So Many Neighborhoods, One Incredible Festival

Sept 25, 26 & 27, 2015


90+ Restaurants

This is your chance to sample them all! From the most innovative concepts to your favorite haunts, from international cuisine to under-the-radar eats.

4 Live Cooking Stages

4 Live Cooking Stages

Experience interactive seminars and cooking demos across two days on four stages. Each demo or class offers valuable cooking tips for attendees of all appetites.

The VIP Experience

The VIP Experience

The Food, Wine, Beer & Cocktail Experience. Enjoy samples of cocktails, more than 40 of the best craft beers and a selection of delicious wines from around the world.

2014 "Best Of" Winners


Meat Brawl - Drew Belline, No. 246
Taco Takedown - Escporpion
Sandwich Smackdown - Chai Pani
Fried Chicken Throwdown - EJ Hodgkinson, JCT. Kitchen


Best Taste: Article 14, Scallop with Roasted French Pumpkin Puree & Pumpkin Seed
Best Presentation: Makan
Best Dessert: Righteous 'Que's Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie
Best Décor: Jim N Nick's Bar-B-Q
People's Choice: Café Intermezzo


Best Taste: Rosebud's Lobster Grits
Best Presentation: Chai Pani
Best Dessert: Sugar Shack's Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bar
Best Décor: Milton's Cuisine
People's Choice: Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

2014 Schedule

Saturday, Oct 25
Sunday, Oct 26

Meat Brawl

12:00  Throwdown Tent

Chef Linda Harrell of Cibo E Beve vs. Chef Drew Belline of No. 246 vs. Chef Ron Eyester of Timone's

Grate Expectations

12:30  Big Green Egg

"Food Network Star" contestant Linkie Marais is taking the kitchen outside to show you the flexibility and versatility of cooking methods that make the Big Green Egg truly sizzle.

Battle of the Burbs

12:30  The Chef's Table

There's a clash across kitchens as restaurants from two of Atlanta's northern burbs gather for a friendly neighborhood rivalry.

Sunrise Scoop

12:30  Family Food Zone

You'll scream to meet Retro Rad Television Chef Emily Ellyn, as she whips up the winning recipe from "Cooking Makes Moments To Melt For: The Ice Cream For Breakfast Recipe Contest."

Wok Shop

12:45  The Kitchen Workshop

Learn the right way to wok and get dinner on the table in a flash with this high-heat, quick cooking method.

Good For You Grilling

1:30  Big Green Egg

Leave your waistline worries behind, as one local chef pumps up the flavor of food with fire, not fat.

Sweet Retreats

1:45  Family Food Zone

Marvel at sugar, spice and everything nice, as a local gingerbread-making maven shows you how to make an edible abode.

From the Ground Up

1:45  The Chef's Table

Whether you take it with cream or steam, this segment is sure to perk you up as expert Atlanta coffee fiends spill the beans on at-home brewing.

Hook, Line and Sinker

2:00  The Kitchen Workshop

Reel in a fresh shellfish supper and get schooled on sustainable seafood with this former "Chopped" champion.

Scales Back the Calories, Not the Taste

2:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

You can now enjoy your favorite cocktails without all the sugar, carbohydrates and sodium! Now that's worth celebrating! Cheers!

Power Your Breakfast with Peanut Butter

2:30  Family Food Zone

Southern Peanut Growers

Thanksgiving on the Grill

2:30  Big Green Egg

Talk - and taste - turkey with a top grilling guru!

Hop City

3:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

Come one, come all, see the amazing! the magnificent! Hop City's Chris Reid and his extra-ordinary powers of drinking prediction. Chris will tell you your drinking fortune, and maybe give you some life tips as well. Chris Reid brings years of industry experience and a little bit of psychology to the table for a truly unique view on how to drink.

Ravishing Radishes

3:30  Family Food Zone

Celebrate Farm to School Month by taking a bite out of this ruddy root vegetable.

Shop Like a Chef

3:30  The Chef's Table

Explore local culinary haunts through the eyes of the chefs who frequent them, as you gather insider tips to stock your home kitchen with seafood, meats, produce and more.

Crescent City Classics

3:30  The Kitchen Workshop

Laissez les bons temps rouler, as one local chef adds some spice to your life with his traditional jambalaya.

Sandwich Smackdown

3:30  Throwdown Tent

Southbound vs Chai Pani

Sweet on Sausage

3:30  Big Green Egg

Satisfy both your sweet and savory sides with homemade chicken sausage and juicy grilled fruit.

Entertaining for the Holidays

4:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

Palmetto Cheese presents recipes for beer cheese dip with pretzels, a Christmas Palmetto Cheese ring and more.

New and Noteworthy

4:15  The Chef's Table

Rub elbows and clink glasses with the chefs behind Atlanta's newest dining destinations. No reservation needed.

On the Sauce

4:30  Big Green Egg

Get grilling with Firebud Brands' all-natural, gluten-free succulent sauces.

Dream Chef Atlanta

4:45  Family Food Zone

Three high school chefs-in-training will square off against each other to create delish dishes for a panel of kid judges.

The Basics to Bon Appetit

5:00  The Kitchen Workshop

Pepper your kitchen with a taste of France as you learn to prepare the crème de la crème version of the bistro classic, French onion soup.

Baking and Egg

5:30  Big Green Egg

Join celebrity television Chef Emily Ellyn, as her Retro Rad recipe really takes the cake!

Naturally Fresh® Healthy Eating with Protein Salads

5:45  Family Food Zone

Naturally Fresh® products are known for being delicious, refrigerated dressings you can enjoy, including sauces, dips, marinades and more that bring rich, great taste to your table. If you haven't tried them yet, you don't know what you're missing!

