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Saturday Sunday

Chef's Table

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The Kitchen Workshop

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Home Plate Stage

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Georgia Grown Pavilion

Chef's Table

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11:00
11:20 am

Nibbles and Sips: Easy Holiday Entertaining

11:20

Nibbles and Sips: Easy Holiday Entertaining

Onlookers will enjoy festive cocktails while 9 Mile Station's Executive Chef Jonathan McDowell teaches tips and tricks on preparing a delicious holiday entree - Seared Duck Breast with Luxardo Cherries, Mushroom Puree and Arugula - to make your holiday entertaining stress free.

12:00
12:15 pm

All Things Fall

12:15

All Things Fall

From culinary legend and NYC-based chef Jonathan Waxman and led by Executive Chef Andrew Cacioppo, Brezza Cucina is a seasonal, market-driven restaurant and bar at Ponce City Market offering New Italian and Californian flavors with fresh, Southern ingredients. The duo is teaming up at Taste of Atlanta to teach attendees all about cooking fall recipes with local and seasonal ingredients, including a Roasted Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Lamb Chops and a Warm Shrimp Salad. Plus, they'll be serving a seasonal cocktail to pair.

1:00
1:20 pm

Paella with Mojave

1:20

Paella with Mojave

Mojave dishes up Latin American cuisine derived from family recipes at their Sandy Springs restaurant. Festivalgoers will learn how to make a stunning seafood paella as the restaurant's brilliant chefs walks through each step.

2:00
2:20 pm

CEO Cooking Competition

2:20

CEO Cooking Competition

See who will take the lead as three of Atlanta's top executives turn up the heat in a friendly culinary competition presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Competitors, including Daniel Owens , Mark Berry and Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice , will be paired with Chef Alex Beaty of Agency Socialthéque, Chef Gref Lipman of Piastra and Chef Matt Townley of Del Friscos to coach them to victory.

3:00

The Kitchen Workshop

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11:00
11:30 am

A Leg Up on At-Home Meals

11:30

A Leg Up on At-Home Meals

Chef Nick Leahy of AIX and Tin Tin will lead participants through the challenge of turning the most under-utilized cut of chicken - the humble drumstick - into a chef-inspired weeknight meal using Springer Mountain Farms chicken.

12:00
12:35 pm

It's All in the Cookware!

12:35

It's All in the Cookware!

Festival goers can join Mary Moore, Founder and CEO of The Cook's Warehouse, and Bobby Griggs of Hammer Stahl in the kitchen as they prepare Wild Mushroom & Marsala Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. Participants will learn how to make the classic Italian-American dish using the cookware brand's latest products.

1:00
1:40 pm

South Meets East

1:40

South Meets East

The brilliant chefs of Northern China Eatery will teach participants how to make Dan Dan Noodles with a peanut sauce made from Georgia Peanuts. Plus, Don Koehler from Georgia Peanut Commission will be on hand to talk shop about Georgia Peanuts in this awesome mash-up of South meets East.

2:00
2:45 pm

Rue Po' Boy

2:45

Rue Po' Boy

Chef Darrell Johnson, founder of creole and cajun bistro food truck Nola Creations and winner of Food Network's 'The Great Food Truck Race,' will take center stage with his famed Shrimp Po' Boy. Attendees will learn how to prepare the fan favorite first hand during this workshop.

3:00

Home Plate Stage

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11:00
11:30 am

Chefs of Tomorrow Cooking Competition

11:30

Chefs of Tomorrow Cooking Competition

The culinary students at Miller Grove High School are making a mark on Atlanta, having just won 'Best Wing' at Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. Guests will get to see their kitchen chops at Taste of Atlanta as they compete to win a challenging cooking competition - best twist on a chicken dish!

12:00
12:30 pm

Learn from the Master

12:30

Learn from the Master

Chef Dorian Hunter - Season 10 winner of Master Chef and the first African American female winner in the show's history - is bringing her trophy back to her hometown Atlanta to wow everyone with the elevated southern flavors that secured her win. She'll be teaching a seasonal classic: Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Bacon.

1:00
1:30 pm

Oh, Kale Yeah!

1:30

Oh, Kale Yeah!

Registered Dietician Marisa Moore of Sprouts Farmers Market will lead the audience through her favorite plant-based recipes that will turn even the most discerning meat lover into a fan of veggies.

2:00
2:30 pm

Spice & Flare

2:30

Spice & Flare

Chef Will Brown of Wills Way Creole Kitchen will bring his signature spice and flare to Taste of Atlanta and debunk the myth that creole cooking is laborious and time consuming. Guests will learn how to prepare Chicken Etouffee for a weeknight meal in this demo.

3:00

Georgia Grown Pavilion

11:00
12:00
12:15 pm

Asian Fusion Goes Local

12:15

Asian Fusion Goes Local

Chef Seven Chan from PokeBurri will share his love for Georgia Grown pork and serve tastings of Tempura Fried Pine Street Market Bacon. Guests can stop by to hear how the restaurant consciously incorporates ingredients raised within Georgia into their Asian fusion cuisine.

1:00
1:15 pm

Georgia-Made Culinary Oils

1:15

Georgia-Made Culinary Oils

Clay Oliver, Founder of Oliver Farm Artisan Oils, will talk about starting his culinary oil business on his family farm and cover the ins and outs of his Georgia Grown cold-pressed nut and seed culinary oils.

2:00
2:15 pm

Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About

2:15

Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About

Chef Desmond Keefe, Program Director of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta, talks pumpkins and shares his favorite small bite recipe for this October mainstay.

