Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Bar de Tapas and Appalachian-inspired bagel shop Button & Co. Bagels in Asheville, North Carolina, and has earned numerous accolades, including Cúrate’s recognition as one of Food & Wine’s 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years, two James Beard Award nominations and a place among Food & Wine's 2015 Best New Chefs. She is also a member of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board made up of innovators in the culinary landscape. In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage. Katie has an exciting year ahead, hosting debut Asheville culinary festival “Chow Chow” and continuing to lead culinary trips to Spain and Portugal with her husband and business partner, Felix Meana.
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.