Nick Anderson, Chef de Cuisine of the much acclaimed Rathbun’s Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer Springer Mountain Farms; its Celebrate the Chef Award. This award has been presented to a select handful of chefs that demonstrate culinary excellence, consistency in the dining experience and a commitment to the local community.
“Chef Anderson’s combination of community involvement, support for our company’s high school culinary internship program and his passion for cooking elevated him from the competition,” said Dale Faunce, Marketing Director at Springer Mountain Farms. “He loves what he does and it truly shows in his dishes.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the folks at Springer Mountain Farms with this award,” said Anderson. “We started using their chicken because we know where it comes from and it tastes great, and the relationship has turned into a wonderful partnership where I’m able to get out of the kitchen and support the local community.”
Celebrate the Chef Award winners are provided valuable media opportunities from magazines to food festival appearances, and a customized television commercial that runs on local network stations. With program support, Anderson will soon realize a long-held dream of giving back when he hosts his own Friends of James Beard Dinner. This event will raise money to fund culinary scholarships, a perfect circle, as it was a Beard Scholarship that made it possible for Chef Nick to attend his alma mater: Johnson & Wales.
About the Celebrate the Chef Award:Each quarter, Springer Mountain Farms recognizes a local chef for culinary excellence with its Celebrate the Chef Award. Winners receive a number of valuable media opportunities, from magazines, food festival appearances and a customized television commercial that runs on local network stations. The criteria for selecting winning chefs includes culinary technique, innovation, quality of dining experience and community involvement. The coveted award is presented separately in five different markets: Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga and Savannah. Past winners include multiple James Beard Award winners such as Tandy Wilson, Todd Richards, Todd Ginsburg, Asha Gomez and Bruce Moffet. The Celebrate the Chef Award Program is one of several outreach programs sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms that aim to educate and increase awareness on the benefits of eating healthy and locally sourced food. If you are interested in learning more about the award program and how to get involved, please contact Dale Faunce at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706)778-5100.
About Springer Mountain Farms:Built on strong values and family farms, Springer Mountain Farms® is a Mt. Airy, Georgia-based poultry producer promising the healthiest, most flavorful and top quality chickens on the market. It is the first poultry company in America to be certified by the American Humane Association for the humane treatment of chickens. Springer Mountain Farms® chickens are raised on pesticide-free vegetarian diets without the use of antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. To learn more about Springer Mountain Farms®, visit m.springermountainfarms.com , connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SMFchicken, on Twitter @SMFchicken and on Instagram at @SMFchicken.