Taco Takedown

12:00  Throwdown Tent

Mi Cocina vs. Escorpion

Hungry for Success: Atlanta Chefs to Watch

12:15  The Chef's Table

Meet three local chefs cooking up a storm just under the radar who we predict will soon be in Atlanta's vibrant culinary limelight.

BravoTV Top Chef Season 10 Champion

12:30  The Kitchen Workshop

The Secret's In the Sauce

Georgia Grown Goodness with Georgia SHAPE

12:30  Family Food Zone

By using fresh, local apples and sweet potatoes (both in season) with a touch of light cream cheese Chef Holly will create a slightly sweet fall treat that is easy to prepare for the whole family. Join Chef Holly Chute and the Georgia Shape team during this fun cooking demo, then stop by the Georgia Shape booth to talk with physical activity and nutrition experts!

Grate Expectations

12:30  Big Green Egg

"Food Network Star" contestant Linkie Marais is taking the kitchen outside to show you the flexibility and versatility of cooking methods that make the Big Green Egg truly sizzle.

Rethinking Your Pretzel - A Healthier Way to Snack

1:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

Pretzel Crisps will be sharing their full Pretzel Crisps Deli Line and sharing tips and tricks on how to snack healthier.

Stick to Your Ribs

1:30  Big Green Egg

Master making classic spare ribs with one of Atlanta's best BBQ joints.

Gospel Brunch

1:30  The Chef's Table

Raise your hands as legendary blues singer Francine Reed raises her voice alongside Taste of Atlanta chefs for a joyous brunch. Hallelujah!

Tunisian Turnovers

1:45  The Kitchen Workshop

Don't miss the chance to learn how to make the exotically flavored, simple and versatile Tunisia Brik.

The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon

1:45  Family Food Zone

As a registered dietician, cookbook author and culinary savant, Carolyn O'Neil will guide you through preparing her savory Sweet Pea Crostini.

America’s Native Spirit

2:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

A discussion of the history of spirit production in the U.S. with an emphasis on Bourbon Whiskey.

Eggceptional Egging - More Than Just Steaks and the Egg

2:30  Big Green Egg

Take the Big Green Egg grilling and beyond, as Chef and the Fatman whip up a savory tart featuring Duke's Mayonnaise.

Barcraft Competition Finals

2:45  The Chef's Table

Join us for the final shakeup, as top bartenders compete for the title of Taste of Atlanta's Best Bartender. [[a href="barcraft.php"]]Learn more here.[[/a]]

Frozen Pints

3:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

Frozen Pints uses the finest craft beers and freshest local ingredients to bring you flavor combinations you’ve never experienced before.

Cooking with Craft

3:00  The Kitchen Workshop

Drink your craft brews and eat them too, as one local chef reveals a unique recipe ideal for the beer-loving bunch.

Fun and Fresh Foods with Lizzie Marie

3:00  Family Food Zone

Gather the whole family in the kitchen as teenage chef sensation Lizzie Marie inspires you to make a fun, fresh meal!

Fried Chicken Face-Off

3:30  Throwdown Tent

Chef EJ Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen vs. Chef Zachary Marcoux of The Bishop vs. Chef Kojahra Thompson of Max's Wine Dive

Cooking Georgia Fall Vegetables

3:30  Big Green Egg

Tell the meat to move over, as you learn to grill craveable, Georgia-grown vegetables.

Hop City

4:00  VIP Speaker's Corner

Chris Reid returns with his powers of beverage prognostication.

Tip Top Crepe

4:15  The Kitchen Workshop

Learn to make a better batter for sensationally sweet, authentic French crepes with The Cook's Warehouse!

Peanut Butter with a Purpose

4:15  Family Food Zone

Join local organization STOP SAM to spread the word on peanut butter's kitchen potential and how you can help save lives, one jar at a time.

Southern Comfort

4:45  The Chef's Table

Y'all listen up and make room for a meal like mama used to make, as our chefs whip up some good old southern cooking.

Coming Soon!

After successfully serving up the city's best fare for more than a decade, Taste of Atlanta is back with bigger features and bolder flavors in its 13th year! The legendary three-day food festival returns to Midtown at Tech Square Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2014.

This year's event takes festival-goers on a culinary adventure through the city's many diverse neighborhoods by featuring the chefs and restaurants that give these communities their true personality and flavor.

Food lovers of all ages are invited to join Taste of Atlanta this October in celebrating the dynamic energy and variety of the local restaurant scene while savoring what makes the city the food capital of the South! Festival tickets go on sale Friday, July 11.

Friday Night Kick-Off Party

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Friday Night Kick-Off Party Fire up the weekend with Taste of Atlanta's renowned chefs including Chef Host Ron Eyester, Ford Fry, Kevin Rathbun and many others for Atlanta's most celebrated Salute to Atlanta Chefs Kick-off Party! Enjoy live music, cold beer, wine, cocktails and the best bites in the city.

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Ford Fry

Ford Fry

Owner & Executive Chef

JCT. Kitchen

DREW van Leuvan

Kristen Kish

Season 10 Champion

Bravo's Top Chef

HOLLY Firfer

HOLLY Firfer

Emmy Nominated


MARA Davis

MARA Davis


Atlanta Eats

RON Eyester

RON Eyester

Owner & Executive Chef

Rosebud & The Family Dog

TOM Sullivan

TOM Sullivan

Host & Emcee

The Chef's Table

Meherwan Irani

Meherwan Irani

Owner & Executive Chef

Chai Pani

SUZANNE Vizethann

SUZANNE Vizethann

Owner & Executive Chef

Buttermilk Kitchen

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Jay Swift

Owner & Executive Chef

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