Find a Local Group


Chefs from the Denver/Boulder area recognized at the 2014 Sustainable Food Summit in Boulder, CO.

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 Leader chef Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)

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

Charleston (CHS): Local Leader chef Kevin Getzewich (Indaco)

Charlotte (CLT): Local Leader chefs Clark Barlowe (Heirloom Restaurant) & Kris Reid (Piedmont Culinary Guild)

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

Denver (DEN): Local Leaders chefs Daniel Asher (Edible Beats) & Kelly Whitaker (Basta, Cart-Driver)

Des Moines (DSM): Local Leader chef Brett McClavy (The Cheese Shop)

Ft Myers (FTM): Local Leader chef David Rashty (Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina), & Ken Ryan (Herban Gardens)

Hudson Valley (HDV): Local Leader Eric Gabrynowicz & 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 (Caliber & Dice)

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)

Palm Springs (PSP): Local Leader chef Justin Bailey (Sodexo)

Philadelphia (PHL): Local Leader Chazz Alberti (Deft and Delicious) & Joy Manning (Edible Philly)

Rhode Island (RHI): Local Leaders chefs Jake Rojas (Tallulah’s on Thames) & 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)

Stay tuned for more Locals coming soon!


Please contact Gina Kim, Membership Coordinator: