2019 Makers & Talent

5150 Chocolate Co.

1000 Faces Coffee

1000 Faces Coffee

Brian Adee

Bar Director at Table and The Imperial Life

Christian Albrecht

Chef, 12 Bones Smokehouse

Emma Allen

Founder, Everyday Oil

John Miguel Almaguer

Owner of Almaguer Glass

Erik Andersson

Brand Ambassador to Hendrick's Gin East, William Grant & Sons

Jordan Arace

Executive Chef, Bargello & District 42

Asheville Spice Company

Chef Brian Smith, Owner of Asheville Spice Company

Brandon Audette

Head Brewer, One World Brewing

Michelle Bailey

Executive Chef & Co-owner, Smoky Park Supper Club

Julia Bainbridge

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

Heidi Billotto

Culinary Expert

Bittermilk LLC

MariElena & Joe Raya, owners of Bittermilk cocktail mixers

Blossom + Blade

Summer Ray, Blossom + Blade

Todd Boera

Head of Brewing Operations - Fonta Flora Brewery

Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Brian Boggs Designer/Master Craftsman . Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Jordan Boinest

Sales Representative, White Labs

Teddy Bourgeois

Hospitality Manager, Chai Pani Restaurant Group

Carole Bowers

Head Brewer, Booda Kombucha

Kala Brooks

Cocktail Curator, Top of the Monk

Buchi Kombucha

Bun Intended Food Truck

Burial Beer Co.

Danielle Burke

Artist

Eric Burleson

Executive Chef Over Easy Cafe

Jonny Burritt

General Manager, Antidote

Katie Button

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

Mishelle Calvillo

Manager

Brian Canipelli

chef/owner, Cucina24

Ashley Capps

Pastry Chef, Buxton Hall

Thomas Card

Executive Chef, Counting House & 21C Hotel Durham

Ricardo Carrasco

Chef/Owner, Polanco Restaurant

Sheri Castle

Food Writer

Catawba Brewing Company

Brewer

Cathead Distillery

Center for Craft

Anthony Cerrato

Executive Chef and Owner, Strada Italiano and Social Lounge

Chris Chamberlain

Food, Drink & Travel Writer

Meg Chamberlain

CEO Founder Fermenti. LLC

Cheerwine

Chemist Gin

Evan Chender

Owner, The Culinary Gardener

Ashley Christensen

Chef & Proprietor, AC Restaurants

Ciao Y’all

Trevor Clark

Educator, Counter Culture Coffee

Camille Cogswell

Chef, K'Far

Bob Cook

Executive Chef, Edmund's Oast

Shelley Cooper

Executive Chef

City Bakery

Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

The Collaboratory

Benjamin Colvin

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

Emily Copus

Owner of Carolina Flowers

Ashley Cort

Folk Method Baking

Counter Culture Coffee

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

Jessica DeMarco

Owner, Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon

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

Dynamite Roasting Company

Echoview Fiber Mill

Sean Eckman

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

Eda Rhyne Distilling Co.

ēgō food co.

Elder & Co.

Ryan Eleuteri

Founder, Charleston Mix Bloody Mary

Margaret Ellis

Margaret Ellis, Owner + Maker, Camera And Clay

Elizabeth Engelhardt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ashley English

Author

Miranda Escalante

Bar Manager, The Montford Rooftop Bar

Phoebe Esmon

Owner, Spirit Animal Beverage Solutions

Etta + Odie

Sarah Bennett & Sara Alexander, Co-Owners, Etta + Odie

Obie Ferguson

Chef/partner, Singlewyde

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

French Broad Chocolate

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

Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery

Steven Goff

Chef and Co -Owner AUX Bar

Golden Fleece, Slow Earth Kitchen

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

Anne and Aaron Grier

Owners, Gaining Ground Farm

Brandon Grogan

Bar Manager, Buxton Hall Barbecue

Sarah Gulotta

Sales Rep, Hi-Wire Brewing

ha!

ha! shop studio & gallery

Amanda Hale & Sara LaStella

Co-Directors, Asheville Yoga Festival

Andy Hale

Sommelier and Director of Education, Metro Wines

Haw River Mushrooms

Ches & Laura Stewart, Owners

Matt Haugh

Blacksmith Craft Crew Supervisor, Warren Wilson College

Hannah Hayes

Travel + Culture Editor, Southern Living

Hatchett Creative

Amber and Darlene Hatchett

Matt Helms

Owner/Head Butcher, Chop Shop Butchery

Scott Hetting

Brewmaster

Matthew Hickman

Roaster, Independent Bean Roasters

Morgan Hickory

Managing Partner at Ole Shakey’s

High Noon Coffee Roasters

Highland Brewing Company

Hillman Beer

Anya Hinkle & Tellico

Charlie Hodge

Owner, Sovereign Remedies

Joe Hollenback

Chef De Cuisine, Posana

Homeplace Beer Company

Homeplace Beer Company

Honeymoon Pie

Erica McClain, Owner/Maker, Honeymoon Pie

Curt Horn

Director of Ground Operations, Biltmore Estate

Graham House

Chef, Sovereign Remedies

Vivian Howard

Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author

Aaron Iaquinto

Aaron Iaquinto

Elyse Inamine

Digital restaurant editor, Bon Appétit

Innovation Beer

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

Amythyst Kiah

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

Jotham Lipsi

Owner/Master Roaster, Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Little Jumbo

