Dano Holcomb is a Cook County, Illinois native who developed a keen palate for Southern food. A 14 year coaching veteran of NCAA Division I soccer, Dano put his first career to rest in 2009 and moved to New Orleans, LA in order to attend culinary school and pursue his dream of cooking. During the next few years, Dano worked in some of NOLA's finest kitchens, learning essential qualities of classic Creole, French and Southern cusine. Upon completion of his degree and restaurant hopping, he moved to Asheville in 2014 to spread the love. His Root Down food truck has taken Asheville by storm; being named 4-time Best Food Truck, featuring in Southern Living Magazine’s Best Southern Food Trucks as well as an appearance CNN’s Wander Musts.
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.