The Atlanta culinary scene is unmatched, attracting some of the world’s top chefs. These Atlanta culinary artists will certainly elevate your wedding day meal with their talent and sincere passion for food. Not only will you be served a work of art, but your guests will also talk about the delectable meal for years to come. Check out these top chefs!
Executive Chef, The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Chef Fred, hailing from Maine, kickstarted his culinary journey by sourcing ingredients from the sea and local farms, fostering a passion for product origins. Settling in Georgia after the 1996 Summer Olympics, he thrived in the fast-paced culinary scene. With diverse experiences, including catering for 10,000 at the Georgia Aquarium and working with Wolfgang Puck at the Oscars, Fred now serves as the Executive Chef at the Georgian Terrace. Beyond celebrity clientele, he values his 19 years of volunteering at a women’s shelter on Christmas, providing meals for first responders and supporting the community during challenging times, showcasing his deep commitment to community and service.
Dish: Butter poached lobster tail, paired with pan-seared filet mignon, rich red wine sauce, market vegetable and potato puree.
Executive Sous Chef, Bold Catering & Design
Executive Sous Chef Dustin Ward has always been cooking for others — for his family, and now, for guests at top Atlanta venues, elegant events and beyond. Before moving to Atlanta, he worked along the Florida coast, helming the five-star EAU Palm Beach kitchen as the executive banquet chef. He also led the culinary team at Shelborne South Beach, was the chef de cuisine at BLT Prime, and worked with Jose Andres’ team at The Bazaar, Angela Harnett and Gordon Ramsay at Cielo Restaurant and The Breakers in Palm Beach. No matter the kitchen, his focus has always been to support local farmers and fishermen and to inspire aspiring chefs. Additionally, Dustin is a proud recipient of the Slow Food Sustainable Food Award in 2018. Dustin looks forward to further ingraining himself in the Atlanta culinary community.
Dish: Charred Octopus with butter-poached potatoes, mango and pepper salad, caper aioli and herb oil.
Chef & Co-Owner, AV Gourmet
“Food has a beautiful way of bringing people together, and I love to curate those special moments for our clients.” From a family of chefs and cooks, Chef Alexis began his culinary career as a very young child under the tutelage of his mother. Chef Alexis is known for his exceptional flavor palate and for creating menus that deliciously help to define the event. He especially likes to create menus for weddings that speak about the couple. AV Gourmet was born out of a need for a catering service that provided highly personalized customer service and an element of creativity not generally seen in event catering companies. “Making each client feel special isn’t just a priority, but a passion at AV Gourmet. I can’t wait to personalize a menu for your palate,” he says.
Dish: A duet dinner with bacon-wrapped filet mignon and butter rum roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes and zesty farmers market asparagus.