Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pure Craft

Check out Saturday’s Chef Demo with

Adam Evans of Craftbar – 10:00 am on 10/2
Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Chef Tom Colicchio. Oh, you’ve heard of him? Well, regardless of whether or not you’ve followed Chef Colicchio’s rise to fame, let’s just say that this internationally lauded chef doesn’t pick just anyone to lead his restaurants’ kitchens. We know for a fact that Adam Evans, Chef de Cuisine at Atlanta’s Craftbar, represents the best of Colicchio’s vision for American cuisine: fresh, simple, stunning.

It didn’t take Adam long to discover the beauty of carefully crafted food — he began at the source, as a boy growing up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, picking Muscat grapes in the backyard with his brother, peeling potatoes with his mother and catching fish to fry during summers at the lake.

Evans went on to hone his culinary skills at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, and with The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group in New Orleans. He widened his perspective and palate further through three months of travel in Europe, where he experienced the cuisines of London, Italy and France.

When Adam returned to the U.S., he moved to New York City and joined Colicchio’s Craft family. He worked his way through the line at Craft and was eventually promoted to sous chef in the New York location before he was selected to head up Atlanta’s outpost of Craftbar.

We’re glad to have Chef Evans back here in the South where he brings his dedication to quality ingredients and well-balance flavors to his role as Craftbar’s Chef de Cuisine. When he’s not in the kitchen, he enjoys fishing, golfing, watching college football and water skiing — And, lucky for us, he also enjoys leading delicious Chef Demos like the one coming up this Saturday — join us under the tent for a taste of Fall flavors!

- Jennifer Maley

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