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

Deanna Lynch

Handweaver and Natural Dyer, Deanna Lynch Textiles

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

Laura McCann

Chief Mood Booster, Adoratherapy

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

Diane McNabb

Owner, Hanging Knots

Methodical Coffee

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

Mother Earth Spirits

Münki Food Company

Gretchen & Matthew Brown, Founders

Brandon Murry

Owner, Rise Above Deli & Bakehouse

Kristen Neal

Wine Importer, De Maison Selections

Richard Neal

Executive Chef, The Admiral

New Belgium Brewing

Brewing

Robert Nicholas

Splurge Design

Lauri & Barrett Nichols

Owners, District Wine Bar

Micah Nielsen

Micah Nielsen, Owner, Bear Dog Designs

Noble Cider

North Carolina Glass Center

Brian Noyes

owner and baker-in-chief, Red Truck Bakery

Olé & Obrigado

Patrick O'Cain

Chef, Gan Shan Station

Lindsey Ofcacek

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

The Old Wood Co.

Jen Nathan Orris & Cass Herrington

Skillet Podcast

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

Marta Plana

CEO, Winetones, Inc.

Pleasure Chest

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

Dennis Powell

Dennis Powell, Founder, Butter Pat Industries

Jael Rattigan

Co-Founder & CEO, French Broad Chocolate

Alex Raij and Eder Montero

Txikito, El Quinto Pino, La Vara, Saint Julivert

Sam Ratto

Chocolate Maker, Videri Chocolate Factory

Doug Reiser

Co Founder, Burial Beer Co.

Andrea Reusing

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

Rise Over Run

Michael Rayburn

Owner/operator of Rayburn Farms

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

Annie Riker

Annie Riker Art & Design

Clarence Robinson

Cooking With Comedy Catering

Root Down Food Truck

Jesse Roque

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

David Rosenthal

Founder/CEO, PURE FIRE FOODS

Round Mountain Creamery

Carolyn & Jason Roy

Chefs and Owners, Biscuit Head

Rustic Grape

Rustic Grape Wine Bar

Katey Ryder

Co-Proprietor, The Golden Pineapple

Raj Sabharwal

Founding Partner, Glass Revolution Imports

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.

Luba Sharapan

Assistant to the Branch Manager, Darn Pottery

Marilyn Sholin

Artist, Drunk Girl Art

Judy & Ed Shuster

Kona Kaffee Farm 100% pure Kona, Hawaii coffee

Skurnik Wines

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

Kwadwo Som-Pimpong

Owner and Maker - Crafted Glory

Steve Sommerville

Owner, Ocean South Imports

Sour Grapes Wine

Liz Stiglets

cozyblue handmade

Maia Surdam

Co-owner, OWL Bakery

Joshua Jones

Web Developer

Samantha Swan

Founder, Cottage Lane Kitchen

Barbara Swell

Native Ground Books & Music

Terri Terrell

Director of Operations, HomeGrown Eateries and Catering

Lori Theriault

Owner/Potter, Crazy Green Studios

Kellie Thorn

Beverage Director, Hugh Acheson Restaurants

Michael Tiano

Owner Haw River Wine Man

Wes Tirey

Sales & Customer Service Executive, PennyCup Coffee Co.

TMC Wooden Goods

Melanie & Andy Tritten

Cannizzaro Sauces

Lauren Turpin

Co-Owner and Executive Manager, plēb urban winery

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Unspoken Tradition

UpCountry Brewing

Urban Orchard Cider Co. West

David Van Tassel

Executive Chef, Corner Kitchen

Shanti Volpe

Founder, Owner, CEO of Shanti Elixirs, LLC

Wedge Brewing Company

Jay Weatherly & Emily Peele

Owner & Brand Director, High Five Coffee

Dr. Darin 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

Wicked Weed Brewing

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

John Wright

Vineyard Manager, Sanctuary Vineyards

Rhianna Wurman

Owner/Illustrator, Ello Lovey

Marilyn Zapf

Assistant Director and Curator, Center for Craft

Stephanie Zara

Stephanie Zara • Owner • Bella & Oliver Soap Co.

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

Joshua Jones

Web Developer

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

Burial Beer Co.

Kellie Thorn

Beverage Director, Hugh Acheson Restaurants

Chris Bennett

Forager, Writer + Trained Chef

Jen Nathan Orris & Cass Herrington

Skillet Podcast

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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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.

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

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Buncombe tourism board backs new Asheville food festival, set for 2019

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New Asheville culinary festival announces name 'Chow Chow', sets 2019 dates

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Food Truck Rodeo Friday

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

Appalachian Soul Food: A Celebration of The Block presented by Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Benne on Eagle

YMI &

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

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

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hands-On Workshops and Seminars

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

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Fairview Farm Trot

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

LaZoom: A Moveable (and Hilarious!) Feast presented by McKinney Insurance Services

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Brown in the South @ Chow Chow presented by Panashe

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

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

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

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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, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Chow Time Closing Party

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

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Cacao, Confections & Cocktails

French Broad

Pottery from East Fork

Clay Bake

Noble Dirt: A Field-to-Fork Brunch

Noble Dirt

Plant All Mighty

Plant

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

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

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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

Danielle Burke

Artist

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.

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

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