Originally from Peru, Jorge Diaz made his way to Asheville via Florida and D.C. After 12 years honing his skills working every job in the industry, from dishwasher to bartender, Jorge is now at the helm of The Imperial Life, the craft cocktail lounge of Table restaurant in downtown Asheville. Jorge developed his passion and experience working for industry legends Jose Andres, Wolfgang Puck, and Todd Thrasher. Now, he brings his enthusiasm and dedication to the vibrant Asheville craft cocktail scene.
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.