Christian Perez is the executive chef of City Pharmacy, a New Southern restaurant in historic downtown Covington, Georgia. Prior to City Pharmacy, chef Perez climbed the ranks in fine dining kitchens in Atlanta and New York City, including the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, and New York’s celebrated Cosme. Her cuisine reflects the Guatemalan and Mexican cooking traditions she grew up with, as well as a love for the roots of Southern cooking, based on a soulful approach, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, and a love of bringing family and friends in the community together over delicious food. Perez gains inspiration from her mother, whose passion for cooking and providing for her family fuel her to success today. Under Chef Perez’s leadership, City Pharmacy has been named one of Atlanta’s Hottest Restaurants by Eater. Perez is driven by a commitment to excellence, the call to stay true to her identity, family and loved ones, and the desire to mentor and support her team.