Chefs Collaborative, a national organization founded on inspiring and educating the culinary community to build a better food system, will host its 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit in Atlanta Saturday, September 9, through Monday, September 11. This year’s gathering will focus on the theme “Growing Community – Owning the Future,” highlighting Atlanta’s culinary community and the role chefs can play in driving change. Chefs Collaborative Local Leader chef Steven Satterfield, co-owner and executive chef of Miller Union, and team will welcome culinary professionals from across the country to explore Atlanta’s evolving culinary community, showcase modern Southern cuisine, and learn and share industry best practices in sustainability with local and national changemakers.
“I'm excited to host the 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit in Atlanta this year,” said Satterfield. “It gives all of us in the good food community here – chefs, farmers, activists, producers and food enthusiasts – a chance to show off our tight knit community. We are a rich tapestry of different people working to build a better local food system that embraces strength in numbers and a willingness to work together.”
As a part of Chefs Collaborative’s mission to celebrate growth and continued collaboration within the culinary community, the organization offers scholarships for chefs and culinary professionals to attend the Chef Summit. This past April, the local group hosted Supper at the Farm, a potluck-style fundraiser and gathering at Love is Love Farm. The event raised $9,000 that will provide nine scholarships for Chef Summit 2017. Another 16 scholars will attend thanks to the combined support of a $5,000 grant from The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Chefs Collaborative local groups across the country and Good Food Fund donations to the organization. The application for scholarships is open now through Thursday, July 20. Past scholarship recipients include Terry Koval, executive chef of Atlanta’s own Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
“While attending the Chef Summit, I gained priceless education as well as an opportunity to discuss and collaborate with other like-minded people,” said Koval. “This knowledge and experience made me a better human, father, chef and leader in my community. I have utilized the contacts that I have made by advancing my education and collaborating in sourcing and helping to improve our food system.”
Tickets to this year’s Chefs Collaborative Annual Summit are available for purchase online at http://bit.ly/Summit17CC. For more information about the organization, visit www.chefscollaborative.org/summit.
About Chefs Collaborative
Chefs Collaborative is a national nonprofit network with a mission to inspire, educate, and celebrate chefs and food professionals building a better food system. Chefs Collaborative relies on Individual Member, Donor, and Partner support to achieve its mission. For more information, email email@example.com, visit chefscollaborative.org, and follow Chefs Collaborative on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.