Participating Chefs

Enjoy the finest culinary experience in the Southeast.

Highlands Food & Wine is pleased to welcome renowned chefs from the Highlands-Cashiers area and beyond, along with first-class wineries and exceptional spirits. The 2023 festival weekend has been expertly curated with much-adored chefs, vintners, and spirits producers offering the finest culinary experience in the Southeast.

Grand Tasting

Thursday, November 9

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

Jeff Allen

Millers All Day

Taylor Montgomery

Urban Wren

Scott Franqueza

The Dining Room at High Hampton

Mark Alba

Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails

Ken Frazier

Woodside Bistro

Jake Stone

Salthouse Catering

Matt Weinstein

Oak Steakhouse Highlands

Rachel Lewicki

The Secret Garden

Danny Magliocca

Ristorante Paoletti

Truckin’

Friday, November 10

Kelsey-Hutchison Founders Park, Highlands, NC 28741

Jeff Allen

Millers All Day

Taylor Montgomery

Urban Wren

Brevard Pizza Works

Brevard Pizza Works

Brady Martin

Kinfolk

Kevin Ogren

Smasheville

Ron Jimenez

Tahini Jar

The Outpost Mobile Catering Kitchen

The Outpost

Jacky Cabler​

The Crafty Goat

Highlands Smokehouse

Main Event

Saturday, November 11

Main Street

Highlands Burrito

Highlands Burrito

Chocolate Heaven

The Chocolate Heaven Co

Joe Cash

Scoundrel

Ryan Bethea

Oysters Carolina

Matthew Dorough

Chestnut

Brian Crow

Corner Kitchen

Gordon Gibbs

Bun Intended

Derick Wade

The Darling

Joe DiMaio

Charleston Bay Gourmet

Masatomo “Masa” Hamaya

O-Ku Atlanta

Peter Dale

Maepole

Chef Jamie and Chef Greg

What the Fries

John Johnson

Four65 Woodfire Bistro + Bar

Owen McGlynn

Asheville Proper

Dung “Junior” Vo

NOKO Nashville

Brandon Carter

Common Thread

Terry Sargent

Grass VBQ Joint

Nick Dugan

Sorelle

A Generous Pour

Saturday, November 11

Highlands Performing Arts Center

Taylor Montgomery

Urban Wren

Shawn Kelly

Fork & Plough

Details Coming Soon

A Shot at Redemption

Sunday, November 12

Kelsey-Hutchinson Park

Hilary Lamont

Asheville Proper

Derick Wade

The Darling

Brian Paolina

Lucy's

Ashley Cannon

OAK Steakhouse Highlands

Chef Adé

Wa Mi Dounou

Gerald Hawkins

Wa Mi Dounou

Mark Bolchoz

Indaco Charleston

Jason Tardo

Half Mile Farm

Peter Dale

Maepole

Sam Hart (they/them)

Counter-

Rachel Lewicki

The Secret Garden