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Chefs Collaborative to Host 8th Annual Chef Summit in Atlanta this September

Chefs Collaborative Local Leader chef Steven Satterfield, co-owner and executive chef of Miller Union, and team are welcoming culinary professionals from across the country to the upcoming Chefs Collaborative, Sept 9-11.

Chefs Collaborative, a national organization founded on inspiring and educating the culinary community to build a better food system. This year’s gathering will focus on the theme “Growing Community – Owning the Future,” highlighting Atlanta’s culinary community and the role chefs can play in driving change. Attendees will explore Atlanta’s evolving culinary community, showcase modern Southern cuisine, and learn and share industry best practices in sustainability with local and national changemakers.

“I’m excited to host the 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit in Atlanta this year,” said Satterfield. “It gives all of us in the good food community here – chefs, farmers, activists, producers and food enthusiasts – a chance to show off our tight knit community. We are a rich tapestry of different people working to build a better local food system that embraces strength in numbers and a willingness to work together.”

In past years, cities such as Boulder, Colo., Charleston, S.C., and New York City have hosted the educational culinary experience and explored different themes focused on sustainability. The Chef Summit 2017 will offer a variety of programming options including informative lectures, breakout sessions and moderated panels set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Ponce City Market. Topics will include Seafood Solutions, Food Waste, Storytelling and Publishing, Meat Matters, Plant-forward and more.

Guests will have access to field trips ranging from butchery demonstrations to local farmers market tours led by chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow and Revival, as well as curated tastings and dining experiences, such as a special “Georgia State Fair” dinner hosted by chef Anne Quatrano of Star Provisions and Bacchanalia.

Guest speaker highlights will include Michiel Bakker, director of Google Food; U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME); Kim Severson, national food correspondent for The New York Times; Nicolette Hahn Niman, livestock rancher and environmental attorney; Joe Fassler, senior editor of New Food Economy; Paula Daniels, co-founder of Center for Good Food Purchasing; Matthew Raiford, chef at The Farmer and The Larder and farmer at Gilliard Farms; and Tamara Jones, executive director of Southeast African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON).

Tickets to this year’s Chefs Collaborative Annual Summit are available for purchase online at http://bit.ly/Summit17CC. For more information about the organization, visit www.chefscollaborative.org/summit.

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