Thursday, June 11, 2015

Top Toques Tell All at ATL industree Heart of the House June 29

Trials. Tribulations. Even though life behind the kitchen doors is no Easy Bake Oven, local chefs and restaurateurs are fired up about their field. Six of Atlanta’s #bestinthebusiness will convene at the ATL industree Heart of the House on Monday, June 29, to chew the fat about their F & B treks. Gerry Klaskala, owner and chef of Aria, moderates a panel discussion for these culinary veterans to share “war” stories about persevering, overcoming obstacles, building their brands and striving to be the best. Panelists include Todd Rushing (Concentrics), Robby Kukler (Fifth Group), Nick Leahy (Saltyard), Zeb Stevenson (Watershed), Terry Koval (Wrecking Bar), and Imani Greer (Seven Lamps). The event squeezes in between lunch and dinner hours, from 2-5 p.m., at The Marianna in Little Five Points. Buy tickets online, priced at $10 for current culinary and hospitality students, $20 for F & B industry “insiders,” and $40 for the general public. A portion of the ticket sales goes to The Giving Kitchen to assist those in Atlanta’s restaurant and hospitality industries who are struggling under the weight of health or life crises. 

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