Hell’s Kitchen (almost) Winner and a Civil Rights Icon

Guests: Chef Jason Ellis of Buckhead Bottle Bar, GM Russell Clebert of Paschal’s, and Jan Trebley of DiningOut

Some topics covered: how to get the most out of your staff, protecting your brand and the farm to table concept.

Chef Jason Ellis

Chef Jason Ellis

has won some of the most prestigious awards in cooking, including the Connelly Cup Award for Best Dining Facility in the world in 1994, Military Icon Award, an Atlanta City Council proclamation and a Greenville, South Carolina City proclamation. Oh, and came in 5th on Hells’ Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsey. His creations are a blend of his Southern roots, neo-global expression, and classical European style. He apprenticed at Ristorante Bergamo with Nello Gigio and attended culinary school in Berlin, Germany. In 1995, he opened Greenville, South Carolina’s Southern Hospitality. Later he was the Sous Chef and Executive Chef of four and five star hotels and Executive Chef of the world-renowned 300 Atlanta.  His newest is Atlanta’s Buckhead Bottle Bar & Bistro. When Bottle Bar opened its doors, it quickly became the stylish spot to enjoy tasty bites, great cocktails, and entertainment by some of the city’s hottest DJ’s.

Paschal's

Paschal’s

In 1947, James and Robert Paschal opened a restaurant destined to become a Civil Rights icon. Paschal’s Restaurant has been THE ‘meeting place’ for notable entertainers, politicians, and business people. President Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aretha Franklin, and Dizzy Gillespie have all eaten there. In their new location, Paschal’s remains the life blood of a community. Paschal’s Restaurant is located in Downtown Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill Arts District and features southern specialties such as fried chicken (with Robert’s still secret recipe), smothered pork chops, braised short ribs, and their famous peach cobbler. General Manager Russell Clebert carries this tradition forward, bringing the old south back to today’s diners. Decorated with huge pictures of famous guests, the new location is a beautiful two story space not to be missed.

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