We’re Not Just Whistlin’ Dixie: The South’s Beloved Cuisine Evolves

Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 10:00am

Event Info


$5; $3 for students; free for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty


Kendall College

900 N. North Branch Street





Culinary Historians of Chicago

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Renowned southern chef Kevin Gillespie has made a special trip north just to spread the gospel of Dixie cuisine to the Culinary Historians of Chicago. We invited Chef Kevin not only because he passionately honors the history and tradition of the South, but because he is also constantly evolving new dishes that fit seamlessly into the region's culture. Please join us as Chef Kevin explores the roots of his native Georgia cooking, from the plantations of the coast to the utilitarian kitchens of the mountains. He will also discuss the "new" South and how the region’s changing population is influencing the way people view cuisine. Chef Kevin will also share stories from his new cookbook, Fire in My Belly.

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s passion lies in incorporating fresh, organic, and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes at the acclaimed Woodfire Grill in Atlanta, where he is executive chef. He appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef and last year was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in the magazine’s listing of tomorrow’s brightest stars. He was also a semi-finalist for this year’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year” award at the James Beard Foundation.  
To reserve seats, please email your reservation to Culinary.Historians@gmail.com with your name and the number of people in your party.