Follow That Beard!

Don’t miss this week’s Chef Demo with Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill – 10:00 am on 7/10

You’ve seen Chef Kevin Gillespie on last season’s Top Chef as a finalist in the top three and voted “fan favorite” by viewers. Gillespie is a “
farm favorite,” too, named one of Mother Nature Network’s top “40 Chefs Under 40” in November 2009 for linking farms to forks and promoting better health for people and the planet. The love for his quality cuisine, utilizing seasonal, organic and sustainable products, keeps coming in 2010: honored by as a “Top Five Rising Chef” and named as a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year” award. Just last month, Gillespie was invited to prepare a meal at the James Beard House in New York City and was also featured on “Cooking with Emeril” on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

And yes, even Gillespie’s beard has a following! Not only did he and his beard visit the Beard House, but Gillespie’s beard was also honored here at home as Facebook Fans of Kevin Gillespie’s Beard hosted a Beard Bash at the W Midtown.

You can find Gillespie and his beard at
Woodfire Grill, where he is executive chef and partner. An Atlanta native, he’s also a member of Slow Food Atlanta, Southern Food Ways Alliance, Chefs Collaborative and the Society for the Preservation of traditional Southern Barbecue.

Come check out tips and recipes for your Market groceries with Chef Gillespie this Saturday!

- Jennifer Maley