The 2017 schedule will be coming soon!
Taste of Atlanta features more than 90 of Atlanta's favorite restaurants. Along with craveable bites and bevs that are yours for the tasting, there is so much more to discover.
Watch Atlanta's top bartenders compete for the title of Taste of Atlanta's Best Bartender at the Barcraft Competition. Pick up grilling tips at the Grilling Stage. Join us at The Chef's Table to learn tips and techniques from Atlanta's top tastemakers. CNN's Holly Firfer will host The Kitchen Workshop sponsored by The Cook's Warehouse, where you can get step-by-step recipe instruction from amazing chefs.
At the Home Plate Stage, celebrated chefs inspire festival-goers of all ages to tie on an apron, gather around the kitchen counter and stir up some fun.
Haven't you always wanted VIP access? Now is your chance at Atlanta's must-do festival. Sip and savor what some of Atlanta's best restaurants, chefs and bartenders have to offer. There will be more than 100 of the best craft beers, along with an amazing selection of wine from around the world and bites from restaurants not found in the main festival. Thirsty for more? The city's hottest bartenders will be shaking and mixing craft cocktails under the Grand Tasting Experience tents.
The Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition
sponsored by George Dickel
Application coming soon.
This summer, Atlanta area bartenders will be invited to submit their entries into the Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition sponsored by George Dickel and Real Brands. The spirited schedule kicks-off with three quarter-final events at local restaurants prior to Taste of Atlanta. Join these talented finalists as they gather around the same bar to compete, have a drink and exchange ideas.
At the festival, each semi-finalist will dish out a George Dickel cocktail to a panel of judges and Grand Tasting Experience patrons on Saturday, October 21 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. This is your chance to watch, sample and rate the mouth-watering concoctions these four bartenders dream up as they compete for the top spot.
On Sunday, October 22, the top two finalists will be set to mix, muddle and shake on the Chef's Table stage. Once all drinks are crafted and the judges vote, one bartender will be crowned the 2017 Taste of Atlanta Best Bartender.
The USBG is a national and international network of bartenders and beverage professionals from every aspect of the beverage industry who come together to share their common interest: the craft of mixology. For information and to join the USBG Atlanta Chapter, visit www.USBG.org.
Pull up a seat, as Atlanta's hottest chefs lay all their cards on The Chef's Table. As each divulges their culinary journeys along with tips, techniques and tastes, guests have the unique opportunity to gain insight from these creative minds in an intimate setting.
Atlanta’s own Tom Sullivan returns as the host of The Chef’s Table. Tom is an Emmy nominated On Camera Television Host, Radio Personality and a Corporate Events Emcee with Fortune 500 companies and Charities. Tom has the ability to genuinely connect with the audience while keeping the chefs chatting and cooking at the same time. Tom also strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with countless charities during the year.
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Both skilled home cooks and those still learning to boil water are coached by renowned local chefs who provide step-by-step instruction in The Kitchen Workshop. Guests become students, as they roll up their sleeves for this hands-on cooking experience that has each class leaving with leftovers and a feather in their toque.
Taste of Atlanta welcomes Holly Firfer to the festival as host and emcee of The Kitchen Workshop. Holly is an Emmy nominated journalist who you have seen covering everything from hurricanes and floods to celebrity trials, campaign trails and sporting events for CNN. Holly is active in many charities and actively raises money for cancer research and animal shelters. She has also lent her efforts to the fight against autism and diabetes.
Holly is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of Northwestern University. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling with her husband Shawn and being a "mom" to their many animals.
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The city's top grill masters get fired up for the ultimate cookout on the Taste of Atlanta Grilling Stage. After learning to sear flavorful meats, baste with homemade barbecue sauce and even bake delicious desserts, festivalgoers walk away with some smoking recipes.
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Taste of Atlanta is proud to support Open Hand as the beneficiary of the Silent Auction. Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care™, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.
The Taste of Atlanta Silent Auction will be filled with unique merchandise and exclusive offers on entertainment and travel packages. 100% of the silent auction net proceeds will be donated to Cooking Matters.