Makers & Talent


1000 Faces Coffee

1000 Faces Coffee


John Miguel Almaguer

Owner of Almaguer Glass


Jordan Arace

Executive Chef, Bargello & District 42


Brandon Audette

Head Brewer, One World Brewing


Adam Bannasch

Executive Chef/Co-owner of Copper Crown and Zambra


Kevin Barnes

Owner, Ultimate Ice Cream


Chris Bennett

Forager, Writer + Trained Chef


Chris Benson

Chef, Bone & Broth


Todd Boera

Head of Brewing Operations - Fonta Flora Brewery


Jordan Boinest

Sales Representative, White Labs


Carole Bowers

Head Brewer, Booda Kombucha


Kala Brooks

Cocktail Curator, Top of the Monk


Eric Burleson

Executive Chef Over Easy Cafe


Jonny Burritt

General Manager, Antidote


Katie Button

Executive Chef + Co-Owner | Cúrate, Button & Co. Bagels


Brian Canipelli

chef/owner, Cucina24


Ashley Capps

Pastry Chef, Buxton Hall


Ricardo Carrasco

Chef/Owner, Polanco Restaurant


Sheri Castle

Food Writer


Anthony Cerrato

Executive Chef and Owner, Strada Italiano and Social Lounge


Chris Chamberlain

Food, Drink & Travel Writer


Meg Chamberlain

CEO Founder Fermenti. LLC


Evan Chender

Owner, The Culinary Gardener


Ashley Christensen

Chef & Proprietor, AC Restaurants


Trevor Clark

Educator, Counter Culture Coffee


Camille Cogswell

Chef, K'Far


Bob Cook

Executive Chef, Edmund's Oast


Shelley Cooper

Executive Chef


Benjamin Colvin

President & Co-Founder, Devil's Foot Beverage, LLC


Emily Copus

Owner of Carolina Flowers


Ashley Cort

Folk Method Baking


Eric S. Crane

Director of Training, Empire Distributors, Inc.


Peter Crockett

Executive Chef, Isa's Bistro


Brian Crow

Executive Chef, Chestnut


Gary Crunkleton

Barman, Crook’s Corner and The Crunkleton, Chapel Hill, NC and The Crunkleton in Charlotte, NC


Cultivated Cocktails

Cultivated Cocktails


Richard Cundiff

Owner, Rockys Hot Chicken Shack


Jen Currier

Lead Blender, Wicked Weed Brewing


Cassidee Dabney

Executive Chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm ®


Greg D'Alesandre

Chocolate Sourcerer, Dandelion Chocolate


Brad Davis

Moody Tongue Brewing Company


Matthew Dawes

Chef, The Bull and Beggar


Jessie Dean

Owner at Asheville Tea Company


Jeremiah DeBrie

Intentional Swine


Craig Deihl

Chef-de-Cuisine, Hello, Sailor


Sara Delaney

Founding CEO, 3 Mountains


Mark DeMarco

Estate Executive Chef, Biltmore Estate


Abigail Dickinson

Owner, Asheville Coffee Expo


Josh Dillard

Executive Chef/Owner, Bhramari Brewing Company


William Dissen

Chef & Owner; The Market Place, Haymaker & Billy D's Fried Chicken


James Donaldson

Creative Director, Apothecary Beverage company


Sean Eckman

Lodging Executive Chef, The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate


Ryan Eleuteri

Founder, Charleston Mix Bloody Mary


Elizabeth Engelhardt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Miranda Escalante

