Find a Local Group

 Photo: Chefs Collaborative Local Leaders together at the 2017 Summit in Atlanta.

Locals are the heart and soul of Chefs Collaborative. Locals promote Chefs Collaborative’s mission and principles through a range of Member-led activities, including: collaborative dinners and fundraisers, field trips to local food businesses, hands-on workshops, speaking events, and networking events.

Find a Local group near you

Explore the map below, and click on the icons or on the name below to connect with a Local near you.


Atlanta (ATL): Local Leaders chef Steven Satterfield (Miller Union) and pastry chef Ashley Auer (Cooks & Soldiers)

Boston (BOS): Local Leader chef Larry Leibowitz (Bambolina Restaurant and Kokeshi)

Charleston (CHS): Local Leader chef Kevin Getzewich (One Broad)

Charlotte (CLT): Local Leader chef Clark Barlowe (Heirloom Restaurant)

Columbia (CAE): Local Leader chef Kristian Niemi (Bourbon)

Denver (DEN): Local Leaders chefs Daniel Asher (River and Woods) & Kelly Whitaker (Basta, Cart-Driver)

Hudson Valley (HDV): Local Leader Stephen Mancini (Restaurant North)

Knoxville (KNX): Local Leaders chefs Drew McDonald (The Plaid Apron) & Dave Thomasson (Farm-to-Griddle Crepes)

Los Angeles (LAX): Local Leader chef Sammy Monsour (Preux and Proper)

New Hampshire (NHS): Local Leaders chefs Rob Martin (When Pigs Fly Pizzeria) & Brendan Vesey (Joinery Restaurant)

Ohio River Valley (ORV): Local Leaders chefs Justin Dean (Mad House Vinegar Co., Chefs Collaborative Board Member) & Stephen Williams (Bouquet Restaurant)

Philadelphia (PHL): Local Leader Shelby Zitelman (Soom Foods)

Rhode Island (RHI): Local Leaders chefs Jake Rojas (Tallulah’s Taqueria) & Derek Wagner (Nicks on Broadway, Chefs Collaborative Board Member)

Sarasota (SRQ): Local Leader chef Steve Phelps (Indigenous Restaurant) & Tracy Freeman (Edible Sarasota)

Western Massachusetts (WMA): Local Leaders chefs Andy J. Cox (Smith College) & Mary Reilly (Edible Pioneer Valley)


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