3:00
3:15 pm

Ellijay Mushrooms

3:15

Ellijay Mushrooms

The purveyors of Ellijay Mushrooms, a unique mushroom farm located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, will share their passion for producing the healthiest, best tasting and highest quality shiitake mushrooms in the Southeast.

Chef's Table

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11:00
11:20 am

The Perfect Pair: Guinness + 5Church

11:20

The Perfect Pair: Guinness + 5Church

There's nothing quite like a cold Guinness paired with a delicious fall dish. Guests can check out the seasonal dish 5Church's Chef Delroy Bowen will be demoing and learn the ins and outs of perfectly pairing Guinness with the right ingredients.

12:00
12:15 pm

Somms and Sous

12:15

Somms and Sous

While head chefs tend to receive the glory, the behind-the-scenes heroes who help keep kitchens running are the sous chefs. Taste of Atlanta is putting some of the city's best sous chefs front and center as they demo how to prepare bites that are paired with wines selected by their restaurants' sommeliers. Not only will attendees learn how to cook, they'll get the chance to explore pairings with wines of Germany and Bordeaux.

1:00
1:20 pm

Put a Spin on It

1:20

Put a Spin on It

Chef Todd Richards is well-known for his fried chicken, and at this cooking demo, he'll demo a spin on the classic dish with a Shrimp Hot Chicken Style, the perfectly unexpected match to Budweiser Copper Lager.

2:00
2:20 pm

Burger Brawl with Budweiser

2:20

Burger Brawl with Budweiser

There's no doubt that restaurants all across Atlanta dish up tasty burgers, but who will receive the top honor at Taste of Atlanta? Guests are invited to watch as burger joints duke it out for 'Best Burger.'

3:00

The Kitchen Workshop

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11:00
11:30 am

Dinner at Home with Garnish + Gather

11:30

Dinner at Home with Garnish + Gather

Atlanta's local meal kit company Garnish + Gather invites Taste of Atlanta attendees to join them in cooking a farm to table recipe - Korean Beef & Marinated Bok Choy with Fried Egg and Gochujang.

12:00
12:35 pm

You [Pe]can Do it!

12:35

You [Pe]can Do it!

Food writer, cooking instructor, television personality and a ninth-generation Southerner Rebecca Lang will guide students through a delectable recipe from her newest title, Pecans: Recipes and History of an American Nut.

1:00
1:40 pm

Natural, Delicious & Healthy

1:40

Natural, Delicious & Healthy

In this class sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, Danny Seo - the eco-friendly living expert and Emmy award-winning host of Naturally, Danny Seo - will teach guests how to prepare delicious, healthy dishes including Golden Turmeric Oats with crushed pistachios and New York Slice Pizza Dusted Popcorn.

2:00
2:45 pm

Italian Fare with KR Steakbar

2:45

Italian Fare with KR Steakbar

Executive Chef Jessica Gamble will lead attendees through the steps to making Mushroom Fettuccine with sausage, kale, garlic confit, pecorino and rosemary.

3:00

Home Plate Stage

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11:00
11:30 am

Chefs of Tomorrow Cooking Competition

11:30

Chefs of Tomorrow Cooking Competition

Riverwood High School's culinary students are throwing it down in a cooking competition where dishes featuring peanuts from Georgia Peanut Commission will take the spotlight.

12:00
12:30 pm

Fishin' for Georgia Grown Ingredients

12:30

Fishin' for Georgia Grown Ingredients

Guests will watch along as acclaimed cookbook author and chef Jennifer Hill Booker demonstrates how to make Pecan Crusted North Georgia Trout with Ellijay Mushroom Ragout. Made with a few of her favorite Georgia Grown ingredients, this delectable fall dish is one you shouldn't pass up.

1:00
1:30 pm

Go Nuts for Health

1:30

Go Nuts for Health

Georgia Peanut Commission Executive Director Don Koehler and Emory University Hospital Midtown Dietician Beth Boyett are taking center stage to debunk common myths about peanuts and speak to the amazing nutritional punch the little nut packs. Festivalgoers can stop by to learn something new and try tastings of Southern Peanut Soup.

2:00
2:30 pm

You Had Me at Brunch

2:30

You Had Me at Brunch

Atlanta Breakfast Club is arguably one of the busiest restaurants in downtown Atlanta, with 2-hour waits being the norm on weekends. Chef Anthony Sanders will show what the fuss is about when he demos his Pork Belly French Toast Taco with Georgia Peaches, Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Truffled Maple Syrup.

3:00

Georgia Grown Pavilion

11:00
12:00
12:15 pm

It's the G.O.A.T.

12:15

It's the G.O.A.T.

Mary Rigden from Decimal Place Goat Farm will share a delicious creation made with the greatest cheese of all time: Decimal Place Goat Cheese.

1:00
1:15 pm

The Perfect Pair: Apples & Honey

1:15

The Perfect Pair: Apples & Honey

Acclaimed cookbook author and chef Jennifer Hill Booker will offer tastings incorporating the perfect pair: Georgia Grown apples and honey.

2:00
2:15 pm

An Apple a Day

2:15

An Apple a Day

Chef Desmond Keefe, Program Director of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta, will talk Georgia Grown apples and share a recipe for this household favorite.

3:00
3:15 pm

Southern Pecans

3:15

Southern Pecans

Author of Pecans: Recipes and History of an American Nut, cooking instructor, television personality and a ninth-generation Southerner Rebecca Lang will discuss pecans and share tastings of a dish incorporating the delicious nut.

*Schedule subject to change.