Grown Executive Chef Program

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2024 Georgia Grown Executive Chef Program 

Participant Requirements

 The Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown campaign has partnered with the Georgia Restaurant Association for a statewide Georgia Grown Executive Chef program. The following terms outlines the commitment to the Georgia Grown Executive Chef program. 

  1. Incorporates locally grown product into your menu, educating patrons about foods that came from local farms and generating awareness about the product and their producers. 
  2. Promotes and fosters a relationship between chefs and farmers, while creating a greater awareness among both restaurateurs and consumers about the availability of quality, local products in Georgia. 
  3. Demonstrates knowledge about which local Georgia products are available for the cooking season. 
  4. Assists local chefs on a strategy to incorporate locally grown produce into their menu. 
  5. Aims to provide public school culinary education and school food nutrition by educating, training, or developing recipes. 
  6. Provide a list of products you source locally and farms you work with and/or the approximate percentage of your menu that is sourced locally.
  7. Commit to participating as a restaurant vendor at the Taste of Georgia on February 21, 2024.
  8. Participates in either a school demo, market demo, festival, or event at the Department of Agriculture.
  9. Available these dates:
  • Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception on February 21, 2024
  • Georgia ProStart Invitational on February 29, 2024, from 8am-4pm to judge
  • Georgia Food and Wine festival from March 22-24, 2024 for chef demos.
  • Available for at least one other Georgia Grown event or outreach during the year.

 The Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Restaurant Association appreciate your support and participation in the Georgia Grown program. Your involvement in this program contributes to our mission to create a greater awareness both among restaurateurs and consumers about the importance of buying and eating local.

Applications Closed for 2024