Market to Table

Check out this week’s Chef Demo with Ford Fry
of JCT. Kitchen & Bar - 10:00 am on 7/ 24

Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Chef Ford Fry has a passion for “Southern Farmstead Cooking,” and his authentic, gourmet comfort food has made JCT. Kitchen & Bar a home away from home for many of us foodie Atlantans! A Houston, Texas native, Chef Fry puts it best saying, “Food is a necessary ingredient to our culture in the South. We want good, fresh foods that are expertly prepared and pleasurable, both in taste and from the social aspect.” His menu at JCT. elevates traditional family favorites through perfect preparation of the best ingredients our local farms have to offer.

Prior to the 2007 opening of JCT., Chef Fry spent nine years with EatZi’s Market and Bakery, developing gourmet meals for folks on the go. His extensive culinary background also includes stints in executive and sous chef positions at The Ritz Carlton in Aspen, where he was honored to work with some of the world’s top chefs, including Emeril Lagasse, Dean Fearing, Julia Childs and Jacques Pepin at the acclaimed Aspen Food & Wine Classic.

Since its opening, JCT. Kitchen & Bar has garnered accolades not just locally, but also nationally in publications like Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Elle Décor and has been recognized by John Mariani and The Today Show’s food editor, Phil Lempert. Chef Fry’s “Angry” Mussels have even appeared on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

Join Chef Fry for this week’s Demo and learn how to turn your Market groceries into the best thing you’ve ever eaten (and if rumors are true, famed mixologist Laura Creasy will be on hand to make the best virgin Bloody Mary you’ve ever had, too)! Don’t forget to ask them about the upcoming Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, hosted by JCT. Tickets for the annual tomato throw-down are available for purchase all month at the Market – get yours before they sell-out, or risk being a rotten tomato!

- Jennifer Maley