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EATYALL: Chefs Tell the Story of Farmers

Sep 3, 2019

Pastry chefs want to bring their best ideas to life on their menus. But the prevailing competitive mindset across their industry often crushes collaboration and the sharing of ideas...which as our guests point out is a powerful source of inspiration. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this episode, Andy Chapman is joined by six guest pastry chefs who share how they cracked the collaboration code by taking a step back from competition and stepping into camaraderie at Eat Y’all Chef Camp. Each chef brings a fresh perspective, as they share insights and takeaways from their Eat Y’all Chef Camp experience in Asheville, NC. 

And if you think you know might have to think again after hearing what blew the chefs’ minds during their first-ever dairy farm tour compliments of The Dairy Alliance.

Plus, catch some sweet morsels like how a partnership between Chef Brittany Garrigus-Chetham and a local farmer in Alabama has allowed her to curate fresh new flavors and dishes, along with some tasty (and competitive) previews of the upcoming Sweetest Chefs pastry chef showcase coming up on September 9 in Ridgeland, MS. 

Among the guests in this week’s episode, you’ll hear from Brittany Garrigus-Chetham of Satterfield's Restaurant and Mark Christie of Bottega both in Birmingham, AL as well as Patty Clark from The Warehouse Bakery and Donuts in Fairhope, AL; Lennon Harrison from Voyager’s at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL; Brandi Dewrell of Small Cakes Cupcakery in Atlanta; and Ashley Bottoms from Clumpies Ice Cream Co. in Chattanooga, TN. 

To learn more about The Dairy Alliance, check out The Dairy Alliance is a nonprofit funded by dairy farm families of the Southeast. They work diligently with dairy farmers, retailers, schools, sports teams, health professionals, local organizations, state leaders, the media and the public to promote dairy foods and knowledge about the dairy industry to understand and advocate for the fact that dairy foods are a sustainable nutrition source that contains nine essential nutrients that are important for building strong bones and healthy bodies. Their efforts center in eight states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. 

The Eat Y’all Podcast is hosted by Andy Chapman, Chief Relationship Officer and founder of Eat Y’all. Eat Y’all serves as an advisor and referral resource to food farmers and artisan food makers to help them connect to chefs who are looking for better ingredients. Eat Y’all is the creator and host of Eat Y’all Chef Camps, an immersive, overnight experience for professional chefs who want to learn more about where their ingredients come from, want to discover new, better ingredients and rejuvenate in a collaborative environment with other like-minded chefs. To learn more about Eat Y’all or to get involved, visit