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Historic Fourth Ward Park
Event Schedule

Event Schedule

2017 Schedule

 
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Chef's Table

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The Kitchen Workshop

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Home Plate Stage

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12:00

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2:00

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 
 
 
 
12:30 pm

Eat the Streets, From Asia to Italy

 
 
 
 
1:45 pm

Beer Bite Battle

 
 
 
 
3:00 pm

A Sweet Holiday Treat

 
 
 
 
4:15 pm

Rabbit & Rioja

 
 
 
 
5:30 pm

Southern Staples

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 pm

Debunking Ugly Food Myths

 
 
 
 
2:00 pm

Produce Butchering at Its Best

 
 
 
 
3:15 pm

Ready, set, gnocchi!

 
 
 
 
4:30 pm

Stand By Your Farmer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 pm

It's a Wrap!

 
 
 
1:30 pm

More than a Meal

 
 
 
 
2:45 pm

Breezy Healthy Home Cookin'

 
 
 
 
4:00 pm

Future Chef Food Fight

 
 
 
 
5:15 pm

Let's Play with Pasta!

 
 
 
 

12:00

1:00

2:00

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 
 
 
 
12:30 pm

Farmer's Market Flip

 
 
 
 
1:45 pm

The Barons of BBQ

 
 
 
 
3:00 pm

One Rockin' Chef

 
 
 
 
4:15 pm

Barcraft Competition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 pm

Taco Twister

 
 
 
 
1:45 pm

Fall Into Flavor

 
 
 
 
3:00 pm

Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow!

 
 
 
 
4:15 pm

Italian Country Side Adventure

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 pm

Future Chef Food Fight

 
 
 
1:30 pm

Tripleta de Puerto Rico!

 
 
 
2:30 pm

Not Your Grandma's Breakfast

 
 
 
3:30 pm

Sprouts Knows Nutrition

 
 
 
4:30 pm

Hooray for PB&J!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Schedule subject to change.

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Barcraft Competition

Barcraft Competition

The Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition

sponsored by George Dickel

Interested in competing? Apply Here »

This summer, Atlanta area bartenders will be invited to submit their entries into the Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition sponsored by George Dickel. The spirited schedule kicks-off with three quarter-final events at local restaurants prior to Taste of Atlanta. Join these talented finalists as they gather around the same bar to compete, have a drink and exchange ideas.

At the festival, each semi-finalist will dish out a George Dickel cocktail to a panel of judges and Grand Tasting Experience patrons on Saturday, October 21 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. Here's your chance to watch, sample and rate the mouth-watering cocktails these four bartenders dream up as they compete for the top spot.

On Sunday, October 22, join emcee Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club, as the two finalists will be set to mix, muddle and shake on the Chef's Table stage. Once all drinks are crafted and the judges vote, one bartender will be crowned the 2017 Taste of Atlanta Best Bartender.

The USBG is a national and international network of bartenders and beverage professionals from every aspect of the beverage industry who come together to share their common interest: the craft of mixology. For information and to join USBG Atlanta Chapter, visit www.USBG.org.

George Dickel / Diageo
USBG Real Ingredients Cocktail Kingdom

The Chef's Table

Tom Sullivan

DJ Brettski

Grab a seat as Atlanta's rock star chefs lay their cards on The Chef’s Table. Each will share their culinary journeys...you will have the opportunity to learn and be entertained. Come hear what tunes the chefs are playing in their kitchen.

Atlanta’s own Tom Sullivan returns as the host of The Chef’s Table. Tom is an Emmy nominated On Camera Television Host, Radio Personality and a Corporate Events Emcee with Fortune 500 companies and Charities. Tom has the ability to genuinely connect with the audience while keeping the chefs chatting and cooking at the same time. Tom also strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with countless charities during the year.

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Saturday, October 22

12:30

Eat the Streets, From Asia to Italy

The best street food recipes are handed down generation to generation - pull up a seat and learn about how these two culinarians tie community, quality ingredients and generational recipes together. DaVinci's: Cheerwine Braised Pork Belly Pizza & Margherita Hawkers: Yi-Yi's Dumplings

Jason Black / daVinci's; Hawkers Asian Street Food

1:45

Beer Bite Battle

Beer makes the meal! Experience a stunning array of distinctive flavors that will satisfy your palate when cooking with beer. H&H: Beer Braised Chicken & Vegtables Todd English: Nitro Pop Corn & Kumamoto Oysters... Sour Beer Mignonette,  Osetra Caviar, Georgia Peach Creme Fraiche

Todd English Tavern; Savannah Haseler / Hampton + Hudson

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3:00

A Sweet Holiday Treat

Be the Queen of your hometown cookie swap this holiday season when your peers get a taste of your homemade Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Cream created by 1Kept

Thaddeus Keefe / 1Kept

4:15

Rabbit & Rioja

Chef James of Barcelona Wine Bar will team up with (name of Somm) to show off Spain's bold and dashing flavors through both wine and food. Rabbit Leg Confit

James Burge / Barcelona Wine Bar; Best Somm Winner/Adam Pucillo

5:30

Southern Staples

Learn how our hometown of ATL cook's up the best traditional dishes the south just can't go without!

