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As a champion of Atlanta and our restaurant community for 20 years, Taste of Atlanta's goal continues to focus on you, our restaurant partners and your success. We are dedicated to our mission of “turning tasters into diners” more than ever as our team searches for creative ways to be your unique resource.

If you or your business is offering take out, family meals, adding a delivery service or taking action in response to this situation, we are here to help you get the word out. Our social channels are dedicated to supporting you and your efforts. Tag us for a repost @tasteofatlanta, DM us your info or email us at (enable javascript)

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Videos

Creating an At-Home Experience for Your Guests

Emily Golub – Garnish & Gather

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The team at Garnish and Gather has been providing chef and farmer inspired meal kits to the at-home chefs in the Atlanta community since 2012. Here, founder Emily Golub shares their years of expertise regarding proper packaging of ingredients, the importance of detailed information, and additional best practices

Don't have time to put together the recipe card or reheating info? Taste of Atlanta Events Director Wendy Bohannon can help. Email (Please enable JavaScript) some basic information about your dishes. She can put it all together and email you a print-ready PDF to print in house and send with your meals. This can be basic reheating info, how to freeze and thaw to enjoy at a later date, or a quick "recipe" should you decide to take advantage of the Garnish & Gather expertise in creating a kit and allowing guests to prep/cook a portion of their meal at home.

FAQs and Best Practices

from Scott Lamphere at Gordon Food Services

What is different about the way people are ordering takeout now?

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What is the best way for me to package meals?

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What kind of packaging/disposables should i use?

What about technology – what do I need to consider?

Education

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Our Experts

Emily Golub

Founder, Garnish & Gather

Garnish & Gather was founded in the fall of 2012 by Emily Golub out of her desire to cook more & eat local. CSA membership with a local farm was the gateway drug to all things food, and the next thing she knew she was pickling okra & tending an herb garden. This desire to cook more & eat local soon became Garnish & Gather, a place to share her love of farm-fresh food & help solve the dinnertime dilemma. Aimed at connecting folks with locally grown foods, Atlanta's best chefs & teaching creative cooking techniques, G&G is dedicated to creating easy & wholesome meals that everyone at your table will love. It's as simple as garnishing your meal & gathering together.

Native Atlantan, adventurous home cook & mom of twin boys, Emily loves local food. Together with her husband Lucas and toddlers, Eli & Jack, the Golub family can be found scouting farmers markets and exploring local eats when they're not dutifully taste-tasting G&G meals.

Wendy Bohannon

Events Director, Taste of Atlanta

Wendy has been a part of Taste of Atlanta for over 13 years as a cooking stage manager and now as our Events Director. She has 11+ years of experience in overseeing a cooking school, which included taking recipes in every conceivable format and turning them into clear, concise instructions for the home cook to follow.

Scott Lamphere

Culinary Specialist / Corporate Chef, Gordon Food Services, Southeast

Scott is a native Texan who grew up in West Texas where his family was involved in both the farming and ranching community as well as their family owned restaurant business.

Scott is self-taught and well mentored in all types of professional kitchens and culinary settings. For 22 years, he worked as a Healthcare Sales and Marketing Executive in the Pharmaceutical and Hospitality arenas. During this time he also honed his kitchen skills while owning a Culinary Consulting Firm, Small Town Kitchen Table, where he has worn several hats as a Culinary Consultant, Chef Instructor, Caterer, Cookbook Author and Editor, Kitchen Coach and is a Certified Sensory and Tasting Judge for National, Regional and Local food and beverage competitions.

Scott is a chef-Instructor with The Cook's Warehouse, and a member of the ACF, IACP, Southeastern Foodways, The Culinary Trust, The Hospitality Syndicate and FoodService Resource Associates, LLC

He serves on the Board of Directors for several food and beverage non-profit organizations including Refuge Coffee, is a volunteer/event chef for The Giving Kitchen, Georgia Grown, 7 Bridges Mission, Mercy Chefs, Taste of Atlanta, and Les Dames de Escoffier.

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