Instagram is much more than just pretty pictures of food. There is a lot that goes into making the food look presentable and of course yummy. These five Atlanta chefs provide great insight and knowledge into the food world.
Virginia Willis (@virginiawillis)
Virginia is one of the most well-respected and popular voices in Southern cooking. She has produced multiple cookbooks that have established her as an award-winning food writer and blogger. She combines French cuisine and southern cooking to form a delicious masterpiece. Currently, she is on a press tour for her latest cookbook traveling the country.
Executive Chef Joey Ward (@Gunshowatl)
Chef Joey Ward’s passion stemmed from watching cook shows as a kid. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Ward came to the South to start his career. He began as a Sous Chef and worked his way up to executive chef. “Each day, my goal is to elevate the level of cuisine and service, bring a fresh approach to the finest, locally sourced ingredients and build lasting relationships with local farmers,” says Ward
Jarrett Stieber (@jarrettstieber)
Looking for some locally made foods with some leisurely dinning to go along? Eat Me Speak Me is a pop-up restaurant within a restaurant that Stieber started in 2014. The pop-up restaurants encase all things food, speakeasy, rock music, and word play.
Tami H. (@runwithtweezers)
Okay, so maybe she's not actually a chef. Tami is a food stylist living in Atlanta, Georgia. With all things food obsessed, she loves to blog about the food she makes for the people that she loves. Running with Tweezers was voted Best Blog in Atlanta by the AJC. Tami combined her love of food with her love of photography to create this blog. She has worked on several cookbooks, her most recent with Latin Chef Ingrid Hoffman. “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Jean Brillat-Savarin
Drew Belline (@drewbelline246)
Chef Drew Belline partnered with chef-owner Ford Fry to open No. 246, which is an Italian-inspired restaurant in Decatur. The unique name reflects the original plot of land that the restaurant resides on. No. 246 solely focuses around seasonal cooking composed of local, farm fresh ingredients, that utilize simple wood-fired cooking techniques.
Follow Split on Instagram here: instagram.com/split/
Split is a mobile app for diners and bar-goers that allows them to pre-order takeout and view, pay, and split their tabs from their smartphones; allowing them to dine on their own time. A portion of all proceeds payed through Split will be donated directly to Open Hand Atlanta.