Bar Manager, The Montford Rooftop Bar


Phoebe Esmon

Owner, Spirit Animal Beverage Solutions


Duane Fernandes

Executive Chef, Hemingway's Cuba


Ligaya Figueras

Food and Dining Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Kirk Fiore

Executive Banquet Chef, Biltmore Estate


John Fleer

Chef-Owner of Rhubarb, The Rhu, and Benne on Eagle


Foothills Meats

Butcher Bars, Food Truck, Catering and Wholesale Meats


Samantha Fore

Chef/Owner, Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites


Kevan Frazier

Founder, Asheville by Foot Walking Tours


Kirsten Fuchs

Owner, Baked Pie Company, LLC


Beth Frith

Marketing, WNC Farmers Market


Christian Raphael Gaal

Owner, Spirit Animal Beverage Solutions


Eric Gabrynowicz

Executive Chef, Tupelo Honey


Susannah Gebhart

Owner, OWL Bakery


Steven Goff

Chef and Co -Owner AUX Bar


William Goldberg

Founder/Head Distiller, Oak and Grist Distilling Company


Jeff Gordinier

food & drinks editor of Esquire magazine; author of Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World


Tim Gormley

Director of Hospitality, Burial Beer Co.+ Forestry Camp Bar and Restaurant


Richard Gras

Executive Chef - Sammons Wing, The Omni Grove Park Inn


Katie Grear and Mike Adams

Owners/Farmers, Lady Luck Flower Farm


Green Man Brewery

Green Man Brewery


Anne and Aaron Grier

Owners, Gaining Ground Farm


Brandon Grogan

Bar Manager, Buxton Hall Barbecue


Sarah Gulotta

Sales Rep, Hi-Wire Brewing


Amanda Hale & Sara LaStella

Co-Directors, Asheville Yoga Festival


Andy Hale

Sommelier and Director of Education, Metro Wines


Matt Haugh

Blacksmith Craft Crew Supervisor, Warren Wilson College


Hannah Hayes

Travel + Culture Editor, Southern Living


Matt Helms

Owner/Head Butcher, Chop Shop Butchery


Matthew Hickman

Roaster, Independent Bean Roasters


Morgan Hickory

Managing Partner at Ole Shakey’s


Charlie Hodge

Owner, Sovereign Remedies


Joe Hollenback

Chef De Cuisine, Posana


Homeplace Beer Company

Homeplace Beer Company


Curt Horn

Director of Ground Operations, Biltmore Estate


Graham House

Chef, Sovereign Remedies


Vivian Howard

Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author


Elyse Inamine

Digital restaurant editor, Bon Appétit


Meherwan Irani

CEO, Executive Chef and Founder of Chai Pani Restaurant Group


PJ Jackson

Owner/GM, The Chop Shop Butchery


Brennan Johnson

Owner, Walnut Schoolhouse


Sam Jones

Sam Jones BBQ/Skylight Inn BBQ


John Justice

Regional Sales Manager, Biltmore Winery


Melissa Katrincic

Co-Owner CEO & President, Durham Distillery / Conniption gins


Tyler Kay

Assistant Winemaker/Sommelier, plēb urban winery


Beth Kellerhals

Pastry Chef, French Broad Chocolate


Bryan King

Owner, 12 Bones Smokehouse and Brewing


Ryan Kline

Chef, Zambra Wine & Tapas


Cheetie Kumar

Chef/owner, Garland


AuCo Lai

Chef/Owner, Amity Foodworks


Kaley Laird

Executive Pastry Chef Rhubarb, The Rhu and Benne on Eagle


Pete Langheinrich

Head Brewer, Asheville Brewing Co.


