Six chefs were recently selected to serve as ambassadors to the state Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program, which works to expand agribusinesses and the agriculture industry throughout the Peach State. At the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception in Atlanta, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and GRA CEO Karen Bremer announced the 2020 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs:
Jamie Adams, il Giallo Osteria & Bar in Sandy Springs
Alex Friedman, Bistro off Broad in Winder
Tim Magee, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in Atlanta
Jessica Rothacker, Heirloom in Athens
Maricela Vega, 8Arm in Atlanta
Peter Vossenberg, The Pinnacle Club in Augusta
The executive chef program aims to develop relationships between farmers and chefs while promoting locally sourced and grown products in restaurants throughout the state. The 2020 Georgia Grown executive chefs are leaders in the farm-to-table movement. They join dozens of others who’ve been selected in the nearly 10 years the program has sought to strengthen awareness of Georgia Grown products.
Photo by Spravka Imaging. From left, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black; Georgia Grown Senior Executive Chef Holly Chute; Peter Vossenberg, The Pinnacle Club in Augusta; Jessica Rothacker, Heirloom, Athens; Tim Magee, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, Atlanta; Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp; and Georgia Restaurant Association CEO Karen Bremer.