Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Shorter Cattle Drive for Javier Viera, Executive Chef at Braselton’s New Cotton Calf Kitchen
Javier Viera now rides herd on the culinary activity at Cotton Calf Kitchen, Braselton’s new classic American steakhouse opening soon. Viera, a Buford resident and former executive chef at Communitas Hospitality (G’s Midtown, 10th & Piedmont, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern), is thrilled to spend less time idling in traffic and more time pouring his creative energy and experience into the Cotton Calf Kitchen menu of small plates, tapas and signature steaks. The son of a baker and pastry chef, Viera grew up passionate about cooking. He entered the hospitality highway as a busboy in Connecticut and moved forward into his first executive chef job at age 23. Backtracking from his time at Communitas Hospitality in Midtown, Viera served as executive chef of Divan Restaurant in Atlanta and Chart House in Dobbs Ferry, New York, was a corporate trainer at Morton’s Steakhouse in Manhattan and was director of operations for the opening parties of Trump Towers.