Al-Azzam / Naya's Café; Public School / Imani Greer

Sunday, October 23

12:30

Farmer's Market Flip

Establishment: Bring your A game! Chef Aaron of The Establishment will hand pick an audience member to play the role of his sous chef and challenge Aaron to come up with a delicious dish on the spot -- no recipe on hand -- using the chefs early morning farmers market finds.

Aaron Avers

1:45

The Barons of BBQ

BBQ is not just for Memphis anymore, its bigger, better and badder then ever in Atlanta due to these new and old barons of BBQ - Das BBQ and Jim/Nicks. Das: Pulled Pork Sliders & Elote Corn Jim/Nicks: Smoked Chicken Thighs w/AL White Sauce

DAS BBQ; Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

3:00

One Rockin' Chef

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya Atkins Park Owner & Executive chef Rusty Hamlin will rock our stage with his fierce and fast, Louisiana cooking style. Hear how he whips up dinner for a mere 200 folks nightly when on the road with the three-time Grammy winning Zac Brown Band.

Rusty Hamlin

4:15

Barcraft Competition

Friendly competition or bar brawl? Who knows what'll happen at this year's Barcraft Competition sponsored by George Dickel! Mixologists and bartenders fight for the coveted title of Taste of Atlanta's Best Bartender.

Barcraft

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The Kitchen Workshop

The Cooks Warehouse invites you to join them for hands on free cooking classes by Atlanta's favorite chefs. If you’ve been cooking for years or still learning to boil water Atlanta chefs will give you step-by-step instruction in The Kitchen Workshop. Roll up your sleeves for this hands-on cooking experience that has each class leaving with leftovers and a feather in their toque.

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 and floods to celebrity trials, campaign trails and sporting events for CNN. 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.

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Hammer Stahl Emory Univeristy Midtown Simply Buckhead Georgia Peanut Commission

Saturday, October 22

12:45

Debunking Ugly Food Myths

Chef Sean of Gusto! will demonstrate how to replace the unhealthy with the really tasty and Nutritionist Beth will share the myths and truths about today's common allergy worries and fears!

Shawn Grodensky / Gusto!

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2:00

Produce Butchering at Its Best

Metro Atlanta's very own Foodnetwork Star, Tregaye Fraser, will show cooking participants how to properly slice, dice and chop fall's hearty produce. Dish: Autumn Vegetable Soup

Tregaye Fraser (Food Network Star & The Kitchen Sink)

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3:15

Ready, set, gnocchi!

Roll up your sleeves so you can dig in and learn how to make Chef Scotley's beautiful béchamel and gnocchi. (It's easier then you think!)

Scotley Innis / 5Church

4:30

Stand By Your Farmer

Aglanta believes that a city with a strong, local food community is a resiliant city! Hear the unique stories of an Atlanta chef who works with our local farmers and cooks with their produce to help support our thriving city.

Aglanta/Chef Zu & Chef Disha Gaitor

Sunday, October 23

12:30

Taco Twister

Learn to hand make the best veggie tacos and hand chopped salsa this side of Monterrey!

Adrian Villareal / Rreal Tacos

1:45

Fall Into Flavor

Sweet potatoes aren't just for pie! A sweet and easy fall favorite with a twist - Chicken & Sweet Potato Hash w/Skillet Poached Eggs

Deborah Van Trece / Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours

3:00

Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow!

Sign up for a spot with Celebrity Chef Jennifer Booker, who is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, and the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism. She will add a dash of French pizazz to southern succotash with a recipe from her new cookbook Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow!

The Cook's Warehouse / Jennifer Hill Booker

4:15

Italian Country Side Adventure

Chef Matthew will transport you to the Tuscan countryside with his interpretation of Italian Penne Smoked Chicken - Mangia!

Matthew Rosecrans / Davio's

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Home Plate

Mara Davis

Let's get cooking on the Home Plate cooking stage! Home cooks and chefs of all ages inspire festival-goers to tie on an apron, gather around the kitchen counter and stir up some fun with local Georgia products and healthy recipes. In addition to daily demos, come check out our Future Chef Food Fight where three budding young chefs are put to the test as they create a dish with that day's special ingredient. Judges are also young chefs with "adult" palates.

