Georgia has an incredible food culture, and Georgia chefs have placed an importance on farm-fresh ingredients and seasonality long before "farm to table" was a buzzword. Consumers can choose Georgia Grown products in their local stores and markets that feature the logo. They also can dine in restaurants that are led by chefs who emphasize locally grown ingredients and value their relationships with local farmers.
Six chefs are named annually as official Georgia Grown executive chefs and work throughout the year promoting local ingredients and food products that are special to Georgia. For each of the last five years, Georgia chefs have even taken that message to New York to cook a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House. This year's sold-out event in June featured six chefs from around the state: Deborah VanTrece, Greg Lipman, Thomas McKeown, Christian Perez, Julio Delgado and Jessica Gamble. View the menu and photos of select dishes here.