Jennifer Lapidus

Founder, Carolina Ground


Charles Lee

Owner, American Pig Appalachian Charcuterie


Edward Lee

Chef and Author, 610 Magnolia


James Lewis

Chef and Owner, Bettola Restaurant


Amelia & Kip Lindsey

Chef-Owners Operators, Budy Finch Catering & Revelry


Erica Abrams Locklear

Professor of English, UNC Asheville


Jennie Lou

Bartender to the Stars, The Odditorium


Miki Loomis

Owner, HomeGrown Eateries and Catering


Carson Lucci

Owner, Over Easy Cafe


Preeti Mistry

Chef, Author, Entrepreneur


Miles Macquarrie

Beverage Director/ Kimball House, Watchman's Seafood & Spirits


Cecilia Marchesini

Owner, Cecilia's Kitchen


Dr. Leah Greden Mathews

Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina Asheville


Connie Matisse

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at East Fork


Kyle Mayberry

Director of Livestock Operations, Biltmore Estate


Mike McCarty

Owner/ Chef, The Lobster Trap


Dave Smoke McCluskey

Ring Leader, Corn Mafia


Josiah McGaughey

Owner/Executive Chef, Vivian


Shannon McGaughey

Owner/GM, Vivian


Thomas Miceli

Whistle Hop Brewing Company


Karen Mickler and Bruce DeGroot

Owners, Yellow Branch Cheese


Jeff Miller

Proprietor & Pit Boss, Luella's Bar-B-Que


Roy Milner

Chief Fermentation Officer, Blackberry Farm Brewery


Travis Milton *

Chef and Culinary Director, Nicewonder Farm and Vineyard


Farhan Momin

Founder of Farmo Cooks


April Moon

Owner, Sunny Point Cafe


Chris Moore

Executive Chef, Stable Cafe


Yoko Morris

Spinner & Sales Manager, Echoview Fiber Mill


Elliott Moss

Chef & Pitmaster, Buxton Hall


Brandon Murry

Owner, Rise Above Deli & Bakehouse


Kristen Neal

Wine Importer, De Maison Selections


Richard Neal

Executive Chef, The Admiral


Lauri & Barrett Nichols

Owners, District Wine Bar


Brian Noyes

owner and baker-in-chief, Red Truck Bakery


Patrick O'Cain

Chef, Gan Shan Station


Lindsey Ofcacek

Co-founder/Director LEE Initiative & Wine Director 610 Magnolia


Rich Orris

Gluten Enthusiast


Cole Pate

Executive Chef, Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails


Susie Pearson

Co-owner, Sunshine Sammies


Annie Pettry

Chef/Owner, Decca


Jean-Philippe Bourgeois

Owner and Founder, JP Bourgeois - Best Euro Wines


Suzy Phillips

owner/chef, Gypsy Queen Cuisine & Simple Cafe & Juice Bar


Logan Pollard

Pastry Chef, White Labs Kitchen & Tap


Peter Pollay

Chef and Restaurateur, Mandara Hospitality Group and Posana Restaurant


Daniel Polk

Executive Chef at Bistro on Biltmore Estate


Alex Raij and Eder Montero

Txikito, El Quinto Pino, La Vara, Saint Julivert


Jael Rattigan

Co-Founder & CEO, French Broad Chocolate


Sam Ratto

Chocolate Maker, Videri Chocolate Factory


Michael Rayburn

Owner/operator of Rayburn Farms


Doug Reiser

Co Founder, Burial Beer Co.


Andrea Reusing

chef/owner at Lantern and executive chef at The Durham Hotel


Inez Ribustello

Tarboro Brewing Company, TBC West & On the Square Restaurant & Wine Store


Jenn Rice

Culinary Arts + Travel Journalist


Todd Richards

Culinary Director, Jackmont Hospitality


Clarence Robinson

Cooking With Comedy Catering


Jesse Roque

Chef/Owner, Never Blue & Madame Roqué's Meat Emporium & Pickled Curiosités


David Rosenthal

Founder/CEO, PURE FIRE FOODS


Carolyn & Jason Roy

Chefs and Owners, Biscuit Head


Rustic Grape

Rustic Grape Wine Bar


Katey Ryder

Co-Propiertor, The Golden Pineapple


Sadrah Schadel

Founder/Co-CEO / Head of Innovation, No Evil Foods


Eric Scheffer

Owner, Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian


Spencer Schultz

Founder, Bad Art Cocktail Co.


Jacob Sessoms

Chef, Table Asheville


Reza Setayesh

Bimberibon - Real FeelGood Food


Khushbu Shah

Senior Food Editor at Thrillist


Ashleigh Shanti

Chef de Cuisine, Benne on Eagle


Stephania Sharkey

Chef de Cuisine, County Club Restaurant, Lee Initiative


Curt Shelvey

Chef/Owner, Curt's Cucina


Gray & Bob Shipley

Co-owners, Shipley Farms Beef, Vilas, NC


Scott Shor

Operating Partner, Edmund's Oast, Edmund's Oast Exchange and Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.


