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Andia Xouris

How did Andia’s Ice Cream become a multi-award winner? It starts with education and a commitment to quality. Andia & George Xouris, co-owners of Andia’s Ice Cream, are proud graduates of The Frozen Dessert Institute. Andia, a Grand Master Ice Cream Maker, continues to grow her knowledge through the North American Ice Cream Association, learning […]

Preeti Waas

Above all accolades and titles, Preeti Waas has always prioritized her role as a mother. Her North Raleigh restaurant, Cheeni Indian Food Emporium, is the recent brick-and-mortar realization of her former home bakery. Her latest location is a dream come true: all Preeti has ever wanted to do is feed people, keep her family close, and have a space […]

Matt Fern

Matt Fern opened (ish) delicatessen (well) after leaving Ashley Christensen’s restaurant group in 2016. The small little sandwich joint inside of a Person Street Pharmacy has been open since 2021 and plays around with classic deli fare as well as offering a bunch of off the-wall ideas. Dinner service started recently and the wine selection […]

David Ellis

David Ellis, a British chef from Stoke-On-Trent got his culinary start as a young cook on the restaurant and fine gastro pub scene in the English midlands, before moving on to run kitchens in France, Australia and New Zealand. After meeting his wife, Sam, a native North Carolinian, David moved to Raleigh. He began working […]

Mala Pata

Mala Pata: Heirloom Mexican corn. The team will be using the ancient process of nixtamalization to cook the corn and grind it in-house to make fresh masa for tortillas, tamales, and more. Expect skewers of grilled NC shrimp, mole chicken thighs, and pork belly al pastor served alongside scratch-made tortillas and fresh salsas. There will be […]

Kevin Cottrell

Located in Greensboro, NC, Machete is a New American restaurant helmed by Executive Chef/Co-Founder Kevin Cottrell and guided by the belief that food should inspire delight. Modern global plates and exciting cocktail and wine pairings are executed exactingly but without pretense and served with a healthy dose of playfulness, humor, and nostalgia. MACHETE comes by […]

Adé Carrena

Adé is a Chef and storyteller who specializes in Neo-West African cuisine. Her mission is to bridge cultural gaps, reimagine West African food and create safe spaces for an important conversation that inspire healing across the diaspora. Through her business Donou Cuisine, Adé has spent the last 5 years curating culinary experiences to highlight Black […]

Silver Iocovozzi

Silver Iocovozzi is the chef-owner of the James Beard Award-nominated Neng Jr.’s—Asheville, North Carolina’s only Filipinx restaurant and a New York Times and Bon Appetit Best Restaurant. A second generation Filipinx and lifelong Southern resident, Silver’s food celebrates a deep love for Filipinx cuisine, cooking with fire, the histories and foodways of barbecue in the […]

Aaron Franklin

Austin Texas based barbecue cook, grilling guy, restaurant owner, educator and MasterClass instructor. Aaron is a self taught bbq expert, who has quickly risen to be one of the most well known pit bosses in the barbecue world. He never cuts corners on choosing quality meats and spending the time it really takes to make […]

Ana Castro

Ana Castro was raised in Mexico City by her grandmother, who played a crucial part inher culinary development by awakening her curiosity about not only food’s sourcing and preparation, but by showing her that a meal, however simple, can bring people together and cure whatever ails the soul. After pursuing a formal culinary education, Ana […]