Southern Chefs PotluckSome of the South’s favorite chefs are getting out of the kitchen and into the country for the fifth annual Southern Chefs Potluck, a casual Sunday supper at the Inn at Serenbe in southwest Atlanta.

The potluck, which benefits Wholesome Wave Georgia, will be held Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. Guests will dine family style with the chefs and their families on the pastoral grounds of the inn. In addition to food and fellowship, the event will feature local beer, wine and cocktails created by renowned mixologists and a live auction for unforgettable culinary experiences.

Last year’s event raised more than $78,000 for Wholesome Wave Georgia, translating to more than $160,000 in fresh food for Georgia Nutrition Assistance Recipients and for local farmers.

Each chef will contribute a side dish along with homemade pickles, relishes and desserts to be shared. The chefs’ creations will be served alongside White Oaks Pastures meats prepared by Jim N’ Nicks Bar-B-Q.

Participating chefs include:

  • Thaddeus Barton – The Farmhouse at Serenbe
  • Drew Belline – No. 246
  • Angus Brown – Octopus Bar
  • Shaun Doty – Bantam + Biddy, Chick-a-Biddy
  • Adam Evans – The Optimist
  • Todd Ginsberg – The General Muir
  • Asha Gomez – Cardamom Hill
  • Chris Hall – Muss & Turner’s
  • EJ Hodgkinson – JCT. Kitchen
  • Josh Hopkins – Empire State South
  • Terry Koval – Wrecking Bar
  • Dan Latham – Yeah! Burger
  • Randy Lewis – Gypsy Kitchen, Southern Gentlemen
  • Whitney Otawka – Cinco y Diez
  • Eric Ottensmeyer – Leon’s Full Service
  • Kevin Ouzts – Spotted Trotter
  • Jason Paolini – Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House
  • Robert Phalen – One Eared Stag
  • Anne Quatrano – Bacchanalia
  • Todd Richards – The Shed at Glenwood
  • Jay Swift – 4th & Swift
  • Mel Toledo – Foundation Social Eatery
  • Joe Truex – Watershed on Peachtree
  • Hilary White – The Hil
  • Jason Zigmont – Five & Ten
  • Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ

Tickets are $125 per person and available online at this link. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.