Demonstration Stage

Come one… Come all!

Come one..Come all! For the first time in the festival’s history, we are excited to bring live culinary demonstrations from the South’s Top Chefs to our signature tasting tents! Spend the day with many of your favorite culinary personalities and celebrity chefs who will be educating and entertaining guests over festival weekend. Attendance is at no additional cost. Seating is first come first served. To purchase all of your ingredients, please visit

All culinary demonstrations will be hosted outside and have socially distanced seating for tasting tent guests, complying with City of Atlanta’s recommended COVID-19 protocols.


Grill N’ Chill with Chef David Rose

1:30PM – 2PM

Chef David Rose

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Food Network/TV personality Chef David Rose is taking his grilling talents from the TV screen to the main stage to kick off the culinary demonstrations under the signature Tasting Tents. Follow along as Chef Rose shows you his insider tips to Grilling 101.

Skewer It with Chef Christan Willis

2:30PM – 3PM

Chef Christan Willis

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When in doubt… Skewer It! Check out Atlanta-based personal chef/ TV personality, Chef Christan Willis, as she takes her passion for bold flavors and hearty dishes to create some of her signature dishes… all on a skewer!

A Taste of Jackson

Presented by

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Chef Enrika Williams
Fauna Foodworks

Chef Brian Myrick
Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues
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From small mom-and-pop eateries to James Beard award-winning chef-driven concepts, the City of Soul offers some of the best authentic cuisine. Enjoy seafood, tamales, Cajun, barbecue, and more as three of Jackson, Mississippi’s top chefs explore the city’s rich culinary flavors.


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Top Chef alum Josh Tesar of Knife Restaurant in Dallas will team up with his friends out west, award-winning Chefs Alex Seidel of Mercantile Provisions and Justin Brunson of River Bear American Meats, for a “South Meets West” culinary collaboration.
Southern Smash Up with Desert Door

2:00PM – 2:15PM

Mixologist Keyatta Mincey Parker
Desert Door
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Get ready to shake and stir things up with Atlanta-based bartender Keyatta Mincey Parker as she shows you how to create some of the best sips of the season featuring Texas Sotol, Desert Door.

Some Like it Hot with Hattie B’s

2:30PM – 3PM

Chef Brian Morris
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
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No conversation about authentic Nashville hot chicken is complete without mentioning Hattie B’s. Learn exciting technique and tips while having a blast with Hattie B’s Chef Brian Morris.

***recipes will be shared week of festival


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Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.

Recipes will be shared week of festival.