- Chef Deborah VanTrece, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in Atlanta
- Chef Greg Lipman, Piastra Restaurant in Marietta
- Chef Thomas McKeown, Hyatt Regency in Atlanta
- Chef Christian Perez, City Pharmacy in Covington
- Chef Julio Delgado, New Realm Brewery in Atlanta
- Chef Jessica Gamble, KR SteakBar in Atlanta
“We’re honored that these phenomenal chefs, many of whom are also small business owners, have accepted the distinction of wearing a Georgia Grown chef’s coat,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “This program is one of the many ways our relationship with the Georgia Restaurant Association has helped our team support our growers and producers.”
“Year after year, we are thrilled by the passion and skills each new class of Georgia Grown Executive Chefs brings to the table,” said GRA CEO Karen Bremer. “The six chefs chosen for the 2019 program possess a strong desire to promote the use of local, seasonal food on their menus and are passionate about strengthening their relationships with Georgia suppliers. We are proud to have this group of chefs represent Georgia’s culinary scene and champion the Georgia Grown program.”
In its eighth year, the Georgia Grown Executive Chef program continues to strengthen awareness of Georgia Grown products around the state, while acknowledging a diverse group of culinary professionals who prioritize Georgia Grown in their restaurants, schools and communities.
About Georgia Grown: The Georgia Grown program provides a powerful new branding tool as well as education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout Georgia. Learn more today at www.GeorgiaGrown.com.
About the GRA: The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s Restaurants in Advocacy, Education and Awareness. The GRA is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to operate Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s foodservice industry. From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia. For more information, visit www.garestaurants.org.