Katie Button

Asheville, NC Heirloom Hospitality Group

Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina, which have earned world-wide recognition and accolades and Button a place among Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in 2015. In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage.

Accolades and Publications

  • James Beard Foundation – Best Chef: Southeast semifinalist (2015); Rising Star Chef of the Year nominee (2014), semifinalist (2012-2013)
  • Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen (Flatiron Books, 2016)
  • Food & Wine – Best New Chefs (2015)


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