Judy & Ed Shuster

Kona Kaffee Farm 100% pure Kona, Hawaii coffee


Bill Smith Jr.

Former Head Chef, Crook's Corner


Brian Smith

Executive Chef - Owner, Rezaz Pan Mediterranean | Co-Owner Baba Nahm


Laura Smith

Pastry Chef - Owner Rezaz Pan Mediterranean , Co-Owner Baba Nahm


Lyndon Smith & Amie Fields

Owners, Botanist & Barrel


Maia Surdam

Co-owner, OWL Bakery


James Sutherland

Co-Owner of Blue Dream Curry House


Barbara Swell

Native Ground Books & Music


Terri Terrell

Director of Operations, HomeGrown Eateries and Catering


Kellie Thorn

Beverage Director, Hugh Acheson Restaurants


Michael Tiano

Owner Haw River Wine Man


Lauren Turpin

Co-Owner and Executive Manager, plēb urban winery


David Van Tassel

Executive Chef, Corner Kitchen


Shanti Volpe

Founder, Owner, CEO of Shanti Elixirs, LLC


Jay Weatherly & Emily Peele

Owner & Brand Director, High Five Coffee


Dr. Dain J. Waters

Executive Director of Community Engagement UNC Asheville


Jill Wasilewski

Owner & Chef, Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen


Douglas Walls

Chef, King Of The Grill Catering


Sarah Wickers

Owner/Farmer/Forager/Product Developer at Well Seasoned Table


Deborah Williams

Key Account Manager, North Carolina Bronco Wine


Marc Williams

Executive Director, Plants and Healers International


Debbie Word

Founder, Chemist Gin


Karl Worley

Executive Chef, Biscuit Love & 'za


John Wright

Vineyard Manager, Sanctuary Vineyards


Marilyn Zapf

Assistant Director and Curator, Center for Craft


Andrew Zinn

Head of Sour Brewing and Blending, Wicked Weed Brewing


Zoe & Cloyd

New Appalachian Music

2019 Chow Chow Participants

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Local Chefs

  • Bargello
  • Copper Crown
  • Jason Sellers, Plant
  • Karen Donatelli
  • Michel Baudouin, Bouchon French Comfort Food
  • Polanco
  • Smoky Park Supper Club
  • Vortex Donuts

Local Beverage Professionals

  • 5 Walnut Bar
  • Biltmore Wines
  • Counter Culture Coffee
  • Jennie Lou Nelson, Odditorium
  • Megan King, Capella on 9
  • PennyCup Coffee Roasters
  • Pisgah Coffee Roasters
  • Rise Over Run
  • Sutter Gin

Local Makers

  • Farm & Sparrow
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm
  • Looking Glass
  • The Culinary Gardener

