Monday, July 27, 2009

And the winner of the First Annual Atlanta's Hottest Chef Contest is...

Congratulations to French American Brasserie's Chef Stephen Sharp - Winner of the First Annual Atlanta's Hottest Chef Competition!

Wow, the voting was close, seriously close, with a couple chefs receiving a slew of last minute votes, but in the end, Chef Sharp won by a (well chiseled) nose! Thank you to everyone who voted and to all of our nominated chefs. I received an amazing 1500 votes - clearly we are a city that likes our chefs as hot as our food!

Oh so close behind Chef Sharp in the voting were Holy Taco's Robert Phalen and La Tavola's Craig Richards. Clearly these guys have some avid fans, too!

To celebrate Chef Sharp's big win, Adventurous Tastes and FAB are throwing a party on FAB's beautiful roof deck on Wednesday, August 5, starting at 7 pm! Come enjoy complimentary FAB appetizers and a cash bar serving your favorite adult beverages plus the signature drink of the night - a Bacardi Dragon Berry Lemonade. Come check out Chef Sharp for yourself and see what all the fuss is about!

If you haven't been to FAB before, you'll love the skyline views from its roof deck. If it rains, the party will go on indoors, so we can celebrate regardless of our fickle summer weather. I'll provide more details on the party and on Chef Sharp as I have them!

I look forward to a chance to meet other Atlanta foodies and Adventurous Tastes readers (and Chef Sharp of course) at the Atlanta's Hottest Chef party!

Come celebrate with us at 7 pm on Aug. 5!
French American Brasserie
30 Ivan Allan Jr. Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30308
404- 266-1440

Of course Chef Sharp is more than just a pretty face. Here's a little scoop on him:

Stephen Sharp, Executive Chef at French American Brasserie, began his culinary career in his grandmother's kitchen. He fondly remembers picking vegetables from his grandmother's garden and then learning to cook them in the kitchen. It was there, that Sharp developed an affinity for traditional Southern fare made with garden-fresh ingredients.

Sharp is an Atlanta native with more than thirteen years of experience in the world of culinary art. In 1999, he received a degree from Johnson and Wales University, and has worked in various fine dining establishments throughout the United States from Sunriver, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining the team at FAB, Sharp honed his culinary skills as the Executive Sous Chef at the Oceanaire Seafood Room, and Chef de Partie at the four star, four diamond rated Park 75 restaurant inside Atlanta's Four Season's Hotel.

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