top of page
  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Chefs from Around Tennessee Represented at the 2019 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Grab your glasses, 11 chefs from Tennessee will take guests Off The Eaten Path during the ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The epicurean adventure takes place from May 30 – June 2, where attendees from across the country will come together to enjoy the dishes and spirits of the South. Get fired up as over 150 chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Texas to the District of Columbia round out a robust lineup of talent for all to enjoy and savor their bites and sips through immersive Learning Experiences, epic Tasting Tents, and unique dinners and events.

This year, talent will spotlight off-the-grid foodie destinations, rising culinary stars, and more. An Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve is stacked with fresh-yet-savvy talent who will carefully curate unique dinners, hands-on Master Classes, and thought-provoking seminars throughout the weekend highlighting the unexpected, and incorporating surprise and delight ingredients. Be sure to take notes – these will be names you’ll want to remember.

The stellar lineup of talent hailing from Tennessee includes:

Ashley Bottoms of Clumpies Ice Cream Co. | Chattanooga, TN

Chris Carter of Porter Road | Nashville, TN

Chris Chamberlain of The Southern Foodie | Nashville, TN

James Peisker of Porter Road | Nashville, TN

Kevin Korman of Whitebird & Whiskey Thief | Chattanooga, TN

Maneet Chauhan of Morph Hospitality Group | Nashville, TN

Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason and Emilia | Knoxville, TN

Michael Lishchynsky of Bourbon Steak Nashville | Nashville, TN

Sarah Gavigan of Bar Otaku and Otaku Ramen | Nashville, TN

Tony Galzin of Nicky’s Coal Fired | Nashville, TN

Vivek Surti of Tailor | Nashville, TN

"Atlanta Food & Wine is proud to represent some of the top culinary names from across the Southeast. Once again we have a diverse lineup of chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, and we can't wait to highlight their creativity and expertise with attendees," said Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Co-Founder Elizabeth Feichter." As Atlantans, and food lovers, we're looking forward to hosting not only our visiting talent but all of our guests traveling in for the Festival later this month."

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive catalogue of programs and events where guests can eat, drink and learn about the South’s rich food and beverage traditions from the region’s best talent. Tennessee plays a big role in these traditions, and can be seen represented through the weekend’s full roster of classes, dinners and events.

For the full lineup, including Learning Experiences, Master Studios, Dinners and Events, visit For those traveling from out of town, the Festival will be headquartered at the Loews Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and referring to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Room Block. For more information on travel and lodging, visit

About Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Launched in 2010, by Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary experience dedicated to shining an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the South from Texas to the District of Columbia. With an Advisory Council of 71 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is one-part conference and one-part party, offering carefully-crafted programs and events to entertain and educate consumers about Southern food and drink.  The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Caribbean. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a member of the IWSC Group North America’s portfolio of events.  Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Follow Atlanta Food & Wine Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter#KnowTheSouth #AFWF19


bottom of page