October 25,26,27 2013 Midtown atTech Square
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The Kitchen Workshop

Taste of Atlanta presents The Kitchen Workshop. The Kitchen Workshop is a hands-on cooking experience offering patrons a unique and enriching opportunity to learn how to create delicious dishes in their own kitchen. A wide range of classes and instructors provide the ideal interaction for patrons to enjoy themselves and learn interesting twists on basic cooking concepts and techniques.

In the Kitchen Workshop

Festival patrons may register for one session in The Kitchen Workshop. Registration opens at 11am at The Kitchen Workshop tent on the 5th Street Bridge. Space is limited to 40 people per session and will be filled on a first come basis.

The Cooks Warehouse
Holly Firfer

Holly Firfer


Taste of Atlanta welcomes Holly Firfer to the festival as host and emcee of The Kitchen Workshop. Holly is an Emmy nominated journalist who you have seen covering everything from hurricanes to floods to celebrity trials, campaign trails and sporting events for CNN. She is also heard on the radio on 94.1/ Star94 in Atlanta on the weekends.

Holly is active in many charities and actively raises money for cancer research and animal shelters. She has also lent her efforts to the fight against autism and diabetes. Holly is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of Northwestern University. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling with her husband Shawn, and being a "mom" to their many animals.

October 26


Creative Crepes

Merehwan Irani, Chai Pani

Take a sensory journey to South India as we savor a local specialty, uttapam.


Soul of the South with Duke's Mayo

Ron Eyester, Rosebud, The Family Dog and Timone's

Y'all join us as we go in pursuit of what truly defines the food south of the Mason-Dixon.


Radio personality John Lemley will co-host this segment.

Since Groundhog Day 2009, John has served up a "plateful of classics and a variety of sides" on 90.1 WABE's City Café with John Lemley.


Great Grains

Steven Satterfield, Miller Union; Dr. Arvin Singh, Emory Healthcare; Meagan Moyer, Emory Healthcare Clinical Dietician

Cultivate a taste for ancient grains, like quinoa, farro, spelt and freekeh, as they make a contemporary comeback.


Sauce Like A Boss

Matt Coggin, DBA BBQ

Get schooled on the tastiest, made-from-scratch barbecue sauces.

October 27


Craft Mac and Cheese [sold out]

Arthur Banks, Paschal's

America's favorite comfort food will melt your heart and tempt your taste buds as it gets a grown-up upgrade.


Bowls of Q – Chilis and Stews

The Fox Bros., Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

As the mercury dips, warm up with a liberal ladle of these one-pot suppers.


Make the Cut

Matt South, The Cook's Warehouse

No matter how you slice it, knife technique is fundamental in the kitchen, and this tutorial will certainly sharpen your skills.


G-Free Goodies

Shaun Doty, Bantam + Biddy; Jennifer Harris, Examiner.com

Get friendly with cooking, sans the gluten, with tasteful takes on your favorite dishes.
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