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Get Chef Secrets at Taste of Atlanta's The Chef's Table

10 September 2015

After years of being a regular on the Atlanta restaurant scene, it’s about time you got to know the top toques at area restaurants a little bit better. What makes them tick? What’s the hidden ingredient in that out-of-this-world dish?

It’s these types of curiosities that drive the presentations scheduled for The Chef’s Table stage at Taste of Atlanta (September 25-27). Host extraordinaire, Tom Sullivan, will lead the A-list lineup of presenters throughout the weekend for 30-45 minute segments.

Chef Ron Eyester giving a presentation at The Chef's Table. Photo by

Chef Ron Eyester giving a presentation at The Chef’s Table. Photo by

Saturday, September 26, 2015

12:30 pm
The stage gets its kickoff with Ponce City Market: Food Hall Highlights, which features David Berry from Bellina Alimentari, Jackson Smith from Honeysuckle Gelato and Chef Meherwan Irani from Boti, all of whom will talk about their forthcoming concepts at Ponce City Market.

1:45 pm
Zac Brown Band fans won’t want to miss hearing from Rusty Hamlin as he talks about Secrets of the Eat & Greet—a unique pre-concert dining experience offered to select fans at Zac Brown Band shows.

3 pm
What separates an ordinary taco from an extraordinary one? Get the scoop from Chef Eddie Hernandez (Taqueria del Sol) and Sheldon Wolf (Superica) as well as the folks from bartaco while you sip tequila at Rock Your Taco.

4:15 pm
Chef’s tables, exclusive seating areas, private dining… you can get the scoop on special dining experiences when Chef EJ Hodgkinson (King & Duke), Chef Chris Hall (Local Three) and Thaddeus Keefe (1Kept) converge for Table Talk- The Best Tables in Town.

5:30 pm
Hear from three of the chefs featured on Creative Loafing’s 100 Best Dishes feature—Chef Ron Eyester (Rosebud), Chef Gregory Vivier (Grand Champion BBQ) and Chef Robert Phalen (One Eared Stag)—as they talk about their backgrounds and their cooking at Finding the Fork in the Road.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

12:30 pm
Start the day of rest with gospel music from blues singer Harold Holloway and soul food from Chef Marvin Woods (Asante) and Chef Deborah VanTrece (Twisted Soul).

1:45 pm
Remember how delicious the Atlanta Meatball Festival was? Watch the final three contenders battle it out for the title of the city’s Best Meatball during the Meat Brawl.

3 pm
Stick around for more competition at the Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition, which brings together competitors from the United States Bartenders’ Guild. The winner will walk away with the title of Atlanta’s Best Bartender.

4:30 pm
True, you’ll end up trying food from a ton of Atlanta restaurants over the course of Taste of Atlanta. But at New and Noteworthy 2.0, you’ll be among the very first to try brand-new Atlanta restaurants: Noble Fin, The Mercury, and Tavern Pointe!