Atlanta native and “Top Chef: Las Vegas” contestant, Eli Kirshtein, was most recently Chef and Partner of The Luminary at Krog Street Market. Equal parts avid sports fan and accomplished chef, Kirshtein is a proud Atlantan and food anthropologist. He first tested his culinary chops at the age of 16, working as a protégé in the kitchens of Chefs Kevin Rathbun and Richard Blais. After spending time in kitchens in New York and Miami, he returned home to Atlanta, Georgia as the Executive Chef at Eno Restaurant and Wine Bar, from which he would take a brief hiatus to participate as a contestant on “Top Chef: Las Vegas.” In August 2014, Kirshtein opened his highly anticipated restaurant, The Luminary- an American brasserie with regional influences. Eli Kirshtein is currently The Culinary Director for The Revelator Coffee Company.