“Food is a story of where we are now. Each dish tells a story of an experience I’ve had. Either a meal, conversation with a farmer, a memory from childhood or how some encounter has inspired me to share these flavors with you.” Chef Corey McEntyre, head chef for our Farm to Table Dinner on June 11th, sat down and shared his passion for cooking and the importance of cooking local.
Chef Corey says that he initially became interested in pursing a career as a chef because of the meals and memories he shared with his own family. Now as he works on opening his own restaurant, MILO, and preparing pop up Farm to Table Dinners, like the one on June 11th, he wishes to share and help facilitate that same environment for the meals he prepares. He said about MILO “I view it as a means to be fed and to feed others. We will offer breakfast, lunch, catering, and pop up dinners throughout the year. I want it to be the place you sit down and have a conversation, laugh, and take time to be in the moment and to not rush off.”
Chef Corey’s passion for cooking local started in Nashville when a chef he was working for was locally focused and help established the foundation of looking for the flavors that are developed in your backyard. He says, “There is something special about getting to consume an ingredient in the environs that it was produced.”
Chef Corey sees every opportunity to cook for others as a way to “enhance someone’s moment”, and believe us when we say that dining with Chef Corey will be sure to do just that! Don’t miss your opportunity! Tickets for the first pop up Farm to Table Dinner are available until June 6th!