Get ready for the attack — the JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival!
Now in its fourth year, the festival brings together local tomato fans, chefs, farmers and mixologists for an afternoon that benefits Georgia Organics.
On Sunday, July 22nd, top Atlanta chefs and mixologists will create tomato dishes or cocktails using produce grown by regional farmers. Festival goers will get to snack and sip all the creations and then vote for their favorite.
There will also be live performances by The Spazmatics and local chef band Five Bone Rack.
This year’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will include 37 chefs, 12 mixologists and more than 30 farmers. Scroll down for a list of participating chefs and mixologists.
Tickets are now on sale and cost $60 per person ($50 for Georgia Organic members). Ticket prices go up to $70 on June 15th. Approximately 1,400 tickets will be available for the festival and may be purchased online by clicking here.
Last year’s event raised nearly $40,000 for Georgia Organics.
Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing Company
Tyler Williams of Abattoir
Gerry Klaskala of Aria
Andy Carson and Carla Tomasko of Bacchanalia — Won “Best Tasting Dish” in 2011
Shaun Doty of Bantam & Biddy
Todd Ginsberg of Bocado
Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe
Tandy Wilson of City House (in Nashville, TN)
Ryan Smith of Empire State South
Whitney Otawka of Farm 255
Terry Koval of Farm Burger
Harper McClure of The Federalist (in Washington D.C.)
Cooper Miller of The Feed Store
Christopher Schmidt of Floataway Café
Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria
Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s Full Service
Zeb Stevenson of Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Chris Hall of Local Three
Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
Donald Sargent of Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream — Won “Special Mention” in 2011
Drew Belline of No. 246
Adam Evans of The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist
Andrew Smith of Ormsby’s
Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn of The Porter
Hector Santiago of Pura Vida *Won “Best Presentation” in 2011
Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak and Krog Bar
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House — Won “Best Booth” in 2011
Ron Eyester of Rosebud and The Family Dog
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps
Jessica Hanners of Souper Jenny
Christopher Neff of Sprig
Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol — Won “People’s Choice for Best Tasting Dish” in 2011
Chris Marconi of West Egg Café
E.J. Hodgkinson of Woodfire Grill
Kevin Bragg of 4th& Swift
Ryan McLaughlin of Abattoir
Clay Webb of Bacchanalia
Kellie Thorn of Empire State South
Jarina Naone of Floataway Café
Jerry Slater and Callie Schlosser of H. Harper Station
Andy Minchow of Holeman & Finch Public House
Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist
Miles Macquarrie of Leon’s Full Service — Won “Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2011
Stuart White of Miller Union
Paul Calvert of Pura Vida — Won “People’s Choice for Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2011
Brian Stanger of Woodfire Grill