Local Authors, Educators, and Media

  • Amy Poirter

Guest Chefs

  • Matt Kelly

Guest Beverage Professionals

  • Niner Winery

  • Deborah Williams, Bronco Wine Company

  • Jackie Talent, Lost Coast Brewery

  • William Grant & Sons

Guest Makers

  • Alan Benton

Guest Authors, Educators, and Media


Makers + Talent

Chow Chow


James Sutherland

Co-Owner of Blue Dream Curry House


Sheri Castle

Food Writer


Kaley Laird

Executive Pastry Chef Rhubarb, The Rhu and Benne on Eagle


William Dissen

Chef & Owner; The Market Place, Haymaker & Billy D's Fried Chicken


Richard Gras

Executive Chef - Sammons Wing, The Omni Grove Park Inn


Katie Button

Executive Chef + Co-Owner | Cúrate, Button & Co. Bagels


Preeti Mistry

Chef, Author, Entrepreneur


Cultivated Cocktails

Cultivated Cocktails


Meherwan Irani

CEO, Executive Chef and Founder of Chai Pani Restaurant Group


Judy & Ed Shuster

Kona Kaffee Farm 100% pure Kona, Hawaii coffee


Kellie Thorn

Beverage Director, Hugh Acheson Restaurants


Chris Bennett

Forager, Writer + Trained Chef


Richard Neal

Executive Chef, The Admiral


Marilyn Zapf

Assistant Director and Curator, Center for Craft


Annie Pettry

Chef/Owner, Decca


Farhan Momin

Founder of Farmo Cooks


Cassidee Dabney

Executive Chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm ®


Miles Macquarrie

Beverage Director/ Kimball House, Watchman's Seafood & Spirits


Lyndon Smith & Amie Fields

Owners, Botanist & Barrel


Inez Ribustello

Tarboro Brewing Company, TBC West & On the Square Restaurant & Wine Store


Eric Gabrynowicz

Executive Chef, Tupelo Honey


Mike McCarty

Owner/ Chef, The Lobster Trap


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Biltmore's


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September 12-15, 2019


Highland Brewing

Highland


Wicked Weed

Tickets


East Fork Sunrise

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Mountain Top Soiree: Opening Party presented by What Chefs Want

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.


Follow the Barrel presented by Country Malt Group

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Antidote

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VIP Welcome Party

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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September 12-15, 2019


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Food Truck Rodeo Friday

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Josh Dillard

Executive Chef/Owner, Bhramari Brewing Company


Christopher Lovett

Country Malt Group


Joe Scully

Chef/Owner, Corner Kitchen & Chestnut


Reza Setayesh

Bimberibon - Real FeelGood Food


Thomas Miceli

Whistle Hop Brewing Company


Carolyn & Jason Roy

Chefs and Owners, Biscuit Head


Brandon Murry

Owner, Rise Above Deli & Bakehouse


PJ Jackson

Owner/GM, The Chop Shop Butchery


Todd Richards

Culinary Director, Jackmont Hospitality


Jay Weatherly & Emily Peele

Owner & Brand Director, High Five Coffee


Brian Smith

Executive Chef - Owner, Rezaz Pan Mediterranean | Co-Owner Baba Nahm


Connie Matisse

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at East Fork


Susannah Gebhart

Owner, OWL Bakery


Rustic Grape

Rustic Grape Wine Bar


Anthony Cerrato

Executive Chef and Owner, Strada Italiano and Social Lounge


Rob Starr

Owner, Haywood Common


Beth Kellerhals

Pastry Chef, French Broad Chocolate


Makers Market Open presented by Peace Center

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 12:00-5:00 p.m.


Makers Market

Makers


Hands-On Workshops and Seminars

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Header Slide 7

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm Store

Hickory Nut Gap


Fairview Farm Trot

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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LaZoom


Brown in the South @ Chow Chow presented by Panashe

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Sips & Sun Salutations presented by Leah B. Noel, CPA, PC

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Forage + Feast presented by Ecolab

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Food Truck Rodeo Saturday

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Makers Market Open presented by Peace Center

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 12:00-5:00 p.m.


Pickled in the Park Grand Tasting presented by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Hands-On Workshops and Seminars: Saturday

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Biltmore’s Bounty presented by Biltmore Wines

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Women on the Urban Trail presented by Ellington Realty Group

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Cacao, Confections & Cocktails presented by Local First Bank

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Clay Bake presented by Duke Energy

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Food Truck Rodeo Sunday

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Noble Dirt: A Field-to-Fork Brunch presented by Sevenya Healthcare

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Plant All Mighty presented by Johnson Price Sprinkle PA

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Makers Market Open presented by Peace Center

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 12:00-5:00 p.m.


