Acheson is the author of the James Beard Award Winning cookbook A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen. Food & Wine named him Best New Chef in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Acheson is the chef/owner of several restaurants including 5&10 and The National in Athens; Empire State South and Spiller Park Coffee in Atlanta; and The Florence in Savannah.
His subsequent books Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks and The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruit were released in the spring of 2015.
This year’s Wine & Food Festival will feature an international theme. Interactive wine panels will focus on international winemakers and regions including Australia and Spain. Other notable panels will be “Women in Wine,” “Scions of Family Wineries” and “Globetrotting Winemakers.”
Panelists will be announced in early 2016. Tickets go on sale mid-January 2016 at Kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.
Photo courtesy of Kapalua Wine & Food Festival