Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Kevin Gillespie Launches Red Beard Restaurants
Red-bearded Atlanta chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie is launching Red Beard Restaurants to oversee his Atlanta dining concepts and provide consulting services to other food and beverage start-ups. The company was created to maintain consistency at both Gunshow and Revival, Gillespie’s second restaurant slated to open in Decatur this month, but also will offer its leaders’ restaurant development experience to help other restaurateurs get off the ground. Red Beard’s executive team includes longtime friend, restaurateur and business associate Marco Shaw as director of food and beverage and M. Blake Morley as director of development. Morley first worked with Gillespie at Woodfire Grill and has helped the celebrity chef turn ideas into reality as Gunshow’s opening general manager. In addition to employing a small sales team to coordinate events at Gunshow and Revival, the company will oversee all of Gillespie’s merchandise.