Nashville's Rising Stars in the Kitchen
These six sous chefs represent the rising crop of talent currently coming up in the kitchens of Music City.
Written By: Erin Byers Murray
Photographers: Danielle Atkins
All too often, executive chefs get all the hype. But, while it’s usually one big name that makes it into the press, often it’s an entire team working in the kitchen, grinding it out, night after night—and they’re rarely given credit. So, the next time you swoon over a tangle of ethereal house made pasta, or Instagram that umami-laden swipe of puree on your plate, consider who might have put it there.
This town is teeming with talented sous chefs, who are, in the hierarchy of the kitchen, typically the second in command. These are the women and men putting in their time on the line in order to train and gain ground for their own exec chef post one day. Here, we pin down six of the city’s finest sous to learn more about the up-and-coming class of chefs who are currently ruling the back of the house.