Anyone spending time in The South learns that New Yorkers hold a special place in the Damn Yankee hierarchy. Then there are Yankees like Tim Grandinetti, who remind us of the pitfalls of stereotyping. The chef at Winston-Salem’s Spring House Restaurant Kitchen & Bar moved to the area ten years ago, and couldn’t sound more appreciative of his new southern home.
Joy Turner has worked with some of the most lauded chefs in Charlotte. She now carries double titles of Catering Director and Head Catering Chef at Project 658. But ask her what she does for a living, Turner’s first response is “the farmer’s wife.”
Chef Geoff may go by his first name around here, but Bragg is all business when it comes to preparing students at the Community Culinary School of Charlotte for real life in the hospitality industry. As supervisor of the in-house café, he leads students through breakfast and lunch service and preparing heat-and-eat takeaway meals.
On a small road off Route 160, the greenhouses of Tega Hills Farm huddle amidst orange construction barrels and the onslaught of a new housing development across the street. Here Mindy Robinson shows off a few of the nine varieties of lettuce upon which she and husband Mark have built a reputation.
Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a personal relationship between you and the farmer. A number of Piedmont Culinary Guild farmers offer CSAs. The following PCG members have shared their info with us to share with you.