Chefs Collaborative is a national network of chefs and food professionals who work to bring awareness, in short, to serving great food. Specifically, the organization’s mission is to promote and model a food system based on sustainable practices via seasonal, locally grown, minimally processed ingredients. The 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit was held in Atlanta earlier this month at a series of locations that reads like a dream venue list for any weekend community gathering: the roof at Ponce City Market, Star Provisions, Miller Union, and The Fox Theater. Of course, since the event was heavily attended by farmers and chefs, the food was fresh and ridiculously good.
Some of my favorite local chefs: Steven Satterfield, Anne Quatrano, Virginia Willis, Carla Tomasko, and Terry Koval, among others, were in attendance. Weekend highlights include Chef Adam Danforth breaking down an entire lamb, that was subsequently cooked off on a Big Green Egg, an amazing series of guest speakers at The Fox Theater, small “break-out” learning sessions at Miller Union and Wrecking Bar, and of course some amazing parties with incredible food at Ponce City Market and Bacchanalia/Star Provisions.