Pickled in the Park Grand Tasting

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Haywood Street’s Sunday Welcome Table

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Chow Time Closing Party

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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William Goldberg

Founder/Head Distiller, Oak and Grist Distilling Company


Carson Lucci

Owner, Over Easy Cafe


Jennifer Lapidus

Founder, Carolina Ground


Green Man Brewery

Green Man Brewery


Erica Abrams Locklear

Professor of English, UNC Asheville


Ashley Capps

Pastry Chef, Buxton Hall


Abigail Dickinson

Owner, Asheville Coffee Expo


Foothills Meats

Butcher Bars, Food Truck, Catering and Wholesale Meats


Jessie Dean

Owner at Asheville Tea Company


Samantha Fore

Chef/Owner, Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites


Steven Goff

Chef and Co -Owner AUX Bar


Jacob Sessoms

Chef, Table Asheville


Kirsten Fuchs

Owner, Baked Pie Company, LLC


Kirsten Fuchs

Owner, Baked Pie Company, LLC


1000 Faces Coffee

1000 Faces Coffee


Matthew Dawes

Chef, The Bull and Beggar


April Moon

Owner, Sunny Point Cafe


Charles Lee

Owner, American Pig Appalachian Charcuterie


Peter Pollay

Chef and Restaurateur, Mandara Hospitality Group and Posana Restaurant


Terri Terrell

Director of Operations, HomeGrown Eateries and Catering


Miki Loomis

Owner, HomeGrown Eateries and Catering


Homeplace Beer Company

Homeplace Beer Company


Alex Raij and Eder Montero

Txikito, El Quinto Pino, La Vara, Saint Julivert


Maneet Chauhan

Owner and Executive Chef of Chauhan Ale & Masala House


Travis Milton

Chef and Culinary Director, Hailing from rural Southwestern Virginia, Travis Milton spent his childhood in a true Appalachian kitchen, learning the proper method for shucking beans, preserving produce through canning, and planting gardens—all under the tutelage of his great (and great-great) grandparents. A reverence for the traditions and heritage of Southern cooking was instilled in Milton from his earliest days spent behind the counter of the Village, a restaurant in Castlewood, Virginia, owned by his great grandparents. Hickory at Nicewander Farm, opening in late 2018 and early 2019 respectively, will represent both aspects of Milton’s background (“both sides of my brain,” as he puts it) by showcasing a modern take on the comforting foods of his youth, while also serving a more rustic take on those traditions as well. Outside his restaurants, Milton is at the forefront of the grassroots effort working to preserve the heritage of the Appalachian kitchen. A conversation among fellow Appalachian chefs on a Facebook thread turned into the creation of the Appalachian Food Summit, for which Milton serves on the board of directors. Milton spends much of his free time traveling to Virginia farms and fostering relationships with purveyors across the state. When not in the kitchen, his favorite place to be is sitting on his front porch, enjoying his whiskey collection and listening to 90’s R&B records.


Travis Milton *

Chef and Culinary Director, Nicewonder Farm and Vineyard


Patrick O'Cain

Chef, Gan Shan Station


Fire It Up

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Fire It Up presented by Mother Earth Spirits

Saturday, Sep 14, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Kirsten Fuchs

Owner, Baked Pie Company, LLC


Cheetie Kumar

Chef/owner, Garland


Jesse Roque

Chef/Owner, Never Blue & Madame Roqué's Meat Emporium & Pickled Curiosités


Morgan Hickory

Managing Partner at Ole Shakey’s


Clarence Robinson

Cooking With Comedy Catering


Gary Crunkleton

Barman, Crook’s Corner and The Crunkleton, Chapel Hill, NC and The Crunkleton in Charlotte, NC


Mark DeMarco

Estate Executive Chef, Biltmore Estate


Kirk Fiore

Executive Banquet Chef, Biltmore Estate


Camille Cogswell

Chef, K'Far


Roy Milner

Chief Fermentation Officer, Blackberry Farm Brewery


Emily Copus

Owner of Carolina Flowers


Anne and Aaron Grier

Owners, Gaining Ground Farm


Jeremiah DeBrie

Intentional Swine


Rich Orris

Gluten Enthusiast


James Donaldson

Creative Director, Apothecary Beverage company


Melissa Katrincic

Co-Owner CEO & President, Durham Distillery / Conniption gins


John Miguel Almaguer

Owner of Almaguer Glass


Susie Pearson

Co-owner, Sunshine Sammies

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2019 Schedule

Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.

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This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals. 

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