Answer: Jay Swift, Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings, Kevin Gillespie, Bruce Logue. Question: Who are just a few of the awesome chef’s showing up at this years Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival?
Yes ladies and gents … it is that time again. Thanks to the good folks over at Georgia Organics, the Killer Tomatoes are back. Just like last year, the event will land at the Westside Urban Market, home to places like JCT Kitchen and Star Provisions. From 1pm – 5pm on Sunday August 8th, you’ll be able to indulge yourself in a sea of all things red.
Craig Richards of La Tavola in Virginia Highlands has been serving up straight up Italian food for the past several years at the neighborhood trattoria. As many with many residents of Atlanta, Richards didn’t start off here. He relocated to Atlanta from Kansas by way of Kansas City.
While in Kansas City, Richards had the opportunity to work under Lidia Bastianich. Bastianich, one of the earliest celebrity chefs, is a fairly well known restaurateur and cookbook author. You may remember her from her PBS TV show.
But alas, Richards left Bastianich’s care after spending some time in her eponymous Pittsburgh restaurant and moved to Atlanta. Now as the executive chef of the Fifth Group’s La Tavola, Richards spends most of his time hunkered down in the kitchen. He’s not all work though, you can find him cavorting around facebook or posting to his blog, which he started in August of last year.
Despite his handful of obligations (kids, wife … swimming), Richards did manage to squeeze us in for a little bit. So sit back and enjoy … and welcome to ITCK!