Emcees:
Jackson Heaton from Rock 100.5
Scott Gaines from Kicks 101.5
Rachel (Jones) Ryan from Q100

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Northside Hospital Sprouts
Georgia Peanut Commission GA Dept. Public Health/Shape GA

Saturday, October 22

12:30

It's a Wrap!

Nothing pairs better with bacon than...peanuts! Leave it to the GA Peanut Commission to switch up your boring breakfast with their nutritious and nutty Breakfast Wrap

Don Koehler / GA Peanut Commission

1:30

More than a Meal

No better way to celebrate the cooler weather then with a homemade Turkey Chili! Join Healthy cooking on a budget, demo recipe, 

Open Hand/Marcia Rafig; GA Shape

2:45

Breezy Healthy Home Cookin'

Make southern style grits an easy, breezy and healthy dish with the help of cooking and nutrition experts from Blue Diamond Almonds and Northside Hospital.

Chef Patty Mastracco; Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

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4:00

Future Chef Food Fight

What kid doesn't love a good food fight? Watch our future chefs from ages 7 to 16 battle it out cooking live on stage for the champion title at our Future Chef Food Fight.

Future Chef Food Fight/GA Peanuts

5:15

Let's Play with Pasta!

Italian Chef Anna Firmani will cook up some fun with kids on the Home Plate stage and get them rolling and stiring their very own homemade pasta dish

Andretti Grill/Anna Firmani

Sunday, October 23

12:30

Future Chef Food Fight

What kid doesn't love a good food fight? Watch our future chefs from ages 7 to 16 battle it out cooking live on stage for the champion title at our Future Chef Food Fight.

Future Chef Food Fight

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1:30

Tripleta de Puerto Rico!

One of the meanest sandwhiches you will ever taste, Chef Hector's version of the Puerto Rican Tripleta piles on three types of meats for an incredible explosion of flavor -

Hector Santiago

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2:30

Not Your Grandma's Breakfast

Everyone's grandma will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so start it off right with homemade hash browns and sizzling Smithfield sausage

Smithfield/Nicolas Daniels

3:30

Sprouts Knows Nutrition

Grab a seat and watch Sports Nutrition Expert, Marie Spano trade out traditional pasta for low-carb, low-cal alternatives using fresh, fall harvest picks. Dishes: Butternut Squash Noodles w/Sage Cream & Green Cinnamon Applesauce

Marie Spano

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4:30

Hooray for PB&J!

The GA Peanut Commission adds a fun-dipped twist to the nation's tried and true, classic lunch sandwich

Don Koehler / GA Peanut Commission; BIMBO Bakeries

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Marketplace

Taste of Atlanta Marketplace

in Association with Sensational Baskets

Taste of Atlanta and Sensational Baskets collaborated and curated a Marketplace with 6 gourmet food vendors as well as Taste of Atlanta merchandise.

Sensational Baskets Sensational Baskets is Georgia' largest gourmet gift company and each year creates over 10,000 Sensational Baskets for individuals, corporate professionals and celebrities, both nationally and internationally. We are known for 3 things: our delicious gourmet treats, beautiful packaging and excellent customer service!

Marilyn's Gluten Free Gourmet Marilyn's Marilyn’s line of gluten-free Gourmet Grahams, Cheese Straws, Artisan Crackers, Tea Biscuits, and more, are delicious reminders that you don’t need a reason to treat yourself to good food. Marilyn’s motto has always been “Good Food for Good Reasons.”

Wicked Jack's True Jamaican Rum Cakes So wickedly good, it’s quickly gained a reputation as the best tasting rum cake available anywhere. Moist, buttery texture and a rum soaked glaze add delicious detail that makes all other rum cakes walk the plank.

Merrilily Gardens Georgia grown- Georgia Made southern foods with a gourmet twist

Susansnaps A famous gourmet cookie company specializing in the most heavenly gingersnaps in a variety of unique flavors. Baked fresh daily and shipped nationwide. As seen on ABC News "Made in America" with David Muir.

K-Teas K-Teas crafts artisan tea and mulling spices rooted in Asia's tea tradition and inspired by cocktails, cafes, and spirits. Drink different with our spicy mulled cider and exquisite collection of cocktail-inspired, herbal, or pure teas.

Silent Auction

Taste of Atlanta is proud to support Open Hand as the Silent Auction beneficiary. Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care™, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.

Silent Auction Registration

You can register for the auction here, and may start bidding as soon as you complete your registration.

Silent Auction

The Taste of Atlanta's Silent Auction is filled with unique merchandise and exclusive offers on entertainment and travel packages. 100% of the silent auction net proceeds is donated to Open Hand's Cooking Matters programming.

Silent Auction donations are still being accepted. Please email (Please enable JavaScript) for more information. Your business will be seen by thousands of festival-goers.

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