Elegance and Personal Craft Shine at Our James Beard Preview Dinner

On Tuesday, May 28, Georgia Grown-designated chefs (including several alums of White Oak Kitchen) from throughout Atlanta and Georgia showcased their skills at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in preparation for serving the distinguished James Beard Foundation in New York City. Our kitchen was a bit more packed than normal with our executive chef Tim Magee directing traffic, as each chef was working away to show guests their best and favorite creations. We love playing a part in showcasing Georgia's food and drink offerings to one of the most prestigious culinary arts organizations in America. From the Coca Cola bottle toast to the gorgeous view of Atlanta from our Lookout Room, the taste of Georgia was prominent throughout the event, and according to Atlanta Journal Constitution, they represented our state well.

Elegance and Personal Craft Shine at Our James Beard Preview Dinner


From smoked trout served on a green peanut cracker to shrimp sofrito topped with avocado purée, each chef showcased their passion and skills. The featured Georgia Grown chefs that prepared food for this event were: Jessica Gamble, Julio Delgado, Greg Lipman, Christian Perez, Thomas McKeown, Deborah VanTrece (represented by Sydney Wallace) and Savannah Sasser.  Jerry Slater detailed cocktail and wine pairings, and Tyler Downey served craft brews from New Realm. The event went off without a hitch, as each appetizer, wine pairing, and course was served perfectly on time. Our skilled events staff spent weeks preparing to welcome nearly 100 people for this event, and we were delighted to see that our space was enjoyed. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails has a variety of event spaces that provide state-of-the-art sound as well as specialty private menus to both small and large parties ranging from graduation parties to business networking events. Those interested in hosting parties with us should email [email protected]

Elegance and Personal Craft Shine at Our James Beard Preview Dinner