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Taste of Atlanta: Stage Programming Line-up

15 October 2019

This year’s stage programming line-up will surely be a treat for all! Attendees will be able to enjoy professional presentations by local Atlanta chefs, hands-on cooking classes and more. Sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday in four different areas at the festival. We’re here to break down which classes you just can’t miss!

The Kitchen Workshop Applause__Photo Courtesy of Afif Cherif

SATURDAY:

CHEF’S TABLE STAGE:

12:15PM: ALL THINGS FALL

Explore all things Fall with culinary legend and NYC-based chef Jonathan Waxman, and Executive Chef Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina! This duo is teaming up at Taste of Atlanta to teach attendees about cooking fall recipes with local and seasonal ingredients, including Roasted Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Lamb Chops and a Warm Shrimp Salad!

2:20PM: CEO COOKING COMPETITION

See who will take the lead as three of Atlanta’s top executives turn up the heat in a friendly culinary competition presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Competitors, including Daniel Owens, Mark Berry and Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, will be paired with Chef Alex Beaty of Agency Socialthéque, Chef Gref Lipman of Piastra and Chef Matt Townley of Del Friscos to coach them to victory.

 

THE KITCHEN WORKSHOP:

11:30AM: A LEG UP ON AT-HOME MEALS

Chef Nick Leahy of AIX and Tin Tin will lead participants through the challenge of turning the most under-utilized cut of chicken – the humble drumstick – into a chef-inspired weeknight meal using Springer Mountain Farms chicken!

1:40PM: SOUTH MEETS EAST

The brilliant chefs of Northern China Eatery will teach participants how to make Dan Dan Noodles with a peanut sauce made from Georgia Peanuts. Plus, Don Koehler from Georgia Peanut Commission will be on hand to talk shop about Georgia Peanuts in this awesome mash-up of South meets East.

 

HOME PLATE STAGE:

11:30AM: CHEFS OF TOMORROW COOKING COMPETITION

The culinary students at Miller Grove High School are making a mark on Atlanta, having just won ‘Best Wing’ at Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. Guests will get to see their kitchen chops at Taste of Atlanta as they compete to win a challenging cooking competition – best twist on a chicken dish!

1:30PM: OH, KALE YEAH!

Registered Dietician Marisa Moore of Sprouts Farmers Market will lead the audience through her favorite plant-based recipes that will turn even the most discerning meat lover into a fan of veggies.

 

GEORGIA GROWN PAVILION: 

12:15PM: ASIAN FUSION GOES LOCAL 

Chef Seven Chan from PokeBurri will share his love for Georgia Grown pork and serve tastings of Tempura Fried Pine Street Market Bacon. Guests can stop by to hear how the restaurant consciously incorporates ingredients raised within Georgia into their Asian fusion cuisine.

 

Luciana Carneiro The Chef's Table Emory Dietitian Beth Boyett White Bull

 

SUNDAY: 

CHEF’S TABLE:

12:15PM: SOMMS AND SOUS

While head chefs tend to receive the glory, the behind-the-scenes heroes who help keep kitchens running are the sous chefs. Taste of Atlanta is putting some of the city’s best sous chefs front and center as they demo how to prepare bites that are paired with wines selected by their restaurants’ sommeliers. Not only will attendees learn how to cook, they’ll get the chance to explore pairings with wines of Germany and Bordeaux.

2:20PM: BURGER BRAWL WITH BUDWEISER

There’s no doubt that restaurants all across Atlanta dish up tasty burgers, but who will receive the top honor at Taste of Atlanta? Guests are invited to watch as burger joints duke it out for ‘Best Burger.’

 

THE KITCHEN WORKSHOP:

11:30AM: DINNER AT HOME WITH GARNISH & GATHER

Atlanta’s local meal kit company Garnish + Gather invites Taste of Atlanta attendees to join them in cooking a farm to table recipe – Korean Beef & Marinated Bok Choy with Fried Egg and Gochujang.

1:40PM: NATURAL, DELICIOUS & HEALTHY

In this class sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, Danny Seo – the eco-friendly living expert and Emmy award-winning host of Naturally, Danny Seo – will teach guests how to prepare delicious, healthy dishes including Golden Turmeric Oats with crushed pistachios and New York Slice Pizza Dusted Popcorn.

 

HOME PLATE STAGE:

11:30AM: CHEF’S OF TOMORROW COOKING COMPETITION

Riverwood High School’s culinary students are throwing it down in a cooking competition where dishes featuring peanuts from Georgia Peanut Commission will take the spotlight.

2:30PM: YOU HAD ME AT BRUNCH

Atlanta Breakfast Club is arguably one of the busiest restaurants in downtown Atlanta, with 2-hour waits being the norm on weekends. Chef Anthony Sanders will show what the fuss is about when he demos his Pork Belly French Toast Taco with Georgia Peaches, Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Truffled Maple Syrup.

 

GEORGIA GROWN PAVILION:

12:15PM: IT’S THE G.O.A.T

Mary Rigden from Decimal Place Goat Farm will share a delicious creation made with the greatest cheese of all time: Decimal Place Goat Cheese.

 

To see the full line-up of this year’s Taste of Atlanta’s stage programming click here. To purchase tickets to attend this year’s festival visit tasteofatlanta.com.