A graduate of Kendall College in Chicago, Chef Chris honed her culinary skills working with three James Beard Award-winning chefs, including French Master Chef Philippe Boulot in Portland, Oregon. She is committed to crafting exceptional seasonally-inspired fare using regionally-sourced ingredients and a thoughtful approach to Southern comfort food.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
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.
Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals.